In Vedic times, as human civilization has started a firestorm, Vedic yogis and saints have done a lot of research and study about existing of medicinal elements in plants. In addition, they have observed the different plants and their different internal chemical composition of the characteristics and quality differences. Later, these observations and studies have been written down in the Vedic scriptures, and is used to treat the disease.
According to Ayurveda, there are three types of flame elements. They are physical fire, the internal fire, external fire. Physical fire stays in three places: the first place is the ‘Brahma Randhra’, which is described by the Vedic scriptures skull on top of the central nervous system, brain and spinal cord as the end, second place is the mouth, third place is in the anus. Internal fire stays in the other three places: the stomach, spleen and intestines. External fire live in medicinal plants, kitchen and burning sacred place, in Sanskrit is often called Yagya. Yagya is done when a devout priest burn wood, oil and other elements in prayer. Among the 9 fire, Ginger is part of an external fire. If the element of fire in our body slows down or weakened, ginger and it’s preparations are used to ignite the inside fire to prevent us from the disease manifestations which caused by weakening of energy in our body.
The main active ingredient in ginger is terpenes and turpentine called ginger oil. The two and other active ingredients of ginger also provide antiseptic, lymph cleansing, circulation, relieve constipation qualities.