Post-Exercise Muscle Strain Reduced With Raw Ginger

by Tanya Thomas on  October 6, 2010 at 8:22 PM General Health News
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A new study has shown that taking raw ginger in small amount every day reduces the strain on muscles after a workout.

Ginger has long been used as a remedy for nausea, but recent research has suggested it has other powerful properties, reports the Daily Mail.
 Post-Exercise Muscle Strain Reduced With Raw Ginger
Post-Exercise Muscle Strain Reduced With Raw Ginger
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One lab study showed powdered ginger could kill ovarian cancer cells.

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In the latest experiments, American scientists gave participants 2g of raw ginger, or a similar amount of heat-treated ginger as some evidence shows heat treatment boosts the spice's potency for 11 days.

A third group was given a placebo. They were then put through a series of testing arm exercises.

The results showed that 24 hours after exercise, pain levels in the raw ginger-eating group were 25 per cent lower than those on the placebo.

And in the heat-treated group, pain levels were 23 per cent lower.

Researchers say this supports anecdotal evidence that ginger has a pain-killing effect. The results have been published in the Journal of Pain.

Source: ANI
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