Ginger: This spicy root is known as the universal remedy. Although it's well-known as a stomach soother, it also improves circulation, fights tumors, reduces inflammation and boosts the immune system. Oh, and it's good for pain and a fever. The only possible drawbacks are for people with gallstones or those on blood thinners.

Ginger-Cilantro Chutney

prep time: 10


  • 3 green onions, cut into 2 inch lengths
  • 2 small serrano chiles, stemmed
  • 1 (1.25 inch-long) piece peeled ginger, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups (packed) cilantro (tough stems removed)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons plain whole-milk yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


With small processor running, add green onions, chiles, and ginger through feed tube, process until minced. Add cilantro, lime juice, and water. Process until smooth. Add yogurt, sugar, and salt, process. Transfer to bowl. Do ahead Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover, chill.