There is a proverb: "Fish does not leave ginger, and meat does not leave sauce." Ginger is a condiment commonly used in cooking.
The aromatic and spicy substances contained in ginger are dissolved in the dishes, which can remove the mutton and remove the fishy smell, and increase the freshness and beauty. Whether it is fried fish, roasted duck, roasted crab, or fried meat, just add a little ginger or ginger slices to relieve the fish. The smell of duck, crab and meat makes the dishes more delicious.
Ginger is an ancient medicine blindly
Since ancient times, there has been a saying in Chinese medicine that ginger has the same origin as medicine and food.
"One catty of ginger, half a catty of dates, two to two white salt and three to two herbs,
Clove aloes and aloes are half and two, and four and two eggplants are pounded in one place.
Whether it is fried or boiled, this medicine is as good as a treasure.
Drink a cup every morning, and you will never grow old forever. "
This is the sing of "A Precious Face" in "A Wonderful Remedy".
In addition, the "Shen Nong's Materia Medica" records: "Dried ginger, tastes pungent and warm, the main chest is full, coughing up the qi, warming to stop bleeding, sweating, dispelling wind; warming the spleen, intestinal diarrhea."
Li Shizhen also praised the magical effect of ginger in the Compendium of Materia Medica: "Ginger is pungent but not fishy. It can be a vegetable, a harmony, a fruit, and a medicine."
Properties of ginger
Chinese medicine believes that ginger has a pungent taste and heat that enters the lungs, stomach and spleen meridian. It has the effects of dispelling cold, warming the stomach and relieving vomiting, warming the lungs and resolving phlegm and relieving cough. It is used for the treatment of cold, vomiting, phlegm, cough and asthma Crab, bird and animal botulism, etc.
It can also treat abdominal pain, diarrhea, and vomiting caused by cold in the spleen and stomach.
Studies have confirmed that ginger contains phytoncide, and its bactericidal effect is no less than that of onion and garlic.
In addition, the gingerol in ginger can stimulate the secretion of gastric juice and promote digestion; it also contains more volatile oil, which can inhibit the body's absorption of cholesterol and prevent the accumulation of liver and serum cholesterol.
The correct usage of ginger
The ancients said: "Eating ginger in the morning is better than ginseng soup; eating ginger at night is better than arsenic."
The main reason is that the qi in the human stomach needs to rise. Taking some ginger can strengthen the spleen and warm the stomach, and the volatile oil in ginger can speed up blood circulation, excite nerves, and make the whole body warm.
But at night, the human body should converge the yang and exuberant yin, so you should eat more food that clears heat, lowers the qi and eliminates food, which is more conducive to night rest, and eating warm ginger at night is also prone to internal heat, which will appear over time. "Get upset" symptoms.
As the saying goes: "Eat radish in winter and ginger in summer, without a doctor's prescription." Because ginger contains oily volatile oils such as gingerol, gingerene, phellandrene, citral and aromatics, as well as gingerol, resin, starch and Fiber etc.
Ginger also has a relieving or analgesic effect on stomach pain. The pain, vomiting, pantothenic acid, hunger, etc. caused by gastritis and gastroduodenal ulcer can be quickly eliminated by drinking 50 grams of ginger decoction.
There are three areas of adaptation for correct use of ginger:
One is for abdominal pain and diarrhea due to the deficiency and cold of the spleen and stomach;
The second is children's intestinal cramps caused by eating too much cold food;
The third is to eat too much cold food in summer or when eating seafood, such as crabs, fish and shrimp, eat more ginger, which can relieve the poison of fish and shrimp and relieve the cold of seafood.
Wrong usage of ginger
Taboos of ginger:
One is stomach and kidney diseases. It is not advisable to eat ginger: those who suffer from yin deficiency and fire, red eyes and internal heat, or those suffering from carbuncle sores, boils, pneumonia, lung abscess, tuberculosis, gastric ulcer, cholecystitis, pyelonephritis, diabetes, and hemorrhoids , It is not suitable for long-term consumption of ginger;
The second is that ginger cannot be used to treat heatstroke: ginger brown sugar water is only suitable for patients with cold or cold stomach and fever after being exposed to rain. It cannot be used for patients with cold or wind-heat, let alone treat heatstroke.
The third is not to eat rotten ginger: rotten ginger will produce a very toxic substance, which can cause degeneration and necrosis of liver cells, thereby inducing liver cancer and esophageal cancer.
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Professor Chen advocates the individualized treatment of "the cure must be based on the roots". According to different causes of medical diseases (liver disease, sleep, gynecology, pediatrics, etc.), he formulates personalized plans and achieves remarkable results.