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Ginger and its essential oil

Ginger used to cure the flu, abdominal fullness, vomiting, detoxification, cough phlegm. Dried ginger is spicy, warm, good for the heart, lungs, stomach, kidney and colon, for curing cholera, pain, cold hands, weak pulse, asthma, cough.

General introduction

Ginger has the scientific name Zingiber offcinale Rosc.

Ginger is a small, perennial plant, 0.6 to 1 meter high. Lean roots, cross-borne, branched. The leaves grow in two rows, the shape is oblong, tied at the base, 15-20 cm long, 2 cm wide, no stem. The flower cluster is 5 cm in length, growing from the root on a handle about 20 cm long due to many scales forming. Cystitis, very rare. The whole tree, especially the rhizome, is fragrant, spicy.

Ginger is a classic spice grown in many tropical and subtropical countries, from East Asia to Southeast Asia and South Asia. China, India, and Japan are the largest producers of ginger in the world.

In Vietnam, ginger is grown everywhere for food and medicine, for domestic use and for export.

Chemical composition

Ginger contains 2-3% of essential oil. It also contains oleoresin (5%), fat (3.7%), starches and spicy substance such as zingeron, zingerola and shogaola.

Ginger oil has a density of 0.878, boiling point 155 -300º. In the oil there is α camphen, β phelandren, a carbua: zingiberen C15H24, a sesquitecpen, a little bit of bocneola citrate and geraniola.

Uses

According to ancient documents: fresh ginger is spicy, has effects on the lungs, stomach, warm the body, cure vomiting, sputum, detoxification. Ginger used to cure the flu, abdominal fullness, vomiting, detoxification, cough phlegm. Dried ginger is spicy, warm, good for the heart, lungs, stomach, kidney and colon, for curing cholera, pain, cold hands, weak pulse, asthma, cough.

In the folk, ginger is a digestive aid, used in cases of poor eating, indigestion, vomiting, osteoporosis, cough, sweating, cough cure. Dosage is 3-6 g in the form of decoction or fresh ginger (2-5 ml daily). Can not use when cold, but abdominal pain, diarrhea, tired, vomiting.

Remedy with ginger:

- Headache, cold, vomiting, phlegm: fresh ginger 10g, licorice extract 4 g, 300 ml water, stew to 100 ml, divide many times a day, less drink when feel better .

- Cure vomiting: fresh ginger eat little by little until stop vomiting.

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