Although ginger is highly considered as a cooking ingredient in the world, it’s been used as a helpful herb in Asia, India and Middle East. The anti-inflammatory effects of ginger make it a herb dedicated for treating arthritis, muscle pains, even menstrual cramps.
Ginger can reduce the pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, joint and muscle pain.
Arthritis is a joint damage relating to the cartilage atrophy which plays a role of a buffer between bone and joint. If the cartilage is gone, bones will start rubbing against each other and cause pains.
According to specialists, ginger can reduce the pain for people who have rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis and for people who have joint and muscle pains.
Boil water with a few slices of ginger. Dip a handkerchief in the liquid and squeeze then apply on the hurt area for 15-20 minutes. Repeat doing that every 6 hours.
Massage the areas in pain with ginger oil to reduce the pain. Store ginger oil in a brown or blue essential oil bottle. Apply the oil on the skin 3 times a day.
The University of Maryland Medical Center recommends using 2g-4g ginger juice or ginger extracts every day to treat arthritis.
Muscle pain can be caused by overexertion when doing exercise.
Muscle pain can be caused by overexertion when doing exercise or lactic acid accumulation in muscles, which cause pain. According to a naturopathic doctor, ginger is the best herb to treat muscle pain on over the body. Ginger has anti-inflammatory effects which help neutralize free radicals that cause inflammation. If you have acute muscle pain, take six 500mg capsules of ginger extracts daily.
Besides, ginger oil can cut down on pain when being used for massage. Combine 9 drops of ginger oil with 6 drops of almond oil and put the mixture in a brown or blue essential oil bottle. Apply the combination in hurt areas.
You can treat your toothache with ginger.
Ginger is also effective on treating toothache. Chewing ginger can help reduce pain. Another way is to boil ginger root and use it as a warm compress: press it on the outside of the mouth, along the jaw line.