6 Healthy Ways to Use Ginger

Enjoy this healing root in many ways.

February 9, 2015
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There are many reasons to love ginger. University of Georgia researchers proved it's just as effective as over-the-counter painkillers when it comes to soothing muscle aches, and we've known for centuries that it's a useful, natural way to deal with motion sickness and even morning sickness related to pregnancy. It's also a nausea reducer for those going through chemotherapy. And large clinical trials found that ginger significantly eases arthritic pain over a several-month period. Go, ginger!

We turned to Gene Baur's Living the Farm Sanctuary Life for different ways to enjoy ginger:
• Peeled or grated on top of ice cream or other desserts

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Cooked with sugar for ginger syrup, which can be made into ginger ale

Pickled and served with sushi

Candied, for a healthy dessert

Juiced with fruits and vegetables for a detoxifying drink

Boiled for a tea that eases digestion.