Properties of Ginger
Taste: Katu (pungent)
Quality: Ruksa (dry) and laghu (light)
Potency: Ushna (warm)
Post-digestive effect: Katu (pungent)
Medicinal Properties of Tulasyadi phanta:
The synonym of ginger is vishwabheshaja (vishwa means world, and bheshaja means medicine). Ginger helps to eliminate ama (or toxins) from the body, which is considered the prime cause of all diseases according to Ayurveda. It is very beneficial in poor appetite, low digestive fire, arthritis, asthma, bronchitis, cough, and many other diseases.
Ginger slices play an active role in balancing kapha and vata dosha, and increasing pitta. This recipe is thus an excellent remedy for increasing digestive fire and appetite.
- * Fresh ginger 100 grams
- * Green chilies 2-3, cut into long pieces
- * Lemon juice 1 teaspoon
- * Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon
- * Salt according to taste
Peel a fresh ginger and cut it into long slices. Add chillies, cumin seeds, lemon juice and salt to them. Store all the ingredients in a glass jar. Keep this jar in sunlight for two days during summers, and for three to four days during winters. You will notice that the ginger slices turn red.
Method of eating:
Chew three to four slices before meals. Using this recipe regularly will stimulate your taste buds and cleanse the accumulated ama, thus increasing your appetite. You may also eat it with meals. Pitta persons should eat it in a moderate quantity.
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