Does Topical Capsaicin Cream Alleviate Arthritis Pain And Inflammation?

When we say arthritis, most often we refer to osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, even if this term is used for a lot of other different conditions…but, the main arthritis symptoms include pain, inflammation and swelling in the joints.

The bad news is that you have to deal with this condition your whole life, but there’s some good news: at least you can keep it under control and alleviate its symptoms.

Wondering how to keep arthritis under control?

There are a lot of over-the-counter topical ointments that can give instant relief from any type of arthritis, but most of them are expensive, and other of them are not so effective as it’s written on the label. Depends how lucky you are!

However, there is a natural way on how to get rid of arthritis pain and symptoms with 100% effectiveness. By preparing your own capsaicin homemade ointment for arthritis pain you will put an end to this painful joint situation for good.

Still wondering if capsaicin – the substance found in cayenne pepper – is good enough to alleviate arthritis pain and inflammation?

Capsaicin in cayenne has potent pain-relieving effects. When applied topically in cream or ointment form, capsaicin initially causes a brief stinging sensation, which stimulates the pain nerves. It then gradually reduces substance P, a chemical necessary for nerves to send pain signals.
Compared to the placebo, capsaicin also improved stiffness and joint function.

Are there any side-effects of topical capsaicin ointment?

The burning sensation the study participants experienced is a common side effect of capsaicin. It may also cause itching and increase your pain initially. Also, because you’re applying capsaicin topically, it has no drug interactions and no serious toxicity.

If I convinced you, then you can prepare your own homemade capsaicin ointment to get relief from arthritis pain.

  • 3 tablespoons of cayenne powder
  • 1 cup of grapeseed oil (or any other oil like almond, olive, jojoba)
  • 1/2 cup of grated beeswax


  • A double boiler
  • A glass jar with a tightly fitting lid

How To Prepare:

Mix together 3 tablespoons of cayenne powder with 1 cup of your oil of choice and heat in a double boiler for 5-10 minutes over medium heat. Stir in a 1/2 cup of grated beeswax and continue to stir until it has melted completely and everything is blended together. Chill the mixture in the refrigerator for 10 minutes, and then whisk together. Chill for another 10-15 and then whip again before putting it in a glass jar with a tightly fitting lid and storing in the refrigerator. It will keep for 1 ½ weeks-apply daily as needed for pain.

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