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Ginger has to be the healthiest and flavorful spice in the whole world. Fresh ginger is known as adrak in Hindi, and dry ginger powder is known as 'Sonth' in Hindi, 'Sonti' in Telugu, 'Sonth' in Bengali and 'Soonth' in Gujarati. 

The dry ginger powder comes from fresh ginger roots that are dried. It is a well-made off-white brownish powder that possesses a sharp flavour and a distinct aroma. With its excellent culinary uses, the dry ginger (sonth) powder works wonderfully in curing health ailments. Let's find out below the health benefits of dry ginger powder. 

Dry Ginger Powder: Health Benefits

Good for Common Cold and Flu

Ginger has powerful anti-inflammatory compounds gingerol and shaogol present, and they help cure common cold and flu. During monsoon and winter, ginger helps keep the body warm and prevent cold. Adding a half spoon of dry ginger powder in warm water is considered to have instant effects on the common cold and flu. 

Helps in Weight Loss

Ginger is very useful when it comes to losing weight. A study found that ginger helps reduce the Body Mass Index and Blood Insulin levels in obese people. Ginger improves digestion, which helps burn stored fat in the body. Add half a teaspoon of dry ginger powder and some honey to lukewarm water and drink it empty stomach every morning. It will help improve metabolism and aid weight loss. 

Lowers Blood Sugar Level

Dry ginger has been proved effective in lowering blood sugar levels in people with type-2 diabetes naturally. Consuming dry ginger powder by adding it to lukewarm water with a pinch of salt works great to lower blood sugar when drank early morning. 

Menstrual Pain

Dry ginger powder works wonder in reducing menstrual pain. Add the dry ginger powder in boiling water with some salt and a teaspoon of honey and drink it during the initial days of menstruation. A glass of ginger water will soothe period cramps, lessen the pain and comforts the stomach. You can also drink ginger tea for reducing menstrual pain. 

Morning Sickness in Pregnancy

A lot of pregnant women experience morning sickness. Dry ginger might be considered the most effective in curing morning sickness in pregnant women. A cup of ginger tea is helpful to cure nausea and morning sickness during pregnancy. You can make ginger tea using dry powdered ginger, cloves, cinnamon and turmeric. 

Fights Inflammations

Dry ginger powder helps cure swollen joints and fingers. Consuming some amount of dry ginger powder is considered beneficial in curing injuries and muscular pains. Drinking dry ginger powder with salt in warm water or drinking ginger tea helps reduce inflammation in the body. 

Treats Upset Stomach

Dry ginger powder helps treat discomfort in the stomach caused by indigestion. The anti-inflammatory properties of ginger help in the neutralization of digestive juices in the stomach and eliminate extra gas from the intestine. Having 3 grams of dry ginger powder before every meal helps improve the digestive process. 

Some Culinary Uses of Dry Ginger Powder:

  • Dry ginger powder is utilized as a spice in curries, gravies and marinades. 
  • Famously known as the ''baker's choice'', dry ginger powder is widely used to add flavour to gingerbread.
  • Added along with turmeric, cinnamon and cloves, one can make ginger tea.
  • Used in marinades for tandoori starters. 
  • Used to flavour ginger cookies and candies. 

If you face any health issues now, then you know what to do, right? Yes, use dry ginger powder before going on pills! 

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