Ginger Of Benefits
Ginger Of Benefits For Healthy We all know the benefits of ginger as a flavouring, but are you aware that it has been used medicinally since ancient times ? it is an underground stem or rhizome, wich is either sold in this fleshy form, which is either sold in this fleshy form, as a dried spice, or in a crystallized form. In China, ginger has been used for over 2.000 years and is considered to be a used to cleanse and warm the body, and in the treatment of diarrhea and nausea, and medical practitioners around the world are now aware of its many benefits. It is an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, carminative (reduces flatulence), anticoagulant, can reduce blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and is also a vasodilator. Because of its antimierobial properties it can also be used to treat minor sores and wounds. In the west indies ginger is used for the treatment of urinary treat infections, while herbal practitioners in Nigeria use it to treat malaria and yellow fever.
Ginger can be used in various forms to treat any of the following: arthritis, bad breath, bowel disorders, circulatory problems, colds and flu, colon cleansing, cramps, digestion problems, fatigue, headaches, hives, hot flushes, inflammation, motion sickness, morning sickness, muscle aches, nausea and vomiting, pain, respiratory disorders, and sores and wounds.
Because ginger can cause upset stomachs if taken in large quantities and also act as a menstrual stimulant, you should always be cautions and only take small amounts at any one time. Ginger should also not given to children under two years of age.
As explained earlier, my sister and I were not good travelers and my mother always kept a jar of crystallized ginger for our journeys down to Devon. Here Is the recipe she used and one I have continued to use for my own children who were also notoriously bad at stomaching long car journeys.
Granny’s Ginger Saviour
You will need
500 g thinly sliced peeled fresh ginger
Extra granulated sugar for coating