Use Ginger for Digestive Disorders

Ginger is warm medicinal herb native to India. Its botanical name is Zingiberis officinale roscoe. This medicinal herb is available in fresh and dried form. The dried ginger powder is known as Shunthi or Sonth in Hindi. Ginger is pungent, bitter and hot in nature. It pacifies Vata, Kapha and aggravates pitta dosha.


This medicinal herb is very useful in treating digestive and respiratory disorders. Ginger cures various digestive disorders as it has carminative, diaphoretic, digestive and stimulant properties. When it is taken with rock salt it helps to reduce Vayu (wind) inside body and cures gas. Trikatu powder which is prepared by mixing dry ginger powder, black pepper and long pepper is useful in treating digestive p

Vernacular names of Ginger

Sanskrit: Ardraka, Katubhadra, Sringavera
English: Ginger
Hindi: Adarak, Adarakh, Bengali: Ada, Marathi: Ala, Kannada: Alla, Gujrati: Adun, Tamil: Inli

Ginger remedies to treating digestion problems

Here are few remedies that can done at home using Ginger for curing Digestive problems such as indigestion, anorexia, excess bile, nausea, vomiting etc.

  • Indigestion and low appetite
    Take equal parts of ginger juice with lemon juice and rock salt just before meals. It will cure indigestion and improves appetite.
    Or you can take dry ginger powder with ghee or hot water. 
  • Biliousness
    Biliousness or excessive bile means impaired digestion, abdominal pain, constipation, and excessive gas. For treating this condition, take ginger juice and boil in cow’s milk till volume reduces to half, add misri and take before sleep.
  • Nausea and vomiting
    Take ginger juice with onion juice.
  • Treating diarrhoea due to indigestion using Ginger
    Take quarter teaspoonful of ginger juice or sonth with rock salt.
  • Various digestive disorders
    Prepare a powder by mixing powder of Sonth (5 grams), Ajwain (5 grams), Kali mirch (5 grams), Kala Namak (2 grams), ela (2 grams) and Sugar (2 grams). Take this powder after meals to cure digestive disorders.
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