Ginger invigorates or soothes: proper use
The root of Asian ginger, which is rapidly entering our everyday life, opens up new gastronomic and medicinal properties. At the same time, he shows obvious dualism, having the ability to tone the body and soothe it depending on the method and time of use, as well as on the state of the human body. Read more about these properties of ginger later in the article.
The dual properties of the ginger root, which can also increase the tone of the body, and, conversely, calm its nervous system, are due to a rich set of nutrients, which, being in demand in certain doses using different methods of application, have a different effect on the body.
Did you know? The characteristic spicy taste of ginger, added in antiquity to baking, gave the name to the product that we today know as a gingerbread.
Ginger in its root part has over 400 chemical compounds, the vast majority of which have a beneficial effect on the human body.
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Being a spice, ginger root has a unique flavor combination of sweetness, acid and pungency in equal proportions. These harmonious gastronomic qualities of the product are complemented by a characteristic ginger aroma reminiscent of the smell of spices with lemon notes.
So a balanced mixture of sweetness, pungency and acid makes ginger root widely sought after in cooking as an indispensable spice in the preparation of baked goods, soups, fried or stewed meat, seafood, drinks and desserts.
Did you know? Ginger belongs to those rare products that, with prolonged freezing, completely retain all their beneficial substances.
Although in Asia, ginger root is included in the list of hot spices, noting its ability to tone the body and stimulate many of its functions, at the same time this product is not denied sedative properties. Whether a given human product invigorates or calms his nervous system - most often depends on the individual characteristics of the body and from the methods of preparation and use of ginger root products.
As an immunostimulant and tonic
The presence in ginger of almost all the existing essential amino acids determines its ability significantly strengthen the human immune system. For example, arginine, which is an immunostimulant that is produced by the human body in insufficient quantities. Ginger root makes up for this deficiency. The presence of a significant set of vitamins and minerals in the product also helps to strengthen immunity. The tonic properties of the product also come from here.
Ginger tea with the addition of honey and lemon quickly restores strength, improves mental activity, activates internal processes in the body, while eliminating negative emotions.In summer, cold tonic drinks are prepared from the ginger root.
How relaxing and soothing
It would seem that you can not simultaneously tone the body, and soothe it with the same means. However, the balanced composition of nutrients in the ginger root is unique in that able to satisfy the most relevant at the given moment requests of the human body.
It can make up for the deficiency of stimulating arginine, and, depending on the needs of the body, saturate it with the amino acid glycine, which is a natural sedative that calms a person, relieves his nervous tension, anxiety and helps him fall asleep faster.
Important! Women should not consume ginger in the lactation period, since the onset of allergic reactions in infants is likely.
Or provide a person with other amino acids - valine and tryptophan, which are good antidepressants. Ginger root has established itself as a reliable tranquilizer that successfully relieves nervous tension, but does not give side effects, as is the case with artificial drugs.
Individual reactions to ginger
The diverse and sometimes opposite properties of the ginger root and often purely individually affect different groups of people:
- in pregnant women, the product can cause untimely uterine contractions, which can lead to premature birth, and even miscarriage;
- in hemophiliacs, a root that stimulates blood circulation may aggravate the course of the disease;
- for those who want to gain body weight, the ginger root, which reduces appetite and activates metabolic processes, can reduce all their efforts to nothing;
- having kidney stones or a bladder, the product can cause stone movement and exacerbate the disease.
Important! In no case should you use ginger before the upcoming surgical operation with anesthesia.
Contraindications and adverse reactions
First of all, ginger is contraindicated for people suffering from individual intolerance to this product. In addition, sometimes it can cause allergic reactions in people who belong to allergies. To determine the reaction of the body to this product, they should start by consuming no more than 1 g of ginger.
- The use of this product is contraindicated:
- in the presence of an ulcer or gastritis;
- patients with hepatitis C or cirrhosis;
- suffering from hemorrhoids;
- patients with stones in the biliary tract;
- with cardiovascular diseases;
- having problems with the skin.
The diverse healing properties of the ginger root allow it to be used for prophylactic and therapeutic purposes in many cases, which are often diametrically opposed. The individual characteristics of the organism of a person allow him to receive from a wide palette of nutrients presented in the product, those that are currently most needed for a particular person.