Ginger (Zingiber Officinale Roscoe) is a plant with many beneficial and healing properties, although there are also some side effects: in some cases, in fact, it would be better not to take it, to avoid damage to health. Especially if you suffer from some particular pathologies, like gallstones, irritable colon and more, ginger can hurt you. There are also cases in which it is advisable to seek the advice of the doctor, who can evaluate a personalized use based on the individual pathology. Let's find out then what are the main benefits of this particular spice, the recommended daily dose and all the side effects of ginger, so as to take it consciously.
Main properties of ginger
Ginger is a very effective remedy for colds: taken in the form of an herbal tea, it helps to fight cough, flu and colds. Ginger also promotes digestion, it eliminates toxins from our body and it relieves inflammation of the stomach, especially if eaten fresh, in pieces. It is a good remedy even in the case of nausea and it is considered an excellent metabolic accelerator: therefore useful for those who want to lose weight.
It is considered a fat burning food: in these cases it is advisable to take it in the form of juices and food supplements, always after consulting your doctor or nutritionist. Used in the form of compresses, on the other hand, it can relieve muscle pain, itching from insect bites, herpes and small wounds. Its draining properties make ginger also a good treatment against cellulite, reducing blemishes.
How to consume it
Ginger can be taken in different ways: the fresh root can be added to the meals, but also to extracts and detox juices. Ginger can also be consumed in powder, then used during cooking as a spice to give a slightly spicy flavor to different dishes, especially fish and vegetables. You can then take ginger also in the form of herbal tea, also buying it directly in sachets: it will be enough to boil the water, leave it to infuse and drink. Furthermore it is possible to find ginger supplements in the pharmacy, to be bought only after medical consultation.
Recommended daily dose to avoid side effects
The recommended daily dose of ginger can range from 10 to 30 grams of fresh root. The doses vary according to the state of health of the person who will have to take it. There are certain categories of people who cannot take ginger lightly but, even in healthy subjects, excessive consumption could cause diarrhea, nausea and food poisoning. The first thing to do, when deciding to consume ginger, is surely to not exceed the recommended daily dose. It is also important to know that the fresh root must be peeled and only the inner part must be consumed: it is absolutely not recommended to eat the peel because, if not washed accurately, it could cause irritation or stomach infections.