Ginger contains vitamins, minerals and essential oils. One of the most famous properties of ginger is to help with food poisoning, nausea and vomiting. Due to the high content of magnesium, the elimination of toxins from the body is accelerated, and the condition of the nervous system improves. Pectins and fiber also stimulate peristalsis and active secretion of digestive juices, which reduces gas formation and speeds up metabolism.
Ginger is useful in thickening the blood, as it thins it and improves circulation in the vessels, reduces the risk of blood clots. Therefore, this plant is especially useful for people with high blood viscosity. And due to increased blood flow in the pelvic organs, ginger is considered an aphrodisiac and fights sexual dysfunctions.
With a cold, ginger reduces nasal congestion and activates the immune system due to the high content of vitamin C and B vitamins. The alkaloid gingerol in the root vegetable has an antibacterial effect, increases the production of heat in the body and warms with chills.
There is a lot of potassium in the root crop, which is useful for many ailments. After active physical exertion, dehydration, muscle spasms and oxygen starvation occur – potassium helps restore fluid levels, helps to supply the brain with oxygen.
Most of the nutrients are found in fresh ginger, a little less in dry seasoning. Freezing and pickling of the root crop destroy vitamins, although partially active substances are preserved.