The main cause for pain is inflammation. For this reason, by reducing the inflammation, you can also ease the joint or rheumatic pains. An extremely efficient ointment that eases the joint pains is the one made of cayenne pepper and St John’s Wort. These 2 ingredients have calming and anti-inflammatory effects and they are accessible for everyone.
Joint Ointment – Recipe
– 5 – 6 cayenne peppers
– 200 g wax (paraffin)
– 2 ml St John’s Wort oil
– 200 ml olive oil
Put all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix well until you obtain a fine and greasy paste. Let it for 10 – 15 minutes in a warm place, in the kitchen.
For the best results, you must make sure that the peppers are extremely hot. So, taste them before using them. Chop them or put them in a blender, then add them to the paste. Mix well, then put the ointment in a jar or container with a lid. Close it tightly and let it soak for 10 days. Stir it regularly. This ointment can be used for about 1 year from the preparation date.
The cayenne pepper and St John’s Wort ointment is extremely strong. It has a special warming effect over the area where it was applied and, through this action, it can reduce the pain and inflammation that causes the discomfort. Use the ointment no more than 2 times per day and, after massaging the joints, sit in your bed under a blanket to keep the painful area warm.
Treating joint pains and inflammations with heat is a well-known technique for the therapists. The warmth helps by stimulating the blood flow and makes the connective tissues much more flexible. By warming the painful area, the stiffness of joints, the pain and muscle spasms are greatly reduced.
The heat also helps reducing the inflammations and the accumulation of fluids in the tissues. The heat therapy is also used in treating inflammations caused by arthritis, muscle spasms, sprains, muscle strains or contortions.