Arthritis is a disorder that arises in the joints of bones. Arthritis leads to pain and inflammation in the affected area. Further the disorder also damages the joints. Though the problem is common with individuals between age 40 to 60 years, even teenagers and kids can also develop the disorder. There are several types of medication available for arthritis but many of them create side effects. Herbal remedies on the other hand prove to be aide effect free and holistic treatment for arthritis. Herbal remedies are natural thus they aim at supplementing the natural strength of the body and the bones, thus reliving the problem for a long time.
Effective Herbs for arthritis
There are several herbs that have proved to be effective on arthritis. Alfalfa is a very popular herb for curing arthritis. It includes important substances such as saponins, sterols, flvonoids, coumarins, alkaloids, vitamins, amino acids, minerals, trace elements, and other nutrients. The other popular herbs that help in curing arthritis include devil’s claw, comfrey, and sassafras.
Further, Ayurveda has also suggested various herbals recipes that are highly effective on curing arthritis problems. Popular herbs recommended by Ayurveda include:
Caster Seeds (Ricinus communis): Caster seeds yield special oil that is effective for the treatment of rheumatism.
Shunthi (Zingiber officinalis): A very effective herb, Shunthi is known for its gastrointestinal properties. This herb is very effective as an anti-inflammatory and carminative.
Devdaru (Cedrus deodara): This herb is considered to be the most effective herb. However, this herb is not used much by itself but is extensively used in combination with other antipyretics.
There are many other herbs that are effective on the arthritis problem such as Giloye (Tinospora cordifolia), Shuddha Guggulu (Strychnos nux vomica), Krishna Marich (Pepper), Ashwagandha (Winter Cherry), and Karpura (Cinamonum Camphora).
The above mentioned herbal treatments are available both as oral medication and topical medications mainly in forms of oil. The herbal treatment largely aims at controlling the inflammation, supplementing necessary nutrients that will help to fight the arthritis disorders, making the bones suppler. Herbal treatments are popular globally as they offer effective and long term cures that also without side effects.