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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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8:42AM PST on Jan 27, 2015

thx

3:18PM PST on Jan 24, 2015

I should use it more! Thank you:)

11:05AM PST on Jan 21, 2015

When I have a cold, NOTHING makes me feel better than a big chunk of chopped ginger steeped into tea or hot soup!

8:55AM PST on Jan 15, 2015

Thanks for sharing.

9:17AM PST on Dec 28, 2014

I use a lot of ginger and find it every bit as good as you say. I add it to many of my favourite dishes whether they have ginger in the recipe or not, and we also adore ginger tea.

I tend to use cinnamon as a natural sweetener too.

3:27AM PST on Dec 25, 2014

the nature is amazing...

1:52PM PST on Dec 21, 2014

Thanks

6:19AM PST on Dec 21, 2014

Thank you. Ginger is wonderful!

4:49PM PST on Dec 16, 2014

ginger tea is wonderful

12:34AM PST on Dec 15, 2014

Ty

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