Rheumatoid arthritis is caused by auto-immune disorder in which body’s defense mechanism starts attacking healthy cells of the body and destroy them too. This disorder can affect any organ of the body and also affects synovial fluid of the joints; infection in synovial fluid causes cartilage damage which results in stiffness in joints and painful movement. This is a systemic disorder which keeps on progressing and if not treated can lead to complete joint immobility.
The major symptom of rheumatoid arthritis is that it affects joints on both sides of the body; in very rare cases it affects the joints only on one side. Women are more common victims of this arthritis though exact causes of this problem are unknown but genetic factors, environmental factors, hormonal changes, body’s ability to cope-up response and trauma and long-term smoking are believed to be few factors which may increase risk in a person of getting rheumatoid arthritis. Home remedies for rheumatoid arthritis are safe and effective ways to calm down symptoms of the problem and stop the progression of disease and reduce its intensity.
Home Remedies for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Massages work as potent home remedies for rheumatoid arthritis. These relieve pain, swelling and promote movement. Take half cup of mustard oil and heat it a bit to make it warm. Add a teaspoon of grounded camphor to it and mix them well. Massage troubling joints with this, you can massage all the joints of the body to stay active and move painlessly. This is one of the best home remedies for rheumatoid arthritis.
You can take warm tub baths or shower in the night to avoid morning sickness and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. Fill a bathtub with warm water and add two cups of Epsom salt to it soak and relax in the tub for 20 to 30 minutes. Later take warm water shower, this will bring relaxing sleep and you will be able to move freely next day.
Prepare a ginger and turmeric decoction. Add a two inch long crushed piece of ginger to a cup of water, boil the mixture for few minutes and let it cool down. Later when mixture is warm add a teaspoon of turmeric powder and two teaspoons of honey, drink when it is warm and repeat this remedy regularly for few days. This is one of the fast-acting home remedies for rheumatoid arthritis.
Take two tablespoons of cayenne pepper and add this to half cup of cocoa butter or coconut oil, mix them well and apply directly over affected joints. This paste is highly effective in curbing pain and inflammation and promotes movement. Cayenne pepper has tremendous properties to numb nerves carrying pain signals to brain, application of this paste provides instant relief from pain and works as one of the most effective home remedies for rheumatoid arthritis.
Rheumatoid arthritis affects small joints first – fingers, wrist, ankle and toe are quite early victims of the disorder. If you are experiencing stiffness and pain in these joints add half teaspoon of cayenne pepper to a cup of apple cider vinegar and dip affected joint in the mixture for 20 minutes. This is one of the best home remedies for rheumatoid arthritis which will provide relief and allow you to perform daily activities painlessly.
Take two egg-plants and mash them to form a paste, heat two tablespoons of castor oil over a pan and add the egg-plant paste to it, fry the paste. Add some cumin seeds, half teaspoon of turmeric powder, two crushed cloves of garlic, coriander and salt for taste. Consume this once in a day and repeat it for few weeks. This works as one of the best home remedies for rheumatoid arthritis.
Drink herbal teas like licorice and nettle leaf two three cups in a day. These teas are wonderful in relieving the symptoms of the problem. Just add one teaspoon of licorice to a cup of boiling water and let it boil for few minutes, let the mixture cool down and when it is warm strain and add two teaspoons honey and drink. Stinging nettle is available in the form of teabags which you can use to drink two to three cups in a day to gain relief. Both of these are tremendously beneficial home remedies for rheumatoid arthritis.
Drinking lemon juice few times in a day also works well in keeping progression of rheumatoid arthritis under control, just add juice of a lemon to a glass of warm water and also add two teaspoons of honey, drink two to three glasses in a day to gain relief.
Include flaxseeds in the diet, chew on a tablespoon of flaxseeds or just add to cereals or curd with meals. Stay active during the day and perform mild exercises regularly.
Walking, jogging, swimming, aerobics, yoga etc are tremendous home remedies for rheumatoid arthritis. Drink plenty of water during the day and consume foods like celery, onion, kelp, watercress, horseradish, mustard, garlic, parsley, blueberries, lemon etc., these foods are anti-inflammatory which relieve symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis effectively.
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