What is the top arthritis treatment for those who wish to use holistic, natural healing solutions? The answer is even better than perhaps anticipated. Rather than 1 solution, we offer 7 remedies in our Arthritis Natural Treatment Guide.
So What Are The Top Natural Remedies For Arthritis?
- Aloe Vera;
- Boswellia (or Frankincense);
- Eucalyptus Oil;
- Green Tea;
- Ginger Root;
- Turmeric (or Curcumin);
- Willow Bark.
These wonderful natural remedies are effective in the treatment of both rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis.
Learn about these 7 incredibly effective herbs, the ways to use them and get a 3 stage, easy to implement, treatment plan. Commonly known as Sip, Soak, Scrub!
Step 1 – Sip,
Step 2 – Soak,
Step 3 – Scrub.
Read on for full details.
Natural arthritis treatments have become many peoples preferred option. They are gentle, safe and effective. There has been a great deal of research on the effectiveness of natural remedies when treating arthritis.
The vast majority of studies show that used in combination with prescription medicine, or as an alternative, sufferers responded positively to natural therapies. The Arthritis Foundation has several articles about this research and promotes natural supplements and treatments.
However I always recommend if you take prescription medicines you check with your doctor before beginning alternative treatment.
We have assembled the following list because each is proven to be effective, safe to use and can aid both rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.
7 Incredibly Effective Natural Remedies For Arthritis (The Best Solutions On One Page)
Insanely Effective Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is already widely known for its natural healing properties.
This amazing plant is a miracle worker. It is incredible for all minor ailments such as cuts, scrapes and for softening the skin.
However we love Aloe Vera because it is a natural and powerful anti-inflammatory.
It is due to the anti-inflammatory properties that makes us wild about this plant. And because it is so incredibly effective while being super easy to use!
There are many ways that Aloe Vera can aid arthritis sufferers.
The easiest way is to utilise the raw natural plant. What we are looking for is the juice/sap that is produced when you break the tips. This can be rubbed into the affected area and brings instant cooling. Research has shown that continued used helps towards 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 effective. Again rub it into the joints causing distress.
Top Tip: 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!
You can’t beat the brilliance of Boswellia. It is truly worth the time spent trying to track it down!
We probably know it as the more commonly used name .. Frankincense.
Boswellia has fantastic anti-inflammatory properties. While in some areas it may be difficult to find, a good natural food supplement store should be able to locate it for you. If you wish to source yours online then I recommend the following: Click for Boswellia Supplement
It is the sap from the Boswellia tree that is used to treat both Rheumatoid and Osteoarthritis. Boswellia supplements help as an anti-inflammatory however it also has a massive benefit for arthritis sufferers is its ability to block leukotrienes.
Leukotrienes are produced by the body. The issue is overproduction means they attack healthy joints. This is an autoimmune reaction and commonly associated with Rheumatoid Arthritis. While not in the same autoimmune classification, research studies also indicate that the anti-inflammatory properties of the Boswellia are incredibly helpful and beneficial for Osteoarthritis.
You will usually find Boswellia as a supplement but topical creams are also excellent.
Eradicate Pain With Eucalyptus
Eucalyptus is widely available from good health food stores or suppliers of natural aromatherapy essential oils.
The active ingredient in eucalyptus are tannins, which are proven to be effective in helping to reduce swelling, inflammation and reducing arthritic pain.
Arthritis sufferers are recommended to use Eucalyptus topical oils and creams. For maximum benefit after applying the oils/creams to the afflicted areas you should following with heat therapy.
Use this dual action approach by applying the Eucalyptus oil or cream to the afflicted area and then place a hot compress on top.
Go GaGa For Ginger
Yes Ginger. We know it better as a common household spice however ginger takes its place in our top picks for the natural treatment of arthritis for its anti-inflammatory properties rather than the taste!
Studies indicate Ginger is a hugely beneficial spice for the aiding of pain. This is due to it’s anti-inflammatory effects. Add it to tea, let it soak and infuse. Take it finely sliced in salads. Add it to fruits and blend for a delicious arthritis soothing smoothie.
Note: Later when we arrive at our top arthritis treatment there is a recipe for an awesome tea which captures the best of ginger. Get the full recipe and use daily as a way to treat arthritis naturally.
Goodness Gracious It’s Green Tea
Not only is Green Tea one of most popular and healthy drinks ever, it has widely recognized anti-inflammatory properties.
Initially Green Tea was primarily considered a natural treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis, however further clinical studies and research has shown that the anti-inflammatory properties of Green Tea are equally useful and effective for osteoarthritis.
Green Tea is probably known most useful as drink, but don’t be fooled by this supermarket staple, it can also be used and is equally beneficial in tablet or tincture form.
Easy to find and easy to use. Go get Green Tea and feel great!
Turmeric To Tackle And Treat!
If you thought this tasty treat is only used as a flavor enhancer in our favourite curries and dhalls… think again!
Turmeric is hailed as one of the best natural arthritis treatments available due to its extremely potent anti-inflammatory properties.
Early clinical research studies show that turmeric (or curcumin as it is known medically) may actually slow the progression of arthritis, both Osteo and Rheumatoid.
Studies indicate it is most potent when taken from the fresh natural root. Root turmeric is now commonly available.
Cut up chunks of the root and add to fruits to create your own arthritis treating smoothie. Add slices to a salad. Or, if brave, juice it separately and take 1 tsp ofthe juice 2 times a day.
Beware… the juice from this little root is bright orange and if you get it on your clothes or skin … well … you’ll maintain that orange color for a long, long time!
If for any reason you can’t find it in natural root form, or don’t want to go through the process of peeling, juicing or blending there is a brilliant alternative in the form of arthritis relieving turmeric supplements.
Wow Yourself With Willow Bark – With A Warning!
Note: Always ensure you take as directed.
Willow Bark is one of the most effective natural arthritis treatments.
It is most likely the longest used herbal anti-inflammatory known and was chewed in the days of Hippocrates.
When using Willow Bark getting your dosage right is critical. The reason being is that if you take too much you can worsen inflammation or develop an eye catching rash!
If taken as instructed Willow Bark will be incredibly effective. Don’t be tempted to take just a little bit more…
Clinical research studies indicate it is effective as a natural treatment for both Rheumatoid and Osteoarthritis. However it is the top natural health treatment for Osteoarthritis, particularly if affected in the neck, back or hips.
Willow Bark is taken orally and is a supplement you want to buy from a trusted and reputable retailer. You can then be totally confident of quality and getting the dosage right. Click here for a wonderful willow bark supplement.
The Absolutely Natural Top Arthritis Treatment – Sip Soak Scrub.
Step 1 – Sip Turmeric And Ginger Tea.
Turmeric and Ginger Tea
Step 1 - Sip Our Natural Arthritis Treatment
- 4 cups water
- 1 tsp fresh (or ground...but fresh is best ) ginger
- 1 teaspoon fresh (or ground...but fresh is best ) turmeric
- Step 1 Add water to a saucepan and bring to the boil.
- Step 2 Add the ginger and the turmeric.
- Step 3 Cover and Reduce to a simmer (make sure its a simmer not a boil).
- Step 4 Let the tea simmer for at least 15 minutes.
- Step 5 Strain off the turmeric and ginger.
- Step 6 Enjoy 2-3 times per day.
- Step 7 Use honey if you require any sweetener.
Step 2 – Soak In Salt
Step 3 – Scrub With A Eucalyptus And Peppermint Rub
Eucalyptus and Peppermint essential oils are excellent for arthritis. They both have naturally occurring analgesic (pain-relieving) properties. As well as providing pain relief they both have an immediate cooling effect. This means that this third step treatment provides instant relief (cooling) and long term relief (analgesic) from arthritic pain.
To prepare this scrub you need good quality eucalyptus essential oil, good quality peppermint essential oil, Rock or Sea Salt or for a rub (rather than scrub) a carrier oil (olive, grape or almond are best). You also need to find a dark glass bottle to store (dark glass prevents light destroying the essential oils).
Eucalyptus and Peppermint Scrub
Top Arthritis Treatment Step 3
- 2 cups Sea or Rock Salt
- 1/2 cup Carrier Oil - I prefer Coconut
- 1/8 cup Honey
- 5-8 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil
- 5-8 drops Peppermint Oil
- Step 1 Scrub: Combine all the ingredients and mix well. Easy!
- Step 2 Rub: Remove salt from the recipe. Replace with an additional 1/4 cup of carrier oil and combine with the coconut oil, honey and essential oils.
- Step 3 Use the salt scrub or the oil rub after the salt soak.
- Step 4 Rub and massage into areas of pain.
- Step 5 Let the treatment soak into the skin for a minimum of 15 minutes.
- Step 6 If you are using scrub – rinse off with warm water
- Step 7 If you are using rub – wipe excess oil of the body with a soft dry cloth.
- Step 8 Note: rub recipe is awesome as a massage oil….so go get some some help applying it… 🙂
I hope you enjoyed this post and gain some comfort from our Arthritis 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.
Please do let me know if you try out top arthritis treatment, the 7 herbal remedies and your experience with them. Plus also I’d love your feedback or let me know if you are aware of any other treatments which should be added to our natural arthritis treatment guide.