Aunt Li recently cleaned the kitchen and found a lot of unused ginger in the storage cabinet. Some of them were bought recently, and some were rotten after a period of time. Aunt Li saw that part of the rotten ginger was good. She didn’t want to waste it, so she wanted to cut off the good part for cooking.

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are being dealt with. When Yueyue comes in, Yueyue sees Aunt Li cutting up ginger, and quickly stops it: “if it’s rotten, throw it away. Why save it? There is safrole in this ginger. It’s a carcinogen. You can’t eat it! ” Aunt Li is very confused. She always knows that ginger has many uses and benefits. How can it cause cancer now? What is safrole in ginger of

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safrole, also known as safrole, safrole, camphor smell, insoluble in water. Safrole is the main component of duheng, Cinnamomum camphora, Sassafras; in addition, star anise, Ulva lactuca, asarum, cinnamon bark and other spices also contain safrole. The international authorities of

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have confirmed that safrole is carcinogenic to animals. The food and Drug Administration of the United States once studied that when rats were fed with safrole at a dose of 100-500 mg / kg for two years, growth inhibition, testicular atrophy and gastric atrophy were observed in all rats. Liver enlargement and steatosis were observed, and irregular nodules were found, and single or multiple liver tumors appeared.

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also reported that after two years of administration of 500 ppm safrole to rats, 19 out of 50 samples developed tumors, of which 14 were malignant tumors. Therefore, safrole and its derivatives have been banned in foreign countries.

is ginger inedible? Of course not. What we want to avoid is rotten ginger, and ginger with good quality and no corruption can be safely eaten. Old people often say, “home prepared ginger, not flustered minor illness”, “eat ginger in four seasons, a hundred diseases swept away.”. From these sayings, the efficacy and function of ginger can also be seen. Ginger is pungent in taste and mild in nature. It enters the spleen, stomach and lung channels. It has a variety of therapeutic effects:

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ginger can stimulate gastric mucosa, cause reflex excitation of vascular motor center and sympathetic nerve, promote blood circulation and stimulate gastric function. It can also stimulate the secretion of saliva, gastric juice and digestive juice, and ginger can warm the uterus, expel cold pathogens, and quickly improve the female limb pain, dysmenorrhea, lochia, metrorrhagia and other symptoms of cold coagulation and blood stasis. Scientific research on

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shows that ginger can play the role of some antibiotics, especially for Salmonella. In the high temperature season, food is easy to be polluted by bacteria. Eating some ginger properly can prevent and cure the acute gastroenteritis caused by bacteria.

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ginger is known as “emetic medicine”. Eating ginger or sticking ginger tablets on Neiguan point has obvious effect on headache, dizziness, nausea and vomiting, and can prevent carsickness and seasickness.

in addition, according to the research results, gingerol, the pungent component of ginger, can alleviate the rise of blood glucose; and ginger contains a special compound similar to salicylic acid, which is equivalent to the diluent and anticoagulant of blood, and has a good effect on reducing blood lipid, blood pressure and preventing myocardial infarction. Although

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ginger has many benefits to human body, it can not be used without taboo. Ginger has certain requirements for preservation conditions, bought ginger should be eaten in time; fresh ginger or frozen ginger placed too long should be paid attention to when eating, if it produces peculiar smell or corruption, it is likely to produce safrole, which will cause liver cell degeneration, necrosis, interstitial tissue proliferation, inflammatory infiltration, and liver dysfunction.

Ginger also has taboo.

ginger in people’s daily life with more and more “face” and “identity”, but some people are not suitable to have too much contact with ginger. Ginger is not suitable for the patients with

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. The manifestations of internal heat include lung heat, dry cough, stomach heat, vomiting, halitosis, hemorrhoids bleeding, sore ulcers and so on. If the above symptoms, it is not appropriate to eat ginger, and should use cold food and medicine to regulate the body.

under normal circumstances, hepatitis patients are not allowed to eat ginger, because often eating ginger will cause liver fire. Hepatitis patients can also choose some soothing liver Qi food, such as hawthorn, chrysanthemum tea drink, this can offset the ginger caused by dry heat and not hurt the body.

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urinary system inflammation patients should use ginger carefully. Gingerol and other components in ginger can stimulate bladder and other urinary system mucosa, and eating more can aggravate the inflammatory reaction of urinary system infection.

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in addition, due to the pungent and warm taste of ginger, the patients with functional uterine bleeding, facial congestion and hypertension should not eat more fresh ginger.

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summary: because ginger has a lot of health care and treatment effects, so in China, Japan, South Korea and other countries and Taiwan region has set off an upsurge of eating ginger, especially salted ginger is very popular with consumers. Although ginger has the function of disease resistance and strengthening the body, anything is too much. No matter how good ginger is, it should be appropriate. Because of superstition on the benefits of ginger, excessive consumption is not good for the body.

References:

[1] Gao Ling. Health care and diet therapy of medicinal ginger [J]. Gansu science and technology, 2014 (11).

[2] Zhao Junning. Research status of carcinogenicity of traditional Chinese medicine [J]. Northwest Pharmaceutical Journal, 1988 (03).

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