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Stop buying ginger! Here's how to grow ginger right at home!

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Ginger (lat. Zingiber) is a genus of perennial herbaceous plants from the Ginger family (Zingiberaceae). It is believed that the scientific name comes from singabera, which is translated from Sanskrit means "horned root". According to Vasmer, the Russian word is borrowed from German (perhaps through Polish means). In the 19th century in the Russian language the most common form of the word was “inbir”. The people also called it the “white root”. Some species are used as medicinal plants. Apricot ginger rhizomes (Zingiber officinale) are known as a spice, widely used in cooking and used for medical purposes.

Ginger - spice, raw or processed rhizomes of ginger pharmacy.

Depending on the method of preliminary preparation, there are two types of ginger :

  • white ginger is pre-washed ginger, peeled from the surface of a more dense layer;
  • black ginger - not pretreated.

Both species are dried in the sun. As a result, black ginger gets stronger smell and more burning taste. On the break, ginger is light yellow in color regardless of the type. The flesh of young rhizomes is almost white; the older the rhizome, the yellower it is at the break.

The content of the essential oil in dry rhizomes is 1.5-3%, its main component is zingibern (zingiberen) - sesquiterpenes (group of organic compounds of the terpene class) - up to 70%, also contains camphene, cyneol, bisabolic, borneol, citral, linalool. Ginger also contains vitamins C, B1, B2 and essential amino acids. The burning taste is due to the substance gingerolruen.

Ginger is one of the most delicious spices we use. It is not only delicious, but also brings great health benefits. Stop buying ginger in the store or on the market! We will tell you how to grow ginger right in your home in a pot!

On the one hand, ginger can be used to reduce nausea. It is one of the best natural remedies for such things as seasickness and pregnancy-related nausea. It is believed that ginger can be as effective as the most natural medicine.

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Ginger also has great anti-inflammatory properties. Great for fitness enthusiasts who want to reduce muscle pain that occurs after exercise. It also helps reduce joint pain, such as osteoarthritis. Reduces pain during the menstrual cycle in women as well as ibuprofen.

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Most often, ginger is used to treat stomach problems. This accelerates gastric emptying caused by discomfort after eating. Ginger is ideal for people who suffer from indigestion.

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With so many health benefits, ginger is a super spice you want to consume daily. It is perfect for brewing tea. Plus, the good news is that you can easily grow an infinite amount of it indoors.

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To grow ginger, you will need to get it from a seed catalog or garden center. In grocery stores, ginger for these purposes should not be taken, since there it is sprayed with growth inhibitors, therefore, growing it is very unlikely.

You also need a very rich soil. Use a wide and shallow pot. This is very important, as the roots of ginger grow horizontally.

After you are ready to grow ginger for nutrition, follow these 5 simple steps :

  1. Soak ginger root overnight.
  2. Fill your pot with soil and place ginger root in it, eye buds up. Cover the roots with 2 cm of soil.
  3. Water it with water.
  4. Place the pot in a warm place shaded by the sun.
  5. Irrigate the soil with a spray. Ginger grows slowly and it will take several weeks before you see the shoots.

It is so easy to have an infinite amount of ginger! A wonderful thing that grows indoors and with easy care. In addition, when you cut off a little for use, the rest will continue to grow!

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