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10 Health Benfits of Ginger

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10 Terrific Benefits of Ginger

1. Haven’t been feeling hungry? Eat fresh ginger just before lunch to stoke a dull appetite. (Ayurveda recommends that lunch should always be your main meal of the day, because this is when your digestive energy is naturally at its peak).

2. Ginger improves the absorption and assimilation of essential nutrients in the body.

3. Ginger clears the ‘microcirculatory channels’ of the body, including the pesky sinuses that tend to flare up from time to time.

4. Feeling airsick or nauseous? Chew on ginger, preferably tossed in a little honey.

5. Can’t stop the toot-a-thon? Gas—oops—guess what?! Ginger helps reduce flatulence!

6. Tummy moaning and groaning under cramps? Munch on ginger—for best results, toss it in a little warm ghee before you chew.

7. Reeling under joint pain? Ginger, with its anti-inflammatory properties—can bring relief. Float some ginger essential oil into your bath to help aching muscles and joints.

8. Got a surgery done? Chewing ginger post-operation can help overcome nausea.

9. Stir up some ginger tea to get rid of throat and nose congestion. And when there’s a nip in the air, the warming benefits of this tasty tea are even greater!

10. Bedroom blues? Try adding a gingery punch to a bowl of soup. (Psst…the Ayurvedic texts credit ginger with aphrodisiac properties, too!)

Next: 4 Ways to Use Ginger

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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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10:31PM PDT on Apr 26, 2015

Thank you

8:01AM PDT on Apr 24, 2015

Curious that they ignore the primary feature - it's delicious!

9:19PM PDT on Apr 8, 2015

love ginger

1:57AM PDT on Apr 6, 2015

When a neighbor had a bad cough and sore throat and other cold symptoms, I made him a Thermos full of ginger tea, to which I had added some other holistic healing herbs such as slippery elm (for the throat). He and his wife really enjoyed it and said it helped immensely. Ginger tea is my automatic response to having a cold or the flu.

5:51PM PDT on Mar 18, 2015

I'm right now sipping ginger tea :)
Thank you ,Shubhra Krishan !

6:56AM PDT on Mar 18, 2015

Thanks for sharing

4:38AM PDT on Mar 18, 2015

Thank you

5:37PM PDT on Mar 16, 2015

ginger is good for u thx

3:33PM PDT on Mar 16, 2015

Tea is very good if taken with a glass of hot milk

11:39PM PDT on Mar 12, 2015

I love ginger. TY

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