Zingiber rubens is one of the varieties of Ginger. It is a common spice used by the locals of Meghalaya due to its potent medicinal values.
It is locally known as “Sying Makhir” in Khasi and “Iching” in Garo.
Belonging to the same family as Ginger, it also contains an active component known as “gingerol” as well as some other vitamins, minerals, and essential oils in it.
Ing Makhir is a highly valued variety of ginger plant sold in the local markets for its strong medicinal properties as compared to the common ginger root. Ing Makhir contains zingiberene an essential oil which contributes to the strong distinct smell of the root.
An old-age tradition of the Khasis used a herbal formulation to treat a disease or ailment found in newborns or infants known as “Niangsohpet” (‘Niang’ means germs and ‘sohpet’ means navel) in the Khasi dialect. It is a form of infantile diarrhoea or irregular bowels which is accompanied by the yellowish colour of the skin known as neonatal jaundice. This formula contains a mixture of various herbs which also include Ing Makhir as an effective ingredient.
Though Ing Makhir is utilized and valued for its uses in medicine, the rhizome is also used to make one of Meghalaya’s most famous side dish- Tungrymbai which is a popular fermented soybean chutney.
The rhizome is rich in properties like antioxidant, antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, anti-nausea, and many other more. It also helps improve digestion, relieves congestion and cold, relieve pain, removes bad breath, etc.
Gingerol is an active compound found in ginger just as piperine in black pepper. It is known to give ginger its analgesic properties. It is also one reason why ginger can be taken while one is feeling nauseous or having indigestion.
It is also suggested that ginger can help fight the effects of ageing and neurodegenerative diseases. The presence of bioactive compounds such as gingerols in ginger determines the price of ginger in the market.
Our Ing Makhir healing ginger can last for twelve months if it is properly stored. The powder does not get spoilt, but it will start to lose its potency with time and will not flavour or show its benefits as intended when it exceeds the period of twelve months.
Ing Makhir (Botanical name: Zingiber Rubens) is a highly valued variety of ginger plant sold in the local markets for its strong medicinal properties as compared to the common ginger root.
Ing Makhir is a pale yellow coloured powder which has a very pungent taste and a hot flavour. Chemical compounds, 6-shogaol and zingerone make the ginger hot and peppery. Rich in vitamin C and magnesium ginger gives many health benefits.
Zizira’s Ing Makhir is pure, and natural that is directly and traditionally sourced from the ethical farmers of Meghalaya.
The extra mile we take to ensure we provide the best: Our team travels to the most isolated and remote villages to source the best ingredients. We make sure that the ingredients we use in our products come straight from the farmers who make an effort in providing us with the purest and highly genuine ingredients. These are a few ways how we ensure the purity of our products: -
Ing Makhir is a type of ginger which is amongst the healthiest spices in the world. It is loaded with a number of nutrients and bioactive compounds that is responsible for possessing the essential health benefits it provides.
Here are some of the health benefits of Ing Makhir ginger:
Ing Makhir is one common spice that is used in the kitchen for a unique flavour. Here are a few ways to use Ing Makhir ginger: