Natural Herbal Remedies for Arthritis Pain


| November/December 2002


Herbs & Natural Remedies:
Willow bark (Salix spp.), ginger (Zingiber officinale), turmeric (Curcuma longa) and glucosamine.

Form:
Willow bark: tea or tincture. Ginger: tea, capsules, tablets or as a spice in food. Turmeric: capsules, tablets or as a spice in food. Glucosamine: tablets.

How it Works:
Willow bark is natural aspirin. It contains the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory compound salicin.

Ginger is an age-old Ayurvedic anti-inflammatory and pain reliever. In a Danish study, 75 percent of arthritis sufferers who used ginger powder reported improvement. Turmeric, a close relative of ginger, also has a long history of use for pain and inflammation. Glucosamine repairs damaged cartilage, increasing shock absorption in the joints.



Dose:
Willow bark: 2 teaspoons of powdered bark per cup of water; simmer at a low boil for 10 minutes, and drink up to 3 cups daily. Ginger: in tea, 1 teaspoon of fresh grated root per cup of boiling water. Steep 10 minutes and drink up to 5 cups daily. In tablets or capsules, take 1,000 to 2,000 mg daily. Turmeric: in tablets or capsules, take 1,000 to 2,000 mg daily. Glucosamine: try 500 mg three times daily. When using tincture, follow package directions.

Cautions:
Large doses of willow bark may cause stomach distress. Willow bark has anticoagulant action. Use it cautiously if taking other anticoagulants including garlic, ginkgo, aspirin and vitamin E. Large doses of ginger may cause heartburn.







mother earth news fair 2018 schedule

MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR

Next: August 4-5, 2018
Albany, OR

Sit in on dozens of practical workshops from the leading authorities on natural health, organic gardening, real food and more!

LEARN MORE









Subscribe today and save 58%

Subscribe to Mother Earth Living !

Mother Earth LivingWelcome to Mother Earth Living, the authority on green lifestyle and design. Each issue of Mother Earth Living features advice to create naturally healthy and nontoxic homes for yourself and your loved ones. With Mother Earth Living by your side, you’ll discover all the best and latest information you want on choosing natural remedies and practicing preventive medicine; cooking with a nutritious and whole-food focus; creating a nontoxic home; and gardening for food, wellness and enjoyment. Subscribe to Mother Earth Living today to get inspired on the art of living wisely and living well.

Save Money & a Few Trees!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. You’ll save an additional $5 and get six issues of Mother Earth Living for just $19.95! (Offer valid only in the U.S.)

Or, choose Bill Me and pay just $24.95.




Facebook Pinterest Instagram YouTube Twitter

Free Product Information Classifieds


Copyright 2018, All Rights Reserved
Ogden Publications, Inc., 1503 SW 42nd St., Topeka, Kansas 66609-1265