Ayurveda remedies: Ginger versus turmeric

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 hypo pigmented patches on your skin.

Remedies with ginger:

- One can eat thin slices of ginger in a salt and limejuice 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.

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