Ginger is a species belonging to the family of Zingiberaceae,the genus Zingiber officinale and species of traditionally used the rhizome.
Its main source is preferably Asian southeastern areas also used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine.
There are other areas of the planet where you can find this plant crops such as
They are attributed various therapeutic activities and used as a spice or condiment.
The main properties are digestive,antiinflammatory,antieméticas,colagogas,antitusígenas etc.
The predominant active ingredients are antioxidants essential oils and oleoresins rich in among which the gingeroles,shogaoles y zingeronas. Gingeroles predominantly are the most active therapeutically active ingredients.
It is well known as a digestive root, its tonic capacity in the digestive system favors gastric motility collaborating in non gassing,bloating and indigestion especially when it is associated with vomiting and dizziness.
This would be another of its important qualities,antiemetic capacity (prevention of nausea and vomiting).It seems that this interesting faculty in the remission of dizziness can help in reducing them and nausea associated in travel,chemotherapy,nausea in early pregnancy,etc.
Another noteworthy action would be inflammatory and analgesic articular. Apparently gingerols may be cyclooxygenase and lipoxygenase which decreases the production of prostaglandins and leukotrienes(inflammatory compounds)
That is to say,articular inhibits certain substances involved in the activation of mediators of inflammation in the tissue.
This ability ginger blocking substances,in this case thromboxane,confers a property antiplatelet.
By last,lipid-lowering highlight its ability to work in reducing levels colesterol.Esta performance is associated with its colagoga facet(stimulating bile secretion),reducing cholesterol absorption and stimulating the conversion into bile acids.
HOW TO TAKE IT?
There are different ways to incorporate ginger into our daily lives,the most common and everyday is the kitchen.
Traditionally it has been used in soups,salsas,salads,fruit crepes,rice etc.
Its use can be fresh, dried or candied sweet and has a flavor-spicy.
For example in curry one of its main ingredients is ginger.
We can also find this plant very suitable infusion for its aperitif and digestive activity to gargle performing.
Another way to incorporate this rhizome is our nutrition through supplements.
If we look for the effectiveness of this plant in all fields where it can be beneficial,the most interesting will be a presentation of standardized extract,ie with a percentage ensured phenols ginger,in addition to other components raíz.De thus always we have the same amount of active ingredient.
There are other ways to use ginger decoction as commonly used in your aperitive and digestive facet taken before meals.
We can find as essence,in this case using one to three drops,twice a day before meals.
It can also be used externally,from a decoction applied as compresses.
Those with gallstones should consult with specialists before using this plant.
This plant with its antiemetic property makes an ally in pregnancy when there vómitos.Pero nausea and because of the special situation of women in gestation should exercise caution
the use of ginger in these cases,It is essential medical advice if you want to use during this period.
Newsletter extracted from natural health SOLGAR. Interview with Belen Martin Santos