First of all, it must be confirmed that eating ginger in summer has certain health benefits.
1. Anti-oxidation, anti-tumor
The structures of gingerol and diphenylheptane compounds contained in ginger have strong anti-oxidation and free radical scavenging effects; tumor inhibition; eating ginger can resist aging, and the elderly often eat ginger to remove "age spots" .
2. Whet the appetite and invigorate the spleen, promote appetite
In hot summer, the secretion of saliva and gastric juice will decrease, which will affect appetite. If you eat a few slices of ginger before meals, it can stimulate the secretion of saliva, gastric juice and digestive juice, increase gastrointestinal motility, and increase appetite. This is the reason why people often say "eat radish in winter and ginger in summer" and "eat ginger if the rice is not fragrant".
3. Heatstroke prevention, cooling, refreshing
When it is hot, it has the effect of excitement, perspiration, cooling and refreshing. For patients with dizziness, heart palpitations, chest tightness and nausea in general due to summer heat, it is of great benefit to drink some ginger soup appropriately. The traditional Chinese patent medicine for heatstroke prevention in our country - Rendan contains ginger ingredients, and its function is to invigorate the stomach, refresh the mind and refresh the brain.
4. Sterilization and detoxification
Scientific research has found that ginger can act as some antibiotics, especially against salmonella. In the hot summer, food is easily polluted by bacteria, and it grows and reproduces quickly, which is easy to cause acute gastroenteritis. Eating some ginger in moderation can prevent and treat it. Ginger extract has the effect of significantly inhibiting skin fungi and killing trichomonas vaginalis, and can treat various carbuncles and sores. In addition, ginger water can be used to gargle to treat bad breath and periodontitis.
5. Anti-motion sickness, anti-nausea and vomiting
Studies have shown that ginger dry powder has an effective rate of 90% for headaches, dizziness, nausea, vomiting and other symptoms of motion sickness, and the efficacy can last for more than 4 hours. Folks use ginger to prevent motion sickness, seasickness, or paste Neiguan acupoint, which has obvious effects, so it has the reputation of "the holy medicine for vomiting".
6. Promote blood flow, dispel cold evil
If you catch a cold and cause a cold, drinking some ginger soup can increase blood circulation, make the whole body warm, and help expel the wind and cold in the body.