Ginger is an amazing healer. It is used around the world to treat indigestion, motion sickness and arthritis pain. One of the primary constituents is gingerol which is a flavonol. Flavonols are high in anti-oxidants and many are noted for their strong antibiotic qualities.
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Ginger. In my childhood years, it was a snap. Cookie, that is. Ginger snaps were a relatively rare treat. Mom didn’t believe in dessert. She said if the meal’s good then you don’t need dessert or the extra calories. Case Closed. When relatives visited, though, ginger snaps were sometimes among the treats she stocked, so it wasn’t as if I was completely unfamiliar with this spicy little root by the time I had my first true Ginger experience.
I knew that ginger increases amylase and helps with dry mouth which, in turn, eases digestion. Ginny wouldn't care about that. She just wanted to stop the morning sickness. Ginger was her herb.
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