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What is Ginger For?

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Ginger serves to help you lose weight and also in the treatment of bad digestion, heartburn, nausea, gastritis, cold, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, cough, muscle aches, blood circulation problems and arthritis.

Ginger is a medicinal plant with a spicy flavor, which can be used to season foods, reducing the need for salt. This root can also be used in the treatment of circulatory problems, colds or inflammations, such as sore throat.

Its scientific name is Zingiber officinale and can be purchased at natural products stores, pharmacies, markets and markets, in their natural form, in powder form or in capsules.

Properties of Ginger:  The properties of Ginger include the anticoagulant, vasodilator, digestive, anti-inflammatory, anti-emetic, analgesic, antipyretic and antispasmodic properties.

How to Use Ginger:  The used parts of Ginger are your roots for making tea or tempered meals, for example.

Ginger tea for cold and irritated throat: Place 2 to 3 cm of Ginger root in a pot with 180 ml of water and boil for 5 minutes. Coar, let cool and drink up to 3 times a day;
Compress ginger for rheumatism: grate the Ginger and apply to the sore area, cover with a gauze and leave to act for 20 minutes.

Side effects of ginger:  The side effects of Ginger include stomach pains and drowsiness when consumed in excess.

Contraindications of Ginger:  Ginger is contraindicated for patients who use anticoagulant drugs, such as warfarin, because it can dilute blood, facilitating bleeding. In addition, people with high blood pressure and using medication to control the pressure should consume Ginger according to medical advice as they may interfere with the medication’s effect, uncontrolled pressure.

During pregnancy, the maximum dose of Ginger should be 1 g per kg body weight, so that the root can be used as waxing to relieve misunderstanding during pregnancy.

Ginger can be used in sweet and salty recipes. The finely chopped or grated root can be used in sauces, sauerkraut, tomato sauce and in oriental meals. Crushed, it can be used in cakes, biscuits, breads and hot drinks, for example.

Lemon juice with ginger and mint


  • 1 tablespoon lemon
  • 300 ml of lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Ginger with peel
  • 1 cup mint tea
  • 150 ml hot water
  • 1200 ml cold water
  • 250 g of sugar

Method of preparation:

  • First prepare the mint tea with the leaves and the hot water and then beat all the ingredients of the blender, strain and serve ice cream.

Ground beef with ginger sauce


  • 500 g ground beef
  • 2 ripe tomatoes
  • 1 onion
  • 1/2 red pepper
  • parsley and chives to taste
  • salt and ginger ground to taste
  • 5 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 300 ml water

Method of preparation:

  • Put the garlic and the onion in a pan with a little oil or olive oil until golden.
  • Add the meat and let it dry for a few minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Gradually add 150 ml of water and the other ingredients until the carme begins to cook and pick up the flavor.
  • Make sure the meat is cooking well and add the remaining water leaving in the middle heat for about 20 minutes or until the meat is well cooked.

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