A new research published in the journal Arthritis revealed that ginger is an effective remedy against pain. This spice’s effects against pain are similar to those of Ibuprofen.
Ibuprofen is one of the most popular painkillers, but this research shows that it does not reduce cytokine levels in the organism. Cytokines can be positive and negative. Studies indicate that negative types, which spread inflammatory processes in the body, are related to the deterioration of the symptoms of arthritis and osteoarthritis.
But ginger is not almighty, and therefore should not exaggerate with its consumption.
Ginger is known for its healing properties, and this study confirms it again. Previous studies have shown that pain medications can increase the risk of occurrence of various health problems, including vision problems, weight gain, depression, heart arrhythmias, headache, high blood pressure, chest pain, sleep problems, acne, weakness muscle and numerous other problems.
Ginger possesses anti0-inflammatiry activity that is proven effective many times and it significantly reduces cytokine levels in the body. When it comes to the damaging effects, it is necessary to follow the instructions of doctors because some research suggests that excessive consumption of ginger may adversely affect the digestive system.
Besides being able to reduce pain, ginger also prevents chronic inflammation in the organism and can reduce inflammation that already exists. An excellent fact is that both fresh and cooked ginger have exactly the same properties.
How to consume ginger
-- Chopped fresh ginger pieces added in the soup, stew or sauce.
-- Add fresh ginger in the juices when preparing fresh juices.
-- Cook some fresh ginger in water for about 45 minutes and then drink the resulting mixture as a hot or iced tea.
-- You can also look for ginger supplements; you can find them in a form of capsule.