The word arthritis means “inflammation of the joints.” Arthritis strikes connective tissues in the body, causing joint pain, swelling, degeneration, and disability. The two major types of arthritic disease are osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative arthritis; and rheumatoid arthritis, also known as autoimmune or inflammatory arthritis. How to Cure Osteoarthritis Naturally? Diet and lifestyle changes can help along with the natural cures, however its a long term project.
Osteoarthritis rarely involves the process of inflammation, and so the name “arthritis” isn’t exactly appropriate for this joint disease. As the joint deteriorates, the synovial membrane becomes irritated and overproduces synovial fluid, causing swelling in the joint spaces. Sometimes this swelling is referred to as inflammation, although it rarely involves common symptoms of inflammation such as visible changes in the joint, heat, or involvement of the immune system. The irritation caused by friction between joint surfaces simply causes the synovial membrane to make more fluid than the joint can hold. Almost 80 percent of people over age fifty have some degree of osteoarthritis. Believed to be caused primarily by wear and tear, osteoarthritis typically affects weight-bearing joints, such as those of the hips, knees, and spine. And because the hands are in constant use, the finger joints are often affected as well.
How to Cure Osteoarthritis Naturally
Cure Osteoarthritis naturally by following the simple and natural remedies from your kitchen. You can use these remedies without the fear of any harmful side effects. Best osteoarthritis regimen includes a combination of exercise, rest and natural cures like turmeric, ginger, apple cider vinegar, blackstrap molass. Natural supplements like omega-3 fats, vitamin C, and glucosamine are also helpful.
Cherry juice and apple cider vinegar
If you are suffering from osteoarthritis, try Black Cherry juice, 1 tbs 2 times a day along with 1 tbs apple cider vinegar in 8 oz of water. Also take turmeric capsules 400 mg 3x a day. In around 10 days the pain will disappear. Some stiffness will be there but the pain will be gone. Try this for at least a month to get permanent relief.
Reduce pain with turmeric
Add 1 tsp of turmeric powder to a cup of warm milk and take it at night time before going to bed. You can also take turmeric capsules. See the label for dose.
In a 2010 study, Turmeric extract has been proven effective in reducing the Osteoarthritis pain. A group of patients was given 1,000 mg of Turmeric extract daily (containing 200 mg of curcumin) for three months. The group showed improved agility and 58% pain reduction. Source: “Prescription for Natural Cures” By James F. Balch, Mark Stengler.
Take one cup daily to reduce the stiffness and pain in joints. Regular use of coconut milk can even make the pain disappear.
Apple cider vinegar and BSM
Take a large tbsp of blackstrap molasses (BSM), diluted in hot water twice a day, for at least three month. After almost twelve weeks your pain will be gone. Apple Cider Vinegar is essential to remove calcium deposits from the joints. These two remedies should be taken together. BSM has lots of minerals and natural iron. Prescribed iron will bring problems such viral invasions according to my experience, but not natural iron content. ACV should be taken with a tsp. of honey (or BSM) for the valuable minerals which have not been assessed so far. Mix a tsp of apple cider vinegar and honey and add it to a cup of warm water. Drink it twice a day to cure osteoarthritis.
2 tsp honey, 2 tsp apple cider vinegar in 8 to 16 ounces of water 3 times a day cured sever arthritis, back pain and allergies in some patients diagnosed with rheumatoid and osteoarthritis. The dr. prescribed steroids, and 2 different immuno suppressant drugs and the side effects were horrible but these natural cures have helped the patients.
MSM to cure Osteoarthritis
Try pure MSM for your osteoarthritis? methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) treatment for knee osteoarthritis pain is very effective. Many capsules have additives so your best bet would be to use the pure flakes (available through health food stores or online). One “formula” found to help rebuild joint cartilage uses glucosamine sulfate (750 mg x twice a day); MSM (2500 mg per day in divided doses) and, if you have severe arthritis, then add chondroitin sulfate (1200 mg per day). It takes about 6 weeks to work but should decrease your pain substantially before then.
Pomegranate juice and coconut oil
Taking pomegranate juice or pomegranate extract as well as cherry juice stops the enzyme that contributes to osteoarthritis. Three to four tbsp of Coconut oil taken regularly can help reduce stiffness.
Barley cereal for osteoarthritis
Barley is a high-quality, whole-grain carbohydrate. It contains a good amount of soluble fiber, which helps lower cholesterol and stabilize blood-sugar levels, reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes and keeping mood stable. Barley is also a good source of vitamin B6, a B vitamin that may help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Rich in dietary fiber and selenium, barley has substantial quantities of minerals like phosphorus, copper and manganese, niacin, folate, essential amino acids and anti-oxidants. Trace mineral copper present in barley brings relief to patients of rheumatoid arthritis. Copper is a co-factor of the anti-oxidant enzyme superoxide dismutase which is beneficial in relieving pain and inflammation. Moreover copper is also required by the enzyme lysyl oxidase that helps to produce collagen and elastin which are required for enhancing flexibility of our bones, joints and blood vessels. Make a healthy barley cereal by cooking barley in equal amount of water and organic cow milk for about 40 minutes. Now add dates or honey to sweeten it. Enjoy it daily in the morning.
Take SAMe Daily
SAMe has been shown effective in studies to reduce Osteoarthritis
Eat fish at least twice a week, and eliminate as many processed foods from your diet as possible, especially those made with hydrogenated vegetable oils, which disrupt the important activity of delta-6.
Limit red meat, add walnuts and flax seeds
Limit the consumption of red meat. To help balance other fats, include omega-3 rich walnuts and flax seeds in your diet. For Osteoarthritis sufferers, the ideal diet for eicosanoid balance includes plenty of low-fat protein, vegetables, whole grains, and small amounts of fresh fruit. It contains little or no refined sugars or refined grains.
Arnica Montana to cure osteoarthritis
Homeopathic medicine arnica montana has shown effectiveness in injury related Osteoarthritis, please consult a qualified homeopath for dosage, if your Osteoarthritis is injury related.
Celery to cure osteoarthritis
Celery likes sandy soils and needs good fertilizers. Eat it as a vegetable and collect the seeds. Celery is good against Cystitis, liver problems, and arthritis; the Seeds reduce blood pressure and cholesterol. Celery is rich in iron, vitamins A, B, and C. You can eat large amounts of celery boiled in milk or water.
Clove and Cinnamon Tea
Cinnamon and clove tea can help relive the stiffness and pain of osteoarthritis. Take clove or cinnamon tea twice a day. You can mix clove and cinnamon in the same cup of tea. Make your tea by adding two to three cloves and 1-2 cinnamon sticks to boiling water and let it simmer for 10-15 minutes on low heat. You can also take clove capsules. Start with 1-2 capsules a day and slowly working up to 10.
Cayenne pepper in olive oil
Add 10 fresh cayenne peppers or 4 tsp of crushed cayenne pepper in a half pint of extra virgin, cold pressed olive oil. If the peppers are fresh, let the mixture sit for several (4-5) days otherwise you can use it right away. Take one tsp of the mixture daily.
Cayenne pepper contains capsaicin, used as a spice, and as an oral or topical medication by Native American and Asian cultures.
Oral capsaicin can irritate the stomach or cause stomach ulcers. Cayenne pepper has crossover allergic reactions to other substances. If you have an allergy to latex, avocado, bananas, chestnuts or kiwi, do not take cayenne pepper. Because capsaicin can increase stomach acidity, don’t use cayenne if you are taking stomach acid reducers. Capsaicin can also increase the risk of bleeding in people who take blood thinners or have bleeding disorders. Do not use cayenne pepper without discussing its use with your medical practitioner.
Make olive oil a regular part of your diet — substitute olive oil for other types of cooking oils in salads and other dishes. A study conducted by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania looked at olive oil’s similarity to NSAIDs. The study found that oleocathin, a substance found in olive oil, has similar properties to NSAIDs in inhibiting Cox-1 and Cox-2 enzymes, which can cause chronic inflammation. Olive oil in food preparation, may reduce inflammation and benefit those with arthritis in similar ways to omega-3 fatty acids, which are known to decrease inflammation.
Research has shown that certain foods and nutrients may help ease osteoarthritis symptoms. Incorporating some of them into your diet could be a great way to support your current treatment program. And in the end, you may boost your overall health as well.
Strawberries are packed with vitamin C. Some studies suggest vitamin C may stymie the progression of osteoarthritis and the accompanying cartilage loss. Other good C sources: oranges, peaches, and red bell peppers.
This brew is brimming with antioxidants called catechins, inflammation quieters that could delay cartilage damage in people with arthritis.
The more plant-based foods you add to your diet, the better it probably is for your joints. A Mediterranean-style diet that emphasizes fruit, nuts, and veggies may help quiet inflammation. (Leafy greens also happen to be rich in vitamin K, a nutrient that seems to play a role in osteoarthritis prevention.)
Traditional Chinese martial art “Chi kung” is perfect exercise for those suffering from this arthritic condition. One stress free exercise “embracing the tree” from chi kung opens the meridians and energy circulates freely throughout the body and eliminates toxins and increases immunity to fight osteoarthritis.