Friday, February 10, 2006

Ginger Can Be Used to Treat Arthritis

Traditionally, ginger extract has long been used to decrease inflammation. Nowadays, many herbalists use ginger to help treat problems associated with inflammation such as arthritis, bronchitis and ulcerative colitis.

Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia, reports that in a recent study conducted on 261 people with osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee, those who received a ginger extract twice daily experienced less pain compared to those who received the placebo. Yet another recent trial showed that ginger is just as effective as ibuprofen in reducing the symptoms of OA. To date, however, there are just a few studies being conducted investigating the benefits of ginger for arthritis.

For arthritis pain, the University of Maryland Medical Center recommends taking fresh ginger juice, extract, or tea, 2 to 4 grams daily; or one may rub ginger oil into a painful joint; or place fresh root in a warm poultice or compress and apply to painful areas.

(Source: The University of Maryland Medical Center,


Blogger Top Rated Blogs in North America said...

There are herbal remedies that work to ease arthritis pain a bit. For example, guyabano leaves (soursop leaves) help.

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