◦ Sunthi is made from drying fresh ginger
◦ Have lots of nutritional values
◦ Can protect you from many diseases
Dry ginger is also known as Sunthi and Sonth in India. It is used as a spice in India making your food delicious and healthy. It has been used as medicine since time immemorial. As you know ginger has lots of health benefits. Similarly, dry ginger or sunthi is also considered beneficial for health and it has more health benefits compared to other available forms of ginger.
There are many useful vitamins, amino acids, minerals are present in dry ginger which our body needs to keep us healthy and also fight against several acute and chronic diseases.
Few are some most important nutrients found in dry ginger are— iron, calcium, magnesium, fibers, sodium, vitamins A and C, zinc, folic acid, fatty acids are found in dry ginger.
Let us tell you some more important health benefits of dry ginger today—
- Reduces blood sugar
- Reduces obesity
- Boosts immunity
- Strengthens digestive power
- Increases appetite
- Helps in headache
- Lowering cholesterol
- Getting rid of joint pain
If a person has problems like vomiting, sour cover, and nausea then taking dry ginger may help to get rid of these problems to a great extent.
Immunity can be strengthened by using dry ginger with milk and tea. Consumption of dry ginger with milk is considered to be more beneficial.
How to make dry ginger?
The method of making dry ginger can be easily understood in the following way.
- 100 grams of ginger (raw)
- Lime water (as needed)
- Lemon juice water (as needed)
First, peel off the top layer of ginger with a knife. Now put it in a vessel full which is of water and leave it for about 24 hours. After the time is up, take out the ginger from the water.
Now wash it well with water mixed with lemon juice and dip it in lime water then leave it. Let it soak in lime water until a white layer of lime appears on the ginger.
Now take it out of lime water and leave it to dry in the sun. After drying thoroughly, separate the remaining peel on it by rubbing it with a sackcloth.
Now dry ginger is ready for your use.
How to use dry ginger?
Dry ginger has been known as a natural medicine since ancient times and it is described in Ayurveda and Siddha systems of medicine (a traditional system of healing that originated in South India and is considered to be one of India’s oldest systems of medicine) to treat many diseases. Not only this, but the use of dry ginger is also very popular in the Indian kitchen and dry ginger is used to make many dishes fragrant and tasty.
How to consume dry ginger?
- You can consume it by adding it to pulses, vegetables, or other food items.
- With lukewarm water
- With boiled milk
Side effects of dry ginger
Consuming dry ginger in the right quantity during the favorable seasons is generally safe for health. However, consuming more than the right amounts of dry ginger can cause—
- Low sugar in the blood
- Stomach problems
Apart from this, some people may also have an allergic reaction to dry ginger. When their body comes in contact with dry ginger, they start experiencing symptoms of allergy, which includes—
- Difficulty breathing
- Eye irritation
- Skin rashes
- Itching in any part of the body
- Sore throat
Consumption and time limit
Enough of anything may harm your health badly. Before adding anything to your diet, you must know about it.
Things to keep in mind: You can consume it daily but it is recommended to use not more than 5 grams a day. The nature of dry ginger is hot. Therefore, it should not be used in excess amount during summer.
If you have a serious illness then you should consult a doctor to find out how much dry ginger consumption is appropriate for your health.