There are a wide range of different ingredients used within Indian cuisine in order to add flavour and character to a dish. The majority of people tend to presume that each one is utilised for its ability to make food spicier, however a lot of traditional spices are actually a lot more subtle. Ginger is a flowering plant that comes from Southeast Asia and the rhizome is used in a variety of different dishes around the world, as well as in beauty products and medicinal cures. Read on as we go over some of the health benefits of ginger…
Ginger contains a natural oil called gingerol that is thought to give the root its medicinal properties, including its ability to act as a powerful anti-inflammatory. This is why a lot of people will infuse ginger in hot water and consume it as a beverage because its antioxidants work to sooth the digestive system and reduce the inflammation caused by conditions like IBS, Chron’s disease and Celiac disease.
Studies have found that ginger can be effective in reducing the nausea and vomiting that patients undergoing chemotherapy experience by regulating the digestive system and stabilising their blood pressure. In fact, it is perhaps most useful for expectant mothers who are suffering from incessant morning sickness. With this said, some doctors believe that excessive consumption of ginger could increase the risk of miscarriage so it should be avoided during the late stages of pregnancy.
There are dozens of bogus claims on the internet when it comes to weight loss, however, studies suggest that the natural properties of ginger could actually be an effective tool. This is because the gingerol compounds can stimulate biological processes within the body, preventing cardiovascular damage and thereby reducing the amount of cholesterol in the arteries.
Ginger can be used fresh, dried, powdered or even as an oil in order to flavour an array of dishes within Indian cuisine. Its flavour-profile is intriguing because it has a hot and zesty bite that is also warm and sweet at the same time, and this makes it an excellent ingredient for South Indian chefs. To find out more information, get in contact with the best restaurant London has to offer and speak to a member of the Royal Nawaab team today!