Useful properties of ginger
 Ginger from time immemorial is called the root of life. Its unique properties have been known for more than three thousand years, and flavor and taste is appreciated and glorify. For the first time began to cultivate the plant in northern India to the same amazing form root was used as currency. So what is popular this "currency" root?

Ginger - a unique plant, of which consists of a huge amount of vitamins, minerals and various nutrients. The essential oil contained in the rhizome, gives the product a special burning taste and pungent aroma. Today, ginger is used in cooking (as a seasoning for various dishes, tea, beer, and even in the jam), medicine, dietetics and cosmetology. Ginger essential oil used in aromatherapy for complex treatment of psycho-emotional disorders.

Contraindications to the use of ginger:   pregnancy and lactation, gastrointestinal disease, ulcerative colitis, and stomach ulcers, high fever, diverticulosis, and other diseases. Side effects distinguished: allergic reactions, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting. In such cases, the reception of ginger should be discontinued.

Medicinal properties of ginger or ginger in medicine
Ginger has an extensive list of therapeutic properties, like no other spice. It strengthens the immune system, which is so important in the cold season, effective for already arisen colds (when coughing, sore throat, flu), used in the treatment of asthma, reduces blood cholesterol, relieves muscle pain and joint pain, stimulates the thyroid gland, reduces blood pressure, relieves cramps during the critical days and helps with a variety of other ailments and diseases.

 Useful properties of ginger
   - In China, for example, it is used for the treatment of "motion sickness", potency and sterility.

- Chinese scientists say that if you chew fresh ginger after a meal, you can avoid problems in the mouth and freshen your breath.

- If you are concerned toothache , Thoroughly chew a piece of ginger root and apply on the aching tooth - it will help reduce the pain.

- If you have formed boil To draw its contents apply to the inflamed site weight of a mixture of water with 0, 5 teaspoons of turmeric and ginger.

- Ginger Bath fatigue.   Ingredients: ginger flakes - 10 grams of water - 1 liter. Ginger flakes gently wrap in cheesecloth and boil 1 liter of water. The resulting broth with gauze bag pour into a bath full of water.

 Useful properties of ginger
 Ginger slimming
Ginger, surprisingly, turned out to be a very effective tool for weight loss. It's all very simple: ginger has the property to stimulate the human body speedy metabolism and ability to rid the stomach of toxins. To get rid of the extra kilos can help you ginger tea . There are two important points: first, it is not recommended to drink this tea in the evening before going to bed, because it's very invigorating, and secondly, if you drink ginger tea before a meal, it can dull the hunger and the "curb" your appetite. There are several recipes for its preparation.

- Recipe №1.   Ingredients: grated (on a coarse grater) ginger root - 2 tbsp. spoon fresh lemon juice - ¼ cup honey - to taste. All the products are put in a liter container and fill with boiling water. 1:00 Let it brew and enjoy the taste of ginger tea. But if you're not used to drinking this tea, use extreme caution, because even 0, 5 cups of liquid can be thrown into the fire.

- Recipe №2.   Ingredients: ginger root - 15-20 g, lemon balm, mint, lemon and honey - to taste. Ginger root cut into thin strips, pour a glass of warm water and simmer for about 15 minutes. Then, the resulting broth, add the other ingredients and enjoy the invigorating taste of ginger tea.

- Recipe №3.   Ingredients: peeled ginger root - a piece of 4 cm and garlic - 2 cloves. Ginger cut into thin strips, put together with the cloves of garlic in a two-liter thermos, pour boiling water and leave, and then the garlic and ginger should get, and the resulting liquid to drink during the day.

- Recipe №4.   To prepare ginger tea in a teapot enough with ordinary green tea add a pinch of dry ginger and wait 20-30 minutes.

Ginger in cosmetology

- Toning ginger and honey face mask
Ingredients: honey and a pinch of powdered ginger. Both products combine until smooth, apply on face and neck, and after 10 minutes rinse with cool water.

- Rejuvenating mask ginger
Ingredients: peeled ginger root - a piece of 3 cm, fresh mint - ¼ cup fresh spinach - 1 cup, ripe banana - 1 pc, honey - 3 tablespoons. spoon. Ginger, chop the spinach and mint in a blender, then add a banana and honey. The resulting mixture was put on the face, and after 20 minutes rinse with warm water.

- Ginger and pomegranate face mask
Ingredients: grated ginger - 2 tablespoons. spoons and pomegranate juice. Both products combine until smooth and apply on face for 20 minutes, then wash with water.

- Ginger mask for oily skin
Ingredients: white clay - 1 tbsp. Spoon mixture extract of ginger, chamomile and green tea. In a warm mixture of herbs and white clay, dilute the resulting mass Apply on clean face, after 15 minutes, rinse with cool water.

- Ginger Mask for hair growth
Ingredients: ginger juice - 4 tbsp. spoons, dry ground ginger - 2 tablespoons. spoon. Mix both products and apply on the hair, gently rubbing the resulting mass in the roots. Rinse with warm water after 1 hour.

- Ginger bath to improve the color of the skin
Ingredients: ginger root - 1 pc., Oranges - 2 pcs., Honey - 1 tsp. Tincture of echinacea - 3 tbsp. spoon. Pre grate ginger, dilute to 0, 5 liters of water tincture of Echinacea and squeeze the juice from the oranges. All components, such as honey, add the water-filled bath.

By the way, it's time for the holidays aromatic bake gingerbread.
Author: Alesya Marchenko