The physical ability of movement is a bliss. It is often taken for granted by almost everyone. Only when it is limited, it is characterized as an essential part of human life. Health, as always emphasized is the most vital factor for a balanced life. Immunity may not work well for everyone which induces the risk of various health issues. Aging is a very normal phenomenon. Every living thing has to face it. Unfortunately, when it comes to humans, aging and health go side by side.
When aging starts, it reduces the natural immunity of a person. The most common health risks are associated with joints and muscles. This health concern often results in inflammation of one or more joints, called arthritis. Arthritis is not just swelling which sustains every time. It has further two subdivisions. One is osteoarthritis and the other is rheumatoid arthritis. Both work in the opposite way. Osteo means “bones”. It is a disease in which cartilage between bones is dissolved. There is no grease available between bones which induces inflammation. Rheumatoid is an autoimmune problem which is characterized by swelling of synovial membranes which are natural connective tissues of the body. The results of both types are same; limitation of movement. Other than medicines, there are many home based remedies which you can try to reduce the risk of arthritis and joint pain.
- Massage With Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Olive oil has been used in medicinal and cosmetic treatments for centuries. It lubricates the joints and regular massage ease the pain and inflammation. Extra virgin olive oil is even more useful. It has special compounds in it which are enzymatic inhibitors; these enzymes are responsible for inducing inflammation. Such compounds are termed as Oleocanthal. Extra virgin olives have a higher quantity of Oleocanthal in them which is subsequently taken for its benefits. You can massage with a few drops of extra virgin olive oil daily on joints.
- Substitute Regula Tea WithTuemeric Tea
Tea is a common beverage which most of the people are used to. Usually, people prefer taking black tea with tea whitener/milk and sugar. If you are suffering from joint pain, you are at a higher risk of facing arthritis. One of the most effective solutions is to replace your regular tea with turmeric tea. Turmeric is a natural healing agent which works inside and lowers the enzymes which cause inflammation. You can make it in the same way as that of regular black tea. Ginger can be added to enhance flavor. Sugar must be substituted with honey and here you have a perfect healthy tea with maximum health benefits. It can be taken twice a day.
- Home Spa Of Epsom Salt
Epsom salt is a highly effective agent to reduce inflammation externally. It is enriched with magnesium sulfate which is a mineral by nature. You must add half cup Epsom salt to a large size container of hot water. Dip your joints i.e. knees in this water and rest for a while. Dip for at least 15 minutes or unless the water becomes cold. This process can be repeated several times a day.
- Hydrate Your Body With Grape Juice And Added Pectin
Grapes are a nature’s gift. It is a popular fruit for juices, jams, and jellies. The taste is just perfect to be liked by everyone. Grapes have been thought to be medicinally active too. they are helpful to sustain synovial fluid in the body. Pectin is a carbohydrate which is formulated in plants. Pectin has wonderful usage for improving muscular movements and firmness. A combination of both can help to overcome arthritis and joint pain with ease. You can add liquid pectin 1 tablespoon to two glasses of grape juice and consume it. Take one glass in the morning and one in the evening. If used regularly, it will show results in a few weeks.
- Raise Your Magnesium Levels
Magnesium is a mineral which is not a part of human bodies naturally. One must need to intake it externally. Being so effective, magnesium is used in many treatments and home remedies because of its pain relief properties. It reduces the inflammation, makes the bones strong and boosts immunity naturally. People with high magnesium diet intake have fewer risks of any joint pain and related diseases. For an arthritis free life, increase your magnesium intake. You can either take magnesium-rich foods such as spinach, nuts, beans etc or supplements daily.
- Take Dandelion Leaf Herbal Tea
Dandelion leaves have high nutrient content. They help to repair the damaged tissues. Vitamin A, C, and E are vital for performing various functions inside the body. Two main compounds of dandelion plant are linoleic and linolenic acid which are essential fatty acids required by the body. But they aren’t produced naturally so we have to take them. Both these fatty acids are responsible for the production of prostaglandin which regulates the internal inflammations. Controlling prostaglandin will eventually control the inflammation which is the main problem in arthritis. You can use dandelion leaves to brew tea, as a regular tea. Also, you can use dried dandelion leaves as seasoning. Fresh leaves in salads and other food items.
- Analgesic White Willow Tea
White willow is a tree which is famous for its thick bark and its medicinal value. It was initially used as an alternative to aspirin. Greek philosophers were aware of it centuries ago and found it helpful to reduce pain and swelling. “Salicin” is the active ingredient of white willow bark which is responsible for pain management. Once entered inside the body it takes shape of various compounds and eventually helps in controlling pain and internal swelling. You can make a tea of its bark either dried or fresh. Add lemon or honey to enhance flavor. This tea is extremely beneficial for the patients of both types of arthritis. If you don’t like the taste, you can even take white willow dietary supplements.
- Massage With Essential Oils
Many essential oils have healing capacities. Peppermint, for example, is one of the most effective essential oil which has medicinally proven results for joint pains. The cooling and soothing effect of peppermint oil have a refreshing and calming effect on the body. It lasts for long. You can use one or a mixture of 2 or more essential oils for it. Such as peppermint, eucalyptus, lavender etc and rub them on the joint until completely absorbed. Repeat this process twice a day.
- Lose Weight
Weight is not a big concern if you don’t have a risk of joint disease. Putting extra weight on already damaged joints doesn’t sound like a wise idea. For this reason, you must make your body in a proportionate weight so that it is never “too heavy” for the joints to carry it. The specialized areas of care are the knees, hips, and feet. Control the stress on the joints by losing weight. This weight loss must be healthy and steady. It reduces with a correct regime, a well-balanced weight will help you to prevent the risk of arthritis and related joint diseases.
- Make Your Body Work Out
Among all the dietary solutions, there is one solution which involves physical activity. It is to perform specialized exercises which are helpful to control arthritis. Not many people know that exercise reduces the risk of joint stiffness, numbness, and pain. It enables the body joints to make the smooth move even if the body is lacking cartilage or synovial fluid. You need to get information from a certified fitness expert who can set a helpful daily regime for you. It will not only help you to control arthritis but overall body fitness.