Joint pain can be caused by a variety of factors, from an injury to bursitis. It can also be triggered by an illness such as the flu, hepatitis or mumps. We have 6 types of joints in our body that can be affected by certain health problems. And if our joints are affected, our daily life often becomes much more difficult than before.
Prescription and over-the-counter medications can reduce painful sensations, but most of these medications come with various side effects and may not be compatible with other medications. It is best to start with milder forms of pain management and then experiment with stronger products if necessary. Fortunately, there are always herbs that will help us in a difficult situation.
Herbs are the most natural remedies that, compared to chemical drugs, create no side effects and successfully combat many health problems such as pain and inflammation. Let’s take a closer look at 5 of the most effective herbs that are capable of not only reducing inflammation and joint pain, but also strengthening the immune system and improving overall health. Some of these may be present in your home.
Inflammation is a complex process that can both harm and help. It is our body’s response to an injury or infection, as it attempts to cut off affected and healthy areas from each other. In this way, it fights off harmful invaders, and this ability is an essential part of treatment. This process can be compared to the inflammation that occurs after a workout: it’s how your muscles gain strength and flexibility.
However, this process is different from the chronic inflammation that accompanies almost all diseases. If chronic inflammation is not managed, it becomes more harmful than helpful and creates pain that requires separate treatment. Taking lots of synthetic drugs is not good for anyone. Most of the herbs we’re going to talk about today are capable of managing both inflammation and pain.
Many of us keep some aloe vera around, thanks to its ability to heal sunburns and minor skin abrasions. You’ll be surprised to learn that aloe vera is capable of much more than that: it has more than 75 powerful components, and all of them can help us in some way. Emodin and aloin, for example, have an analgesic effect and relieve pain. Other elements in Aloe Vera have anti-inflammatory capabilities.
This is why this plant is so useful for relieving joint pain. Apply Aloe Vera gel to the affected areas, massaging it gently for better absorption. It is best to use products certified by the International Aloe Science Council. Generic brands are not as good as certified products: they contain much less aloe and may include ingredients that have been damaged during processing.
Some special aloe vera products can be used orally. These may be juices or capsules, depending on what you find or prefer. Juices can be mixed with other liquids, allowing you to create different shakes and smoothies each day. Keep in mind that if you are taking laxatives, diuretics or diabetic pills, you should consult your doctor before starting to consume aloe vera.