Ginger is also known as the herb issiot or imbi. It is believed to have been brought to Europe from India and China as early as the Middle Ages. Its chemical composition is rich in carbohydrates, magnesium, potassium and vitamin C, useful fats and up to 2.0% essential oils. Its sharp peppery taste is due to the presence of gingerol and shogaol (aromatic essential oils). For medicinal purposes and as a spice, the rhizome is used, which is highly branched and flattened. Its roots have a strong and pleasant aroma and a pungent taste.
Ginger is active in gastrointestinal disorders such as nausea, gas (flatulence), constipation, heartburn and vomiting. Its natural prophylactic effect on the stomach is explained by the fact that it has a stabilizing effect on the intestinal flora and prevents the possibility of the development of intestinal bacteria. Due to its anti-inflammatory and soothing effects, it counteracts the temporary symptoms of gastric discomfort and can help treat gastric ulcers, gastritis and colitis.
Vitamin C (so-called L-ascorbate or ascorbic acid) is, in its essence, an important water-soluble vitamin, the presence of which is crucial for our body. Ascorbic acid is not synthesized individually in the human body, but at the same time it is responsible for performing many functions with the body. Vitamin C is the most famous of all vitamins and is very popular as a nutritional supplement. Despite the significant biological role that vitamin C plays in the body, our body does not produce it. The ways to get it are through nutrients and nutritional supplements.Ascorbic acid has the ability to act in our body through absorption. That is, when ascorbic acid is properly transported to the cells. This process is also known as diffusion or passive transport. The solute particles (in this case ascorbic acid) move from a higher to a lower concentration of the desired content.
As a powerful antioxidant, Vitamin C also takes care of a number of other processes-
lowers the levels of "bad" LDL cholesterol in the blood, cellularly counteracts bacterial and viral infections.
Vitamin C is also important for the synthesis of collagen, which in turn is responsible for the construction of connective tissue, is also required for its growth. It also helps energize the body during diet or exercise and is reassuring.