Ginger is an herb that you should always have in the house, because it is an excellent spice for sweet and savory dishes, and in addition has a number of medicinal properties. Fresh ginger and dried ginger are quite different in its properties, as if they were two different plants.
The ginger fresh root is used for reinforcement of sweating and discharge of toxic substances from the body while the dried root, is used for abdominal diseases, diarrhea, rheumatism, cough, etc.
Its medicinal properties are numerous. It is used against inflammation, the lining against the island, anticonvulsants, to reduce pain in muscle and bone problems such as arthritis, as well as prevention against colds and cough for calming, strengthening the immune system, improves circulation and prevents the formation of blood clots, is an effective remedy against migraines and flu.
Ginger improves memory, acts as a mild aphrodisiac, reduces nausea in pregnancy without adverse effects, and nausea in people who endure any type. Also it destroys microorganisms, and is used against exhaustion and fatigue, because it raises the energy in the body.
Ginger speeds up metabolism, helps the breakdown of meat and milk in the body. It is a powerful antioxidant that enhances liver function and is excellent for detoxification of the body. Ginger has no adverse effect, but is not recommended for the consumption of more than 5 g per day.
To stop colds
Ginger is mostly used as a remedy for colds and to improve circulation. In fact, when you feel anger, trembling and other first cold symptoms, ginger tea is used as a means of warmth. Ginger tea is prepared by the fresh ginger root is cut into slices and add to boiling water, about 10 slices of ginger in half a liter of water. Cook for ten minutes, then strain. Optionally add honey and lemon in tea.
- ½ cup coarsely grated ginger
- ¼ cup lemon juice
- Rind of a lemon, grated
- 5-7 large tablespoons brown sugar
- 4 cups of mineral water
Roughly grate the ginger and lemon peel and sprinkle them with sugar. Squeeze lemon juice and pour the ginger and add water. Leave 10 minutes, then strain into a large beer mugs and serve with plenty of ice and a few leaves of fresh mint.
Instead of mineral water you can put ordinary water. This drink of ginger with room temperature water, it is best to drink at the first sign of a cold.
With every meal, eat a small piece of fresh ginger. This will improve digestion, and contribute to the process of cleansing the body.
Hot ginger chocolate
- 100 ml water
- 10 g fresh ginger
- 70 g dark chocolate
- 30 g of dark chocolate with 70% of cocoa
- 200 ml cream
Wash and cut ginger into slices, put in boiling water and cook over low heat for 10 minutes covered. Drain and stir in the chopped hot chocolate and cream. Heat while stirring until it boils.
Refreshing soup with fresh ginger
- 100 gr integral spaghetti
- 1 onion
- 3 cloves of garlic
- 4 small pieces of Wakame seaweed
- little chili powder
- little white pepper
- 1 handful chopped parsley
- 1 handful of chopped celery leaves
- 4 teaspoons soy sauce
- a piece of ginger root
Chop the celery, carrot and parsnip. Onions cut into quarters. Mash 3 cloves of garlic with all shell and insert them in the pressure cooker, together with prepared vegetables. Pour 4 cups of water. Add seaweed and soy sauce. If you like spicy, add a pinch and chili powder. Close the pot, and cook 5 minutes, from the time when the pot reaches the pressure. Drain the steam from the pot and open it, then place it back on the fire to boil. Break the spaghetti, and then paste it into the soup. Cook for about 10 minutes. Peel and grate the ginger and squeeze it with your fingers to get 2 teaspoons of juice. Add the juice of ginger soup and serve it hot, sprinkled with parsley and celery.