– Ginger is a plant species that has 324 kinds, among others, the important thing is ginger, turmeric, ginger, and cardamom / kardamanggu (cardamom). These are the types of scented plants originating from Southeast Asia wilayaah. First widely used by the Chinese and India as a spice and seasoning. Also known by Europeans in the early medieval period is popularly used as the primary drug throughout the ages. Ginger is mainly consumed as a medicine for people with a plague (bubonic plague) in the reign of Henry VIII in England.
According to the classical medical
Among the experts and doctors in general Greek popular ginger is used as a very useful drug. So that they use for treatment as a food ingredient for heart and stomach and into materials that can remove the sweat loss, especially in winter. Ginger is also widely used as a herb mixture into drugs and added angsana / sena (senna) to prevent nausea and shorten reduce nausea.
Ibn Al-Qayyim said, ginger is beneficial for digestion, smooth stomach, improving liver, gall symptoms due to cold water and humidity simultaneously and eliminates the wind (gas in the stomach). Generally ginger is used for gout drug, arthritis, and heal a hoarse voice.
Arab doctors used ginger to warm the body with warm-warm. Where ginger can cause feelings of warmth and a sense of warmth may last longer in the body. Help digest the food so as to soften the contents of the stomach. Beneficial from venomous poison. Useful for frostbite. Can serve as drug compresses (heating with heated cloth or penyekaan).
Ginger is also useful to open the blockage, the removal of phlegm mucus, and moisture damage and hidden in the hole. Ginger can also expel wind (farting). Streamlining the studs are up into the blood urat-urat/pembuluh and beneficial to the body.
According to modern medicine
The results of modern research explains that the roots (tubers) ginger contain dyes or solvents (chromosome), rated fat (epoxy), flour, oil vapor and odor brings a pleasant fragrance, it also contains non-oil rating of the issuing steam knogtgrass tree flavor that burn or scorch. Because of that ginger has a privilege to strengthen and cleanse and anti-fever. Droplets of water is good for eye treatment.
In the world of modern medicine ginger is used to widen the reach of the blood and increases levels of sweat in the winter and a warm feeling, soften the hot weather. In cooking, ginger mixed with meat sauce, mushrooms, and which contain vinegar so the smell of cooking can be tasty. Ginger drinks consumed by women when menstruation comes also made into cakes as a prescription for the treatment of chest diseases.
Ginger contains 1-4% volatile oil and oleoresin. Red ginger rhizome contains a volatile oil consisting of zingeberin, kamfena, lemonin, zingiberen, zingiberal, gingeral, and shogaol which cause some stinging. Content, namely, oil resins, starch, organic acids, malic acid, aksolat, and gingerin.
Rhizome of ginger is widely used as a liniment for gout, and headaches. In addition, ginger is believed to warm the body, shed sweat, increase appetite, and preventing and treating colds. Ginger is also useful for back pain, bronchitis, treat headaches, stomach aches, sore throat, relieve asthma, muscle pain, allergies, menstrual pain, and a myriad of other properties. Ginger is believed to improve blood circulation, boost immunity, warm, anti-inflammatory and appetite enhancer. Ginger is very well taken for women who are menstruating.