Joint Pain and Arthritis are the one of the most devastating conditions faced by individuals, particularly elderly women today. A few natural remedies for relief from joint pain or Arthritis are discussed here.

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  • Six drops each of Chamomile essential oil can be added to four ounces of Carrier oil such as Soyabean, Sesame, Avocado or Almond. These can be added to warm bath and the painful area can be soaked for a few minutes.
  • Drinking ginger tea at bed time is particularly recommended for Rheumatoid Arthritis.
  • Studies reveal that a vegetarian diet is beneficial in eliminating joint pain and Arthritis to a great extent.
  • Drinking Black Cherry juice (diluted with water) atleast twice a day has been proven beneficial for relief from Arthritis.
  • Gentle massage with oils help in pain relief. A little vegetable oil or massage oil can be massaged with finger tips on the affected joint (avoid directly massaging the joint, instead massage just below or above the area) for five minutes daily.
  • Turmeric, a member of ginger family, has great medicinal properties and heals inflammation and mild joint pain. Ayurvedic experts are of the opinion that turmeric reduces joint pain to a great extent.
  • Ayurveda recommends a high-carbohydrate diet while cutting down on animal foods, milk and milk products.
  • Increasing intake of omega-3 fatty acids by consuming cold water fish, walnuts or ground flaxseeds are recommended. Even fish oil supplements help in maintaining low protein in the diet.
  • Consider eliminating certain food categories from diet for a month or two “ for instance, avoid sugar intake except for fruits, or avoid citrus fruits, or soy, wheat and corn and observe the difference in symptoms.
  • Feverfew capsules taken once or twice a day helps due to its anti-inflammatory effect.
  • Turmeric and ginger being anti-inflammatory herbs are considered as effective in pain relief. 
  • Regular stretching exercises, yoga and meditation are also beneficial.
  • For joint pain that is not associated with Arthritis, stretching exercises, warm bath massages and rest are recommended.