Tumbuhan ini berasal dari Asia Selatan (India).Halia (Zingiber officinale) merupakan tumbuhan herba yang tumbuh sepanjang tahun. Hidup liar di ladang-ladang tanah lembab serta memperolehi banyak sinar matahari.
Halia mengandungi banyak atsiri, damar, mineral sineol, fellandren, kamfer, borneol, zingiberin, zingiberol, gigerol(misalnya di bahagian bahagian merah), zingeron, lipidas, asam aminos, niacin, vitamin A, B1, C dan protein. Minyak halia berwarna kuning dan kental. Minyak ini kebanyakkannya mengandungi terpen, fellandren dan dextrokamfen.
Kandungan & Manfaat
Menurut farmakologi Belanda, umbi Zingiber officinale mengandungi 6% bahan ubat-ubatan yang sering diguna sebagai rumusan ubatan di 23 buah negara. Sejak dahulu lagi , halia dipergunakan sebagai ubat atau bahan untuk memasak. Halia boleh merangsang kelenjar pencernaan, baik untuk membangkitkan nafsu makan dan pencernaan.
Halia berguna sebagai ubat gosok untuk badan dan sakit kepala. Halia segar yang ditumbuk halus boleh digunakan sebagai ubat luar. Rasa dan aromanya pedas dapat menghangatkan tubuh dan mengeluarkan peluh. Minyak atsirinya bermanfaat untuk menghilangkan rasa lenguh, anti inflamasi dan anti bakteria. Air perahan umbinya (akar tongkat) digunakan untuk penyakit katarak. Ia juga amat baik untuk mengubati luka luar dan dalam, merawat gatal-gatal(umbinya ditumbuk halus) dan juga dapat mengubati gigitan ular.
Sakit kepala atau migrain, batuk, masuk angin, reumatik, lenguh pinggang, mengeluarkan angin dari perut, bengkak-benkak, mual dan mabuk dalam perjalanan, panau, digigit ular, ubat cacing gelang dan gatal akibat gigitan serangga.
Membantu untuk menghadamkan makanan.
Melembutkan perut dengan kelembutan yang sederhana.
Mengawal hati supaya tidak sejuk dan basah.
Membantu untuk menguatkan tenaga jimak dan menambahkan air mani.
Membuang angin yang terdapat dalam usus-usus kecil dan besar.
Membuangkan kahak lendir yang melekat di bahagian halkum, jika halia itu dicampur dengan sedikit gula dan diminum dengan air panas.
Menghilangkan bau busuk mulut.
Menghilangkan kadar kesejukan yang terdapat pada makanan dan buahan atau sayuran bila sudah dimakan atau diminum.
Firman Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala yang bermaksud:
“Dan mereka (ahli syurga) meminum di syurga satu gelas air yang campurannya dari halia.”
What is it?
Ginger is an herb. The rhizome (underground stem) is used as a spice and also as a medicine. It can be used fresh, dried and powdered, or as a juice or oil. Ginger is commonly used to treat various types of “stomach problems,” including motion sickness, morning sickness, colic, upset stomach, gas, diarrhea, nausea caused by cancer treatment, nausea and vomiting after surgery, as well as loss of appetite. Other uses include treating upper respiratory tract infections, cough, and bronchitis.
Fresh ginger is used for treating acute bacterial dysentery, baldness, malaria, poisonous snake bites, rheumatism, migraine headache, and toothaches. Dried ginger is used for chest pain, low back pain, and stomach pain. Some people pour the fresh juice on their skin to treat burns. The oil made from ginger is sometimes applied to the skin to relieve pain. In foods and beverages, ginger is used as a flavoring agent. In manufacturing, ginger is used as for fragrance in soaps and cosmetics. One of the chemicals in ginger is also used as an ingredient in laxative, anti-gas, and antacid medications.
How effective is it?
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate.
The effectiveness ratings for GINGER are as follows:
Possibly effective for… Nausea and vomiting following surgery. Most clinical research shows that taking 1 gram of ginger one hour before surgery seems to reduce nausea and vomiting during the first 24 hours after surgery. One study found ginger reduced nausea and vomiting by 38%. However, ginger might not reduce nausea and vomiting in the period 3-6 hours after surgery.
Dizziness. Taking ginger seems to reduce the symptoms of dizziness, including nausea. Preventing morning sickness (discuss the possible risks with your healthcare provider). Ginger seems to reduce nausea and vomiting in some pregnant women. But taking any herb or medication during pregnancy is a big decision.
Before taking ginger, be sure to discuss the possible risks with your healthcare provider. Possibly ineffective for… Preventing motion sickness and seasickness. Some people say they feel better after taking ginger before travel. But there is no hard evidence that ginger actually prevents motion sickness or seasickness. Insufficient evidence to rate effectiveness for… Rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
There is some preliminary evidence that ginger might be helpful for decreasing joint pain in people with RA. Osteoarthritis. There is some evidence that ginger might reduce osteoarthritis pain. But different studies have shown different degrees of benefit, possibly because ginger seems to take many months to start working. Some studies may have been stopped too early. Nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapy.
There is contradictory evidence about the effectiveness of ginger for nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy for cancer. Loss of appetite. Colds. Flu. Migraine headache. Preventing nausea caused by chemotherapy. Other conditions. More evidence is needed to rate ginger for these uses.
How does it work?
Return to top Ginger contains chemicals that may reduce nausea and inflammation. Researchers believe the chemicals work primarily in the stomach and intestines, but they may also work in the brain and nervous system to control nausea.
Are there safety concerns?
Ginger is LIKELY SAFE for most people. Some people can have mild side effects including heartburn, diarrhea, and general stomach discomfort. When ginger is applied to the skin, it may cause irritation.
Special precautions & warnings: Pregnancy:
Using ginger during pregnancy is controversial. There is some concern that ginger might affect fetal sex hormones. There is also a report of miscarriage during week 12 of pregnancy in a woman who used ginger for morning sickness. However, studies in pregnant women suggest that ginger can be used safely for morning sickness without harm to the fetus. The risk for major malformations in infants of women taking ginger does not appear to be higher than the usual rate of 1% to 3%. As with any medication given during pregnancy, it’s important to weigh the benefit against the risk. Before using ginger during pregnancy, talk it over with your healthcare provider. Breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the safety of using ginger during breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and don’t use it. Bleeding disorders: Taking ginger might increase your risk of bleeding. Avoid using it.
Diabetes: Ginger might lower your blood sugar. As a result, your diabetes medications might need to be adjusted by your healthcare provider. Heart conditions: High doses of ginger might worsen some heart conditions. Don’t use ginger if you have a heart condition.
Are there interactions with medications?
Moderate Be cautious with this combination. Medications that slow blood clotting (Anticoagulant / Antiplatelet drugs) Ginger might slow blood clotting. Taking ginger along with medications that also slow clotting might increase the chances of bruising and bleeding.
Some medications that slow blood clotting include aspirin, clopidogrel (Plavix), diclofenac (Voltaren, Cataflam, others), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others), naproxen (Anaprox, Naprosyn, others), dalteparin (Fragmin), enoxaparin (Lovenox), heparin, warfarin (Coumadin), and others.
Phenprocoumon Phenprocoumon is used in Europe to slow blood clotting. Ginger can also slow blood clotting. Taking ginger along with phenprocoumon might increase the chances of bruising and bleeding. Be sure to have your blood checked regularly. The dose of your phenprocoumon might need to be changed. Warfarin (Coumadin) Warfarin (Coumadin) is used to slow blood clotting.
Ginger can also slow blood clotting. Taking ginger along with warfarin (Coumadin) might increase the chances of bruising and bleeding. Be sure to have your blood checked regularly. The dose of your warfarin (Coumadin) might need to be changed. Minor Be watchful with this combination.
Medications for diabetes (Antidiabetes drugs) Ginger might decrease blood sugar. Diabetes medications are also used to lower blood sugar. Taking ginger along with diabetes medications might cause your blood sugar to go too low. Monitor your blood sugar closely. The dose of your diabetes medication might need to be changed. Some medications used for diabetes include glimepiride (Amaryl), glyburide (DiaBeta, Glynase PresTab, Micronase), insulin, metformin (Glucophage), pioglitazone (Actos), rosiglitazone (Avandia), and others. Medications for high blood pressure (Calcium channel blockers) Ginger might reduce blood pressure in a way that is similar to some medications for blood pressure and heart disease. Taking ginger along with these medications might cause your blood pressure to drop too low or cause an irregular heartbeat. Some medications for high blood pressure and heart disease include nifedipine (Adalat, Procardia), verapamil (Calan, Isoptin, Verelan), diltiazem (Cardizem), isradipine (DynaCirc), felodipine (Plendil), amlodipine (Norvasc), and others.
Are there interactions with herbs and supplements?
Herbs and supplements that might slow blood clotting Using ginger along with herbs that might slow blood clotting could increase the risk of bleeding in some people. These herbs include angelica, clove, danshen, garlic, ginkgo, Panax ginseng, red clover, turmeric, and others. Are there interactions with foods?Return to top There are no known interactions with foods.
What dose is used?
The following doses have been studied in scientific research: BY MOUTH: For morning sickness: 250 mg ginger 4 times daily. For postoperative nausea and vomiting: 1-2 grams powdered ginger root one hour before induction of anesthesia.
credit to: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/961.html
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