The Many Benefits Of Ginger

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I previously mentioned that ginger is a good immune booster. Ginger is also great for bringing down a fever* and breaking up congestion. Ginger tea will sooth a sore throat. Taking ginger also quells nausea quickly.

*Remember that a fever is usually beneficial. It kills cold and flu viruses. I’ll write more on this later.

Since ginger is a blood thinner there is an added benefit to your heart and circulatory system.

Children will usually take a small (about a half inch in diameter is good) piece of candied ginger, which can be found in most grocery stores. Remember ginger is a blood thinner so for an adult no more than two quarter size pieces a day should be taken. Check with your doctor if you are on blood thinners.

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Helen Brophy

Helen has a BS from the University of Rhode Island with graduate studies in physical science, chemistry, and counseling. For the past 20 yrs. she has studied and advocated a natural all-inclusive, responsible approach to maintaining a healthy body and lifestyle. Her belief and approach includes obtaining a rich balance encompassing all aspects of life through nutrition, exercise, spiritual and mental development, and responsible environmental habits. 

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