Arthritis is a condition of the bones characterized by inflammation which causes pain and stiffness. Many methods can be used to prevent the onset of arthritis, but the condition cannot be fully cured. Age is an important factor in the development of arthritis. Smoking, drinking, stress, and your family’s medical history are other risk factors.
Here are some home remedies to prevent arthritis:
Avocado and soybean mixture
The mixture contains one-third avocado oil and two-thirds soybean oil. It helps slow down the progression of arthritis by blocking pro-inflammatory chemicals, regenerating connective tissues, and preventing the destruction of the synovial cells. It is recommended that you take a dose of 300mg every day.
Black currant oil
The oil is obtained from blackcurrant seeds and contains 20% GMA (Gamma-Linolenic Acid). It can be consumed either through a capsule or in a liquid form to help arthritis. You can consume 360-3600mg every day.
Boswellia, otherwise known as Indian Frankincense, is a gum resin obtained from the bark of the Boswellia tree. It reduces inflammation and is most effective for rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Boswellia extracts possess strong anti-inflammatory and analgesic components. They strengthen cartilage and inhibit the process of autoimmunity. It is recommended that you take 300-400 mg thrice a day.
It is a component found in chili peppers, which is why it is spicy. When applied as a gel or cream, capsaicin impairs the functions of nerve receptors in the surrounding region due to the stinging it causes. This, in turn, reduces pain. The recommended dosage is 0.025-0.075 percent concentrations in any cream. You can apply this cream thrice a day.
Cat’s claw is the bark of a woody vine. It reduces inflammation and improves the immune system’s response by inhibiting the production of Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF). Cat’s claw is available in the form of capsules, liquid, tablets, and tea bags.
Chondroitin is found in the connective tissues of cartilages and bones in the human body. It slows the progression of osteoarthritis and relieves the body of pain and swelling. They block enzymes that disintegrate the cartilages and enhance the shock-absorbing characteristics of collagen. Chondroitin is available in capsules, powder, and tablets.
Oil extracted from fish like mackerel, tuna, and salmon is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids. It is excellent in relieving the symptoms of arthritis. The fish oil reduces swelling and stiffness in the joints and inhibits the further development of rheumatoid arthritis. It can be taken in the form of capsules or soft gels. You can also directly consume Omega-3 fatty acids by eating fish.
Turmeric powder is obtained after grinding the roots of a turmeric plant. Curcumin in turmeric helps relieve pain and inflammation. It is an important part of herbal medicines originating from India and China. Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis symptoms can be reduced to a great extent by applying turmeric on the affected joint.