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"Ginger For Your Health"

Author: Anonymous

The hot, spicy taste is only moderately impacted by heating. Ginger stimulates the secretion of saliva and sweat, and by stimulating the stomach nerves which are heat sensitive, it causes an intensive burning sensation. Ginger also stimulates the production of gall juice and thus facilitates the digestion of fat. Ginger stimulates one's appetite and the production of digestive juices.Ginger, as one of its magic nutritional powers, can help you adapt to a new climate and new forms of cooking. Ginger is used in Asian medicine to treat stomach aches, nausea, and diarrhea, which are all likely to bring you down on a short trip abroad. Ginger has extensive uses in aromatherapy as well Ginger yields an essential oil that is steam distilled from the unpeeled, dried and ground root. Ginger oil is used in combination with sandalwood, cedar wood and patchouli, which renders a woody-spicy scent to the mixture. The uses of ginger as a digestive aid can be largely attributed to the presence of gingerols and shogaols, which help neutralise stomach acids, enhance the secretion of digestive juices and tone the muscles of the digestive tract. Read more on ginger at

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