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Joint Pain?

Joint Pain?

Friday, August 24th, 2012

Joint pain anyone? This morning when I took Tucker for a walk, I noticed that my jeans were tight (not just in the waist) but my around my knee. After wearing shorts all summer I didn’t notice that my left knee was swollen. It has been bothering me for a while so I decided to check into some natural ways to reduce swelling and found, to my amazement, that those wonderful herbs and spices have come to the rescue again!
Are you experiencing joint pain or do you have swollen joints? Well, if so, then you might be suffering from arthritis. Osteoarthritis, the most common type is mainly characterized by the inflammation of the joints. There are quite a few options from antibiotics or pain killers for the treatment of this problem. Those who do not prefer tablets or syrups or injections, can always opt for herbal remedies for dealing with it. It is a safe bet to use herbal remedies as there are hardly or zero side effects of these herbs. There are plenty of herbal remedies, which are used for reducing the pain in the joints. Check out the low cost of my “Just Herbs and Spices” and use them as supplements for a tasty change. Add them to soups and salads for a healthy and delicious diet.
Alfalfa: This is one of the most used and popular remedy. It is basically a traditional remedy and a kind of cure for arthritis and joint pain which has been passed from generations to generations. It is advised that instead of the Alfalfa powder, the herbal tea should be consumed for better results.
*Ginger: The uses of this wonder herb are innumerable. Ginger tea and compress are the easiest ways to tackle the swelling resulting from arthritis. It is very widely used in India.
Ginseng Liquor helps the body to deal with any kind of stress and joint pain. It has ginsenosides, which are at work when body experiences any kind of stress. Ginseng tea works wonders for treating arthritis. Asian Ginseng can aggravate the pain, so make sure you use American Ginseng.
Pineapple: Pineapple contains a chemical which prohibits swelling. It helps digest ‘fibrin’, which causes particular type of arthritis and joint pain.
*Sesame Seeds: The most important thing that sesame seeds have is the mineral copper. During the arthritis attacks, the nutritional needs of the body increase, which are recuperated with the help of copper.
*Oregano: A powerful antioxidant, which helps prevent cell damage from free radicals. Free radicals occur in case of inflammation, growing age and degenerative arthritis and joint pain .
Licorice: It acts like a cortisone and has crucial anti-inflammatory and anti-allergy effect. It has been used against inflammation and joint pain since long ago.
Celery: Eating raw or cooked celery is a good remedy against rheumatism and joint pain. It is rich in minerals and various parts of celery contain more than 25 anti-inflammatory compounds.
*Turmeric: Turmeric is the star amongst the herbs in Asia, especially India. There is hardly a problem which cannot be dealt effectively by turmeric. The yellow pigment of turmeric, curcumin has considerable anti-inflammatory effect.
Wintergreen: Wintergreen is the major component of wintergreen oil. Go for the dried herb as it can be toxic, when used in the form of concentrated oil.
*Rosemary: Rosemary tea is a good option for the improvement in arthritic condition and joint pain. It is a quintessential American folk medicine.
Willow: It has a chemical called Salicin and it was used as the original herbal aspirin. The willow bark tea works just like an aspirin and reduces pain and swelling.
Angelica: It is a herb which is used as a part of European folk medicine. There are 12 anti-inflammatory constituents in the western variety of Angelica. It has various anti spasmodic and joint pain relieving constituents.
Boswellia: It has an anti-inflammatory action which has rare properties. It is much like non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
I am sure, that by now, all those who are experiencing joint pain must have grabbed at least one herb out of your cupboard of the above mentioned.
Happy cooking- and remember to “Make every meal a “souper” meal”
Barb Tranello
President Blender

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