We should always eat when we are hungry. When we eat when we are not hungry we lack the capacity to fully digest our food. If you lack hunger at mealtimes time, eating approx ½ teaspoon of ginger pickle will help create hunger and aid digestion.
Ginger pickle includes fresh ginger a pinch of salt and a few drops of lime juice.
Fresh ginger is more tridoshic than dry ginger, which means it is appropriate for all three doshas, Vata Pitta and Kapha.
Ginger along with salt (when used in moderation) increases digestive fire and improves digestion, assimilation and elimination of food. Ginger also has a pungent taste, which improves digestion and absorption and cleans the mouth.
Lime is Sour in taste which also stimulates appetite, improves digestion and increase salivation. Limes also stimulate the secretion of digestive enzymes.
Rock Salt is a digestive agent and doesn’t retain water in the body. So if you suffer from edema or water retention this might be the best salt to use for ginger pickle.
This is enough for 1 portion
Slice chop or grate a little ginger (1-2 CM) add a few drops of lime juice and a pinch of salt – Eat 10 – 20 minutes before your meal to kindle digestion and appetite.
You can make enough for 2-3 days and keep in the fridge. Discard after 3 days.