5 Homemade Remedies for Arthritis
What is Arthritis?
Arthritis is provoked by an overactive immune system and manifests itself as inflammation of the joints. Arthritis can be caused by rheumatism, bacterial infection, or injury. Symptoms include an acute pain, redness of the skin, and fever.
Arthritis is often treated with extreme therapies; think of chemotherapy and other treatments that destroy the immune system. Many people are unaware that arthritis can also be improved by using herbs that treat inflammation and diseases, purify the blood, and strengthen the body.
Here are some herbs that help fight inflammation and counteract harmful elements. Note that these herbs are effective for anyone who is sick, not just those who have arthritis or other inflammation.
1) Thistle Root
One of the best things you can do to combat pain in joints and other body areas is to increase your intake of essential fatty acids.
Thistle contains several oils valued as effective anti-inflammatory agents, along with the sterols and tannins found in this wonderful plant.
Thistle root can be consumed in the form of frozen, dried pieces, which are very popular in Asian cuisine, or in the form of so-called decoctions.
For this purpose, two tablespoons of fresh thistle root or, if unavailable, two tablespoons of freeze-dried thistle root is sufficient. Add boiling water to the root, simmer for 10 minutes, and then turn off the heat.
Strain and drink 3-4 cups per day while hot. You can also take the herb in capsule form, but be sure to follow the proper dosage.
Note that this is for an adult weighing about 75 kg. You can calculate the appropriate dosage proportionally for you.
Turmeric is a very effective herb for reducing inflammation and is generally considered particularly effective for pain relief. It includes at least two chemicals (curcumin and curcuminoids) which help combat inflammation and are similar to commonly prescribed nonsteroidal drugs.Because of these properties, turmeric is often prescribed to treat cancer, cataracts, and Alzheimer’s disease.
If turmeric cannot be incorporated into the daily diet, it can be taken as a dietary supplement to provide medical benefits.
When cooking turmeric, try adding black pepper or dried ginger to enhance this herb’s useful and effective actions.
Licorice has the same action as natural corticosteroids, which reduce inflammation in the body. Licorice fights free radicals close to inflammation and prevents the production of enzymes involved in the inflammatory process. Glycyrrhizin, found in licorice root, blocks and relieves inflammation.
It also promotes the release of cortisol, which is essential to the body’s defense system, relieves pain, and fights arthritis.
Note that licorice root is not a good treatment for people with blood pressure problems. Consuming large amounts of licorice, more than 20 grams per day, can cause serious side effects such as headaches, high blood pressure, and heart disease.
Flaxseeds are one of the best sources of omega-3, which is essential for boosting immunity and fighting inflammation. The vegetarian aspect is important because animal fats often cause inflammation in people with arthritis.
Try to include two tablespoons of flaxseed or flaxseed oil in your daily diet. Be careful not to heat or boil the seeds or oil.
Such persons may suffer from digestive disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). For some people, it is preferable to use oil rather than seeds, as seeds can irritate the intestines.
Nettle is one of the most amazingly effective herbs for all kinds of disorders in the body.
It contains protein, calcium, phosphorus, iron, magnesium, and vitamins A, C, D, B complex, and carotene, making it a truly excellent food that can be easily consumed to improve your health.
Nettle is also a herb that works wonderfully for all types of arthritis.
Its amazing anti-inflammatory properties and minerals such as boron, calcium, magnesium, and silicon not only relieve pain but also build strong bones.
Always consult your doctor or specialist before taking any nettle supplement. A tea made from nettle leaves is very safe for people with inflammation and may help prevent fluid retention.
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