Rachelle Chandraan
Dec 5, 2014

Ginger has been used for more than 5000 years for cooking and as a medicine in many Asian countries because of its potent benefits. It is currently one of the most widely used herbs worldwide. According to ayurvedic traditions, ginger is considered to be the most ‘sattvic’ of spices and is one of the most essential herbs. It is considered Katu-rasam (bitter taste), Ushna-veeryam (hot potency), Vata-kapha-har-prabhavam (blemish correcting effect on air and phlegm), Katu-vipakam (pungent after-effect), Laghu-snigdha-gunam (mild and unctuous property) and is valuable as a suppressant and remedy for ‘Kapha and Vatta’ disorders.

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