Ginger and Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis a degenerative joint disorder of one of the type of arthritic form, some symptoms known are pain, joint swelling, and inflammation.

Osteoarthritis is a chronic disease that can become worse with time if its kept untreated.

It is recommended that treatment is seeked to avoid severe complications which always attack the weight bearing joints.

There are number of treatments for osteoarthritis other than medications such as adequate rest, proper physical exercises, weight management and proper intake of diet, and lymphatic drainage therapy along with microcurrent treatment.

As part of wellness there are natural alternative to reduce inflammation by the use of ginger in the diet.

Even though ginger is mainly used in treatment of various types of stomach aches as a home remedy from ages, it has grown to be popular in reducing the pain associated with other illness such as menstrual cramps, upper respiratory tract infection, bronchitis, muscle soreness, lower back pain, chest pain and also arthritis conditions.

There are studies that have shown that the major phenolic compound found in ginger extracts known as gingerol as compared to other components has maximum anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antipyretic, antibacterial, anti-tumor and nerve soothing properties.

The 4 benefits are:

  1. Ginger is therapeutic in osteoarthritis
  2. It reduces inflammation and bone degradation
  3. It inhibits pain
  4. It has gastroprotective property