Health Benefits of Ginger
Ginger is rated a very good spice that is very helpful not just in cooking but in medicinal as well.
Ginger is native to Southeast Asia. Currently, the biggest producers are Jamaica, Fiji, India, Australia, and Indonesia, although ginger can be found in mostly tropical countries. They also come in different colors depending on its variety; they can be yellow, reddish or white. The skin thickness depends on its maturity as well.
It gives relief to gastrointestinal gas because ginger has therapeutic anti-oxidants effects. It also prevents motion sickness and other effects like dizziness, nausea, vomiting and cold sweats that relates to motion sickness. Ginger is also good and safe for reducing nausea and vomiting due to pregnancy. It also gives relief to those who are suffering osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis because of its anti-inflammatory compound called gingerols. Continuous usage of ginger will reduce pain and improve their mobility.
Ginger also reduces the risk of colorectal cancer and ovarian cancer. It can also boost healthy sweeting during cold season and when there is flu. Ginger is also good for sore throats, and for preserving voice after singing. Ginger is not an allergenic food. Ginger is a spice and medicinal herb.
To make a ginger hot drink, use one or two ½ inch strip of ginger to a 1 cup of boiling water. Ginger is also good in stews like beef, pork and chicken. It is also goes along with onion, and tomato. Peel the ginger when using, if not make sure that it is very well washed because gingers are root crop. For cooking, it is best if you use the ginger at the beginning rather than at the end of your cooking. Ginger are also being candied, powdered and pickled depending on its usage.