The first thing you think of when you hear ginger ...
Want to know what else ginger is good for ? Ginger is a interesting spice with many medicinal and culinary uses. I know it was my grandmother's old standby for an upset stomach. So with gingerbread houe baking kits flying off the shelves this time of year, here's a little more about the root and the qualities that accents so much food around the world.
Ginger produces clusters of white and pink flower buds that bloom into yellow flowers. Traditionally, the root is gathered when the stalk withers. The root is immediately scalded, or washed and scraped, to kill it and prevent sprouting. A vastly popular spice for over 5000 years, it is still popular today and used in the cooking of both Eastern and Western cultures. Native to Southeastern Asia, ginger was used over 5000 years ago in Chinese medicine as well. It is well known for its ability to soothe digestive ailments which is probably why my grandma had us reach for a can of ginger ale when we had a stomach ache. Ever since 1585, Jamaican ginger was the first asian spice to be grown in the New World and imported back to Europe. India has over 30% of the global share, and now leads in global production of ginger, replacing China, which has slipped to the second position, followed by Indonesia, Nepal and Thailand. The oils in ginger cause more digestive enzymes to be produced which helps to neutralize stomach acids and can relive nausea, diarrhea and cramping.
It can also aid in digestion and assimilation of nutrients. Ginger is so powerful in reliving nausea that it is used in treating both motion sickness and morning sickness. Ginger can also help reduce inflammation. So it can be used to treat any disease that is caused by inflammations such as arthritis or ulcers. Some studies show that it can even help inhibit the replication of the herpes simplex virus. Being a warming herb, ginger can help knock out a fever. This property also makes it effective in stimulating circulation of the blood. Asians put ginger in their bath water to encourage a good sweat.
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