🍁Dry ginger or Shunthi is also called vishvabhejhaj (universal medicine) due its many uses.
🙂 It is a natural pain killer, used in Ayurveda to relieve all types of pain including abdominal colicky pain, joint pain, headaches and menstrual pain as it balances vata dosha in body.
🍁It balance vata and kapha dosha in body.
🤔What is the difference between fresh ginger and sonth?
👉Fresh ginger is dry🍁 and hot🔥 in nature, it should not be used for a long time👍. On the other hand, dry ginger is hotter but snigdha (oily) in nature it can be used for long time.👌
👉Fresh ginger is useful in constipation while dry ginger is absorbent and useful in IBS (Irritable bowel syndrome) and diarrhoea.
👉 Excess of fresh ginger causes dryness and throat irritation.
👉 Dry ginger acts deep on tissue level and is fast in action .
🤔What are the uses of dry ginger powder?
✅It improves digestion, used in bloating, colic pain, acidity – add it in vegetables, in buttermilk or have it with amla powder.
✅Relives swelling, pain in joints, stiffness, rheumatoid arthritis – consume it, massage with til oil + shunthi.
✅It is good for your heart.
✅Good for liver.
✅Useful in anemia, jaundice – have shunthi with jaggery.
✅Helps in relieving pain during periods- take it with ajwain and jaggery.
✅Piles- shunthi with jaggery
✅Toothache – apply paste of shunthi.
✅Obesity – boil Jeera, shunthi in one glass of water till it remains 1/4, drink it in morning empty stomach .
✅It is useful in respiratory disorders.
✅Headaches -apply its paste on forehead.
🌞What should be its dose? 🤔
Ideally you should consume sonth between 250 mg – 1gm, depending on the severity of the health issue or consume as directed by the vaidhya .