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Bone and Joint Pain? 3 Spices Offer Powerful Pain Relief

If you're one of the millions of adults in our country who suffer from muscle, bone and joint pain, you may find relief no further away than your kitchen.

Incredibly, some simple everyday spices are potent anti-pain arthritis healers. Their bioactive compounds actually treat and heal the cells and tissues while providing pain relief.

Here are 3 amazing spices for joint and bone pain, and specific recommendations so that you get enough compound to find relief.

3 Spices That Offer Powerful Pain Relief

1. Ginger

Ginger is a flowering plant whose root is widely used as medicine in many parts of the world.

Ginger's active ingredients are gingerols and shogaols. They are phytochemicals that work to reduce inflammation, fight disease and oxidative stress, and reduce pain. They have long been known as remedies for many conditions such as nausea, bacterial infections, and more (1).

But much of ginger's current research centers around pain relief and anti-inflammation. In fact, both medical research and anecdotal case studies have found ginger to be an effective pain reducer.

For example, a study from 2014 found that ginger reduced pain symptoms of osteoarthritis without 24 weeks, and without any side effects (2). Other studies have confirmed ginger's anti-inflammatory and analgesic attributes (3). Still more, have found ginger topical creams to be effective for bone and joint pain (4).

Buyer Beware:

Many ginger supplements contain far too few milligrams of ginger to be effective if you are in acute or chronic pain. For best results, try ~500 mg per day from a supplement, or use ground or fresh ginger. Typically, you'll get about the same amount of ginger in 1/4 teaspoon ground spice as a supplement. This is also the equivalent of 4 teaspoons fresh. Increase if necessary for pain relief.

In this case, fresh is best. If you're able to eat fresh ginger root, it has the highest level of anti-inflammatories available of any form of ginger.

2. Turmeric

Turmeric is another therapeutic spice. Curcumins, the active compounds found in turmeric, are also powerful pain relievers. In fact, turmeric has been used as a medicinal plant for centuries, and its effects are well-researched and well-documented.

For example, one analysis of curcumin found that turmeric extract was effective in treating arthritis (5), and others have found that it protects cartilage (6).

One study of 50 adults with arthritis found an almost 60% reduction in stiffness and pain after just 3 months of curcumin treatment. What's more, their C-reactive protein, a marker for inflammation, decreased by 16-fold!

Like ginger, a dose of about ~500-1000 mg per day of turmeric per day typically provides pain relief. Or, if it's severe, try a concentrated curcumin supplement.  You can get 1000 mg turmeric in 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric, or 2.5 tablespoons turmeric root.

3. Black Pepper

Black pepper may be the most ordinary of all the spices in your spice rack. But, this ordinary spice can do amazing things in the human body.

Black pepper's active compound is called piperine. Piperine is strongly anti-pain and anti-arthritic.

In fact, many studies show that it reduces pain, increases healing, and reduces symptoms of arthritis in both animals and humans (7).

What’s more, piperine increases the absorption of the curcumins in turmeric by up to 1000%.

How? Piperine stimulates “transporters” in our intestines that absorb nutrients.

For the most piperine and pain relief, use whole black peppercorns and grind 1/4 teaspoons or so per day into foods and drink. Take them alongside turmeric for optimal curcumin absorption.

Why Use Spices?

With all the pain-relieving pharmaceuticals around, why look to spices to relieve bone and joint pain?

First of all, spices offer even more for your health. They can:

  • Boost Immune Function
  • Promote Digestive Health
  • Support Brain Health
  • Reduce Whole-Body Inflammation
  • Provide Many Antioxidants to Fight Oxidative Stress and Cell Injury

On the other hand, prescription pain relievers, and even over-the-counter medications like ibuprofen, may have negative side effects.

In fact, over-consumption of NSAIDS is now thought to be linked to altered gut flora, potential ulcers, and other digestive issues. What's more, some studies show they attenuate the healing process in repaired joints.

What's more, many prescription pain relievers have addictive properties that may be tough form which to withdrawal after chronic use.

Of course, pain relief is a discussion for you and your doctor. For many, a combination of natural and pharmaceutical options is fine.

Spices offer natural, powerful relief with little risk.

Bottom Line

Ginger, turmeric (curcumin), and black pepper are potent spices that offer pain relief for bone and joint pain. Unlike some pharmaceutical pain medications, they do not cause harm to your body, but instead, promote bone health in all systems. Along with other natural joint and bone health formulation like the Silical System, you can look to natural sources for health and pain relief today!

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