ADRAK/SONTH (Ardraka/Shunthi - Zingiber officinale Roscoe)

ADRAK/SONTH (Ardraka/Shunthi - Zingiber officinale Roscoe.)
  • Indigestion: 5 gm crushed fresh rhizome with salt or jaggery twice daily before meal.
  • Ear Pain: 2-4 drops of fresh warm juice to be instilled in the ear (don't use when there is discharge)
  • Hoarseness of voice: 1-3 gm powder of dry rhizome with honey in three divided doses.
  • Aches & pains: 10-20 ml decoction prepared from 2 gm of dry rhizome twice a   day.
  • Cold/Cough: 2-5 gm powder of dry rhizome with jaggery thrice a day in divided doses.
                             10ml decoction prepared from a piece of ginger every morning prevents recurrent attack of  cold.
  • Headache: Warm paste of fresh rhizome should be applied over forehead upto 3 to 4 times a day.
  • Abdominal pain: 5 ml fresh juice of rhizome in a glass of butter milk with lemon & salt.