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Ayurveda gives ginger the status of a virtual medicine chest. That’s because this wonder spice has time-
On millions of dining tables in India, you’ll see matchsticks of fresh ginger that have turned a soft pink from being soaked in lemon juice and salt: a zingy accompaniment to any cooked meal.
Let’s give this knobbly root a closer look.
10 Terrific Benefits of Ginger
1. Haven’t been feeling hungry? Eat fresh ginger just before lunch to stoke a dull appetite and fire up the digestive juices.
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, seasick or nauseous? Chew on ginger, preferably tossed in a little honey.
5. Ginger helps reduce flatulence!
6. Tummy moaning and groaning under cramps? Munch on ginger.
7. Reeling under joint pain? Ginger, with its anti-
8. Just had surgery? Chewing ginger post-
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)
Ginger (zinigber officianale) has been used for centuries to support a healthy gastrointestinal tract and efficient digestion. It alleviates occasional gas, bloating and nausea. It is known as a hot bitter herb which promotes gastric acidity. It is used for many stomach conditions and has anti-
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