Ginger is very popular in the East. Its use as a seasoning to food, is added to drinks, as well as treat a variety of diseases. What is so useful ginger, because in the East it is considered the king of condiments? Perhaps the fact that ginger has a special, incomparable effect on the body, warming it from the inside.
What is contained in ginger root
At the root of ginger contains many useful substances. The most valuable in ginger is its essential oil, which gives it a special flavor of a warm and many medicinal properties. The main active ingredient of the essential oil
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Ginger is tsingiberen volatile substance which has antibacterial properties. Ginger taste due to the content in the root of various resins (gingerol, tsingerola, shogaols) - they also possess antibacterial properties.
At the root of ginger contains many essential amino acids from which proteins are built in the future of human tissue cells.
Furthermore, root ginger has beta-carotene (it is converted into vitamin A), vitamin B1, B2, C, minerals and trace elements (zinc, sodium, potassium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, calcium).
Ginger root is white inside, but old plants, he may have a yellowish tint. Ready ginger root is of two types (depending on how it is processed):
- Ginger White - washed, peeled from the surface of dense layers and dried in the sun;
- Black Ginger - root, which is taken from the earth and not treated, but only dried; This ginger is more pronounced characteristics - strong odor and pungent taste.
The special properties of ginger
Ginger has very special characteristics, chief among which is the ability to cause a mild pleasant warmth in the human body. In combination with a pleasant smell, this property has made a major ginger spice, which is traditionally used in eastern countries in the preparation of various dishes and drinks. After the colonization of India by England this spice came to Europe. Today, ginger is used to prepare dishes, which gives them a special warmth and flavor, cook a variety of drinks.
By the beneficial properties of ginger is the ability to cause a rush of blood to the stomach after a meal, cooked with this spice. As a result, it increases appetite, improve the secretion of digestive juices and the digestion of food. For the second course slices of ginger can just fry in oil, then mixing them with the cooking. Ginger also has antispasmodic properties, ie it can relax the smooth muscles of internal organs, so he is able to remove the pain and discomfort, such as overeating. If we apply the crushed ginger diluted with water to the affected area, the rush of blood and removal of muscle spasm reduce any pain.
Another property of ginger, which is used since ancient times in the East - is its antibacterial and anthelmintic properties. In warmer climates, where a large number of pathogens and helminths, are actively breeding in hot, humid climates, it is possible to preserve the property of ginger from the decomposition of food and prevent various gastrointestinal infections
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- Seasoned with ginger food is safer. This property of ginger is used today, such as sushi - raw fish dishes.
In our time, it became known that ginger has anti-oxidant properties, that is able to free the body from free radicals that destroy our cells and contribute to aging. But in ancient times knew that ginger can rid the body of all the poisons. Thus, there is an ancient Indian recipe of cleansing the body, which is that once a day before meals should be eaten teaspoon of minced fresh ginger root with lemon juice.
Indispensable ginger for colds, as it contributes to the expansion of blood vessels, a rush of blood to the inflamed mucosa of the respiratory tract, which contributes to the rapid excretion of infectious agents and their metabolic products. Brewed ginger tea with boiling water will improve not only the general state of colds, but also the mood, warm inside and filled with their aroma. The bactericidal properties of ginger can be used for the prevention of seasonal colds. To do this, every day to drink tea from ginger and it is not really sick. You can simply chew a piece of ginger root.
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Ginger - an ancient, time-tested tool that is used with a variety of purposes and are almost always beneficial.