Ease your Aching Joints naturally with Home Remedies for Arthritis.


Home remedies for Arthritis is dedicated to the old tried and tested remedies, that have been passed down through the years.

When you read on you will see that, interestingly enough,  most of them have a basis in scientific facts.

Have fun checking out these remedies below, some of them go back generations, and the people I have spoken to all "swear" that they work..... 

Before we get there we gonna squeeze in one little section on exercise, OK?

Even though you are stiff and sore you must exercise, but always with respect for your body's limitations.

  • Walk or swim for 5 or 10 minutes every day, gradually increasing the amount of time you exercise.
  • Do stretching exercises such as yoga for movement.
  • Wear well cushioned shoes to help reduce any stress on weight-bearing joints.

Old Home Remedies for Arthritis in the fingers

Rub Castor Oil onto your arthritic joints often during the day.

  • Castor Oil has been used for centuries by physicians and apothecaries for its powerful medicinal and curative powers.

  • When applied topically it is well known to help with back pain and arthritis.

  • When castor oil is rubbed into the skin the oil is able to penetrate deeper than any other essential plant oil.

  • The main medicinal component of castor oil is Ricinoleic Acid which is analgesic, anti-inflammatory and also has antibacterial properties.

An old fashioned Embrocation for soothing aching joints as another one of our Home Remedies for Arthritis.

Mix 2 cakes of camphor, 1 bottle of methylated spirits and a cup of Rue leaves. Allow to stand for 24 hours and then rub into painful areas 3 times a day and specially just before bedtime.

  • Camphor has both anti-inflammatory and anti-neuralgic properties.
  • Methylated spirits is a commercial grade disinfectant and it was probably only for this reason that it was added to this old home remedy for arthritis.
  • Rue has analgesic qualities.

Here is another really good Home Remedy for relief of Arthritis pain.

Dissolve 3 tablespoons of Epsom salts in 1 liter of warm water and add the juice of 5 lemons. Store in a cool place and drink a small glass first thing every morning.

  • Epsom salts are made of the mineral magnesium sulfate which draws toxins from the body.
  • The lemon juice has very strong anti-inflammatory properties and also contains Vitamin C which is an antioxidant that helps ward off inflammatory illnesses.

Try some Rooibos Tea for your Arthritis

One cup of Rooibos Tea, 2 teaspoons of honey and 2 teaspoons of lemon juice:

  • Rooibos has many excellent medicinal qualities and one of them is it's anti-inflammatory quality.
  • Honey is a great sweetener and all sweet foods stimulates the brain to produce endorphins which are the body's natural painkillers.
  • Vitamin C contained in lemons preserves the health of your collagen and connective tissue which enhances the body's ability to repair damage to the cartilage.

And last, but definitely not least, and Old Home Remedy using Cayenne Pepper

Stir a teaspoon of cayenne pepper, a tablespoon of honey and some lemon juice into a glass of water and drink the mixture.

  • Cayenne Pepper is a natural pain killer
  • Honey, as we have seen above is a good sweetener
  • And the Lemon Juice provides the Vitamin C which helps the body's ability to repair the cause of arthritis i.e. damage to the cartilage.

Or easier still, go to your local health shop and buy a tincture containing cayenne.  30 Drops in a glass of water daily will do the trick.


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Different types of Arthritis

  • JUVENILE ARTHRITIS:   This is a general terms used for all types of arthritis that occur in children, the scary part is that this form of arthritis is even more prevalent than juvenile diabetes and cerebral palsy.

  • GOUT: The affliction that causes peals of laughter and amusement amongst friends and is always associated with too much drinking.   But the truth is that these sudden, severe attacks of pain, tenderness, redness and swelling in some joints, but mainly in the big toe joint, are caused by increased levels of uric acid and is also a form of arthritis.

  • INFECTIOUS ARTHRITIS;  This is a form of joint inflammation caused by bacterial, viral or fungal infection.   Infectious arthritis can be cured using antibiotic medication.
  • OSTEOARTHRITIS:  This is what we all get sooner or later and especially if you are female, and are heading towards your sixties.   It is simply a case of wear and tear.

  • PSORIATIC ARTHRITISIf you have psoriasis you have a 5% chance of developing this type of arthritis, which involves joint inflammation and sometimes inflammation of the spine.

  • REITER'S SYNDROME:  This inflammation of the joints is a form of arthritis which usually develops following an intestinal or genital/urinary tract infection.

  • RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS; RA is a chronic disease (which means it cannot be cured) and for reasons that no one really understands, is an autoimmune disorder that occurs when the body's own immune system mistakenly identifies the synovial membranes inside the joints as enemies and stages an attack on them.

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