Phytotherapy for arthritis

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    Today, this disease is very common. It is initiated by an inflammation of the joint synovium, the membrane that covers the bone and the cartilaginous surfaces that are in the area where one or more bones join.

     Specialists in the field say that arthritis is of microbial, metabolic, degenerative or autoimmune origin. The treatment of phytotherapy for arthritis will focus on the acute crisis of inflammation and, depending on its origin, will be treated in one way or another.

     The symptoms of this inflammation are as follows:

  • People who suffer from this condition should know that, this joint pain disappears when you rest, and improves with heat and worsens with cold and humidity.
  • Increasing the size of the joint.
  • Redness of the skin of the joint.
  • Last but not least, people suffering from this condition will suffer from reduced joint mobility.

     Herbal medicine for arthritis will take into account the origin of inflammation of the joint synovium:

  • Infectious arthritis can be treated with antimicrobial herbs
  • If you suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, you should use draining and anti-inflammatory herbs.
  • In gout arthritis (metabolic cause) helps diuretic plants, kidneys and liver drainage.
  • In arthritis caused by autoimmune causes, a phytotherapeutic treatment with immunomodulatory, antiradical and stimulating action of the adrenal glands will be followed.

     Specialists in the field recommend a phytotherapeutic treatment to people suffering from this disease. Its role is to reduce inflammation, and can be done with herbal teas. Recommended plants are the following: devil’s claw, meadow sweet, willow, chamomile and tail. It can be combined with a local treatment based on arnica or tail.

     The application of essential oils or aromatherapy have excellent results, reducing inflammation and acting as a support for treatment. For example, oils of rosemary, cajeput, pine, winter