Zingeber officinalis is used for relief from colds and coughs, Zingeber officinalis is applied on the forehead or chest as a paste. To alleviate pain and swelling, Zingeber officinalis paste is applied preferable with oil in rheumatic conditions. In excessive perspiration, the massage with dry Zingeber officinalis powder is beneficial. Internally, Zingeber officinalis is one of the distinguished medicines in diseases of vata. A decoction of Zingeber officinalis, tila and jaggery is the best panacea for rheumatic disorders – amavata and peptic ulcer – parinama sula (Sharngadhara). Zingeber officinalis combines well with honey as a therapy for cough and asthma. The juice of Zingeber officinalis and lemon with equal quantity of hony is licked with pippali in cough and colds. Zingeber officinalis works well with vidanga given with honey in intestinal worms and loss of appetite. Zingeber officinalis tea is of special benefit in bringing on a delayed menstrual period and in relieving menstrual cramps. The juice of Zingeber officinalis and onion alleviates vomiting. To combat chronic colds, the decoction of Zingeber officinalis, cinnamon and rock candy is extremely helpful. For treating colds, cough, loss of appetite and distaste, candied ardraka is commonly used. Zingeber officinalis is prepared by cutting ardraka into bite-sized spices. Simmer these in honey or sugar. Add saffron, cloves, cardamom to it. Eat a piece of Zingeber officinalis after meals. Zingeber officinalis is traditionally used in women as a general tonic in post-partum debility. Zingeber officinalis is used as an adjuvant in aphrodisiac preparations in male sexual debility.