06-08-2020 di redazione
Richly owned, Ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe), also known by the English name Ginger, is a perennial herbaceous plant, about 90cm high and belonging to the Zingiberaceae family.
The Ginger plant has an underground stem, formed by a branched rhizome from which the vegetative stems are born.
The medicinal part of ginger is the rhizome (which most people mistakenly call the root), rich in essential oil, gingerine, gingerone, resins and mucilage.
Originally from India and Malaysia, ginger is best developed in tropical places (with high temperatures and high humidity).
Ginger contains water, carbohydrates, proteins, amino acids, various mineral salts including manganese, calcium, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, magnesium, iron and zinc, B vitamins, vitamin E and essential oil.
This spice has many healing properties.
Thanks to its properties, ginger is traditionally used as a digestive and bitter-tonic.
Scientific studies have demonstrated a real effectiveness of ginger against nausea, in particular it is highly appreciated in cases of pregnancy nausea, car sickness and sea sickness.
Ginger is good for the entire digestive system and is also very useful against gastritis and intestinal ulcers.
The active ingredients of ginger are in fact very effective against Helicobacter pylori, the bacterium responsible for stomach ulcers. Ginger also stimulates digestion, fights diarrhoea and helps the elimination of intestinal gas.
A stimulant for the immune system, ginger has been used by Asian populations for thousands of years to fight colds and fevers.
It is also a valuable aid against coughs and phlegm.
Thanks to its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, ginger is also a great help in case of throat inflammation (pharyngitis, laryngitis, etc. ...). Thanks to its strong anti-inflammatory properties, it relieves headaches, effectively reduces joint and muscle pain and relieves inflammation of the stomach and esophagus.
This is why it has earned the nickname "natural cortisone" from natural medicine.
The ginger rhizome is also a good anticoagulant and as such helps to reduce the formation of coagulants in the arteries, decreases blood pressure and finally lowers blood cholesterol levels.
Much used in cooking, including herbal teas and juices.
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