#LivingTo100: Spice it Up

#LivingTo100: Spice it Up

Spice it Up

Ginger is known for its restorative properties. For centuries, ginger has been used as a digestive tonic, an appetite stimulant, and a treatment for nausea. Two of its ingredients, gingerol and shogaol, are responsible for the anti-nausea and anti-vomiting effects. Ginger shows promise in treating osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Ginger, a true wonder root fights inflammation, cleanses the colon, reduces spasms and cramps and stimulates circulation. Ginger is a strong antioxidant and effective antimicrobial agent for sores and wounds. If taken too frequently or in large doses, it can cause stomach distress.

Caution: Ginger is not recommended for people who take anticoagulants or have gallstones. It is also not recommended for extended use during pregnancy.

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