If you have arthritis, you may suffer from many annoying problems, including stiffness, pain and swelling of your joints if it’s serious. Although there is no foods can cure arthritis, certain herbs and spices have been shown to fight inflammation which can help ease the symptoms of the arthritis.
Keep reading to find out how to treat arthritis with the common herbs and spices:
Ginger has good anti-inflammatory properties thanks to gingerol and shogaol it contains, which are responsible for blocking inflammation pathways in your body.
Include ginger into your diet helps relieve the arthritis, ginger tea is a good way to consume it, simply add a piece of fresh ginger root in boiling water and drink the tea after 30 minutes.
It’s said that “Turmeric Works Better than Drugs for Rheumatoid Arthritis”, this is due to curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, which has potent anti-inflammatory properties.
You can make turmeric and ginger tea to get a relief from the arthritis. Add 1/2 teaspoon each ground ginger and ground turmeric to 2 cups of boiled water. Strain after 15 minutes and and honey to taste, have this drink twice a day.
3.Hot Chili Pepper
A natural compound called capsaicinoids in hot chili pepper has strong anti-inflammatory properties.
Studies have also found that black pepper have anti-inflammatory properties too, that’s why they’re widely used to treat arthritis pain as a natural remedy.
This is the most common spice in your kitchen, it not only makes your foods tasty, but also has ability to help with several diseases, including arthritis, as it has strong anti-inflammatory properties. Add garlic to your foods, such as roasted vegetables, stir-fries and also can make garlic dressing.
Another safe herb you can use to fight the arthritis pain for its anti-inflammatory properties. According to a 2013 research for people with rheumatic or back pain, those who were given a willow bark extract had a significant reduction in pain after 3 weeks.
Also thanks to the anti-inflammatory effects of cat’s claw, it has proven beneficial in the treatment of arthritis and other inflammation conditions such as chronic fatigue. Besides this, this herbal plant also has adaptogenic ,anti-microbial, antioxidant, anti-viral and anti-tumor properties, makes it as a great agent for treating cancer, degenerative diseases and premature aging.
Studies found that a compound called terpinen-4-ol in juniper berry helps with arthritis pain in a positive way, it has ability to reduce the inflammation thus relieving the symptoms of arthritis. It’s suggested to take juniper berry tea everyday for this purpose. Boil a cup of water and add 1 tablespoon of dried juniper berries, let it steep for 15-20 minutes and then straining. Add honey to taste and drink a cup every day.