Herbal remedies for arthritis

Arthritis is an inflammatory condition of joints which results into pain, swelling, redness around the affected joint and increased localized temperature. There are various types of arthritis, among them most common form is the Osteoarthritis. Others forms include Gouty arthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Juvenile Rheumatoid arthritis.

Arthritis involving hip or knee has affected more than 100,000 persons in the United States alone. The disability is so extensive that there is inability to move around the room. Even the person can not go to the toilet. The primary pathological change that occurs in osteoarthritis is destruction in the articular cartilage in joint space. Articular cartilage is the firm structure that covers two ends of the bones forming a joint.

There is no absolute cure for the arthritic condition. If the disease has been set up in any joint, the only thing that can be done is to offer relief from the excruciating pain.

There are several synthetic pain killers available in the market. But it is always better to check some natural and healthy ways to alleviate pain. Herbal medicines can be of handy in this regard.

The herbal remedies you can try for arthritic pain

• Parsley is effective in arthritis. 1 cup of parsley should be boiled in 1litre of water. After cooking for 15minutes in low fire, strain the juice and preserve it. The ideal dosage is to take half cup of the juice before breakfast and another half cup should be taken before dinner. It can be consumed any time when the pain is severe.
• Celery is rich in natural salt and sulfur .It is believed to neutralize an extra acid which includes uric acids. Celery can be boiled in milk. It should be kept in mind that celery increases urination.
• Cherries are one of the natural ingredients which help to lower down the level of uric acid in the blood. This also prevents forming crystals of uric acid in the blood. Any kind of cherries is rich in anthocyanidins and proanthocyanidins, which actually helps in reducing the inflammations.
• Grapes juice absorbs the extra acids in the body. It should be consumed in the morning and dinner.
• The extract of rosemary should be taken as tea twice daily .This is one of the natural painkillers.
• Nettle is an herb which should be boiled and the juice of this herb should be consumed as a tea in the morning before breakfast and before dinner.
• Basil’s extract which is taken out after boiling should be taken as tea every day twice daily.
• Yucca Saponin- This is kind of natural steroid made of yucca plant. The roots of the yucca plant are mashed and consumed with water.
• Boswellia an anti inflammatory herbal medicine is being used to the patients, those who have swelling.
• Harpagphytum procumbens-This is a kind of pain killer and helps in reducing the swelling. It should be consumed 1or 2 grams, three times everyday.
• Glycyrrhiza glabra(Licorice root ) This is a herbal analgesic and anti inflammatory medicine for arthritic patients.
• White willow is a pain killer and helps reducing the swelling .The effect to reduce the pain is very slow but it last longer. Herbs like Cohosh guaiac, sarsaparilla and the bark of aspen tree are being used.