Raw ginger eases muscle pain

According to a recent study, raw ginger could help to reduce the pain of muscle strain after exercise.

Ginger has long since been used as a remedy for nausea, but recent research has revealed that taking a small amount each day could help to reduce muscle pain after work outs.

The study involved giving participants 2g of raw ginger or a similar amount of heat-treated ginger each day with another group being given a placebo. After this all groups were put through a series of testing arm exercises.

The results showed that 24 hours after exercise, pain levels in the participants who ate the raw ginger were 25 per cent lower than those on the placebo with pain levels in the group who ate the heat treated ginger 23 per cent lower.

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