Greek: Arthi- Joint and Ritis- Inflammation.
It is a painful disorder that effects joints and causes stiffness and agonizing pain both. There are varying symptoms that prevails along with arthritis i.e. redness, swelling, warmth and decreased feel of emotions that affects joints.
Types: over 100 types of arthritis exists but most common type of it is
- Rheumotoid Arthritis (Auto immune disorder that affects hands and feet)
- Osteo Arthritis (Degenerative Joint Disease that affects fingers, knees and hips)
Other types of arthritis are all rheumatic diseases like
We will be discussing more about it as it is very painful symptom and knees really hurt and the pain is unbearable.
-Pain medications like ibuprofen and paracatamol can be used to inhibit the pain.
-Alternative applying ice and heat pack is very useful.
Turmeric and Ginger Tea – As both ginger and turmeric are anti – inflammatory so it will help osteo arthritis. Turmeric has antioxidant named Curcumin , a powerful antioxidant and it lowers the production of two enzymes that causes inflammation.
Epsom Salt Soak – It contains magnesium sulphate (MgSO4 ), which is a magical substance for getting relief from pain. A daily religious treatment of knee and feet will help in relieving the pain.
More of Magnesium – Have more and more of Magnesium. One ancient Indian Ayurvedic remedy is having powdered Euryale ferox (Makhana) along with almonds. They are rich source of Magnesium and helps in relieving pain too.
Lubricate your knee with Olive Oil
A generous massage of warm olive oil along with dried ginger powder ease the arthritis pain and also helps in reducing inflammation. According to the studies it is has been seen that 1 ½ spoon of this concoction (OOL +Dried Ginger) = 200mg of Ibuprofen.
Studies have shown that Dandelion leaves have higher amount of Vitamin C & Vitamin A which helps in repairing damaged tissue and also flushing the toxin from the liver. Dandelion contains linoleic acid and linoleum in it and the properties of both is to suppress inflammation and regulate immune system.
White Willow Tea (Original Aspirin)
White willow bark, found in late 1829, has some incredible healing properties; it has one active ingredient called Salicin.
Salicin is converted to Salicylic acid which is ASPIRIN
But it is better to have the original tea and it has very less side effects and when it passes through our stomach. It reduces inflammation and pain reliever too.
Now let us glance at some AYURVEDIC REMEDIES TOO
According to Ayurveda , it is caused by Vata Dosha (air). Arthiritis is the condition where Ama and vata are combined. Ama (toxic) accumulation is due to poor digestion too. Amavata is called Arthiritis in Ayurveda.
Guggul, is the ayurvedic medicine can be taken 3gm dose per day after meals.
Juices like Orange or Sweet Lime juice (Keenu ) should be taken as it contains Vitamin C responsible for reducing skeleton pain.
A hot oil massage of Mustard oil and Sesame oil is very beneficial as it lubricates the knee joints.
Avoid intake of hot and spicy foods and also some vegetables like cabbage, cauliflower, spinach, okra and broccoli should be avoided.
Fenugreek is excellent natural inhibitor of Ama and corrector of Vata dosha too. Powdered fenugreek is proved to be very good in pain relieving.
These are the remedies stated above and many more insights on Arthritis is going to come in the next articles..