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Ginger Powder-hoW to make Ginger Powder and Amazing Benefits Of Ginger Powder

If you are trying to lose weight or simply want to boost your immune defenses, ginger powder can be an effective and inexpensive remedy that you can even prepare at home. However, before adding any new herbal remedy to your health regimen, it is important to understand the details of what it can do for your health goals and how you can use it appropriately.

Most herbal medicines that you'll find in the market will have a hint of ginger powder in it. For centuries, Ayurveda has used ginger root for everything- form treating digestive issues to headaches, but only recently scientists have been able to recognize its clinical and medicinal properties. Dry ginger powder is widely used in the kitchen to add flavor and aroma. Dry Ginger powder is also known as Sonth in Hindi, Sonti in Telugu, Soonth in Gujarati, Suntha in Marathi and Shunti in Kannada. The powder is extracted from the ginger root which is dried. It is a fine off-white or slightly brownish powder that has a strong aroma and a pungent flavour. Easy to store, ginger powder has a long shelf life of about one year. If you didn't know about the many benefits of using ginger powder, here's a good chance to learn. According to Consultant Nutritionist Dr. Rupali Dutta, "Ginger powder has various benefits, especially in Ayurvedic healing. It has anti-inflammatory properties that help improve digestion. It is an exceptional natural medicine used for treating common cold. It has anti-bacterial properties too that help prevent any infections in the body."

Dry Ginger powder is also known as (Sonth/Soonth/Saunth) in Hindi, ‘Sonti‘ in Telugu, (Chukku or Sukku) in Tamil, ‘Chukku‘ in Malayalam, ‘Shunti‘ in Kannada, ‘Sonth‘ in Bengali, ‘Soonth‘ in Gujarati and ‘Suntha‘ in Marathi. This comes from fresh ginger that is dried before being used. It is a fine off-white powder that has a strong aroma and pungent flavour. This is mostly easy to store and has a long shelf life of a year. Find out here what are the benefits of dry ginger powder.

 

amazing health benefits of ginger powder 

  • Weight Loss
    Ginger has long been used as a way to slim down the waist and the same is true for ginger powder as well. By mixing a half-teaspoon of ginger powder into hot water, you can brew a delicious tea that will kickstart your metabolism, reduce fat deposition, and increase passive fat burning. 
  • Relieves Upset Stomach
    An upset stomach can be annoying and painful at the same time. Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties that help the stomach to neutralise the digestive juices and further stimulates food digestion and absorption, eliminating the excess gas from intestinal tracts.
  • Toner
    Boil two teaspoons of dry ginger powder in 4 cups of water. Reduce this till it becomes half. Strain and cool; now add few drops of lavender or rosemary oil. Mix all these ingredients well and store it in a glass bottle. Refrigerate this toner and apply with cotton on the face. This protects the skin, removes impurities, hydrates it, reduces dryness and tones it 
  • Treats Migraines & Headaches
    The anti-inflammatory compounds found in ginger powder are excellent for relieving headaches and migraines, which are often caused by inflammation of the small capillaries in the head. General inflammation can also lead to additional oxidative stress, which this powder can help to alleviate.
  • Chest Pain:
    Chest pain can be cured by using dry ginger powder. Mix dry ginger powder and sugar in tender coconut water. Drink it to cure chest pain
  • Improves Metabolism
    Dry ginger powder contains thermogenic agents that are useful to burn fat. Regular consumption of ginger powder may actually help in boosting your metabolism and burning off the excess fat further helping you lose weight. Make sure to add ginger to your daily diet to aid weight loss
  • Boosts Immunity
    Antioxidants like curcumin and capsaicin, which are found in ginger powder, are known to reduce the effects of free radicals, thus reducing strain on the immune system, so it can focus on potential pathogens and foreign agents..
  • Cure for Motion Sickness or Morning Sickness
    Ginger powder is an easy solution for motion sickness and morning sickness in pregnant women. Ginger powder mixed with water is highly effective in preventing nausea. It soothes the stomach and gives relief from inflammation. So, now you know what to try when you have motion or morning sickness.
  • Anti-Inflammatory:
    Dry ginger powder contains anti-inflammatory properties that can soothe arthritis. Add 2-3 tablespoons of this powder in water and bring it to a boil. Drink this water to cure the swollen joints. You can also apply the paste on the swollen knee joints to get relief from pain
  • Perfect Aid for Common Cold
    The anti-inflammatory gingerols and shaogals present in ginger root help relieve common cold. Consuming it with lukewarm water can have immediate effects on cold and flu. You can also mix ginger powder, clove powder and salt and consume it twice a day for relief.
  • Urinary Infections:
    Dry ginger powder can be added to milk and sugar to get rid of urinary infections.
  • Ginger Baths:
    Take 1 tablespoon of dry ginger powder and mix it with an equal amount of baking soda. Slowly and gently rub your body for cleansing it.
  • Beauty Benefits of Ginger powder
    Did you know ginger powder is used in various face packs to prevent acne and pimples? Its anti-inflammatory properties and anti-bacterial properties help to unclog pores and kill acne-causing bacteria. All you need to do is to mix milk and ginger powder and make a smooth paste. Apply it on your face and leave it for about 15-20 minutes. This mask will rejuvenate your skin leaving you with a fresh and youthful glow. You can also make a toner with ginger powder. Boil two teaspoons of ginger powder in four cups of water. Add a few drops of rosemary or lavender essential oil and mix it well. Store it in a glass bottle and refrigerate. It keeps your skin hydrated and reduces dryness.
  • Migraine:
    Take 2 tablespoons of dry ginger powder with warm water before the onset of migraine pain
  • Acne:
    Ginger powder has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties to help unclog pores and kill acne-causing bacteria.
    Mix milk powder and dry ginger powder to make a smooth paste. Apply on clean face and neck and leave it for 15-20 minutes. Wash and apply facial moisturizer. Use this once a week to clear acne and breakouts. This mask will rejuvenate your skin and renew the skin cells to give your skin a youthful glow..

 

How to Make Ginger Powder?
You can make this powder at home, but first, you need to choose the right ginger root. You should be able to cleanly snap an organic ginger root without a lot of fibers being left in between. This will make it easier to turn raw ginger into its powdered form.

  • Step 1: Soak the ginger for 4-5 minutes in water and then thoroughly wash.
  • Step 2: Slice the ginger root thinly and set the pieces in the hot sun (or a dehydrator).
  • Step 3: Once completely dry, grind the pieces in a dry mixer.
  • Step 4: Store in an airtight container before use. It should retain its potency for up to 12 months.

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