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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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7:04PM PDT on Sep 16, 2014

I had some fresh ginger tonight, very delicious. Love to grow ginger root and enjoy using it for homemade tea and a variety of delightful recipes.

Ginger leaves on the plant are a vibrant green.

5:31AM PDT on Sep 13, 2014

I add a bit to my morning shake.

9:50AM PDT on Sep 3, 2014

Fresh ginger makes a really wonderful tea, also good in making green juicing, too. Candied ginger is super for stomach problems, I find, without added chemicals to it.

9:32AM PDT on Aug 18, 2014

Got it!

3:44AM PDT on Aug 14, 2014

Thank goodness I don't find many of these multiple paged articles on here of late.

10:22PM PDT on Aug 3, 2014

Interesting, thank you!!

10:19PM PDT on Aug 3, 2014

Thanks for sharing!!

9:13PM PDT on Jul 29, 2014

Thanks, I do add it to smoothies.

2:57AM PDT on Jul 29, 2014

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5:43PM PDT on Jul 28, 2014

Thanks.

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