Natural Remedies Series: 4 Antidotes for Arthritis You Can Use at Home

Rheumatoid arthritis can make doing even the smallest tasks around the house unbearable. The good news is that you have natural remedies for your joint pain sitting in your own kitchen! The bad news is that… you still have to do your housework. If you have a few days before you can see your doctor, or experience short periods of soreness, check out these natural remedies:

Ginger Tea:

There seems to be a tea that can cure any ailment out there. Okay, maybe it won’t fix your bad credit score-but it’s 2016, we must be getting close. Ginger is known for soothing nausea, but it also has anti-inflammatory properties as well. So if your hands are feeling a little achy, pour yourself a hot mug of Ginger Tea before calling the doctor.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Also known for its anti-inflammatory  powers, olive oil also contains important omega 3 fats that actively counteract the symptoms of arthritis. Add two tablespoons of olive oil to your daily diet to see a reduction in joint related pain. Or, spice up your romantic life and have your special someone rub the oil directly to your joints.

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Dandelion

Okay, it would be a little weird if you already had dandelion leaves lying around your house, but this is a judgement free zone. Dandelion oil Dandelion oil contains potent anti-inflammatory properties that rival the effectiveness of over the counter pain relievers. You can choose to drink dandelion tea, but it has found to be most effective crushed up into an oil and applied topically.

Epsom salts

Epsom salts are, you guessed it, anti-inflammatory. These salts also increase circulation to your joints, which is critical for those of you with rheumatoid arthritis. Soak your hands or feet in a bowl of warm water with epsom salt for ~15 minutes for some quick pain relief. Or, spice up your romantic life by lighting some candles and pouring some salt in your bathtub,  you can even enjoy a nice hot cup of ginger tea too!

I hope these tips can be a helping hand (cue laughter) in relieving your arthritis symptoms.

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