GINGER

A majority of our patients come in for joint and arthritic pain. Many of them take anti-inflammatory medication to help reduce inflammation. Adding ginger into your daily routines maybe an answer to reducing inflammation naturally.

Ginger has been used in traditional medicine for centuries to reduce nausea, motion sickness and is known to be a powerful anti-inflammatory, anti-ulcer and antioxidant. In one study of patients suffering from Osteoarthritis, ginger helped to decrease pain and reduced the need for pain-killing medication. A study done by the University of Miami found that when a high concentrated ginger extract was compared to a placebo in 247 patients with Osteoarthritis of the knee the ginger reduced stiffness and pain by 40 percent over the placebo.

Along with being an anit-inflammatory, ginger aids in digestive health along with treating cardiovascular disorders such as hypertension.

Best way to take ginger

Ginger comes in a variety of forms capsules, teas, oils, powders and foods made from fresh or dried ginger root. However, the most beneficial method with the greatest effect is capsules that use “super-critical extraction” which results in the purest ginger. Although ginger is known to settle an upset stomach in small amounts, on an empty stomach concentrated doses may result in opposite. Be sure to take ginger capsules with food. The recommended dose is a 100 to 200mg capsule once a day.

*Before introducing ginger capsules into your diet, please check with your doctor. Do not take if you are taking a blood thinning medication.*

ginger-information

Sources:
http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/ginger
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3665023/
http://blog.arthritis.org/living-with-arthritis/health-benefits-of-ginger/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK92775/