Ginger is a tropical plant, characterized by its purple green flowers, and its aromatic leg extending underground, and is mainly used in cooking and processing. Its common name is ginger, and its Latin name is Zingiber officinale (gingerbread).
Ginger has been used for a long time in cooking and alternative medicine, because it contains many medical benefits, where the roots of ginger used to facilitate digestion, and treatment of diarrhea, nausea and stomach pain, and the most important benefits of ginger:
- Treatment of vomiting and nausea caused by surgery. Studies have shown that the use of one gram of ginger before an hour of surgery, contributes significantly to the alleviation of nausea, equivalent to 38%.
- Minimize morning sickness in pregnant women, and should not be taken by pregnant women except under the supervision of a specialist doctor. Ginger therapy was not clinically proven for morning sickness in non-pregnant women, or for those suffering from dizziness.
- The researchers found that eating 250 grams of ginger 4 times a day for three days during the period of the menstrual cycle is equivalent to the pain relievers of medical pain, such as ibuprofen and mifeaminic acid in the process of reducing the associated alleles.
- Relieve the symptoms of cold and cough, where Ginger works to increase the breadth of the bronchus, relieve some symptoms of allergies.
- Regulate the level of sugar, as eating a glass of ginger drink a day to regulate and reduce the level of sugar in the blood, and also helps to increase the effectiveness of drugs used in the treatment of this disease.
- Treatment of insomnia, where drinking a glass of warm milk, added ground ginger helps to reduce the phenomenon, sleep regularly.
Side effects of ginger
Ginger does not have side effects when taken in small doses. But it may have a range of side effects when used incorrectly, as it generates the intestinal gas, bloating, and nausea. These side effects are associated with dried ginger or ginger powder mostly. When using ginger as a complementary or alternative treatment, consult a physician and give him a full idea of the dosage and method of use followed by the patient.
It is best to store fresh ginger in a cool, dry, and dark place, and do not prefer to place it in the refrigerator until after cutting it. In order to maintain the greatest effect, the use of ginger is preferred within two to three weeks, and it is preferable to remove the capsules and ginger powder from the sources of light and heat.
How to prepare ginger tea :
Ginger tea can be made in the following way:
- Cut 2 inches of ginger root into slices and add a glass of water to it.
- Leave to simmer for 10 minutes. Cover the container to maintain the most volatile and useful ingredients
- Remove the slides and half the rest of the water, and drink before the meal.
Treatment of debility and diseases of anxiety and fatigue
- A cup of ground ginger.
- A little warm water.
How to prepare:
Place the ginger cup in a bowl of warm water, leave it for 10 minutes, put the feet up to the middle of the leg, sit down while sitting on a low seat or bed for a quarter of an hour, then wash the two legs and dry them.