Review of Ginger (Zingiber officinale, Rosc.) in Siddha Medicine

S, Sulfin Nihar; M, Thomas Walter and V, Murugan (2010) Review of Ginger (Zingiber officinale, Rosc.) in Siddha Medicine. Siddha Papers, 03 World Siddha Day Special (LR 04). pp. 1-6. ISSN 0974-2522

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Abstract

As per the basic concept of Siddha, “Food as Medicine; Medicine as Food”, Inji and Chukku (Fresh and dried Ginger – Rhizome of Zingiber officinale, Family: Zingiberaceae) plays very important role in Siddha preparations. The role of ginger both in diet and preparation of medicine is well documented in age old Siddha texts and Manuscripts. This review paper deals with the synonyms, organoleptic characters, actions, therapeutic uses and important preparations containing ginger as the main ingredient.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Siddha, Inji, Chukku, Zingiber officinale, Siddha Vaidya Thirattu, Kannusamy Paramparai Vaidhyam, Pathartha Guna Vilakkam, Anuboga Vaithaya Navaneetham, Vaidhya Chinthamani
Subjects:Therapeutics > Complementary Therapies > Medicine, Traditional
Central Nervous System Agents > Central Nervous System Stimulants > Appetite Stimulants
Plants > Plants, Edible
Therapeutics > Complementary Therapies > Phytotherapy
Plants > Plants, Medicinal
ID Code:3500
Deposited By:Dr Thomas M Walter
Deposited On:16 April 2010

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