Herbal Remedy for Arthritis and Chronic Pain by admin · December 15, 2013
Herbal Remedies For Arthritis: A Safer Alternative Cayenne Menthol Balm
Arthritis Herbs Apple * Avocado * Boswellia (Frankincense) * Cajeput Oil * Camphor * Castor Oil * Cayenne Pepper * Eucalyptus * Ginger Root * Meadowsweet * Pine * Rosemary * St. John’s Wort * Stinging Nettle * Turmeric * White Willow Bark * Wintergreen Oil * Yucca Root *
Herbal remedies provide a safer alternative to treating arthritis than relying solely on prescription and over-the-counter drugs. White willow , cayenne and other herbs contain salicylates, compounds like those in aspirin. They are among the many other herbal medicines that fight inflammation and relieve pain; you will find the details on how to use them in the following pages. Remember to always seek guidance if you are taking prescription drugs, to check for potential interactions when mixing herbs and drugs.
There are two main forms of arthritis, rheumatoid (an immune system disorder) and osteo (wear and tear). Other inflammatory and rheumatic conditions that share many of the same symptoms are gout, fibromyalgia and lupus. No matter what type of arthritis you may have, they all have pain, fatigue and inflammation in common. Arthritis is one of the most debilitatingand destructive chronic disorders. Since it affects so many of us, the shearnumber of different arthritis remedies on the market today can make choosingthe right one for you overwhelming. There are many new prescription drugs onthe market, and drugstore shelves are filled with a variety of OTC pain relieversand supplements.
So what makes arthritis herbal remedies different? Instead of the silver bullet approach of designer drugs, which have a few main ingredients engineered to do one thingand one thing only, medicinal plants have hundreds of compounds, that work asa synergistic whole giving them a whole range of properties and actions. Manyof these plants have a recorded history of use that stretches back in time tothe first physicians of Egypt and Greece. Anyone living with arthritis is all to familiar with the benefits and dangers COX-2 type pain medications. You may not realize Hippocrates was prescribing herbal COX-2 type pain relievers thousands of years ago. Anti-inflammatory herbs are some of the most important herbal allies in the fight against arthritis. Inflammation is both a root cause and a symptom in a wide variety of health conditions. Herbal medicine also lends itself tomany different forms of therapeutic treatments for arthritis such as baths , aromatherapyoil blends , herbal oils ,herbalteas , and extracts thatgo far beyond just taking a pill.
A diet rich in nutritious foods and herbs provides much of the nutrients we need for health, however, nutritional supplements can be beneficial additions to management of osteoarthritis and other rheumatic conditions. Vitamin D and Vitamin B, as well as trace minerals; boron, selenium, zinc, and copper are not always present sufficient levels in commercially grown produce, and it is important to insure your levels are not too low. Glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate work to help stop the progression of arthritis in approximately 30 percent of people, and are certainly worth trying. Supplements that are rich in omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids like fish oils and flax have proven anti-inflammatory benefits, and should be first on your list of supplements to take. One you may not have heard of is avocado oil combined with soy, or avocado soybean unsaponifiables. (ASU) supplements have shown benefits for osteoarthritis of the knee, with patients experiencing less pain and stiffness in clinical trials. Two clinical studies found that the combination significantly improved functional disability and pain. There is a delayed onset of action, which could frustrate those looking for quick relief. You may be able to reap some of the same benefits by including more avocado and soy in your diet, as well you should, but the supplements do provide a concentrated source.
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