Arthritis can be limiting, and it can hinder daily life, keeping you from doing the things you love the most. By taking the right steps, natural pain relief is possible and can help you feel better while limiting the need for prescription drugs. This blog will introduce five different natural pain relief remedies that may help to reduce the inflammation that causes many common forms of arthritis.
Disclaimer: There is no one cure for arthritis, so these natural remedies may or may not work for you. The goal of this blog is to show you natural remedies that will excite you and encourage you to further your research to find natural remedies that will work for you!
With that said, let’s now dive in and discover these great all-natural remedies!
Exercise can be painful when one is suffering from arthritis, but it’s one of the most effective natural remedies in which one can engage. Keeping a healthy weight can help to relieve arthritis pain and can also be healthy for your overall well-being. If you’re not sure how to start exercising, try going for a brisk walk for a few minutes each day.
Another great form of exercise for those suffering from arthritis can be yoga. Start by doing a couple online classes at home to figure out if yoga helps or hinders your arthritis. If it helps, you can continue to do yoga at home or you could find a local yoga studio—try a more gentle style of yoga like Hatha Yoga, Iyengar Yoga or Kripalu Yoga. If yoga hurts and worsens your arthritis, stop immediately, this just means yoga isn’t for you and that is ok. Taking a walk every day can still be an effective way to lead a healthy lifestyle.
2. Epsom Salt
The magnesium sulfate found in Epsom Salt has been used for pain relief for many years. Epsom Salt is most commonly used in soaks or baths. For an Epsom Salt soak, mix half a cup of Epsom Salt (available from most drug stores, natural remedy stores, or grocery stores) with a bowl of warm water, and soak the affected area. For an extra relaxing soak, mix the Epsom Salt right into your bath.
3. All-Natural Tea
Certain natural teas, like turmeric and ginger, work as anti-inflammatory agents. Turmeric is also an antioxidant. Make the tea yourself using fresh turmeric and ginger or buy an all-organic tea at your local grocery store.
White willow tea is also excellent for pain relief. It’s been used for centuries, if not longer. White willow is considered to be “nature’s aspirin.”(Goldman, 2014) You can make white willow tea yourself out of the bark of the white willow tree or buy an all-organic tea at your local grocery store. Feel free to add lemon or honey to taste!
Dandelion leaves can also make an effective tea. Dandelion leaves are high in Vitamin A and Vitamin C. These vitamins help to clear toxins and repair damaged tissue. Feel free to add lemon and honey to taste for all teas.
If you’d rather not drink dandelion tea, you can also add fresh dandelion leaves to your salad.
4. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Olive oil can possibly decrease inflammation; it is even believed to have similar properties as ibuprofen. The catch is you can’t just buy any olive oil; you need to be sure to use extra virgin olive oil or cold-pressed olive oil. Why? Well when olive oil is processed it is usually heated which actually destroys one of the most effective enzymes in the oil, oleocanthal. Oleocanthal is a natural compound that helps to reduce inflammation. All you need to do is rub and massage a few teaspoons into your sore joints.
5. Eucalyptus Oil
Many oils have been known to help reduce inflammation but Eucalyptus Oil might be one of the most effective oils to fight inflammation. Why is eucalyptus any different from other oils? The eucalyptus plant contains a natural organic compound called cineole which can help decrease inflammation. Eucalyptus, in general, acts as an anti-inflammatory but there is one strand of eucalyptus that is more potent than the others. To be more specific there is a strand of eucalyptus that contains one of the highest amounts of cineole and it is called, Blue Mallee Eucalyptus.
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