How To Treat Osteoarthritis

OsteoarthritisOsteoarthritis is a disease of the joints in which the cartilage deteriorates, or becomes stiff and loses its elasticity. Cartilage is a firm and rubbery substance that covers the end of the bones which form the joint. It cushions the joint and reduces the friction caused by movement. It acts as a shock absorber by its ability to change shape when compressed. Over time, the cartilage begins to wear away in some areas. This is why the aged and the elderly people are more susceptible to this condition.

As the cartilage erodes, it loses its shock absorbing qualities as a result of which the tendons and ligaments stretch and cause pain. The bones too rub against each other making movement extremely painful. The joint swells and becomes uncommonly sore. Movement after a period of inactivity results in excruciating pain. Though osteoarthritis is age related, it can also be cased by obesity, injury to the joint, hormonal imbalance, joint overuse and certain diseases.

Best Ways To Treat Osteoarthritis


It is important to nourish the cartilage and restore its elasticity in order to treat osteoarthritis. Ghee is full of key nutrients and has powerful anti-inflammatory properties that bring untold relief in the pain and swelling.


It not only nourishes the cartilage but also lubricates the joint and makes movement less painful. Massage the affected joints with warm ghee three times daily.

Fenugreek Or Methi Seeds

Methi seeds have been used since time unknown for its powerful nourishing properties and for relieving pain and inflammation. Grind some methi seeds and store it in an airtight jar. Soak one teaspoon of the powdered methi into some milk overnight.

Fenugreek Seeds

In the morning, take one teaspoon of ghee and warm it on a low flame. Add one teaspoon of whole wheat flour and roast till it turns golden brown. Turn off the heat and add the soaked methi, one teaspoon of crushed almonds and some sugar. Eat this mixture every morning.

Castor Oil

Warm some castor oil and dip a clean soft cotton cloth into it. Wrap the cloth around the painful joint and cover it with a plastic sheet.

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Wrap the whole with a woolen cloth to trap the heat inside. The healing powers of castor oil will stimulate the connective tissue and help it to repair itself. Use this remedy twice daily.

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Cinnamon has great antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties which reduce the swelling in the joint to a large extent and make movement possible. Take one teaspoon of cinnamon powder and mix it into one tablespoon of honey.

Consume this mixture every morning on an empty stomach. Continue this remedy for a month and you will find that the pain has decreased and the mobility of your joint has increased considerably.


Ginger helps to relieve all sorts of aches and pains very quickly. Its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties strengthen the joint and reduce the inflammation thus easing the pain.


Boil a cup of water and add one teaspoon of grated ginger to it. After ten minutes strain the tea and drink it three or four times daily.

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