Get Natural Pain Relief With Ginger

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Hi, I'm Dr. Wright. What puts that zing in gingerbread, spices up your pumpkin pie, settles your stomach and eases your aches and pains? The answer is ginger. More versatile than a Swiss Army Knife, ginger tastes great in everything from star frieds and molt sider to marinades and fruit salad. It's complex flavor contains compounds that battle pain much like nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as the aspirin and Ibuprofen.

These compounds inhibit an enzyme that raptures up pain and inflammation. Ginger even quiets nerve fibers that sends pain signals. Just one tea spoon of raw or cooked ginger a day can reduce post work out muscle aches by 25%, taking two 30 mg ginger extract capsules, could reduce arthritis related knee pain.

Pretty neat tricks for a spice rack staple. For even better flavor and pain fighting punch, use fresh ginger root from the produce department. It will keep for a few weeks in the fridge, or up to six months in your freezer. For more ways to nourish your health check out all our smart tips.