Tuesday, 22 March 2016

12 Best Natural Home Remedies For Arthritis

Pain, for no apparent reason.You may feel it in your knees, hips, hands or other joints throughout your body. Often it is a sign of arthritis, a very common problem that can take many forms. Simply stated, arthritis is inflammation of one or more joints. There are many new medical treatments these days to ease the symptoms of arthritis; however, trying home remedies along with them helps you to get better faster and without any side effects. There are many individuals who have found benefit with home remedies for arthritis pain in the knees. We bring you some home remedies for knee arthritis.

12 Best Natural Home Remedies For Arthritis

1 . Cinnamon and Honey

Cinnamon is also very beneficial in easing the symptoms of arthritis of the knees. Mix 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder and 1 tablespoon of honey into a glass of warm water and drink this every morning. Alternatively, you can make a paste with honey and cinnamon powder and gently massage your knees with this paste or leave it on for some minutes and wash off with lukewarm water.

2 . Ginger

Ginger is one more common spice that helps in treating arthritis at home in a natural way. Ginger consists of anti-inflammatory qualities that help in relieving the symptoms of arthritis. Regular application of ginger oil on affected joints can do wonders in arthritis by reducing stiffness, pain and inflammation at home naturally. Raw ginger if taken regularly may also help in relieving arthritic pain to a large extent by improving blood circulation. This can be done by including slices of peeled fresh ginger in each meal.

3 . Potato juice Arthritis Cure

Slice a small baking potato and let sit in a glass of water overnight in your fridge. Drink in the morning. The potato water helps treat inflammation and arthritis pain.

4 . Castor Oil

Castor oil has potent medicinal and curative properties. Ricinoleic acid is a fatty acid which is present in castor oil and it has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and analgesic properties, which help in giving relief from arthritis pain naturally. Castor oil can be used to gently massage the affected hands about twice a day. Another remedy is, take 2 tablespoons of castor oil and boil it. Add this to a fresh glass of orange juice and drink it on an empty stomach. In a few weeks, you can see improvement in your arthritis pain.

5 . Soy Bean Oil

Soy bean oil helps in reducing the breakage of cartilage. Its processed part is called unsaponifiables  that discourage the production of inflammation causing chemicals in the body.

Some people apply it on the joints directly gently rubbing it on the joints. Inclusion of this oil in your diet can also show positive results in the knee pain due to arthritis.

6 . Cod Liver Oil

Research has shown that consuming a small amount of Cod Liver Oil each day can potentially slow down cartilage degeneration, which is one of the main symptoms of osteoarthritis. Additionally, the omega-3 acids contained in the oil can help reduce the pain and inflammation associated with arthritis. Therefore, simply consuming 1 to 2 teaspoons of cod liver oil daily could be very beneficial.

7 . Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey

Apple cider vinegar is rich in minerals that strengthen our joints. It also contains calcium in a considerable amount along with phosphorous, potassium and magnesium. Honey helps in recovery of damaged tendons and is also a very strong pain reliever. A mixture of both is a simple yet strong home remedy for arthritis.

8 . Sugar and Arthritis

Crude blackstrap molasses have the quality of getting dissolved easily in water. Consumption of crude blackstrap molasses on a regular basis helps in eliminating joint pain in arthritis. Molasses is a very good supplement of minerals such as magnesium, iron, and potassium. As molasses is also a concentrated sweet therefore it is necessary to clean or rinse the mouth thoroughly after consumption else it may lead to dental problems.

9 . Aloe Vera

Using aloe vera as a treatment for arthritis dates back centuries. Aloe vera is known to reduce inflammation, and arthritis is an inflammatory disease. In research involving rats, aloe did reduce inflammation, according to a study published in 2014 in the International Journal of Inflammation. But more research is needed to confirm its ability to help arthritic people. 

10 . Hot Water Bath

This is the simplest and easiest way to ease your arthritis pain and effects. Simply take a hot water bath or sit in a hot water tub. To make it more effective, add some vinegar to the water for an effective bath. Hot water relaxes the muscles and joints and eases pain. Some may feel that cold water even relaxes them, so they can choose to sit in a cold water tub. Whatever works best for you! 

11 . Weight Loss

This is one of the best home remedies for reducing the symptoms of arthritis. Reducing your weight will reduce the strain on your weight bearing joints and this will help in increasing your mobility and in preventing future damages to your joints. For every pound you reduce there will be 4 pounds less pressure on your knee. According to Roy Altman, MD, a rheumatologist and professor of medicine at the University of California the symptoms of arthritis in some people disappear if they lose 10- 20 pounds

12 . Exercise

Physical activity is a must for people with arthritis. You can opt for the activity according to your age and severity of the problem. If you are an old person, you can opt for walking at a moderate pace and if you are younger and in better shape can opt for swimming.  Exercises can keep your joints more flexible. Swimming and water aerobics are the best option as the buoyancy of the water helps it easy to exercise in water. Water reduces the stress on the joints while swimming.