Do you have knee pain? Hip pain? Any sort of joint pain?
We have a hidden secret that can help. Ginger is an amazing anti-inflammatory and anti-pain spice. In fact, ginger is so strong that when taken with turmeric, it may help people who’ve used pain medications daily, to get off of them.
You can find ginger in the form of fresh ginger root, ginger powder, or ginger pills (essentially powder in a capsule). If you have pain, it’s okay to try to eat more and supplement ginger.
Below is an excellent ginger condiment recipe, how ginger fights pain, and all the reasons you need to add more ginger.
Add for Ginger Dip:
***Ginger tip: If using fresh ginger, easily remove the skin of ginger by scraping it with the edge of a spoon.
If you experience chronic or acute pain, you may be tempted to use anti-inflammatory medications such as NSAIDs. And, while these aren’t a bad choice now and then, too many may wreak havoc on your gut bacteria. And, there’s a better choice for many people.
Here’s how ginger alleviates pain in joints and does so much more:
The active medicinal ingredients in ginger are phytochemicals, known as gingerols and shogaols. Ginger has long been used as an herbal remedy to relieve many ailments from stomach issues like nausea and motion sickness to bacterial infections (1).
But when it comes to pain, gingerols’ anti-inflammatory action comes to the forefront to help.
In fact, studies, case studies, and anecdotal reports show that ginger is an effective pain reducer.
In one case study from 2014, ginger effectively relieved osteoarthritis within 24 weeks, without any negative side effects (2). Another study from 2014 showed the effectiveness of topical ginger creams for joints (3). And, more studies conclude that gingerols possess anti-inflammatory and analgesic results (4) .
For best results, combine ginger and turmeric to fight pain.
So, why not just take ibuprofen instead?
Not only is over-consumption of NSAIDS associated with altered gut flora, potential ulcers, and other digestive issues, they don’t deliver any of the benefits that ginger provides.
In addition to fighting joint pain, ginger is (see full details of 7 Reasons this Wonder Spice is Great for Your Whole Body):