According to some reports, arthritis has affected humanity since 4500 BC. Arthritis is an awful disease that can cause ugly and extremely painful swellings. Our ancestors could only use natural remedies to ease their pain. However, the modern researchers have discovered that most of those remedies were indeed effective and can also be used today.
Anti-Arthritic Ointment – Recipe
– 40 grams of camphor powder
– 50 grams of dried mustard plant
– 3 egg whites
– 10 ml pure alcohol
Grind the dried mustard plant in the coffee grinder and leave it in a bowl for 10 minutes. Beat the egg whites and pour over the alcohol. Finally, add all the ingredients in the bowl and mix until the camphor dissolves. At the end, you will obtain an ointment with the same consistency as sour cream.
The entire ointment quantity that you have obtained must be used during the same day. Thus, you will need to prepare a fresh ointment every day. Apply it in thin layers over the swollen and affected areas. Let it cure for about 10 or 15 minutes, then wipe the skin with a clean cloth soaked in warm water. After you have performed this procedure, you must lay in the bed, under the blanket (to keep you warm) for at least 2 hours. Apply the ointment 3 times per day.
The mustard seeds have been used since the ancient times as food, spice and medicine. They are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, iron, phosphorus, zinc, selenium, magnesium, calcium and manganese, substances that have been associated with improving the arthritis symptoms.
The mustard plant has healing properties used by the Chinese herbalists to treat abscesses, rheumatism, bronchitis, colds, toothaches, ulcer and digestive disorders. The studies have confirmed that the mustard seeds are helpful in reducing asthma, rheumatoid and arthritis symptoms. Moreover, they can prevent cancer. In what regards the joint pain, the patch with warm mustard seed oil can offer relief. Even today, the mustard patch is used for rheumatism, arthritis, back pain, muscular pain and chest congestion.
Be very careful to always inform your doctor that you’re using natural remedies and plants because some of them can interact with the conventional anti-inflammatory medicines.