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Be careful when using ginger!

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Ginger (lat. Zingiber) is a genus of perennial herbaceous plants from the Ginger family (Zingiberaceae), as well as spice, raw or processed rhizomes of ginger pharmacy.

Well-known ginger, can be a terrible threat to health in combination with anticoagulants, beta-blockers, and insulin based on drugs, except that it is harmful to pregnant women and that's not all ...


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”.

Meaning and application

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.


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.

Chemical composition

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.


Most often, ginger is used in a hammer form. Ground spice is a grayish yellow powdery powder. If it has a strong and persistent aroma, then it is considered to be of higher quality.

The healing properties of ginger are extremely useful for treating many diseases, including:

  • relieves joint pain
  • strengthens the immune system
  • relieves nausea, migraine, and cough
  • reduces digestive problems such as diarrhea, cramps, belching, constipation and hemorrhoids
  • improves blood circulation and prevents the formation of blood clots
  • lowers blood sugar and cholesterol levels
  • prevents the growth of cancer cells
  • removes toxins from the body, etc.

Due to its antiseptic properties, ginger has long been used to treat various health problems. As a rule, it is considered a universal natural remedy, because its health benefits can greatly alleviate many health conditions.

However, ginger treatment is not recommended for everyone . If you belong to any of these groups, you should avoid eating ginger:

Pregnant women

Ginger is rich in powerful stimulants that can trigger preterm labor. Pregnant women should avoid ginger at all costs, especially in the last trimester of pregnancy.

People who want to gain weight

Ginger, as you know, is very useful for those who are trying to lose weight, as it gives a feeling of satiety and helps burn fat. If you want to gain weight, ginger can only give you the opposite effect, so you better forget about it.

People with blood disorders

Ginger improves blood circulation, which is usually beneficial, except for those suffering from blood disorders such as hemophilia.

People who take high blood pressure medications and suffer from diabetes

Ginger can interact with drugs, especially anticoagulants, beta-blockers and insulin-based drugs. So, if you are taking any medicine for high blood pressure or diabetes, you should stay away from this plant, as there is a serious risk that it will inhibit the effects of your medicine.

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