Ginger and turmeric are two of the best herbs to relieve joint pain and inflammation. The strong anti-inflammatory properties of ginger are excellent for dealing with muscle and arthritic pain. Ginger contains powerful anti-inflammatory substances called gingerols. These have been tested in various research of rheumatic diseases such as osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.
Studies have shown that turmeric is more effective at easing pain than aspirin and other similar chemical medications. It is a great help in the relieving of chronic arthritis and joint pain, as well as relieve symptoms of ulcerative colitis and osteoarthritis, which are two other inflammatory conditions.
One of the active ingredients in turmeric is called curcumin, and is used in traditional Chinese medicine and Indian Ayurvedic medicine to treat arthritis. It is claimed that turmeric reduces arthritis joint pain, inflammation, and stiffness related to arthritis.
I have suffered from osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia for many years and if you also suffer from chronic pain, you know how difficult it is to function in your daily life. My doctors have prescribed pain medication, anti-inflammatories for my joint pain and they have sent me to be treated by chiropractors and accupuncturists with only minimal short-term relief.
I have found that natural remedies work much better for my chronic pain without any side effects. This recipe for turmeric ginger tea REALLY WORKS! It tastes delicious too.
Recipe for Turmeric Ginger Tea:
1 cup of spring water
1 teaspoon fresh grated turmeric
1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger roots (If you use ground turmeric and ginger, use 1/3 teaspoon each)
Add raw honey to taste, a slice of lemon and cinnamon.
In a small saucepan, bring water to boil. Add fresh grated turmeric and ginger, reduce heat, and simmer for about 10 minutes. If using ground turmeric and ginger, boil for about 5 minutes. Then strain the tea and add the honey and lemon to taste. Once the tea is ready, add black pepper to increase the turmeric absorption.