New Delhi, Dec 04 (ANI): Eating gingerbread this festive season can help in erasing the symptoms of Arthritis as it is found that it can reduce joint pain and inflammation. Gingerbread has become a staple part of the festive season in the UK, with some families baking gingerbread, but this could bring more Christmas tidings, as some scientists have claimed ginger could help in reducing inflammation, reports Express.co.uk. Inflammation is considered to be one of the main signs of arthritis. Researcher says ginger can help in reducing the inflammatory chemicals that a human body makes. They also found that the herb also helps us in producing salicylic acid – a natural compound that's also found in non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), which are used to treat arthritis medically. Salicylic acid is considered to be one of the compounds which help in easing joint pains and discomfort. Talking about the research, the scientists said, "In theory, ginger can reduce the activity of several chemical substances that promote joint inflammation. Ginger is a relatively well-tolerated herbal remedy with minor side-effects. The most commonly reported side-effects are stomach upset and mouth irritation."
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