Natural Treatments for Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms

Natural Treatments for Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms

Rheumatoid arthritis is a condition that affects over 1.3 million Americans and one percent of the world’s population. Here are some natural treatments for those dealing with RA.

Cloves

Clove buds go back thousands of years to ancient China where they were used in seasonal and holiday recipes. Inside of its hard shell, it contains an oil. The oil has potent anti-inflammatory properties. Studies have also found that it can help prevent new inflammation from occurring.

It can be found as a liquid extract, powdered as a spice, or in the form of a pill supplement. If you do not mind the taste, you can add it as a spice to many different foods. Use the clove buds to combat inflammation, the root of rheumatoid arthritis pain.

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Garlic

Garlic is known to be helpful in treating many health conditions. It has been clinically supported that garlic can be used to treat diabetes, colds, and rheumatoid arthritis, just to name a few. It strengthens the immune system and has anti-inflammatory properties. Plus, it can reverse the effects of nephrotoxicity, a side effect of drugs commonly prescribed for arthritis treatment.

A study in 1999 observed the effects of garlic on 30 patients who suffered from rheumatoid arthritis. They found that the garlic improved many of their symptoms with no side effects.

Thunder God Vine

Used in Chinese medicine, Thunder God Vine is another remedy with origins in Asia. Taken orally as a supplement for autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, the plant can be used to reduce pain and inflammation.

The effectiveness of Thunder God Vine has been met with mixed results. In fact, the best result came when it was being used in conjunction with methotrexate. It is important to monitor any side effects of this plant and to only use the root since the other parts are toxic.

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