Arthritis can be treated with over-the-counter and prescription medicines, but if you want to avoid the side effects they come with, then you should call on home remedies. These are much simpler to use and they are free of side effects. There are numerous herbs out there that have the same effects as aspirin and are able to relieve the pain and reduce the inflammation. In order to learn how to use these plants, you must read the paragraphs below and discover the effective recipes we have prepared for you.
Analgesic Oil Massage
The oil massage that we will present below has the ability to invigorate the senses, relax the body and relieve the pain. It is indicated not only for arthritis, but for all types of pains and aches. It is quite simple to prepare.
– 1 ounce of carrier oil
– 6 drops of camphor
– 10 drops of lavender essential oil
– 2 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
Preparation: mix all these ingredients together and stir well until the solution is homogeneous. Apply it on the affected areas and massage it into the skin so that it can treat the arthritis. Repeat the recipe and the process several times per day.
Ginger and Birch Bark Tea
The birch properties are activated by the ginger. Also, this plant will make the tea tastier and its analgesic effects will help relieve the pain caused by arthritis.
– Birch bark – 2 parts
– Ginger – 1 part
Preparation: use fresh ginger and grate it. After that, mix it with the birch, add water and cover the pan. Let it boil and after that turn off the heat. Let the tea steep and drink it when it has cooled down. You can also add clove or cinnamon for extra taste and if you want the tea to be sweeter, you can also mix some honey or stevia.
Joint Oil Blend
Some of the most painful and annoying symptoms of arthritis are the puffy and swollen joints. You can reduce the swelling and the pain by using a mixture of essential oils. Use it daily so as to get rid of the inflammation.
– 5 drops of chamomile oil
– 5 drops of lavender oil
– 5 drops of eucalyptus oil
Preparation: mix all these essential oils and at the end add the carrier oil (2 tablespoons). Stir well and then apply the mixture on your affected areas and massage it into the skin.
Raisins Soaked in Gin
No, this is not a cocktail, it’s just another effective remedy for arthritis. The gin is depurative and diuretic and the raisins have anti-inflammatory properties. Moreover, the alcohol contained in the gin will extract and enhance the raisins’ medicinal compounds.
– Gin – almost 2 cups
– Golden raisins – 1 cup
Preparation: use a shallow glass bowl to put the raisins and then pour the gin over them. Let the alcohol cover the raisins. If you have juniper berries, you can also add some of those. Cover the container and leave it like this for about one week. During this time, the gin will be absorbed by the raisins and the rest will be evaporated. Consume 9 of these soaked raisins per day. You will notice the effects in a few weeks.