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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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1:47AM PDT on Aug 24, 2015

it is funny how one Aries will love the heat of spicy things, and another can't tolerate the heat at all....
if that's the case one eats raw ginger and the other takes capsule supplements...perhaps.

1:45AM PDT on Aug 24, 2015

humm, i wonder if the fiery person mentioned would be an Aries person...fire sign???

2:05AM PDT on Aug 21, 2015

makes great tea

2:04AM PDT on Aug 21, 2015

ginger is good stuff!

8:22PM PDT on Aug 20, 2015

Thank you for sharing ...

8:20PM PDT on Aug 20, 2015

Thank you for sharing ...

8:19PM PDT on Aug 20, 2015

Thank you for sharing ...

8:19PM PDT on Aug 20, 2015

Thank you for sharing ...

8:19PM PDT on Aug 20, 2015

Thank you for sharing ...

8:50PM PDT on Aug 19, 2015

Great for nausea

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