Love, girl, Ginger!
 Many familiar fresh, spicy, delicious aroma and a slightly bitter, astringent flavor and a warming ginger - a popular Eastern spices and unique medicinal plant.

Ginger is known to mankind for more than two thousand years old, and since then the reasons to love and admire this amazing plant is becoming more. In most cases, on counters falls ginger powder root or bizarre. However, call it roots are not quite right, the rhizome of ginger root is not in the literal sense, and an underground escape, which runs numerous above-ground stems, reaching for the sun and the light, and adventitious roots that absorb nutrients from the soil. It is stored in the rhizome and everything that gives ginger magic power -mnogochislennye useful amino acids, minerals, sugar, resinous substances and essential oils (about 3%). Resin - tsingerolu, gingerol and other - Ginger owes its pungent taste and essential oils (the main component of their tsingiberen) - spicy scent.

 Love, girl, Ginger!
   As a seasoning for various dishes ginger is very popular, it gives a nice taste of roast pork, pâté, sausage, roast duck and mushrooms. It is added to soups, flavored fish, ground ginger flavored dough and a variety of desserts. In many countries, popular ginger cakes of the dough, in particular, painted a gingerbread men, stars, hearts, animals and so on. Fairy houses, walls and roof of which are built of gingerbread dough, decorated with snow powdered sugar, marzipan, marmalade and sweets - accepted to put under the tree for Christmas in many Western countries.

But Ginger is valuable not only for its culinary qualities are just as important for us its medicinal properties.

The healing power of ginger
Ginger has such a broad range of effects on the body, it is difficult even to list all of its healing properties. It has analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, resolving, antispasmodic, choleretic, stimulating, healing, diaphoretic, tonic, antibacterial, antiviral, antibacterial action and many others.

In oriental medicine Ginger has long been used in the treatment of disorders of the musculoskeletal system, including rheumatism and osteoarthritis, assessed inflammatory, analgesic and chondroprotective properties of ginger and official medicine. On the basis of numerous studies on the effect of ginger in osteoarthritis, were created based drugs and ginger Alpinia, including "Zinaksin", which is very successfully used in the treatment of joints.

Part of ginger and of many medications Cough and purpose - syrups, lozenges, candies.

And yet Ginger improves cerebral blood circulation, strengthens blood vessels, improves memory and learning ability, lowers blood pressure, helps in the treatment of atherosclerosis.

To apply the healing power to prevent and cure diseases is not necessarily rush to the pharmacy, it is enough to have at their disposal the fresh rhizome (buy at the supermarket) or even a bag of ground ginger.

- Tincture to enhance immunity
This infusion is good for preventing colds. Cook it is not difficult: about 100 grams of fresh ginger root peel, grate and fill it with alcohol (or a good vodka) 500 ml, add 50 grams of honey. Let sit for two weeks in a warm place, shaking occasionally. Strain and drink after eating a teaspoon. To make the tincture refined fresh flavor can be added to her zest of lemon, grapefruit, lime.

Well, if you are preventing proper attention is not paid and still catch a cold or the flu, can quickly recover ginger tea.

 Love, girl, Ginger!
 - Ginger tea
Finely cut a small piece of ginger (or rub on a grater) in a teapot, add tea (black or green), pour boiling water and leave a few minutes. Before use, you can add a slice of lemon and tea honey.

By the way, mulled wine (hot red wine), along with cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and cardamom, and ginger, and is usually included.

- Ginger rubbing for joints
For pains in the joints helps rubbing of self-prepared ginger oil. For its production grated fresh ginger root pour a small amount of vegetable oil and give it brew for a few weeks in a dark place. You can add to this mix a little propolis.

- Compress of ginger
For pains in the joints and spine, you can use the following poultice: Mix 2 teaspoons of ginger and a teaspoon of turmeric with warm vegetable oil. Now spread the mixture on the gauze (4-layer), put on the sore spot, camouflage top waxed paper, it remains warm and secure a compress.

Well, I think no one doubts that the ginger plant is necessary and useful for the whole family, but still women to it has a special interest in beauty!

Ginger for beautiful skin and a slim figure
Pronounced anti-inflammatory and tonic properties of ginger, combined with its ability to affect the blood circulation, have drawn attention to the spices of all cosmetic scientific world.

 Love, girl, Ginger!
 Extracts of ginger extracts have found their place in many cosmetics, especially for oily young skin, acne skin, but also for aging skin loses its firmness and elasticity. Many cosmetic brands successfully use ginger in cosmetics to prevent skin aging, mention may be made Chanel - Series Precision, or GARNIER - Series Ultra-lifting.

Thoroughly investigate the properties of ginger in the laboratory, the experts found that he, along with a tonic effect, and actively prevents mikrosokrascheniyam skin, and thus is able to inhibit root cause of facial wrinkles.

Despite the fact that the market has now appeared quite a lot of creams, lotions, cleansers and other cosmetics for the face, body and hair, containing ginger, it is easy to make a ginger cream, mask or facial tonic for yourself. Combining ginger with other natural resources, and oils such as honey, extracts of herbs and flowers, lemon juice or pomegranate, lime oil, sesame oil, almond oil, wheat germ oil, rose oil, an extract of apricot pits, etc. we can achieve a very good result.

- Mask to improve the complexion
A tablespoon grated fresh ginger (or a teaspoon of powder) mixed with one tablespoon of white clay and a tablespoon of chamomile. Apply to your face, wash off after 10 minutes and put on the face nourishing cream favorite.
Number of ginger in this mask can be varied depending on the degree of skin sensitivity.

- Anti-cellulite scrub
To prepare scrub, mix ginger powder (or fresh grated ginger) with olive oil, add a handful of fine sea salt or coffee grounds and a few drops of essential oil of citrus or cinnamon. Apply on problem areas and massaging for 10 minutes.

- Ginger Massage the mixture
Mix 2-3 teaspoons of ginger powder with a natural vegetable oil (olive, sesame, almond and peach), about 150 ml. The prepared mix is ​​applied to problem areas massage hips, abdomen and buttocks for 7-10 minutes. Easy burning in areas of the skin rubs suggests that ginger has started to operate if a burning sensation is very strong - rinse with a mixture of massage body is likely concentration for your skin is too large. The fix is ​​simple, add the oil mixture into the prepared massage. In order to achieve the healing effect of ginger massage is enough to carry out once a week.

- Ginger honey
Take a piece of fresh ginger (8-10 cm), peeled, rubbed on a very fine grater, the juice from the remaining fibers squeeze into mush (that nothing be lost). Add the paste of ground ginger 300 -500 ml of honey (to taste), stir, store in the refrigerator. We use as a therapeutic fragrant delicacy, as well as colds and their prevention, as a massage tool, as a component for masks for face and body.

 Love, girl, Ginger!
 By the way, ginger tea, boost the immune system, and drives cold warming, has a very nice "side effect", it does not allow to accumulate extra kilos for the long winter months. Ginger is able to "disperse" slow metabolism, so it is a proven and effective way to lose weight!
Author: Olga Travleeva