Folks who experience recurring joint pain can always tell when it is going to rain. A drop in the barometric pressure seems to inflame that joint pain. Thankfully, there are some remedies for the pain that don’t involve prescription drugs. Here are some of those medicinal remedies you could try for your next joint pain flare-up:
Aloe vera is one of the most commonly used herbs in alternative medicine. You can find aloe vera available in pill form and as a gel. Of course, one of those most abundant forms could be from your own aloe vera plant. If that plant thrives, then you have an endless source of the gel. You just need to break open a leaf to get at it.
Aloe vera is most commonly known for treating small skin abrasions, sunburn, and insect bites. But is might also prove to be effective with joint pain. Aloe vera has been found to have anti-inflammatory properties. You can apply the gel right to the area of the inflammation.
You might know Boswellia by another name: Frankincense. It is derived from the gum of the Boswellia trees that are found in India. Boswellic acid that comes in capsule form appears to have anti-inflammatory benefits that could reduce pain and stiffness in the joints. It is also available in a topical cream.
Like aloe vera, eucalyptus is a popular natural herb that is used to treat a wide range of conditions. Eucalyptus extracts have certain tannins that can help reduce swelling which is often a side effect of arthritis. When combined with heating pads, that oil can be soothing.
The same ginger that you use to flavor foods can also have medicinal benefits. Ginger tea is often used to alleviate stomach cramps. But the spice also contains anti-inflammatory properties that can help with joint pain. You can get the benefits of ginger through the tea or by adding it to your cooking.
Green tea is a very popular beverage that is chock full of antioxidants. Those antioxidants can help reduce your inflammation flare-ups. In addition to drinking green tea, you can also find it in powder form that can be added to smoothies or fresh juice.
These are just a few of the natural remedies to try for your joint pain that is safe and not addictive.