The Anti-Inflammatory Effects Can Help With Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis is a common health problem.
It involves degeneration of the joints in the body, leading to symptoms like joint pain and stiffness.
In a controlled trial of 247 people with osteoarthritis of the knee, those who took ginger extract had less pain and required less pain medication (Altman & Marcussen, 2001).
Another study found that a combination of ginger, mastic, cinnamon and sesame oil, can reduce pain and stiffness in osteoarthritis patients when applied topically (Zahmatkash & Vafaeenasab, 2011).
BOTTOM LINE:There are some studies showing ginger to be effective at reducing symptoms of osteoarthritis, which is a very common health problem.
Altman, R D, Marcussen K C. (2001). Effects of a ginger extract on knee pain in patients with osteoarthritis. 44(11):2531-8. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11710709. DOI: 10.1002/1529-0131(200111)44:11<2531::aid-art433>3.0.co;2-j
Zahmatkash M, Vafaeenasab, M R (2011). Comparing analgesic effects of a topical herbal mixed medicine with salicylate in patients with knee osteoarthritis.Pak J Biological Science, 14(13):715-9. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22308653. DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2011.715.719