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Ginger supplement may reduce colon inflammation and cancer risk, suggests study

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Ginger’s anti-inflammatory properties may play a role in reducing inflammation in the colon, possibly reducing the risks of developing colorectal cancer, according to new research.

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The World of Spices

Monday, September 14th, 2009

As the world becomes more connected we are learning to use spices to add flavor to our food. This way we can cut down on the amount of salt and fat Americans currently use.

Spices provide strong antioxidants and phytonutrients.

Ginger (zingiber officinale)

Ginger or ginger root comes from a rhizome, an underground stem.

It’s benefits are it’s anti-inflammatory, a circulatory stimulant, and a digestive aid. It also helps to soothe morning sickness and chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. Fresh ginger is good for treating colds, coughs and congestion. When cooking add half at the beginning of cooking and half at the end.

From Dr. Andrew Weil’s Self Healing newsletter, September 2009