Dry ginger and poppy seeds to treat knee pain

Knee pain is a common medical condition which is predominantly seen in adults over 3 years of age. Mild to moderate pain in the knee can be treated with simple home remedies. Knee pain occurs due to constant wear and tear of the joints. Women suffer more from knee pain than men. The common  causes of knee pain include ligament injuries, wear and tear due to aging, meniscus injuries, fractures, bone structure, lupus, stiffness in the joint, and dislocation of the knee joint. Here is a simple home remedy to treat knee pain.

Take 50 gram dried ginger and two teaspoons of poppy seeds. Soak poppy seeds in water overnight. blend poppy seeds and dry ginger in the morning and make fine paste. Apply this  paste around the knees. Wait till it dries off. Wash off with water. Repeat once daily until gets complete relief from pain.

In chinese medicine and Ayurveda from India, ginger has been used for centuries as a natural treatment for arthritis pain. Fresh ginger and dried ginger both have same medicinal properties. The compounds called gingerols and shogoals present in ginger are very powerful phytonutrients that fight against inflammation, and reduces pain. Also ginger contains chemical compound – salicylates that is converted into salicylic acid in the body. This salicylic acid stops the production of  prostaglandins which is the main cause for pain and discomfort.

Poppy seed is a popular kitchen ingredient that contains minerals such as calcium, iron, potassium, copper, magnesium, manganese, and zinc. Manganese in poppy seeds helps in the production of collagen. The topical application of poppy seeds paste on the joints can relieve pain and swelling. Zinc in the poppy seeds help boost immunity. Poppy seed contains many chemical compounds and antioxidant properties. Consumption of poppy seeds prevents diseases and promotes good health. It also has opium alkaloids such as morphine, thebaine, codiene, papaverine. All these chemicals are acts as a pain killer and soothe nerves irritability.

Follow the simple below steps and know how to treat knee pain with dried ginger and poppy seeds.

How to treat knee pain with natural remedies – DIY

  • 50 grams Dried ginger
  • 2 teaspoons Poppy seeds
  • Water ((as required))
  1. To make the paste use dry ginger, poppy seeds and water.
  2. Add two teaspoons of poppy seeds to water.
  3. Soak poppy seeds in water overnight.
  4. Add the soaked poppy seeds to blender.
  5. Add 50 grams dried ginger to blender.
  6. Add very little water to make paste.
  7. Blend well and make fine paste.
  8. Paste is done.

Directions for use

  • Apply this paste on joints to treat swelling and knee pain.
  • Repeat once daily until you get complete relief from the pain.

Kalaivani Selvaraj, MBA, got her Master’s degree in Human Resources. Due to her interest in natural healing, she pursued studies in the field of alternative medicine and is certified in Aromatherapy by Isla Verde Spa Training Academy. Ms. Kalaivani Selvaraj is also certified by Stanford University School of Medicine in Introduction to Food and Health.