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    Friday, July 17, 2009 by: Sheryl Walters

    (NaturalNews) Ginger has long been used as a natural healing agent by Asian and other cultures. Ginger, a rhizome, is especially helpful in treating digestive issues such as nausea and diarrhea. Other medicinal uses of ginger include inflammation, heart conditions, arthritis, colic, and headaches. Many studies have been conducted looking at the benefits of this spice.

    Ginger has been shown by various studies to be more effective than placebo in the treatment of motion sickness related nausea. One of the greatest benefits of utilizing ginger instead of medication is that ginger does not have the side effects of drowsiness and dry mouth. Studies have also shown that pregnancy related nausea and vomiting can be safely and effectively treated with the use of small doses of ginger over short periods of time. Other studies have looked at the benefits of ginger at reducing nausea and vomiting post chemotherapy in cancer patients.

    Other studies have shown that ginger is effective in the treatment of inflammation. The use of ginger has been shown to reduce pain and the use of pain medications in suffers of osteoarthritis of the knee. Preliminary studies have suggested that ginger may also be useful in treating high cholesterol and reducing blood clots.

    Ginger also appears to have anticancer properties. Researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center have found that in laboratory settings ginger powder can kill ovarian cancer cells. Interestingly ginger not only causes apoptosis which is essentially cell suicide, but also autophagy which is cells attacking and digesting themselves leading to death. The benefit of ginger causing both types of cell death could play an important role in limiting resistance which is a problem typically seen with conventional cancer treatments. Researchers at the University of Minnesota's Hormel Institute in Austin studied the effect of ginger on mice injected with tumor cells. The study found that the mice in the ginger group developed tumors at a greatly reduced rate. Dr. Anne Bode of the University of Minnesota stated that, "These results strongly suggest that ginger compounds may be effective chemopreventive and/or chemotherapeutic agents. "

    The active ingredients contained in ginger include oleoresin, gingerols and shogaols. Ginger may be taken for medicinal purposes in both the fresh and either dried or distilled forms. Ginger has many therapeutic benefits which have been used for centuries. Recent research has found many new uses for ginger including the exciting possibility of treating and preventing cancer.

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    Default Re: Find Health and Healing Properties in Ginger

    I put a slice of fresh ginger in my veggie juices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reesacat
    I put a slice of fresh ginger in my veggie juices.
    I juice my ginger with the veggies. I also use it in water kefir.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reesacat
    I put a slice of fresh ginger in my veggie juices.
    I do the same.
    We also a have lemon, ginger and manuka honey hot drink every morning with our breakfast. The ginger is freshly grated. A delicious and healthy drink to start the day.

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    I juice it too, daily, but Aaltrude, that morning drink sounds yummy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aaltrude
    I do the same.
    We also a have lemon, ginger and manuka honey hot drink every morning with our breakfast. The ginger is freshly grated. A delicious and healthy drink to start the day.
    Umm, recipe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reesacat
    Umm, recipe?
    Used the quick reply button again................

    We eyeball the grated ginger but probably at least a tablespoon, possibly more - it is quite spicy. You can adjust this to suit your own tastebuds.
    Juice of half a large lemon.
    One heaped teaspoon manuka honey.
    Fill coffee cup with hot water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aaltrude
    Used the quick reply button again................
    Something I just thought of...
    I updated Internet Explorer to the latest version, I think it is 8, a couple of days ago. I wonder if it has anything to do with that. I'll try using Mozilla Firefox and see what happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aaltrude
    Something I just thought of...
    I updated Internet Explorer to the latest version, I think it is 8, a couple of days ago. I wonder if it has anything to do with that. I'll try using Mozilla Firefox and see what happens.
    OK, so it is not IE. I posted this in Firefox and it still did the same thing.

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    I clicked the reply icon and got the usual window. Are you sure your computer is not bewitched?

    Afterthought: make sure the "quote message in reply" box is not checked!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Islander
    I clicked the reply icon and got the usual window. Are you sure your computer is not bewitched?

    Afterthought: make sure the "quote message in reply" box is not checked!
    Yep, my computer seems to be jinxed. I clicked the quick reply icon for this message and the quote message in reply is not ticked. When I tried to tick it, nothing happened. I was wondering if ticking the box would give me the opposite action but I don't even have the option of trying.

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