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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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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

12:33AM PST on Dec 15, 2014

Ty

12:33AM PST on Dec 15, 2014

Ty

12:32AM PST on Dec 15, 2014

Ty

2:14AM PST on Dec 9, 2014

My great Aunty Bessie always drank ginger wine every night before bed time and she always said it was the key to a long life...She was 101 when she passed away. Nana My grandmother and Auntie Bessie's sister always told us eating preserved ginger was a health enhancer and was very good for you. So every Christmas Nana got chocolate coated preserved ginger and plain preserved ginger and she would eat a few pieces every day. She didn't live as long as her sister but a car accident was reason for that. But try as I might, I have never been able to have the same love affair with preserved ginger don't mind a drop of ginger wine when I can afford it.
Fig jam made with ginger is very nice has a sweet kick but figs are hard to come by. I will endeavour to try some of the many other uses listed because they sound useful and noteworthy.

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11:40AM PST on Dec 7, 2014

good to remember

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