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Ginger is Better than Drugs for Pain, says Study

Ginger has been used medicinally for thousands of years in Ayurvedic medicine in India as a natural anti-inflammatory food.


How to Reap the Anti-Pain Benefits of Ginger (adapted from Arthritis-Proof):

-Add chopped, fresh ginger to soups, stews, stir-fries, and other recipes.  Ginger is delicious in many savory and sweet dishes alike.

-Add fresh ginger to a juicer while making juices.  It combines well with many other vegetables and fruits, such as carrots or apple.

-Ginger capsules (Zingiber officinale) are available for supplementation.  Follow package directions.

-Chopped, fresh ginger can be added to water and boiled in a pot for 45 minutes to an hour. Drink warm or with ice, as a tea.  Add a few drops of stevia to sweeten (stevia is a naturally-sweet herb).

-Ginger is available in alcohol tincture form.  A typical dose is 30 drops three times daily.  Avoid the alcohol extract if you are an alcoholic, suffering from liver disease, or diabetic.

Medicine never tasted so good.

Recommended reading:  Arthritis-Proof.

I’d love to hear your ideas on how to use ginger.


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11:46AM PDT on Mar 20, 2014

I love ginger, and this might work for some general pain relief, but for those with chronic or acute pain, few things (if any) substitute for true pain meds as a panacea. Nothing works for everyone.

The story is too long for a comment here, but I can tell you several cases (including my own) how, in this one category -- where I am generally inclined away from mere Western medicine -- that the "alternative" solutions were much worse than what Western medicine had to offer.

Indeed, all disciplines have something to offer and each has an area in which they excel. This is the true lesson of the Ayurvedic Study.

1:09PM PST on Feb 24, 2014

I don't really like the taste of ginger but will learn to like it after reading this informative article. Thank you. :-)

4:44AM PST on Feb 21, 2014

Curd with little ginger juice adding little chopped green chilly and salt to taste make an excellent dish(inji thair) which help digestion and control bad cholesterol

10:31AM PST on Jan 8, 2014

Great to know! I just love natural remedies!

10:23AM PST on Dec 29, 2013

Thank you.
I had never imagined anything like ginger could take pain away.
I will store this article for the future.

3:59PM PST on Dec 23, 2013

Thanks, will definitely try it.

8:36PM PST on Dec 18, 2013

Ginger is great! Thanks for sharing this information to confirm how many wonderful benefits it has!

7:36PM PST on Dec 14, 2013

its true!

8:28PM PST on Dec 13, 2013

Yes, ginger is truly a gift from the gods, good for so many conditions and maintenance. Have used it for used (Ayurvedic), first when flying for motion sickness, morning sickness, inflammation, arthritis... as you said - thanks for the article

5:38AM PST on Nov 29, 2013

Thank you, ginger is very underrated.

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