Herbs that have potential to fight Arthritis pain Reviewed by Momizat on . Herbal Chikitsa Symptoms of arthritis are so agonising that you can’t go about your daily routine. Medication won’t help you get over the excruciating inflammat Herbal Chikitsa Symptoms of arthritis are so agonising that you can’t go about your daily routine. Medication won’t help you get over the excruciating inflammat Rating: 0
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Herbs that have potential to fight Arthritis pain

Herbs that have potential to fight Arthritis pain

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Symptoms of arthritis are so agonising that you can’t go about your daily routine. Medication won’t help you get over the excruciating inflammatory pain and swelling. Under the circumstances, natural herbal approach to treatment comes in handy for arthritis patients.

Thank God, there are certain herbs that contain anti-inflammatory properties which can prove a boon for arthritis patients. These can reduce pain in all forms of the disease. However, it is better to consult a doctor before going for such “natural” way to avoid potentially life-threatening side effects.

Aloe Vera

Known for its natural healing properties, Aloe Vera is excessively in use for treatment of small skin abrasions. Aloe Vera gel may be applied topically to soothe achy joints. While oral Aloe Vera as it may decrease blood sugar and cause gastrointestinal side effects, topical aloe vera does not cause any side effects.

Boswellia

Boswellia is another herb popular among alternative medicine practitioners for its potential to fight inflammation. A derivative of the gum of boswellia trees, Boswellia is also known as frankincense. It can block leukotrienes. Leukotrienes which attack healthy joints in rheumatoid arthritis.

Cat’s Claw

Derived from a tropical vine, Cat’s claw is also an anti-inflammatory herb which can be used to reduce swelling in arthritis. Cat’s claw has been used to boost your immune system traditionally. However, there is one disadvantage if using cat’s claw. It may overstimulate the immune system and can lead to acute pain during arthritis.

Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus is used in oral medications while its topical oil extracts are used for a range of medical conditions. Eucalyptus leaves’ topical forms are used in the treatment of pain of arthritis. Some users follow up with heat pads to maximise the effects of eucalyptus on swollen joints.

Ginger
Ginger is a staple in many systems of alternative medicine. Its strong flavour have anti-inflammatory properties. Studies have concluded that ginger is useful in reducing joint swelling in RA. However, human trials have yet to prove effectiveness of this treatment.

Green tea

Green tea is in used as an anti-inflammation. It can be used in treatment arthritis inflammation in the form of beverages, tablets, or tinctures. However, studies have yet to prove the potential benefits of green tea.

Thunder God Vine

Thunder god vine is one of the oldest herbs used in Chinese medicine. Extracts from skinned roots are known for suppressing an overactive immune system, making thunder god vine a possible alternative candidate for treatment of autoimmune diseases such as RA. It is best used in topical form applied directly to the skin. Thunder god vine may work best when used with conventional RA medications. Use extreme caution with this herb, as it can be poisonous if extracts are derived from other areas of the vine.

Turmeric

Turmeric is found to work wonders in fighting joint pain when it is taken orally. Studies have proved that the herb slows the progression of rheumatoid arthritis. However, few human trials have been conducted with turmeric.

Willow Bark

One of the longest-used herbs in treating inflammation, willow bark can help treat inflammatory conditions. The herb has the potential to relieve joint pain, particularly in the knees, back, hips, and neck in osteoarthritis. Willow bark is generally taken orally. Caution should be applied on dosage as overdose can cause rashes and other forms of inflammation.

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