In Ayurveda, ginger and turmeric or haldi are key ingredients for treating several ailments.
Different vitamins in ginger
Ginger is rich in magnesium, vitamin B 6 and vitamin C. It also contains calcium, phosphorus, copper, zinc and iron in small amounts.
Benefits of ginger:
- Improves digestion of food
- Improves absorption of nutrients
- Cures colds - throat and nose congestion
- Reduces nausea
- Reduces flatulence
- Reduces abdominal cramps
- Reduces inflammation and joint pain
- Ginger reduces hypo pigmented patches on your skin.
Remedies with ginger:
- One can eat thin slices of ginger in a salt and limejuice mixture before and after meals to improve appetite and digestion.
- It can be used in cooking as a fresh spice to enhance the taste.
- Therapeutically ginger juice is mixed with basil leaves juice and honey to cure coughs and colds.
Different vitamins in turmeric
Tumeric or haldi is a powerhouse of iron, potassium and vitamin B6. Magnesium, vitamin C and calcium can also be found in turmeric.
Benefits of turmeric:
- Reduces infection
- Improves circulation
- Improves digestion
- Heals wounds
- Enhances the skin
- Boosts immunity
- Liver detox
- Improves cholesterol levels
- Fights free radicals
- Improves anaemia
- Fights colds and the build-up of mucus
- Relief from joint pains and inflammation
Remedies with turmeric:
- Turmeric anti-aging face pack
- Milk and turmeric helps fight colds and builds immunity
Turmeric is one of the key ingredients of Indian cooking, especially in curries, which makes it an integral part of our lives.