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THE BENIFITS OF GINGER

 

Ginger has been used for centuries for its healing properties. Ginger has a long history of health benefits, including relief from nausea, digestive issues and pain. It can be consumed fresh, powdered, dried as a spice, or used in the form of an oil or as juice.

 

Gingers have been shown to help relieve irritation in the gastrointestinal tract.  They help to stimulate saliva and bile production while allowing food and fluids to move through the GI tract more smoothly.

 

Drinking ginger tea or even consuming raw ginger is a common and safe home remedy for nausea.

Daily ginger supplementation reduced muscle pain and reduces pain during menstrual cycles.

Ginger can aid in lowering cholesterol levels and reducing the risk of heart disease.

THE BENEFITS OF LEMON GRASS

Lemon grass is a tropical herb used in Asian cooking that is also known for its medicinal properties. It is rich in calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, and zinc.

 

Lemon grass acts as a detoxifying agent for cleansing the liver, pancreas, kidneys, bladder and aids in toning the digestive tract. As a bonus, it may reduce excess fats and uric acid from body tissues.

 

Lemon grass is traditionally used to help control and normalize heart rate and for high blood pressure. It has been used to reduce fevers, for poor digestion, stomach aches, gas, bowel spasms, and diarrhea.

 

Lemon grass also is known for its calming effect that could be helpful for insomnia, anxiety or stress.

THE BENEFITS OF TURMERIC

Turmeric, the main spice in curry, is known to stop swelling, kill bacteria and viruses.

 

It is full of nutrients, like protein, dietary fiber, niacin, Vitamins C, E, K, calcium, potassium, copper, iron, magnesium, and zinc.

Turmeric is great to be used for osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. It also kills germs that harm body cells.

 

Turmeric can help people with diabetes, by keeping insulin at normal levels. It also helps with sugar control, and makes the medicine used for diabetes work.

 

Using turmeric as a spice can bring down cholesterol levels and helps keeping the body’s immune system going. Because turmeric naturally kills germs and bacteria, it can be used to clean wounds.

 

Turmeric can help with digestion, by lessening bloating and gas, and inflammatory bowel disease.

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