I love ginger bread and cookies. Even those ginger chews are pretty delicious, although a bit expensive to eat like jelly beans. But now I have another reason to love ginger. Have you ever heard of using ginger to reduce swelling? I was surprised to hear this too!
As a high jumper in college, I found my take-off leg getting a lot of stress from the repeated pounding. My knee started hurting and soon practices became painful. I started icing my knee right after practice, which helped in the short term, but then a friend recommended I take ginger supplements. I guess ginger has anti-inflammatory properties along with its good taste. So I gave it a try and found the discomfort in my knee was alleviated more than it was before. Who knew? But don’t take my word for it; check out some of these articles yourself!