February 20, 2017, 17:26
Winter with thaws is the season of exacerbation of colds, the time of rampant viruses, as well as advertising campaigns of various antiviral agents. Is it possible to refuse synthetic pills and protect yourself with something natural? Quite. Plus you can lose weight
And a fragrant, versatile oriental healer, ginger, comes to our aid. It has a lot of useful properties. It contains a whole bunch of vitamins and minerals needed by the body: vitamin C, iron, magnesium, sodium, silicon, phosphorus, potassium, manganese, calcium, nicotinic, linoleic, oleic acids, fats. It contains many amino acids that must be present in the body, such as: leuzin, methionine, threonine, phenylalanine, valine and amino acids. Ginger owes its burning taste to gingerol, and a large amount of essential oils give it an extraordinary aroma. By the way, ginger is incredibly low in calories. Therefore, drinks with it are shown while observing various diets.
Here are some ginger recipes with ginger.
Ginger has a warming effect. At the first symptoms of a cold, prepare a ginger bath. Take 2–3 tbsp. tablespoons of dry ground ginger, boil it in 1 liter of water for 10 minutes, then pour the broth into the bath. Application time — 15–20 minutes. After the bath, wrap yourself in a terry bathrobe and lie down under the covers.
Cut off a small piece of ginger, peel it, put it in your mouth. A piece of ginger should be sucked until the tingling sensation disappears. When the effects of the essential oils wear off, take a bite of the ginger. This prolongs its healing effect.
Recipe No. 1
Take 5 cm of ginger root, grate it on a fine grater, add a pinch of ground cardamom, turmeric on the tip of a teaspoon, 2 clove inflorescences. Pour 1 liter of boiling water over the spices. Infuse the drink for 30 minutes, strain. Drink with honey.
Recipe No. 2
For those who have too many extra pounds. Take one part of ginger and garlic and pour twenty parts of water. Infuse the ingredients in a thermos for 15 minutes, then strain and drink throughout the day.
Recipe No. 3
On fasting days, a salad with ginger is good. Take 1 part orange peel, celery and ginger root, 2 parts lemon and baked beets and 3 parts raw carrots. All these ingredients must be cut into small strips, mixed and seasoned with vegetable oil. Top with sesame seeds or cumin seeds.
Since ginger improves blood circulation in the skin, it can also be used in cosmetics. Ginger masks tone and tighten the skin. After such a mask, the skin becomes elastic, pink and fresh.
1. Grind ginger root in a blender, add 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Apply to face, keep for 15–20 minutes. Suitable for any skin type.
2. Chopped ginger — 1 tbsp. spoon — mix in equal amounts with liquid honey and lemon juice, add 2 tbsp. spoons of sour cream and 2 capsules of vitamin E.
It is even useful to simply wipe the skin with ginger juice.
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