15 Medicinal Benefits of Dried Ginger (Sukku)

As our ancestors know the medicinal benefits of dried ginger, they added it to our food. They made it as food is medicine. And they lived healthily for years. And there was the stage of one doctor for many villages. Our food habits changed day by day by the Modernization. The fast lifestyle, laziness, luxury are some of the factors supports this.

Ginger adds resistance to disease from bacteria. Scientists measured the resistant power by 100 gm ginger have 14840 micro molecules TE amount of immunity power. The dried ginger is called as sukku.  It is really a great thing that our ancestors have combined the food along with the medicine.

How To Prepare Dried Ginger?


Take some amount of ginger as you want, soak in water full day, then peel the ginger with a knife or sharpen a bamboo stick and dry it well in sunlight for a week. Depending on the quality and types of ginger we get 18 kg to 28 kg dried ginger from 100 kg fresh ginger. If well-stored dried ginger, when necessary, can use up to a year.  Dried ginger should be used after peeling. We should apply the calcium hydroxide on the dried ginger and dried and then the skin is removed and now it is ready to use.

15 Medicinal Benefits of Dried Ginger

1. To Reduce Obesity

Take 50 gm of ginger powder and amla powder mixed together both and take on teaspoon of this powder mix in water, drink morning and evening to reduce obesity.

2. To Cure Headache

When dried ginger is made into a paste and applied on the forehead the headache will be cured. Dried ginger tea cures the muscle pains ie, fibromyalgia symptom, headache, vomiting.

3. To Cure Throat Infection

When there is throat infection and throat pain make the dried ginger into a paste and apply on the throat so that it will be cured.

4. To Cure Indigestion and Diarrhea

When the dried ginger powder is taken in one tumbler of water and boiled and added with milk and sugar or jaggery and drank as a coffee. This cures indigestion and diarrhea.

5. To Cure Stomach Pain

It also cures stomach pain and fever. Sukku powder, along with lemon juice two measures and edible salt is eaten to cure the stomach problems. Sukku powder along with sugar is eaten to cure ordinary and severe stomach pain.

6. To Cure Cold and Cough

This acts as an analgesic and anti-inflammatory drug also. Take a pinch of dried ginger powder and ghee and jaggery and eat it on evening and night to cure a cold and cough.

7. To Cure Arthritis

Take 10gm sukku powder along with 5 ml castor oil and boiled like a paste and eaten at night for 48 days to cure rheumatoid arthritis and joints swelling.

8. To Cure Toothache and Mouth Odor

The garlic juice and dried ginger powder are mixed with water, it can be used for a mouth rinse. It reduces the mouth odor and also a piece of dried ginger is kept in the mouth to cure the toothache.

9. To Cure Asthma

To cure asthma, tulsi leaves are boiled with dried ginger and added with honey and drunken. Dried ginger powder is boiled along with garlic and the vapor is inhaled to cure asthma. Dried ginger powder is mixed with the tulsi juice and betel leaf juice each one spoon is eaten to cure the dry cough, cold with cough. To cure the woofing cough mint juice, salt and dried ginger powder are mixed and taken in.

10. To Purify the Liver

To purify the liver which is affected by hepatitis fresh lemon juice 1 spoon, mint leaf juice- 1 spoon is added with a pinch of dried ginger.

11. To Purify Blood

Dried ginger is mixed with honey or made into a tea and taken in to remove the toxin and thus purifies the blood.

12. To Prevent Stroke

If dried ginger tea is drunken daily before going to bed, the chance of getting all types of stroke is decreased.

13. To Cure Acidity

Dried ginger tea along with the baking soda is mixed and eaten to cure the acidity. Also cures colic pain, pain in the bones, irritation in the chest, indigestion, stomach disorders, earache, headache, runny nose are cured.

14. To Increase the Immunity

Dried ginger powder one pinch is eaten along with enough honey and lemon juice daily to strengthen the body. The sukku which is taken in separately or along with honey to increase the body heat and increases the immunity.

15. To Cure Fever

Take a pinch of dried ginger powder and a piece of jaggery mix it with honey and eat it. It refreshes the body and down the body temperature by increasing the sweat and thus cures the fever.

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