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Ginger: Alternative Uses, Health Benefits And More - Ayurvedicare


Ginger root
Ginger root


 What Is Ginger ?

We all know that ginger is generally used in daily life.In this article I will say about How many types of gingers ? What is benefits of ginger ? How to use ginger ? and all of the information about ginger which i know.

 Ginger is a herb. We are using ginger as ayurvedic cure for our diseases. Ginger is an underground root. Also ginger called a flowering plant whose rhizome (root-stock), ginger is widely used as a spice and as medicine. Mostly we are using fresh ginger in kitchen and for our cure.

Raw ginger
Raw ginger

Fresh ginger found at any supermarket or from a vegetable seller. But ginger in dry and powder forms are rarely obtained. Common name's of ginger are African ginger, Cochin or Asian ginger because ginger's native are South China, Africa and India.

The major active ingredients in ginger are thought to be volatile oils and phenolic compounds, such as gingerols and shogaols. Ginger has scientific name which is Zingiber officinale.

    1.Top 5 Ginger Types:

    1.Common ginger:

    Common ginger is a world-famous for its properties.
    Common ginger is widely used as spice or herb.It is also known as Indian or Chinese ginger.We using ginger in curries,soups and medicines all over Asia. In European countries, ginger is used in some types of cookies, candies and so on.

    2. Galangal ginger :

    Galangal ginger is called as Thai ginger. Thai ginger has a sweeter and less spicy taste than common ginger. Its flowers, rhizomes and sprouts are widely used in Thai curry, chili paste and pickles. In contrast to other types of ginger plants, galangal can tolerate more sun and grow better in sunlight.

    3. Turmeric ginger :

    Turmeric ginger must be spicy in India curries. It is not only used for food coloration ; it is a superfood. Turmeric ginger is used as a remedy for our wounds as a powder form. Turmeric ginger is the type of ginger used for 5,000 years in southern India and Indonesia.

    4. Myoga ginger :

    Myoga ginger is called Japanese ginger. In Japan, the flowers and young sprouts of Myoga ginger are used as a delicious topping on various foods and only edible flowers and tasty sprouts are use in the kitchen.

    5. Peacock ginger :

    The peacock ginger plant grows just  few inches on the floor. Peacock ginger has beautiful purple flowers. The plant may look pretty and decorative, but it has many medicinal and cosmetic uses.

    2.Benefits of ginger are:

    Ginger has so many properties which helps fight chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, low blood pressure, heart disease and lung disease and promote healthy aging.

    1. Reduces Pain :

    Reduces Pain
    Reduces Pain

    Ginger is a natural pain reliever. Gingerol has anti-inflammatory properties and works to eliminate the compounds in the body that cause pain.Ginger's anti-inflammatory properties reduce the pain associated with arthritis and increase joint mobility.

    Most people with arthritis are prescribed anti-inflammatory drugs to relieve their symptoms, but ginger acts as a natural alternative.Ginger is an effective pain reliever for human muscle pain caused by exercise injuries.ginger reduces swelling and relieves pain by taking ginger by mouth or applying ginger pest to the skin.

    2. Menstrual Cramps :

    Menstrual Cramps
    Menstrual Cramps

    Menstrual cramps are a common symptom of the female cycle, but the inclusion of ginger may make them easier to manage. Ginger powder helps with menstrual cramps. The study found that women who took milligrams of ginger powder once daily during the cycle felt less pain than other women.

    Many people become emotional  before and during their period and have cramps. This is called PMS. Menstrual cramp(Dysmenorrhea) is a  type of  PMS symptom.Using ginger during the first three days of the menstrual cycle can relieve pain and its anti-inflammatory properties reduce the bloating that is common in premenstrual syndrome.

    3. Relieves Nausea and Upset Stomach :

    Relieve nausea
    Relieve nausea

    The benefit of ginger is that it has the ability to relieve nausea and reduce the side effects of nausea. Old women may say that ginger is especially useful when you want to relieve nausea during pregnancy.

    Ginger helps with motion sickness, migraines, morning sickness, or common stomach problems, and ginger soothes upset stomach.Ginger does this with anti-inflammatory effects, a better digestive response, and hormones that regulate blood pressure and calm the body.

    4. Healthy Skin :

    Healthy skin
    Healthy skin

    Ginger improves skin health with properties such as antioxidants, increased blood circulation and antiseptic(preservatives) and so on. Antioxidants protect the skin from  UV rays, slow down the breakdown of collagen, and make the skin younger  and firmer.

    The antiseptic action of ginger improves the symptoms of acne, and raw ginger helps the scars caused by acne.Ginger's anti-inflammatory properties also help heal inflamed skin.

    5. Better Digestion :

    Better digestion
    Better digestion

    Ginger speeds up the digestive process and helps empty the stomach faster.If someone has digestive problems such as stomach ulcer, constipation, and IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). Symptoms may be relieved when included in a regular diet.Studies show that people who take ginger digest ginger twice as fast as those who don't.

    3.Uses Of Ginger :

    Ginger Tea
    Ginger Tea

    Ginger is a popular ingredient in Asian cuisine and has been used for centuries in both  fresh and dry forms.Ginger flowers and bean sprouts are used in food. Most Asians use ginger for the spicy smell of food. Ginger used as a slice of curry and ginger tea. Europeans used ginger for  cookies, candies, ginger ale and more.

    The production of gingerbread, gingersnaps and other spice cookies uses ginger powder, a dry ginger with a more spicy and stronger flavor. Ginger is used  as an antioxidant in cosmetics and as a preservative in pharmaceuticals. Ginger has been used to combat cancer, constipation, asthma and  shortness of breath.

    4.What It Heals :

    • Motion Sickness

    • Nausea

    • Cancer

    • Pain

    • Flatulence

    5.How It Harms :

    • Bleeding problems

    • Miscarriage

    • Inflamed membranes

    6. Health Risks:

    1.Blood clotting :

     If you have a blood clotting disorder,do not eat ginger as it may interfere with clotting.

    2.Low blood sugar (Hypoglycemia) :

    Ginger can lower blood sugar levels,so watch your blood sugar levels carefully or talk to your doctor about changing medication.

    3.Pregnancy :

    Some studies raise concerns about miscarriage and other issues related to ginger intake during pregnancy.

    However, other studies have stated that ginger is morning sickness safe when taken for a short period of time.

    4. Mouth and Mucous Membranes :

    Ginger is considered a warning herb and the sides of the body can generate more heat and inflame the mouth and mucous membranes.

    Frequently Asked Questions :

    Q.1 How to pick good ginger ?

    Ans. First, you need to use your senses to choose the best ginger. Next, look for ginger with shiny, tight skin. Ginger skin should be thin. If you want ginger, never use thick, dry ginger.

    Q.2 How to make ginger tea?

    Ans.Take slices of fresh ginger, mix with fresh water, and bring to a boil over high heat. If necessary, reduce the heat and simmer over low heat. Pass the tea through a fine strainer to catch all the ginger.

    Q.3 Types of ginger for cooking ?

    Ans.There are many types of ginger used in cooking, and the names are as follows. Common Ginger, Beehive Ginger, Bitter Ginger, Myoga Ginger, Butterfly Lily Ginger, Peel Ginger, Torch Ginger, Mango ginger, Thai ginger, Turmeric ginger.

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