Natural Home Remedies for Arthritis Relief
We often take the freedom of movement for granted, until it becomes limited. For most people, the main cause of this comes in the form of arthritis. Arthritis is the inflammation of one or more joints. There are two main types of arthritis, Osteo is the most common typesthat damages the cartilage, joints and bones. This type of arthritis usually comes with age and is associated with wear and tear over the years. The second type is Rheumatoid Arthritis which is caused by the immune system attacking the joints as if they were foreign tissues, which is why rheumatoid arthritis is classified as an autoimmune disease. This type of arthritis causes pain, swelling, stiffness and a loss of function attacking the synovial lining of joints.
Arthritis is often treated with medication and pain killers. However, some medications have unwanted side effects. If you want to try more of a natural approach to relieving arthritis pain, there are some really effective at-home methods you can try.
Here are 5 Natural Remedies that you can try at home to help relieve your arthritis pain.
Always consult your doctor before trying any remedies.
1.) Take Turmeric. Turmeric consists of a very powerful and active antioxidant called curcumin which is responsible for reducing the levels of enzymes that cause inflammation. Curcumin is the KEY active ingredient that reduces inflammation. Not only does it relieve arthritis and joint pain, but it also has many other amazing benefits.
2.) Sip Turmeric & Ginger Tea. Turmeric and ginger are both anti-inflammatories which will help with both oseto and rheumatoid arthritis. Simply bring 2 cups of water to boil and add ½ tsp of ground ginger, ½ tsp of turmeric, reduce to a simmer for 10 to 15min. Strain and add honey to taste. Enjoy twice daily.
3.) Epson Salt Bath– Epsom salt is high in Magnesium so by adding it to a bath can raise magnesium levels in the body. This may help the body dispose of lactic acid, which may rid the body of aches and pains. Simply add 2 cups of Epsom salts to a warm full bath and move around until the sale dissolves. Soak at least 12minutes to 1 hour.
4.) Exercise– When it’s painful and difficult just to move, the last thing you feel like doing is getting up and exercising. As unpleasant as it may sound though, exercise is vital for those who suffer from any form of stiffness, joint pain, or arthritis. Exercise will help control weight (an excess of which puts more strain on your joints) strengthens the muscles that support the joint, even when the cartilage is thinning, and lubricates the joints, allowing them to move more freely.
5.) Peppermint and Eucalyptus Oil-Peppermint and eucalyptus have been one of the natural remedies for arthritis, that provides a soothing relief against the discomfort and can ease the pain caused by arthritis. Mix 5 to 10 drops of peppermint oil and eucalyptus oil together and blend it with 1 to 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Olive oil works as a carrier oil that can dilute the essential oils. Store this oil blend in a dark glass bottle and keep it away from direct sunlight. This oil soothes your joints whenever you apply and massage this oil on the joints whenever they ache.