Ginger

Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties which can help in reducing inflammation caused by arthritis. You can mix ginger with black pepper then take the mixture and mix it with water. This mixture can be taken three times in a day. Ginger oil can also be applied to the affected area; this can help in reducing stiffness, inflammation and pain. You can also eat raw ginger, this helps in improving the circulation of blood resulting to pain alleviation. You can also have the raw ginger alongside with food.

Fish oil

Several studies have shown that fish oil supplements may help reduce morning stiffness with RA. Omega-3s curb inflammation and help protect against heart disease. That’s good for people with RA, who are more likely than other people to get heart diseaseFish oil appears to be safe when used appropriately. Don’t get more than 3 grams per day because of the risk of bleeding.

Capsaicin

Capsaicin is the substance that gives chili peppers their spicy heat. It works by depleting a neurotransmitter called Substance P. This protein transmits pain signals from nerve endings to the brain and helps to activate inflammation in the joints. Less Substance P results in less pain and inflammation.

Arthritis Research UK rated the effectiveness of 22 complementary medicines and found capsaicin the most effective for osteoarthritis, giving it a score of 5 out of 5. They also awarded it a green light for safety.

Turmeric

Turmeric contains curcumin which has anti-inflammatory properties which can reduce inflammation. It is quite effective in treating rheumatoid arthritis. You can take numeric juice or a glass of milk mixed with turmeric powder. Alternatively, you can take 500mg to 1000mg turmeric capsules three times per day before going to bed.

Epsom Salt

Magnesium is an essential mineral which helps the human body to perform a long list of important functions including the regeneration and healing of joint tissues and bones.  While magnesium deficiencies are somewhat uncommon, it is almost impossible to get too much of it.

While you could take Magnesium supplements to help heal your painful joints, there is a much better and more relaxing way to up your body’s magnesium levels.   Try taking an Epsom Salt bath.  Magnesium absorbs much faster through the skin than it does in the gut.  At the same time, the warm water should offer temporary relief from aches and pains as your joints and muscles warm up and become more flexible.

Borage Seed Oil

Borage is an herb native to the Mediterranean and used in a variety of European dishes. It also has a history of medicinal use.Borage seed oil is the richest source of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), an essential fatty acid that helps to maintain the cell structure and function of joints and inhibits joint inflammation. A healthy young body can convert linolenic acid, found in many nuts, seeds and vegetable oils, to GLA. However, age, infection, disease and poor diet may interfere with this process.

Doctors at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center conducted a randomized controlled trial to assess the efficacy of GLA in treating rheumatoid arthritis. One group of 28 patients were given 2.8 g of GLA every day for six months. The 28 patients in the placebo group were given identical capsules containing sunflower oil.

Blackstrap Molasses

Just a tablespoon a day of Blackstrap Molasses may go a long way toward permanently healing painful joints.  Full of essential minerals including calcium, potassium, and magnesium; a daily dose of Blackstrap Molasses can aid the body in regulating nerve functions, strengthening bones, and repairing connective tissues.

To prepare Blackstrap Molasses, Everydayroots suggests: “Heat 1 cup of fresh water until warm, but not hot. Stir in a tablespoon of blackstrap molasses and drink once daily. Do note that it can sometimes have a laxative effect.”

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