Treating osteoarthritis alternatively
Osteoarthritis and the pain caused by this disease can be treated with natural remedies and herbal medicines.
A therapy with these means shows itself, under company of an orthopedist, particularly in the initial stage of the illness, as effective addition to the therapy with synthetic medicines.
The course of the arthrosis and thus the well-being of the patient can be so positively influenced by natural remedies.
The use of herbal medicines has the advantage that they are much better tolerated than synthetic painkillers. In addition, their spectrum of action is also more extensive.
As a rule, no time limit must be observed in the treatment of osteoarthritis with herbal remedies for pain relief. It can also be used in addition to a therapy with synthetic painkillers.
Thus, the required dosages of chemical drugs can often be significantly reduced. Another alternative form of treatment is stem cell therapy for osteoarthritis.
Which natural remedies are suitable to treat osteoarthritis is explained in the following article.
Laboratory tests have shown that the pro-inflammatory messenger substances in the joint capsules are positively influenced by nettle extracts.
However, it is not yet certain whether the pain caused by osteoarthritis can also be effectively reduced by the administration of nettle extract in the form of dragées or tea.
However, many osteoarthritis patients report that they can perceive a pain relief as well as an increasing mobility through the treatment with nettle extracts.
The painkiller aspirin is a synthetic variant of the active ingredient of willow bark. Thus, the natural willow bark is also able to bring about a slight alleviation of arthritis symptoms.
Many patients can tolerate the willow bark much better than the conventional aspirin. The effect of the willow bark extract unfolds in the gastrointestinal tract without any side effects.
However, the intake of up to four willow bark dragées per day is necessary for the noticeable effect.
Devil’s claw root
Originally the devil’s claw comes from Africa. Its root extract shows positive effects in the treatment of arthritis pain.
If dragées of devil’s claw are taken, the dosage of synthetic painkillers can sometimes be significantly reduced. They lead to a relief of the pain, the morning stiffness and the characteristic start pain.
Devil’s claw continues to be effective even after treatment is discontinued, as it is associated with a favorable long-term effect.
In addition, the tolerance of the devil’s claw extract is extremely good, which is why it can also be used in the long term.
Goldenrod herb, ash and poplar bark and poplar leaves
In folk medicine, the combination of goldenrod herb, ash and poplar bark and poplar leaves is often mentioned as an effective remedy for pain in the joints.
However, there is still no scientific evidence on the effectiveness of this combination of medicinal plants in the presence of osteoarthritis.
An old herbal remedy, which has been used against pain in folk medicine for a long time, is arnica. The Arnica gel could prove thereby in application observation likewise its effect with rheumatism pain and Arthrose under proof.
Thus the pain could be reduced by the application and the stiffness decreased noticeably. Furthermore, the dosage of additional synthetic painkillers can be reduced.
However, long-term use of arnica gel can cause side effects such as allergies, pustule formation and skin irritations.