Wunderknolle Ginger Especially healthy in autumn
Ginger - an all-rounder in many diseases
Ginger has been a natural remedy and home remedy for millennia. The Romans even demanded a special tax for the medical all-rounder. The plant originated in Southeast Asia, where it has been grown for more than 3,000 years and used for many traditional foods. Today, ginger is used in particular in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Ayurveda. In Europe, ginger tubers are used mainly in autumn for cold complaints. Whether sore throat, indigestion or hair loss - the essential oils and pungent make ginger a versatile natural remedy, such as the online edition of the „courier“ reported.
Ginger as a remedy in TCM
For his „center“, So to warm the digestive area is recommended in the TCM ginger water. For this purpose, a few slices of ginger are doused with hot water, which is drunk throughout the day. In TCM, a distinction is always made between fresh and dried ginger, as the effect of this medical teaching is very different: While fresh ginger warms the outside, dried ginger acts on the inside. Dried ginger is therefore more intense and „hot“ as the fresh one. Therefore, fresh ginger should always be used for the ginger water.
Even against bald spots on the head, TCM recommends ginger. 30 grams of fresh ginger shell and 30 grams of ginseng root are finely ground and applied to ginger slices. The affected areas of the scalp are then rubbed in with the discs every other day.
According to the teachings of TCM, ginger is supposed to have an effect on the meridians of the lungs, the heart, the stomach and the spleen. Therefore, it is used for colds, nausea and vomiting and diarrhea.
Ginger against cold and cold symptoms
In autumn, when temperatures drop below ten degrees, women in particular often suffer from cold hands and feet. A foot bath with ginger warms up the limbs quickly. However, it should not be used in the evening as the tuber has a stimulating effect. For a ginger foot bath you need about 70 grams of chopped ginger, which is boiled in one liter of water for ten minutes. Then the broth is added to the foot bath.
In case of a sore throat, ginger quickly improves, because a cup of ginger tea disinfects the throat and throat. For the preparation, only a few slices of fresh ginger are needed, which is then boiled with water. A slice of lemon in tea also contributes to recovery thanks to vitamin C..
Ginger has a stimulating effect on digestion
The all-rounder, which is rich in calcium, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, sodium and selenium and contains vitamins A, B and beta carotene, is said to have an appetite-stimulating effect. In addition, he should help against flatulence and stimulate the digestive juices. Another positive feature of the tuber is its cholesterol-lowering effect. The consumption of ginger promotes the increased conversion of cholesterol into bile acids. Already two grams of ginger per day can bring about a noticeable effect. For this it can be consumed in the form of tea or in food. Responsible for the cholesterol-lowering effect are so-called gingerols, which are not only sharp, but can also lower blood cholesterol.
Ginger as travel medicine
Those who suffer from travel sickness can take ginger tea or ginger tablets to relieve their discomfort on ships or at altitude. For tea, ginger root should be mixed with lemon juice and honey.
Women can relieve their menstrual problems with ginger, as the tuber should be antispasmodic. In TCM, it is also considered fertile, as it should warm the uterus and support the conception. (Ag)