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Your Simple Natural Arthritis Remedies Uncovered
Arthritis or joint inflammation has been a plaguing mankind for hundreds of years. Most people afflicted with this disease have used some form of drug to tackle this illness. One arthritis natural remedy called stinging nettle has helped patients overcome their pain. But more about this natural arthritis remedy later.
Three most common forms of arthritis.
Osteoarthritis, the most common arthritis, distresses about 16 million Americans. The average age of these people is about 45. Even though it has been found in the fingers neck and spine, most of the time the disease centers on the weight bearing areas like the knees, hips and ankles.
Our joints are cushioned by cartilage, a very thick, sponge-like matter. Osteoarthritis damages that cartilage and slowly but surely wears it down. The majority of arthritis pain relief remedies whether they are natural or medicinal are targeted towards osteoarthritis.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that causes chronic inflammation of the joints. Rheumatoid arthritis can also cause inflammation of the tissue around the joints, as well as other organs in the body.
Psoriatic Arthritis is not prolific in our culture as the other two forms of arthritis. But just like the other two forms this type can also use an effective arthritis natural remedy. It eats away at the joints and can also show up as psoriasis on the skin.
Arthritis natural remedies
Also known as Black Snakeroot, Bugbane, Rattleroot, Rattleweed, Squawroot. The dried root is the part used. This is a powerful relaxant as well as being extremely effective with easing painful menstrual cramps. Ovarian cramps will be relieved as well as bringing on a delayed menstrual cycle. It is also effective in the treatment of arthritis, osteo-arthritis, rheumatic pain and neurological pan. In small doses, appetite and digestion are greatly improved and is very beneficial for the nervous system in general.
Useful for treatment of rheumatism, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Also has a stimulating effect on the walls of the colon and digestive juices.
Use dried ripe fruits to use as an anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic, diuretic or anti-spasmodic. Great for treating rheumatism, arthritis and gout.
As mentioned before in this article. This herb is another one of those "universal" plants. They are found all over the world and they strengthen the entire body. Rheumatism, arthritis, eczema, nosebleeds, arteries, lessen blood pressure are just a few applications. Nettles contain calcium, chlorine, iron, potassium, silicon, sodium and sulphur. A great natural arthritis remedy.
A natural hydrochloric acid (utilizes sugar of fruits and oils), thus helping arthritics get rid of the uric acid which holds the calcium deposited in the joints. Also reduces lactic acid build up. Good for measles, skin, scarlet fever and perspiration.
Hope for arthritics. The extract from the plant has been used with surprising success on arthritis and rheumatism sufferers.
All of the herbs mentioned here should be available at your local health food store along with suggestions on how to prepare them for use. Some applications will be to ingest in teas while others may facilitate creating a topical treatment.
One thing to remember when following any diet is that the nutrients lost through the elimination of any foods must be replaced by other means. Certain foods or food groups often seem to cause a worsening of arthritis symptoms. In this case, an elimination diet could be helpful. All suspected foods must be completely eliminated from the diet for several weeks, then reinstated one at a time over a period of several days. If the symptoms of pain and inflammation re-occur after each food is eaten again, then it could be a culprit. This should be done at least three times to determine that there were no other factors involved. If an elimination diet is followed, it is wise to keep two diaries. One record of the food eaten and at what times and dates, the other of the dates and times of pain flare-ups. When the two are compared, it will be plain to see what was eaten that could have caused pain.
Fish oil has been claimed to have positive results as an arthritis natural remedy. Some researchers recommend simply adding omega 3's to the diet by eating cold-water fish like mackerel, herring, tuna, salmon, anchovies, bluefish and mullet.
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About the Author: Aron Wallad, has reduced his blood sugar by over 50% using a natural remedy. He has teamed with Jim Loesch, twenty years involved with oncology research. Jimís cause is helping people treat their health issues using natural remedies.