Reply To: What is the Medicinal Value of Dry Ginger?

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Dry Ginger or Dried Ginger is obtained from the dried rhizomes of Zingiber officinale (Zingiberaceae). In the Hindi language, Dry Ginger is commonly called “Sonth”, and in Sanskrit, it is commonly called “Sunthi” or “Nagara”. Ayurvedic physicians make use of Dry Ginger or Dried Ginger in certain digestive diseases like belching (the act of expelling gas suddenly from the stomach through the mouth), indigestion, flatulence (presence of an excessive amount of gas in the digestive tract), vomiting, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, etc; respiratory diseases like sore throat, bronchitis, hoarseness of voice, etc; painful and swollen joints (arthritis); and heart disease. It is used externally, as a paste, for headaches and pain.