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Ancient Indian treatment for Arthritis Pain…!

Your joints may be inflamed, achy or stiff because of osteoarthritis—but the treatment which you take to reduce joint pain may cause serious side effects to other parts of your body! Have you ever heard about ancient Indian treatments for arthritis? Ayurvedic treatment for Arthritis Pain exists even before the existence of orthopedic doctors. Sometimes people want to try the ancient approach for treating chronic pains to avoid side effects which may arise because of usage of modern medicines.

Ayurvedic treatment for Arthritis Pain

Ayurvedic treatments are based on natural herbs and spices. These herbs and spices do not cause any hidden harm. The herbal Ayurvedic treatments have been really very effective in treating the knee osteoarthritis. So, let’s explore the Ayurvedic world-

Indian frankincense

Indian frankincense is resin of Boswellia serrata plant. These resins can block the leukotrienes enzyme, which trigger the inflammation. (If you are allergic to ragweed, then consider visiting your allergy doctor before consuming Indian frankincense.)

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is one of the oldest and the most effective treatments taken by Indians for joint pain. Aloe Vera has healing properties. Aloe Vera gel can be applied on achy joints for soothe. Some people also consider eating Aloe Vera gel to maintain healthy joints.


Active ingredients of Turmeric can provide soothe during the joint pain. Turmeric can also guard against pain-relieving medications. It is safe and cheap pain reliving method. You can try it at home as well.

Mustard Seed

Mustard Seed is another herb used by ancient Indians for the treatment of Arthritis Pain. Just make a plaster with mustard seed oil and apply it on arthritic joints. Mustard seeds are hot in nature, so your plaster will transfer heat to your body which then improve the flow of blood and provide you some relief from arthritis pain.


Ashwagandha is an amazing herb with anti-inflammatory properties. It protects against the cartilage damage and provides great relief to arthritis patients. In addition, ashwagandha can also help in combating with stress, restoring the proper hormonal balance and strengthening the immune system.

A word of caution: If you are already taking orthopedic treatment, then inform your doctor about herb consumption.

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