Dry Ginger Medicinal Uses: Home Remedy For Digestion Problems

Dry ginger is one ingredient that we use often as a home remedy and I always have dry ginger at home. This remedy is used to treat flatulence and upset stomach. This remedy was taught to me, by my husband’s grand mother. She was really good with home remedies and lot of remedies on this blog is from her.

Dry ginger is called “Sukku” in Tamil and it is easier to get sukku, as it is available in all the departmental stores. Ginger root contain gingerols, camphene and oleo resins. These substances increase the gastric juices thus treating diarrhea, gastric problems etc.

Butter milk is also great for treating stomach ailments. To make this remedy, grind the dry ginger with one day old butter milk (butter milk which is a bit sour) and crystal salt to a fine paste. Thin it down with fresh buttermilk. The mixture should be thin.

If you are not able to grind it finely, strain the mixture. This remedy can be safely given to children, but reduce the quantity of dry ginger for them. Drink this once and you will feel better in no time. This is not bitter at all, only a bit spicy to drink.

Dry Ginger Medicinal Uses: Home Remedy For Digestion Problems

1. This is dry ginger and it is easily available in supermarkets now.

2. Pound the dry ginger in a mortar and pestle finely.

3. Grind dry ginger with little crystal salt and day old buttermilk into a fine paste.

4. Strain and thin it down with fresh buttermilk.NOTES:

  • Use just enough day old buttermilk to grind the dry ginger.
  • Thin it down with enough fresh buttermilk, else it will be too spicy to drink.
  • The quantity of the dry ginger depends on the age of the person.


  1. Raks anand
    November 6, 2013 / 2:24 pm

    You have an interesting space here. Nice posts

  2. Becky jansen Coelho
    December 15, 2013 / 1:34 pm

    Can we use ginger from a can? And is there a way to change 2% milk to buttermilk?

  3. ramya
    December 15, 2013 / 4:18 pm

    I think ginger from a can, will work well too. To convert 2% milk to buttermilk, you have to first set the milk into yogurt using a starter. Heat the milk to lukewarm temperature and add little bit of yogurt and leave it undisturbed in a warm place till the milk sets.Then you can whip the yogurt with little water to get buttermilk.

  4. Frugal Boganista
    April 12, 2014 / 7:00 pm

    Hi, I'm new to ur blog & I'm finding it very interesting. I can't drink dairy milk, but I can drink soy or rice milk without trouble. I do manage small amounts of yoghurt. Is there a way to work with non-dairy milks, maybe even using some yoghurt?

  5. ramya
    April 13, 2014 / 11:05 am

    Hi, this remedy is made with buttermilk, not with regular milk. Buttermilk usually does not cause bloating like regular milk. If you don't get buttermilk, try using yogurt that is thinned down with water.

  6. Frugal Boganista
    April 13, 2014 / 2:10 pm

    Thank you. It's more that I get painful abdominal cramping with it, I'll give my greek yoghurt a go. Thanks again for ur help 🙂

  7. Murali Sankaran
    November 22, 2015 / 1:02 pm

    Just heard… This mixture if applied on a suspicious breast mass (benign or malignant) will shrink away with no evidence of it to your Doctor's surprise… Not sure how many we need to apply. Follow a legitimate expert Ayurvedic physician…

  8. RamyaKartik
    March 20, 2016 / 9:01 pm

    Can we use dry ginger powder which is available in super market?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      March 21, 2016 / 4:33 pm

      Yes you can use dry ginger powder too…

  9. Think Freedom
    August 21, 2016 / 4:07 pm

    can you suggest a place where i could buy a good mortar and pestle. i am not getting one in Delhi

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      August 22, 2016 / 2:53 pm

      We get mortar and pestle in most of the departmental stores here in Tamil Nadu as we use it for grinding up ingredients for making rasam. I am not sure where you get mortar and pestle in Delhi (been there only once :)). Why not try in the place that sell regular cooking vessels exclusively, usually they do stock it. I also found an online link for buying mortar and pestle for you, here is the link: amazon.in

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