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Friday, February 6, 2009

A Spice that Heals


Feeling quesy? Ginger is the answer. The tasty, slightly spicy herb can be very soothing to a tummy unsettled by "not-so-good" foods. Whether you take it candied, dried in ginger snaps, tea or ginger beer, it can help soothe a trouble tummy.

Since the old times, it has been known to calm nausea and it has been proven that a substance in ginger shuts down a nerve receptor in the body that triggers the vomiting reflex.

I know a lot of people don't like the taste of ginger but you can add it to your food if you can't take the tea or candies. Here, try this: Add 1/2 teaspoon grated ginger and a few drops of toasted sesame oil to your usual salad. You'll love the nutty, Asian taste!

11 comments :

eva said...

i like eating ginger.=)

by the way thanks for updating my url

Eduardo said...

My Mommy loves ginger, she always has(especially with sushi!).
Hugs & Snugs
Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle

Doug Kueffler said...

We give ginger to our dog about 1/2 hour before we have to take him in the car. I think it does help with carsickness.

overthetopaprons said...

Yes, ginger is great; thanks for sharing.

iceah said...

true even heals throat problems c:

EastCoastLife said...

I prefer ginger candied.

Oh, I remember several years ago, a Filipino friend brought me a ginger tea from Manila. I love the taste but cannot remember the brand. :(

Shinade said...

I will definitely have to try this. I love ginger but rarely use it. Now I shall start. But, not in tea. Mine will have to be through cooking!!

Happy weekend:-)

Mizé said...

Hi Liza.
I like the smell of Ginger, also like it in shampoos.
Passing by to wish you a good weekend!
It´s my daughter´s birthday, I´ll be busy as a bee :)
xx

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Maya said...

i love gingerand its good for soar throat,too. It's always in my grocery list.

i'm just not fun of candied ginger.

Dorothy L said...

Hello...ginger is an amazing root. It is also very effective in digesting your meals. There is a delicious candied ginger and if you just eat a bite of it after your meal...it is a fast and easy digestive.

There is so much about ginger that people do not know. Thank you for this informative post!
DorothyL

 
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