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Benefits of Ginger (Adrak) And Its Side Effects

The primary benefit of Shankhpushpi is that it is a brain tonic and improves memory and intellect. Besides that it can be used to treat epilepsy and headache. It also controls vomiting and helps to cure diabetes.

Benefits of Ginger (Adrak) And Its Side Effects

Table of Content

Ginger (Adrak)
Nutritional Value of Ginger (Adrak)
Health Benefits of Ginger (Adrak)
Anti-inflammatory and Analgesic
Treats Diarrhoea
Treats Flatulence
Prevents Cancer
Increases Sweating
Increases Sexual Activity
Eases Period Cramps
Reduces Nausea
Uses of Ginger (Adrak)
Side-Effects & Allergies of Ginger (Adrak)
Cultivation of Ginger (Adrak)

Ginger (Adrak)

Ginger has multifarious uses. It is cooking ingredient that adds a sharp aromatic flavour, its strong smell is used in making perfumes and it contributes heavily as a remedy for various ailments too. There is a common misconception about ginger being a root as it grows below the ground. In actuality it is the stem of the ginger plant. These types of underground stems are called rhizomes. Its scientific name is Zingiber Officinale. The scientific name is believed to have been derived from its Sanskrit name – Singabera (horn shaped). The fleshy part of ginger can be of three colours, yellow, white or red depending upon its variety. It is covered in a light brown skin which might have stripes on it. The taste of ginger is pungent and hot. Ginger has made its way to the FDA’s list of generally safe foods.

Nutritional Value of Ginger (Adrak)

Ginger has gained a reputation as an extremely nutritional spice and this makes it more suitable for its remedial role. 100g of fresh ginger has 79 calories, 17.86g of carbohydrate, 3.6g of dietary fibre, 3.57g of protein, 14mg sodium, 1.15g of iron, 7.7mg of vitamin c, 33mg of potassium and no sugar. It is power pack of nature’s goodness. Apart from this, ginger also has vitamin B6, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, folate, riboflavin and niacin.

Health Benefits of Ginger (Adrak)

Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Ginger (Adrak)
Health Benefits of Ginger (Adrak)

Anti-inflammatory and Analgesic

Ginger contains various beneficial compounds that are called gingerols which work miracles in reducing pain and swelling. These compounds supress chemokines and cytokines which are the compounds that causes inflammation. Hence ginger kills the cause of inflammation in its roots. It not only works to prevent pain and inflammation, but also cures it.

Treats Diarrhoea

Ginger prevents stomach spasm. These spasms are a major cause for diarrhoea. This remedy was known to the ancient Chinese for ages. The Chinese would give ginger powder to those suffering from diarrhoea and the scientists today validate this property and function of ginger.

Treats Flatulence

Gas formation in the body is a natural phenomenon. But when it happens in excess, it becomes a matter of concern. Excess gas formation is known as flatulence and it causes pain and discomfort. Ginger being an amazing carminative agent helps release this excess gas and prevents further accumulation. This way ginger prevents any damage to the delicate organs in the upper torso that may happen due to the excess gas pushing upwards from the stomach.

Prevents Cancer

Ginger has one of the most important attributes among all other plants- cancer preventive. Gingerols, the compounds which makes ginger an effective anti-inflammatory also helps in reducing cancerous activities in the colon. Such activities lead to cancer of the colon and the rectum. Ginger is the gastrointestinal systems best friend and helps it in many ways and this being the most important benefit. Recent studies have also revealed that it prevents the growth of ovarian cancer cells and reduces tumours without affecting the surrounding healthy cells.

Increases Sweating

Who likes to sweat? But after reading this you will surely want to sweat whether you like it or not. Sweating detoxifies your body. It cleans your pores and carries out your bodily toxins along with it. It also contains an anti-germ compound called dermicidin that has been seen to be effective in reducing bacterial and viral infections. A person who sweats regularly develops a protective layer of this compound on their skin.

Increases Sexual Activity

Ginger for ages has been used as an aphrodisiac. It works well to arouse sexual desires and enhance such activities. Its aroma helps in making sexual contacts. As ginger increases blood circulation, sexual urges are increased and this enhances sexual activities.

Eases Period Cramps

Ginger reduces the level of prostaglandin hormone that function as chemical messengers. This hormone is responsible for bringing about cramps, pains and fevers in the body. Menstrual cramps too are caused by this prostaglandin hormone being present in the blood. Hence chewing on ginger helps reduce period cramps.

Reduces Nausea

Nausea is a problem commonly associated with pregnancy, travelling especially in winding roads for those who suffer from motion sickness and patients undergoing chemotherapy. Ginger soothes body functions specifically in the gut. It also helps increase the speed of absorption of the food. This makes it effective against nausea without having any side effects.

Uses of Ginger (Adrak)

Ginger is a spice that all cuisines swear by. Its long list of health benefits is a big reason why this hot pungent herb has been used in cooking for ages and across borders. Ginger has also been seen to reduce dandruff which again is an important use of it.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Ginger (Adrak)

Ginger is generally a safe food but taking it in excess could cause acid reflux, irritate the mouth or even start diarrhoea. Pregnant women, those with gallstones or problems with blood clotting should avoid taking ginger in excess.

Cultivation of Ginger (Adrak)

Ginger has been first mentioned by Confucius in his writings in the 5th century BC. It is believed that this beneficial stem is a native of south-eastern Asia. India and China have used ginger in food and medicine since ancient times. It was introduced to the west by traders and through conquests and colonization of various parts of the world which exchanged cultures and exposed them to new things. Ginger needs 8 to 10 months to mature for being harvested. It grows best in a well-drained soil and in a warm and humid climate.

Popular Questions & Answers

I feel constant pain in my cheekbones, teeth, forehead. The pain usually gets stronger when I lean forward and I feel too much pressure on my face and forehead. I am also coughing up too much phelgam. I feel fullness in my ears also. Today when draining the mucus from the nose, it was reddish. Looks like some blood but very little. Mostly the pain is in my forehead. I am taking LCZ plus 2 times a day along with otrivin spray recommended by a doctor. The phelgam increased after taking the medicine. I find temporary relief but I need permanent solution.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, Fellowship in Orthopaedic Rehabilitation (FOR)
Physiotherapist, Kolkata
You may be suffering from Rhinitis or Sinusitis where there is inflammation of the sinus cavity. You can take Ginger tea (without milk and sugar) to help with pain and inflammation at sinus (cheek, forehead)Take Apple Cider Vinegar three teaspoon mixed with lukewarm water empty stomach daily at morning in one full glass of lukewarm water. Do Cervical Retraction Exercise, fullness of ear can also be due to C2-3 cervical Derangement as per McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT ). Going for Paranasal Sinus (PNS Skull XRay) will help to look for any nasal deviation which may cause clogging of the nasal passage and sinus inflammation. Consult a Clinical Nutritionist for diet therapy which will help you get rid of your problem permanently. Consult a Nutritionally informed Physiotherapist for neck and sinus release which will help you for face heaviness and pain and all. Good luck! Thanks.
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What is best and safe medicine if my 16 years old son gets cold and cough? He often suffers from the problem. Tired of all the medicines and specialist. Wanted home remedies plus any allopathy tablet or syrup which can help us from increasing it. As it becomes saviour in 2 3 days if not treated immediately.

BHMS
Homeopath, Ahmedabad
Yes for home remedy you can take 2 table spoon honey, 1/2 table spoon ginger juice, 1/2 table spoon Tulsi juice, mixed it proper and give 3 times in a day and avoid colddrink and oily and fatty food. Drink hot lukewarm water.
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My mother's blood test report showing low hemoglobin level, it is showing anemia please tell me the medicine and food, And time frame of medicine taken ,which food to avoid. She ecosprin av 75, arthritis medicine (caldikind plus), and eye medicine I Zen forte.

CCEBDM, PG Diploma In Clinical cardiology, MBBS
General Physician, Ghaziabad
take Spinach , beet root, tomato, pomegranate, apple, (green)dates , soybean , egg, whole grain atta, honey , nuts, raisins ,almond – lemon sprouts, pea nut Beet root juice+ apple juice + ginger + lemon

I think my boyfriend has tonsillitis his throat is completely swollen up near his tonsil restring it hurts for him to talk what are good home remedies to get rid of it he doesn't have insurance to go to the doctor.

Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery
General Physician, Kolkata
Hello lybrate-user. I understand that your boyfriend is suffering from sore throat due to tonsillitis. I would suggest you to tell him to do warm saline gargles at least thrice daily. Also prepare a concoction of ginger, pepper and basil leaves. And tell him to take it twice. If these natural remedies don't work you can message me. I will provide you with a prescription for antibiotics. Hope I was able to help. I f you have any further questions please feel free to contact.
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Sir virya badane aur jyada der tk sex kaise kre mujh se jyada der tk nai ho pata bed pe.

BHMS
Homeopath, Hooghly
Aap regular exercise kijiye,,aap high protein diet lijiye,,aap pomegranate lijiye roj,,aap ginseng,,ginger juice lijiye roj,change sexual position frequently during sex which will increase​ ur timing

Popular Health Tips

Antioxidants for Healthy Penis Skin

MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
Antioxidants for Healthy Penis Skin

Because many men think of their penis primarily in terms of its usefulness in sexual activities, they don't always remember that good penis health means more than taking steps to ensure a solid working erection. But in fact, there are many different aspects of penis health, including taking steps to ensure healthy penis skin, both for practical and aesthetic reasons. Part of keeping penis skin healthy involves incorporating antioxidants into the penis care routine.

What are antioxidants?

On a technical level, an antioxidant is a molecule that helps keep other molecules from getting oxidized. Oxidation, in turn, is a chemical process that creates something called free radicals, which then can cause damage to cells, such as skin cells. They can also contribute to heart disease, cancer and other health conditions. However, not all free radicals are bad, and a certain amount of them are useful. For example, oxidation is important in helping the liver detoxify food and the body to help fight certain bacteria.

On a more-than-molecular level, antioxidants refers to those vitamins, minerals and nutrients that have an ability to keep those free radicals (and the damage they do) at bay.

How do antioxidants help skin?

Many skin care products are rich in antioxidants, because keeping oxidative stress from damaging skin cells helps ensure the health of skin. There are many things that can damage the skin, both on the surface and on a more molecular level. The stronger the skin is on the molecular level, the better it is able to withstand attacks on the surface level.

How does a person get antioxidants?

The body itself makes some antioxidants and depends upon a healthy diet to help supplement those amounts. Some foods are richer sources of antioxidants than others. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the following are some foods particularly high in antioxidants:

- Goji berries

- Wild blueberries

- Dark chocolate

- Pecans

- Artichokes

- Elderberries

- Kidney beans

- Cranberries

- Blackberries

- Cilantro

And these are some of the herbs that are very good sources of antioxidants:

- Clove

- Cinnamon

- Oregano

- Turmeric

- Cocoa

- Cumin

- Dried parsley

- Basil

- Ginger

- Thyme

As mentioned earlier, many skin care products are also good sources of antioxidants. This can be especially important because skin that is damaged by free radicals can be vulnerable - and unattractive as well.

Free radical damage is one of the things that leads to skin looking prematurely aged. It can contribute to drying out and to the cracks, wrinkles and blemishes that can mar otherwise attractive skin.

This is as true of penis skin as it is of skin elsewhere on the body. Penis skin is naturally delicate, so that the organ is more readily receptive to friction and stimulation. This can also make it more susceptible to cracking and wrinkling. When cracks appear on the penis skin, they can also open up a pathway for bacteria to get inside, creating further penis health concerns.

For this reason, penis skin needs to be exposed to a healthy level of antioxidants. One way to help achieve this is through the daily application of a first rate penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin). Clearly, for it to be effective, the crème must include antioxidants. This can more readily be achieved if the crème contains vitamins A and C, as well as alpha lipoic acid. All three of these have antioxidant capabilities. Vitamin A has the added bonus of fighting bacteria that cause penis odor, while vitamin C also helps give penis skin its necessary tone and elasticity. Alpha lipoic acid has strong antioxidant properties on its own and also helps boost those of vitamin C.

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Body Inflammation (Soojna) - 7 Foods That Can Help Reduce It!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), C.R.A.V
Ayurveda, Delhi
Body Inflammation (Soojna) - 7 Foods That Can Help Reduce It!

Inflammation or soojan in the body can make it difficult for you to follow your daily routine. According to Ayurveda, this is caused by an imbalance of the pitta dosha. As the pitta dosha increases, the heat in the body also increases leading to inflammation and other issues. To reduce the pitta dosha, one must consume foods that are not hot or warm in nature and increase the consumption of foods that have a cooling effect.

7 amazing foods that can really help:

  1. Turmeric: Turmeric contains an important anti-inflammatory compound known as curcumin. This can help reduce inflammation associated with arthritis, arteriosclerosis, asthma, and cancer. It also reduces the effects of inflammatory oxidants such as nitric oxide. Turmeric can be used to flavor foods or steeped into a tea.
  2. Flax: Nuts such as flax and pumpkin seeds are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids. They also help cool the body. Some other nuts and seeds that you could include in your diet are almonds that have been soaked in water overnight and peeled, sunflower seeds, coconut and popcorn without salt. Avoid nuts such as brazilian nuts, chia seeds, cashew nuts, walnuts and sesame seeds as they can increase body temperature.
  3. Garlic: Garlic is a wonder food that is very important in a pitta pacifying diet. Along with other nutrients, garlic contains allicin that has strong anti-inflammatory properties. Consuming garlic on a regular basis can also help protect a person against heart diseases by reducing inflammation in the veins and arteries.
  4. Ginger: According to Ayurveda, ginger is considered as an universal medicine. This herb has anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce inflammation. It also aids in digestion and promotes healthy blood circulation. The best way to consume ginger to fight inflammation is to steep it in a tea.
  5. Whole grains: To reduce the pitta dosha, you should include plenty of dry, sweet whole grains in your diet. This includes barley, oats, quinoa, wheat and rice. These foods are good sources of fiber and proteins. They also have a low glycemic index and help maintain body temperature.
  6. Leafy vegetables: Vegetables that reduce the pitta dosha are usually sweet and astringent. These vegetables are best eaten raw at mid-day when the digestive system is functioning at its peak. Lettuce, kale, leeks, collard greens and wheat grass are some of the vegetables that you must include in your diet. On the other hand, avoid spicy vegetables like green chillies, onions, and radishes.
  7. Tomatoes: Tomatoes contain lycopene that helps reduce inflammation in the lungs. This vegetable can be consumed raw or juiced but when cooked, the lycopene amount increases. However, avoid raw tomatoes as they can irritate the digestive system.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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7 Ways To Treat Hyperacidity With An Ayurvedic Diet!

BAMS, MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Thane
7 Ways To Treat Hyperacidity With An Ayurvedic Diet!

The tradition of Ayurveda teaches us that our overall health depends on how well we digest everything we take in from the environment. This includes the food and drinks that we consume physically and also the experiences or emotions that we take in through our sensory organs. Agni refers to the Ayurvedic term of digestive fire that breaks down our food and other things. A weakened Agni leads to digestive problems of acidity, gas and other issues. So, let us focus on how to strengthen our Agni. Here are few practical Ayurvedic resolutions for digestion problems:

Eat only when you are hungry
The mindfulness of eating is more important than what we eat, according to Ayurveda. Eat out of necessity rather than eating out of habit. Take around 3 to 4 hours between meals so that your body takes its time to absorb and digest the food.

Add ginger in your diet
Ginger is a well-known natural herb that resolves digestive problems. After a hearty or heavier meal, try to drink ginger tea to banish any digestion problems. Also, sipping warm water through the day is very beneficial. Stay away from cold water, as the body takes a long time to digest it.

Sit and eat
Many of us tend to eat breakfast on the move. However, taking a few minutes to sit and eat offers more digestive benefits to your body. This way, we can focus on the amount of food we are eating and properly chew the food as well. Also, we tend to become aware of the taste, texture, and smell of the food. This will greatly enhance digestion.

Eat freshly cooked meals
If the food is not fresh, it loses the prana or the essence of lifepresent in it. It can make you feel tired and lazy. So, skip the heat and serve food or frozen food. Eat freshly prepared meals with fresh ingredients and stay healthy with a lot of energy to get you through the day.

Make lunch the heaviest meal of the day
When the sun is high, your Agni or digestive fire is also strong, so eat more during lunch. The body will have plenty of time to digest it before your system shuts down at the night. If you eat more during dinner, your digestive fire is weaker and as a result, you will feel bloated or heavy.

Reduce screen time when you eat
Switch off the television andgadgets during mealtimes. Screen time reduces our attention to what we eat and also causes the digestive system to disengage. So, always, be mindful and unplug while you eat peacefully.

Try to release stress
You may get digestion problems when you are under too much stress. So, try breathing exercises and other techniques to reduce stress and nurture a healthy mind for a healthy body. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Tonsillitis In Kids - How To Deal With It?

dnb pediatrics
Pediatrician,
Tonsillitis In Kids - How To Deal With It?

Tonsillitis, in the easiest terms, is the swelling of tonsils in our throat that is accompanied by symptoms like throat pain, difficulty in swallowing, drinking, altered voice and fever etc.

As in the case of most infections, the occurrence of tonsillitis is more common in children due to relatively lower immunity and habits that invite infections. Let's take a look at the first line of defence when you have a cranky child with swollen tonsils.

1. Make your child gargle with salty warm water: This treatment is most helpful in any infection in the mouth. Add half teaspoonful of salt to a glass of warm water and make the child gargle with the mixture as many times in the day as possible (to a maximum of 5 times). Continue till the condition prevails.

Make sure the child spits out the water and not drinks it.

2. Antibiotics: Consult the ent specialist and have the antibiotics if it is a bacterial cause as per the doctor. Take the alternative treatment prescribed in case of other causes. The entire course of medication should be completed even if the kid gets better sooner to eliminate all traces of bacteria.

3. Painkiller/numbing lozenges: Painkillers that are prescribed by the doctor can be given to ease the pain. Same is the case with lozenges but care should be taken that he/she should not have too many of these.

4. Allow him/her to take rest: It does help in a betterment of the condition!

5. Give warm (not hot) soothing food: Soup, ginger honey mixture, ginger tea can help soothe the inflamed tonsils in most cases. The condition, more often than not, gets better within 7-10 days.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Ayurveda Remedies For Treating Most Common Sexual Problems!

MD - Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), DY ( Yoga & Ayurvedic Diet ), CCYP ( Yoga & Ayurvedic Diet )
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Ayurveda Remedies For Treating Most Common Sexual Problems!

Sexual problems are something that can be born due to physical ailments, stress, anxiety and even relationship problems where intimacy and the culmination of the various phases of sexual activity from stimulation to excitement and peak, cannot be possible in a satisfactory manner. So what are the routine sexual problems recognised and treated as per Ayurveda? Read on to know more.

  1. Erectile Dysfunction: This condition is also known as impotence and it usually occurs when male patients cannot muster up and retain an erection for long enough to enjoy sexual intercourse. This problem can be fixed with various herbs and condiments including Sanda Oil massage on the testicles and nearby areas in order to increase the blood flow. Also, one can have ginger, honey, drumsticks, milk and other such ingredients for better achievement and retention of an erection for a prolonged period of time during sexual intercourse.
    • Sanda oil is not available in its pure form and simple branding of this name is not useful. Sanda is a wild reptile which was boiled in ancient times and fats taken out to make Sanda oil. This is not possible now a days. Instead various 'Tilas' (penis massage oils) prepared by valuable herbs and vegetable oils such as Seasame oil should be used. Tila using Mall (purified arsenic) and egg are also effective. Preparation and use should be as per instructions in classic Ayurveda. Tila is selected as per history, present condition and duration of pt. specific problem, by Ayurveda doctor.
    • OTC or advertisement products are general products which do not benefit all. Post application directions are also important otherwise there may be adverse effect of Tila application
  2. Premature Ejaculation: Premature ejaculation is a condition when the male patient may face ejaculation as soon as the intercourse begins, or upon insertion. This happens in an unplanned way and is a sudden occurrence that usually puts a damper on the sexual mood and activity. In Ayurveda, there are various herbs including Ashwagandha and a variety of oil massages that can help in treating this problem.
  3. Sexual Weakness: Sexual weakness is a condition when the female or male patient may not have the energy to go through with sexual intercourse and may even complain of pain during intercourse. This problem is especially common among women, and may be caused due to fatigue, stress or even low pelvic strength following child birth or miscarriage. The best way to treat this issue is with the help of proper counselling and therapy that will help in introducing Yogic poses that can strength the pelvic area so as to have better sexual strength.
  4. Infertility: This problem may be found in both men and women. Ashwagandha, Basantkusumakar Ras, Shilajeet and Labub Kabir are some of the herbs and concoctions that can help in increasing virility and the chances of conception by creating better sperm quality and quantity, as well as more effective ovulation.

Most of the sexual problems in Ayurveda are recognised as factors that arise from stress and anxiety. These are recognised as temporary issues that can be fixed with the help of a proper routine of eating, resting and exercising, as well as a healthy diet where the patient stays away from smoking, excessive drinking as well as drug abuse. Before taking any herbal medicines, one will have to consult the doctor and find out about side effects for patients suffering from chronic ailments like diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and others.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Table of Content

Ginger (Adrak)
Nutritional Value of Ginger (Adrak)
Health Benefits of Ginger (Adrak)
Anti-inflammatory and Analgesic
Treats Diarrhoea
Treats Flatulence
Prevents Cancer
Increases Sweating
Increases Sexual Activity
Eases Period Cramps
Reduces Nausea
Uses of Ginger (Adrak)
Side-Effects & Allergies of Ginger (Adrak)
Cultivation of Ginger (Adrak)