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Ginger - one of the best remedies for colds

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The miracle root (correctly, the root is a rhizome) should simply always have at home. This natural home remedy has the power to fight cancer - even better than the leading chemotherapeutic drugs. For example, ginger is effective against skin cancer, as well as liver, colon and prostate cancer, and even lung and pancreatic cancer could show positive effects of ginger.

The incomparable aroma not only gives dishes the Asian touch, the essential oils are also anti-inflammatory.
In addition, ginger contains, among other things, vitamin C, magnesium, iron and calcium.

In traditional medicine, ginger is often used for stomach and intestinal complaints and cold symptoms, as well as for general health care.

Ginger is also particularly popular with people who suffer from motion sickness.

Due to its metabolism-stimulating effect, ginger can be used to support detox cures.  

Recipes for home use:

In general, it is best to use ginger frequently in cooking as a seasoning.

It is also unbeatably healthy as a hot drink: Cut the fresh organic root into small pieces (preferably with the peel, if the piece of ginger has been washed, as most of the active ingredients are found underneath), pour it on and let it steep for 2 - 3 hours, covered. For 250 ml, about a thumb-thick piece of ginger is needed.

Also popular is the ginger shot, which strengthens the immune system and helps with many types of malaise. It boosts metabolism and gives energy. A shot glass in the morning is enough.
Simply steep a large piece of ginger together with 2/3 orange juice and 1/3 lemon juice and a bit of honey in the refrigerator for 2 days and enjoy.

External use:
For skin infections, squeeze ginger and dab the area with it.

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Grow ginger yourself:

Ginger is easy to care for and can also be grown indoors, to mature it needs about 10 months. Since it does not tolerate frost it should be planted in a pot that can be easily transported inside. Ginger likes partial to full shade. The best pot to use is a shallow, wide one.

Here's how:

  1. Break ginger from the health food store into small pieces. On each piece should be a bud and not shriveled. The greener the buds are, the better.
    If you got the ginger from the supermarket, it may not sprout because these are often sprayed with growth inhibitors.
  2. Soak the ginger roots overnight in warm water to remove any residual growth inhibitor (even if the ginger is from the health food store - safe, is safe😊).
  3. Fill the shallow, wide pot with organic, draining potting soil and feel free to add some organic fertilizer.
  4. Insert the ginger pieces into the soil with the bud facing up. Cover with 2.5 to 5 cm of soil and water well. The soil should always be slightly moist.
  5. Now the ginger should be placed in a warm place that does not get too much sunlight.
  6. After a few weeks, the first shoots appear and after about 4 months, small pieces could already be harvested.
    In order for the ginger to continue to grow after harvest, you should always harvest from the edge and return the soil.
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