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Herbal Remedies - Arthritis

The word Arthritis means inflammation of, or belonging to, a joint, the 2 most common forms are Osteoarthritis & Rheumatoid arthritis.

Osteoarthritis is a condition that effects the cartliages of a joint, cartlilage is the smooth surface surrounding the ends of bones. An osteoarthritic joint is a condition which is bought about by joints taking load at incorrect points. A typical sufferer of Osteoarthritis will experience a tightness of the muscles, tissue and ligaments around the affected joint making the bone very hard to move, secondry to this the body will then start to lay down more bone in that area to replace the damaged cartlilage, again causing the joint to stiffen up and become more and more painful.

Rheumatoid arthritis is different in the fact that it is believed to be caused by a glandular malfunction. The result of this malfunction causes the soft tissue areas around the sufferers bones to become inflamed & usually painful to move, as the condition ages the soft tissue gradually becomes increasingly harder causing a lack of mobility in the joint and a great deal of pain & discomfort.

Herb
Internally

Birch

Willow Bark

Celery seed

Devil's claw

Externally
Rosemary Dilute 1:10 with water, rosewater or witch hazel.
Angelica Oil added to hot bath
Devil's claw Powdered Capsule