Digestor Ginger

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According to Ayurveda, one of the secrets to a healthy life is to “eat only when you are hungry” This recipe, Digestor Ginger, consists of a slice of ginger, lime, and rock salt and is suitable as an appetizer. So the next time you do not feel hungry before a meal, chew on a slice of ginger with rock salt and lime. In a few minutes, you will feel hungry.

Admirabily appealing  rhizome of ginger has a wealth of healing properties and is considered a “universal medicine” in Ayurveda. In Sanskrit called ardrakam or shuntha, ginger is pungent and sweet and warming at the same time. It is the perfect antidote to cold and dampness. ONe of the few herbs that acan neutralise Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) bacteria in the gut.
Gingers has many benefits, are:

Analgesic – reduces the sensation of pain
Antiemetic – helps with nausea
Aromatic – invigorating scent
Carminative – relieves flatulence
Diaphoretic – stimulates sweating
Digestive – stimulates digestive fire so that nutrients can be broken down and absorbed more easily
Expectorant – helps to eliminate phlegm
Nervous – calms sensitive nerves
Sialagogue – increases salivary secretion
Stimulant – gets the circulation going.

Digestor Ginger

before meal Ayurvedic
By SS Shiva Serves: 1
Prep Time: 5 mins Cooking Time: 5 mins Total Time: 10 mins


  • 1 slice of ginger
  • A pinch of rock salt
  • A few drops of lime.



Cut a thin slice of fresh ginger.


Sprinkle a pinch of rock salt and squeeze a few drops of lime or lemon juice.


Chew on it thoroughly, and you will sense the zing of ginger to be ready.


Swallow after chewing thoroughly, and in a minute or so, you will feel hungry.


Now you are ready for your meal.


(Takr) is a digestive in Ayurveda. Yogurt with roasted cumin and a pinch of salt after a meal aid the digestion of the entire meal. India Lassie is a digestive drink usually taken after a meal. Lassie consists of 2 tablespoons of yogurt and 1/2 cup of water.

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