a few years ago i noticed that the soreness from my workouts went away if i drank a cup of lemon ginger tea daily. i had been drinking the tea because i like it (stash makes my favorite), and the results were a big plus, but somehow i stopped drinking it regularly over time. i've been drinking that tea again for the last month, and this morning i noticed that all my more chronic pain - wrist, hip and shoulder pain that is always with me - seems to be 90% gone, as if i'm on pain meds but without any meds. i've been taking glucosamine, which i hadn't believed in but did work, but not to this degree. and what i also noticed was that pain in areas i aggravate is going away much more quickly, like days instead of weeks or months. how cool is that!