Ginger extract has been proven effective against headaches, but also may be beneficial in helping to relieve joint pain from the chronic illness known as osteoarthritis. Early studies saw inconclusive evidence between the two, but recent research has shown that ginger extract may perform just as well, if not better, than other anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen. The recommended, and most common method of ginger application is orally through the mouth, as opposed to topical application, which is relatively unstudied.
- Osteoarthritis is a debilitating chronic diseases that produces chronic pain in the joints.
- Some studies have been shown that ginger extract may aid in the relief of chronic pain, but more research needs to be performed.
- To combat osteoarthritis, it may be better to consume ginger orally, rather than topically.
“So, ginger can be as pain-relieving as ibuprofen but without the risk of stomach ulcers.”