According to The Health Site, the importance and benefits of ginger lie in the treatment of joint pain and inflammation in arthritis patients.
It is known to help improve digestion, reduce nausea, fight influenza and colds, calm stomach upset, ease menstrual cramps, and also promote weight loss. Ginger contains a very important and beneficial biological compound called gingerol, which has strong anti-inflammatory effects, and is responsible for many of the medicinal properties of ginger. Arthritis can affect one or several joints, joint pain and stiffness are the main symptoms of arthritis, and the most common types of this inflammation are osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis.
The site added that many studies have shown the possibility of using ginger as an effective treatment for arthritis, as it can work as an anti-inflammatory drug. Some experts believe that ginger may be an alternative to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in the future
Studies have also shown that the ingredients in ginger can not only help manage symptoms of arthritis, but also help prevent osteoporosis and bone damage. There is also research indicating that the anti-inflammatory compounds found in ginger can work in the same way as the medications used to treat pain and inflammation.
Experts have confirmed through studies that ginger extract is as effective as ibuprofen in treating arthritis. It also helps reduce knee pain in people with osteoporosis. You can reap the anti-inflammatory benefits of ginger to fight joint pain and arthritis, by consuming it as a drink or adding it to foods.
Ginger extract can also be used as a lotion to be applied topically to the knees and bones, in order to reduce pain and inflammation in those areas.