Ginger – for common problems

Ginger – for common problems
Ginger is a common house hold herb in India. In India and China it is used as a spice in all types of vegetable preparations. Adrak ka aachar is a popular condiment in Asian countries.Other uses of ginger are in bakery items such as biscuits, cakes and puddings as well as in soups. Ginger bread is popular in western countries. Oil of ginger is used to make flavouring essence and in perfumery.
Contents of Ginger

Ginger contains Phosporus, Calcium, Iron, Carotene, Thiamine, Riboflamin, Niacin, Vitamine C.

100 grm. of ginger contains moisture: 80.9 % , protiens: 2.3 %, carbohydrates: 12.3 %. Its caloric value is 67.

Therapeutic uses of ginger

  • As a soothing drink.
    This can be made by boiling a small amount of crushed ginger in a cup of water. Add a teaspoon of honey and a little fresh lemon juice. This makes a soothing drink and can serve as a substitute for bed tea.
  • For Aches and Pains
    Ginger acts as an excellent pain killer. For headaches – a ginger ointment made by crushing dry ginger on a grinding stone or otherwise, can be applied on the forehead. A few drops of ginger juice put in the ears relieves ear ache. Also if rubbed on the gums relieves toothache.
  • For Cold & Cough
    Small amount (appx. 10 grm.) of ginger crushed or cut to small pieces to be boiled in a cup of water, sugar added to taste, can be had for cough and cold.
    Ginger Tea – can be made by adding small amount of ginger in boiled water before adding tea leaves.
    Ginger mixed with honey taken three times a day is a good remedy for cough.
  • For Diarrhoea
    Dry ginger with crystals of rock salt to be powdered and taken with small piece of jaggery.
  • For Indigestion
    Chewing a piece of ginger regularly after meals helps relieve dyspepsia.
    Ginger juice + fresh lime + mint juice + honey helps gastrointestinal problems and piles.
  • For Irregular painful menstruation
    Pieces of ginger boiled in water + small amount of sugar, taken three times a day is helpful.
  • For Bronchitis
    Ginger powder + pepper + cloves + honey

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About Manbir & Gurpreet

Gurpreet Kaur’s journey in this world .... Gurpreet Kaur was a Musician. She was a singer and a composer of music. Her interest was composing and singing Gurbani Shabads in Indian Classical style. She sang Shabads in All the Raags mentioned in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. She also taught Gurmat Sangeet at Gurmat Gian Missionary College, Jawadi, Ludhiana. Elder child to Pushpinder Kaur and Dr. Brig. Harminder Singh, was born in Amritsar on 13th Jan 1962. She attended various convent schools as a child because her father would get frequent Army postings as a dental surgeon. She graduated with Music Honors from Govt. College for Women, Chandigarh. Music was her hobby and she composed and sang Raag based Gurbani Shabads. Doing Kirtan was part of growing up nurtured by her parents. She learned music from her father Dr. Brigadier Harminder Singh who was a dental surgeon in Indian Army and a very good singer himself. Gurpreet’s Bhua (father’s sister), Ajit Kaur retied as a Head of Department of Music from Govt. College for Women Ludhiana, and was a renounced Punjabi singer of her time. Gurpreet Kaur also learned nuances of Indian Classical Music from Pandita Sharma. She was a mother of three children, and a grandmother. Her daughter Keerat Kaur is a Computer Engineer. Her two sons Gurkeerat Singh and Jaskeerat Singh are doctors in USA. Her daughter Keerat Kaur too was part of her group ~ Gurmat Gian Group. Gurpreet Kaur left this world at the age of 54yrs on 12th Sept 2016 in Baltimore USA. She had recorded around 25 cds of Gurbani Keertan. 'Raag Ratan' Album (6 CDs) is a Compilation of Shabads in All the 31 Sudh Raags of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. 'Gauri Sagar' Album (3 CDs) is a Compilation of All forms of Raag Gauri in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. 'Nanak Ki Malhaar' ~ ((3 CDs) is an album of Raag Malhar Shabads in various forms of Malhar. 'Gur Parsaad Basant Bana' ~ (3 CDs) is an album of Shabads in Raag Basant sung in various forms of Raag Basant. Har Ki Vadeyai Sarni Aayea Sewa Priya Kee Preet Piyaree Mohan Ghar Aavho Karo Jodariya Mo Kao Taar Le Raama Taar Le Tere Kavan Kavan Gun Keh Keh Gawan Mera Baid Guru Govinda Saajanrraa Mera Saajanrraa

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