|How to treat joint pain with herbs and home remedies?|
Imagine you wake up one morning, feeling yourself a little more stiff than usual…..but you try quickly to dispel this thought with the first cup of coffee. This stiffness is starting to tease you every morning and your knees begin to "crack" and hurt when getting out of bed.
Sometimes your movements are harder and you have acute joint pains and swelling. Can this be warning sign or indication of degenerative arthritis?
Well, if you are over 50, then your chances increase. The same is true if you're energetic young man.
The word comes from greek - "arthir" (joint) and "itis (inflammation). Arthritis is a joint disorder caused by inflammation. Symptoms are pain and discomfort restricting your movements.
There are two main types of diseases of the joints. Let's pay a little more attention to:
Cartilage forms protective substance toward the end of your bones, where they are binded to the joints. When the cartilage between the joints begins to wear out, your body tries to solve the problem by producing bone formations (by stretching or contraction of the tendons) - this is what causes the pain.
Osteoarthritis is an inflammation of the bones and joints, usually appearing in elderly people, but can also be hereditary, due to injury or it may appear in obese people.
The exact cause of rheumatoid arthritis still remains a mystery, but according to many experts it’s an inflammatory "response" of the body, where the immune system reacts instantly to inflammatory infections. It has the same symptoms as osteoarthritis, but makes joints swollen, fragile.
Treatment and Side Effects
As often happens, patients suffering from arthritis are on the losing side when it comes to side effects and commercial treatment.
One of the particularly shocking statistic shows that patients spend one third of their monthly incomes to treat stomach ailments, caused by arthritis medicines. So, why not to looking for alternative treatments with herbs and home remedies, with no side effects.
Herbal treatment for for joint pain
That is a powerful herb with anti-inflammatory effect. It is proved that the red pepper delaying the symptoms of arthritis. It brings relief in joints by stimulating the release of endorphins in the body.
Two out of three people, (regularly used highly concentrated doses of ginger) reported a reduction in pain. Ginger is also a great anti-inflammatory remedy (with his warming effect on the joints), leading to rapid pain relief.
Sage (salvia tea)
It helps clearing toxins and free radicals from the body, and has important antioxidant properties. It also contains volatile oils, which are known to have healing properties.
Boswellia (or known as Indian frankincense)
This herb helps connective tissue to heal itself by keeping the blood circulation in the body, improving our mobility, taking down the flow in the joints. Also it has anti-inflammatory effect.
Bay leaf purifies joints
Take 5gr. bay leaves and put them to boil about five minutes in 300 ml of water. Leave aside the mixture for four hours in a tightly closed container. Drink small sips within 12 hours! Repeat the same procedure within three days, by eating only vegan / vegetarian food.
Old folk recipe for joint pain
Grate some wild chestnuts (remove those that are spoiled). Put them in a jar and fill up with camphor spirits. Close it very well and leave it in the sun. On the sixth day open the jar and add a teaspoon of sal ammoniac (ammonium chloride )and one teaspoon of refined sulfur (from the drug store). Close the jar again very well and leave it for two more days in the sun, stirring occasionally. On the seventh day add a table spoon of turpentine. Use this ointment over the affected joints.
Compress relieving inflammations in joints
Grate one kg. of carrots very fine. Make a compress covering the affected area.
Firstly, put a nylon in order to not run out the juice and then apply the grated carrots. Wrap it up with gauze or cloth (tight bandage) and leave the compress from of 24 to 48 hours.
Benefits of Treating With Folk Recipes
Natural Remedies work! Since the beginning of time, individuals have been depending on natural remedies.
It’s proved that almost every illness have a natural remedy. The most important advantages of natural remedies are:
Very easy to use with no side effects and they are prepared with no chemicals
Much milder on your body and you know exactly what ingredients are in your remedy
Natural Remedies Are Safer, Everyone Knows About The Negative Effects Of Drugs Overuse
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Daily headaches affect millions of people. It is usually caused by increased intracranial pressure (migraine). However, it can occur also in healthy people because of the weather changes (sunny, rainy, snowy) or due to fatigue. According to statistics, women suffer more often from headaches than men. Attention ! If you have frequent headache complaints, consult with a specialist - neurologist.
Types of Headaches
It is characterized by throbbing pain occuring periodically, especially when one is awake. Doctors have not yet determined exactly what causes migraine. But according to most studies the cause of migraine can be starvation, stress, insomnia, odors, weather changes, spicy foods, etc. A person suffering from migraine should necessarily go to see a doctor.
Intracranial Pressure - increasing pressure within the skull. The most often causes are intracranial hematoma or brain tumors. It is characterized by dizziness, drowsiness, and usually occurs early in the morning.
Headache Induced by Stress
Usually, the pain is caused by stress, and is defined by muscle and emotional tension. People who suffer from this type of headache should visit a neurologist. Pain can also appear because of suppressed latent depression.
Headache Related to Traumatic Brain Injury (concussion)
Usually it lasts for several years after the injury, and it is accompanied by irritability and dizziness.
Headache Triggered by Weather Changes
Headaches can increase during seasons. High or very low temperature may cause a migraine. Changes in atmospheric pressure also lead to headache and sinus pain.
Insomnia is often associated with low levels of the hormones serotonin and melatonin. This leads to severe headache and feeling of dizziness.
Bright light coming from the light bulb, computer monitor or TV are often at the root of headaches. There are people who are sensitive even to the sunlight.
14 Natural Headache Remedies and Folk Recipes, Helping to Relieve Pain
Peel the lemon peel, and cut the lemon into two halves. Get the one half and apply it to the affected area. Attach it using a towel. You can also drink every day ¼ glass of potatoe juice and ½ black currant juice.
Peppermint Tea and Cinnamon
1.Boil strong green tea and add a pinch of cinnamon or peppermint. Drink up the tea and lie down for a while. The headache will go away.
!!! Contraindicated for people wit high blood pressure (peppermint lowers blood pressure).
2. Peppermint is a healing plant that relieves headaches. It is enough to make a tea and drink 2-3 glasses. The headache goes away after 15-20 minutes.
3. Holding a peppermint leaf in the area of the temples and forehead also can helps.
Mountain Ash Berries (viburnum)
1.Eat fruits of viburnum three times daily (50-80 grams) or squeeze its juice and drink. You can freeze the fruit in the freezer to have fresh fruit in the winter
2.Or you can mash the fruit and add sugar (1: 1) , cook it 15-20 minutes, cool the mixture and pour it into jars. Keep in a cool place. Drink it during Winter and Spring.
You can drink ¼ cup a day potatoe juice, but if have only systematic headache. Also, you can put thin strips of potatoes on the eyes, forehead and temples. It’s very effective.
Peppermint Essential Oil
Massage your temples with essential oil of peppermint. The peppermint essential oil reduces headache. Besides temples, apply the oil to neck and shoulders to reduce tension.
Peppermint Tea Bags on The Eyelids
Take two tea bags of peppermint and soak them in hot water. Then lie down, close your eyes and place the packets on the eyelids. Lay for ten minutes or so.
Soak your feet in warm water with a few drops of lavender oil. Hot water will vascularised your legs and reduce pressure in the blood vessels in the rest of the body, including the head. The oil of lavender with its aroma helps to relax and relieves pain.
Infusion of Peppermint, Chamomile, Foeniculum Vulgare and Valerian Roots
This combination of herbs helps headaches caused by fatigue and stress. Mint, chamomile, fennel (fruit) and valerian (roots) were mixed in equal amounts. Two tablespoons of the mixture is put into a pint of boiling water. Stay in a thermos one night and the next day strain. Liquid drink one cup before bedtime.
Chamomile Tea (or rosemary tea)
Take 15 minutes to have rest a rest, make chamomile tea and drink it slowly in a darkened room. Chamomile tea contains substances that reduce pain and help you relax. It is believed that rosemary tea also hinder the pain.
Coffee With Lemon
Many people drink a cup of coffee as soon as they feel the first signs of a headache. Yes, the coffee really helps to relieve pain, but do not overdo it. One or two cups of coffee can help, but more may have a negative effect. Many argue that coffee with lemon helps even more, so it is not bad to drink a coffee with a slice of lemon.
The Power of "Hoku" Point
With the tips of the thumb and forefinger, press the place (tendon) between the thumb and forefinger of the other hand. Press it and gently massage this point about 1-2 minutes and then repeat the same on the other hand. If you are pregnant, do not use this method.
Take a scarf or cloth and tie it tightly on the forehead. Instantly you will feel pain relief. Some people recommend the towel to be soaked in vinegar first.
Apply pieces of raw beet to the temples and forehead. These pieces contain lead, which has a soothing effect on the blood vessels of the brain, and eliminate the pain.
Red Wine, Honey and LemonMix half a liter of red wine, a finely chopped lemon and a teaspoon of honey. Drink 4-5 sips several times a day. This mixture helps with headache and stress.