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10 Health Benfits of Ginger

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10 Health Benfits of Ginger

Ayurveda gives ginger the status of a virtual medicine chest. That’s because this wonder spice has time-tested digestion-friendly properties, in addition to its numerous other health benefits.

In India, we use ginger liberally in our daily life. Ginger-spiked chai is a household favorite, and it’s grandma’s antidote of choice for battling cold and flu.

On millions of dining tables in India, you’ll see matchsticks of fresh ginger that have turned a soft pink from being soaked in lemon juice and salt: a zingy accompaniment to our favorite dinner, dal-chawal.

Letís give this knobbly root a closer look.

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Shubhra Krishan

Writer, editor and journalist Shubhra Krishan is the author of Essential Ayurveda: What it is and what it can do for you (New World Library, 2003), Radiant Body, Restful Mind: A Woman's book of comfort (New World Library, 2004), and The 9 to 5 Yogi: How to feel like a sage while working like a dog (Hay House India, 2011).

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7:04PM PDT on Sep 16, 2014

I had some fresh ginger tonight, very delicious. Love to grow ginger root and enjoy using it for homemade tea and a variety of delightful recipes.

Ginger leaves on the plant are a vibrant green.

5:31AM PDT on Sep 13, 2014

I add a bit to my morning shake.

9:50AM PDT on Sep 3, 2014

Fresh ginger makes a really wonderful tea, also good in making green juicing, too. Candied ginger is super for stomach problems, I find, without added chemicals to it.

9:32AM PDT on Aug 18, 2014

Got it!

3:44AM PDT on Aug 14, 2014

Thank goodness I don't find many of these multiple paged articles on here of late.

10:22PM PDT on Aug 3, 2014

Interesting, thank you!!

10:19PM PDT on Aug 3, 2014

Thanks for sharing!!

9:13PM PDT on Jul 29, 2014

Thanks, I do add it to smoothies.

2:57AM PDT on Jul 29, 2014

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5:43PM PDT on Jul 28, 2014

Thanks.

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