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Exploring the Herbal Cure for Arthritis


Arthritis is something that plagues most people at one time or another. Unfortunately, some of the people that are afflicted by it suffer from it so much that they are unable to carry out daily activities such as walking or taking a shower on their own. While there are over 100 specific forms of arthritis, the most common forms are osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. In addition to being the two most common forms of the disease, they are largely responsible for most of the cases that prevent individuals from living their lives to the fullest. As a result of the effects of the disease, many people have found themselves trying one medication after another. While some over the counter medications and prescription medications are effective to a point, they also come with a multitude of side effects. Therefore, many people have made the decision to turn to herbal supplements as a means of treating the disease without the risk of such significant side effects. Below are the three effective herbal ingredients that are used in supplements to treat the various forms of arthritis.

Capsaicin

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Capsicum

Capsaicin comes in the form of a topical ointment or in herbal supplements. It often relieves arthritis pain by reducing the inflammation that is associated with it in addition to increasing circulation to affected areas. It provides relief by blocking the pain signals from nerve endings that cause a person to experience pain. Several studies have been done surrounding the effectiveness of capsaicin and it has been found that approximately 80% of patients that have participated in such studies did in fact find relief when using it.

 

Reishi Gano

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Reishi Gano

This is a popular, edible mushroom (Ganoderma Lucidum). It has been used for centuries in Asian medicine and it has been found to be quite effective against the pain of arthritis. It is so effective that it is also used for several other diseases that cause patients to experience pain. It reduces or eliminates pain in several different ways. Perhaps the most important is that it is capable of blocking the signals from pain receptors so that an individual who is taking the supplement never feels the pain to begin with or feels it in a far less severe state. However, the supplement also acts as an anti-inflammatory, reducing the inflammation that is so common in arthritis. It is also thought to boost the immune system, helping patients to be better able to fight off the effects of arthritis and other diseases on their own.

Tongkat Ali

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Tongkat Ali

This supplement is derived from a root of a plant that grows in Malaysia. It produces the hormone within the body that is known to boost energy, thereby helping arthritis patients to combat fatigue. Because fatigue is such a common symptom with arthritis, the use of the supplement is effective in helping them to feel more energetic and thereby helping them be better able to carry out daily activities. Moreover, the supplement is believed to increase bone density and muscle mass, two vitally important factors in combating arthritis and protecting patients who are already suffering from the disease against bone fracture, which may occur along with arthritis. Use of the supplement also increases blood flow to the body, helping to alleviate pain and increase healing properties to areas that are affected by the disease.

By using these three plants or herbs, people who are suffering from arthritis may be able to find the relief that they have been looking for. This is especially true of individuals who have already tried several other types of treatment programs with little or no success.

R.D.K holdings S.A

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Many Herbs Are Being Used to Treat Arthritis


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For many men and women, arthritis is a life-altering disease. Swelling of the joints, which causes stiffness and pain, isn’t reserved for the over 60 crowd – it also affects many children in the world, which is why herbal remedies are gaining in popularity.

Alfalfa is commonly used for arthritic treatment, because the tea remedy is effective when taken for two to three weeks with a seven to ten day break between consumption.

The herb Angelica is another arthritis treatment because it contains anti-inflammatory constituents and muscle relaxants as well as natural pain-relievers. This herb is used in a tea concoction as well, with the same frequency and breaks as the alfalfa remedy.

Black cohosh, an American Indian herb used in the treatment of arthritis symptoms, has qualities similar to aspirin as well as anti-inflammatory and anti-spasm constituents.

R.D.K holdings S.ABoswellia, yet another herb used to treat arthritis, is similar to an over the counter or prescription-level non-steroid anti-inflammatory. It’s better than synthetic drugs, however, because it doesn’t give the user ulcers after long-term use.

Believe it or not, celery is another plant that can be used to treat arthritis. The celery seeds and other portions of the plant contain over 25anti-inflammatory compounds, as well as providing massive amounts of potassium, which is important because a deficiency in potassium is often a culprit of arthritic pain.

If celery isn’t your cup of tea, then how about using the herb Devil’s claw or even Epsom salt? Both have anti-inflammatory properties and can help alleviate swelling and pain, symptoms especially aggravating to someone suffering from the affliction.

There are many other herbs that contribute to arthritic treatment, such as feverfew, ginger, American ginseng, hop tea, licorice, mustard plaster, oregano, pineapple, red pepper, rosemary, sesame seeds, stinging nettle, turmeric, wild cucumber bark, wild yam, willow, wintergreen, and yucca.

Some of these herbs are used topically, as the minerals are absorbed into the skin, while others are ingested internally for maximum benefits. As with all medications or treatment, you should consult your doctor before taking herbs, especially if you’re already on other medications prescribed by your doctor.

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