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Arthritis Home Remedy: What Are Some Items In Your Kitchen You Can Use To Treat Arthritis

Aug 18, 2007
Arthritis attacks the joints of your body. As a result, they become swollen, stiff, and painful. To some extent, you may lose mobility. At times the pain can be unbearable. Your doctor usually prescribe pain medications to treat your arthritis. However, you may have some reservations about the undesirable effects from the consumption of these drugs. Is there any arthritis home remedy that is safe you can use instead?

When you think of home remedy, probably you may start looking for items in your kitchen that may reduce the arthritic pain. The following is the list of common items in your kitchen you can use in treating arthritis.

1. Make a mixture by combining a a teaspoon of red chilies and fresh ginger in half a cup of sesame oil. Remove any water by straining. Apply the paste on the afflicted joints.

2. Soak a teaspoon of black sesame seeds in a quarter cup of water. Leave it overnight. Drink the solution when you wake up the next morning.

3. Drink a cup of fresh pineapple juice. It contains bromelain that can reduce the swelling and inflammation in arthritis.

4. Old folks like to use lime as a natural home remedy for arthritis. The citric acid in lime disintegrates the uric acid which accumulates around the joints. It is one of the causes of arthritis.

5. You can make your own vegetable juice therapy. Get a good juice extractor. Use green leafy vegetables such as carrot, celery and red beet juice. Put them in the extractor. The extracted vegetable juice contains alkaline substances that can dissolves the uric acid build up around the joints and tissues. Make juice fasts as part of your routine probably every two months.

6. Mix two parts of pure olive oil and one part of kerosene. Apply the mixture on the affected joints.

7. Vinegar is a common item in the kitchen. You can apply hot vinegar on the aching joints before you sleep at night. You can also mix two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar and two teaspoons of honey in a glass of warm water. Drink it twice a day.

If you want a safer way to treat arthritis, consider home remedies. They usually don't cause side effects. Most of the times, they can provide temporary relief. Moreover, you can easily find them in the kitchen. If you don't find relief after using the arthritis home remedy, then it is time for you to visit a doctor. You may need a proper diagnosis since arthritis has many types. Your doctor can recommend a right treatment for you.
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Do you know that exercise can relieve arthritic pain? Discover how some exercises for arthritis treatment can help you in relieving the pain.

Andy Lim writes about various arthritis treatments help you in fighting against arthritis.
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