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     FOREVER Shunthi( dry ginger)

Zinziber officinale

 

Sanskrit

:

Shunthi

Latin name

:

Zinziber officinale

Family

:

Zinziberaceae

 

Ayurvedic Pharmacodynamic properties:

Rasa

:

Katu (pungent)

Guna

:

Laghu (light), Snigdha (unctous)

Virya

:

Ushna (hot)

Vipaka

:

Madhura (sweet)

Doshakarma

:

Kapha - Vata Shamaka (alleviate K and V Dosha)

Useful parts

:

Tuberous roots

Medicinal uses

:

It is pungent in taste, digestent, appetizer, antipoisonous. It is used for abdominal pain, anorexia, heart diseases, oedema, indigestion, arthritis, atonic dyspepsia, bleeding, cancer, chest congestion, chicken pox, cholera, chronic bronchitis, cold extremities, colic, colitis, common cold, cough, cystic fibrosis, diarrhoea, difficulty in breathing, dropsy, fever, flatulence, indigestion, disorders of gallbladder, hyperacidity, hypercholesterolemia, hyperglycemia, indigestion, morning sickness, nausea, rheumatism, sore throat, throat ache, stomach ache and vomiting. Ginger form an important constituent of many Ayurvedic formulations.

Dose

:

Swarasa (juice) 5-10 ml; Churna (powder) 250 mg to 1 gm.

Important formulations

:

Panchaka Churna, Samasharkara Churna, Ardraka Khanda

  Home remedies:

  1. In indigestion, its Swarasa 5 ml. along with Nimbu Juice 5 ml and Rock salt 200 mg, should be taken.
  2.  In dry cough, its small roasted pieces should be kept in mouth and sucked their juice.
  3. In joint disorders, its powder 1gm along with Ashwagandha Churna 4 gm should be taken.

 
Summary:

Ginger is an important ayurvedic herb. It is also used as home remedy in India. It is evaluated for its various properties and results of those studies suggest that ginger possess antispasmodic effect, anti ulcer activity, and also acts against cytotoxicity. One research team has suggested that it is effectve in alzheimer's disease due to its neuroprotectivity. It is also proved as safe and efficacious food supplement. It is also evaluated with positive results as herbal antiinflammatory drugs in the treatment of painful osteoarthritis and chronic lower back pain.

Other research team has suggested that helicobacter pylori has been identified as a major ulcerogen in addition to oxidative stress and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Ginger has the properties to Inhibition of gastric H+, K+-ATPase and Helicobacter pylori growth. This study also indicate the inhibition of lipid peroxidation and strong antioxidative properties of ginger.


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