Ing Makhir | A Healing Ginger Powder | 120g


  • 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.

    What is Gingerol?

    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.

    What Is the Shelf-life of Ing Makhir Ginger Powder?

    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.

    What is Special About Ing Makhir?

    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: -

    • Knowing where our ingredients come from- We deeply care about where each and every ingredient we use comes from. Over the years our team has been able to build up relations with the ethical farmers of Meghalaya and what is important is that we give importance to providing pure and safe products to our customers.
    • Evaluation of ingredients- To provide our customers with the best products, we make sure to select the absolute best ingredients with maximum quality. Both our team and our farmer partners share the same mission and we prioritize on the long-term health of the land. The land is free from all unwanted artificial additives such as pesticides, chemical fertilizers and insecticides resulting in safe and pure ingredients.
    • Product safety- In the processing of food, we are aware of hazards that can creep in. We do not take chances with any kind of hazard – physical, chemical or biological. We take every necessary precaution to control them at every critical point in our food processing facility. That is what we are doing with every new harvest of each and every ingredient that we use.
    • Credible, Safe and Wholesome- We follow a similar process for all of Zizira's products. Credible, high standard quality maintenance without excuses. We understand that the choices we make and who we work with, partner with, what and how we serve can make a difference. We believe that our continued effort and diligent work will contribute to the health of our customers, to the prosperity of the farmers as they revive and regenerate traditional farming practices.
  • What Are the Health Benefits Ing Makhir Ginger?

    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:

    1. May help treat many forms of nausea- It appears to be highly effective against nausea especially morning sickness. It has traditionally been used in alleviating seasickness and may also relieve nausea and vomiting after surgery as well as in patients undergoing chemotherapy. Studies have suggested a dose of 1- 1.5 grams of ginger per day to help prevent various types of nausea.
    2. May help reduce muscle pain and soreness- A group of researchers have found that a daily intake of two grams of ginger reduced muscle pain induced due to exercise. Studies suggested that ginger reduces the production of different chemical substances that promotes join pain. It also contains some chemical substances like salicylates which the body converts to salicylic acid that helps in preventing the nerves from making certain prostaglandins (responsible for controlling process like inflammation) and this further helps in relieving pain and discomfort.
    3. Anti-inflammatory effects- Anti-inflammatory diseases such as arthritis is a common health problem in today’s era. This involves degeneration of joints in the body which leads to various symptoms like stiffness and joint pains. Studies have suggested that gingerol, shogaol and paradol in it affect certain inflammatory processes at a cellular level as they are responsible for anti-inflammatory, anti-ulcer and antioxidant properties and also have a small amount of analgesic activity which helps in reducing pain resulting from an exercise-induced injury.
    4. It may help in lowering blood pressure- High blood pressure is a very common symptom that mostly every individual is suffering from. When it is left untreated, it can lead to damage of the arteries, and other major organs like the heart, brain, kidney as well the eyes. Ginger is one natural ingredient that helps in improving the blood pressure by acting as a vasodilator which means it expands the blood vessels. This further helps in increasing the circulation in the body reducing the overall blood pressure. It also contains an important mineral-potassium which has been found to help lower the blood pressure.
    5. Antibacterial properties- It has been found that ginger has an effective antibacterial property and has great potential in the treatment of many microbial diseases such as Bacillus and E. coli. It also helps to inhibit the growth of pathogens that contribute to inflammation of the gums causing gum bacteria.
    6. Blood-sugar regulator- Diabetes is one of the most common diseases affecting a wide range of people and Type 2 diabetes accounts for about 90% of diabetes diagnoses. The major cause of diabetes is chronic hyperglycemia which means high blood sugar level. If this blood sugar level is regulated, it is less likely to experience chronic hyperglycemia that can lead to diabetes over time. Studies show that ginger reduced the increase of blood sugar level and helps in regulating the mind and body keeping blood sugar levels in check.
    7. Reduces Menstrual Pains- A lot of women would be knowing how menstrual pain can be extremely painful. There are many medications available that are dedicated to this pain, but ginger is one natural ingredient that can provide relief from it. Menstrual cramps in the abdomen and lower back are very common in dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation). The gingerol content in ginger has been traditionally used in alleviating this pain.  
    8. Helps in treating chronic indigestion- Chronic digestion is also known as dyspepsia which is characterized by repetitive pain and discomfort in the upper part of the abdomen. The main cause for indigestion is the delay in emptying of the stomach. Ginger has the amazing power to help in speeding up emptying of the stomach which is highly beneficial for people who are suffering from indigestion and other stomach discomforts.
    9. May lower the risk of rare diseases- Ginger has a cell-protecting property that helps in lowering the long-term risk of various rare diseases. It acts by reducing the cellular activity that causes the changes in DNA, cell death and multiplication of cancer cells. It may also help in sensitizing tumours for treatments like chemotherapy and radiation. Although it may not cure any chronic disease but using it regularly may help in benefiting the overall health.
    10. Ease cold and flu- It is an old age tradition of using ginger to help recover from a cold and flu. It helps in protecting the respiratory system and improves recovery time. The compounds in ginger help in killing the viruses and bacteria that cause common colds and flu. It helps in stimulating the immune system and reduces the incidences of sore throat, provides relief from symptoms.
  • Uses

    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:

    1. One teaspoon of Ing Makhir ginger powder can be added to your food for flavour as well as for its benefits.
    2. ½ a teaspoon of the powder can be added in your morning and evening teas.
    3. ½ a teaspoon of the powder taken with honey before bedtime may help in relieving cold and cough in both children and adults.
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26 Oct 2020
Dr P.
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I recommend this product
Ing makhir

Excellent as always. This is my tenth order and very happy with service, product quolity and contents. Best place for original and pure products.

30 Sep 2020
Praveen S.
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Miracle ginger

The medicinal property and taste of Ing Mamber ginger are miraculous.

03 Oct 2020

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29 Sep 2020
Gunjan K.
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Lovely Products

Excellent Quality and Taste

30 Sep 2020

Hi Gunjan, Glad to know you had a good experience using our products. Thank you so much for choosing Zizira! -Risa (Team Zizira)

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23 Sep 2020
Anjali P.
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Fine, pure, ginger powder!

I've never tasted a better dried ginger powder. Thanks Zizira!

23 Sep 2020
Gurbir S.
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Very good product

Unique taste, exquisite aroma and best quality

06 Oct 2020

Hi Gurbir, Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us and we are really happy to know that you loved the aroma, taste and quality of our Ing Makhir ginger powder. -Risa (Team Zizira)

03 Aug 2020
Nita j.

All Zizira products are so good. Their quality is outstanding. I started taking the ginger powder first discomfort in my stomach. It immediately eases my pain. I have become a loyal customer of many of their products.

17 Aug 2020

Hi Nita, Thank you so much for the love and support you have for Zizira. And we are delighted to know that our Ing Makhir ginger did help ease your stomach pain.:slightly_smiling: Once again, thank you for trusting Zizira. -Risa (Product development team)

20 Sep 2018
Anshay J.
No more discomfort

As an IT personnel, I had been facing issues with stomach discomfort due to unhealthy eating habits. Upon including this health blend into my meal plan as a beverage between breakfast and lunch, the stomach discomfort is slowly reducing to minimal. Truly a miracle!