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7 Easy Ways To Heal with Ginger

7 Easy Ways To Heal with Ginger

Ginger is a wonder root. Its healing power is inversely proportional to how knobbly and unattractive it looks. Its role in easing digestive problems and healing painful joints is undisputed. It brings relief from coughs and colds and strengthens your immune system. And those are only a few of ginger’s amazing health benefits.

I cannot imagine my kitchen without a handful of young, pink-tipped, robust ginger root. Try these easy and health-boosting  ideas, and you’ll be a ginger lover, too!

For your tummy: Slice fresh ginger into matchsticks. Squeeze a whole lemon on it. Place in a small glass jar. Suck on those matchsticks or eat it as  pickle. Lovely punchy taste, and great for digestion.

For your throat: Grated ginger, mixed with a big spoonful of honey, brings instant relief to a sore throat.

For an Antioxidant bounty: A fresh tomato-ginger relish for your table: 1 tomato, finely chopped, tossed with finely chopped or freshly grated ginger, a little salt, some cilantro or parsley leaves.

For power soups: Stir a teaspoon of freshly grated ginger into your soups, for a dramatic burst of flavor and all the health-giving goodness of this wonder root.

For a guilt-free but delicious bite: Boil 4 potatoes. Cut them into cubes, and toss them with a teaspoon of finely chopped garlic, a teaspoon of finely chopped ginger, 1 green chili, salt and fresh herbs.

To wake up your sleepy grains: Grate some ginger and squeeze some lemon over freshly boiled rice, couscous or pasta for a tasty kick and loads of antioxidant benefits.

For an energetic day: Grate ginger and stir it into a cup of plain yogurt. Place them in a blender with ˝ tsp roasted and powdered cumin seeds, a little sea-salt and  2 cups of ice-cold water and give a good whizz. This lassi is a supremely refreshing and digestion-friendly summer drink to kick start your day!

So off I go, to stir up some gingery lassi. Hope you’ll try some, too! Learn more about the incredible goodness of ginger here.

Try Ginger in more delicious ways:
Apricot Ginger Scones
Carrot, Beet & Ginger Soup

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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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8:57PM PDT on May 10, 2015

I add ginger to just about everything but love it grated in to my green tea with honey every day

5:55PM PDT on Apr 16, 2015

Fantastic!
Thanks Shubhra.

2:54AM PDT on Apr 6, 2015

I do enjoy using ginger. Thanks.

9:00AM PDT on Mar 23, 2015

I do like ginger:)

3:35PM PDT on Mar 16, 2015

in asia ginger is always used to cure and prevent disease as well as in other countries

7:26PM PST on Mar 1, 2015

thank you

12:52PM PST on Feb 19, 2015

Love it, thank you so much.

10:14AM PST on Feb 18, 2015

Thanks for sharing

8:40AM PST on Jan 27, 2015

thx

12:35PM PST on Jan 18, 2015

Thanks

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