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Anti-inflammatory Herbs for Arthritis

Updated on July 7, 2011

If you were born in the baby boomer years when you see the word “herbs,” marijuana might be one of the words that come to mind. Well, medical marijuana is listed as one of the Anti-inflammatory Herbs for Arthritis; however thank goodness it is not the only herb with anti-inflammatory characteristics. Since medical marijuana requires a prescription from a doctor to be legal, I am providing you with links to my research nevertheless, this will not be the main focus within this hub.

Prior to listing the anti-inflammatory natural herbal remedies that my research has revealed that do not require a prescription; let’s take a look at the crippling disease of arthritis. Delve into Google Health and you will learn that arthritis is inflammation of the joints which results in pain, swelling, stiffness, and limited movement.

Symptoms and Causes of Arthritis

Please note that rheumatoid arthritis is only one type of arthritis there are over 100 different types of arthritis and the depilating symptoms can be:

  • pain and or warmth around a joint
  • redness of the skin and or reduced ability to move the joint, and
  • stiffness or swelling of one or more joints

Causes of this joint inflammation may occur for numerous reasons including:

  • general “wear and tear” on specific joints
  • a broken bone and or serious injury to the joints
  • an autoimmune disease in which the immune system tricks the body into believing there a foreign body part and attacks the joints in that location, or
  • infection which can be caused by viruses or bacteria

The type of treatment one receives is determined by the cause of the arthritis, the severity, which joints are affected and how the condition affects your daily activities. Your doctor should take into consideration your age and occupation as well. There are numerous prescription drugs available to treat arthritis, however if you are like me, and many others you might prefer to explore alternative medicines prior to taking strong prescriptions. For me this is a personal preference that has to do a lot with my heritage of which perhaps I will discuss in another hub, and what happened to my dad. But for now let’s take a look at the numerous places arthritis can attack your body and the anti-inflammatory herbs for arthritis information I’ve discovered.

Doctors’ for Herbal Remedies

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD article titled The 6-Week Arthritis Cure asks,Don’t want to be one of the over 16,500 Americans who unnecessarily die yearly from arthritis medications?” Of which, I’m sure that most people would prefer not to be a part of such statistics.

Unfortunately, it's been less than a year since my dad died from complications generated from what my family and I believe resulted from too many prescription drugs for arthritis. Hopefully this hub will assist others from having to endure such a tragedy.

Dr. Teitelbaum’s theory about curing arthritis consists of a program devised to decrease inflammation and help to mend the affected joints. The components of his program are:

  • To repair the joints by taking a combination of glucosamine sulfate, MSM, and Chondrotin along with a good multi-vitamin.
  • To restore function through movement by begin to stretch, exercise, lose weight if necessary, and the application of heat.
  • To rule out and treat infections and food allergies, which can cause inflammation and aggravate arthritis symptoms.
  • To reverse inflammation by taking natural anti-inflammatory herbs to assist in reducing swelling thus eliminating pain.

Natural Arthritis Herbal Remedies and Foods

I’ve include the video to the right because it reveals that there are numerous ways to reduce inflammation without prescription drugs; one means is by monitoring one's diet. and including anti-inflammatory foods.

Now for the anti-inflammatory herbs remedies that Dr. Teitelbaum recommends are boswellia, willow bark, and cherry. In addition, to those I have discovered there are a few more anti-inflammatory herbs for arthritis:

Salai Guggal
Salai Guggal

Boswellia Serrata

Boswellia is a moderately large branching tree found in the dry hilly areas of India. The tree trunk is tapped and a gummy oleoresin is exuded. A purified extract of this resin is used in modern herbal preparations and has anti-inflammatory action much like conventional nonsteriodal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

Salix alba
Salix alba

White willow or Willow bark

The ancient Egyptians used white willow for inflammation. The white willow tree is a native to Europe and Asia. This arthritis herbal remedy can be used instead of ibuprofen or aspirin because it does not appear to be an irritant to the stomach lining.

 Prunus
Prunus

Cherry

Cherries can be found in America, Europe, and Asia. The University of Michigan researchers have performed a recent study that has revealed that a cherry-enriched diet reduced inflammation markers in animals by up to 50 percent. Other studies have indicated that the anthocyanins in cherries may be beneficial for arthritis, including a range of other inflammatory-related conditions.

Zingiberaceae -Circuminoid
Zingiberaceae -Circuminoid

Curcumin

The rhizomes of the turmeric plant are boiled for several hours and then dried in hot ovens, and then are ground into a deep orange-yellow powder commonly used as a spice in curries and other South Asian and Middle Eastern cuisine.  It is said to stimulate blood circulation, solves blood clot, is an antioxidant and an anti-inflammatory agent that relieves pain. Curcumin is an active ingredient that has an earthy, bitter, peppery flavor and a mustardy smell.

Zingiber officinale
Zingiber officinale

Ginger

This underground stem or knobby rhizome has been grown in Asia, India, and Arabia since ancient times. It is known to aid digestion, treat an upset stomach, and nausea for more than 2000 years. In recent years it has been found to reduce inflammation.  In a study of 261 people with osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee, when the ginger extract was used twice a participants experienced less pain and required fewer pain-killing medications.

Harpagophytum procumbens
Harpagophytum procumbens

Devil’s Claw

This herb comes from the southern portion of Africa. The active ingredients are believed to be iridoid glycosides called harpagosides found within the secondary root. The Rheumatology journal published a study that compared devil’s claw extract to the anti-inflammatory prescription drug Vioxx (now off the market, but one of the drugs my dad was on for years). Within six weeks the devil’s claw was deemed as effective as the Vioxx for reducing pain and it also appears to work in the same manner as the Cox-2 anti-inflammatory drugs such as Celebrex (another one of the drugs that my dad took for years).

Symphytum officinale L
Symphytum officinale L

Comfrey

Comfrey cream – Comfrey is an herb with a plant origin in Asia and Europe. It is a perennial with oblong dark green leaves that is full of vitamins, minerals, and chlorophyll. Chlorophyll acts as a catalyst, to promote healing within the body and is a valuable blood purifier. Comfrey cream has been taken off the market as an oral supplement however; it can be used as a topical cream containing comfrey extracts.

The herb comfrey contains potentially dangerous levels of pyrrolizidine alkaloids (a toxic substances) so it is not to be taken orally any longer. Studies have shown that individuals using comfrey extract cream during a three week period showed an improvement in mobility and pain.

Cannabis -photo from commons.wikipedia
Cannabis -photo from commons.wikipedia

Medical Marijuana

Marijuana requires a prescription to use for medical reasons otherwise it is illegal to use. Most of the articles that I read revealed that this herbal drug showed improvement in movement, less pain, better sleep and a reduction in inflammation. However, this drug is still illegal in many states and research is still being done to determine how and what this drug will be prescribed for.

Ending Notes…

In summary I would like to say that the purpose of this hub has been to inform readers that at times there are alternative medicines that can assist an individual through pain and illnesses just as well as prescription drugs. For years doctors, the government, and the FDA have been against herbal medicines. However, within recent years numerous doctors have began researching and recommending some alternative medicines. Personally, I feel blessed to have found a doctor that works with me and meets me halfway when it comes to prescription verses herbal drugs.

Please do not view this as a pro herbal remedies and con prescription drugs rant; however in some ways it might should be. Over the years I’ve watched my dad suffer badly with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) I was under the impression that he had been taking some herbal remedies and getting relief from them. However, it was not until he was on his deathbed that I realized the numerous harmful prescription drugs he was continuously taking. My dad’s last days were spent bleeding profusely from all major organs because of previous side effects from the medications he had taken over the years.

He spent his last days having numerous blood transfusions and dying a slow painful death as he was taken off of all previous medications that relieved pain and reduced swelling. I am not a doctor, or an herbalist; I am just a daughter that loss her dad way too soon. And the saddest thing is that if my dad had lived through this ordeal, his doctors were talking about possible herbal remedies that could be suggested for him; to assist in elevating the pain and suffering associated with RA. The doctors knew he could NO LONGER be on the prescription drugs that he had been using for so many years. Now that is an example of the full-circle of bureaucratic crap that is centered around natural remedies and alternative medicines.

Common sense to me would have deemed to have Dad on herbal remedies first and used the prescription drugs as emergency alternatives. Anyway, hopefully someone else can benefit from this story. So please keep an open mind to herbal remedies that might have less harmful side effects than some prescription drugs. And by all means whatever you are taking be it prescription or natural herbs take time to research, ask questions, and research some more to find out what the product is doing to your body.

If you like this hub and want additional information; you will find the below link helpful as well:

Natural Anti-Inflammatory Remedies for Arthritis

Disclaimer:

This information is solely for informational purposes. IT IS NOT INTENDED TO PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. Before engaging in any complementary medical technique, including the use of natural or herbal remedies, you should do your own research, and then consult your present physician. If your doctor does not believe in alternative medicines and you would like to give them a try then find a reputable doctor familiar with natural herbal remedies for arthritis that can assist you in deciding what treatments might meet your specific needs.

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      psychicdog.net 7 years ago

      This information is very helpful, thanks Money Glitch. A recent study of marijauna in the UK revealed that although the use of the herb has increased the incidence of schizophrenia in the population has not changed accordingly indicating the old argument might be invalid.

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      well researched hub Money and it is very useful, thumbs up, and good advice as well, Maita

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      RTalloni 7 years ago from the short journey

      I have had tremendous benefit from cherry, tart cherry capsules, to be exact. Your hub is on target and I learned new information. Thanks for putting it together so well.

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      Andrea 7 years ago from Italy

      Great, this is another hub that should win the contest. I'm sorry about your father, and probably you are right; drugs have so many contraindications that causing damages is a great possibility. Unfortunately, as the health business is organized in that way, if a doctor gives you herbs he can be sued, if he gives you drugs is not; that's the way it goes. Rated, bookmarked and stumbled.

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      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      @psychicdog - Wow Psychic, as a child my parents use to tell us that marijuana had been linked to schizophrenia; however I thought they just made it up to keep us kids from ever trying the stuff. I did not know they were repeating what the medical field was saying. :) It will be interesting to see what happens with this debate in the future. Thx for the read. :)

      @Maita - Thanks for stopping by my #1 fan. I don't know how you do it, but I appreciate all your support, my friend. :)

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      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      @RTalloni - Thanks so much for sharing your experience with the cherries. I was wondering if anyone had used these herbs before. Thanks for stopping by. :)

      @hypnodude - Thanks for the condolences with my dad I just realize that it will be exactly a year next month. Although, the pain of the loss seems like just a month or so ago. Thanks hypno for your kind words and gestures. :)

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      a2z50 7 years ago

      Wonderful topic and Excellent Content . Thank you for getting this information out . I probably learned more her than I would at a doctor visit .Great stuff.

      Thank you!

      Ron

      As Always Also Rprcarz50 Keep up the Hubbing, Please

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      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      I'm glad that you enjoyed reading about the anti-inflammatory herbs for arthritis. Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting, a2z50!

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      myawn 7 years ago from Florida

      Nice Hub I love cherries and have some arthritis sohopefully they will help.

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      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      Hi myawn, I love cherries as well, I hope they will improve your arthritis. My dad had some success with eating and drinking Knox gelatin with his earlier bouts with the disease. Please try as many herbal remedies that your doctor will allow you to as well. Good luck on your quest to feeling better. :)

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      Tourmaline 7 years ago

      Thanks for the comprehensive article on anti-inflammatory herbs, especially marijuana. It's good to be reminded that nature is a wonderful source of food as well as medicine, if we know where to look.

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      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting on anti-inflammatory herbs for arthritis as you read this is one hub that has meaning to me because of my father. Have a great week. :)

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      Angela Michelle Schultz 7 years ago from United States

      Thanks for this hub! I never realized Cherry's was a good anti-inflammatory. I suffer from several inflammatory diseases, arthritis being one of them.

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      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      You are welcome Angela, I hope this helps to ease some of the inflammation for you. I have not personally used this one yet, however, a friend of mine has had success with it. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. :)

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      Enlydia Listener 7 years ago from trailer in the country

      I love turmeric....it is the herb of choice for inflammation...have also used it for infections. Nice hub.

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      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      Hi Enlydia, Thanks for stopping by and sharing your experience, I like turmeric as well. :)

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      ratnaveera 7 years ago from Cumbum

      Thanks for presenting this Great Hub provided with a lot of information about natural remedies for arthritis. Nowadays, many people are spending large sum of money to come out of this chronic health proplem. This Hub will be certainly helpful for them.

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      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      Thanks ratnaveera, I'm believe that one should seek natural cures whenever possible. There are so many expensive medications out there that harm one organ while healing another. :) Thanks for commenting.

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      miragerainy 7 years ago

      Thank you for the hub! You're absolutely right, we should seek natural remedies as often as possible and avoid as much as possible the drugs and medication. I can say from my own experience that it's life changing!

      Thanks again for the advices!

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      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      Hi miragerainy, thanks for stopping by and sharing your personal experience with seeking natural remedies verses drugs and medication.

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      Shane Brown-Daniels 7 years ago from Jamaica

      I really appreciate this hub, as someone right here is suffering from some symptoms you stated. Thanks!

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      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      Hhhhmmm, I'm sorry to hear that, but hopefully there is something here that can help ease some of the pain. I appreciate the read and thanks for stopping by and commenting. :)

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      myshing 7 years ago from Philippines

      Thanks for posting this hub.This is very informative.I am genetically predestined to suffer arthritis.This will serve as reference for a natural remedy option.Good luck!

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      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      @myshing - Hi myshing, I would recommend that you start adding some of the anti-inflammatory items like ginger and cherries to your diet now. Just because the genes are there does not mean we cannot attempt to try to change what might occur. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. :)

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      editorsupremo 7 years ago from London, England

      I read with interest your latest submission about marijuana. I'm of caribbean descent and I listened to many stories from my grandmother and mother of the use of this herb as a tea back in the West Indies. It was used for all sorts of ailments, in particular for pain relief and for soothing nerves, and was ground and infused in a pomade as hair grease. It has many good uses,

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      rpalulis 7 years ago from NY

      Though I am grateful for modern medicine, I have to agree that drugs are too easily pushed. It was only less than a century ago that herbal medicine was still common practice. I am terribly sorry to learn of your fathers death. Thank you for writing such an excellent hub, people need to realize the dangers in these side affects. I am often tempted to pop pain pills when my pain is unbearable, but will always seek out natural alternative beforehand.

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      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      @editorsupremo - Hhhhmmmm interesting I don't recall ever hearing of marijuana being used as a tea, however, it makes a lot of sense. Because many other types of teas like chamomile provide a calming soothing effect. Thanks for sharing how your culture in the past has used this herb for medicinal purposes. Thanks for the read and comments.

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      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      @rpalulis - Thanks for the sympathy for my dad. He is truly missed. Yes, it is amazing how modern medicine in the West has moved us away from using alternative medicines only to have some doctors slowly move back towards using herbs in some instances for sickness and disease. However, the Eastern nations have continually used natural cures verses drugs all the time.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. :)

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      Ben Zoltak 7 years ago from Lake Mills, Jefferson County, Wisconsin USA

      Well done, well written. In American (38th on the list of longevity) big business has used a smear campaign against many herbs and pointed only to expensive packaged pills as the only option. Glad to see you standing up for our health! I use cherries for my slight case of gout, I heard black cherries work the best.

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      billysgomez 7 years ago

      Very good info, never even bother about Arthritis before. I wish I can read clearly on the graphic above showing the bones in the human part.

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      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      @Ben Zoltak - Hi Ben, I have seen lots of confirmations that cherries are effective in reducing inflammation. And the great thing about cherries, ginger, etc. this items can be added to anyone's diets as a preventive measure. Thanks for stopping by for a read and sharing your experience with natural remedies. :)

      @billysgomez - Hi Billy, sorry that you can't read all of the words on the picture, unfortunately that it is at its largest view. :( Thanks for stopping by for a read and sharing your thoughts. :)

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      Harlan Colt 7 years ago from the Rocky Mountains

      Herbal rememdies are not patentable by big drug companies, therefore they will never be accepted by the powers that be.

      Your father's story is unfortunately one of many similar stories. My deepest apologies and appreciation for a great hub.

      - Harlan

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      kaja_mel 7 years ago from Saraland, AL

      Interesting article, I've bookmarked this hub. Thanks.

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      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      @Harlan Colt - Hi Harlan, You are right about the drug companies, and that is why I felt it important to wrote this article. To attempt to get people to start educating themselves and don't always be so quick to pop a prescribed pill that may be doing more harm than good. :)

      @kaja_mel - Hi Kaja, thanks for the read and bookmarking. :)

      Thanks to you both for stopping by and commenting. :)

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      Health Wise 7 years ago

      Wow, what a great hub. I've bookmarked it also..

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      Jess Killmenow 7 years ago from Nowheresville, Eastern United States

      Great info I can use! Thank you

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      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      @Health Wise - Hi HW, Thanks for the bookmarking :)

      @Jess - Thanks Jess, for the compliment. :)

      Thanks to you both for stopping by for a read and commenting. :)

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      Susan Ream 7 years ago from Michigan

      Wow, some wonderful resources here. I've been diagnosed with degenerative, corrosive osteoarthritis .. I used to be on Arthrotec which was wrecking havoc with my stomach. I'm now off due to a natural product. I've tried many ... but not ALL of the resources you mention here.

      I am on a product that supports the body's production of glutathione. It's the first supplement I've found that takes the pain AWAY. It's very expensive though .. I'd like to check out some of your recommendations to see if I can find a less expensive natural solution so I can be pain free without being money-free too... LOL

      Thanks for writing such a helpful article. Nice to have found YOU!

      Blessings!

      Mekenzie

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      jeremyf 7 years ago

      Good info! I've known a few people that have regularly taken ginger to help with Arthritis over the years with wonderful results. I know I try to keep my intake high, just in case.

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      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      @Mekenzie - Wow, Blessings to you as well MeKenzie! Thanks for sharing your story, so sorry to hear that you have a form of this disease. As you may know, natural remedies tend to work a little slower than prescription drugs.

      Hopefully your illness is in it's earlier stages so that you can research and find naturally remedies that work for you. Thanks again for your comments and best wishes on your journey. :)

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      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      @jeremyf - Hi Jeremy, I like ginger as well. I started out taking it and or cooking with it for upset stomachs. Since then I've continued to find new reasons to leave it in my diet regimen. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. :)

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      DjBryle 7 years ago from Somewhere in the LINES of your MIND, and HOPEFULLY at the RIPPLES of your HEART. =)

      Thanks for sharing informative and helpful hub! Two thumbs up! =)

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      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      Thanks Dj, for stopping by for a read and commenting. :)

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      Dr. Harris Meyer 7 years ago

      As a San Francisco chiropractor, I've used a handful of herbs, etc. for inflammation and arthritis over the years. They've often provided SOME success but my goal is physical improvement or cure (as much as possible) rather than just symptom relief. The biggest disappointment has been glucosamine. I am hopefuly about a new form though which I'll be trying this month with patients that is not shellfish derived. Good productive conversation here...sounds like lots of people getting benefit from this post!! Love that.

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      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      Thanks so much Dr. Harris Meyer, I appreciate you stopping by and commenting. I used a chiropractor years ago, for an injury from an accident; was very please to find that rather than using prescription drugs he preferred to use herbs and natural alternatives, as well.

      The purpose of this hub like most of my writing is just to give people information that can perhaps lead them to doctors like you and or to assist them in becoming proactive towards health issues they may become inflicted with. Thanks again! :)

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      Dr. Harris Meyer 7 years ago

      My pleasure. Navigating the health care waters is obviously a huge task. Good luck to you and others.

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      writer83 7 years ago from Cyber Space

      great article !

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      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      Thanks! :)

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      healthgesundheitinfo.blogspot.com 7 years ago

      This article was very helpful to me. I gained a lot of knowledge.

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      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      Thanks for stopping by for a read. :)

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      kims3003 7 years ago

      Very good article with lots of helpful information. Very nice writing style by the way.

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      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      Thanks for stopping by for a read and commenting. :)

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      John B Badd 7 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      Very educational hub, herbs are fascinating I need to learn more about them.

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      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      Hi John, I find herbs to be fascinating as well, I started using, learning, and studying about them several years ago. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. :)

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      Erin Holladay 7 years ago

      Interesting. Arthritis sounds so painful and unfortunately it runs in my family. The only problem with using certain herbs to reduce pain and welling is that they're illegal and if your employer drug tests, you can get fired. BeatATest.com has some great detox products to help you cleanse you system so you can pass. Hope that helps. Thank you!

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      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      Erin I'm going to leave your comment, however your statement about herbs is way off base and I think you know that. Unless you are speaking of marijuana and now even that has been legalized in some states. In addition, if I'm not mistaken most detox formulas have at least one herb in them. :)

      To my other readers, as I said in my hub do you own research, read, and consult with your doctor prior to trying any new herbs or drugs. Thank you! :)

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      Cheryl L. Cholley 7 years ago from Arizona

      Thanks for some great information. I met my husband 13 years ago shortly after his wife passed away. She died from complications associated with arthritis medications. It was a horrible and painful death.

      The worst part is my husband also has severe RA and when we met, he was taking at least three allopathic medications for the pain.

      When I showed him alternative herbal supplements, he eventually got off all the drugs and has since slowed the progression of the arthritis to a slow crawl. Compared to previously, his pain is minimal and diminishes rather than increases.

      I have brought him through many detox procedures to help remove the chemicals in his system that I believe are the origin of his arthritis, and believe one day his symptoms will diminish to almost nothing.

      One supplement I'd like to note, is sea cucumber. This is a powerful anti-inflammatory, and although it's hard to find, it is a lifesaver when dealing with arthritis pain. Give that one a try and see if it helps.

      In China it's well-known and taken by many people to help with pain. It's also a popular food over there, although it's rather strange-looking.

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      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      Thanks so much Cheryl for stopping by and sharing you and your husband's success story. I call it success because he has made the turn from 3 medicines to relying on natural remedies. I agree with you that detoxing is important as well.

      While I don't have arthritis, I know that it can be hereditary, hence the reason for my research to gain more knowledge and sharing with others what I've found. Thanks again for sharing your story. :)

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      Jennifer Lynch 7 years ago from Stowmarket, Suffolk.

      Hello this is a great hub. I found it very interesting and I will work on improving my diet. Arthritis runs in my family and my mother suffers badly from it. At 48 this week, I dont have any signs yet which is good but then I am vegetarian!

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      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      Thanks Jennifer for stopping by and sharing your thoughts. Sorry to hear that your mom suffers from arthritis badly. Great that you are a vegetarian, that should be helpful. Again, thanks for the read. :)

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      Dr. Harris Meyer 7 years ago

      Great list. I did not notice DMSO...what that in the list? Definitely worth checking out for joint and muscle problems. Not easily found in health food stores but easy to order off the internet. My patients, family, and I have used it successfully for many years.

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      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      Thanks you Dr. Meyer for stopping by again, commenting and sharing the info on DMSO. I greatly appreciate it! :)

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      jeanie.stecher 7 years ago from Seattle

      Hi there Money Glitch. Read your hub and found interest in it. I like the portion where this health problem could be cured by or through the very products of nature itself and in a natural way. I also agree that it is effective since herbal medicines or natural medicines have proven its effectiveness through ages. Nice hub you have here.=)

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      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      Hi Jeanie, I really prefer to look for a natural or herbal remedy prior to a prescription drug with numerous side effects. Thanks for stopping by for a read and commenting! :)

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      ExpandYourMind 7 years ago from Midwest USA

      Thank you for this great info. I've heard that inflammation is at the core of many diseases. This will be beneficial to many.

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      maruthirp 7 years ago from Hyderabad

      I really like organic suppliments for any disease. This is good to know herbal suppliments for arthritis. My mom has arthritis. This post may help her.

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      fundamentallife 7 years ago

      What a great article, thanks for the information MG. Natural sources are always a welcome alternative. I wish more people would choose natural options.

      AJ

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      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      @ExpandYourMind - Thanks for stopping by for a read and sharing your thoughts. :)

      @maruthirp - Hopefully your mom can use some of the suggestions within this hub. Thanks for stopping by for a read and commenting. :)

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      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      @fundamentallife - I agree AJ, if only individuals would seek natural ways first especially in the earlier stages when the body possibly can heal itself. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. :)

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      pcdriverupdate 7 years ago from VA

      interesting and useful. my dad has this pretty bad and I always look for any info to pass along.

      Thanks!

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      hubpageswriter 7 years ago

      Excellent hub. I go by ginger anytime of the day. I even add some flavor to a warm plain water just to get that airy feel. It works wonders for me though. Hub up.

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      weeyo 7 years ago

      Thanks for the great information. I suffer with joint pain and have used honey and cinnamon, but have never heard of benefits of cherries!

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      film critic 7 years ago

      Thanks for the well written and well presented info. A short time ago I tried over the counter medication and felt ill within hours. Hoping to build up the tolerence, I tried for a few days, only getting sicker, and decided the pain in the joints was better. I look forward to trying some of these home remedies and reporting back. Thanks!

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      TVTopTen 7 years ago

      Wow. Lots of useful information here. I fowarded this to my mom. She'll be happy.

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      thayak 7 years ago from San Jose, CA

      Wow! This is an awesome post! I know 2 people with Rheumatoid Arthritis. I'll make sure to spread the word to them!

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      @pcdriverupdate - Hi PC, please do pass it on to him especially if he is on a lot of medications. I would hate for someone else's dad to suffer like mine did, if perhaps a natural remedy could help in some way ease some of the pain. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. :)

      @hubpageswriter - I agree HPW, I attempt to have some ginger daily. Hhmmm, never tried it in just warm water before; will definitely give it a try. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. :)

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      India Arnold 7 years ago from Northern, California

      Outstanding hub! I am impressed with the many different options herbally that are among us. You covered the topic really well. I also appreciate the pro's & con's of medical weed. Thank you writing on this important subject. As always, I enjoy your articles.

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      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      @weeyo - Hi weeyo, thanks for the reminder about the honey and cinnamon. Had forgotten about the great benefits of honey. I've personally tried eating a hand full of black cherries every day and definitely could tell that I had less fluid retention. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. :)

      @film critic - Hi, film critic, just keep in mind that there might not be an immediately relief when using natural ingredients like ginger, cherries, curcumin, etc. however, over time it should help, provided you are NOT in the chronic stages of the disease or having other contributing problems. Good luck with your quest and thanks for stopping by and commenting. :)

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      Shealy Healy 7 years ago from USA

      I appreciate your ability to put together a profitable page. Wish I could do the same.

      Shealy

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      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      @TvTopTen - Why thanks for passing the info along, TvTopTen, to someone who might find this hub beneficial. Thanks for stopping by. :)

      @thayak - Wow, thanks thayak, I really appreciate you spreading the word as well. Thanks for the read and the sharing. :)

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      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      @K9keystrokes -Thanks for the kind comments K9keystrokes, there are a lot of natural remedies out there that an individual can research and learn about. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. :)

      @Shealy Healy - Hi Shealy, I'm sure that you are doing the same thing. Thanks for stopping by for a read. :)

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      vaalion 7 years ago

      Not an herb but apparently pomegranata can help with arthritis too !

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      lender3212000 7 years ago from Beverly Hills, CA

      Great hub packed full of detailed and useful information! Highly recommended for anyone with Arthritis.

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      Kay 7 years ago

      I think that we should do everything we can, not to use drugs. I believe that we can eat right, exercise and use mind over matter. People think that I am crazy because I do not go to the doctor for every twing.

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      Ingenira 7 years ago

      It is easier for a lot of people to believe more in medicine than herbs. They believe medicine cure, and herbs are just supplements. However, when the sub effects emerged from long term taking medicine, it is often too late to do something about it... *sigh*

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      beauley 7 years ago from New Hampshire, U.S.A.

      I enjoyed this article very much. It covers a broad range of herbal pain relievers. I personally add Turmeric to many of my foods. Thank you.

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      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      @vaalion - Hi vaalion, I agree that pomegranate is a great fruit to add to an individual's diet as well.

      @lender3212000 - Thanks Lender, I appreciate your support.

      @Kay - I agree Kay, that eating right, exercise, and mind over matter are all important.

      Thanks to all of you for stopping by and sharing your thoughts and comments. :)

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      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      @Ingenira - I agree Ingenira, I think also it depends on how you were raised as well. If your parents looked for prescription drugs to resolve illnesses and diseases then changes are the children will as well.

      My being raised on the farm with a grandmother that was well experienced in herbs teaches that there are roots and other natural things that work just as well. I'm glad to see however that some doctors have at least started looking into some alternative medicines for their patients that prefer them. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. :)

      @beauley - I agree beauley, turmeric is another herb that is very good for numerous ailments and can be added to many different dishes. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. :)

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      Bhavesh Sondagar 7 years ago from India

      nice informaion dear!!!

      I have also written some words on Arthritis!!

      http://healthytlife4all.blogspot.com on this blog I have added some information regarding same topic, please visit and comment on this.

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      suny51 7 years ago

      Hi Money Glitch

      this hub is really full of very useful informations about herbs and their applications and I am particularly feeling very pleased to see that most of them are readily available here apart from the one called 'Devils claw',and in this time of the year, there are so many marijuana plants around my place.Grand hub,a treat to read.Thank you.

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      NY-Injury-Lawyer 7 years ago from New York

      Very very informative. Especially the video part. Good Job

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      thecelt 7 years ago

      I think that regular physical therapy before a patient losses their mobility also helps. This should be covered by most medicare plans. Although, I know it is more of a preventative, good diet and exercise is important before the chronic pain of arthritis sets in.

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      minesgm 7 years ago from Texas

      GREAT & USEFUL HUB!!

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      paulkimelecu 7 years ago from philadelphia, pa

      Hi!

      This hub was really informative! I talked about the benefits of hydrotherapy in my first hub about hot tubs in Korea. Hot tubs really help arthritis sufferers to become buoyant in the tub and get extra relief on their sore joints. In fact, the Arthritis Foundation recommends the use of hot tubs!

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      Shawn Scarborough 7 years ago from The Lone Star State

      This is great information. Thanks for posting it.

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      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      @bkgroup - Hi bkgroup, since your link is relevant to arthritis I will allow it. Thanks for the read, sharing your thoughts, and insight. :)

      @suny51 - LOL, I'm going to have to see where you live, hopefully, it is in a location where marijuana herb is not illegal. Thanks for the read and commenting. :)

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      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      @NY-Injury-Lawyer - Thanks for stopping by and commenting. :)

      @thecelt - A good diet and exercise are definitely important. Thanks for the read and comments. :)

      @minegsym - Thanks for stopping by. :)

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      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      @paulkimelecu - Hi Paul, thanks for stopping by for a read and sharing your thoughts. :)

      @Shawn S. - Thanks for stopping by. :)

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      mega1 7 years ago

      Thanks for sharing your knowledge - Really helpful info! and well done

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      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      Thanks for the read mega1 and for commenting. :)

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      Sarah 7 years ago from Washington

      You have provided a wealth of information here. The videos are great, as well. Thank you.

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      Melissa_King 7 years ago

      Wow, there is quite a wealth of information here. Thanks! I've also heard of people having good results by taking 2 daily supplements of GLA (i.e. borage oil) AND fish oil. From what I understand, if you take BOTH of these, it helps block the inflammation marker Arachridonic Acid (hope I spelt that right).

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      Teresa Schultz 7 years ago from East London, in South Africa

      You put a lot of work and research into this article. Well done. My dad (in his late seventies) uses my mom's homemade comfrey cream to help relieve his arthritis aches and pains, and the pain he feels due to having Pagets disease too.

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      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      @sarmack - You are welcome thanks for stopping by and commenting. :)

      @Melissa - Thanks Melissa for sharing your insight on the GLA supplements and thanks for the read. :)

      @Teresa - Although, I'm not familiar with comfrey cream it is always good to know remedies that works. Thank you for stopping by Teresa and sharing your insight about ways to relieving arthritis.

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      Teresa Schultz 7 years ago from East London, in South Africa

      You're welcome :)

      - I'm not sure if comfrey (a herb that looks a bit like spinach) perhaps grows only in South Africa, because now that I think about it, I've come across one or two other people outside of South Africa who have not heard about it. It helps our family with all sorts of ailments, not just my dad's arthritis.

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      m4mohsin 7 years ago

      great hub

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      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      @Teresa - Hhhmmm sounds interesting, now I'm really curious to learn more. Thanks for stopping back by Teresa, have a great weekend. :)

      @m4mohsin - Thank you! :)

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      Dangazzm 7 years ago

      I hope I never get arthritis hah, this is all pretty confusing. But I have been one to advocate the natural herbal remedies so I am going to save a lot of this for future reference, I hope you come out with more hubs like this! :D

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      jasper420 7 years ago

      very helpful and intersting i never pot was good for arthritous

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      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      @Dangazzm - Hi Dangazzm, I have to agree that arthritis can be confusing even to the doctors as well as the patients. There are definitely more questions than answers. I am presently working on another hub that provides additional information.

      @jasper - I didn't know either, until researching herbs for this hub.

      Thanks to you both for stopping by and commenting. :)

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      Rickrideshorses 7 years ago from England

      Very helpful. My partner suffers with RA and the more information that's available the better.

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      skn12 7 years ago from Sambalpur(Orissa)

      Very nice. Keep it up.

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      BlindedByFear 7 years ago

      i only clicked on this because i read herb, my joints are always on fire.. :]

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      Angelllite 7 years ago from United States

      I just clicked on a great sounding hub and it happened to be yours. You did it again! Another great hub! I especially liked your comment about trying natural first, exactly! It's unfortunate that we have to be sooo careful about how we word things. All medication damages the liver, even aspirin and aspirin substitutes because the liver has to process all medication. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease (as you said) where the immune system attacks the tissues inside of the joints. It has been linked to systemic yeast build-up and leaky gut syndrome, but of course it would be because both conditions overwork and confuse the immune system. Eliminating these conditions is only a start, and although reducing the inflammation will stop some of the suffering, it doesn't make healing take place. The immune system and adrenal function must be corrected or you will just be treating the symptoms. There is hope in recovery in all stages of every disease as long as there is a functioning liver. First, scarring and any other blockage (including inflammation, tumors) has to be addressed, then every nutrient has to be supplied. This will heal you eventually. To speed the healing process you can also look for and treat specific deficiencies, lessen the immune system's burden and supply foods with healing factors. I am very sorry for any suffering you and yours have endured.

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      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      @Rickrideshorses - Hi Rick, I definitely agree, that the more knowledge an individual has about their disease the better. It is unfortunate however that many choose just to rely on their physician and not ask any questions that might help to find a better solution. Thanks for stopping by for a read. :)

      @skn12 - Hello, thank you, and thanks for stopping by and commenting. :)

      @BlindedByFear - Hi, what a unique name! LOL, I guess the word herb is an attention getter. Thanks for stopping by. :)

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      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      @Angelllite - I agree with you totally that the immune system and adrenal function has to be corrected and that with natural nutrients healing can be accomplished.

      I can tell that you have knowledge of how the body works and the importance of nutrients, along with the belief that the body can repair itself. Thanks Angelllite, for stopping by and providing your insight on this subject. :)

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      izettl 7 years ago

      I have rheumatoid arthritis @ age 35- not even had it a year yet. The number one reason people take prescriptions drugs before trying natural is time constraints. First, my dr said the only thing shown to help RA is quick intervention, the earlier, the better chances of not having deformity or other issues (RA can attack organs as well). I tried natural stuff, even food sensitivity diet first for 5 months until I couldn't take the pain anymore. I couldn't do anything- barely get on and off a toilet or walk the length of a grocery store. It was one day i went grocery shopping and got to the other end of the sore and was in so much pain Istarted crying because I didn't think I could take the pain of walking back through the store to the exit. i am currently on the evi Prednisone, just so I can walk and sleep (that's a whole other issue when you have RA pain). It's the pain that drives people to prescrips, natural is a crap shoot or a gamble. It's expensive and may not work and can take months to see any results. I didn't have months to be bed-ridden. I am a stay-at-home mom with a 2 yr old who depends on me a lot. I have not taken pescrips specifically for RA because I am trying other natural things. I take prednisone (streroid med) because i have to walk and live basically, but if a natural treatment starts working then I would be better able to know because I could reduce my prednisone dosage without RA effects coming back. I am on lowest dosage I can without being bed-ridden, which means I put up with always swollen hands and loss of range of motion already in one elbow, etc. Most dr's would put it to an RA patient this way: either take RA meds and have a better quality of life but perhaps not live as long OR don't take RA meds and end up in a wheelchair (less quality) but you may live longer. It's quality vs. quantity. Since my daughter is young I have a hard decision. What would you do?

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      Laura Irwin 7 years ago from The Great Northwest

      Here is my personal experience with RA. http://hubpages.com/hub/My-Definition-of-Rheumatoi... Maybe you can understand why people choose quick treatments like presrcip meds. Oddly enough I was raised on all natural things and it is deeply ingrained in me to live naturally but people with RA have tough choices. I know exactly what your dad felt like. I am sory for your loss by the way.

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      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      Hello izetti, your story and my dad’s story sadly are very similar. And that is the reason why I’ve written this hub along with another one that I will be publishing this weekend. This hub is to educate individuals that maybe like my dad was; in that for years upon years he dealt with mild symptoms of arthritis without really taking any preventive measures.

      He never changed his diet because he didn’t know to do so. It was not until he was diagnosis with RA that he begin to seek some natural remedies but like you said it most likely was the pain and in my opinion too much trust in one doctor that drove him to the meds.

      God only knows I wish he had read an article like this one during the 20 years that his arthritis was only bothersome and not crippling. There is no right or wrong answers when it comes to a disease that many of the causes remain a mystery. There can only be knowledge gained by what works for some and may not work for others. Best wishes to you on your journey in making decisions for yourself dealing with RA and for your daughter that might inherit the traits toward the disease. Namaste’

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      Laura Irwin 7 years ago from The Great Northwest

      Your dad was lucky to have mild symptoms for years. I went from one swollen finger to my whole body almost unable to move all within 5 months.

      One question I have for you, if you don't think people should follow dr's orders in your dad's and possibly most RA patients, then why do you make a statement that doctors are known to: "your daughter might inherit the traits toward the disease". Most research I've ben doing say that it's not heredtary, but genetic and yes there's a difference. No one in my family had RA. However, my STEP grandma had it and she had 30+ grand and great grand DAUGHTERS (as it's most common in women), none with RA.I don't believe the hereditary aspect because I belong to online RA communities and no one I've met had relatives with it. The only thing after doing my research that I can see, is that my daughter may have a greater propensity to have an autoimmune disorder in general. I've done the research and studies that try to link heritage are about as relaible as the studies that state RA patients need to go on major RA prescrips right away. Heritage is just another thing doctors say, the same ones that say a bunch of other bull too.

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      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      Again, izetti, as I stated previously no one has found all the answers to the causes or the questions to arthritis. My hub is based on the research and findings of others that I've discovered after my dad died. Your hub tells your story and your opinion about RA, and I have allowed you to place your link here.

      Both hubs provide information and are available for people to read and make decisions concerning their own situations. May you find peace and answers within your journey.

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      truthabout6pack 7 years ago

      I was searching for information about this subject. thanks. It's very informative and I loved the images and videos you collected.

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      breathe2travel 7 years ago from Gulf Coast, USA

      Great hub... thanks for the useful info.

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      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      @truthabout6pack - Thanks for stopping by for a read and commenting. :)

      @breathe2travel - Thank you, and you are welcome, I'm glad you've it useful. :)

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      SaturnLight 7 years ago from USA

      Money Glitch what is your background in herbs. or did you just do research on the internet

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      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      Hhhhmmmm, I can't help but wonder why you ask? But, I will answer anyway. I grew up being treated with roots and herbs via my grandmother for various illnesses, my sister and I have researched and used various herbs on our own the duration of my adulthood.

      HOWEVER, I do hours and hours of research online! If you noticed I have provided numerous links to other websites and articles throughout my hubs that support my findings. And I have a disclaimer at my hub as well that I am providing information only. In addition if you view a lot of the comments many readers provide information as well. Hope that answers your question... :)

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      Mama Sez 7 years ago from Canada

      Very helpful hub indeed! Curcumin or yellow ginger tea works for me, my mom and other people in the neighborhood suffering from joint pain who do not want to rely on prescription drugs...very effective :)

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      md_azamkhan 7 years ago

      hey nice info you will posted its very useful to people thanks for this hub... :)

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      Rockerzz 7 years ago

      Thanx for the info

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      bd160900 7 years ago from San Diego

      I really enjoyed this one. Great hub!

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      hair2nv 7 years ago from Huntsville, Alabama

      very informative and useful I know lots of people with the ailment and will refer them to this site. Thanks for the info.

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      voyance en direct 7 years ago

      thanks ! great information for a good health

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      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      @Mama Sez - Thanks so much for stopping by for a read and sharing with others the alternative remedies of what works for you and your family. :)

      @md-azamkhan - Thanks for stopping by and commenting. :)

      @Rockerzz - You are welcome. :)

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      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      @bd160900 - Thanks bd! :)

      @hair2nv - Thanks so much har2nv for spreading the word! :)

      @voyance en direct - Thanks for the read :)

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      birellar 7 years ago from India

      Great information about Anti-inflammatory Herbs for arthritis. Thanks for sharing the great stuff!

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      Candice Brigitte 7 years ago

      very interesting stuff, quick question can this help with gout as my mom suffers from it?

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      Yoovle 7 years ago from at the beach

      WOW, what a huge hub full of quality informations, no wonder it has such a nice score! Keep up the good work!

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      propertyman 7 years ago

      What a hub your obviously very well researched in what you publish.

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      Tony 7 years ago from At the Gemba

      Great well researched hub, no wonder it is top of the hubs! I will know where to look if I get arthritis.

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      Jenny Wolf 7 years ago from Point Pleasant, New Jersey

      Thanks for this great hub, it is very well-written, and extremely informative. I rated it UP and USEFUL!!! Keep up the great work!

      Jenny

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      twogroce 7 years ago

      Wow, very informative! Thank you for sharing it with us. Great job!!!

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      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      @birella - You are welcome, birella, thanks for stopping by and commenting. :)

      @Candice - Hi Candice, based on the info that I gathered from the internet; gout according to WebMD and several other sites, is said to be the oldest form of arthritis. I know it is hard to read, but it is also shown on the big chart about mid way the page.

      Be sure to see my latest hub, Natural Anti-inflammatory Remedies for Arthritis. I have listed numerous other natural remedies that possibly can assist as well. Thanks for stopping by. :)

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      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      @Yoovie - Thanks for the compliment Yoovie and thanks for the read. :)

      @propertyman - Thanks for stopping by and commenting. :)

      @LeanMan - Hey LeanMan, a healthier lifestyle, might help an individual to avoid arthritis all together. At least it will not hurt trying. Especially since one will wind up with a healthier body. :)

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      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      @Designerhandbags - Thanks Jenny for stopping, commenting, and the thumbs up rating. :)

      @twogroce - You are welcome twogroce. Thanks for the read. :)

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      lilfaerie 7 years ago from Hemet, CA

      Great hub with many options. I've had arthritis for years (I'm 31 now) and not only do meds scare me, but they don't really work. Will look into these treatments. Thanks!

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      CuencaMan 7 years ago

      My observation from the advice given in this hub is that in general the food/herbs are alkalizing. In my experience, alkalizing has done the best for my arthritis compared with any drug. My first test was drinking lots of alkalized water (PH around 11.0), consuming zeolite (powder & liquid) and increasing my raw food intake. Dr Robert Young's "PH Miracle" program is to go with a 100% alkaline diet for 9 weeks, and then switch to 80% alkaline and 20% acid.

      I now also use bicarb soda and lemon juice each day, in order to make sure I keep an alkaline system. In addition I consume a lot of organic quinoa (a "superfood") with my raw food.

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      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      @lilfaerie - Hi lilfaerie, thanks for sharing your story. Please check out my new hub on arthritis for additional natural tips as well. Natural Anti-inflammatory Remedies for Arthritis; which was created based on other readers sharing remedies that has worked for them. :)

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      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      @CuencaMan - Hello CuencaMan, thanks for taking the time to share your story. I am not familiar with this specific program, but it does sound interesting. Have not read about quinoa either, but will definitely be researching the two for additional info. Thanks so much for sharing what is working on a natural bases to assist you in finding relief from this disease. :)

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      bane.hellister 6 years ago from South Carolina

      Great Hub. My wife has arthritis and we have been looking for some alternative treatments to the standard prescription NSAID pain killers.

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      Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas

      Hi bane, I have also written another hub on even more natural ways of easing pain for arthritis as well. I hope that your wife finds this hub as well as the other one helpful in releaving some of the inflammation and discomfort involved with arthritis. As you may know, usually your body after a while gets used to the NSAIDs and then many doctors will prescribe an even stronger medication. Well wishes for you both; and thanks for stopping by. :)

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      Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas

      You are welcome edwardstips, thanks for stopping by for a read. :) Sometimes, it is good to know information in order to be proactive against a disease.

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      lahoriamplifier 6 years ago from Lahore

      informative article

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      Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas

      Thanks for stopping by for a read. :)

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      JudithP 6 years ago

      Thank you for this very pertinent piece of information. I will be visiting my nearest herbal store in the very near future; like tomorrow. At the moment I've stopped taking the prescription medications and I've been doing yoga and walking but some days are better than others.

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      Daniel J. Neumann 6 years ago from Harrisburg, Pa

      Thank you for this informative hub :)

      You saved the best for last:

      "Marijuana requires a prescription to use for medical reasons otherwise it is illegal to use. Most of the article that I read revealed that this herbal drug showed improvement in movement, less pain, better sleep and a reduction in inflammation. However, this drug is still illegal in many states and research is still being done to determine how and what this drug will be prescribed for."

      I take celebrex, but I'll have to try some of these herbs that Big Pharma seems to ignore. Thanks again! :)

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      Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas

      @JudithP - Wow you are brave Judith to have stopped taking the prescription medications on your own. I can imagine that some days would be difficult. Be sure to read my other hub on Natural Anti-inflammatory Remedies for Arthritis also.

      It has some dos and don'ts concerning foods to eat, as well as other remedies that have been recommended by the readers of this hub as well. Best wishes as you journey to find a means of improving your health. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your story. :)

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      Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas

      @Daniel J. - You are welcome Daniel. Celebrex was one of the drugs that my dad took for years. Please be sure that you take note of the side affects and let your doctor know immediately when and if they do occur. Also be sure to read my other hub on natural remedies for arthritis as well. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts. :)

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      Restaurnatconsult 6 years ago from LAS

      Nice :)

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      posrestaurants 6 years ago from santa barbara

      If you want some herbs you should check out india they got some good home remedies

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      B Stucki 6 years ago

      This is a very informative hub, with too much information to get it all the first time through! Thanks for the great wirting!

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      Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas

      @posrestaurants - I agree that a lot of great home remedies come from India. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

      @B Stucki - Yes there appears to be a lot of info on arthritis that many people like my dad, did not know; hence the reason I created this hub and the one on natural remedies for arthritis as well. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. :)

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      Uncle Alfie 6 years ago from Doghouse

      Seriously great work. So informative Thanks again!

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      Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas

      Thanks for the read and stopping by. :)

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      Water Damage Restoration  6 years ago

      Thank you for this very pertinent piece of information. I will be visiting my nearest herbal store in the very near future; like tomorrow. At the moment I've stopped taking the prescription medications and I've been doing yoga and walking but some days are better than others.

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      MarianG 6 years ago

      I need to look into a lot of your suggestions! My mother and grandmother had very bad arthritis in their hands. I've been worried that I will follow, but so far so good. I do, however, have arthritis in one of my knees which flares up from time to time and is very painful....

      I like a lot of your tips! Thanks!

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      Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas

      @WDR - Thanks for sharing your thoughts and experience. :)

      @MarianG - I'm sorry to hear that both your mother and grandmother have painful arthritis. If you decide you do not want to try any of the herbs, be sure to check out my other hub that reveals all natural foods, and exercise one can do to attempt to ease the pain. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. :)

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      BenjaminB 6 years ago

      Although just 35,I often feel the effects of my days as an athlete and my "Jackass" like endeavors long before the acts were made famous by the show.Great suggestions here Money Glitch(should I lace my joints with a cherry ginger mixture for better results?,lol!)

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      revrave 6 years ago

      This is an amazing hub! Your passion for your topics really show in your hubs.

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      Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas

      @BenjaminB - Hhhhmmmm, I think if you lace your joints with a cherry ginger mixture that might fall under the J.A. endeavors that you spoke of. LOL! why not try them both, but one at a time. LOL! Thanks for commenting and providing a little humor. :)

      @revrave - Thanks for your kind comments, I do have a passion for learning about herbal and natural ways of healing and getting healthier. :)

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      Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas

      @Terrylee5151- Sorry Terrylee, however, I did not feel your comments were about my hub, but more about promoting your blog. :(

      Please note that you are given a link to your profile and people can decide to go to your blog from there. Genuine comments are always welcome here at HP, however, lots of comments on everyone's hubs saying "See my blog" are usually frowned up on. I hope you find this helpful in your future commenting. Thanks! :)

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      InfinityVal 6 years ago from NNY

      Very good hub. Thanks for taking the time to include so much information.

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      Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas

      You are welcome and thank you for taking the time to read anti-inflammatory herbs for arthritis. Namaste' :)

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      rajgopal 6 years ago from Diani, Kenya

      Hi MG,

      Great hub! I am a medical doctor and to see such a comprehensive review about Arthritis and natural remedies here is really brilliant! Keep it up and make more such informative hubs!

      Nice day,

      Dr Raj Gopal. V. Oh, BTW as I am commenting for the first time on your hub I have used my full name but in future if you are addressing me or I comment on your hub Raj will do!

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      Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas

      Thanks Dr. Raj Gopal. V. it is great to meet you and I'm glad that my hub meets your approval. Having loss my dad too soon due to being over medicated on drugs for RA, I felt it necessary to share my research. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. :)

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      Wyatt Fleming 6 years ago from Colorado

      Yeesh... that first picture of Rheumatoid arthritis kinda weirded me out!

      This Hub is very informative and helpful... as someone who knows many people with arthritis, this knowledge means a lot to me. Thanks for sharing!

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      Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas

      Hi Wyatt, the picture is very grueling to look at but just imagine having a loved one who's hands looks like that. While my dad's never got that bad it was hurtful to watch a love one be in so much pain. Thanks for the read and sharing your thoughts. :)

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      Benjo1 6 years ago

      This hub is very ethical.

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      Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas

      Hi Benjo1, thanks for the read. :)

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      Funom Theophilus Makama 6 years ago from Europe

      Hello Money Glitch....

      Now I see what I have been missing, not joining this great community long ago. Keep up the good work and I want you to know that you need not go to rural development centers or villages or little communities before you render community services. What you have done here is truly more than enough. Well informative and very clear and transparent. I will be hoping to read more of your hubs.

      Great hub I must say....

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      maruthirp 6 years ago from Hyderabad

      All my joints around my shoulder are giving too much of pain and I can feel inflammation around them. Are these symptoms are of Arthritis? When I wake up I will not have any pains but will have low inflammation. But by evening the inflammation increases too much and gives too much of pain? Does this show me to have arthritis?

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      Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas

      @D.Virtual.Doctor - Wow Doc, thanks for the kind comments. I do spend a lot of time researching info before I write a hub. And if you notice I do believe in providing plenty of additional information. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. :)

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      Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas

      @maruthirp - Hello maruthirp, I am a writer and not a doctor. And besides when have you every known a doctor to diagnose a person over a website. :) Please go see your family doctor for an accurate diagnosis. Thanks for the read. :)

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      TroyM 6 years ago

      Very thorough! THanks for the helpful info. One might think science is a bit more advanced for arthritic cures today. Wishful and hopeful thinking :)

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      Tatjana-Mihaela 6 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

      Just great!

      Even without marijuana, all mentioned herbs are extremely helpful in addition to diet. Marijuana works on the way that activates endorphines in brain so pain ceases, but does not have anti-inflammatory properties.

      Thank you for great Hub!

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      Phil Challis 6 years ago

      Very useful information and I like the lean away from prescribed drugs which cause more harm than good.

      The answer is always natural and non toxic!

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      InfoFinder 6 years ago

      Nice hub on this very painful condition. A lot of info here on natural remedies. Thanks.

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      sonyericson 6 years ago from U.S.A

      It's true that herbal medicines will help.Lot's of people nowadays are trusting herbal medicines.

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      RTalloni 6 years ago from the short journey

      Interesting with some good info on the herbs.

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      Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas

      @TroyM – I agree Troy it seems for years now the doctors and drug companies have attempted to find cures and remedies through chemicals. I’m glad to see now that some scientists and doctors have decided to look to nature to find remedies like our forefathers did for centuries before.

      @Tatjana – Mihaela - Hi Tatjana, thanks for stopping and sharing your insight. :)

      @Phil Challis – Hi Phil, thanks for the read and for sharing your thoughts. :)

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      Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas

      @InfoFinder – You are welcome InfoFinder, thanks for stopping by. :)

      @sonyericson – Thanks for stopping by and commenting and you are right many people have started looking for natural remedies, including some doctors. :)

      @RTalloni – Thanks for the read and stopping by. :)

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      xboxliveforxbox 6 years ago

      @sonyericson - yeah right. I very much agree with you. Because herbal medicines are much cheaper and natural. You're sure that no chemicals are added.

      @Money Glitch - thanks for sharing all these hubs. A lot of people have richer thoughts now just by reading your hubs. Thanks very much!

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      rmills123 6 years ago from Ecru,Ms

      Great hub keep up the good work.

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      Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas

      @xboxliveforxbox - Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts. While you are correct that herbal medicines are more natural, I would like to add that one has to do research and make sure that you are dealing with a reputable company.

      Because there are some companies that sell less quality herbal products just like some drug companies do. And I'm glad that you are enjoying my hubs and thanks for all the compliments. :)

      @rmills123 - Hello, thanks so much for the read and the compliment. :)

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      April 6 years ago from Columbus,Ga

      very informative hub

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      Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. :)

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      lex123 6 years ago

      You have done a wonderful job of presenting such an informative hub about the use of herbal medicine for arthritis. to the hub community and others Thanks for sharing it. I'm sure it will be helpful to many.

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      Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas

      Hi lex123, what a cute little avatar.:) Thanks for stopping by for a read and commenting. :)

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      quuenieproac 6 years ago from Malaysia

      An exhaustive research and well presented information.

      Good work, keep it up. I obtained valuable information here Thanks.

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      PZigney 6 years ago

      Mom used to make us drink comfrey tea so this brought back memories. Thanks for the info. very valuable. Another nice informative hub!

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      Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas

      @quuenieproac – Hello, you are welcome, glad you found the information useful, thanks for stopping by and commenting. :)

      @PZigney – Thanks for stopping by for a read and leaving the compliments. :)

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      Vikky B 6 years ago

      This information is very helpful, thanks Money Glitch. job well done and informative too.

      Love your hub!

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      Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas

      Hi Veianet - You are welcome, thanks for stopping by and commenting. :)

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      TheMMAZone 6 years ago from Kansas

      Some of the best herbs are the scariest looking plants. I wonder about the first person that thought to themselves, "wow that plant looks awesome to eat"... :)

      Great Hub

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      Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas

      LOL! Great point, it amazes me too. Especially because some of them have to be peeled and prepared in so many special ways. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. :)

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      Attention Getter 6 years ago

      Nice hub. I haven't heard about many of these but my understanding is that when you dry ginger you change the chemistry of it and it has different properties for healing. When you dry it you form shogaols which is a compound that has a more powerful anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect. So people with arthritis and other inflammatory ailments may get much more benefit for dried ginger or powdered ginger than from fresh.

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      Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas

      Thanks so much for providing the info about ginger. I love ginger. Recently discovered a ginger jam that I love to use in my tea everyday. Definitely will be looking to get some powdered form as well. Thanks for sharing. :)

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      Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. :)

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      Linda Myshrall 6 years ago

      An excellent and comprehensive post. I was sorry to read at the the end that your dad was afflicted with this awful crippler. I have been reading you long enough to know that you are always detailed, thorough and accurate, so no surprise that I have bumped into another good piece by you. Very Best, Linda

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      Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas

      Thanks Linda for leaving such kind comments. I hope you and your family had a great holiday season and have a very prosperous New Year! :)

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      Thifa Herbal Online 6 years ago

      I think it is a rheumatic disease that is very disturbing. And one of the alternative medicine for that is Habatussauda (nigella sativa). Do you want to get one with the spesial price? I am in Nganjuk, Eastern of Java, Indonesia. visit our store....

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      Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts. :)

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      James 6 years ago

      Great info, it is helpful, thanks for sharing. :)

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      Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas

      You are welcome, and thanks for stopping by. :)

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      Rebel54 6 years ago

      This has to be one of the most impressive hubs I have seen. You have obviously put tons of work into it.

      I would like to add something useful. In addition to the valuable herbs and spices, there are many everyday foods that have strong anti-inflammatory properties, including vegetables (particularly green leaf vegetables like spinach - Popeye knew a thing or two!), fish and fruit.

      You can see a comprehensive list at:

      www.stoparthritispain.co.uk

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      Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas

      Thanks for the compliment and thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts. :)

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      Rob 6 years ago

      I love this hub! this is great info. I think a good anti-inflammatory is a type of vegan diet or raw food diet. You can add this with the herbs and if you do this everyday, you can prevent it.

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      Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts. :)

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      wheelchairs 6 years ago

      I really appreciate your post and you explain each and every point very well.Thanks for sharing this information.And I’ll love to read your next post too.

      Regards

      wheelchairs

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      SUSANJK 6 years ago from Florida

      Thanks for this information. I am a believer in herbal remedies.

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      Philipo 6 years ago from Nigeria

      This is a well reearched hub. Sorry about the loss of your dad. Indeed, herbal medicines are useful and effective treatment of various sicknesses. Thanks for sharing.

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      Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas

      @wheelchairs - Thanks for stopping by for a read.

      @Susanjk - My grandmother believed in treating with herbs before going to see a doctor. I could not appreciate this tactic as a child but now I really believe that I've been blessed with good health because of her treatments. :)

      @Philipo - Thanks for the condolences of my dad and thanks for taking the time to learn more about anti-inflammatory herbs for arthritis.

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      JohnT 5 years ago

      Alkaline water provides an antioxidant and electron rich medium for consumption, and the acidic water provides oxidizing water that works like an antibacterial and cleanser for external use.

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      Money Glitch 5 years ago from Texas

      Thx for providing your insight. :)

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      Inquilab 5 years ago

      Good information and great hub...

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      doodlebugs 5 years ago from Southwest

      Turmeric is actually working very well for my arthritis pain. Great tips.

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      Joel Durant 5 years ago from Canada

      Herbs are great for so many things. I get a lot of use and benefit from my herb garden every year.

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      how-to-make 5 years ago from India

      Ginger really works great in arthritis. I have seen its effects. Thanks for sharing this great hub. i like it.

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      louromano 5 years ago

      Nice article. thanks for sharing this. It's helpful for me.

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      Hudson Pierce 5 years ago from United States

      Great info. My mother has RA and I will recommend this article to her. I certainly do not want the same thing to happen to her that happened to your dad. Thanks :)

      Voted up!

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      Katherine Olga Tsoukalas 4 years ago from New Hampshire

      This is a very informative hub! Lots of great info here. My favorite herb to use for inflammation lately is ginger and I appreciated that you mentioned it.

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      Chloe 4 years ago from Aust

      What fantastic information you have provided. It will come in very handy. I've been drinking ginger & Turmeric tea everyday which so far is helping with my health.

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      Gail Meyers 4 years ago from United States

      Wow, this is an amazing hub! It is very informative and helpful. Thanks! Voted up, awesome, linked and shared.

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