7 Herbs That Can Give Relief To Arthritis

By Najat Haddouch

 Managing Director of Islamic Medicine Academy

Arthritis is the common bone disease that most often occurs later in life. People with arthritis experience inflammation, swelling, pain and stiffness in their joints. If this disease is not treated at the right time, it can develop into a severe ailment that can become crippling.

If you are afflicted with this debilitating  condition, the pain can really affect your outlook on life in general. But rest assured, that

Allah did not send down any disease but that he also sent its cure as narrated by Abdullah ibn Mas’ud reported from The Messenger of Allah.

Here are 7 herbs that can help with the treatment of arthritis especially in combating the pain.

Homegrown antibiotic

It has been used by Chinese and Indian Ayurveda medicine to treat Arthritis. Turmeric is a natural antibiotic and anti-inflammation agent. It can alter how your immune system response’s to joint pain. The daily consumption of turmeric provides relief to many arthritis conditions such as reducing and preventing inflammation which is causing the debilitating pain.

The natural aspirin 


Willow is a herbal aspirin which, after the extraction process, reduces pain and inflammation of joints.However, prolonged intake of aspirin may have an adverse effect, so it is better to consult a doctor before using it. 


Reduce swelling

Ginger is a potent anti-inflammatory properties that work effectively in reducing pain and swelling without any side-effect. You can mix it in your food or can take ginger with your tea as well. In two clinical studies involving patients who responded to conventional drugs and those who didn’t, physicians found that 75% of arthritis patients and 100% of patients with muscular discomfort experienced relief of pain and/or swelling with ginger

Ancient anesthesia 

Comfrey is a herb that has powerful soothing and healing properties that help reduce swelling, inflammation and pain in your joints. It is for external use only.It is available in the market in major pharmacy. It come cream form and you apply it to the areas that is giving you hard time.

Minimize pain

These leaves have been used for treating arthritis for the last several decades. Its anti-inflammation properties help to reduce swelling in arthritis patients. It can be consumed directly or with your tea.  The antioxidant properties of the nettle plant have been observed to help minimize inflammation. It can be used topically to help relieve joint pain.

Block Inflammatory Agents

Flaxseeds are rich in Omega-3 fatty acid, making it a powerful herb for treating arthritis. Regular consumption of flaxseeds can help reduce the level of anti-inflammatory compounds in blocking  pro inflammatory agents. This will help prevents swelling. 

Hot Remedy

Cayenne works as a natural painkiller. It has been proved that cayenne can ease several symptoms of arthritis, such as swelling, inflammation, and inflexibility. Please note that cayenne is hot, so sensitive people are advised to test it before using. It has also been observed to increase metabolism.

Reduce Acute Pain

This herb is mainly found in South Africa and is widely used to treat various arthritis symptoms. People using devil’s claw experience great improvement in their joint movement as it provides effective relief from acute pain. All These herbs are an affordable way to improve your quality of life by lessening daily arthritis pain so that enjoy your life to the fullest. The most important thing is they are in the kitchen cabinet in most homes or in their back yard.

Najat Haddouch is a medical professional, founder and managing director of two Islamic Medicine Clinics in Holland for over 7 years. She is also  the founder Founder and  Managing Director at Islamic Medicine Academy

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