Ginger is a well-known medicinal herb, and it is widely used in monastic medicine. In the Middle Ages, Europeans were convinced that it was descended from the Garden of Eden. Ginger, lesser galanga and turmeric are close relatives and designated as ginger plants (Zingiberaceae). For medical use it was found in China and India.
The root is used and contains essential oils, strong-tasting substances as gingerols and shogaoler. The essential oil has realxing effect on the central nervous system. Fine effect at indigestion where the secretion of saliva, gastric juice and bile. Just gingerols and shogaoler affect the heat receptors in the stomach lining, which increases bowel activity. Not forgetting its anti-inflammatory and antipyretic properties. Good to use for colds, cough, head and toothache. At toothache, pieces of the root is chewed. To prevent motion sickness use a tincture.
Recipe 1 The treatment of motion sickness
Take 20 drops of tincture finished in 1 glass of water.
Drink 30 minutes before departure.
Recipe 2 Tea for colds or Indigestion
2 tsp ground ginger root
2 cups boiling water.
Pour the boiling water over root and let soak for 5 minutes. Drink 2-3 cups per day or as needed.
Recipe 3 Gron Lyckas bubbling ginger scrub with lemongrass
1 cup liquid soap (recommendation Gron Lyckas refill: Liquid Soap lemongrass http://www.gronlycka.se/products/refill-flytande-tval/
1 tablespoon dried, ground ginger
10 drops of essential oil of ginger
Vitamin E 0.5 mL
Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Increasing the amount of salt, if desired. Pour into a suitable glass jar and label the cupboard. Shelf life is 1 year. Keeping a lid on so the essential oil will not evaporate.