24 Natural Remedies for Arthritis

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.

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Avocado
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Avocado Soybean Unsaponifiables (ASU) – a natural extract, which is made from avocado and soybean oils. [/tab]

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It helps to slow down the production of some inflammatory chemicals that body makes.[/tab]

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  • Osteoarthritis – ASU supplements are clinically proven to help for osteoarthritis sufferers.[/tab]

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  • Mild itching (detected for person who used specific avocado oil and vitamin B12 cream).

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Black Currant
Black Currant

Black Currant Oil – derived from the seeds of the black currant.[/tab]

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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 .[/tab][tab name=’Relieve’]

  • Rheumatoid arthritis (pain, stiffness, inflammation).

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  • May increase the immune response in older patients.[/tab]

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Borage
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Borage Oil – derived from the seeds of the borage plant.[/tab]

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It can help to reduce joint pain, swelling and stiffness for rheumatoid arthritis patients.[/tab][tab name=’Relieve’]

  • Rheumatoid arthritis (pain, swelling, stiffness).[/tab][tab name=’Side effects’]
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Boswellia
Frankincense tree

Boswellia – in medicine is used the gum resin, which is derived from the bark of the Frankincense tree (Boswellia).[/tab]

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It has anti-inflammatory and analgesic qualities, still there should be more researches done.[/tab][tab name=’Relieve’]

  • Rheumatoid arthritis (inflammation);
  • Osteoarthritis;
  • Bursitis.

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  • Mild to moderate stomach upset;
  • Skin rashes;
  • Diarrhea.

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Pineapple
Pineapple – Image of Marcus/ FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Bromelain – an extract derived from pineapples. [/tab][tab name=’How it works’]

It helps to relieve pain and helps to reduce inflammation in arthritis patients. It especially is effective if taken fresh or used as juice.

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  • Rheumatoid arthritis (pain, swelling);
  • Osteoarthritis;
  • Immobility.

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  • Stomach upset;
  • Diarrhea.

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Chili - capsaicin
Chili – Image of Paul / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Capsaicin – the active component of chili and other peppers.
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Capsaicin binds to the receptors in the skin and by that helps to reduce pain, inflammation and swelling for arthritis patients.

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  • Rheumatoid arthritis (pain, tenderness);
  • Osteoarthritis (pain).

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  • Burning sensation.

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Cat's Claw
Cat’s Claw

Cat’s Claw – in medicine is used  dried root bark derived from this vine.[/tab]

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It has anti-inflammatory qualities it also can stimulate immune system.[/tab][tab name=’Relieve’]

  • Rheumatoid arthritis (joint swelling, joint pain).

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  • Headache;
  • Dizziness;
  • Vomiting;
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Turmeric
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. [/tab]

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It has anti-inflammatory qualities, which help to reduce inflammation in arthritis patients.

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  • Rheumatoid arthritis (pain, inflammation, stiffness);
  • Osteoarthritis;
  • Bursitis.

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  • Stomach upset;
  • Ulcers.

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Devil’s Claw
Devil’s Claw

Devil’s Claw – in medicine is used the root derived from this plant.[/tab][tab name=’How it works’]

Its active ingredient reduces the pain and inflammation in joints.

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  • Osteoarthritis (pain, inflammation);
  • Gout (increased level of uric acid levels);
  • Back pain.

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  • Diarrhea;
  • Headache;
  • 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.

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Evening Primrose
Evening Primrose

Evening Primrose Oil – derived from the seeds of Evening Primrose plant. [/tab][tab name=’How it works’]

It contains gamma-linoleic acid (GLA), which is involved in the body’s proper growth and development. [/tab][tab name=’Relieve’]

  • Arthritis.

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  • Stomach upset;
  • Nausea;
  • Diarrhea;
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Fish
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).[/tab]

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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.[/tab][tab name=’Relieve’]

  • Rheumatoid arthritis (inflammation, morning stiffness);
  • Lupus;
  • Psoriasis;
  • Depression;
  • Raynaud’s phenomenon.

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  • Belching;
  • Bad breath;
  • Heartburn;
  • Nausea;
  • Loose stools;
  • Rash;
  • Nosebleeds.

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Flax
Flax

Flaxseed – in medicine is used the seed, which is derived from the flax plant.[/tab][tab name=’How it works’]

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.[/tab][tab name=’Relieve’]

  • Rheumatoid arthritis (stiffness, joint pain);
  • Lupus;
  • Raynaud’s phenomenon.[/tab][tab name=’Side effects’]
  • Bloating;
  • Gas;
  • Abdominal pain;
  • Constipation;
  • Diarrhea;
  • Stomachache;
  • Nausea.

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French maritime pine tree
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.

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It has anti-inflammatory qualities.

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  • Osteoarthritis.

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  • Dizziness;
  • Gut problems;
  • Headache;
  • Mouth ulcers.

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Ginger
Ginger – Image of hinnamsaisuy / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Ginger – in medicine is used the dried or fresh root of this plant.
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It contains ingredients that have analgesic and anti-inflammatory qualities. It also is capable of reducing nausea, vomiting, motion sickness.

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  • Osteoarthritis (joint pain, inflammation);
  • Rheumatoid arthritis (joint pain, inflammation);
  • Raynaud’s phenomenon.

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  • Heartburn;
  • Diarrhea;
  • General stomach discomfort;
  • Extra menstrual bleeding (for some women);
  • Irritation (if applied to the skin)

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Ginkgo biloba
Ginkgo biloba tree

Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba) – in medicine are used leaves of this tree.
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It effectively fights the symptoms of Raynaud’s phenomenon.

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  • Raynaud’s phenomenon and claudication (pain in legs or arms).

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  • Stomach upset;
  • Dizziness;
  • Headaches. [/tab]

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Crab
Crab

Glucosamine (Glucosamine sulfate) – derived from the shells of shellfish (shrimp, lobster, crab).[/tab]

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It helps to ease the symptoms of osteoarthritis, including pain.

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  • Osteoarthritis (pain);
  • Deterioration of cartilage;
  • Joint immobility.

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  • Mild stomach upset;
  • Nausea;
  • Heartburn;
  • Diarrhea;
  • Constipation;
  • Increased blood glucose, cholesterol, triglyceride & blood pressure.

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Carrots
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).
  • Eggs;
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It reduces the pain by lessening nerve impulses that transmit pain.

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  • Rheumatoid arthritis;
  • Pain;
  • Inflammation.

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  • Stomach upset;
  • Diarrhea.

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Reishi
Reishi

Reishi – mushroom that is used in medicine to balance the immune system, and it has many other healing qualities.[/tab][tab name=’How it works’]

It contains chemicals that have a lot of beneficial effects on the immune system and against tumors.

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  • Rheumatoid arthritis (pain).

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  • Skin rash;
  • Dizziness;
  • Headache;
  • May lower blood sugar;
  • Gastric bleeding.

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Rose Hips
Rose Hips

Rose Hips – in medicine are used the fruits of rose plant (seed pods).[/tab]
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It has antioxidant qualities and at the same time is capable of relieving pain and treating the symptoms of arthritis.

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  • Osteoarthritis (pain);
  • Rheumatoid arthritis.

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  • Nausea;
  • Vomiting;
  • Diarrhea;
  • Constipation;
  • Heartburn;
  • Stomach cramps;
  • Fatigue;
  • Headache;
  • Inability to sleep.

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St. John's Wort
St. John’s Wort

St. John’s Wort – in medicine are used the yellow flower, leaves and stem of this plant. [/tab][tab name=’How it works’]

It helps to ease rheumatoid arthritis symptoms (pain).

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  • Rheumatoid arthritis (inflammation, pain).

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  • Insomnia;
  • Restlessness;
  • Anxiety;
  • Irritability;
  • Stomach upset;
  • Fatigue;
  • Dry mouth;
  • Dizziness;
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Stinging Nettle
Stinging Nettle

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.

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It has antimicrobial, antioxidant, analgesic and anti-ulcer qualities and is high in potassium, calcium and magnesium .

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  • Gout;
  • Osteoarthritis (pain, inflammation);
  • Aches.

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  • Stomach upset;
  • Fluid retention;
  • Hives;
  • Rash.

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Tongkat Ali
Tongkat Ali

Tongkat Ali – in medicine is used the root, which is derived from the Tongkat Ali tree. [/tab]

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It contains antioxidants and ingredients, which have anti-tumor qualities. It can help to lower blood pressure and to protect the heart.

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  • Rheumatoid arthritis;
  • Joint inflammation;
  • Arthritic pain.

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  • Can weaken immune function;
  • Can decrease blood sugar levels.

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Thunder God Vine
Thunder God Vine

Tripterygium wilfordii – in medicine is used the root, which is derived from the Thunder God Vine plant.
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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.

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  • Rheumatoid arthritis (pain, inflammation);
  • Lupus;
  • Other auto­immune diseases.

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  • Stomach upset;
  • Skin reactions;
  • 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.

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Valerian
Valerian

Valerian – in medicine is used  the dried root, which is derived from the valerian plant.

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It can help to ease the pain and improve the sleep if taken in long term.[/tab]

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  • Insomnia;
  • Pain.

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  • Headache;
  • Excitability;
  • Uneasiness;
  • Insomnia.

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