In the autumn on the shelves in abundance appear white, sometimes black roots, like horns. This ginger, which is considered the best means of warming in the cold.
I think that anyone who has bought ginger, will be pleased with it, because with it you can not only brew a warming drink but also use ginger as a medicinal and cosmetic.
Ginger has been known since time immemorial. The ancient Chinese ginger devote entire treatises. Archaeologists have discovered the presence of the ginger in the tombs of the Han dynasty ruling in the II century BC Ginger thought highly of Confucius, for its healing properties.
Also ginger was considered an aphrodisiac.
In ancient Greece and ancient Rome, as valued ginger and bought it from Arab traders, not even knowing about the place of its growth.
In ancient times, a pound of ginger from Mecca worth as much as one sheep.
Zingiber officinale Rosc
- Herbaceous perennial plant of the ginger family.
At Ginger smooth tall stems of up to 1, 5 - 2 meters high. Flowering stems are shorter than leaf-bearing. Leaves whole-extreme with the pointed tip. Orange-yellow, brown or purple-brown flowers are collected in spike inflorescence. Fruit - capsule with small black seeds.
Ginger is cultivated for fleshy branched horizontal creeping roots, which are often used as a spice.
The rhizome of the presence in it of essential oils, has a pleasant aroma.
The ginger contains vitamins - A, B1, B2, C, amino resins, sugar, fat, starch, essential oils, sodium, potassium, zinc, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, calcium, ...
Homeland Ginger South Asia, India. As a drug it is used for more than 2000 years.
Ginger has antiseptic properties, improves the stomach and intestines, expels parasites, improves the immune system, stimulates metabolism, soothes the nervous system, treat mental disorders such as depression, apathy, aggression, enhances memory, improves mental performance.
Traditional medicine appoints him when sclerosis, hypertension, angina, to reduce cholesterol in the blood, to cleanse the body of toxins and impurities, and as a diuretic in the kidney, and edema of cardiac origin, and for the prevention of cancer.
Ginger helps with overeating, nausea while traveling in public transport, toxicity, relieves menstrual pain.
Ginger tea increases the potency in men and libido in women.
In cosmetics it is used as a means of improving blood flow to the skin, regenerating and purifying it.
Decoctions and infusions of ginger relieve inflammation, treat rashes, make skin firmer, smoother and younger.
Means of strengthening ginger hair.
It used for these purposes and the essential oil of ginger, which was added 1 drop to their usual cream.
For the prevention of skin aging
½ teaspoon minced root pour ½ cup of boiled water, 20 minutes, drain. Wipe clean skin morning and evening.
For oily skin
1 tbsp. spoon infusion of ginger mixed with 2 tbsp. tablespoons cheese and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice, mix well, apply on face for 10-15 minutes, wash off first with warm water, then wash with cool.
1 tbsp. a spoonful of minced fresh ginger root mixed with 1 teaspoon honey and 1 teaspoon Granatny juice, mix well, apply on face for 15 minutes. Rinse with water at room temperature.
Wipe the ginger, squeeze the juice and mix it with the olive oil in a 1: 1 ratio, stir well, rub in hair roots and spread throughout the length. Put on plastic cap, wrap a towel on top.
After 20 minutes, wash your hair with shampoo.
1-2 drops of ginger oil added to the bath to improve the tone and skin smoothness.