The dried ginger root resembles in appearance small tubers with irregular shape and grayish color on the outside, while their flesh is light yellow. It is milder aromatic and tasty than the hot and spicy fresh. It has a warm and slightly peppery aroma with lemony notes, and a corresponding taste, which ends with a pleasant burning.
- Helps regulate our immune system.
- It has antioxidant and anti-cancer properties.
- Improves the function of the digestive system as it helps the pancreas to produce enzymes that promote the digestive process. It also enhances the absorption of nutrients from food.
- Increases calories burning, reduces the feeling of hunger, promotes fat burning and therefore contributes to weight loss.
- Prevents diseases of the gastrointestinal tract thanks to its strong antibacterial action.
- It acts against nausea, stomach ache and headaches.
- It is also effective in treating ulcers caused by Helicobacter pylori thanks to its strong antibacterial action. It also relieves the symptoms of gastritis.
- It acts against the bacterium E.Coli which is largely responsible for the occurrence of gastroenteritis and at the same time reduces diarrhea. In addition, ginger stimulates bowel movements, thus treating constipation.
- Balances sugar levels as it is involved in the release of insulin.
- It lowers cholesterol levels, helps control blood pressure and has an active role in preventing atherosclerosis.
- Early research shows that eating ginger reduces arthritis.
- Relieves the symptoms of colds thanks to its antimicrobial and antipyretic action. Among them, ginger is beneficial for relieving asthma symptoms and other respiratory problems.
- Enhances blood circulation and relieves cramps.
- Relieves toothache, as long as you chew a thin slice of ginger.
- It reduces the bad smell of the oral cavity and at the same time acts against dry mouth.
- Helps to decongest the stuffy nose.
In the kitchen it is usually used grated, in sauces, meats, vegetables, pastries and drinks.