Natural Remedies for Rheumatism
Rheumatic diseases are painful conditions usually caused by inflammation, swelling, and pain in the joints or muscles. Some rheumatic diseases like osteoarthritis are the result of “wear and tear” to the joints. Other rheumatic diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, happen when the immune system becomes hyperactive; the immune system attacks the linings of joints, causing joint pain, swelling, and destruction. Natural Remedies for Rheumatism may help reduce swelling and pain associated with Rheumatism.
Turmeric has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant. For this reason, it is used widely in Herbal joint pain remedies.
According to Arthritis Research UK, in a Turmeric trials for osteoarthritis “Those who took turmeric found that their pain when climbing stairs improved more than those who received ibuprofen”
If you take blood thinning medication, consult with your health provider before consuming turmeric.
Other useful herbs for Rheumatism Arthritis
Wintergreen; traditionally applied to the skin for condition such as joints (rheumatism), arthritis, sore muscles, inflammation, nerve pain and lower back pain.
Arnica; applied to the skin for pain and swelling associated with arthritis, muscle and cartilage pain.
Calendula; applied to the skin to reduce pain and inflammation, healing wounds and varicose veins.
Clove Bud traditionally used to help with pain and inflammation such as rheumatism inflamation.
Tea Tree; traditionally used and are known to help stimulate blood circulation, relieve joint and muscle inflammation and pain. Coupled with other Rheumatism Herbs, may provide Natural Rheumatism Relief.
Guaicum; used for muscle and joint pain (rheumatism).
Horsetail; used for arthritis and inflammation. Because of its high silica content, it is useful for osteoporosis.
Baical Skullcap, pelvic inflammation, headache, irritability, nervous tension and arthritis.
Withania; traditionally used for arthritis, anxiety, trouble sleeping (insomnia), backache, pain and inflammation.
Hemidesmus; promotes restful sleep.