Ginger

October 8, 2007 RENU

  1. Young ginger rhizomes are juicy, fleshy with a very mild taste. They r often pickled in vinegar or sherry as a snack or cooked as an ingredient in many dishes. They can also be stewed in boiling water to make ginger tea, to which honey is often added as a sweetener; sliced orange or lemon fruit may also be added.
  2. Mature ginger roots are fibrous & nearly dry. Their j is extremely potent.
  3. Ginger ale & ginger beer considered stomach settlers, also to avoid heat cramps.
  4. As flavoring in coffee, tea.
  5. It is contraindicated in people suffering from gallstones as promotes bile release.
  6. Stimulant, carminative
  7. Used freq’tly for dyspepsia, colic.
  8. Thins blood, lowers cholestrol.
  9. Effective for treating nausea.
  10. Ginger paste applied to temples to relieve headache
  11. Consumed when cold.
  12. Perennial with yellow flowers.
  13. Galangal, called thai ginger is used in cooking
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