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Old 05-24-2011, 02:21 PM   #1
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Wink Ginger, a powerful herb

http://www.doctoroz.com/blog/lindsey-duncan-nd-cn/ginger-powerful-herb?sp_rid=MTQzMzc3NjEzS0&sp_mid=1080416

I eat fresh and/or dried ginger everyday. I put a little in hot cereal in the morning and in whatever I make for dinner. It does not change the taste of food and is good for digestion. I keep a little ginger in my bag and always have ginger ale or ginger tea around to enjoy. I have never had nausea. A friend uses it for sore throats. It is good for alot of other things too.
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Old 05-24-2011, 03:56 PM   #2
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Hi Elaine! Thanks for the reminder. I was on a good smoothie kick for awhile, but then got slack. You've inspired me to resume. I was using Dr. Oz's green smoothie recipe, but was also adding flax seed, turmeric, and olive oil. If you don't get carried away with the turmeric, the ginger and parsley flavor will 'hide' it.
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Old 05-24-2011, 04:51 PM   #3
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Re: Ginger, a powerful herb

When I was young, my Mother would cook a big pot of ginger soup (ginger, water, 'red' sugar) whenever there's a thunderstorm (usually in the afternoons). After walking home from school, I would drink a couple of cups of the fresh ginger soup after changing into dry clothes. (No umbrella, rain coat, and/or rain boots could completely shield us from the sub-tropical downpour.) Oftentimes I also get to eat an egg that's cooked in the ginger soup. This was the way for us to avoid catching a 'cold'.

Green onions, ginger, and garlic are the three essential ingredient in Chinese cooking.
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Old 05-24-2011, 08:36 PM   #4
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Thanks for sharing Jackie and Bill.
I bet the ginger soup was comforting after getting wet in the rain Jackie.
I put fresh ginger in white miso soup with veggies, onions and garlic, which I drink when I catch cold.
I guess you and are are Dr. Oz fans Bill. I have learned so much from him. I use a lot of tumeric (curcumin) too.
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Old 05-25-2011, 07:34 AM   #5
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Re: Ginger, a powerful herb

Just received a recipe from Myrecipes.com that requires 1 table spoon ginger powder (and green onion + garlic :

http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/chic...0000001891929/
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Old 05-25-2011, 03:45 PM   #6
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Sounds good Jackie. I will try that one. I often combine ginger, onion and garlic in a dish. I also put a small amount of fresh ginger in fruit and yoghurt smoothies for a very refreshing taste.
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Old 05-25-2011, 07:38 PM   #7
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Re: Ginger, a powerful herb

Sometimes I'll buy a huge amount of fresh ginger, then juice it all and freeze it in little amounts to add to recipes as needed. You can also freeze it in ice cube trays with a little water, then pop them out once they're frozen and store them in a ziplock bag to add to meals whenever you want.


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Old 05-25-2011, 09:03 PM   #8
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I have to try that. I peel and freeze fresh ginger, but I never thought of juicing it and putting it in ice cube trays.
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Old 05-26-2011, 03:34 AM   #9
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Re: Ginger, a powerful herb

We use fresh ginger regularly in our cooking.Ginger according my grandma was a good antodote for anything connected to the dietary ailments,She had lots of recipes which my mother knew
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Old 05-27-2011, 06:32 PM   #10
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Re: Ginger, a powerful herb

We started drinking Ginger tea after dinner/before bed this winter. Digestive problems are not common with me and hubby, but the tea was really nice and now we always keep some around.

I love pickled ginger and buy that from time to time!
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Re: Ginger, a powerful herb

We prepare a paste of gonger,celery leaves and mint leaves and mix it with rice and add olvie oil.it is nutritious
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The ice cube tray is a great trick for other fresh herbs too. I find many clients won't purchase fresh herbs because they spoil but the cubes work great when thrown into a sauce/soup, etc.
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Re: Ginger, a powerful herb

Tanya, while we're on the ice cube topic, you can also do this with lemon juice (or any citrus). True, you could buy the liquid stuff...ick... but this is so much better


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Old 06-03-2011, 09:58 AM   #14
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Wink Re: Ginger, a powerful herb

I do that when I make fresh juice. I freeze a little in ice cube trays for an added surprise when the fruit is not in season. For example I can freeze watermelon juice in ice cube trays and then add it to cool drinks when watermelon is not in season. I freeze lemon juice sometimes and then add it to recipes calling for lemon.
One can also make healthy ice pops with 100% juice to eat when the weather is hot.
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