Gut friend #2- Ginger!
According to Ayurveda (Science of LIfe, originated from India) Ginger increases “agni” or digestive fire, the body’s most essential ingredient for good health. Impaired agni (caused by overeating, eating the wrong foods for your constitution, or eating while stressed or upset) can lead to impaired metabolism and immunity over time putting you on a slope toward chronic illness.
How to take it: Before meals, try either a cup of ginger tea or a thin slice of ginger with a squeeze of lime juice and a pinch of sea salt. If you have heartburn – avoid ginger, it will aggravate the condition.
from – Natural Health Mag – Sept 2011