Ginger — An Ancient Medicine

“You Are What you eat”

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Ginger originated in Southeast Asia’s Maritime region. It’s a real cultigen that doesn’t exist in its natural condition. The first evidence of its taming may be found among the Austronesian ethnic groups, where it was one of a few varieties of ginger that had been created and misused from ancient times.

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The above-mentioned story of ginger comes from Confucius’ Analects, which were written in China during the Warring States period (475–221 BC). Confucius was said to take ginger with each meal. The priest Faxian wrote in 406 AD that ginger was put in pots and carried on Chinese boats to prevent scurvy. Ginger was brought into china from southern countries.

The Arabs were familiar with the Mediterranean, and writers such as Dioscorides (40–90 AD) and Pliny the Elder (24–79 AD) described it. Ptolemy noticed that ginger was being provided in Ceylon in approximately 150 AD (Sri Lanka). During the Middle Ages, raw and preserved ginger was transported into Europe. A pound of ginger cost as much as a sheep in fourteenth-century England.

Benefits of Ginger:-

Ginger may help with hypertension, agitation, DNA breakage, nausea, migraines, and the production of amyloid beta, which is linked to Alzheimer’s disease. It may also reduce radiation-induced DNA damage and provide some protection against mechanical toxins. Ginger is a component of chai tea, a beverage that is thought to be a good source of cancer-fighting compounds. When you add ginger to a good pumpkin pie recipe, it improves dramatically.

The spiky root is well-known for its ability to calm an irritable stomach. Ginger has a lot of benefits for stomach-related health. According to the book Healing Foods, ginger “secures and heals the gut, accelerates the passage of food through the gastrointestinal tract, and reduces wind, swelling, and discomfort. It also agitates the taste buds and causes stomach juices to flow.

As per the book Healing Foods by DK Publishing, “Its unpredictable oils have mitigating properties like those of NSAIDs (non-steroidal calming drugs), which makes it a brilliant solution for influenza, migraines and feminine agonies. It can likewise bring down prescription admission in osteoarthritis.”

Ginger as an Immunity Booster:

Because of its rich nourishing characteristics, ginger has been used for therapeutic purposes for centuries. Because of the availability of Gingerol, a functioning segment that makes ginger an appropriate insusceptibility promoter, ginger has been used as a functional fixer in a few Ayurvedic remedies. In addition, ginger contains antibacterial and relaxing qualities. This aids in the control of a few ailments as well as disease prevention.

Ginger in your Daily Diet:

Ginger is a warming spice, and eating too much of it might have a negative impact on the stomach’s structure. As a result, if you want to reap the benefits, you must use ginger in moderation. Our bodies require approximately 4 grams of ginger on a daily basis.

In India, ginger is a common ingredient in curries and sauces. Adding ginger to soups, curries, and sauces is another fantastic way to reap the benefits of ginger.

Adding a couple of sacred basil leaves and heating up some ginger in water and blending it in with a spoon of nectar is a traditional method of burning through ginger. It aids in the relief of a variety of ailments, including colds, coughs, and sore throats.

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