Natural Arthritis Remedy

Arthritis, Featured Article, Healthy Aging, Healthy Living, Natural Remedies
on January 21, 2008

Eating a teaspoon of fresh ginger each day may ease aching joints, says Dr. Richard H. Blau, director of the Arthritis Institute of Long Island and author of The Arthritis Doctor¨Ìs 28-Day Formula for Pain-Free Living. The active chemical in the spice, gingerol, acts as an anti-inflammatory by helping block compounds that cause pain. An easy way to enjoy ginger: Make ginger tea. Peel a 2-inch piece of ginger root and slice it into thin slices. Bring four cups of water to a boil in a saucepan. Once it is boiling, add the ginger. Cover, reduce the heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes. Strain and add honey and lemon to taste