With the rapid advancements in science and medicinal technology, a number of treatments and therapies have now emerged that have proven to be highly effective in treating chronic ailments associated with pain and swelling. Diseases like arthritis and joint pain are now common and among the most dreaded diseases that cause inflammation.
Devil’s claw is a wonderful herb that has helped many patients suffering from chronic inflammatory diseases like arthritis, tendonitis and rheumatoid arthritis. According to a recent study, more than 66% of patients experienced relief in pain and showed less inflammation of joints after taking this herb.
Bromelain is a substance found in abundance in pineapple, which is highly efficient at reducing the levels of prostaglandins, one of the hormones responsible for acute pain during arthritis. This herb is therefore, very helpful in treating patients suffering from musculoskeletal problems, arthritis, and other degenerative conditions. Also, this enzyme promotes healing of inflamed tissue and stimulate repair.
The bark of this tree is made up of aspirin like compounds which help reduce inflammation and mild pain associated with it. In some cases, it is also thought to alleviate acute pain occurring in the back, neck, shoulders and limb joints that may be caused due to auto immune disorders like arthritis.
Boswellia is a popular herb, extracted from the bark of Frankincense trees, and is believed to stop and put a halt to the chemical reactions associated with inflammation, thereby stopping it right in its tracks. For years, herbal medicine practitioners have used this herb to treat people suffering from inflammatory disorders, mostly pertaining to the bowels and the organs of the pelvic area.
Ginger is an excellent anti inflammatory agent. Extracts of this root are thought to work wonders in reducing swelling, inflammation and pain in just a few doses. For centuries, it has been used in relieving cold and congestion. It has been specially noted to relieve arthritic pain by lowering the prostaglandin levels. In a recent study, it was proved that ginger could be more effective in reducing pain in arthritic patients than use of OTC anti inflammatory drugs like aspirin.
Curcumin is a special substance found in abundance in turmeric which is used almost every day in the Indian household. This substance possesses commendable anti inflammatory properties that help reduce pain caused due to inflammation. This substance is highly efficient in overpowering the inflammatory protein cytokines. It also reduces pain caused during auto immune disorders like tendonitis and arthritis.
Andiroba oil, possessing high levels of omega 3 fatty acids, is a wonderful anti inflammatory agent due to presence of compounds known as limonoids.