Ginger : Health Benefits and A Recipe

Lynne By Lynne, 18th Jul 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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The health benefits of ginger. A recipe for home-made food, Asian style.

Ginger : Health Benefits and A Recipe

Ginger, also known by its scientific name 'Zingiber Officinale' is a herb type of plant; it is originally from Asia but is now cultivated in many tropical areas of the world. It is usually used as a cooking ingredient. Many believe it contains health properties for encouraging healing and promotes vitality. Here are some of its benefits and uses, when consumed as drinks, soup or part of ingredients in food :

1) Ginger juice – A drink to expel excessive heat from the body. Preferably cooked as a soup or stew with meat as base ingredient.

2) Detox body from toxic elements, whether by drinking the juice or consuming the flesh (cooked mildly as part of the main food’s ingredient)

3) Encourages fast regenerative power of burns, sores or cuts.

4) When blended finely, the ginger paste is used by women who have just given birth for massage, with focus on the abdomen, arms and thighs. This method is to expel excess, harmful fat and toxic after birth. (Before using however, please refer to doctor's advice)

5) Ginger juice mixed with lemon and/or honey for sore throat or coughing. Drink it sparingly.

6) Promotes digestion. Clean the intestines and urinary tracks.

Recipe for Ginger Chicken With Sesame Oil :

Chicken meat (chopped into sizable chunks)

A good amount of young ginger, finely sliced (blended or pounded to a rough paste, preferably with plenty of the juice remaining)

Sesame oil

Garlic, crushed or finely sliced

Salt and seasoning to taste

Marinade the chicken meat in the ginger paste and juice for 10-20 minutes. Heat oil, then fry the garlic for several seconds. Add the meat, stir and cook for 15 minutes on medium heat. Add one tablespoon of sesame oil, salt and seasoning, then leave to simmer gently for another 10 minutes. Serve while hot or cool. This cuisine is a favourite local dish to dispel excessive heat or also what locals call ‘bad wind’ from the body.

Note and disclaimer from author: Ginger is best used in small amounts. Do not over-excess in consumption. Before using this as self-medication or quick fix-it remedy for what ails you, it is recommended to seek professional help for advice in how to safely utilize it.


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author avatar Retired
18th Jul 2013 (#)

I always use ginger in my cooking

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author avatar Esther Thornburg
20th Jul 2013 (#)

Ginger adds to most any

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