Does Turmeric Actually Help In Relieving Arthritis Pain?

We all know what arthritis is and some of us know how it feels. This condition causes joint inflammation and pain and it affects more than 50 million adults only in the U.S.

This degenerative disease wears away the cartilage between the joints causing excruciating pain, swelling and stiffness in the joints. As I said, only those suffering from arthritis know the struggle when fighting with this disease. Seeing your doctor is mandatory for a proper diagnosis and prescribing the right medication. While medication is the pillar and critical part of managing arthritis, home remedies and lifestyle changes can be important in your arthritis treatment plan too. However, it’s important to note that home remedies shouldn’t replace medication. And you need a healthy amount of skepticism when deciding which ones to try and implement, many natural remedies aren’t backed by science.

…For instance, there are a lot of pros and cons about turmeric as a natural alternative in easing arthritis pain. Some studies made on animals and furthermore on patients, revealed that curcumin may help ease arthritis symptoms. In another study made on 45 patients with rheumatoid arthritis where they took curcumin in a combination with diclofenac sodium reported a high improvement in symptoms, without any gastrointestinal side effects. But, another research on using curcumin for osteoarthritis is even more promising. Some participants with mild-to-moderate knee osteoarthritis who took a curcumin supplement saw significant improvements in pain and physical function after six weeks…

How To Use Curcumin For Arthritis Pain

Turmeric Tea

Add a teaspoon (tsp) of turmeric to 4 cups of hot water and simmer for 10 minutes. Pure turmeric powder, grated turmeric, or ground, dried turmeric all work well. You can sweetened it with honey and add a pinch of cinnamon for taste.

Golden Milk

Add 1 tsp of turmeric to 2 cups milk. You can add Marple syrup for taste or cinnamon and honey. To enhance the power of turmeric you can add a pinch of black pepper.

Or you can use it local as Turmeric Cream:

  • this turmeric cream is gel-based and you can use it both for Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis

You Will Need:

  • aloe vera gel
  • organic turmeric powder or turmeric oil
  • essential oil

Directions:

In a bowl, add aloe gel and add in organic turmeric powder. Mix it well and add few drops of your favorite essential oil. Mix until well emulsified. Transfer to an easy-to-use jar and use it on the affected area every time you feel the pain. Most patients use it before bedtime and in the morning.

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