Do you have joint pain? These five plants will help you

Joint pain is one of the causes of medical and therapeutic consultation today. For example, in Spain alone, according to recent reports, it is estimated that 60% of Spaniards between 35 and 65 years of age have suffered of some type of joint pain in the last year. There are many causes of joint pain from chronic diseases such as arthritis, injuries at the muscle level even a common cold can cause inflammation in the joints and therefore generate pain.

Having joint pain can be truly disabling as it prevents you from doing your daily activities efficiently. It’s worth noting that some medications can help joint pain temporarily by keeping the problem out of sight. The problem with the vast majority of these medications used for joint complaints is that they have serious side effects on people’s health that can range from liver damage to heart and kidney involvement.

However, there are natural solutions that can help effectively counteract joint pain.

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Inflammation as a cause of joint pain.

Although inflammation is the precursor to severe joint pain, this does not make it a totally negative body action. Commonly inflation occurs as a natural response of the body to isolate compromised areas from healthy areas of the body, on other occasions, it arises as an immune response to eliminate some pathogen of external origin that enters our body.

Inflammation is sometimes good, just remember the inflammation that your muscles feel when you exercise even though it is temporary it ends up benefiting the muscle fibers in the long run. However, we should know that inflammation caused by injuries or diseases such as arthritis will eventually become a problem that temporarily or permanently disables the movement of your fingers, hands, or knees. The good news is that Japanese doctors during more than 10 years of research were able to find 5 plants that because of their components can effectively relieve joint pain.

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5. Aloe Vera

Aloe vera has been popularly used for therapeutic use because of the benefits it has at the skin and anti-inflammatory levels. It is very easy to get or plant that has incredible effects on skin burns caused by the sun or other injuries. Aloe vera becomes an important ally in the treatment of joint pain as it contains more than 70 active elements that act from anti-inflammatory to powerful natural analgesics such as Aloin or Emodine.

There are several ways you can use aloe vera to treat joint pain:

  • Prepare an infusion with skin and aloe vera extract.
  • Mix it and apply it as a massage in the affected region.

we can find several products that are made from this plant and even have pieces of this plant in its content, this type of food will help improve the suffering of joint pain.
It is important to remember that people who suffer from conditions such as diabetes or take laxatives should consult their doctor before consuming this plant.

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4. Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus has been used by ancient cultures for the improvement of many health problems, due to the many benefits it has that range from improving respiratory problems or flu to stimulate the functioning of the immune system. Eucalyptus is regularly used as an active component of many creams and ointments to treat joint pain.

The capacity of being able to diminish the inflammation of this plant is in which it contains tannins which by means of independent investigations have managed to demonstrate their effectiveness in reducing the inflammation and pains up to 40 %. Therefore the recommendation is to start applying small amounts of Eucalyptus Ointment and if there are no side effects such as allergies maintain its use until you see improvement.

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3. Ginger

The health benefits of ginger have been researched for many years. Even oriental medicines have used this plant for centuries for the treatment of problems related to joint inflammation, gastric diseases and even for the prevention of cancer.

Experts agree that among the benefits of ginger consumption are the ability to level blood sugar levels, counteract circulatory problems and reduce the amount of bad cholesterol in the blood, thus reducing problems such as high triglycerides. Ginger contains a substance called gingerol that is responsible for its characteristic taste, among other things. Ginger has been recognized for its ability to reduce inflammation and be a powerful natural analgesic. You can use ginger in the form of infusions or if you prefer there are natural supplements based on this plant on the market.

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2. Green Tea

In recent years, green tea has become more important because its therapeutic properties are becoming widely known. One of the particularities of this drink is that it has the ability to burn fat naturally, thus avoiding cholesterol problems or others. Several medical and scientific postulates have shown that regular consumption of this drink could help prevent the emergence of diseases.

Green tea can be consumed in several ways. One of them is found in the consumption of hot drinks every morning, adding other herbs like ginger or aloe.


The cucurma is a plant native to India that is usually used in culinary matters more precisely in the preparation of Curry. But beyond being an excellent condiment this orange plant has incredible properties for health, one of them is the prevention of chronic diseases such as osteoarthritis and arthritis to cancer. The secret of its benefits lies in the curcumin which is a component that in addition to giving the characteristic color becomes a powerful natural anti-inflammatory and analgesic.

Several recent studies, based at the U.S. National Center for Complementary Health, demonstrate the effectiveness of this plant in stopping the progression of inflammation caused by chronic diseases. Ideally, it should be applied topically, using an ointment, or consumed in natural juices such as orange.

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Although inflammatory problems are regarded as bad, this is not always the case. That is why we understood that inflammations such as those caused by arthritis or other chronic diseases can in the long term be quite harmful to the health and healthy life of the patient.

However, not all is lost since we find plants with analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties that also contribute to reducing the acidity of the affected areas improving the condition of the patient against some of these ailments. So feel free to choose the plant that you like best to treat inflammatory problems.