by Zachary Lingh
Arthritis is a debilitating and disabling medical condition which can affect any joints in the body causing them to become swollen, stiff, painful to move and even sore to the touch. Arthritis can affect people of all ages however it becomes increasingly common however symptoms of Arthritis or Arthritic increases with advancing years. Joints become stiffer, less mobile and they swell as Arthritis attacks white blood cells weakening the tissues and causing solid deposits to build up in the joints.
It sounds bad, doesn’t it? The good news is that you can alleviate many of the symptoms of Arthritis and maybe even prevent it from occurring at all through regular and long-term use of herbal arthritis treatments. The even better news is that these herbal treatments for arthritis are readily available and many of them you may already have in your kitchen cabinet or growing in your garden. Many of them are also included in pill, tea or tincture which can be easily purchased from your local health food store or even the supermarket.
Now let’s have a look at a few herbal treatments for Arthritis.
Turmeric is a wonderful anti-inflammatory that can really ease joints’ swelling which is a major part of arthritis and will help to lessen the pain of arthritis substantially. Turmeric is also very good for improving digestion while Cayenne pepper has similar positive effects in the treatment of arthritis. These effects have been endorsed by clinical trials.
Ginger contains Zingibain and other phytochemicals which reduce swelling which can be very beneficial to arthritis sufferers. Long-term, Ginger is great for protecting the body from free radicals which do much damage including speeding up the damage of arthritis and causing cancer.
Pineapple is not only delicious but it will significantly reduce the inflammation of Arthritis flare-ups. However Pineapple is most effective when combined with other herbal treatments in tablet form as most of its goodness is contained in the stem.
Celery, especially the seeds has excellent anti-inflammatory properties that ease stiff joints which are a main characteristic of arthritis. The seeds work by helping to strip out the solid which induces a diuretic effect and helps remove deposits which collect in the joints of arthritis sufferers. The seeds can be taken in tea or tincture form.
As far back at least as the Romans, it was known that nettles were good for easing joint pain as they are a natural anti-inflammatory and anti-histamine. Don’t worry though; you don’t need to be stung! The best way to take nettles and benefit from them as an arthritis cure is internally, in a tea or tincture.
Did you know that White Willow is actually where we get Aspirin from? Obviously, it’s a great pain reliever and using this purer form reduces side-effects. Ginkgo increases blood circulation which helps to ease pain and swelling in arthritic joints. Comfrey is a great anti-inflammatory boost to the immune system that will stimulate healing in damaged joints.
So you can see that there are many herbal treatments for arthritis which tackle all of the distressing and painful symptoms. They are readily available and easy to take on a day to day basis.
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