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Arthritis Cures - More Home Cures for Arthritis

Updated on May 19, 2013

Arthritis Cures

When looking for arthritis cures, more home cures for arthritis come up, than any other. Why is this? because these cures are so much kinder to our bodies, and the trend today is for natural remedies over pharmaceuticals.

There are so many natural remedies for arthritis, some better than pharmaceutical remedies. But even if you have been prescribed drugs, these home cures can be used in conjunction, and used as often as you like, without fear of damage to your system.

Medicinal Herbs

Beneficial herbs
Beneficial herbs

Home Cures


Turmeric (curcumin being its yellow pigment) has notable anti-inflammatory properties. Curcumin has been proven just as effective as cortisone or phenylbutazone in certain inflammations. It also has proved beneficial on the function of the liver. The recommended dose is 400-600 mg three times a day.

The bromelain found in pineapple is often combined with curcumin as an anti-inflammatory. Turmeric can be added to food, most commonly used in rice. As long as you don't have an allergy to turmeric (curcumin) it should be quite safe. Probably not suggested for pregnant or nursing women or young children, neither for people with severe disease of liver or kidney.

Wild cucumber bark

This is known to herbalists as probably the best treatment for arthritis. Made as an infusion, it should be taken three times a day by the teaspoonful, and a tablespoon at night: Larger doses will act as a laxative.


The bark of the Willow was originally used as a herbal aspirin. It contains salicin, which was eventually used by drug companies to produce aspirin. Willow bark tea helps as an anti-inflammatory and pain reliever, very similar to aspirin. The tea will be much kinder to your stomach, less likely to cause stomach upset or ulcers. This is because brewing tea reduces the ingredient that causes irritation, which is found in aspirin.


Wintergreen is used as an arthritis treatment by the native American Indians. It has been accepted since 1820 as a medicine for arthritis. Its chief constituent is methyl-salicylate. This compound is safe in the dried herb, and in Wintergreen oil, a proven toxic. Make the infusion with one or 2 teaspoons of dried leaves to a cup. Let it brew 15 minutes in a covered cup, strain and drink. Take one cup three times a day, for 2 to 3 weeks. Rest a week or so before continuing.

Many herbs and roots can be used as infusions to help relieve arthritis pain. Others well known for this use are; cucumber juice, alfalfa, Sarsparilla, ginger, and gelatin.

Don't be afraid to try different natural remedies, until you find the one, or more, that works for you. You can take as many, or all of these, as you wish. None of them will do you any harm, provided you don't have any allergies. Keep trying and experimenting, any of these are kinder to your body than drugs. Of course they can be used in conjunction with the drugs you are already taking.


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