Ginger extract and inflammatory arthritis

An October 2021 paper (1) suggests that ginger extract suppresses inflammatory arthritis. Here is what the researchers said: “Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a disabling inflammatory disorder. Ginger is used for food and medicine to treat arthralgia, sprains, and muscle aches. Anti-inflammatory effects of ginger have been observed.” In this animal study, rats with induced arthritis were treated with ginger extract. It was found that ginger could suppress  NF-κB activity (pro-inflammatory gene activity) and Wnt pathway (an inflammation regulatory system).

1 Öz B, Orhan C, Tuzcu M, Şahin N, HanifiÖzercan İ, Öner PD, Koca SS, Juturu V, Şahin K. Ginger extract suppresses the activations of NF-κB and Wnt pathways and protects inflammatory arthritis. European Journal of Rheumatology. 2021 Oct 1;8(4):196-201.

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