Best Herbal Remedies For Arthritis
by Xylene Belita
disorder when the cartilage between the joints wears away. The body attempts to
repair itself but is not usually successful in doing this and just causes you more pain.

Let us now look at the herbs that can help this condition. Firstly ginger is an excellent
one to try. Studies have shown that it is beneficial in the relief of the condition and
has anti-inflammatory properties. It should be taken as a small drink, in pill form or
as a cup of tea, it can also be taken fresh. There are no reported side effects and it
can be taken in high doses. A meal that contains ginger will give you a dose of the
herb that will help.

Cayenne or red pepper is another good healer. It has been shown to help poor
circulation. You can purchase Capsicum creams. Or you could make a tincture. If it is
taken internally it regulates the blood flow, and will strengthen the arteries and
capillaries. Cayenne contains capsaicin which is use in pain relief. When this happens
the body releases endorphins, the body's own painkiller. Cayenne is hot though, and
some people are sensitive to it, so always test it to see if you will be okay using it. If
not look to one of the other natural remedies there are.

Both garlic and ginkgo biloba are shown to assist with circulation and blood flow. This
is important if you do have this condition. Circulation is very important as it will assist
in bringing oxygen to the affected areas and remove any harmful deposits that have
built up.

Bromelain which is a proteolytic enzyme found in pineapples will help with the
inflammation. Kiwi, paw paw and figs are also helpful. Some foods and herbs high in
calcium that the body needs to fight this problem are: Alfalfa, liquorice, chamomile,
chives, dandelion, nettle, plantain, watercress, cabbage, thyme and basil.

Devils claw is also recommended and should be taken as a tincture. It should
however, be avoided during pregnancy. And it is well worth checking out when it is
safe to use the other treatments suggested in this article.

There are plenty of teas on the market. So if you are not happy with making up
something yourself you could try these as they are readily available. So hopefully
with these herbal remedies for arthritis you can find yourself on the way to a more
comfortable and less painful life. Which will allow you to get on with your life and
enjoy the things you can now do a lot more.


About The Author

Xylene Belita

Want to know more about the
? Read everything you
want to know about the causes, symptoms and treatments for arthritis here -
If you have tried traditional
medications for this condition you
might now be looking for some
herbal remedies for arthritis. And this
article will look at some of the best
treatments that are out there.
Arthritis is a painful disease and can
also be debilitating to the individual.
Sometimes, something to ease the
pain is all that is needed to make life
a whole lot better.

There are two common forms of
arthritis which are osteoarthritis and
rheumatoid arthritis. This problem
presents itself as a degenerative
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