Ginger-The wonder herb is widely used in Indian cooking.
The ‘horn’ shaped pungent rhizome adds a special invigorating flavour to many dishes and is one of the crucial ingredients for many home remedies.I guess the healing properties of ginger are quite well known to most of us. Alternative medicine recommends chewing a piece of ginger daily-‘A piece of Ginger a day keeps the doctor away’ 🙂
A small piece of crushed ginger added to my daily Chai (tea) –my mantra to kick start a long day ahead!
Or you can just pop up a piece of Sunthi (sun dried ginger pieces coated with salt)whenever required.This is available readymade in many stores here.
Sunthi (sun dried ginger pieces coated with salt)
My Mom makes a fresh Pachak (digestive) from Fresh Ginger and Lime whenever anyone has any problem associated with digestion- poor appetite, indigestion, nausea,headache etc. I love the taste of this Pachak- pungent and tangy.
Ginger,Lemon and Black Salt –Ingredients for the Pachak
1 tbsp fresh juicy Ginger peeled and grated
1 tbsp lime juice
Black salt as per taste(1-2 pinches)
Mix all the ingredients together.Wait till the ginger releases all the juice and it mixes nicely with the lime juice (a pinkish tinge will be observed for the Pachak), say about for half an hour.
I usually take about half tsp of this Pachak twice daily whenever I am suffering from any of the above mentioned digestive problems.This Pachak can stay for a week if refrigerated.Make this as and when required instead of storing it for long.