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Natural remedies for Inflammation

Natural remedies for inflammation that are useful

By Veena Deo


In this article I am going to discuss about natural remedies for Inflammation, Arthritis that one can adopt for pain free life style. Also, I will discuss the use of Turmeric and Boswellia based herbal supplements.

The word Arthritis means inflammation of the joints. It is derived from the Greek word Athron, means that Pain is excruciating and it does not allow a person to lead normal pain free life. In addition, inflammation, stiffness also occurs in the joints.

Exposure to water for extended period, to cold, for a long time is some of the common causes of Arthritis and Inflammation. Genetics, age, infections, trauma, deficiency of organic sodium, minerals, mental or physical strain, obesity, cold weather, accumulation of Ama Tatva or impurities in the body are also some other causes.

Ayurveda believes that when the digestive power of body gets weakened, then the residue of Aahar Ras or undigested food material gets accumulated in different parts of the body. This is known as Aam Tatva and when this gets accumulated in joints, Arthritis or Rheumatism occurs. The main symptoms in Arthritis are joint pains and stiffness of joints.


There is no cure for Arthritis and Rheumatism. One can only adopt a number of techniques which can control the Joint Pain, inflammation and keep the person active.

Natural remedial for Inflammation and arthritis that one can follow -

Prepare a paste of wheat flour with fresh juice of Aloe Vera and make small rolls of equal size. Fry these lightly in Cow Ghee or Clarified butter. After drying them a bit, make a powder of these rolls and add a little bit of sugar. Take about 60 grams of this twice a day.

Cut a Potato into small pieces without removing the skin. Soak it in cold water overnight. Drink this water early in the morning.

Intake of Garlic in food is recommended. Garlic has the potential to relieve the problems of Arthritis as it has an anti-inflammatory and Vatshamak properties.

Drink Lime juice diluted with water. Joint pains are associated with Uric acid and are also a cause of Arthritis. Citric acid found in lime is a solvent of Uric acid.

Add Camphor in Sesame oil and gently massage the affected area (Check Camphor based pain relief oils like Muscle & Joint Hrx).

Drink lots of fluids.

Body should be kept warm at all times.

Flax seed oil contains Omega-3 fatty acid. Hence it helps to reduce the inflammation of joints. Take this oil with bread or sprinkle it on food at lunch or dinner time.

Take ¼ teaspoon of Turmeric powder in the morning with water, before eating or drinking anything else.

Drink Alfalfa Tea.

Roast dry Horse gram, soak it in water and take the supernatant water at the top.  Season this water with one or two cut pieces of Garlic and a little oil. This can be consumed once a day for joint pain, Arthritis, Inflammation and stiffness.


When one uses the above natural remedies in conjunction with herbal supplements, the inflammation and severe Arthritis pains can be managed for better health.

I hope the above natural remedies for inflammation, arthritis are useful to all.

Also read on- Muscle pain reliever

 

Dr. Veena Deo is an Ayurvedic Doctor in India. All the information provided above and opinions expressed above are her own and should not be construed as medical advice. This information and on supplements is provided for educational purposes only. For questions or to consult Dr. Veena Deo, please send an email to veenadeo@herbsbenefits.com

 

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