How can ginger relieve pain?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Ginger is said to be natural pain reliever and may help with muscle and joint pain. It contains natural compounds that help your body fight inflammation. To try this remedy, add half a teaspoon of powdered ginger to hot water and drink it twice a day.

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Put some spice in your pain relief by adding ginger to your supplement regimen. According to a study in the Journal of Pain, college students performed 18 eccentric muscle exercises over 11 days. Some ingested ginger; others took a placebo. Those who got ginger had a 25% reduction in post-exercise pain intensity. Researchers believe ginger may possess anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties akin to Advil and Tylenol.

In the study, both raw and heated ginger were effective. Try 500 mg of extract.

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