GINGER: The Truth About Ginger – Healing Herbs



Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is a plant of the family Zingiberaceae, which is of the same family as Turmeric (besides they often associate together). In China, it is called Shen Fiang.

It is native to Malaysia and India (where it is also one of the main medicinal plants of Indian Ayurveda medicine, which is one of the oldest medicines in the world). It is produced and grown in tropical and often very sunny areas, largely in India, China, Indonesia and Nepal. There is little Ginger in the wild.

Shen Fiang has been found in manuscripts and writings dating back more than 3500 years, but it is estimated that it has been used for more than 5000 years. It was one of the first spices to be imported along the Mediterranean basin, and its trade was flourishing. It was used by many civilizations such as Greeks, Romans, but also in the Middle Ages as a condiment for seasoning dishes. He had then recognized aphrodisiac qualities, which, at that time, was a commercial argument to raise prices. Thus, it was often reserved for wealthy social classes because its price was very expensive.

In the 18th century, the famous Shen Fiang fell into oblivion, but it is again widely used nowadays, as well as Turmeric. Combined with Turmeric and Pepper, Ginger has effects tenfold, as often with different spices. In Asia, Ginger is used traditionally to treat stomach problems, digestion, nausea and diarrhea.

It is mainly rich in minerals such as manganese, phosphorus and magnesium, but it also contains calcium, sodium and iron. Regarding vitamins, Ginger contains small amounts of vitamins B1, B2 but especially vitamin B3. Add to that that fresh ginger contains vitamin C, but once dried, this vitamin disappears completely. Finally, the Ginger rhizome (underground part of the stem) is rich in starch, it has its own essential oil, but also lipids, proteins and carbohydrates in fairly large quantities.

Daily consumption of Ginger is excellent for health, especially when combined with other spices such as Turmeric or Cinnamon. It is possible to take 2 to 5 grams of ginger rhizome powder (dried ginger) divided in 2 or 3 times a day. You can also take it in the form of herbal tea, mother tincture, energy drinks, grated fresh ginger … The ways to eat Ginger are very large but it is estimated that it takes a minimum of 500mg per day for it to have noticeable effects on the body.

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It is known to protect and promote a good digestive system, it effectively fights nausea and vomiting during a transport, on a trip (boat, plane, car …), following a continuation operation, during nausea related to pregnancy or illness. Ginger also lowers fever, fights pains and antibacterial and antiviral properties very interesting. But Ginger remains above all an excellent invigorating and invigorating of the body, it effectively reinforces people weakened or plagued by diseases. Its aphrodisiac virtues come to him more from his ability to tone the entire body than direct effects on hormones. Its aphrodisiac effects are multiplied when Ginger is used with Maca, Tribulus or Ginseng, but these plants have a much higher action to stimulate the libido.

You can eat Ginger daily without any noticeable side effects, as has been the case for many people in India and other countries for millennia. However, sometimes there are mild diarrhea or a burning sensation in the stomach. In these cases, reduce the doses until your body gets used to it, then gradually increase again. On the other hand, avoid consuming Ginger in case of obstruction of the bile ducts. Be careful also with the use of certain drugs supposed to diminish the role of the immune system (for example during an organ transplant).

Ginger is a safe plant and very popular in Asia and especially in India where it is consumed very regularly in different dishes. It has notorious effects for a very large number of problems whether it is digestive problems, diffuse pains or global health. It is a plant that effectively protects the body, organs and health in general.

AltDr Agyapong ( Sniper Ayurvedic Clinic)