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The Health Benefits Of Ginger

First Posted: 02/23/11 07:49 AM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 07:35 PM ET

This multitasking spice fights cramps, soothes sore muscles, and calms cranky winter skin.

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Ginger's warming essential oil improves circulation and blood flow, making it an ace at relieving tired muscles. Try this soak, from Leah Sherman, a naturopathic physician in Portland, Oregon: Grate 4 tablespoons fresh ginger, and seal it in a cotton bag; place bag under running bathwater.

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