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How To Naturally Relieve Joint Pain And Inflammation Using Herbs

by Tatiana Plesco
Relieve Joint Pain

Joint pain often caused by inflammation and can be severely debilitating. Here are some herbs that you can use to reduce painful joints and improve mobility.

Joint inflammation can occur as a result of having a fever, gout, suffering from fatigue, having an injury, or in more severe cases if you are suffering from osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Several herbs used to treat inflammation of the joints effectively in addition to cleansing the blood and generally improving strength. One of the crucial ways that herbs heal our bodies is by removing metabolic waste products and toxins from within our bodies. Herbs boost the cleansing abilities of our large intestines and kidneys as well as helping in lymph drainage and increasing blood flow to our organs. If these toxins are allowed to build up and circulate, they can be a significant cause of inflammation leading to a range of health issues of which joint pain is a major one.  

Here are some natural herbs and remedies that can relieve joint pain and stiffness:


Turmeric (also known as Curcuma) is a super herb and has many health-boosting properties (i) and is very effective in reducing inflammation of all kinds throughout your body. It is also a good source of pain relief. Curcumin believed to be the primary active pharmacological agent in turmeric. Curcumin poses anti-inflammatory effects. Shown to be comparable to the potent drugs hydrocortisone and phenylbutazone. As well as over-the-counter anti-inflammatory agents such as Motrin. Unlike the drugs, which are unsurprisingly associated with significant toxic effects (ulcer formation, decreased white blood cell count, intestinal bleeding), curcumin produces no toxicity in our bodies. Additionally, turmeric recommended to people who have Alzheimer’s Disease, cancer, and cataracts.

Turmeric for joint pain


Ginger is another potent anti-inflammatory and anti-rheumatic agent commonly used in Ayurvedic medicine. Studies have shown that it blocks the activation of inflammatory agents within the body and surprises the important inflammatory prostaglandin E2 pathway (ii). Other research has shown ginger can have a significant effect on reducing symptoms of osteoarthritis of the knees.


  • FLAX

Flaxseed is an excellent source of Omega-3 and is suitable for vegans. It is essential as people with arthritis can suffer increased inflammation by eating certain animal fats. Flaxseed also boosts the immune systems, in turn, fighting inflammation. Do not heat or cook the seeds or the oil, as this will damage the Omega-3 and reduce effectiveness. Try adding two tablespoons of flax seeds to your diet daily. (Patients who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome should only use the flaxseed oil, and not the seeds themselves).


Licorice mimics your body’s natural corticosteroids, which reduce inflammation. Glycyrrhizin is the active compound that inhibits any inflammation. Research has shown that glycyrrhizin supports the body’s natural release of cortisol, which in turn suppresses the immune system and eases pain and frequency of arthritis flare-ups. It can be taken effectively in supplement form or as a tea or tincture. Licorice not recommended for peoples with high blood pressure.



Essential fatty acids are a great way of relieving joint pain. Burdock root is a rich source of a range of fatty oils, making it an efficient anti-inflammatory treatment. Studies have shown its effectiveness as an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antibacterial agent (envy). It can be taken as a pill-based supplement, made into a tea or tincture.BURDOCK ROOT


Many common foods can be useful in the reduction of swelling and joint inflammation. Regular consumption of omega-3 rich foods such as nuts and fatty fish, such as salmon, can significantly help reduce symptoms. Additional anti-inflammatory foods are:

  • onions,
  • garlic,
  • kelp,
  • parsley,
  • mustard,
  • horseradish,
  • blueberries,
  • watercress,
  • celery,
  • lemons.

Updated on 4/1/2020

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