Treasures of Nature (Prakriti Ka Khazana) – Adrak

Adrak, is a well-known herb and its root is commonly used as a spice or as a folk medicine. Ginger is believed to be originated from the Indian subcontinent and the Ginger plants that are grown in India shows a great variety of genetic variations. It is hot in nature and tastes pungent or acrid.

Properties of Ginger: Antibacterial, Antiseptic, Laxative, Antiviral, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-fungal, Detoxicant, Anti-spasmodic, Synergistic, Anti-cancer

Regional Uses:

  • Provides relief from watery motions, nausea and vomiting

  • Cures digestive problems, stomach pain, diarrhoea, bloating and flatulence

  • Helps reduce intestinal inflammation

  • Cures respiratory problems like sore throat, cough, catarrh, asthma

  • Wonderful cure for Arthritis

  • Used in treating paralysis

  • Helps reduce back pain, ear infections, migraine headache

  • Helps regulate the menstrual cycle in women

  • It helps in combating cancer mainly Colon cancer, Intestinal cancer and Ovarian cancer

  • It improves blood circulation and regulates heart beat

  • Very effective medicine to regulate triglyceride in the body, lessens bad cholesterol and reduces hypertension

  • Helps reduce the labor duration

Medicinal Uses:

  • The bark is excellent to cure skin diseases which cures skin blemishes, athlete’s foot, ring worm, boils, blood impurities, spleen diseases.

  • This help prevent blood clots and can be used as a sedative.

  • Powdered leaves help wounds heal faster, treats liver disorders, cures indigestion, constipation and kills intestinal worms.

  • Flowers can help cure cough, cold, copse.

  • The dried root can cure bronchitis, dyspepsia and asthma.

  • Leaves help in providing relief to stomach pains, headaches and even fever.

  • Parts of herb is used in treating joint pains, mumps, piles, eye and ear infections, tooth cavities.

  • Specific parts of this wonder herb is even used in treating erectile dysfunction in men and female infertility.

Side effects of Ginger:

  • High dosages of this spice might cause high blood pressure

  • May cause acidity or stomach reactions

  • It might interact with blood thinning drugs and not advised for patients with bleeding disorders

  • Ginger may lower blood sugar levels in diabetic patients

  • Not advisable spice during pregnancy