Ginger, a natural anti-inflammatory root, has been used for thousands of years by the Chinese to cure pain. Ginger helps relieve arthritis, headaches and muscle soreness. It can help spice up your circulation, too!
A ginger press is a natural solution effective to ease and cure pain such as rheumatism, swollen veins, muscle pain, back aches and sprains. It has all the healing properties of ginger, garlic and coarse sea salt. The hot and quite burning sensation it gives to the skin it’s what actually indicates the pain-killing properties of ginger that deeply penetrate to the source of the pain.
One study shows that ginger relieves arthritis pain. In the study, 63 percent of the subjects who were taking a ginger supplement saw a decrease in osteoarthritis knee pain. Taking ginger extract also saw an improvement in their overall pain.
For intense pain, the press can be left on the skin until the hot sensation is gone.
Ginger Press Recipe
What you need:
Cloves of garlic
2 Tbs. salt
-Prepare few pieces of ginger roots, at least four cloves of garlic and two tablespoons of salt.
-Pound the ginger until it is well crushed. Then peel the garlic.
-Add the garlic and salt to the crushed ginger. Start pounding again until the three ingredients blend well altogether.
-Prepare a clean sheet of plastic film. Scoop the ginger mix to the clean plastic film.
-On the affected area, slowly lay over the crushed ginger.
-Secure the sides with any plaster. Then wrap with bandage.
-Leave on the area for at least 6 hours. This is not recommended for open wounds.
Ginger contains 12 different compounds that fight inflammation. Some block the Cox-2 enzyme which triggers the inflammation itself. Some compunds of ginger lower pain receptors and nerve-ending sensitivity. Together they work almost the same as anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen and aspirin.
So, if you want to cut back on painkillers and avoid the harmful side effects, supplement your diet with ginger.