Ginger Root {Zingiber Officinale}

In Ayurveda ginger root is referred to as either:

  1. Shunthi Nagara(dry)
  2. Ardaka (fresh)


Pacifies Kapha and Vata 

Ayurvedic Characteristics and Uses

  1. Effect on doshas – Decreases or pacifies Vata and Kapha, can aggravate Pitta in excess
  2. Taste or rasa – pungent (fresh), sweet (dry)
  3. Energetics: Heating
  4. Main action – stimulates agni, aphrodisiac, carminative, diaphoretic, digestive, expectorant, stimulant.
  5. Other Uses – Promotes a healthy appetite and digestion, helps calm upset stomach, helps with flatulence and menstrual cramps, colic, vomiting, indigestion, colds, cough, asthma, congestive conditions.


Modern Research

  1. Ease Motion Sickness, Anti-arthritic, Helps in Asthma, Anticancer, Migraine
  2. Helps in Heart Attack & Stroke, Anti-inflammatory, Analgesic, Antioxidant, Antispasmodic, Muscle Relaxant, Vasodilator