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All About Gingers

Updated on March 2, 2013

Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is a rhizome plant. It is very popular as a spice, medicinal materials or consumed as a delicacy. With the other family members like: cardamom, turmeric, and galangal. Ginger is a part of Zingiberaceae. The name was given by William Roxburgh, from the Greek word zingiberi. Scientific classification: kingdom: Plant, Phylum: spermathophyta, class: Monocotyledoneae, order: Zingibarales, family: Zingibeaceae, genus: Zingiber, species: Zingiber officinale. Based on the history, the ginger comes from India. But many people believed that ginger also comes from Southern China. From India, it was taken to China, Southeast Asia, Japan, to the Middle East. And then ginger became a popular commodity in Europe, because it provides a sense of warm and spicy on food. The importance of ginger has begun recorded in the Confucius writings. In the 9th century in Europe, ginger powder is placed on the table along with salt and pepper.

Because ginger can only survive in the tropics, planting can only be done in the equatorial regions are like Southeast Asia, Africa and Brazil. Currently, Brazil and Ecuador became the world's largest ginger supplier.


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Ginger types

Raw ginger root has a pale yellow flesh, while the color of the skin varies depending on the origin country. For example, Jamaican ginger pale skin, while African and India ginger are dark brown. In my country Indonesia, ginger can be divided into 3 section. Such as: elephant ginger, yellow ginger, and red ginger. Ginger elephant is very famous in international market. The shape is big and it's not too spicy. Typically, elephant ginger is often made as spice ingredients and body warmers. Ginger elephant generally attracted many people. The rhizomes flesh is yellow to white. Red Ginger contains the highest oil and as the most spicy ginger. It is also suitable for pharmaceutical ingredients and herbs. The rhizome size of red ginger is the smallest with red color. Red ginger has more fiber than the regular ginger.

The morphological features

The morphological features of ginger, such as: Ginger plants can grow to as high as 1 meter or more. The leaves are pinnate with a length of 15 to 23 mm or lengths of 8 to 15 mm. Ginger flower growing out of the ground with oval shape, the length about 3.5 to 5 cm and 1.5 to 1.75 cm wide. The ginger flower is yellowish green. Lip flowers and anthers are purple. Pistil stalk are two. Ginger grows well in tropical and subtropical climates. Ginger has a spicy taste of diminishing if the plants get older. About 3 % of an essential oil of ginger that gives a distinctive aroma. Young ginger roots moist and fleshy, while the mature root is generally dry and fibrous. Ginger grows at an altitude of 0 to 1500 meters above sea level.

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Nutritional value of ginger

Nutritional value of ginger root (raw) per 100 g or 3.5oz, such as: 333 kJ (80 kcal) of energy, 17.77 g carbohydrates, 1.70 g sugar, 2.0 g dietary fiber, 0.75 g fat, 1.82 g protein, 0 IU vitamin A, 5.0 mg (6%) vitamin C, 34 mg (5%) phosphorus, 415 mg (9%) potassium.
Nutritional value of ginger root (ground) per 100 g or 3.5oz, such as: 1,404 kJ (336 kcal) of energy, 71.62 g carbohydrates, 3.39 g sugars, 14.1 g dietary fiber, 4.24 g fat, 8.98 g protein, 30 IU vitamin A, 0.7 mg (1%) vitamin C, 168 mg (24%) phosphorus, 1320 mg (28%) potassium.

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Ginger around the world

Ginger is commonly used throughout the world. In 2005, China became a major producer of ginger, followed by India, Indonesia, and Nigeria.

Ginger is used uniquely in almost every country. In southern India, "inji-murappa" candy made from ginger and sold in various stores to street vendors. In Burma, ginger grated and preserved in oil and used for salad known as "gyin-tho." In my country (Indonesia), we can found a fous drink made from palm sugar and ginger, we called this "Wedang Jahe" . In Korea, finely chopped ginger used in the "kimchi," a fermented vegetable dish. Ginger has many traditional uses in Japan. Ginger is used to make "shoge" candy and Japanese pickles known as "beni Shoga,". In Ivory Coast, “Nyamanku” is a very refreshing juice drink obtained from ground ginger root mixed with the juices of pineapples, oranges and lemons. Preserved ginger is made from young roots are sliced and canned with sugar syrup. Pickled ginger is very common for Japanese sushi meal accompaniment. Dry ginger root is typically used to make powdered ginger.


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Health benefits of ginger

  • Reduce morning sickness. Young pregnant mothers usually experience with this case. Consuming warm ginger water is the fastest way to reduce the nausea effects of morning sickness.
  • Reduce pain. Ginger has function as anti-inflammatory and able to relieve pain caused by osteoarthritis. If the patients consume ginger regularly then their mobility can be more active .
  • Motion sickness. People who often feel nauseous and drunk while riding in a vehicle or aircraft can consume ginger to reduce nausea. Ginger can also reduce the effects of jet lag.
  • Ulcer. Water of ginger is a natural remedy for various diseases. Stomach ulcers can be reduced with the consumption of warm ginger water.
  • Menstrual cramps. Women who experience of menstrual cramps, they should try to drink warm ginger water, rather than painkillers.
  • Cough and scratchy throat. Ginger is good to boost the immune system, including cough and flu viruses attack. In addition, ginger relieve itchy and sore throat.
  • Ginger is very good for those suffering from gas and bloating. It also quite effective in treating diarrhea as well.
  • Ginger is provides relief to migraine and inflammation in blood vessels.
  • The substance inside ginger, like: minerals including potassium, magnesium, copper and manganese. Potassium helps to maintain blood pressure and heart rate.

Herbal recipes

  • Acne. Wash your face using warm ginger water in the morning and evening. This method can be rid of acnes within 60 days. It is suitable for dry skin and eliminates dark spots on your face.
  • Sprue treatment. Boil fresh ginger (800 grams) and put in a bowl. Then use ginger boiled water as a mouthwash. Then drink 4-5 times a day. For maximum results gargle as much as 6-9 times a day.
  • Migraine treatment. Soak your hands in warm ginger water for 15 minutes. This method can overcome your migraine.
  • Motion sickness. You can also add honey to improve the taste and help to remove ethanol from the body.
  • Healing pain in the waist and back. Mix some vinegar and salt in warm ginger water. Then soak a towel with water. After that squeeze and paste the part of the body that hurts. Do it several times. This method is believed to help blood circulation and relaxes the muscles, thereby reducing pain.
  • Anti dandruff. Rub raw ginger that has been split into multiple sections to your hair. Then wash with warm ginger water. These tips are good to reduce hair loss as well. In China, there are several stores that also use ginger warm water to clean the hair. And most people use these tips to get the best results.
  • Lowering high blood pressure. Soak your feet in warm ginger water for 15 minutes. These tips helped blood circulation by reflexology to lowering high blood pressures.
  • Colds and flu treatment. Soak your feet up to your ankles in hot ginger water. Combine vinegar and salt and add warm water continuously. Do it until the legs reddish. These tips are also good to cure coughs and headaches.

How to keep the ginger always fresh

  1. The first time you buy the ginger, choose fresh ginger and smooth skin, no wrinkles, and free of mold.
  2. Cut dried or damaged section from the ginger with kitchen knife
  3. Using a vegetable peeler or knife, peel the ginger until it's clean.
  4. Cut the ginger into pieces with the size of a thumb. The size like this is generally ideal for a variety of recipes.
  5. Wash the pieces of ginger, and then let it dry.
  6. Put the ginger pieces into a plastic bag. Be sure the air can get into the bag as much as possible.
  7. Enter the ginger into the freezer and take when you need it.

Ginger tea to reduce the colds

According to Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine, ginger is regarded as an effective remedy for colds or flu. Ginger contains many antiviral compounds, beside it usually warm. Drink a cup of ginger tea several times a day (preferably at least 3 times a day). To make ginger tea is very easy. Please follow the direction below:

  • Add 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger into 1 cup of hot water.
  • Let it dissolve up to 10 minutes.
  • If you use dried ginger powder, use 1/3 to 1/2 teaspoon dry ginger powder to each cup of hot water.
  • Drink it while warm and slowly.
  • Let stand it in the mouth before swallowing to help ginger mixed with enzymes in the saliva and accelerate assimilation herbs into the bloodstream.

Candied Ginger Recipe

Ingredients:

- 1/2 kg of fresh ginger
- 4 cups granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tsp lemon juice

How to make:

  • Peel and wash fresh ginger. Then slice the clean ginger with a thickness of 0.3 cm and a width of not more than 2.5 cm.
  • Enter pieces of ginger into the pot and add water until submerged, and then boil it.Let the water boiling for five minutes, then strain and discard the water. Repeat up to four times, we need about 20 minutes. Replacement of water will help reduce the spicy taste of ginger.
  • Boil the ginger again, add sugar, lemon juice, and enough water, just until all the slices of ginger covered. Boil it over medium heat. Stirring constantly, cook until the ginger liquid is almost gone and ginger slices become soft and transparent.
  • Reduce the heat and continue to cook the ginger for about five minutes or until no water remains. Then remove the pan and allow it to cool about 20 minutes.
  • While cooling the ginger in a saucepan, heat the oven to a temperature of 93.33 degrees Celsius. Prepare a baking sheet, coat a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray the aluminum foil with nonstick special fluid.
  • Arrange the ginger slices on a baking sheet that has been coated aluminum foil, make sure no slices touching each other. Put the pan into the oven until the slices of ginger is almost completely dry but still flexible and elastic. If you do not use the oven, you can dry the slices of ginger in a food dehydrator.
  • Lift dried ginger slices from the pan and allow to cold thoroughly. Place each slice of dried ginger into a bowl and cover it with sugar.
  • Save the candied ginger into an airtight container or plastic food storage.
    Candied ginger is resistant to eight weeks at room temperature or about six months when stored in the refrigerator


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Gingerbread and the beauty of gingerbread house decoration

I want to share something beautiful comes from ginger. Now, I am talking about gingerbread. What does gingerbread mean? It’s a food product made by ginger as the main ingredient and also typically using honey or molasses (treacle), rather than sugar or I found the gingerbread used spices. For the flavor, we can also use vanilla and cinnamon. Gingerbread variation can be shaped into moist loaf cake or biscuit. “Gingerbread man” commonly found in England. So, the gingerbread refers not to a cake in this country. From the Wikipedia, the gingerbread men are first attributed to Queen Elizabeth I. But now, it served at Christmastime. But we can change the gingerbread into beautiful cake decoration. We called this “gingerbread house”. We only need an imagination. After searching by google, mostly the gingerbread house shaped similar to the "witch's house". We can see the house in the Hansel and Gretel. From the outer appearance, the gingerbread looks so beautiful. It covered with a variety of candies and icing as well. Gingerbread is popular as Christmas decorations. It’s a good activity during the Christmas, where the children decorated the gingerbread house with the help of their parents. I also enclose the pictures of gingerbread house. Please enjoy the pictures below!

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Your welcome, Darrylmdavis. Thank you very much for coming and I am glad to see you here. I hope this hub useful for you. Take care!

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      Darrylmdavis 4 years ago from Brussels, Belgium

      A excellent hub :-)

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Dear friend, Dolores Monet. Thank you very much for coming. I am glad you enjoy this hub and you love ginger as well. Wow....I think you have delicious sauce for ribs. I'll try soon. Take care and Yummy :-)

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      Dolores Monet 4 years ago from East Coast, United States

      Hi Prasetio - what a wonderful article about ginger! When I go to the grocery store, I only see one kind and have never seen that red ginger. It's so pretty! I love ginger and make a delicious sauce for ribs or chicken using ginger, garlic, soy sauce, and brown sugar. Yum!

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, KawikaChann. Thank you very much for coming and share about how you often use ginger, especially to eat it every day in the pickled state. Japanese style with rice is so delicious. Cheers :-)

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, prettynutjob30. Good to see you here. Thanks for coming and I am glad to know that you often use ginger, especially for cooking. Take care!

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, sunflowerforests . Welcome to my hub. I'm glad you found it useful. I hope you can use this as the alternative for health. Thank you very much. ~Prasetio

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Dearm Suzie HQ. I am so happy to see you here and I love your comment about this topic. I hope we can use ginger as one of the best natural source for health. Thanks for the vote and rating the hub. Cheers :-)

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      KawikaChann 4 years ago from Northwest, Hawaii, Anykine place

      aloha Prasetio, nicely done. I appreciate all the info you have on ginger - especially about storing ginger - they always mold up in the fridge. I love ginger and try to eat it every day in the pickled state - Japanese style with rice. Upvoted/awesome/following. Peace. Kawi.

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      Mary 4 years ago from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet.

      Great hub, voted up and shared. I love ginger, one of my all-time faves is soy chicken which contains ginger to take away some of the salty flavor of the soy.

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      sunflowerforests 4 years ago from The light in the forest of doubt.

      Yes, very informative. Now I know exactly what I can do with ginger and how it can help me. So many ways it can be used! I've seen this root in the grocery store, but never knew what I would do with it. I will buy some now and try it. Thank you for writing this and so glad it was shared so I could find it too. Have a great day.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Prasetio,

      What a wonderful job you have done here, a mind of information! Thank you so much for this incredibly detailed piece on Ginger, such an amazing ingredient. This is one I will pin for sure and it gets all the votes and shares! Great research and care as always put in here my friend, love it!

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My uncle, dahoglund. Thank you very much for coming and I am glad to know this hub useful for you. Wow....It sound delicious for gingerbread man cookies made by your mother...beautiful memories. Thanks for the vote. God bless you :-)

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Your welcome, c mark walker. Thanks for stopping by. I hope ginger can raise your appetite. Take care!

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, beingwell. Thank you very much for coming to this hub and you love gingers as well. I am glad you usually use them. Cheers :-)

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      Don A. Hoglund 4 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      Prasetio, I never knew there were so many uses for ginger. I remember my mother used to make gingerbread man cookies. up votes and sharing

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      Charles Mark Walker 4 years ago from Jasper Georgia

      most informative.....I'm hungry now

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      beingwell 4 years ago from Bangkok

      Great hub about ginger, prasetio. It's one of my favorite spices. I usually use them with fish, to take away their stench. :) Shared and voted up.

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Your welcome, pstraubie48. I am glad to see you here and nice comment about this hub. Sending Angels your way from Indonesia. Cheers :-)

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      Great article about a favorite flavor to add to foods. Love the gingerbread houses ...they are so cute. But I like to make the cake-like ones too as I enjoy a slice of gingerbread cake with nothing on it.

      thanks for sharing this, prasetio.

      I may just have to try the candied ginger.

      Sending Angels your way this evening :) ps

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, Tonipet. Welcome to my hub. Thanks for coming and share your opinion about ginger. I love your vote. Take care and have a nice day :-)

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, KenWu. Thank you very much for coming and your attention to ginger though you don't quite like ginger. But I hope you'll find delicious menu with ginger in your city, like Chinese food maybe. Take care!

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      Tonette Fornillos 4 years ago from The City of Generals

      Hello prasetio, this is very helpful, so complete about ginger! I think I must start thinking of those ginger candies. I'm intrigued of how that refreshing juice drink obtained from ground ginger root mixed with the juices of pineapples, oranges and lemons, tastes like. The sound of it is really good. Thank you for this, very informative. Voting up and sharing!

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      KenWu 4 years ago from Malaysia

      Interesting facts on the ginger, Prasetio! I don't quite like ginger but it still depends on how it is cooked with food. The Chinese like to use ginger in their cooking, as they can enhance the taste and also beneficial to the health as you mentioned.

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Welcome to my hub, Indian Chef. Thanks for stopping by and I really appreciate your comment about ginger. I know that Indian food often use ginger as the ingredients. Have a good day :-)

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, Deb Welch. Thanks for coming and your compliment to this hub. I hope this hub useful for you. I really appreciate your vote. Take care!

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, torrilynn. Nice to see you here. I am glad to know that you love this formation. Thank you very much for share your vote. ~Prasetio

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Welcome to my hub, onegreenparachute. Thanks for coming and I know how this hub useful for you. I hope you always healthy...amen. Cheers..... ~Prasetio

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Your welcome, healthwealthmusic. Thanks for stopping by and reading this hub. I hope we can learn together about ginger as herbal remedies. Have a good day :-)

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, StephanieBCrosby. I am so happy to see you here and you love ginger as one of the best herbal remedies. Though you don't like the taste of ginger, but you can mix with others. Thank you very much.

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi. unknown spy. Good to see you here. I agree with you about the taste of fresh ginger. Thanks for reading this hub. ~Prasetio

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Dear friend, Peggy W. Thank you very much for coming and I am glad you put the link to this hub. God bless you :-)

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      Indian Chef 4 years ago from New Delhi India

      Very informative hub on ginger. I love gingers and try to put it in nearly all kind of foods that I make if possible. Voted it up.

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      Deb Welch 4 years ago

      Good work - here. Excellent information. Well done. Excellent information here about ginger. I will try some of the remedies and tea. Voted Up - Useful, Awesome and Interesting. Thanks.

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      prasetio30,

      I love your facts behind ginger

      and how it benefits the body

      great information

      Voted up

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      Carol 4 years ago from Greenwood, B.C., Canada

      Thank you for writing this article on ginger. I found it very useful and interesting. I love ginger. It seems like my body craves it - which probably means I need to eat more.

      Voted up and shared!

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      Ruth R. Martin 4 years ago from Everywhere Online ~ Fingerlakes ~ Upstate New York

      Wow, what a boat-load of info! I never gave ginger much thought before since I don't care for it except in gingersnaps and ginger ale. Thanks for sharing, voted up!!!

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      Stephanie Bradberry 4 years ago from New Jersey

      One thing I love about herbs is you can always learn something new. Ginger is a staple for herbalist. However, I do not like the taste of ginger. But I find making ginger tea fresh from ginger I cut and control the amount of is actually pleasant. Despite my love/hate relationship with ginger, I offer it a lot to clients as long as they do not mind the taste.

      Nice and thorough hub!

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      Margaret Perrottet 4 years ago from Pennsauken, NJ

      I may try ginger to see if it relieves my arthritis. What an interesting hub, and so beautifully presented. Voted up, useful, interesting and sharing.

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      i love fresh ginger tea. it really tastes so good.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Great article Prasetio! I just added a link to this hub in mine titled Pictures of the Versatile Ginger Plant Gracing our Backyard. UUI votes and sharing.

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Your welcome, my sister (Om Paramapoonya). I am glad to know that you cook with ginger too. I hope you always enjoy your ginger tea. Thanks for coming. Have a nice day :-)

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      Om Paramapoonya 4 years ago

      Thanks for this interesting hub, Pras. I cook with ginger on a regular basis and also enjoy ginger tea once in a while. Good to know how beneficial ginger can be for our health!

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My brother, rajan jolly. Thank you very much for coming and your compliment to this hub. I'll do the best and I hope you always love to read my hub. We are family here and I also adore you as great writer here on HubPages. God bless you :-)

      Big hug, Prasetio

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Prasetio, a wonderfully written detailed hub with excellent photos. This hub is a visual delight as well. As always you excel in your presentation.

      Voted up, useful and interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks, Alise- Evon for coming to this hub and your compliment about my work here on HubPages. I am glad to see you here and I know that you often use ginger as well. Your vote are much appreciated here. Cheers :-)

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, Brett.Tesol. Thank you very much for coming and your testimonial about how the ginger as a good solution for acid. I love your vote, pinned and tweeted this hub. Take care!

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      Alise- Evon 4 years ago

      Thanks for this really interesting hub. I have used ginger medicinally and in cooking and baking for some time, so am aware of several of its benefits. To learn about the differnt kinds, see pictures of it growing, and find a few more recipes, though, is very much appreciated.

      Voted up, useful. and interesting.

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      Brett Caulton 4 years ago from Thailand

      I started drinking Ginger with coffee, or instead of coffee when I had problems with acid reflux a couple of years ago. It really helped calm everything ... it seems to work wonders for your insides!

      Shared, pinned, tweeted, up and useful.

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, Pamela-anne. Good to see you here. Thanks for coming and I am glad to know that you enjoy this hub. I hope ginger give you an alternative for health. By adding ginger to your tea give you a new spirit for herbal remedies. I know that we can't get the result instantly. By consume this regularly, it give us something great for health improvement. Take care and have a great day too :-)

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      Pamela-anne 4 years ago from Kitchener, Ontario

      I would like to thank you for your comment and support on my hub about coconut palm sugar. I really enjoyed reading your hub on ginger I am going to take your advice on storing it as I have some elephant ginger in my fridge right now. I will peel it wash and dry it cut into small pieces and freeze it. I myself love adding it to my tea while boiling in pot. I also love to treat myself to ginger beer once and awhile! Have a great day and God bless!

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Dear, Nell Rose. Thank you very much for stopping by. I hope you'll get all the benefits by consume ginger. God bless you :-)

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, CountryCityWo man. I am so happy to see you here. I just wanna say "welcome to my hub". Thanks for reading. I hope you enjoy the ginger tea. Have a good day :-)

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Dear friend, anglnwu. I am glad to know that you love ginger too and I know how this hub useful for you. I hope you can make delicious ginger candy for your family, it taste good. Thanks for the vote. Cheers :-)

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, Petra Vlah. Good to see you again. I know that most of us love to use ginger as spice. But you can do anything with this material. Thanks for stopping by. Have a good day :-)

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      my friend, Lady_E . Thank you very much for coming and I am glad you love ginger as well. Take care!

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      Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

      Great information pras, as someone who always uses ginger for sea sickness I know how great it can be. its the only thing that stops me feeling icky! lol! voted up! nell

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      CountryCityWoman 4 years ago from From New York City to North Carolina

      Well you have inspired me. I picked up some raw ginger a week ago and still haven't made a cup of tea (or anything else). I will today however. I did buy it for pain relief - I've read so much about the benefits for relieving pain.

      Thanks so much Prasetio30 for the many many tips! Today is the day I have a cup of ginger tea. Yay!

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      anglnwu 4 years ago

      What a wealth of information. I love ginger and I'm glad you included the candied ginger recipe. I hope to try it soon as i love those as well. Thanks for sharing and rated up across the board.

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      Petra Vlah 4 years ago from Los Angeles

      Lots of good reasons to eat ginger for its health benefits. I love it as a spice, but can't imagine what the candies taste like

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      Elena 4 years ago from London, UK

      Wow... I didn't know ginger had so many benefits. I love the smell of ginger and enjoy carbonated ginger beer. Thanks for the Recipe. I like it.

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Your welcome, vespawoolf . I am glad to see you here. Thank you very much for share your opinion with ginger, especially about the ginger in Peru....wow. I hope this hub useful for you. Take care and have a good day :-)

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      vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

      I love candied ginger and ginger cookies! Here in Peru, ginger is very inexpensive and abundant. Ginger tea and soup is often served to those with flu and cold. Your tips for storage are helpful. I never thought to freeze ginger. I know it's good for nausea, but I didn't know it could be used to combat hair loss. Will try it! Thanks!

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My brother, Agusfanani. Thank you very much for coming and I am glad to know this hub useful for you. I hope you always healthy...amen. God bless you :-)

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Your welcome, sweetie1. I am glad you love this hub and your passion with ginger tea. I hope you got all the benefits by drink ginger tea. Take care!

      Prasetio

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      agusfanani 4 years ago from Indonesia

      Brother Prasetio30,

      I've been so familiar with ginger but I didn't know that it has so many benefits. You've presented this hub in such informative way that I find it very interesting and useful.

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      sweetie1 4 years ago from India

      Prasetio3o this is a quality hub. The information is very useful. I usually try to put ginger in lot of things. I like to put some ginger when i make tea. Also I like ginger in most of my food. Thanks for listing so many advantages of ginger.

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, farmloft. Thanks for stopping by and I am glad to know this hub useful for you. Have a goo day :-)

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks, Joanne M Olivieri for coming and nice comment about this hub. I hope this hub useful for you and we can learn about herbal remedies, especially related with health. Take care!

      Prasetio

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      farmloft 4 years ago from Michigan

      You definitely taught me a few things and I am inspired to go buy some ginger tomorrow! Thank you for sharing how to keep it fresh. Voted up.

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Your welcome, DeBorrah K. Ogans. I am glad to see you here. Thanks for your compliment to my hub. My doors always opened for you. God bless you :-)

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My dear, vocalcoach. I am so happy to see you here and read your comment. Of course, you can keep your fresh ginger in your freezer. I am glad to know that you also love the video and you practice to make loaf of gingerbread. I think you make it well. I love your vote and send the angel to you :-)

      Prasetio

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Dear friend, Gawth. Thanks for stopping by and share your recipe with us. I think it also helpful. I hope you always healthy....amen. Cheers...

      Prasetio

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, LadyFiddler. Welcome to this hub and I am glad to see you here. Thanks for share your experience by drinking ginger tea, though you don't like anything with ginger. It looks work for you. Have a good day :-)

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My uncle, dahoglund. Thanks for coming and I am glad to know this hub useful for you. Take care and God bless you :-)

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      Joanne M Olivieri 4 years ago

      An excellent in depth article about the benefits and how we can all use ginger for a healthier lifestyle. Very well written and expressed. Voted up and shared

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 4 years ago

      Prasetio, Wonderful as usual! Thank you for sharing another marvelous interesting hub! This is useful and informative! Ginger has many great health benefits! Thank you for sharing, Peace & Blessings! God Bless You!

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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Dear Prasetio - I love this hub about the uses of ginger! I drink fresh ginger tea everyday. Your list of uses for ginger is very helpful and interesting. I'm glad to learn that I can freeze my ginger. And I had no idea that ginger only grows in the tropics. I planted some last year but it didn't grow. Now I know why:)

      After enjoying the videos, I'm inspired to head to the kitchen, grab an apron and bake a nice loaf of gingerbread. Thank you my friend and stay healthy and joyous. I voted up, useful, awesome, beautiful, interesting and will share this with my friends. Blessings to you, Pras!

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      Ron Gawthorp 4 years ago from Millboro, Virginia

      An old Virginia remedy for cough and flu: Boil thick shavings of ginger in a pan of Dr. Pepper and drink it as a tea. I tried it two winters ago and it helped. Very nice hub.

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      Joanna Chandler 4 years ago from On planet Earth

      Run run run as fast as you can can't ketch me i am the gingerbread woman lol. Hey very interesting hub i don't like anything with ginger but amma share a secret with you is only recently when i got sick my uncle told me to drink some ginger tea and it worked really well. So now whever i feel sick i run as fast as i can for my ginger lol.

      Thanks for sharing

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      Don A. Hoglund 4 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      This information about ginger, it uses and benefits is interesting. I never knew it had so many uses. voted up and interesting. sharing.

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks, Alicia. I am glad you love my work and you love ginger as well. I hope you always healthy....amen!

      Prasetio

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      Linda Crampton 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This hub is loaded with details, Prasetio!! Thank you for all your hard work and for sharing all the interesting facts! I love ginger, so your hub was very enjoyable to read.

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Dear, Kathi (Fossillady). Thank you very much for stopping by. I am glad to see you again and I know that you love to drink lemon ginger tea. I hope you always healthy and ginger is the best solution for health. Your vote are much appreciated here. Have a good day :-)

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My brother, Alastar Packer. I am so happy to see you here. Thanks for your compliment to this hub. I just ordinary writer and I am proud if my hub useful for others. We all learn together here and no one perfect, except God. I always love your vote. Take care!

      Prasetio

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      Kathi 4 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      Awesome thorough hub about ginger Pras! I love to drink lemon ginger tea not only because its a great stomach soother and anti-inflammatory, but I just love it. The ginger recipes look great to try, I think I would want to try the cake recipe sometime! Voted up, Take care, Kathi :O)

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      Alastar Packer 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Everything you always wanted to know about Ginger- but were afraid to ask! You have covered it so very well here brother Pras and made it so interesting and informative. Who would have thought of all the types and benefits. Up for this hub and up for Ginger!

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, aviannovice. Thank you very much for stopping by. I am glad you love to use ginger, for both fresh and powdered ginger. I think you can use anytime if you want to take it if you have ginger supply in your cupboard or refrigerator. Take care !

      Prasetio

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, Ruby. Good to see you here. I hope you want to try to make the ginger tea and feel the benefit by drinking the ginger tea. Thank you very much. See you :-)

      Prasetio

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Your welcome, livingsta. Thanks for reading and I am glad you enjoy the information about ginger. Cheers..... Prasetio :-)

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, shin_rocka04. I am glad to see you and reading your comment. You have delicious ginger tea recipe. I think it work for your health. By adding honey and lemon...wow...so sweet. Thanks for share with us. Have a nice day :-)

      Prasetio

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, shin_rocka04. Good to see you here. Wow....you have delicious breakfast oatmeal and I believe that it was healthy as well. Keep it up, my friend. I hope you'll get all the benefits by consume ginger. Thanks for the vote. Take care!

      Prasetio

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, rebeccamealey. Thanks for coming and I am glad to know that you love ginger as well. I hope you always healthy...amen. Have a good day :-)

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Your welcome, AudreyHowitt. Thanks for reading and I am glad you enjoy it. See you :-).....Prasetio

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, drbj. I am glad to know that I have a new name...."Pras, the Ginger(bread) Man"..it sound good and unique...hahaha. Thanks for your compliment and your vote as well. Take care :-)

      Best wishes, Prasetio

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My dear, acaetnna. Thank you very much for coming and I am glad you to know that you often use ginger on your cooking. I love your vote and my door always opened for you. Cheers..

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My brother, hawaiianodysseus. I think Hawaii is a tropical island where this island is similar with the country with the same climate like Indonesia. I am glad you love this. As a writer I really proud to share this hub with you. Take care and have a good day :-)

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Ginger is wonderful. We used to make ginger ale from the extract, and I enjoy cooking with both fresh and powdered ginger. That is something that will always be in my cupboard AND refrigerator.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I love gingerbread, never tried the tea but sounds good and useful. Thank's for the history surrounding ginger. Interesting indeed..