Published By: Nirtika Pandita

The various health benefits of dry ginger

Packed with powerful healing powers, it is best home remedy

Dried ginger or Sonth as it is called in the Indian spice dictionary is as an essential spice in cooking as it is for good health. A dried-out version of fresh ginger, it contains nutrients that are good for the healthy functioning of the body. With dry ginger, it is the fresh rhizomes of the ginger that get packed in it and help rejuvenate the body. It can be added to vegetables and curries while cooking or boiled in water, there is no one way of consuming dry ginger. Here are a few health benefits of dry ginger that can help make an informed decision.

Helps lower cholesterol level

According to various scientific research, it has been proven that dry ginger helps in lowering the total cholesterol level of the body as well as the triglyceride levels. In fact, there have been studies done all over the world that have come to show a significant reduction in cholesterol generators in the body on the consumption of dry ginger powder per day.

Helps in rectifying indigestion in the body

One of the greatest effects of dry ginger is that it helps the body in releasing discomfort from the stomach by regulating the bowel system. In general, the problem of indigestion and constipation leaves the body with a lot of problems that affect daily life. If the stomach is not clear of the food from yesterday it becomes the cause of irritation as well as a foggy mind. And ginger has been proven to be a great stomach regulator since ancient times so consumption of dry ginger only aids in keeping it healthy.

Nausea and morning sickness

Dry ginger has been advocated as a great agent of various pain reliefs. Among the many discomforts that dry ginger can give rescue from, it is especially effective in defying the symptoms of nausea and morning sickness in pregnant women. Consuming even half a teaspoon of dry ginger powder mixed with honey and warm water will give relief from such symptoms.

Packed with medicinal properties of gingerol

There is no denying the fact that ginger has in fact been an integral part of cooking as well as medicinal. While it is effective in adding good digestion and great bowel movement, it is at the same time a great medicine for fighting the flu and common cold. All due to the main bioactive compound in ginger called gingerol, which has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.