Monday, July 16, 2012

Yellow Ginger and its healing properties


Yellow ginger or Turmeric is one of the exotic herbs/spices that gained popularity recently due to its healing properties.

One research study conducted in the Medical College of Georgia, USA revealed that yellow ginger is a potent and safe anti-inflammatory herb, inflammation as we all know is one of the causes of premature aging and chronic illnesses like cancer. It helps relieve rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease and prevent cancer cell growth. During the trial, yellow ginger significantly decreases the size of the blood clot, a discovery that many researchers believed might lower chances of developing Alzheimer's disease and may even reduce the size of a hemorrhagic stroke and significantly block the progression of multiple sclerosis.

Yellow Ginger prominently grows in India, South China and Indonesia. Many scientists believed that the reduced cases of Alzheimer's disease in India is due to the consumption of this exotic herb.

Yellow ginger has a peppery flavor and usually add in cooking to come up with a deep yellow color on dishes. Unlike the usual ginger we commonly used in "kinilaw" or "paksiw", yellow ginger does not impart so much spice to the dishes. 

In Surigao, we traditionally mix this to an especially cooked native rice with coconut milk during special occasion. My late paternal grandmother before usually prepared this recipe at Easter, Christmas, New Year and Birthday. During my 17th birthday, my father gave me a wonderful party with Turmeric Rice as one of the special recipes prepared. Now, we (especially my parents) habitually mix one teaspoon of ground yellow ginger in one cup of milk or hot malunggay drink.

Turmeric or Yellow Ginger may help prevent:
  • Cancer
  • Irregular bowel movement
  • Constipation
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Multiple myeloma ( a blood cancer)

This herb is also a good relief to people suffering from:
  • Rheumatoid rthritis
  • Heart problems
  • Headache
  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Multiple sclerosis 
  • Chronic back pain
  • Stress and tension

I am selling ground yellow ginger, just send me a message if you want to buy one. 

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