Ginger helps thwart inflammation in several ways
Can herbs and spices be a good medicine for your joints? Possibly. One new contender for soothing creaky knees is ginger.
Research has found that when people with stiff, sore, osteoarthritic knees took a ginger extract for six weeks, they felt significantly better.
Long used in Eastern medicine to treat musculoskeletal problems, ginger contains a complex mix of compounds that researchers suspect helps thwart inflammation in several ways.
And in the study, side effects (stomach upset) were mild.
The Goodness of Ginger
Along with its inflammation-cooling properties, ginger may have anti-cancer properties too.
Ginger is a well-known nausea reliever. If you're cooking in the kitchen with ginger, chances are you're lowering your risk of cancer.
It possesses two cancer-inhibiting compounds, 6-gingerol and 6-paradol.
So use ginger in your food, you know its beneficial uses.
REMEDY: People with stiff, sore knees felt better after they took a ginger extract for six weeks
AVOID: Ginger capsules that you get in medical stores, they're a synthetically prepared compound.
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