Natural Cure for Arthritis

A collection of best Natural cure and home remedies for arthrtis

Flax seed’s oil: Flax seeds can be taken thrice daily  for relief from arthritis. One tablespoon of flax seed  can be included in the breakfast  in bread ,cereal or muffin  or flax seeds can be powdered  and added to orange juice or milkshake . instead of raw flax seeds ,flax seed oil also can be used  . take one teaspoon of oil 3 times daily. Continue this for about one month  to cure primary form of arthritis.

Cinnamon:  Add half  a teaspoon of cinnamon powder  to one tablespoon of honey  every morning  before breakfast. Take this daily for one month and there will be noticeable improvement in the condition,   from the first week .

Epsom salt: Epsom salt  is high in magnesium.  Magnesium is essential for bone growth  and it regulates  the body ‘s pH  level.  A deficiency  of magnesium  lower’s  the ability  of the  body  to absorb  and use calcium  and phosphorus  which are bone building  minerals.

Mix three  tablespoons  of fresh lemon juice  and three tablespoons  of Epsom salt  in a pint of warm water  and take one  teaspoon in the morning and one at night.  Add  three cups of  Epsom salt  in hot water bath  and soak in it.  The magnesium  in the salt is absorbed in the body  and it soothes and relaxes the stiff  joints and muscles.

Alfalfa seeds:  Add one teaspoon of  alfalfa seeds  in one  cup of boiling water. Take  three to four cups  of this tea  daily for approximately two weeks  to  reduce inflammation.

Ginger: Ginger has anti inflammatory properties in it. Peel  and slice half an inch  of fresh ginger  and take it with each meal .

Potato juice: Cut medium sized potato into thin slices without peeling the skin and place the slices overnight in a large glass filled with cold water.  The water should be drunk in the morning  on empty stomach. Fresh juice can be extracted from potatoes. A medium sized  potato should be diluted with a cup  of water .

Garlic: Garlic contains anti inflammatory  property in it. Garlic can be taken raw or cooked according to individual preference.

Sesame seeds: A teaspoon of black sesame seeds , soaked in a quarter  cup of water and keep it overnight  . The water  in which the seeds are soaked should be taken along with the seeds in the morning on empty stomach.

Lime: The citric acid found in lime is a solvent of uric acid which is the primary cause of some types of arthritis. The juice of one lime , diluted with water , should be taken once daily , preferably, on empty stomach in the morning.

Copper: Drinking the water kept overnight in a copper container  accumulates traces of copper .Copper strengthens  the muscular system.

Other raw juices: One cup of green juice , extracted from any green leafy vegetable, mixed in equal proportions with carrot, celery and red beet juices is good for arthritis. The alkaline action of raw juices dissolves the accumulation of deposits around the joints and in other tissues. A cup of fresh  pineapple juice reduces the swelling and inflammation in osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Bananas: Bananas are a rich source of vitamin B6 .  A diet of only bananas for three or four days to treat arthritis . The  patient may eat eight or nine bananas  daily during this period and nothing else.

Calcium: Taking calcium helps in relieving  the pain in arthritis. The mineral should be taken in the form of calcium lactate. Two teaspoons of calcium lactate , each provides  400mg if absorbable calcium, should be taken three times daily in water , before meals for at least four months.

Castor oil: Boil two tablespoons of castor oil over a stove burner. The oil should be  poured into a glass of fresh orange juice and taken before breakfast daily till the disease is cured.

Coconut or mustard oil: Warm coconut oil or mustard oil , mixed with two or three pieces of camphor should be massaged on stiff and aching joints. This will increase blood supply , and reduce  inflammation and stiffness with the gentle warmth produces while massaging. Camphorated oil is an ancient rubefacient used for the purpose.

Green gram soup: Mix one tablespoon of green gram in a cup of water with two crushed garlic cloves . This should be taken twice daily.


The diet of an arthritis patient should be planned to produce alkalinity in the blood. The diet should include fruits and vegetables in the form of salads, and at least two cooked vegetables. In severe cases,  the patient should take raw vegetable juice therapy three times a day , for about a week . repeated juice fasts at intervals of every two months is very useful .

The body should be kept warm at all times. Joints should not be bandaged tightly as it restricts the movement and interferes with the free circulation of blood. The  bedroom should have plenty of indirect ventilation. Rest is very important in acute inflammation in the joints.

Sea bathing is effective in arthritis. The natural iodine in sea water relieves arthritis pain. Iodine regulates the acid-alkaline balance in the blood and tissues . This helps in repairing and regenerating worn out tissues and nourishes the skeletal structure. It enters  into the thyroid gland’s secretion. The  hormone uses iodine  to cleanse the internal toxins.

If sea bathing is not possible , the patient should relax for thirty minutes every night in a tub of warm water, in which a cup of common salt has been mixed. The minerals in the salt , especially iodine, will be absorbed through the pores of the skin.

Also See: Ayurvedic Cure for Arthritis