Skip Nav
Personal Essay
My 6-Month CrossFit Transformation Isn't What I Thought It'd Be
Beginner Fitness Tips
5 Reasons Working Out at Night Will Change Your Life
Intermediate Workouts
This Plank Workout Challenges Every Muscle and You Can Print It

Ginger Soothes Sore Muscles, Says New Study

Ginger: It's Not Just For Tummies

Motion sickness, tummy problems, and a sore throat: is there anything ginger can't help? Not likely. A new study says that the spicy root also soothes away sore muscles that often come after working out.

In two separate studies, researchers divided 74 healthy adults into two groups — one group of participants were given a daily ginger supplement, while the other group was given a placebo. Over the course of 11 days, all participants performed a variety of exercises that led to the kind of achy, sore muscles that a good workout is prone to do. At the end on the study, the group that was taking the ginger supplements had a reduction in pain of almost 25 percent when compared to the placebo group. Researchers believe that ginger may have anti-inflammatory properties — nature's own ibuprofen! Be sure to read up on other ways to beat post-workout pain.

Image Source: Thinkstock
Around The Web
Join The Conversation
Turmeric Health Benefits
How to Avoid and Recover From DOMS
Best Yoga Poses For Office Workers
How to Ease Sore Muscles After a Hard Workout
How to Deal With Muscle Soreness
Treat Achy Feet
Watermelon Juice Relieves Muscle Soreness, Study Says

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Fitness
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds