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1. Names:

Sanskrit: Sunthi  
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English: Dry Ginger  
Botanical: Zingiber officinale  
Hindi: Sont  
Telugu: Sonthi  
Common names: Chukku, Shukku, Sunthi  
Family name: Zingiberaceae  

2. Parts used:

  • Dried root

3. Properties and Action According to Indigenous Medical Systems:

  • Rasa: Spicy in taste.
  • Veerya: Ushnaveerya.
  • Veepaka: Mathura.

4. Uses:

  • It is aphrodisiac.
  • It balances Kapha and aama doshas.
  • It is useful in the treatment of disease related to Vaata doshas.
  • It clears abdominal diseases and worms, bronchitis or asthma, heart disease, dropsy, cholera, nausea, bad taste in the mouth.
  • It is carminative, diuretic.
  • Good remedy for gastric disorders, rheumatism, fevers and nervous diseases.
  • Good remedy for abdominal distention when it is mixed with castor oil.
  • A mixture of ginger and honey induces motion and also cures tympanites.
  • Recommended remedy for colic, diarrhoea, flatulence, dyspepsia and loss of appetite.
  • It relieves the cough and sore throat.
  • Relieves pain, swelling, head-ache and tooth-ache as eternal paste.
  • It is used for conjunctiva, brain symptoms in fevers, insanity.
  • It also used as Nasya.
  • Relieves headache, heaviness in the head and and hyseria.
  • It cures pains, inflammations of liver.
  • It is a tonic, anorexia

5. Names due to Physical properties:

  • Mahowshadam: Great medicine.
  • Katugrandhi: The pant with spicy root.

6. Names due to Medical properties:

  • Kaphahari: Balances Kapha dosha.

7. Reference:

Susruutakalpastanam, Vasthu guna deepika, Vasthu guna prakashika, Chakradatta, Susrutam.

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