Oriental spices. Ginger
 The sharp taste, ginger belongs to the category of "hot spices". It normalizes digestion, improves the immune system and improves the condition of our skin.

Ginger - perhaps the most useful of the spices. In Sanskrit it is called "vishvabhesadzh", which means "universal medicine". In Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine, ginger is used to treat diseases of the musculoskeletal system, pain and stiffness in the joints, stretching the ligaments and tendons, bruises, back pain. In the fifth century AD, ginger plants were grown in pots that the sailors were taken along on long sea trips in order to protect themselves from scurvy, and adding ginger to food for a long time to keep it fresh.

Currently, ginger is widely used by Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese treatments herbal tea and is used to get permission for their activities acupuncturists and physicians who specialize in the use of naturopathy.

Interesting! In the East, ginger chew, to scare away evil spirits.

The chemical composition of ginger root

Ginger root contains maslyanosmolyanistuyu substance (4.0-7.5%), consisting of a non-volatile corrosive elements (phenols such as gingerols and related products dehydration shogaols), non-caustic substances (fats and waxes) and essential oils; essential oil (1.0-3.3%), of which 30-70% is a sesquiterpenes: mainly, b-bisabolen, (-) - zingiberene, b-sesquiphellandrene, and (+) - ar-curcumene, and monoterpenes: mainly geranial and neral; carbohydrates - mainly starch (40-60%); proteins (9-10%); lipids (6-10%) consisting of triglycerides fofatidnaya acid, lecithin and free fatty acid; vitamin PP and A; minerals and amino acids.

Types Ginger

Ginger is a white and black, depending on the method of processing. To produce white - beshalsky - ginger root pour over boiling water, washed, cleaned of the surface layer is immersed in a 2% solution of sulfurous acid or bleach to six hours and dried in the sun. Black ginger - Barbados - wash brushes in water and dried in the same way as white. In black ginger because of lack of serious treatment of a strong smell and a burning taste. At the turn of ginger both species of gray-white. For the use of ginger as a spice root is ground to a powder. The consistency it resembles flour, grayish-yellow color.

Ginger detox

The sharp taste, ginger belongs to the category of "hot spices". Regular use of ginger in food in small quantities increases the internal heat, waking up an appetite by stimulating digestion, warming the stomach and blood. For treatment used as an infusion, decoction, powder (250-500 mg).

If you intend to rid your stomach of toxins and make digestion perfect, Ayurveda recommends a daily basis to eat a bit of ginger. Ginger does not cause an imbalance of the stomach, so in small doses can be made even with gastritis with high acidity.

To cleanse the blood must be taken half a teaspoon of dried ginger root, seven drops of lemon and a little salt, mix and drink before every meal.

When stress and depression take fresh ginger juice mixed with honey. In India, Indonesia and ginger lemon tea - the most popular tonic drink.

Interesting! Just like honey, contributes reports any drugs to every cell in the body, so a small amount of ginger added to many medications.

Contra!   inflammatory skin diseases, fever, bleeding ulcers. In large quantities it is not recommended for pregnant women.

Ginger Beauty

- Mountain ginger is used in Thailand as a major component in the manufacture of salves massage enhanced with the activation of the muscles. In addition, mountain ginger differs from other types of ginger more active influence and a strong penetrating power.

- Body wraps from grated ginger help eliminate fluid and relieve swelling. For these purposes, ginger paste (ginger powder + few drops of hot water).

- To relieve fatigue or body aches recommend taking ginger bath.

Recipe 1.   Some time boiled wrapped in gauze, ginger flakes (10 grams) in 1 liter of water, the resulting broth was poured into the bath. This bath facilitates pain in the body, relaxes muscles, restores power.

Recipe 2.   Heat 75 ml of milk and, without removing it from the heat, add 75 g broken down into pieces or grated chocolate. Stirring Wait until the chocolate is completely melted in milk. Add the chocolate mix a little ground cinnamon and ginger. Be careful not to boil the mass! Let cool, then mix with 200 ml foam bath unscented or fragrance, combine well with chocolate. Pour the mixture into the water.

Recipe 3.   Take 3 tablespoons of tincture of echinacea, 1 small ginger root, 3 oranges, 1 teaspoon of honey. Echinacea is dissolved in 0, 5 liters of water and pour into the tub (+ 39-41 (C). Of the two squeezed orange juice and add to water. Third orange cut into slices and is also cast into the bath. Add grated ginger.

- Ginger restores the brightness of the skin, good for sensitive plots, is very refreshing complexion. It contains a unique component gingerol, giving the skin cells to the charge of vitality.

Cream of ginger. Ingredients: 5 inch piece of fresh ginger; 2 teaspoons sesame oil; 2 teaspoons of oil from apricot pits; 2 teaspoons of oil of vitamin E; 1/2 cup cocoa butter.

Grate the ginger, ginger juice to get, take grated ginger and squeeze it over a small capacity. You should have about 1/8 teaspoon of ginger juice. Place all ingredients in a glass dish and heat over medium heat, until then, until the cocoa butter has melted, and all the oils mixed. Pour the mixture into a clean container and place it in a cool, dry place. Suitable for all skin types.

Grenade-ginger mask.   Take 2 tablespoons of grated ginger root and dilute the pomegranate juice to give a slurry. Apply to face and neck. Rinse with cool water after 20 minutes.

Pomegranate contains high amount of essential Skin vitamins and other substances. Ginger returns a tired, aging skin elasticity and prevents bacterial growth.

Ambulance. If you see a boil to draw out its contents, mix 0, 5 teaspoons of flakes ginger and turmeric 0.5 tsp of water until paste and apply on the hearth.

- Ginger reduces the greasiness of the hair while nourishing them.
Mask for oily hair.   Ingredients: 1 tablespoon melkoprotertogo ginger, 2 tablespoons sesame oil.

Mix the components of the mask and rub her scalp and then leave for 30 min. Then thoroughly rinse your hair with water.

Important! Dry ginger flakes and ground ginger is slightly sharper than the fresh Ginger and have a penetrating effect.

The essential oil of ginger

Ginger oil obtained from fresh rhizomes of ginger. It is yellow or light yellow liquid with a spicy aromatic smell. The oil contains sesquiterpenes - alpha and beta tsingibereny that give the characteristic smell of ginger. Also contained bisabolen, borneol, Farnesina, tsingiberol, turmeric, etc .; resinous substance "gingerol" fatty acids, proteins.
Ginger oil blends well with lavender, patchouli, clove, rose, sandalwood, jasmine, juniper, neroli, bergamot, citrus and incense.

The essential oil of ginger used for the correction of various psycho-emotional disorders: fear, self-doubt, memory impairment, apathy, and aggressiveness.

It is a component of cosmetic products for the treatment of acne, protection and rapid healing of the skin, to strengthen the hair, seborrhea and demadekoze, in preparations for the aging and aging skin. So add a drop of oil in one serving of your favorite cream.

Important!   Non-toxic, does not cause skin irritation. Some people are still allergic reactions.

Solutions with ginger oil

- To lighten freckles and age spots. Make a mixture of 30 ml of almond oil (cosmetic), 3 drops of grapefruit essential oil, 4 drops of essential oil of ginger and 3 drops of essential oil of rose. Massage movements applied to the skin. Excess wet cloth. Suitable for all skin types.

- Self-made spirits. At 10 drops of oil-based without smell - a mixture of 1 drop of essential oils: 3 drops of ginger, 3 drops patchouli, 3 drops bergamot 2 drops of cinnamon, 4 drops petigrein and 4 drops of jasmine.
Author: Inna Sedykh