We will look in detail at the history of ginger, which is added to our food not only for the taste but also for the medicinal benefits. We add this ingredient to both of our vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. Its chemical properties, its miraculous cure many health issues.
Ginger has been used extensively for food and medicine since ancient times. Medical studies show that 50% of traditional medicine in ancient times had ginger as its ingredient. Ginger is an important ingredient in many foods, due to it add taste and aroma for the food.
According to old medical records, ginger has been used in medicine both raw and dried. According to 4th century BC Chinese medical records, ginger was used as a remedy for stomach problems, respiratory problems, diarrhea, cholera, toothache, and bleeding.
Ginger is one of the most important herbs in Ayurvedic medicine in India. Ayurvedic medical practitioners recommend ginger as a powerful medicine to enhance digestion, stimulate appetite, and cleanse the body. In addition, ginger is used in Ayurveda as a remedy for joint pains, respiratory problems, and constipation.
Nutrients in ginger
Ginger is rich in potassium, manganese, chromium, magnesium, and zinc, vitamins, and minerals.
Varieties of Ginger
There are many types of ginger. Among them Rio-D-Genero, Maran Nadan, Churuchi, Subraba, Suravi, IISR, Varada, IISR Magima, ISR, Rijada Atira and Karthika are the main varieties.
Medicinal uses of ginger
Ginger has been used as a spice in cooking and medicine for over 5,000 years. In addition, ginger is a natural remedy for the following issues.
Ginger enhances digestive power. Helps to strengthen abdominal muscles in hernia problem. Sets the solution to gas related problems. After meals, drinking ginger tea reduces gas disturbances. Eating ginger when stomach problems are serious can help prevent food poisoning.
Remedy for joint pain, joint membrane problems
Ginger contains a chemical called ‘gingerol’ which provides good relief for joint and muscle pain. According to research published in the medical journal Medicinal Food, ginger is known to cause specific stimuli at the cellular level.
Solving breathing problems
It has been found that the properties of ginger can correct breathing problems. Studies also show that ginger is a very effective anti-tuberculosis drug. Ginger has been found to cure two types of tuberculosis. The first is to remove the enzymes that are trapped in the airway-like muscles, and the second is to stimulate other enzymes that relax the airways.
Controlling nausea and vomiting
Ginger is a good remedy for nausea and vomiting. It also cures morning sickness in pregnant women, constipation during travel, and nausea and vomiting during chemotherapy treatment for cancer.
Increasing insulin secretion
Ginger has been found to not only prevent diabetes but also have the potential to cure it. Consumption of 3 grams of dried ginger powder for 30 consecutive days by diabetics can significantly control blood glucose, triglyceride, and cholesterol levels. Ginger has the power to protect the liver, kidneys, and nervous system of people with diabetes. Ginger has the property of preventing cataracts in the eyes.
Ginger has amazing power to protect us from colds and flu. Ginger cures asthma and bronchitis, cures coughs, sore throats, and bronchitis. Ginger juice mixed with lemon juice and honey helps to get rid of everyday health issues like cold and fever.
Strengthens the heart
Ginger is rich in minerals such as potassium, manganese, chromium, magnesium, and zinc, which have anti-inflammatory properties. Ginger is said to cure heart problems. Ginger contains a mineral that can lower cholesterol, control blood pressure, increase blood flow, and reduce and eliminate many cardiovascular diseases.
Full of anti-oxidant
Anti-oxidants are a very important mineral to protect against aging and many other degenerative diseases, such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, and Alzheimer’s. It is found in large quantities in ginger.
Ginger is widely used in pickles, curry powders, curry paste and spices. Also it is added to spicy food items for flavor. Used to make ginger breads, ginger biscuits, ginger candy, ginger drinks. Controls joint inflammation. Used to treat joint pain, migraine, and vomiting. Thus we use ginger which has various medicinal properties everyday and live without disease.