Joint Pain & Inflammation
Joint pain and inflammation are considered rheumatic conditions in the body and refers to a group of more than a hundred types of arthritic diseases. Symptoms include pain, stiffness, swelling, bone growths (spurs), diminished range of motion, deformity, redness, swelling and sometimes warmth. There is no known cure just ways to treat the pain and inflammation associated with it.
- Keep within the normal weight limits for your height.
- Eliminating inflammation causing foods such as coffee, alcohol, chocolate, and dairy can help.
- Water exercise can also help keep you active while keeping pressure off your inflamed and painful joints.
- 2 tablespoons of flaxseed oil a day.
- Foods that can relieve pain and inflammation: cherries, pineapple (fresh), peppers,
- Aloe Comfrey Arthritis Gel: 1/4 cup strong comfrey infusion, 1/4 cup aloe vera gel, 5-10 drops essential oil from the list below. Mix together and keep refrigerated. Apply topically to joints of concern, massaging it in gently. This will last for up to a week. (Recipe from Medicinal Herbs by Rosemary Gladstar)
All alterative herbs (blood cleansing) are helpful for joint pain and inflammation, they should be used consistently over a long period of time for best results. The following herbs are pain relieving, anti-inflammatory, nutritive and bone and joint building - all of which can help.
- Brigham tea
- burdock root
- celery seed
- corn silk
- evening primrose
Apply on location, diffuse, particularly effective when used in bath.
Disclaimer: The Information contained on this blog is for educational purposes only and as a guideline for your personal use. It is not intended to replace the advice of a licensed healthcare professional. Those who follow these suggestions do so at their own risk.