Ginger, according to Wikipedia, is a herbaceous plant that grows in Japan, India, Brazil, Jamaica, Argentina, China, West Africa, and Vietnam. Its homeland are the western regions of India and Southeast Asia. Ginger is a cultivated plant, which was never found in the wild. In Sanskrit ginger "Zingiber" is translated as "horned root".
The period plantation of ginger falls on the spring months - from March to April. Ripening period lasts from half a year to 10 months, depending on the conditions in which the ginger was grown. Maturation occurs when the upper leaves turn yellow and fall off.
It is important to understand that the black ("Barbados") and white ("Bengal") Ginger - it is one and the same root, the only difference is in the degree of processing. To get black ginger, the peel is not removed, it is scalded with boiling water, after which it remains in its original state. To get white ginger, it is necessary to peel it thoroughly and pour with a two percent solution of sulfurous acid or bleach. The result is that white ginger loses some of its beneficial properties, it is less aromatic and less pungent than black ginger.
Ginger has long been famous for its aroma and taste. It is widely used as a spice in cooking. It is able to add special flavor to bakery or meat. In addition, it is believed that tem made from ginger, honey and lemon is able to improve immune system.
Useful properties of ginger are quite extensive. Due to the presence in the root of ginger essential oils, it is extremely fragrant. It is used for the treatment and prevention of many diseases. To begin with, that ginger has very beneficial effect on the digestive system. Besides the fact that Ginger gives the dish a special flavor, it makes the food easily digestible for the organism, eliminates indigestion and belching, stimulates the production of gastric acid secretion, and normalizes the stomach. If you regularly eat ginger, you will have a good appetite. Ginger is used for the prevention and treatment of various colds, because it stimulates expectoration. Ginger perfectly fights pathogenic bacteria, has anti-inflammatory and soothing effect, and also strengthens the immune system. Due to its ability to fight parasites, ginger is used to kill the worms.
Useful properties of ginger are useful for patients with bronchial asthma, and it also has healing properties, as it is used to treat skin diseases. Ginger has especially favorable effect on blood vessels, strengthens and purifies them, decreasing the cholesterol contained in the blood. It is a good tool in the treatment of atherosclerosis and strengthens memory. It lowers blood pressure. It gives a burst of energy and vigor. It serves as a preventive measure of thrombus formation and stroke. Ginger relieves joint pain, muscle pain, swelling, and helps in the treatment of rheumatism and arthritis.
Ginger is particularly useful for women. It assists in the treatment of infertility, and causes positive effect on the uterus. Ginger root eliminates toxicosis symptoms: nausea, dizziness, and weakness. That is why it is recommended to take ginger not only to pregnant women, but also for people suffering from "seasickness".
So, in case if you want to be healthy, you should consume ginger in moderate amounts, and very soon you will see the positive result.