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An uncontrolled study of the effect of ginger on arthritis and muscle pain showed that all patients with musculoskeletal pain found relief, and three-fourths of those with rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis also saw a decrease in pain and swelling [Med Hypotheses 1992 Dec;39(4):342]. Ginger has also been used along with boswellia, turmeric and ashwagandha in similar studies with similar results. Most people with fibromyalgia who take ginger do so for its digestive benefits and to reduce muscle discomfort. (Source: Natural Treatments for Fibromyalgia: An A to Z Guide, by Kenna Simmons. An official publication of the Arthritis Foundation. To purchase, visit www.arthritis.org.)