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Ginger as a remedy

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is known as a spice but also as a medicine for more than 3,000 years.

It originated in Asia but is grown and used for human consumption and treatment worldwide. Most are grown and used in India, a species known for high quality ginger from Jamaica, China and Australia. Ginger Chinese for many years and used as medicine in their traditional medicine.

Ginger is a tropical, spicy, like a perennial plant cane. It grows to a height of about one meter, and the root is several centimeters thick, fleshy, and about 20 centimeters in length. For food and as a food additive used as root and rhizome is very aromatic and contains many useful ingredients. The smell of lemon and sweet-spicy taste of ginger are very pleasant.

Useful ingredients

The tests found that ginger has a lot of concentrated medicinal substances (vitamins and minerals), and to them the most is at the root:

vegetable fibers
vegetable fats
plant hormones
Essential Oils
Interestingly, the ginger in combination with other medicinal plants and drugs significantly enhances their therapeutic effect.

Application of the diet

Ginger Root is used as a condiment, cakes, tea, beer or liquor.

As a spice, ginger is now widely used in Indian cuisine for the preparation of: sauces, dressings, vegetable dishes, rice dishes, meat dishes, game and variety of desserts.

In England, the price of bread flavored with ginger (added to the dough).

Food is added to powder or small pieces of ginger, and can add grated root.


Used for the treatment of root (fresh or dried), and various powders and tinctures, teas and oils based on ginger.The root or ginger powder are combined with honey, garlic and other herbs. In addition to the ginger is used as a drug that is swallowed (drinking), ginger ingredients used for making coverings, bath teas or inhalers. Ginger is a very good antioxidant and has antibacterial, antiseptic, antifungal, sedative and antipyretic effect. It is believed that the aphrodisiac.

In some cases, the ginger is recommended for pregnant women against sickness, but with great caution (sedative effect), so it should still consult your doctor. In addition, greater amounts of ginger (over 5 grams) in some people and may cause side effects: nausea, heartburn, stomach pain or dizziness. Care should be taken that ginger prevents (reduces) the clotting of blood, and in people with bleeding (for whatever reason) should be limited use.

Healing effects

Ginger helps as a cure for many diseases and disorders:

joint pain
spine pain
Diseases of blood vessels
mouth and respiratory
bronchitis, colds and flu
Fungal infections
heartburn (heartburn)
loss of appetite
morning sickness and nausea while driving
urinary tract infection
kidney stones or gallbladder
menstrual problems
nausea caused by chemotherapy
bloating and gas
irritated bowel
metabolic disorder
disorder of blood vessels (thrombosis)
elevated cholesterol and triglycerides
promotes perspiration and toxins from the body
Problems with digestion
Problems with hair
problems with gall bladder
Problems with liver, prostate and stomach
Problems with the nerves
circulatory problems
against stress (inhalation)
various infections and inflammations
regulation of blood sugar
rheumatic changes
prevent blood clots
stabilization of the intestinal flora
abdominal pains
stiff muscles
inflammation of the ovaries

Lining of ginger water use against rheumatic pains, constricted blood vessels, stomach problems, muscle tension, bronchitis, and asthmatic attacks, fungal infections, as well as for tissue regeneration.


Based on the old folk tradition and the latest scientific research and the above characteristics, it is fair to say that ginger is a medicinal plant. Ginger helps with skin, respiratory organs, nerves, stomach, intestines, blood vessels and immune system.

As with the use of medicinal plants, should be careful when self-initiated use of ginger and should consult with doctors, pharmacists, nutritionists and aromatherapists.

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