6 Benefits of Ginger

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Ginger, Zingiber officinale, is a root with a characteristically spicy flavor used in cooking all over the world. Gingerol, one of the identified essential oils in the fresh root has many soothing and anti-inflammatory properties that make it a very useful substance. According to Ayurvedic medicine, which has used ginger root for centuries, the fresh […] Read more »

Relight Your Digestive Fire, Part I

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Do you experience sluggish digestion? Wet coughing after meals? Gas and bloating? Difficulties with elimination? Something else equally unpleasant? Or maybe you’re just looking for some digestive TLC? All of our digestive processes are driven by an inner form of fire known as “agni”. Agni can get tamped down and suppressed by stress, poor diet, […] Read more »

Take Control of Cholesterol

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Cholesterol plaque in artery Cholesterol Having high cholesterol increases your risk of having a heart attack. So what is it? Cholesterol is a nutrient that is necessary in the right amounts, but too much can build up in the arteries, blocking bloodflow and increasing your risk of heart attack and stroke. Fortunately, there’s plenty you […] Read more »

The Many Uses of Ginger

Ginger root

The Ginger plant, Zingiber officinale, is native to southeast Asia, and its pungent roots have a long history of culinary and medicinal use. The gnarled, beige rhizomes also grow wild in Africa and Australia, and it is cultivated in many other warm climates of the world. You can easily grow ginger in a pot at […] Read more »

Benefits of Ginger

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The benefits of ginger extend beyond the flavor it imparts in Indian and Asian cuisine, as it also has medicinal qualities. Ginger grows as a rhizome. You can slice, dice or grind it to realize certain health benefits from it. Just read on to learn some of these benefits.  Read more »