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Tips on 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, Poole
(Winter 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, Alford, Lincolnshire (Winter 2013)


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