Ginger-Healing herbs & spices for your kitchen

Number eight on the list of discussion today is ginger. I find its unique combination of hot, clean, and cool flavours quite irresistible.

8. GINGER – The use of ginger in cooking and as a medicine  is very wide spread. When it comes to quelling the queasiness of motion sickness, ginger has no equal say herbalists. In fact, researchers have demonstrated that ginger beats dimenhydrate, the main ingredient in motion sickness drugs such as Dramamine, for controlling symptoms of seasickness and motion sickness. Ginger stimulates saliva flow and digestive activity, settles the stomach, relieves vomiting, eases pain from gas and diarrhoea, and is effective as an anti-nausea remedy. This aromatic herb also helps lower cholesterol. Herbalists have also found it to be useful as a pain reliever. Fresh Ginger goes with: Asian greens, basil, beef, chicken, chillies, coconut milk, coriander leaves, crab, cumin, duck, eggplant, figs, fish, shellfish, fish sauce, garlic, green beans, kiwifruit, lemon grass, limes, mint, mushrooms, onions, pork, rice vinegar, rice wine, shellfish, soy sauce, spring onions, tamarind, turmeric, yoghurt.  Ground Ginger goes with: almonds, aniseed, brown sugar, cinnamon, cloves, honey, nutmeg, raisins, treacle, and lamb shanks.

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8 thoughts on “Ginger-Healing herbs & spices for your kitchen

  1. swamp

    Morning Kate. Very cold here today, so the mug of hot coffee very welcome.
    I never knew ginger had so many uses.
    Correct with todays answer; I felt I had to do an easy one after the previous. lol
    Have a good Wednesday.

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  2. Kenneth

    Morning Kate.
                           Yes quite irresistible indeed, I think i am addicted to its refreshing flavour.
    Hope the tempest has abated where you are, it is still cold here but the sun has just appeared from behind a cloud, a good sign for the rest of the day… have a nice one Kate and thanx for the coffee.
     
     

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  3. LAIRD

    Hope the storms have passed…..it is still cold here but the snow melts into memory – ginger is great in PARKIN CAKE, and dry ginger makes a blended whisky drinkable.

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  4. Monica

    Good Morning Kate ??? What type of coffee are we having today ?????????
    Another entry full of useful information……I am lining the insides of my cupboards with it all to have it close at hand and " in my face" !!  It seems that it is the only way I can remember things now a days……..It has to be " In MY Face " !! lol
    Is the weather over your way cold still or has spring sprung ??????
    Have a nice day :o)

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  5. Kenneth

    Which is the most repulsive to the nose, the smell of natural human sweat or the subtle aroma of exotic spices ?.

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  6. ♥ Aimee

    wll i didn’t know that…thanx for sharing…
    :o) smiles are contagious…so pass one to people that you love and those you don’t…and soon everyone will be smiling… :o)

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  7. Tootsie

     
    Right then……well we’d better make today’s coffee a skinny latte cuz after reading your blog today I have the urge to cook………….a lot!!! I love ginger and particularly like crystalised ginger. I don’t find it in the shops very often but when I do it’s a real treat.
     
    Hope all is well with you……….hugs             Tootsie   xx
     

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  8. me

    love ginger in as the ‘laird’ says parkin. yummy. always had it in sweet stuff, oh and ginger beer, which prob didn’t actually contain any ginger or beer lol.
    mariexx

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