You will find a brief description of
24 completely natural remedies, which are powerful enough to relieve different arthritis symptoms.
Unfortunately, not always remedy, which comes from the nature is completely safe for your use. In the descriptions below we also reveal the possible side effects if you took these remedies included in supplements, mainly they might appear if you wouldn’t follow the suggested dosage of the day.
Avocado – Image of FreeDigitalPhotos.net Avocado Soybean Unsaponifiables (ASU) – a natural extract, which is made from avocado and soybean oils.
It helps to slow down the production of some inflammatory chemicals that body makes.
Osteoarthritis – ASU supplements are clinically proven to help for osteoarthritis sufferers.
Mild itching (detected for person who used specific avocado oil and vitamin B12 cream).
Black Currant Black Currant Oil – derived from the seeds of the black currant.
It contains a type of omega-6 fatty acid – gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), which is capable of helping to reduce the pain and stiffness for rheumatoid arthritis sufferers .
Rheumatoid arthritis (pain, stiffness, inflammation).
May increase the immune response in older patients.
Borage – Image of Tom Curtis / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Borage Oil – derived from the seeds of the borage plant.
It can help to reduce joint pain, swelling and stiffness for rheumatoid arthritis patients.
Rheumatoid arthritis (pain, swelling, stiffness).
Frankincense tree Boswellia – in medicine is used the gum resin, which is derived from the bark of the Frankincense tree (Boswellia).
It has anti-inflammatory and analgesic qualities, still there should be more researches done.
Rheumatoid arthritis (inflammation);
Mild to moderate stomach upset;
Pineapple – Image of Marcus/ FreeDigitalPhotos.net Bromelain – an extract derived from pineapples.
It helps to relieve pain and helps to reduce inflammation in arthritis patients. It especially is effective if taken fresh or used as juice.
Rheumatoid arthritis (pain, swelling);
Chili – Image of Paul / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Capsaicin – the active component of chili and other peppers.
Capsaicin binds to the receptors in the skin and by that helps to reduce pain, inflammation and swelling for arthritis patients.
Rheumatoid arthritis (pain, tenderness);
Cat’s Claw Cat’s Claw – in medicine is used dried root bark derived from this vine.
It has anti-inflammatory qualities it also can stimulate immune system.
Rheumatoid arthritis (joint swelling, joint pain).
Can lower blood pressure.
Turmeric – Image of SOMMAI / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Curcumin (Turmeric) – active ingredient in turmeric plant which is derived from its roots and in medicine is used as a yellow-colored powder.
It has anti-inflammatory qualities, which help to reduce inflammation in arthritis patients.
Rheumatoid arthritis (pain, inflammation, stiffness);
Devil’s Claw Devil’s Claw – in medicine is used the root derived from this plant.
Its active ingredient reduces the pain and inflammation in joints.
Osteoarthritis (pain, inflammation);
Gout (increased level of uric acid levels);
Ringing in the ears;
Loss of taste & appetite;
Can affect stomach-acid levels;
It can lower blood sugar levels;
May be mild gastrointestinal problems (with high dose);
Can affect heart rate and may interfere with cardiac, blood-thinning and diabetes medication.
Evening Primrose Evening Primrose Oil – derived from the seeds of Evening Primrose plant.
It contains gamma-linoleic acid (GLA), which is involved in the body’s proper growth and development.
Fish – Image of graur razvan ionut / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Fish Oil – oil, which is derived from the cold-water fish (mackerel, salmon, herring, tuna, halibut, cod).
It is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are capable of reducing inflammation. Fish oil also protects against the heart disease and reduces high blood pressure.
Rheumatoid arthritis (inflammation, morning stiffness);
Flax Flaxseed – in medicine is used the seed, which is derived from the flax plant.
Flaxseed is high in one the of omega-3 fatty acids called alpha-linolenic acid, which helps in reducing the inflammation it also is an effective source of fiber.
Rheumatoid arthritis (stiffness, joint pain);
French maritime pine tree
French maritime pine tree – in medicine is used Pycnogenol (antioxidant) extract, which is derived from the bark of a French maritime pine tree.
It has anti-inflammatory qualities.
Ginger – Image of hinnamsaisuy / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Ginger – in medicine is used the dried or fresh root of this plant.
It contains ingredients that have analgesic and anti-inflammatory qualities. It also is capable of reducing nausea, vomiting, motion sickness.
Osteoarthritis (joint pain, inflammation);
Rheumatoid arthritis (joint pain, inflammation);
General stomach discomfort;
Extra menstrual bleeding (for some women);
Irritation (if applied to the skin)
Ginkgo biloba tree Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba) – in medicine are used leaves of this tree.
It effectively fights the symptoms of Raynaud’s phenomenon.
Raynaud’s phenomenon and claudication (pain in legs or arms).
Crab Glucosamine (Glucosamine sulfate) – derived from the shells of shellfish (shrimp, lobster, crab).
It helps to ease the symptoms of osteoarthritis, including pain.
Deterioration of cartilage;
Mild stomach upset;
Increased blood glucose, cholesterol, triglyceride & blood pressure.
Carrots – Image of James Barker / FreeDigitalPhotos.net
MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane) – organic sulfur compound found naturally in:
Raw vegetables rich in yellow, orange, red color (tomatoes, carrots, spinach, peppers, radishes, dark greens, ).
Fruits rich in red, yellow or green color (apples, strawberries, bananas, grapes).
It reduces the pain by lessening nerve impulses that transmit pain.
Reishi Reishi – mushroom that is used in medicine to balance the immune system, and it has many other healing qualities.
It contains chemicals that have a lot of beneficial effects on the immune system and against tumors.
Rheumatoid arthritis (pain).
May lower blood sugar;
Rose Hips Rose Hips – in medicine are used the fruits of rose plant (seed pods).
It has antioxidant qualities and at the same time is capable of relieving pain and treating the symptoms of arthritis.
Inability to sleep.
St. John’s Wort St. John’s Wort – in medicine are used the yellow flower, leaves and stem of this plant.
It helps to ease rheumatoid arthritis symptoms (pain).
Rheumatoid arthritis (inflammation, pain).
Increased sensitivity to sunlight.
Stinging Nettle – in relieving arthritis symptoms the dried leaves and stem of this plant are used. It can be taken as a tea. Capable of reducing the pain if placed on the painful area.
s antimicrobial, antioxidant, analgesic and anti-ulcer qualities and is high in potassium, calcium and magnesium .
Osteoarthritis (pain, inflammation);
Tongkat Ali Tongkat Ali – in medicine is used the root, which is derived from the Tongkat Ali tree.
It contains antioxidants and ingredients, which have anti-tumor qualities. It can help to lower blood pressure and to protect the heart.
Can weaken immune function;
Can decrease blood sugar levels.
Thunder God Vine Tripterygium wilfordii – in medicine is used the root, which is derived from the Thunder God Vine plant.
It is capable of suppressing the immune system. It also improves rheumatoid arthritis symptoms, but at the same time serious side effects were detected in the clinical trials.
Rheumatoid arthritis (pain, inflammation);
Other autoimmune diseases.
Temporary infertility in men;
Lack of menstruation in women.
!!! The leaves and flowers of Thunder God Vine
are very toxic and can even cause a death.
Valerian – in medicine is used the dried root, which is derived from the valerian plant.
It can help to ease the pain and improve the sleep if taken in long term.