Arthritis is a debilitating and painful disease. It affects your joints, which drastically affects your mobility. Drugs can somewhat alleviate th pain caused by arthritis but you can also do the following things to help address your arthritis.
First and foremost a change in diet will be a big help in combatting arthritis. There are certain foods that you can eatto help you. For example, garlic is known to have anti-inflammatory properties so ingesting it can help with your joint pain. Bananas are also a good arthritis remedy. Consuming ten bananas daily for three to four days (without eating anything else) will help purge your body of toxins that can worsen arthritis. Although others recommend eating apples instead of bananas for the same regimen. Drinking citrus juices is also believed to help dissolve the deposits left on th joints that cause pain. But use only freshly squeezed juice for this. Limes are supposedly the best citrus for this purpose.
Juicing with raw ingredients are also believed to help with arthritis. Raw potato juice is an old folk remedy that is still being used by a lot of people today. All you need to do is to peel and slice a potato and soak it in water for 24 hours. You then drink the water. Using a juicer is a very efficient way of ‘juicing’ a potato.
Certain seeds are believed to carry anti-arthritis properties. Sesame seeds are one of them. Just soak sesame seeds overnight. After this, you can eat the seeds and drink the soaking water. Making a tea from alfalfa seeds are also a good remedy. Drink several cups of the alfalfa tea everyday.
There are certain minerals that can also help in alleviating the effects of arthritis. Calcium lactate is known for helping alleviate the pain associated with arthritis. The recommended dosage to get the benefits from taking calcium lactate is 400mg three times a day.
Oils are also known to help people with arthritis. Castor oil mixed in with orange juice is a known arthritis treatment. Be warned though, castor oil is a known laxative. Coconut oil is a good alternative to castor oil. It can be ingested or rubbed directly on painful joints. Other oils that can be used topically are mustard or camphor oil.