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How do Turmeric and Ginger work differentry, if at all, on inflammation?

By Anonymous February 18, 2011 - 8:28pm
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I take Turmeric extract for pain and/or inflammation. When I find it isn't working as well as I would like, I will take Ginger Extract and many times get a better effect. I'm wondering why.

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I've actually used Turmeric for very long time for pain in place of NSAIDS. However, I have a different sort of pain 'event' occurring that is helped more by the Ginger. I'm not sure what's causing this pain. So I thought there might be some knowledge revealed if I could learn how Turmeric and Ginger work differently on pain.

February 19, 2011 - 8:27am

Dear Anon,

You may find that ginger works better sometimes because historically it has been known to treat inflammation whereas turmeric is more of an antiseptic. Although there is no factual evidence that it treats inflammation, if ginger works best for you--that's okay. If you are taking any medication or other natural medicines, just make sure that they are not contraindicated with each other.

February 19, 2011 - 6:25am
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