Tea with ginger: the nuances of taste and benefits
August 4, 2011
- Tea with ginger: the nuances of taste and benefits
- Beneficial features
- How to cook
Eastern spice called Ginger has long been famous for its healing properties. Thanks to its unusual and distinct taste, he is widely used in cooking a variety of countries: in which only food and drinks was not added. Tea with ginger has proven itself as an effective means of combating obesity, colds, loss of strength. With the help of folk healers treat liver disease and reduced virility.
For over 2,500 years ginger is used in Chinese medicine and Ayurvedic medical practice. The Ginger contains a dozen antiviral ingredients that help to cope with a wide range of common ailments. In fact, ginger as a medicine enjoys such confidence that he is a member of more than half of Chinese herbal medicines. Its main therapeutic components are fatty acids, monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes, who works as a modern antiviral medicines and painkillers. It is used in the powder in particulate form and in the form of oil, but its most popular form - ginger tea.
In Sanskrit it is called ginger singabera, which means "horned root", and among the peoples of Russia in the XIX century it was decided to call it a white root. Homeland ginger - South Asia. It grows equally well in China, India and Indonesia, is found in Jamaica, Australia and West Africa. In medicine and culinary uses of ginger rhizome. It is cylindrical and slightly flattened shape, small size, specific spicy aroma and a sharp, burning taste. The color of ginger rhizomes may vary depending on the method of pretreatment ginger if not treated at all, after drying it becomes black, and if the roots were washed and cleaned from the surface layer, they are white.
One of the undoubted advantages of ginger is that it is not related to allergens and does not contain harmful substances such as purine and oxalate. But it is rich in vitamins A, C, B1 and B2. In its structure is present as a complex of trace elements, including sodium, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, calcium, iron, zinc, and contains a number of useful amino acids for the human body - tryptophan, threonine, Leysin, methionine, phenylalanine, valine.
Ginger tea helps to restore vitality after a long illness, operations, increased physical, mental and emotional stress. It gives a positive result in the treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders, depressive states. Sometimes it is recommended to drink, and to cope with fatigue, irritability
Irritability - you try to control my temper
, Lethargy and apathy. The crushed rhizomes of ginger brewed peppermint
Mint and its useful properties: aromatic freshness
, Black elderberry flowers and yarrow - a tea brings noticeable relief for stomach pains.
Most often, ginger tea is used in disorders of the digestive system, the main of which are nausea and vomiting caused by toxicity, and motion sickness. According to experts of the University of Wyoming, ginger tea as effectively relieves symptoms of sea and air sickness than antihistamines, such as dimenhydrinate. It is also used to treat flatulence and stomach cramps.
In second place in the list of diseases for which treatment is often used ginger tea is the common cold. The active components of this plant help fight the cold virus, and its strong smell and burning taste thin the mucous secretion and helps to relieve chest congestion and nasal cavity.
During the cold is not superfluous to drink a day for a few cups of regular black or green tea with lemon and honey, which are used in the brewing and slices of ginger rhizome. Take ground ginger is undesirable because the drink will dull and lose their best flavor. Honey added to this tea quite a small amount, and for the more adventurous, you can put in a teapot or cup a pinch of chili.
Tea with ginger and mint leaves or lemon balm gives cheerfulness better than a high-quality coffee, and so it would be nice to drink it in the morning.
Before the study began to confirm the healing power of ginger, ginger tea has been used to treat migraine
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, Bruises and stiff painful joints. Components ginger stimulate blood flow to the damaged tissue and increase blood flow to the body surface, which helps alleviate the headache and muscle pains and treat superficial injuries.
Classics of the genre
There are a lot of different recipes tea with ginger. In India, for example, it is legal does not pour ginger
Ginger and the most unexpected, but pleasant useful properties
boiling water and boil the rhizome in the pot of water on low heat for ten minutes. Self ginger for preparing medicinal drink taken not in a dried form, and fresh: rhizome previously cleaned and cut into pieces. You can rub it on a grater, and the main thing - that it was not too small.
During cooking, tea or when water is added in the brewing generous pinch black pepper - it is one of the essential components of beverage. Tea desirable sweeten with honey or sugar. But keep in mind the fact that, dissolved in water, heat, honey loses many useful properties. Lemon or orange peel makes the taste richer and more refined.
Rapid method of making tea with ginger is as follows: you just pour boiling water over chopped ginger, or put it in boiling water, but do not boil, and let stand for a few minutes. Drink ginger tea hot sips.
It is not recommended to get involved in such a drink to people with inflammatory diseases of the skin, stomach ulcer in the acute stage, as well as bleeding and fever.
Sage during pregnancy - what can help plant
May 19, 2014
Do not use sage to treat various diseases during pregnancy without consulting with a competent doctor. Sage during pregnancy can help in the case of illnesses, but only if you use it wisely and carefully.
Homeland clary sage - Italy, Syria and southern France. For centuries, the sage used to treat various diseases. In the culture of the Mediterranean countries was used in order to increase the likelihood of conception, improve memory, reduce the likelihood of inflammation at weaning, and to relieve the symptoms of arthritis. Fans sage assert that this plant helps with coughing, sore throat and laryngitis, and perfectly eliminates the anxiety and excessive sweating. To confirm the validity of such claims, we need further research.
Sage for pregnant women
Sage naturally increases levels of estrogen and progesterone in the body, and this property makes it one of the most popular therapies used during labor. One of the beneficial properties of sage
Useful properties of sage - Applications
during pregnancy it is that it stimulates contractions. It can be used when the gestational age is coming to an end. Sage oil helps the woman to relax, and the birth process is reduced.
Women who give birth for the first time, especially nervous, and it can create tension in the muscles, which makes the battle difficult and painful. With oil of sage cervix dilates easier, and contractions become faster and more productive. In general, the use of sage
The use of sage - from cooking to treatment
It can accelerate and facilitate the process of birth.
Sage also helps women cope with pain during childbirth. To this can be diluted with a little oil in the carrier oil of sage, and rub it in the skin of the reproductive organs, and on the legs, where the acupuncture points are located. This should be done slowly. Another option - to put a little diluted sage oil on cotton pads. They can be put under the pillow, or any place with a woman, so that she could breathe fumes. Inhalation over several minutes can lead to the top of contractions, or reduce stress caused by mental or emotional stress overvoltage.
Sage affect the hormonal system. It stimulates the production of oxytocin in pregnant women, so apply Sage
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during pregnancy it is recommended during labor. Sage should be used in moderation, otherwise it can cause headaches. Before using the oil of sage, consult your doctor.
Research carried out for eight years at Oxford University, has shown that aromatherapy essential oils, including oils of clary sage, shown to be effective in reducing the birth pains. The methods used during the study included the bath and foot bath, as well as the application of drops of oil on the forehead and hands.
Apply one to three drops of essential oil
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sage on the palm and breathe deeply three times. Another option - use a cotton disk with neat sage oil, which can be put under the pillow.
Apply 1-3 drops of clary sage oil on the acupressure points SP6, Ki1, Bl28, and massage them with your finger. It is important to keep the pressure within 1-2 breaths. Then pat along the meridian line. Continue massage by moving along the bottom of the foot toward the inner side of the foot and the big toe.
If the bout slowed down or need to speed up the opening of the cervix:
- It is best to use inhalation. The scent of sage can help speed up contractions by stimulating muscle contraction.
- Rub oil clary sage diluted in the abdomen during labor. This weakens the muscle tension and calms the mother, as well as helping to disclosure of the cervix.
- Massage KI1 point located on the bottom of a deep push, hold pressure.
- Massage thumbs and little fingers of hands. Pat several times on the inside of the hand.
A decoction of sage in pregnancy
As an expectant mother, you may be wondering how safe to use herbal teas during pregnancy. Sage is often used in cooking for centuries been used as a herbal medicine for the treatment of various ailments. Although, in general, sage considered safe for pregnant women as a culinary spice and its concentration in the case of large or additives may be unsafe for expectant mothers. Before you drink a decoction of sage during pregnancy, as well as teas from other herbs, consult your doctor or midwife.
Although herbal teas such as sage tea, provide the body with essential nutrients, including iron, calcium and magnesium, they may be unsuitable for use during pregnancy. Since herbal teas do not contain caffeine, it seems that they are a safe alternative to tea beverages during pregnancy. However, it's not in caffeine and a lack of scientific evidence that herbal teas do not adversely affect fetal development. Experts say that the concentrated herbal teas are not safe during pregnancy and their use should be avoided.
Possible side effects
Broth sage as herbal teas and other additives may cause some side effects. Among them - dry mouth, on the lips of inflammation or irritation in the oral cavity. Use of decoction of sage in excessive amounts can cause serious side effects such as abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting. In rare cases, high doses of salvia can cause seizures and harm the liver. If you experience these side effects, contact your doctor immediately.
Doctors say that the sage, as used in concentrated doses can be dangerous during pregnancy. To determine the safety of the use of a decoction of sage during pregnancy and its impact on fetal development, we need further research. The recommended dose of sage for pregnant women has not been determined. Do not drink a decoction of sage, if you have diabetes, kidney disease or epilepsy. Before you drink a decoction of sage during pregnancy, or planning a pregnancy, you should consult with your doctor.
Antibacterial and astringent properties make it a great sage rinse the throat and gums. But if you are pregnant, do not use in medicinal doses of sage in any form. However, it is safe as a culinary spice.