Latin Name

Zingiber officinale

English Name


Sanskrit Name


Part Used


Effect on Dosha

Pacifies Kapha and Vata

Properties and Uses

It boosts appetite and used in conditions with loss of appetite. It relieves abdominal pain due to digestive disorders by relieving intestinal gas. It is a potent digestive. It is a strong mucolytic agent and used in respiratory disorders. It is popularly used remedy for common cold and cough. Its external application is used in arthritic conditions due to its anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. It is used in Aamvat or Rheumatoid arthritis due to its ‘Aampachak’ properties.

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