Eat raw ginger to ease the pain of aching muscles Pain killer:

Raw ginger can reduce muscle strain after exercise, according to a study Ginger could help muscle pain caused by exercise. A new study shows taking a small amount of the spice every day reduces the strain on muscles after a workout. Ginger has long been used as a remedy for nausea, but recent research has suggested it has other powerful properties. One lab study showed powdered ginger could kill ovarian cancer cells. In the latest experiments, American scientists gave participants 2g of raw ginger, or a similar amount of heat-treated ginger as some evidence shows heat treatment boosts the spice’s potency for 11 days. A third group was given a placebo. They were then put through a series of testing arm exercises. The results, published in the Journal of Pain, showed that 24 hours after exercise, pain levels in the raw ginger-eating group were 25 per cent lower than those on the placebo. And in the heat-treated group, pain levels were 23 per cent lower. Researchers say this supports anecdotal evidence that ginger has a pain-killing effect.

 Extract from: By Daily Mail Reporter

3 thoughts on “Eat raw ginger to ease the pain of aching muscles Pain killer:

  1. andro51

    Kate this posting reminds me of an old Script that I wrote called ‘The Joys of Herbs’ of course mine is a somewhat slapstick approach to herbal remedies so not as useful as this one clearly is… There are many little snippets of information offered here that I think that many peeps will enjoy browsing through… A very nicely written piece… Have a Ghoulish day now (Ghoulish Meaning Nice… lol) Androgoth Xx

  2. Natalia

    Kenny and his workouts, 😀 😀 However, pain to that extent is not a laughing matter. Recently I have embraced drinking ginger and mint tea, which appeared to have some theraputic effects. However, as it is a commercial blend and not infused by traditional means, I wonder if it was a palcebo effect or did the miniscule amount have a real benefit?
    Welcome to wordpress Kate, I will be making the change in the new year, but for now I am happy where I am. Have a good week. 🙂 (f)


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