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5 Family Home Remedies


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Cure What "Ales" You

You're probably familiar with the flavor of ginger in stir fry and Asian foods, but did you know in addition to making a tasty sauce it can help ease a stomach ache? Ginger has been found to relieve nausea, dizziness, gas, heartburn, flatulence and diarrhea. In studies it has shown to be a successful natural remedy for stomach flu and even morning sickness up to 75 percent of the time.

Whether you choose ginger ale, ginger tea or other ginger remedies, be sure real ginger root is on the ingredient list. Otherwise don't expect the benefit.

Make ginger tea at home by pouring one cup of boiling water over 2 tablespoons of freshly grated ginger and let it steep for 5 to 10 minutes. Strain and drink up.


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