Joint pain is one of the greatest inconveniences that can hamper our mobility. It manifests as an inflammation which is usually characterized by swollen joints, redness, loss of joint function, and stiffness. Joint pain has many potential treatments. Some rely on conventional medicine which can be found effective but to some it may cause side effects due to over-dependence. If you’ve found you were not getting the relief you want through medications, you can substitute effective all-natural relief found in herbal remedies. Alternative herbs and spices are found to be helpful in alleviating joint pain and inflammation that can cause rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and other forms of arthritis. Here are a few herbs that you can serve as a tea or mixed into teas to help stem inflammation as well as detoxifying the body.
Stinging nettle is a prickly plant that has been found helpful in relieving discomfort particularly in the joints. It contains active compounds that reduces inflammatory cytokines. Cytokines are the messengers between the cells that causes inflammation due to immune response. The compound found in nettle leaves inhibits the protein that activates cytokines in the tissues lining the joints. Nettle tea may not sound the most inviting but its cost efficient, easy to access, and simple to utilize. Tea can be made with fresh or dried leaves and you can add on honey or cinnamon to suit your taste.
Green tea is known as one of the highest polyphenols, an antioxidant that has an anti inflammatory effect and can help in rheumatoid arthritis prevention. These anti inflammatory chemicals can also be found in decaffeinated green tea, so it can be an option if you d...
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...generation. For tea, you could mix one teaspoon of crushed seeds in a cup and add boiling water. Allow it to steep for 10-20 minutes before straining the tea and serving.
Alfalfa is a flowering plant from the pea family which has been used to treat arthritis and inflammation as well as diabetes and allergies. It is recommended to drink alfalfa leaf tea rather than supplements because the leaves contain important minerals but lesser L-canavanine, which is an amino acid that can cause serious side effects if taken in large amounts. It is best to consult with your doctor before taking alfalfa since it also has immune-boosting properties that may cause problems for those with autoimmune diseases. You can serve alfalta tea by mixing half to one teaspoon in boiling water to be taken after each meal. It can also be taken before a meal to stimulate digestion.
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