Arthritis is a condition that comes as a result of joint cartilage wearing away causing bones to rub against each other. This is a painful condition that is affecting millions of people across the world and more particularly in the United States of America. Due to the fact that arthritis is so painful, a lot of fake cures have emerged in the market that range from snake venom, shark cartilage to copper jewelry. Good news is that, researches has revealed some natural ways in which you can engage in and reduce the arthritic pain.
Another excellent ingredient that can be used to ease arthritic pain in hands is Garlic. Garlic has an anti-inflammatory property that is good reducing the arthritic pain and the associated inflammation to the body joints. Besides this effect, garlic contains a substance known as allicin which is good in helping the body to suppress the reproduction and growth of micro-organisms that are known to worsen the symptoms of arthritis. You will be required to eat garlic on a regular basis either raw or in a cooked form and of course this will be down to what you will deem appropriate for you. Alternatively, you can take a few garlic and heat them with a few mustard oil. Immediately the oil comes to room temperature, you have to apply it on your fingers gently and then massage it. For quick relief, you have to repeat this process several times.
Epsom salt is a good source of magnesium; a compound that is helpful in improving the usage of oxygen. Besides this, magnesium prevents hardening of the arteries and blood clots. If you just soak your hands in warm water that has been mixed with Epsom on a daily basis, you will be handed a big boost to your muscle crumbs and pain. Alternatively, you can mix one handful of rock salt and two handfuls of Epsom salt along with juniper oil and fennel oil in warm water and then soak your hands for fifteen minutes daily. In addition, this remedy is good in reducing the inflammation, stiffness and pain associated with arthritis.
Potato has anti inflammatory and anti oxidant properties that can help a lot in treating arthritis. You can prepare this potato juice by cutting medium-sized potatoes into thin slices and then soak them in cold water overnight. When you wake up the following morning, ensure you have strained the solution before drinking the mixture when your stomach is empty. If you consume this potato juice in a daily basis, you will be relieved from pain and your joints will become more flexible. By extracting a juice from a medium sized potato and of course diluting it with some water, your joint problems will be solved. Remember that this remedy is not applicable to those suffering from diabetes.
It has been revealed that there exists a very strong arthritic inflammation and olive oil. Olive oil consists of a compound known as oleocanthal which thought to have the ability prevent the production enzymes pro-inflammatory COX-1 and COX-2. In fact if you cook your meals using olive oil, you will be preventing the productions of these enzymes that are responsible for arthritic pain. Alternatively, you can use olive oil to massage the areas where you are feeling the arthritic pain in your hands and fingers. When massaging, you need to make a mixture of a warm olive oil and lavender oil; then apply the mixture gently as you continue to massage.
A Castor oil has powerful medicinal and curative powers. This oil consists of a compound known as Ricinoleic Acid which also contains analgesic, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. These properties make castor oil to be good in relieving arthritic pain. What you are required to do is to take the castor oil and apply it on the affected area and then massage gently and repeat it twice a day. Alternatively, you can boil two tablespoons of castor oil before adding it to the glass containing fresh orange juice. You will have to drink this juice before taking your breakfast and within weeks of repetition; you will notice a very big improvement to your arthritic problems.
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Very helpful article as I am struggling with arthritis in my hands. But am also striving to stay on a plant-based diet which I know helps, using turmeric and garlic, etc.
My mom has severe arthritis for 10 years no medication helped her at all. She got weak from oain pain n could barely walk now. Suffering from pain gave her weakness. What wud help her.
I use doTerra Deep Blue Essential Oil and can teach you about it. Feel free to contact me if you are interested.
When I went on a plant based diet & my arthritis disappeared! I never expected that. It's been almost 2yrs since my last flare up. I can still remember the pain though.
Thanks Mary Cea Sching, I needed to read this. I am going to dr on Tuesday for knee, possible scope.
I apply apple cider vinegar on a cotton ball and apply it directly on effected area (knnees/back of knee, toes, ankles) it does wonders.
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Norma Round, which method do you want to try? I'll drink the potato water if you drink the castor oil!
Great post! Soaking in epsom salt is especially helpful. You touched on one of the most important things when managing arthritis pain, and that is diet. It's essential to eat a full spectrum of vegetables, seafood (salmon) and, most importantly, *fruits.*
I've got joint pain below my knees and difficult to exercise how can I lose weight cause my weight get to heavy for my bones! (Desperate)