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Rheumatism pain, Cough Or Sore Throat, Drink Ginger

Posted by Rifki Hakim Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Ginger is a medicinal plant in the form of quasi-trunked clump of plants. Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is derived from Asia, which spread from India to China. Therefore, these two nations is touted as the first use of ginger, mainly as a beverage, spices and medicines.

Ginger has been cultivated in the countries of Australia, Sri Lanka, China, Egypt, Greece, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, Nigeria, and Pakistan. Ginger from Jamaica having the highest quality. India is the country's largest producer of more than 50 percent of total world production of ginger.

Ginger rhizome can be used as a spice in cooking, flavor and taste to foods such as breads, cakes, biscuits, confectionery, and beverages. Ginger is also used in the drug industry, perfume, and traditional herbal medicine. Can also be processed into pickled ginger, made ​​pickles, salad, bandrek, sekoteng, and syrup. Today, farmers use chilli ginger as a natural pesticide.

In trade, ginger is sold in fresh form, dried, powdered, and preserved. There is also processed as astiri and koresin oil, obtained by distillation, which is useful as a mixer in alcoholic drinks, ice cream, sausages, and others.

The most populer benefit of ginger is
our bodies will be warm. Not only that, the benefit of another ginger to cure dry cough and sore throat as well as a tonic

Additionally, ginger can also increase appetite as it stimulates the mucous membrane of the stomach and intestines. For those who often suffer carsick or seasick, ginger is useful to prevent drunk. There are even experts who stated, this plant is useful in cases of renal irritation. As an external medicine, grated ginger can also be used as a compress to treat rheumatism and headaches.

Ginger rhizome can also be processed sweetmeats. How to make it, ginger which had been cleaned cooked in sugar water for 2-3 hours. After that, moved to a place and left for several days. Ginger cooked for the second time in a liquid sugar such as when cooking first. Once drained and cooled, the candy is ready to be enjoyed.

In the past, this method is used in Canton, China, for export purposes. However, in this way candied ginger is still deemed too spicy. There are ways to reduce spicy flavor as has been done in Jamaica, which is soaked in water for 12 hours.


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