Arthritis Herbs

Again, these are from my website.  I had each of these saved as individual text files and they take up SO MUCH ROOM on my server!  I want to do so much more with my website than my current capacity allows!  🙂

Arthritis Herbs

Doc,

Wow, where to start on that issue, there are so many different so called remedies. Here is a list of commonly used remedies:  Angelica, Black Haw, Boneset, Chamomile, Chaparral, Echinacea, Fenugreek, Gentian, Ginger, Horsetail, Juniper, Licorice, Meadowsweet, St. John’s-wort, Turmeric, Vervain and White Willow. There are precautions that go with many of these and I think before you take any of them you should research them thoroughly and take into consideration your lifestyle and overall general health.  For example Boneset can be dangerous but it is a mild anti-inflammatory.  I honestly don’t think there is a lot to be done herbally but calcium is your best venue.  Since osteoarthritis is a degeneration of the disc in the spine and the best thing for mending bones is calcium I would drink a lot of milk and take about 1200 units a day with meals. Another good choice would be dolomite.  Kelp used in place of salt is a good choice since the algin derived from kelp soothes the mucous membranes it may also help to lubricate the joints. Glucosamine/Chondroitin has worked for many of my friends.  Zinc is an enemy due to the way it dries the bursitis where as in bursitis when the bursitis overfills I would suggest zinc.  I am an herbalist not a doctor. Echinacea helps with rheumatoid arthritis by revving up the immune system and increasing the production of the infection fighting T-cells. I am an herbalist not a doctor.  All herbs should be used with care and learn all of the precautions before taking any.

Mumsy
Plymouth, IN

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