Are you suffering from joint pain and serious Arthritis? Do you end up missing family get together and functions and spend the whole time yawning in pain? This has been the scenario for a huge number of elderly people nowadays. This article puts a light on how to get rid of both the osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis and those painful joint sprains by some remedies prepared just in your home. Here in this article, we shall talk about such home remedies for arthritis.
Home Remedies For Arthritis
Ginger and Turmeric Tea
Both ginger and turmeric are anti-inflammatory and are rich in antioxidants. Rheumatoid arthritis which is caused due to the inflammation of the soft tissue in between the bone joints named Synovial membrane can be cured if you take ginger and turmeric tea every morning. Just boil a bowl of water and then add one teaspoon of each, ground turmeric and ground ginger. Leave it for a few minutes, strain and drink twice. You can add honey for taste.
Cinnamon is rich in antioxidants. So in a cup of warm water soak the cinnamon bark and the strain and drink it. It will reduce your inflammation.
Soak in Magnesium Sulphate Salt Water
Fill a tub of warm water and add half a cup of this magnesium sulphate salt. Submerge your painful areas in the tub or you can simply take a bath with this Epsom salt water.
Massage Your Painful Joints with Extra Virgin Olive Oil
This is one of the excellent home remedies for arthritis. It contains oleocanthal that hinders the production of inflammatory enzymes called COX 1 and COX 2 thereby reducing the soreness in your joints. Do not heat the oil and heating may destroy the pain relieving effects of the oil. If you wish to add it in cooking, you may but make sure you put away from other fats and butter as extra virgin olive oil has high calories of fat in it.
Mustard oil is also known to do wonders in relieving your pain. Just warm up the oil a bit and apply in the painful areas of your joints. You can also add a little juice of the onion to enhance the effect.
Include Magnesium Supplements in Your Daily Diet
Eat green leafy vegetables like spinach, beans and legumes to add to the magnesium content of your daily diet. Besides relaxing your nerve endings and muscles, it also relieves the stiffness and bone pains. It also mineralizes your bones thereby accentuating the bone density.
Dandelion leaves besides detoxifying the liver and purifying the blood also aids in the treatment of arthritis. It is rich in linoleic fatty acid that inhibits inflammation and thereby is very beneficial in rheumatoid arthritis treatment. Add the dandelion leaves in the salad or make a cup of tea with these leaves.
Blackstrap molasses is simply the residue that is left behind after the third stage of boiling the sugar syrup. It is high in calcium, magnesium and potassium and is very beneficial in the treatment of arthritis and the soreness in your joints. Drink it by adding a spoonful of the molasses with a glass of warm water.
Capsaicin is a component that is present in hot peppers. It inhibits the substance “P” that is responsible for transmitting the signals of your discomfort and pain to the brain. Thus, you don’t really feel the pain. Apply it to your joints and feel comforted. However, it is just a temporary arthritis treatment and should not be used on a daily basis.
Grape Juice with Pectin
Pectin is a carbohydrate which is found in the plant cell walls. It is often used in jams to maintain the firmness and thickness in jams. When mixed with grape juice it prevents the inflammation of the bones and also renders the synovial fluid into a more elastic and lubricated stage which helps in the easy mobility without pains.
Eucalyptus and Peppermint Oil
This oil blend will not necessarily reduce your pain, but the coolness of the mint and the amazing odor of the eucalyptus will create a soothing feel and make you forget your pain and discomforts. Blend five to ten drops of both the oils and add olive or grape seed oil to it to dilute the mixture. Keep it away from sunlight in a bottle and apply to the sore areas of your body.
Lose Your Weight
Obesity is also a cause behind your painful joints. It puts extra pressure on your legs and knees that lead to the soreness. So do your exercises daily to keep the mobility in your limbs and hands so that it eases out the pain. It is because if you do not move then the Synovial fluid in between the bones becomes as thick as a gel and causes the bone to glide against each other causing the unbearable pain. Once you start moving, and your body warms up then, the gel turns into the liquid form and provides for the better lubrication in your bones.
Hot Therapy and Cold Therapy
Getting a hot bath can relieve your pain to a great extent. Or simply take a hot water bag and give a hot compress to the sore areas of your body. Similarly, an ice bag also can do wonders in relieving your pain.
This is an age-old Chinese method to relieve pain. It involves pricking some parts of your body to restore energy and get rid of pains. But don’t try it yourself; refer to a professional acupuncturist.
Including fatty acids like omega- 3s is known to reduce the stiffness in your joints and bones.
The last but absolutely not the least way to get through the joint pains is to meditate. Meditation helps you to divert your mind so that you don’t actually feel the discomfort.
These are some of the homemade remedies that you may try to get rid of arthritis and joint pains.