Better Health through Digestion with an Ayurvedic Diet
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Ginger and CongestionGinger breaks up congestion, improves circulation, and burns up toxins. For congestion in the back of the throat, make a syrup with ginger juice, honey, turmeric, and black pepper. Slowly lick over 15 minutes. Repeat up to three times a day. Eating a slice of ginger will aid with nausea in the stomach or burping due to excess mucous.
Ginger and DigestionVolatile oils in ginger increase motility in the gastrointestinal tract. Ayurvedic practitioners recommend ginger for awakening tastes budsit gets juices flowing, and purifies the mouth. Ginger also stimulates the production of saliva, smoothing the digestive process.
Ginger and InflammationOne of the amazing qualities of ginger is that it stimulates digestion without aggravating acidity. Ginger is a warm spice and might seem like it should be avoided if you are provoked by spicy ingredients. However, fresh ginger is an anti-inflammatory. Dry ginger, due to evaporation of essential oils, does qualify as pungent, though, and those who are avoiding spicy flavors should steer clear.
Other UsesFresh ginger is a pain-reliever, sedative, assails fevers, and has antibacterial properties. Ginger is a useful food preservative proven to kill the harmful bacteria salmonella. Ginger oil has some anti-cancer properties. Ginger is used in Asia to prevent nausea in pregnant women.
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Great article. Any recipes for home-made chai? Preferrably spicy. And should it be made with cow's milk (traditional) or can coconut or almond be used. I don't use soy as it is hard to digest especially heated.
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