Ginger is a tropical plant very similar to reed with aromatic root. The root is used as food and remedy for ages. Ginger root is rich with minerals like magnesium, potassium, copper and manganese as well as vitamins of the B group, and a lot of vitamin C. when used fresh it is amazing for detoxifying the body and dried is best for stomach diseases.
MOST KNOWN USES OF GINGER
There are notes that prove that ginger is used from the 4th century in the Chinese traditional medicine for nausea, stomach pain, toothache, bleeding and rheumatism. In the middle ages it was among the most famous aphrodisiacs and in the 16th century was used against plague. Modern science considers ginger as amazing remedy for inflammations, swelling and cramps. It is also good for cough, cold and as natural immunity booster. Ginger is good against nausea especially during pregnancy. It can perfectly rise up the energy levels in your body. Ginger improves the liver function, lowers cholesterol and rheumatism pain, and improves mobility of sperms.
BEST GINGER RECIPES
Ginger tea for your heart
Get thumb size piece of ginger and peel it off. Chop it in thin slices and put the pieces in half liters of cold water. Cook it on medium heat for 20 minutes. Strain it and let cool down then add honey. Drink 2-3 cups a day. Don’t add honey in hot tea!
Ginger cough syrup
Put 2 teaspoons of fresh chopped ginger in 200 ml of water. Cook on low heat for 30 minutes. Add 150 grams of sugar (honey) and cook for a little while until it is syrupy. Take a tablespoon of the syrup a day. If it is too sweet dilute it in a cup of black tea and drink it.
Ginger massage oil
Put medium size ginger root in a juicer and juice it. Mix the resulting juice in 1:1 ratio with sesame oil. Make small amounts of the oil and keep it in fridge. Shake it well before you use it.
Ginger energy drink
Mix half teaspoon of finely chopped or grated ginger root with half teaspoon of minced flaxseeds and a teaspoon of honey. Add it in 200 ml of mineral water and add a juice of a lemon, orange and grapefruit.