Joint pain is a common problem nowadays. After all, think of all the people you know suffering from inflammation caused by joint friction and fingers deformation. Generally, when we suffer such pain, we tend to take painkillers to feel better.
Did you know that there are many natural anti-inflammatory that can help improve joint pain? Clearly, the recipe prescribed by the doctor should be followed scrupulously, but it never hurts to consider all the options you have available.
In this article we will present some natural anti-inflammatory herbs that can cure joint pain. The next time this kind of pain bothers you, put aside the ibuprofen-based medicine and try one of the natural remedies below.
Rosemary is a popular aromatic herb, often included in the Mediterranean diets. It has a special taste and is used as an ingredient in many herbal remedies. Did you know that rosemary is an incredible natural analgesic?
Rosemary contains ursolic acid, a substance very useful in curing infections that can affect the hands and knees joints cartilage and which don’t cause any undesirable side effect. Write down the following recipe.
• 200 g of rosemary
• 2 cups of water (400 ml)
Simply prepare your tea using the ingredients listed above. Boil the water and add the rosemary twigs. Allow the tea to infuse for 20 minutes and don’t drink it until it reaches room temperature. Drink two cups of this infusion on a daily basis.
Horsetail can be purchased from any pharmacy. This plant is one of the best natural anti-inflammatory agents, containing several essential vitamins and minerals.
To get advantage of all these benefits, simply prepare your horsetail tea and consume two cups per day.
It’s not the first time when we talk about the wonderful properties of turmeric. This spice comes from Asia and offers an interesting color to any recipes you prepare. Moreover, turmeric is also useful in treating joint pain.
Thanks to its anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antioxidant properties, turmeric can defeat any infection that affects your body while mending your damaged tissues and removing toxins. To take advantage of all these benefits, prepare a tea using the recipe below.
• 1 tablespoon of ground turmeric (20 g)
• 3 cups of water (750 ml)
• 3 tablespoons of honey (60 g)
Put water to boil and as soon as it starts boiling, add a spoonful of turmeric. You will notice that the water takes on a yellowish color. Let the liquid boil for ten minutes then take the kettle off the fire.
Strain the obtained tea and add three tablespoons of honey to sweeten it. To relieve joint pain and to reduce any inflammation, drink this tea throughout the day. It’s not difficult at all!
This medicinal root is one of the best natural anti-inflammatory that we have available, being particularly useful to relieve joint pain. Below we present a recipe that you should not miss.
• 200 g of grated ginger
• 2 cups of water (400 ml)
• 2 tablespoons of honey
Prepare a tea. As soon as the water starts to boil, add the ginger and allow the liquid to infuse for 20 minutes. Once cooled, strain the tea. Add two tablespoons of honey (honey is a very important ingredient for the preparation of these remedies). Drink two cups of this tea every day.
5. Flax seeds
Flax seeds can be easily purchased from any drug store, they don’t cost much and they are a very effective natural anti-inflammatory agent. These seeds are a natural source of Omega-3 fatty acids that strengthen the immune system and can fight any infection that causes joint inflammation.
Preferably, the daily dose of Omega-3 fatty acids must come from plant sources. Fatty acids derived from animal sources may have opposite effects to those that we want (they can cause inflammation).
We are advised to consume two tablespoons (40 g) of flax seeds every day. You can consume them raw or you may include them in salads, but you should never cook them – they will be harder to digest and will lose all content of Omega-3 fatty acids. Don’t hesitate: consume flax seeds daily and joint pain will disappear!
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