An old Indian proverb holds that “everything good is found in ginger.” And he is right in terms of taste and especially in medicinal properties.
Emperor Shennong also known as Emperor Yang, is one of the main characters in Chinese mythology, it is considered that he lived about 5000 years ago, he was one of the first to transmit the practice of agriculture and the use of thousands of plants for health benefit. It is known that he used to cultivate and at the same time test hundreds of both medicinal and poisonous plants, he was one of the first to propose the use of tea and also wrote the first compilation of the Classic of the roots and herbs of the Divine Farmer where they are ordered herbs discovered by him according to their type and rarity, it is in this text that ginger is highlighted for the first time.
The root is known in Peru by the name of kión or ginger (zingiber officinale), of imprecise origin but which, apparently, originated with the arrival of the first Chinese immigrants to Peru, who from 1849 introduced among their foods and recipes some cookies with pieces of confit ginger, which they took with the traditional tea.
The many virtues attributed to ginger are mainly due to its richness in volatile oils.
It also has phenolic substances (called gingerols, shoagoles and gingerones), proteolytic enzymes, linoleic acid, vitamins (especially vitamin B6 and vitamin C) and minerals (calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium).