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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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4:44PM PST on Feb 24, 2015

I could def use some ginger now lol

4:42PM PST on Feb 24, 2015

Ginger is great. I like it's unique flavor.

7:02AM PST on Feb 21, 2015

I love ginger rice - learnt some interesting facts here - thank you

10:13AM PST on Feb 18, 2015

Thanks

8:07PM PST on Feb 17, 2015

Unlike Tater Tots, I think keeping a knob of ginger in my pocket would make me a very happy chappy.

12:21PM PST on Feb 17, 2015

tyfs

12:21PM PST on Feb 17, 2015

ty

2:42AM PST on Feb 17, 2015

I like ginger

5:24PM PST on Feb 15, 2015

ginger is a super-food

12:44AM PST on Feb 15, 2015

Thanks for sharing

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thanks for the heads up. so much to worry about in this world, it's really disconcerting.

yummy ...would love some potato leek soup right now :)

I was surprised by bread and cottage cheese.

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