Mango Ginger, also known as Manga Inchi, is a powerful spice that, as per Ayurveda, is used for various health issues.
It may look like normal ginger due to its irregularly branched rhizomes and white flesh, but it is not really ginger and has the rich sweet flavour of raw mango.
Ayurveda and Unani medicinal systems have given much importance to mango ginger as an appetizer, alexteric, antipyretic, aphrodisiac, diuretic, emollient, expectorant and laxative and to cure biliousness, itching, skin diseases, bronchitis, asthma, hiccough and inflammation due to injuries.
Medicinal uses of Mango Ginger
Culinary uses of Mango Ginger
Mango Ginger for Digestive Problems - Mango Ginger helps break down proteins into organic compounds which helps digestion, improve appetite and relieve gas.
Mango Ginger for Breathing Problems - It is excellent for treating breathing problems such as bronchitis and asthma and helps in getting rid of colds and coughs.
Mango Ginger for Skin Problems - Mango ginger is loaded with powerful antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. This helps detoxify the body and removes all harmful toxins from the body.
Mango Ginger Pickle | Maa Inji Thokku Recipe
This Mango Ginger Pickle (Maa Inji thokku) is very easy to make and very tasty too. It has a unique spice having a resemblance to ginger but imparts a raw mango flavour.
Mango Ginger Chutney Recipe
Maa Inji Chutney also known as Mango Ginger (Manga Inji) Chutney can be served as a side dish with idli, dosa and poori especially if you are travelling.