Did you know that ginger is effective for treating sore muscles? It's true! (Google it, if you don't believe me).
Last week and yesterday, I was feeling a bit sore before bed. I remembered a friend of mine, trained as a naturopath, had mentioned that ginger can work to soothe sore muscles. I googled it, and found a recommendation to take two teaspoons (ground works fine) in liquid. I use green tea, but any liquid (preferably one that tastes good with ginger) could work.
The taste is strong but not totally overpowering. And it works! I had tea with ginger last night before bed, and woke up feeling fine. Ready to pedal my way through the day.