How can ginger relieve arthritis pain?

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    Ginger (zingiber officinale) has been used throughout history as a pain reliever for arthritis and other related ailments. According to a study published in the journal Arthritis and Rheumatism, extracts of this root spice has proved to be as effective as conventional painkillers in a clinical trial. Researchers tested the supplement on 250 people with osteoarthritis. Over a six week period, some were given a 255 milligram dose of the dietary supplement twice a day. The rest were given a placebo. Two-thirds of those given the ginger pills reported relief from pain.
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