For those who suffer with arthritis, it really can be crippling and hard to deal with.
There really is nothing worse than feeling stiff and achey, especially in winter. It can be very upsetting to feel like nothing works.
If you’ve tried everything, perhaps you’ll consider some of these natural tips.
1. Turmeric and ginger tea
As turmeric and ginger are both anti-inflammatories, they will help with oseto and rheumatoid arthritis. Turmeric contains an active ingredient called curcumin, which is a powerful antioxidant.
Mix 2 cups of water, 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger, 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric in a saucepan until boiled. Strain into a mug, add honey and drink twice a day.
2. Pineapple juice
In over 10 studies, every one of them confirmed that bromelain provided health benefits for osteoarthritis patients.
So if you’d like to try pineapple for your arthritis, the core is where the majority of the bromelain is found. Take the core and juice it! It’s that easy really. Even better: pineapple can last cut for up to 6 days in the fridge.
Oh, and remember, eat your pineapple by itself and without additives – it’ll reduce the goodness. Fresh, organic pineapple is best, not canned pineapple or pineapple juice.
2. Epsom salt soak
Epsom salt contains magnesium sulfate has been used to get relief from pain for years, namely because of its high levels of magnesium.
Put 1/2 cup of Epsom salt in a large bowl of warm water. Submerge your joints in the liquid. Otherwise, if the pain is all over or in a difficult spot, have an Epsom salt soak bath.
3. Mustard massage
Massaging with mustard oil is an excellent way to get rid of arthritis or joint pain and inflammation. The oil works as a natural ointment and stimulates blood flow.
Simply heat some mustard oil until it is slightly warm, then rub gently over the painful joint. Cover with plastic wrap or a bandage and apply warm towels. Repeat this remedy daily before bed to feel relief.
4. Extra virgin olive oil
Oil lubricates by its very nature, so why not rub some on your joints? Rub a bit of olive oil onto your sore joints twice a day, massaging in to each one gently. You can also take 2-3 tablespoons daily, but be sure to give up some other form of fat due to the high calorie count in the oil.
5. Dandelion leaves
Dandelion leaves can help repair damaged tissue and help the liver clear toxins out of the blood.
Steep 3 teaspoons of fresh leaves in 1 cup of boiling water, then strain and drink twice daily. You can add honey to sweeten it up if you’d like.
6. Blackstrap molasses drink
High in valuable minerals such as calcium, potassium, and magnesium, blackstrap molasses has been a cherished home remedy for arthritis for a number of years. Blackstrap molasses produced after the third boiling of sugar syrup
Heat 1 cup of fresh water until warm, but not hot. Stir in a tablespoon of blackstrap molasses and drink once daily.
7. Peppermint eucalyptus oil blend
Peppermint and eucalyptus have pain-relieving properties. The cooling sensation that they produce can make you feel better and create a soothing sensation that can ease the pain of arthritis.
Gently mix 5-10 drops of eucalyptus and peppermint oil together, and then mix into 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil. Store in a dark glass bottle away from direct sunlight, and rub into your joints when they ache.
What do you do to relieve the symptoms of arthritis?