Namaste from HemaVeda,
Ayurveda the science of life has its foundation built from thousands of years. Foundation build with Herbs, Spices, Food and Life balance. Following an Ayurvedic Lifestyle by making few changes in your eating habits, can make a huge difference in the Health and Wellness of an individual. Let’s focus on one of the pillars in Ayurveda- The Spices.
The ginger spice comes from the roots of the plant. Ginger is native to warmer parts of Asia, such as China, Japan, and India, but now is grown in parts of South American and Africa. It is also now grown in the Middle East to use as medicine and with food.
Importance of Spices
Ayurveda reminds us in every way to use and enjoy different spices in our daily diet.
Spices are the most prominent part of food. They have incredible health benefits like-
- They not only provide nourishment but also make the food palatable and help to accentuate the flavor.
- They help in digestion and assimilation of food.
- They also help profoundly in absorption of nutrients.
- If a food item is heavy to digest like most of the animal products, spices help to make them light and easy for digestion and absorption.
Ginger tea with honey
This delicious warm herbal tea is great for relief of cough, cold and sinus infections
- Fresh Ginger root 1/2 inch – Grated or mashed with the juices intact
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 4 cups of water
- Boil 4 cups water and put the freshly grated ginger root to it
- Let the water boil with the ginger root on a low flame until 1 cup remains
- Strain the water in a cup
- When warm, add the honey and enjoy this tea before meals.
This tea can be consumed 2-3 times a day in cough, cold and sinus infections.
Benefits and Uses of Ginger:
- Tastes and qualities – Fresh Ginger Root
- Ginger root is primarily pungent in taste
- It is light on digestion
- It is drying in nature
- It undergoes sweet taste after digestion
- It is hot in potency
- Ginger has the capacity to increase the digestive strength and also helps in indigestion.
- Digestion- It proves beneficial in digestive disorders like loss of appetite, nausea and for abdominal pain and bloating
- Ginger root helps balance the kapha dosha and also works well in Vata dosha imbalance
- Good for the Immune System
- Analgesic (relieves pain)
- Ginger root works well in relieving anorexia (loss of appetite)
- It is beneficial for people with productive cough and asthma
- Works great in cough and cold, sinus infections
- It helps in relieving constipation and bloating, colicky abdominal pain
- Ginger root works well in inflammatory conditions and help relieve edema
- Also helps in hiccups and relieves vomiting and nausea