"Vioxx is off the market and gas is over $2 a gallon, but the last real health deal is still out there, and dirt cheap, too - in the spice aisle of the grocery store. The spices of the East - cayenne, turmeric, cardamom, ginger and cinnamon…. Ginger earns its age-old reputation as a stomach-settler and a purifier. It has cholesterol-lowering, artery-degunking antioxidants and anti-fungal, blood-clotting and even cancer fighting properties. You can't make Asian or Indian food without it. Or gingerbread! While the FDA doesn't regulate spices, it categorizes all the above as GRAS (generally recognized as safe) so ban the bland and take your medicine - it's delicious." Source: Knight Ridder Newspapers, March 29, 2005.