As ageing populations grow, diseases such as Rheumatoid arthritis are becoming more prevelant. With advancing years this disease can lead to massive bone destruction with inflammation and pain. The researchers (Al-Nahain et al) in this recent paper study and review ginger (Zingiber official). This spice has traditionally been used for treatment of Rheumatoid arthritis in many countries like India where Ayurvedic doctore have been using it for many hundreds of years.
This review attempts to list the constituents and mechanisms of action.
The study concludes that phytochemicals from Ginger can form the basis of discovery of new drugs, which not only can provide symptomatic relief but also may provide total relief from diseases like Rheumatoid arthritis inhibiting bone destruction.