Ginger or white root is a perennial herbaceous plant with the Latin name Zingiber officinale. It is believed that its name comes from Sanskrit and means horned. Its origin is sought in the countries of South Asia. Today it is grown in the tropics.
The root is rich in amino acids, vitamins A, C, B vitamins and minerals. The specific spicy taste is due to the substance gingerol, which has the ability to accelerate metabolic processes in the body and create a feeling of warmth inside.
In the past, ginger was used as a medicine.
Stimulates the immune system, tones, has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, expectorant, analgesic and antiemetic effect. It also helps against flatulence, helps to increase sweating.
The ginger family includes cardamom, whose seeds are used to flavor drinks and desserts. Cardamom stimulates digestion and normalizes stomach function.
is the nut of the nutmeg tree, which is high in fat and essential oils. The rich aroma and taste of nutmeg is widely used in cooking, as well as in the cosmetic and even pharmaceutical industries.
Nutmeg essential oil has a strong stimulating and calming effect on the nervous system. It has the following healing properties: helps in the treatment of gastric and duodenal ulcers, has antimicrobial and antitumor action, maintains immunity, hair and cartilage structure, memory, has a beneficial effect on sexually transmitted diseases and nervous disorders.
In large quantities, nutmeg is poisonous.
Each spice to a greater or lesser extent has healing properties. Cumin is useful in disorders of the digestive system, improves digestion.
Clove spice is also used in making perfumes. Clove contains the biologically active substance eugenol, which is used for the production of the antiseptic drug polyvinox.
Spices are useful for the body of a healthy person, but their consumption should not be abused. In the presence of chronic or other diseases, it is advisable to discuss the use of spices in food with a specialist according to the individual case.