Herbs are very effective ways to relieve arthritis knee pain and inflammation and of course they are free of side effects. Some herbs are effective when taken orally and some are for topical use. Cayenne cream is very popular herbal remedy for arthritis pain relief including knee due to its properties resembling the effects of NSAID.
Cayenne cream's topical application on knee can reduce the signals of pain passing to the brain which makes the patient feel reduced or no pain for sometime. Ginger is an herb which can be used orally as well as externally for knee pain relief. Ginger has rich anti-oxidant properties and promotes blood flow in to the affected part.
Joint pain can be relieved by NSAID as they are known to cause minimum side effects out of all the allopathic medicines but too much NSAID can be harmful too. Herbs, therapies and exercises are the best ways of relieving arthritis joint pain. However exercises and therapies shall not be chosen without medical opinion as some therapies and exercises can be harmful in certain arthritic condition.
Ginger, alfalfa, guggulu, ginseng and ashwagandha are few herbs those are good for over all health and a person who may be susceptible for arthritis can consume them to prevent the advent of the disease. Even when joint discomfort is initial these herbs help magically in controlling pain and inflammation to keep the disease inactive for longer periods and stopping its progression.
Top 5 natural remedies for inflammation
Vitamin E and C. One recent study found that arthritics taking 1200 IU of natural vitamin E for 12 weeks had their pain reduced by half. Vitamin C works synergistically with Vitamin E.
What to cut: Grains, dairy products, and most vegetable oils in your diet. All these are major contributors to the inflammation-producing diet that most of us eat. The trans-fats (partly hydrogenated vegetable oils) are among the worst for your health.
Vegetables and fruit: If you can't eat five servings a day, begin by adding just one a day to your regular meals.
Spices: The common kitchen spices rosemary, ginger and turmeric are all anti-inflammatory. If you enjoy these flavors, use as much as you like in food. If you prefer to take them in capsules (you can find them in most natural food stores), 100 mg a day are good doses of rosemary and ginger. Curcumin is the natural yellow pigment in turmeric, and 2-3 mg. a day is reasonable.
Fish oil: The heavyweight champion of anti-inflammation supplements. Omega-3 fish oils have proven benefits against inflammation in thousands of studies. Make sure yours are molecularly distilled for purity and concentration of DHA and EPA.
Vitamin C is very important to help the body in fighting arthritis, two teaspoon of lemon juice with one teaspoon of honey mixed in a warm cup of water is an effective remedy for arthritis. Another effective remedy for arthritis can be made by using egg plant and some spices easily available in the kitchen. Two egg plants first baked and then mashed and fried with two teaspoons of castor oil. While frying them add coriander, cumin seed, turmeric, garlic and salt, consumption of this preparation once in a day helps in relieving the symptoms and preventing flares of arthritis.
Fish Oils as Natural Remedy for Inflammation
It has been found in numerous studies to effectively reduce inflammation. They are actually polyunsaturated fatty acids with high anti-inflammatory abilities to bring relief to pain caused by conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis.
Although its anti-inflammatory effect is yet to be fully understood, EPA and DHA fatty acids in omega-3 seems to reduce inflammation by influencing the nature of eicosanoids produced in the body.
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