Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is a rhizome, a plant that grows deep under the ground and branches roots that are eaten.
Each ginger plant can grow to a height of one meter, and produce 2-5 lumps of ginger, which is harvested once a year.
Once the root of the plant is dug up, it needs to be well washed and dried in the sun. After it is prepared correctly, it can be used for cooking and various medical purposes.
Ginger takes a special place in many kitchens because of its specific aroma and the sharp, spicy taste that separates it from the other spices.
It comes from India, and It is a tropical plant, which is also used as a spice for juices, alcoholic beverages, sweets, compotes, cosmetics, and is also used for medical purposes. The ginger has a smell of lemon, with a sharp taste, a bit spicy, which highlights its orientality.
It contains potassium, copper, magnesium, vitamin C, B5 (pantothenic acid), B6 (pyridoxine), B3 (niacin).
Use of ginger as a medicine:
- It treats nausea, vomiting during travel or pregnancy
- Against abdominal pain, migraine
- For bleeding
- For rheumatism
- Improves circulation
- Improves digestion
- Stimulates mental alertness and memory (not recommended at night before bedtime)
- Burn Fat
- Against cold and flu
- It facilitates breathing and cravings
- It stimulates liver function
- In the fight against diarrhea caused by Escherichia coli
- It acts as a mild aphrodisiac
TOP 3 advises about ginger:
Nose and sinuses – If your nose is blocked due to inflamed sinuses, you can inhale the ginger powder, or boil it in water and inhale from the steam.
Pain – If you have any pain, apply a warm paste of ginger in painful places. Massage – For circulation, it is recommended that in the morning before the shower is rubbed the body with a cloth dipped in water with still ginger.