Ginger is a very well-known spice. It is used in almost all cuisines around the world. Texts of Ayurveda immensely price the medicinal properties of ginger. Ginger is used in two forms- raw or dry. Raw ginger is called “Aardraka” and dry ginger is called “Shunti”.
Dry Ginger is light to digest and increases moistness of tissues. Raw ginger is heavy to digest and increases water absorption from digestive tract. This process causes dryness of tissues. It is hot to taste (katu rasa). Dry ginger attains sweetness (madhura rasa) after digestion but raw ginger retains the hot taste even after digestion.
Ayurveda Health Benefits of Ginger:
CAUTION: Ginger should not be used in skin diseases, anaemia, urine retention or burning micturition, skin rashes, wounds or in fever. It should not be used in summer and autumn.
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