Dry ginger coffee or Chukku kappi is a herbal decoction with medicinal qualities. It contains pungent spices like dry ginger, cumin and peppercorns along with aromatic herbs like holy basil or Tulasi. The strong spicy and sweet flavoured coffee helps in alleviating cough and cold, mild fever, nasal congestions and throat infections. The botanical name of dry ginger or chukka is Zingiber Officinalis. It is one of an extensively used ingredient in many of the Ayurvedic medicines. Dry ginger coffee or Chukku kappi is known to have the following health benefits.