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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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6:14PM PDT on Jul 30, 2015

i will like to try those recipes

7:24AM PDT on Jul 28, 2015

Thank you

2:56AM PDT on Jul 27, 2015

I grate a small knob of ginger, place in a cup with a green or black tea bag, add boiling water, let steep,
the longer the stronger the ginger flavour, then strain and add lemon juice. I don't care for sweeteners, but I'm sure it would be nice with honey or sugar for those who like sweet tea. It's good hot or cold.

1:21AM PDT on Jul 27, 2015

Love the taste of ginger, added to its health benefits it's definitely something everyone should have in their kitchen. :)

2:34PM PDT on Jul 26, 2015

Ginger tea and homemade ginger ale are simply amazing! Thank you for an interesting article! In gassho❤️🙏🏻

11:05AM PDT on Jul 25, 2015

Thanks for sharing.

7:55PM PDT on Jul 23, 2015

good for so many things!

7:51PM PDT on Jul 23, 2015

candied ginger, yum

9:09PM PDT on Jul 22, 2015

noted

2:35AM PDT on Jun 28, 2015

Never judge just by appearance

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