Let us learn about two home remedies using jaggery and ginger to relieve inflammation. Inflammation is a complex body reaction by vascular tissues, involving blood and blood vessels (artery and veins).
The reaction may be
- Against micro organisms, as in case of an infection, or
- As a response to injury, as in case of an accident, resulting in knee joint swelling and pain
- Degeneration of body tissues – as in case of old age, leading to knee joint ligament degeneration resulting in Arthritis.
1. Home remedy for inflammation using ginger juice and jaggery
Take around 10 grams of ginger. Extract juice from it. You will get 3 – 4 ml of ginger juice.
This ginger juice – 3 – 4 ml along with 3 – 4 grams of jaggery once or two times a day after food is useful in inflammation and to relieve swelling and pain.
Traditionally, this home remedy is administered along with half a cup of goat milk for better results.
2. Home remedy using pastes of ginger and jaggery
Take 3 grams of fresh ginger make it a paste.
Take 3 grams of jaggery, add it to ginger paste and mix well.
Make a homogeneous paste of ginger and jaggery.
This paste in a dose of 2 – 3 grams once or twice a day after food is given in patients with inflammation.
This combination is traditionally known as Gudardraka / Gulardrakam. Guda means jaggery, Ardraka means fresh ginger.
Is it safe in pregnancy, lactation and children?
Both ginger and jaggery are quite commonly used as a part of diet before and after delivery and in children. Hence, it can be said that it is safe for all.
Any side effects?
In some ginger may cause slight burning sensation. But jaggery subsides such side effect.
Jaggery is not indicated in diabetics, so also this natural remedy.
How long this remedy can be tried?
It is safe for long term use. It is ideal to follow this remedy for 4 – 6 weeks.
However, it is best to consult your doctor for advice on right dose and right schedule.