WHY IS GINGER SO MAGICAL?


ONE STRONG LITTLE ROOT:
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WHY IS GINGER SO AMAZING?
Ginger has a long history of pharmacological uses: it has been used for thousands of years in treating a vast variety of ailments including the common cold and cancer. Ginger acts as a potent antioxidant and the components that make up this healing root accumulate in the gastrointestinal tract, supporting the proposed effectiveness of ginger as an anti-nausea agent and colon cancer prevention tool. Ginger has also been reported to reduce cholesterol and improve lipid metabolism, which make it a powerful strategy for preventing cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Ginger can also help to reduce age-related oxidative stress. Plus, it tastes great too!Ginger has a long history of pharmacological uses: it has been used for thousands of years in treating a vast variety of ailments including the common cold and cancer. Ginger acts as a potent antioxidant and the components that make up this healing root accumulate in the gastrointestinal tract, supporting the proposed effectiveness of ginger as an anti-nausea agent and colon cancer prevention tool. Ginger has also been reported to reduce cholesterol and improve lipid metabolism, which make it a powerful strategy for preventing cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Ginger can also help to reduce age-related oxidative stress. Plus, it tastes great too!

Ginger has a slightly sweet and peppery flavor. It is vibrant and spicy, which makes it wonderful for adding a kick to more mellow flavors.

The information for this email was extracted from this source:
Bode, Ann M. “The Amazing and Mighty Ginger.” Herbal Medicine: Biomolecular and Clinical Aspects. 2nd Edition., U.S. National Library of Medicine, 1 Jan. 1970, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK92775/.


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