Arthritis Joint Relief – Ayurvedic Herbal Remedies

Ayurveda Herbs for Arthritis

by Support on June 3, 2011

Wow! What a list of natural arthritis treatments. We offer this excerpt for your education…

Ayurvedic Herbal Remedies for Arthritis Joint Pain Relief

The word ‘arthritis’ is a combination of the Greek ‘arthron’ meaning joint and ‘itis’ meaning inflammation. Therefore arthritis is a joint disorder characterized by inflammation of joints and pain at the inflamed joints. Ankle, wrist, shoulder, hip, knee are joints that easily fall a prey to arthritis. Not only joints, but also adjoining tissues, muscle fibers, tendons and ligaments are adversely affected by arthritis.

Natural aging of joints, heredity, obesity, lack of exercise, faulty food habit for a prolonged period, overuse of joints, faulty joint alignment, degeneration of joints, injury, joint infection and lack of vitamins in body are factors contributing to arthritis. Arthritis is of several types, but osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and gout are the most common.

Osteoarthritis is caused by degeneration and loss of cartilage cushions, thereby leading to friction between bones and painful joints. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder in which a misdirected immune system invades body’s own joints and healthy tissues. Gout is caused due to accumulation of uric acid crystals within joints.

Ayurvedic Herbal Joint Pain Relief

1. Shallaki or Boswellia has anti-atherosclerotic, anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic properties and promotes overall joint health. The herb aptly reduces arthritis joint pain.

2. Giloye is an effective arthritis pain cure herb.

3. Devdaru or Cedrus deodara has analgesic properties. Thus it lessens pain.

4. Ginger is an effective pain relief herbal ingredient.

5. Turmeric, the common Indian spice contains curcumin that reduces pain.

6. One may take one tablespoon fennel seeds soaked in water every morning in empty stomach to get rid of arthritis joint pain.

7. 2-3 cloves of garlic may be consumed daily for getting relief from arthritis pain.

8. Coriander is very effective for treating arthritis pain. Coriander seeds also serve the purpose.

9. Ashwagandha or winter cherry root effectively eases arthritis pain.

10. Comfrey heals up damaged joints and reduces pain.

11. Black Cohosh proves beneficial in lowering arthritis pain.

12. Krishna marich or pepper has sufficient analgesic and blood vessel dilating properties, thereby increasing blood flow to cramped muscles. It eases pain amazingly.

13. Karpura or camphor is an anti-irritant agent that soothes and relieves aching joints when applied topically.

14. Amla also is a joint pain reducing agent. Rich in antioxidants, it maintains healthy joints.

15. Taking support of walking sticks, wearing knee braces or caps can defend an aching joint.

16. Sea bath is highly beneficial for arthritis patients. The iodine rich sea water checks pain.

17. Application of hot and cold compresses alternately can help to cope with arthritis pain.

18. Bathing aching joints in Epsom salt mixed bath water reduces pain.

19. Rubbing ice cubes wrapped in fabric helps to get rid of arthritis pain.

20. Rubbing garlic cloves on aching joints or application of a poultice pack of turmeric paste or roasted sesame seed on painful joints helps in pain reduction.

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