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Arthritis Natural Treatment Guide Holistic Remedies

Arthritis Natural Treatment Guide Holistic Remedies

Treat Arthritis Naturally – Arthritis Natural Treatment Guide

Want to know how to treat Arthritis naturally?  Find out the best suggestions in the Arthritis Natural Treatment Guide.

For Phil S!

This arthritis natural treatment guide should bring some relief! Find how to treat rheumatoid arthritis and how to treat osteoarthritis with 7 differing herbs, along with 3 easily prepared natural arthritis treatments.

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Don’t Suffer With Arthritis. These Remedies Are Amazing and Effective.

Natural arthritis treatments have recently become topical and there has been a lot of research. While all of these herbs and treatments are safe I always recommend you discuss this with your GP or specialist before beginning any course of natural treatment, particularly if you are on medication already.

In this article each herb and each remedy is offered because they are excellent for both how to treat rheumatoid arthritis and how to treat osteoarthritis.

Regardless of rheumatoid or osteo there are remedies for how to treat arthritis naturally which will allow you to manage the pain and ease the symptoms.

Please do let me know if you try these and your experiences. Plus also feedback and let me know if you are aware of any other treatments which should be added to the arthritis natural treatment guide.

Arthritis Natural Treatment Guide Holistic Remedies

Aloe Vera – Arthritis Natural Treatment Guide

Already widely known for its natural healing properties Aloe Vera is a miracle worker as one of our natural arthritis treatments. It is amazing for cuts, scrapes, softening skin and also as a natural anti-inflammatory. There are many ways that Aloe Vera can aide arthritis sufferers. If you can get hold of the raw natural plant then the juice/sap produced when you break the tips can be rubbed into the affected area and brings instant cooling plus longer term pain reduction.

If you cant find the natural plant then a bottle/tub of good organic hand-cream or sunburn cream (truly!)which contains natural Aloe Vera is also excellent. Again rub it into the joints causing distress.

For general health also try to add Aloe Vera juice to your diet – it is widely available as a supplement or as a drink in most good health shops!

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Boswellia – A Natural Treatment For Arthritis

Boswellia – Arthritis Natural Treatment Guide

If you are seeking another awesome herbal treatment for how to treat rheumatoid arthritis or how to treat osteoarthritis then you can’t beat the Boswellia. It is truly worth the time spent trying to track it down!

Also commonly known as Frankincense it has fantastic anti-inflammatory properties. Most often you will need to go to a homeopath or good natural food supplement store to find it. What you’re looking for, like Aloe Vera, is the SAP from the Boswellia, a tree native to India.

The sap from the Boswellia tree works differently for Rheumatoid and Osteo. For Rheumatoid it helps as an anti-inflammatory but the biggest impact is by blocking leukotrienes. Leukotrienes are produced by the body and actively attack the healthy joints of sufferers with autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. Studies also indicate that the anti-inflammatory properties of the Boswellia are also incredibly helpful for Osteo sufferers.

You will usually find Boswellia as a supplement tablet but the topical creams are also excellent.

Arthritis Natural Treatment Guide Holistic Remedies
Eucalyptus is known for it’s beneficial soothing properties and is an excellent remedy for arthritic pain

Eucalyptus – Arthritis Natural Treatment Guide

Again Eucalyptus is widely available from most good health shops or anywhere you can find natural aromatherapy oils. The active ingredient in eucalyptus are tannin’s, which are proven to be effective in helping to reduce swelling, inflammation and therefore reducing the arthritic pain.

For arthritis sufferers use Eucalyptus topical oils and creams. After applying the oils/creams to the afflicted area most sufferers find the benefits of eucalyptus is magnified by following up with heat therapy. So to gain maximum benefit of using eucalyptus as one of your natural arthritis treatments apply the oil or cream and then place a hot compress on top.

Ginger – Arthritis Natural Treatment Guide

A common household spice Ginger takes it’s place in the arthritis natural treatment guide because of it’s anti-inflammatory properties rather than the taste!

Studies indicate Ginger being one of the most effective herbs/spices for aiding in pain relief due to it’s anti-inflammatory effects. Later in the article there is a recipe for an awesome tea which captures the best of ginger as a way to treat arthritis naturally.

Green Tea – Arthritis Natural Treatment Guide

Not only is Green Tea one of most popular and healthy drinks ever, it also has widely recognized anti-inflammatory properties. Initially considered a natural treatment for those seeking how to treat rheumatoid arthritis research has found that the anti-inflammatory properties of Green Tea were equally useful for those looking at how to treat osteoarthritis.

Not only is Green Tea useful as drink, it can also be used and is equally beneficial in tablet or tincture form.

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Turmeric is well known for its anti-inflammatory properties and is an essential element of treating arthritis holistically.

Turmeric – Arthritis Natural Treatment Guide

Not only used in making our favourite curries and dhalls, turmeric is being hailed as one of the best natural arthritis treatments available due to potent anti-inflammatory properties. Early research studies indicate that turmeric may actually slow the progression of rheumatoid arthritis.

It is best when used from the natural root, now commonly available and thankfully best taken orally. The juice from this little root is bright orange and get it on your clothes or skin – well, you’ll remain that colour for a long long time!

Can’t find it in natural root form, or don’t want to go through the process of pealing, juicing or cooking – it can also be found in tablet form from most good health food retailers.

Willow Bark – Arthritis Natural Treatment Guide

Now this is one where I flag up again – check with your GP first.

While Willow Bark is probably one of the most effective and most commonly known natural arthritis treatments (It is most likely the longest used herbal anti-inflammatory known and was chewed in the days of Hippocrates) getting your dosage right is critical as take too much and you can worsen inflammation or develop an eye catching rash!!

While studies indicate it’s usefulness in both Osteo and Rheumatoid it is indicated that it may be more effective in how to treat osteoarthritis particularly if affected in the neck, back or hips.

Again Willow Bark is taken orally and my suggestion is definitely buy this from a good retailer as you can then be pretty confident of getting the dosage right.

Arthritis Natural Treatment Guide Recipes

A drink, A soak, A rub – 3 natural arthritis treatments

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Ginger is an excellent remedy for arthritis – include it in your diet often.

Turmeric & Ginger Tea – Arthritis Natural Treatment Guide

4 cups of water

1 tsp fresh (or ground…but fresh is best ) ginger

1 teaspoon fresh (or ground…but fresh is best ) turmeric

Add water to a saucepan and bring to the boil.  Add the ginger and the turmeric. Cover and Reduce to a simmer (make sure its a simmer not a boil).  Let the tea simmer for at least 15 minutes. Then strain off the turmeric and ginger.

Enjoy 2-3 times per day.  Use honey if you require any sweetener.

Epsom salt soak – Arthritis natural Treatment Guide

Epsom salt contains magnesium sulfate.  In this soak we are interested in the magnesium because of its awesome anti-inflammatory properties.You can prepare this soak in a large bowl, but if your arthritic area doesn’t fit comfortably in a bowl I suggest the bath!For the bowl – 125 grams of Epsom salt added to a large bowl of warm waterFor the bath – enough warm water to be able to comfortably submerge the arthritic area/s and 2 cups of Epsom salt to dissolve in the water.Dissolve the salt into the water.  Soak for at least 15 minutes.  Believe me this is one of the best natural arthritis treatments around!

Eucalyptus and Peppermint Rub – Arthritis Natural Treatment Guide

While these oils can’t cure arthritis they both have naturally occurring analgesic (pain-relieving) properties. Added to this is that they both have an immediate cooling effect that often brings instant relief from arthritic pain.

To prepare this rub you need good quality eucalyptus essential oil, good quality peppermint essential oil, some carrier oil (olive, grape or almond are best) and a dark glass bottle to store (dark glass prevents light destroying the essential oils)

Because essential oils are potent you need to add them to a carrier oil as on their own they can be irritating to the skin (it also makes expensive essential oils last a lot lot longer!)

In 2 tablespoons of carrier oil add 5-10 drops of eucalyptus oil and 5-10 drops of peppermint oil.  Store in the dark glass bottle away from any light source and rub into arthritic areas when they ache.

I hope you enjoyed the Arthritis Natural Treatment Guide.  If you try the suggested holistic remedies I would love to hear from you.  Please leave a comment in the thread below or contact me directly by clicking here.

You may also like to read my post on Aromatherapy Essential Oils for Arthritis.

Last updated on 21 January, 2018 2:49 am

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16 Responses to Arthritis Natural Treatment Guide Holistic Remedies

  1. you give some very interesting facts here with the variety of different techniques to use to help or decrease in the battle against arthritis. Your topic on turmeric caught my attention. as far as the root being the best part of this spice to use. I have been using a turmeric power in my food products on a daily basis. So I don’t know if I am doing good using the powder or if is of no use to me in this form. Any suggestions? Should I stick with the powder or find the root product?

    • Hi Angela

      The powdered tumeric does come from the root and so as long as its good pure quality and is as fresh as possible then it will be of benefit. However like any herb, spice or food…fresh and whole is always better. The curcumin will be much more potent and effective if you use the fresh root or get a good quality curcumin/turmeric supplement in capsule form. If you cant get fresh then continue with the powdered form as that will be much better than nothing at all.


  2. Hello Jason,i am happy i landed in to your site because i have gained a lot of information.Most of the herbs you have discussed in this post i know they help keep the body strong and healthy.It has never clicked in to mind they could be of use when it comes in to treating athritis.I personally work in a hospital set up and we always tell our patients to use drugs to curb the symptoms when they occur.I can now offer health education on alternative herbs and also refer many to your site to get more knowledge.Keep up the good work.

    • thank you so much for your comments. It’s these types of comments and feedback that makes me so happy to be delivering this information. If through Healthynatured we can offer support or hope to even one person then I will be satisfied.

      Much love and blessings to you


  3. Hello, I enjoyed your article. More information needs to get out to the public that there ARE natural cures for just about every ailment out there; not just pharma drugs. That’s why I’m glad to see you spreading the message 🙂
    I don’t have arthritis but my grandmother (deceased) used to tell stories about honey bee stings as a cure for arthritis. Apparently, the venom in the bee acts as a healing agent as it reduces inflammation… Thought I would share that. Good luck with everything!

    • Hi Christian,

      Thank you for your comments. I am delighted to hear from you. You are 100% correct that you can buy Bee venom honey for arthritis and it works wonderfully, likewise bee pollen honey for sufferers of hayfever (locally produced is best as it matches the type of pollen in the area)

      Best Health


  4. Hi Jason,

    As a former Holistic Nutritional Consultant, I was so happy to see these natural and not so well known alternative remedies for the treatment of arthritis.

    Some of these remedies have been around for ages, and before the world lost it’s reverence for the natural healers of the communities, these remedies would have been a no-brainer, as most, if not all the remedies you mention are alkalizing in nature, and an acid/alkaline balance is key in reducing any kind of inflammation in the body.

    Thanks for the wonderful post and for shedding some light on these great, natural alternatives.


    • Hey Heather

      Thanks for your comments

      You are of course correct and I’m hoping that with many of us beginning to send information out there it will reverse the trend of pharmaceuticals and allow people to find their way back to nature. It’s difficult but necessary

      Much love


  5. Hi Jason,

    Arthritis is a chronic painful disease and most medical practitioner will prescribe non-steroidal to eliminate the pain in their patient. However, that tends to burden other aging organs as well.

    I like this list of herbal remedy for arthritis and one of it, ginger, is what I often use to give myself a warm soak at the leg after a long days work. I think using these herbs simultaneously with glucosamine will give added value to delaying pain that comes with arthritis.

    • Hi Cathy,

      Thanks for writing in. I’m glad you enjoyed the article, I wrote it for a very good friend who suffers terribly with arthritis and the remedies have helped her. You are right about supplementing with glucosamine…and you can do that naturally as well by boiling and making a broth from left over bones and cartilage from your meats or even better from the shells from lobster or shrimps. Just an excuse to now have another lobster dinner!

  6. I was not aware of some of the herbs that you mentioned as being beneficial to reducing inflammation and pain in arthritis.

    For instance, I have always known that that ginger is very good for upset stomachs but I never knew about its uses for Rheumatoid and Osteoarthritis.

    I will get my mom to try some of these as she suffers badly with Osteoarthritis and has just been diagnosed with it in her spine.

    The Epsom salt baths sound just the ideal solution for her to start with.

    Thank you for this very helpful information.


    • Hi Lis,

      Thanks for your comments and feedback. It’s very much appreciated!

      Please let me know how your Mom finds the remedies. If she hasn’t tried Boswellia I also highly recommend that she does. There are some awesome natural tablets that contain turmeric and bosellia and most good health stores stock them. Get her to try them, plus the bath and then when she gets out of the bath have her rub some of the peppermint/eucalyptus blend into her spine. While not a cure i guarantee she will feel so much better. Really hoping it works for her!

      To your, and your mom’s, best health


  7. I do not suffer from rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis nor does anyone in my family but I do get how debilitating this disease can be. It’s amazing how we can find in nature the remedies for our ailments. This guide is very informative and the recipes are even more helpful. I think I might even try the ginger tea as it very relaxing to me.

    • Hi Ana,

      Thanks for taking the time to write in. I’m glad you found the article interesting. Do try the ginger tea, its not only for arthritis but also keeps the immune system in top health! And is delicious!

      wishing you best health


  8. Hi Jason

    Lovely website you got there. I love reading about natural remedies and I found your content very interesting. I especially love the colours you’ve put there. I feel healthy just reading your info. I especially enjoyed reading about curing asthma naturally. Very well done and I look forward to seeing your progress.


    • Hi Jelly,

      Thanks so much for your comments and I’m glad you enjoyed the articles! Hope to see you back again soon. I appreciate your support!

      best health!


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