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What Are The Natural Treatments For Arthritis

Updated on May 5, 2012

Herbal remedies for arthritis has evoked an unprecedented interest in their ability to cure and control the inflammation and pain caused by arthritis.

Herbs are natures gift to mankind and the world over people are waking up to the abundance of wealth nature has in store for us. Plants, leaves, bark of a tree, flowers, fruits, minerals, water, mud in certain places, shells, roots are all some illustrations of the vast spectrum of things from which a natural cure for arthritis is been researched.

Scientists from across the world are spending years on extracting life saving drugs from these natural gifts of God. They are plenty of nature’s gifts which are yet to be explored. As more and more natural elements are tested and their properties understood the human race stands to gain a lot.

A new dawn of cure using the abundance of natural elements present is making waves. As people get more aware of the dangers present in the prescribed drugs the focus has shifted towards alternative medicine.

Clinical trials on alternative forms of treatment to cure arthritis is been done and lot of safe and effective drugs are in the pipeline.

Herbs and spices have always been part of the daily diet in the eastern part of the world. The western world is also making changes in their diet habits and more herbs have become part of their diet plan.

Herbs have gained wide acceptance for the treatment of arthritis. Some of the herbs used for the treatment are listed below:

· Devils Claw

· Turmeric

· Rhus Toxicodendron (Rhus Tox

· Bryonia

· Lycopodium

· Nux Vomica (Nux vom)

· Celery Seeds

· Castrol Oil

· Yucca

· Horse Tail

· Boswellia

· Ginger

· Cayenne

· White Willow

· Cherries and blue berries

Depending on the condition of the patient the herbal medicines are prescribed. Along with the herbal drugs certain lifestyle changes and change in diet is also recommended.

Irish tradition has used water shamrock (bogbean) to treat arthritis over the years and it is grown not just in Ireland but all over the world. Traditional forms of medicine or alternative medicine is fast replacing the first choice status of patients which was the conventional high dosage of drugs administered uniformly across all patients.

The high dosage and prolonged usage has caused irreversible damage to patients worldwide. There have been several well documented cases of conventional medicines causing death and deformity. All this has made people try alternative forms of medicine for curing and controlling the spread of arthritis.


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      Rahul Shariff 5 years ago from India

      ASchwartz thanks for liking the article.

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      Rahul Shariff 5 years ago from India

      Urmila thanks for liking the article

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      ASchwartz 5 years ago from Kentucky

      I've had some moderate success with devil's claw. I'm going to save this article for future reference. Thanks!

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      Urmila 5 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA

      Great tips. Useful!