15 reasons why you should use ginger
1. Abates stomach problems presumption, stomach inconveniences and pomposity.
2. Reduces throat pain – the use of ginger stimulates mucus secretion and in that way alleviates cough and throat pain.
3. Prevents colds and influenza and it is used as prevention because it has antibacterial, antifungal and antitoxic characteristics.
4. Prevents from ulcer – due to the fact that it stimulates mucus secretion, ginger use prevents from ulcer i.e. prevents damage of mucous membrane.
5. Decreases cholesterol level in blood.
6. Helps digestion process and prevents from convulsion - ginger contains special enzymes responsible for protein catalysis in food and in that way it helps digestion process and prevents from convulsion. In the past, ginger was used after an abundant meal to ease digestion process.
7. It is used for stomach diseases, and in some countries it is used for diarrhea.
8. It is used for treating Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis as well as other muscle inflammatory disorders, because of the antiseptic characteristics of the ginger.
9. Ginger is antihistamine and in that way we can use it for allergy treatments.
10. Ginger alleviates nausea, especially seasickness, morning nausea, difficulties from walking or caused by chemotherapy. This is confirmed by a number of researches.
11. Improves memory.
12. Works as mild aphrodisiac.
13. Increases body energy.
14. A powerful antioxidant which improves liver function and is excellent for body detoxification.
15. Reduces bone pains and elbow torpors.
* Ginger does not have any side effects, but it is not recommended more than 5 g. a day usage.
Ginger – curative plant or spice
* Ginger is a plant that you always need to have it by hand, because it can be used as an ingredient in many dishes – both salty and sweet, and it has a lot of curative characteristics.
* Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is an annual plant which comes from China, but now it is cultivated also in Asia, India, Africa and the Caribbean Islands. Ginger has got long history used as a delicacy, healthy food spice, cure and enhancement. Ginger is very popular in the kitchen especially for its hot, fragrant taste from the aerial oils in its rhizome.
* Ginger is about 100 to 150 cm tall with long leaves and looks like a reed. Its rhizome is fleshy – about 20 cm in length and it’s very aromatic. Flower buds are usually white or pink depending on the species. Rhizome’s lemon scent aroma is quite pleasant and the taste is very sweet and spicy.
* Ginger rhizome can be used fresh or dried, sweetened or pickled like a syrup or tincture in supermarkets and markets for healthy food. * Ginger rhizome powder from this miracle plant is used as a medicine for its numerous medical effects. Due to scientific researches we can establish that ginger contains an active substance gingerol (zingiberin) which has effect as an aspirant.
*Fresh ginger differs completely from dried ginger as if they are two different plants.
* In Chinese medicine, dried ginger is known as Gan–Jiang and fresh ginger as Sheng-Jiang.
* Dried rhizome is used for stomach problems, diarrhea, rheumatism, cough etc.
* Dried and fresh gingers are official plants of Chinese pharmacology, both as extracts and tinctures.
* In China, ginger is used in almost 50% of the recipes and herbal medicines, because it enhances the reaction when it is mixed with another plant.
Ginger rhizome can be used fresh or dried, sweetened or pickled like a syrup or tincture in supermarkets and markets for healthy food.