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Yoga Korunta

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30 May 2006

Tuesday's Word: ginger

Main Entry: 1gin·ger
Pronunciation: 'jin-j&rFunction: noun
Etymology: Middle English, from Old English gingifer, from Medieval Latin gingiber, alteration of Latin zingiber, from Greek zingiberi, ultimately from Pali singivEra1 a (1) : a thickened pungent aromatic rhizome that is used as a spice and sometimes medicinally (2) : the spice usually prepared by drying and grinding ginger b : any of a genus (Zingiber of the family Zingiberaceae, the ginger family) of herbs with pungent aromatic rhizomes; especially : a widely cultivated tropical herb (Z. officinale) that supplies most commercial ginger
2 : PEP
3 : a strong brown- gin·gery /'jinj-rE, 'jin-j&-/ adjective

Ginger prevents motion sickness. It is wonderful to use before sailing or amusement park rides.



Blogger DivaJood said...

Oh, and did you know that ginger actually WORKS to prevent or cure motion sickness? It does, I use it when scuba diving off small boats.

Blogger Yoga Korunta said...

I think that is where I first heard of the medicinal properties of ginger.

You may enjoy the post from 07 JUN 2005.

Anonymous Linneadates said...

Happy Tuesday!

Blogger Yoga Korunta said...

Thank you!

Blogger barbie2be said...

i just made a yummy ginger apple galette for sugar high friday. :)

Blogger DivaJood said...

I did read June 7 2005 -- and you are right, I did enjoy it.

Blogger Yoga Korunta said...

Barbie, when are you baking for me?
Thanks, Jood!

Anonymous Caryn said...

Hey, I didn't know it prevented motion sickness. Much better than taking one of those pills. Very good to know.

Blogger Yoga Korunta said...

Yes! Wish I'd known this as child. Even riding in a car would upset me then.

Blogger Sue Woo said...

I have ginger lilies in my garden. MMMM!

Blogger barbie2be said...

whenever you like, dear. :) you name it.

Blogger Yoga Korunta said...

Barbie, perhaps we could meet in Hell? See today's Word! 666! Oh, wait, that's George's number, isn't it!?!

Blogger Helen Wheels said...

My mom used to give us Gingerale when we had the flu & were throwing up. I guess it must fight nausea, eh?

Unforutnately, because gingerale and puking were connected from that, I still hate gingerale to this day.

But I do like ginger :)

Blogger Yoga Korunta said...

Good for you, Helen! It makes me feel better when Chimperor whines about what godless heathen we bloggers are!


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