12 Natural and Proven Remedies for Joint Pain That Actually Work
Joint pain problems affect people worldwide, 20% of the American population suffers from diseases like arthritis causing people to miss work and live a poor quality of life. By 2040, it is estimated that almost 78 million people will be suffering from arthritis alone. Joint pain has been recorded as far as back as 4500 BC which is why some of the best remedies for the affliction are natural ones passed down from centuries out of which some have been proven to work and here they are.
This is a gum-like resin sticky in nature and derived from the Mukul tree. It has properties that neutralize the NF –kappaB which is the main gene that manages the inflammatory reactions in the body. It determines whether to delay, prevent or treat conditions of inflammation before it can cause disease. Research at The Southern California University of Health Sciences’ found that when guggul was given to patients for one month, their symptoms of swelling, inflammation, pain and stiffness reduced.
How to use it:
Take a 1/4th teaspoon tincture guggul and add to ½ tsp of water and drink half an hour before every meal thrice daily.
Eucalyptus oil has analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties which soothes and relieves joint pain from rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis or muscle injuries. All you have to do is mix up to 10 drops of eucalyptus oil with peppermint oil along with carrier oil such as moringa or olive oil. Rub the oil mixture into the aching joints and you will feel instant relief.
Black cohosh is an excellent remedy for muscle pain as it works as an anti-spasmodic and contains salicylic acid which is an anti-inflammatory ingredient found in many creams and ointments for pain. You need to use not more than 40 mg to 80 mg of cohosh per day. Mix 2-4ml of cohosh tincture to water or tea and consume thrice a day. You can also buy it in capsule form but avoid this if you have liver issues.
Cinnamon is also good for joint pain because it contains an ingredient called cinnamaldehyde that is responsible for the cinnamon flavor. It prevents the release of inflammatory fatty acid like arachidonic acid in the body. Cinnamon also reduces inflammation in arthritis.
Mix 1 small tsp of cinnamon powder with 1 cup water and 2 tsp honey and drink this in the morning and at night.