In Ayurveda, ginger and turmeric or haldi are key ingredients for treating several ailments. We take a deeper look at which root is better for health – ginger or turmeric?
Different vitamins in ginger:
Ginger is rich in magnesium, vitamin B 6 and vitamin C. It also contains calcium,
phosphorus, copper, zinc and iron in small amounts.
Benefits of ginger:
- Improves digestion of food
- Improves absorption of nutrients
- Cures colds – throat and nose congestion
- Reduces nausea
- Reduces flatulence
- Reduces abdominal cramps
- Reduces inflammation and joint pain
- Ginger reduces hypopigmented patches on your skin.
Remedies with ginger:
One can eat thin slices of ginger in a salt and lime juice mixture before and after meals to improve appetite and digestion.
It can be used in cooking as a fresh spice to enhance the taste.
Therapeutically ginger juice is mixed with basil leaves juice and honey to cure coughs and colds.
Different vitamins in turmeric:
Tumeric or haldi is a powerhouse of iron, potassium and vitamin B6. Magnesium, vitamin C and calcium can also be found in turmeric.
Benefits of turmeric:
- Reduces infection
- Improves circulation
- Improves digestion
- Heals wounds
- Enhances the skin
- Boosts immunity
- Liver detox
- Improves cholesterol levels
- Fights free radicals
- Improves anaemia
- Fights colds and the build-up of mucus
- Relief from joint pains and inflammation
Remedies with turmeric:
- Turmeric anti-aging face pack
- Milk and turmeric helps fight colds and builds immunity
- Turmeric is one of the key ingredients of Indian cooking, especially in curries, which makes it an integral part of our lives.
Meanwhile, Many studies have suggested that increasing consumption of plant foods like ginger decreases the risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and overall mortality while promoting a healthy complexion and hair, increased energy and overall lower weight.
During cold weather, drinking ginger tea is a good way to keep warm. It is diaphoretic, which means that it promotes sweating, working to warm the body from within. As such, in the wake of a cold, ginger tea is particularly useful.