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Antiviral Ginger for Coughs, Sore Throats and Immunity


Zingiber officinale for immunityGinger has antiviral properties and has been used for centuries as a traditional remedy for a cough, sore throat, body aches and other symptoms of cold and flu.

With the outbreak of the coronavirus, some people have asked could fresh ginger root and ginger tea be useful for symptoms of COVID-19?

Firstly and importantly, follow the advice of the CDC and other medical authorities to avoid infection. This is no cure.

Call your healthcare provider for medical advice immediately if you develop a fever, persistent cough or difficulty breathing.

While it’s too early for scientific tests specifically on the SARS-CoV-2 virus, antimicrobial herbs like ginger are commonly used for symptoms of other viral infections, such as coughing and a painful sore throat with influenza.

There are also scientific studies showing Zingiber officinale (ginger) boosts immunity and can help you recover from the damage viruses do within your body, particularly to your lungs.

Ginger for Coughs

A persistent dry cough is one of the most common symptoms of infection with the new 2019-nCoV virus. It is also regularly seen with other respiratory illnesses like seasonal influenza.

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How to Use Ginger Tea for Weight Loss


Ginger-rhizome-for-body-fatGinger is a common ingredient in ‘fat burning’ supplements but freshly made ginger tea can be even more effective for losing weight than popping pills.

There are 5 main ways that ginger can help with weight loss:

  1. Enhances digestion.
  2. Suppresses hunger.
  3. Moderates blood sugar.
  4. Increases the thermogenic effect of the food you eat
  5. Acts as a natural diuretic to flush away water retention.

Here’s a closer look at each 5 of these ginger tea benefits to help you reach your ideal body weight.

1. Improves Digestive Function

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Ginger Tea for Acid Reflux, Nausea and Ulcer Prevention


Zingiber-officinale-acid-refluxGinger root tea is an effective natural remedy for stomach acidity and symptoms of indigestion like heartburn.

It also has strong anti-nausea effects and is a useful treatment for motion sickness, surgery recovery, PMS and morning sickness.

Anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial compounds in fresh ginger make it beneficial for preventing ulcers and improving gastric and digestive health in general.

Keeping reading for how to use ginger tea to stop acid reflux, calm your belly when you’re nauseous and protect your stomach lining from an ulcer.

Ginger Root Tea for Indigestion and an Upset Stomach

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Ginger Tea Side Effects, Correct Dosage & Is It Safe During Pregnancy?


Zingiberofficinale precautionsGinger is ‘generally recognized as safe’, according to the FDA in the United States.

It is also a common recipe ingredient and natural remedy that has been used safely in traditional medicine for thousands of years.

You can have too much of it though, particularly with the fresh rhizome.

There are also a few precautions and side effects of ginger root, and tea made from it, to be aware of if you use it regularly or in high doses. Continue Reading…

Improving Your Digestion for Less Intestinal Gas & Bloating

Improving-Your-DigestionIn this article:

  • Why effective digestion is such a vital part of good health and disease prevention.
  • How to tell if your stomach acid is low and ways to improve it for better protein digestion.
  • The importance of your digestive enzymes and when you may need to supplement them.
  • What to look for in a good digestive enzyme supplement and how to take them to prevent gastrointestinal problems.

Better Digestion Leads to Better Health

How well you digest the food you eat will have a significant impact on the level of health and energy you experience each day.

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Smart Food Swaps for Better Digestive Health

Better Food Choices for Digestion ProblemsIn this article:

  • Why it’s important to give your digestive tract a break from gas forming foods.
  • Smart food swaps you can make for better health and digestion.
  • A popular style of eating that automatically avoids the majority of foods that cause bloating and excessive gas.

Giving Your Digestive System Time to Heal

The previous articles on beans and legumes, gas causing vegetables, dairy products, high fructose foods, sugar alcohols, and fructan and gluten rich grains cover some of the most common causes of digestive problems.

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Fennel Tea Gas and Bloating Remedy

Fennel Tea Remedy of Flatulence

In this article:

  • Why fennel tea is so effective at relieving bloating and preventing flatulence.
  • The best way to make fennel tea.
  • How use fennel tea to release trapped intestinal gas in under 5 minutes.
  • Where to find medicinal strength fennel tea online.

Why Fennel Tea Works for Bloating and Flatulence

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Ginger Tea Gas and Bloating Remedy

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In this article:

  • How ginger tea enhances digestion and reduces bloating and flatulence.
  • A simple and inexpensive way to make fresh ginger tea at home.
  • How use ginger tea to treat bloating, intestinal cramps and flatulence, or use it to stop them ever becoming an issue in the first place.
  • Where to find strong ginger tea online.

How Ginger Tea Improves Digestion and Prevents Bloating and Flatulence

Ginger is a potent herbal remedy for a variety of ailments. It has a particularly beneficial effect on your digestive system and, made into a strong tea, can be used to treat stomach bloat, abdominal pain and flatulence.

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Dairy Sensitivity & Why Most People Have It

Lactose and Dairy Sensitivity & Why Most People Have It

In this article:

  • Why so many people are sensitive to the sugar found in milk.
  • How dairy products with their lactose cause digestive problems.
  • The many foods and drinks that contain lactose and lactose free alternatives.
  • How you can enjoy dairy products without the bloating and flatulence.

What Is Dairy Sensitivity?

Being sensitive to dairy and experiencing symptoms like bloating, intestinal cramps and bad gas usually starts with lactose.

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Vegetables that Cause Bloating & Low Gas Alternatives

Gassy Vegetables & Non Gassy Veges

In this article:

  • Why certain vegetables feed intestinal bacteria and cause digestive problems.
  • The worst vegetables for bloating and flatulence and low gas alternatives.
  • 3 ways to reduce intestinal gas and still enjoy healthy vegetables.

Why Do Vegetables Cause Gas

Vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet and provide many nutritional benefits. Unfortunately, certain vegetables can cause excessive gas and other digestive issues like bloating and intestinal cramps.

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Why Beans Cause Gas and the Simple Solution

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In this article:

  • Why an indigestible carbohydrate in beans and legumes causes excessive gas.
  • How to prepare beans, chickpeas, lentils and other legumes in a way that reduces flatulence problems.
  • How to use a special digestive enzyme to enjoy beans without the gassy after effects.

Why Beans Give You Gas

Beans, and other legumes like chickpeas, lentils and soybeans, are high in soluble fiber, which is considered beneficial for digestion. Unfortunately, it’s this soluble fiber that is also central to why they cause so much gas when you eat them.

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