Ginger is the most valuable herb in ayurvedic system. Ginger increases Pitta dosha in body and decreases Kapha and Vatta dosha. Ginger is also called bitter tonic, excellent herb to improve digestion. If a person eats little raw ginger with sea salt before lunch or dinner his digestion improves and can be free from many digestive aliments.Traditional ayurvedic texts recommend ginger for use for joint pain, motion or airsickness and clearing the microcirculatory channels to facilitate absorption of nutrients and better elimination of wastes.
Where will you get such a cheap herb of such great importance other than “Ayurveda”
The best way to include ginger in your diet is to add a slice of ginger in your morning tea, its stimulates your digestive system and also stimulates your taste buds. Another way of having ginger is to boil a little piece of ginger in a liter of water and boil it for 5 minutes, cool the water and you can drink that water throughout your day. Ginger can also be used in your daily cooking recipe as a condiment and spice which will increase taste of your food with its benefitting properties.
Ginger must be avoided by persons having gastric disturbance like acidity, gastritis or gastric and duodenal ulcers as ginger is bitter it irritates the gastric mucosa.
As a person gets old he should regularly in take ginger in his diet because ginger is a cheap medicine which can give a healthy physiology to old age people and can bay off many old age diseases.