Got muscle pain after a workout? Ginger could help say researchers from the University of Georgia. The popular root has been used for centuries to help cure common ailments such as upset stomachs and colds. However, ginger also has anti-inflammatory components within the root, which is what researchers believe can help to reduce pain by upto 25 per cent. Take it daily for the best effects, try grating some into a drink with some lemon or take a ginger root supplement.