Ginger Bites in My Pockets

Project Roohie # 3

Monikuntala’s story:

Whenever seasons start changing, I get a cold which eventually turns into a cough. I hate the noise I make in a silent classroom or the sudden extreme outbursts when I am sleeping at night.

Since I have lived independently for a very long time, I have searched for quick and affordable remedies in nearby shops which would keep my cough away for a few hours. For a long time, I relied on cough drops, but they would take a longer time than expected to heal me.

Finally, I found a very affordable home remedy – Bite-Sized Ginger!

pc: Monikuntala Das

Every morning, while going for my classes, I break a piece of ginger and put it in my pocket! The outer skin of the ginger saves any stains on my pants. Every now and then, I take it out, nibble into it, chew it through and let the taste tingle my throat. It helps me control the exhausting cough and also the loud embarrassment. Anytime I feel like a cough coming in, the ginger-bite in my pocket saves the moment instantly! And more so, it fixes me in around three days!

Do try it sometime, I am sure it will help you too. You can also add the piece of ginger to a teaspoon of organic honey for greater relief.


Monikuntala Das is currently a PhD scholar working on bamboo furniture from the Department of Design in Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati. She also loves traveling and documenting cultural stories. You can reach her on her Instagram platform @traveling_in_frames.

Project Roohie is an archive of traditional and contemporary wellness tools and practices rooted in the aesthetics of organic living and sustainability.  We welcome recipes and regimes of self-care, health, and diet from your family, community, and cultural lineages. This is a collaboration project undertaken by The Soul-Searcher with House of Noorie.

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Author: The SoulSearcher

The writer is a research scholar in English literature, an avid reader and sucker for life philosophies

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