Natural Treatment for Rheumatism Arthritis

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In the following post, you will find effective natural methods of treatment for Rheumatism Arthritis and home remedies to prevent and reduce the pain and inflammation that are caused by it. 

natural treatment for arthritis

What is Rheumatism Arthritis?

Rheumatism Arthritis is the most common name for the group of diseases that affect the joints of the body and is considered one of the most common causes of disability among those aged 65 and above.
The problem can affect one joint, for example, the knee, or several different areas in parallel. 

More than 350 million people worldwide suffer from one form or another of arthritis, with the most common type being osteoarthritis. 
Almost all sufferers experience joint pain, range of motion impairment, and in severe cases also physical deformity of the joint. 

If you are worried that you are already in an advanced stage of the disease, it is very important that you also contact your attending physician.

Recommended Foods

good foods for treatment of arthritis
  • Flax seeds and walnuts will work against inflammation.
  • Cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli and cauliflower, have anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Fresh pineapple juice contains Bromelain, an enzyme that has been proven to reduce the intensity of inflammation.
  • Drink plenty of water, which cleanses the body of waste and toxins and prevents dehydration.
  • “Good fats” or unsaturated fats, found in olive oil, whole sesame tahini, avocado, nuts, and almonds.
  • Fresh vegetables and whole grains, which contain dietary fiber that help remove waste that has accumulated in the intestines.
  • Sulfur-rich foods such as asparagus, cabbage, garlic, onions, and blueberries, which inhibit the breakdown of collagen and thus contribute to a slowdown in the breakdown of cartilage.

Foods You Should Avoid

  • Vegetables from the Solanaceae family: tomatoes, potatoes, eggplant, and capsicum. 
    These foods contain a toxin called solanine, which can trigger allergic reactions and pain in some people and is also claimed to accumulate in the joints. 
  • Animal products such as red meat, eggs, and saturated fats,
    due to their arachidonic acid which promotes inflammation and acidity in the blood.
  • Avoid white flour and simple sugars.
    Instead use whole grains to gain the dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals that are found in them.
  • Dairy products are suspected of being allergenic.
    For those who suffer from arthritis, it is recommended to consume substitutes such as oat milk, spelled milk, almond milk, or any other non-dairy milk.
  • Avoid canned foods since they contain preservatives, flavorings, etc.
  • Also avoid sausages and hot dogs, which contain nitrites that are converted in the body to a toxic substance called nitrosamines.

9 Best Natural Remedies for The Treatment of Arthritis

Celery seeds, Nettle leaves, and Dandelion leaves

These three plants relieve arthritis due to their anti-inflammatory property, by lowering the acidity in the blood, encouraging the excretion of urine, and removing toxins from the body. 

It is advisable to consume these plants in the form of infusions from the dried plants.
They are available at various health stores and herbalists.

Turmeric

turmeric as a treatment for arthritis

Contains an active ingredient called curcumin,
which is found to be a very powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant,
However, it is not so easy getting curcumin in the right dose and absorbing it effectively. 

Therefore, it is recommended to take the curcumin in a capsule or a pill with added black pepper which helps for better absorption.
Adding turmeric on your basic routine will also help,
but be aware that it contains a very small amount of curcumin compared to the capsules.  

ginger and turmeric tea

Ginger & Turmeric Tea – a Natural Treatment for Arthritis

The ginger properties are very similar to turmerics. 
Both plants come from the ginger family, both originated in the east, and with both the root is used as a spice and as a medicinal plant.
Both ginger and turmeric have anti-inflammatory and strong antioxidant qualities,
They reduce pain levels and move blood to the edges of the body, to the fingers and toes.
Using ginger and turmeric is also suitable for people who suffer from a constant cold at the edges. 

Ginger can be consumed in the form of capsules, liquid extracts, or infusions. 

Ingredients for a turmeric and ginger tea

  • ½ teaspoon of turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon of ginger
  • 2 cups of boiling water

Sport Activity 

swimming pool

Sport activity contributes to weight loss, which is a very desirable result in cases of joint pain. 
Your body weight influences the level of pain you suffer from arthritis, as high weight puts pressure on the joints, especially the waist, knees, and legs. 
Reducing the pressure on the joints relieves the pain and prevents the aggravation of the inflammation. 

Also, exercise is not just about weight loss –
It preserves joint flexibility, circulates blood, and activates muscles,
Therefore, it helps in reducing long-term pain.

You should do aerobic exercises, like swimming which is a great option, and avoid activities that focus on weight lifting.
Of course, be sure to stretch and warm-up before and after training.

Bath Using Magnesium Sulfate

magnesium sulfate bath

Magnesium Sulfate is a natural mineral,
It is a compound of magnesium and sulfur. 
While magnesium soothes damaged nerves and cleanses muscles,
sulfur helps disinfect and treat inflammation, so it is a mixture of healing properties. 

A hot bath with Magnesium Sulfate soothes the body, circulates blood and relieves joint and muscle pain.
It is also an excellent option for relaxing the body, treating inflammation, and disinfecting.

Cinnamon

cinnamon natural treatment for arthritis

Cinnamon may relieve joint pain. 
Mix half a teaspoon of cinnamon powder and a teaspoon of dates syrup in a glass of water and drink every morning on an empty stomach, for several days. 

You can also make a cinnamon paste and date syrup and gently massage the sore area.

Cherries

cherries natural treatment for arthritis

Cherries are a great source of magnesium and potassium, which help reduce the pain caused by rheumatism. 
Magnesium is a natural painkiller and potassium helps reduce inflammation. 
Eat eight to ten cherries daily, they can be canned, frozen, or fresh cherries.

You can also drink cherry syrup. 
Boil several cherries in water for a few minutes until a strong, sweet syrup is formed. 
Drink it daily for several months.

Setaria Oil

setaria seed oil

The anti-inflammatory properties found in Setaria seed oil may function as a natural treatment for the various symptoms of arthritis. 
Regularly massage the affected area with Setaria seed oil to help heal swollen joints. 

You can also drink one teaspoon of Setaria seed oil daily to relieve the pain. 
The oil is safe and does not have any side effects.

Olive oil 

olive oil natural treatment for arthritis

Olive oil acts as a natural painkiller for those suffering from joint pain, thanks to the beneficial enzymes COX-1 and COX-2.
These enzymes help to strengthen the cartilage and “soften” the movements so that they will cause less pain. 
Olive oil is unique in the way that it is effective for outdoor use and also when added to your favorite foods.

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