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The Pain Killing Properties of Ginger

Posted in General @ Aug 20th 2015 12:25pm - By Julie Warren
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New research is showing that using Ginger may reduce pain and inflammation. The active ingredients in ginger – compounds called gingerols have a similar structure to capsaicin, the active ingredient in chilli peppers and capsicum, a known pain reliever. Capsaicin is used on the skin as a pain reliever. It dulls pain receptors only after setting them off and this is a problem. Capsaicin initially causes pain, but then it can eventually block the sensation of pain. Ginger Molecules that are less pungent than capsicum can achieve the same effect without the initial painful response. Ginger helps control inflammation.

Many of us that use fruit and vegetables as medicines are aware of the value of Ginger in morning and travel sickness, nausea, bloating and intestinal colic. A cup of fresh ginger tea is very comforting to an upset stomach.

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