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Ginger

Ginger drinks for pain relief

I'd been suffering quite badly with arthritis this winter when I also caught a cold. I treated myself with a local alcohol-free ginger wine and found an extra benefit in that I became pain-free in my arms and hands.

As the cold receded, I cut back on the amount I drank and the pains started to return, so I'm back on tippling at a level that keeps them away – roughly a bottle a week.

It's so wonderful to be pain-free and not taking painkillers. I hope this may help others.
Keith Lawson, Poole (January 2016)

Ginger and cinnamon

I’ve found taking half a teaspoon of ginger and half a teaspoon of cinnamon each day on my porridge to be very successful in reducing the pain of arthritis. I no longer need to take paracetamol. Years ago ginger was used for period pain. Always check it's safe to use with any other medical tablets being taken.
Clarice Rutter, Alford, Lincolnshire


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