Ginger, also called ingber, imber, everlasting root, ginger root, is a plant species from the ginger family (Zingiberaceae) and belongs to the monocotyledonous plants. The main subterranean shoot of ginger, the ginger rhizome (also called ginger rootstock), is used as a culinary spice or medicinal drug. In Europe, ginger is commonly known as a spice.
The healing power of this extraordinary plant has been noticed for some time. Scientists have also been able to prove in numerous studies how ginger affects various ailments. For some time now, this plant has also been used in healing for various ailments. Asian medicine has already confirmed this several times, as ginger has played an important central role for thousands of years . Ginger consists of different ingredients. Among other things from: iron, numerous vitamins (vitamin C + B6), calcium, potassium, sodium phosphorus, as well as various essential oils which mainly consist of zingiberol, zingiberene and pungent substances (gingerols and shoagols) and diarylhetanoids. This plant is also used for essential oils because of these ingredients. The pungent substance gingerol is particularly interesting in ginger and is represented by 3 types in ginger. This is the "6", "8", and "10" gingerol and is liquid in the aggregate state, slightly yellowish and completely odorless.
effects of gingerol
Gingerol is said to have positive effects on the human body. Mainly the "6" - gingerol causes unwanted reactions to be counteracted. Another positive property of the gingerol contained in the ginger is that no side effects are to be expected during treatments, as it is made on a purely plant-based basis. The ginger root can of course also be used in the kitchen, where this bulbous root is very much appreciated.
In small pieces or grated, ginger is used as a spice in many dishes. A peeled piece of the ginger rhizome on a grater with a roast or in a soup gives a delicious taste. In conclusion, however, one can say that it goes well with almost every dish and that you can't go wrong with it.
But ginger is also very often used as a drink. For example , ginger tea is drunk a lot in southern countries and is also a popular addition to coffee and tea. But the food industry also uses ginger in ginger ale, or even in ginger beer.