Treat Arthritis Pain with Ginger. Here's how.

Arthritis is an inflammation of the joints in your body accompanied by swelling, stiffness and pain common among older individuals.




This is usually treated with anti-inflammatory drugs. But apart from this, there is a natural remedy that could reduce inflammations effectively. 

A study by the University of Miami stated that extract from ginger could be used as an alternative to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDs. 

A wonder drug as we all know, ginger contains anti-ulcer, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activities, along with some analgesic property.

1. Add Minced Ginger to Your Meals

A few tablespoons of minced ginger can help ease muscle pain caused by exercise. You can just add it while you cook to whatever dishes you eat. 

2. Ginger Drink

Ingredients:

2 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 cup water
1 inch grated ginger
1 teaspoon honey

Directions:

1. Boiled 1 cup of water in a pan.
2. Add the grated ginger.
3. Boil the water for 10 minutes.
4. Strain it.
5. Add 2 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice.
6. Add 1 teaspoon honey.
7. Drink 2-3 cups daily, until the pain subsides.

3. Ginger Oil Massage

Directions:

1. Take 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil and heat for 2-3 minutes.
2. Add 3-4 drops of ginger essential oil.
3. Allow the oil to cool down just a bit.
4. Massage the mixture in affected joints and muscles for 10-15 minutes.
5. Massage the painful areas with the mixture at least 1 to 2 times daily.

For additional benefits, you can add ½ teaspoon turmeric into the mixture.


Source: 1Million Health Tips
Image: Health Remedies Advice 

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