Home remedies for rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis is a disorder of the joints. Usually, the lining of joints belonging to toes and fingers are affected. However, other parts can be affected as well. It is a chronic disease, which indicates that the pain experienced in this condition, recurs at intervals. The pain usually begins at fingers and toes, and eventually proceeds to the knees, ankles, elbows, hips, and shoulders. If nothing is done about these symptoms, it will eventually lead to erosion of the bones and deformities in the joints. Women are more prone than men and usually, adults above the age of 40 suffer from Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Rheumatoid arthritis treatment involves dealing with the symptoms of the condition along with the primary causes of the condition. A common misconception with Rheumatoid arthritis is that one has to stop exercising after the pain. However, nothing can be further from the truth. Research and common sense have shown that exercise has tremendous health benefits. Staying active and maintaining an exercise regimen can be extremely beneficial for someone with Rheumatoid Arthritis. The key to avoiding any injury or mishap is to work out within your limits. The best way to accomplish this is with the help of a physiotherapist or an exercise specialist.

Coming to the home recipes for Rheumatoid arthritis, using herbs and spices would be a good practice. Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory disease, incorporating anti-inflammatory herbs in your diet would be the best way to go. Add to the fact that adding herbs and spices to meals will automatically make them more delicious.


The flavour of ginger is brought about a compound called Gingerol, which is present in it. The anti-inflammatory properties of Ginger are also due to the presence of Gingerol. That is why it is an excellent option for Rheumatoid arthritis. Treatments for rheumatoid arthritis usually involve home remedies that incorporate ginger in them, especially Ayurvedic ones. Ginger also helps to reduce T-cell action and Immune cell action that contribute to systemic inflammation. Systemic inflammation is the effect of the release of inflammation-causing cytokines that come from immune-related cells and also the chronic activation of the innate immune system.

Ginger can be used while stir-frying a dish or ginger can also be pickled and eaten. A professional dealing with home remedies can offer better advice on the same.

One thing to be remembered is that Arthritis is usually of two types: Rheumatoid and Osteo. Rheumatoid is different from Osteo. Rheumatoid is due to an error in the immunity system while Osteo is due to wearing out of the joints and bones, with time.


Turmeric is anti-inflammatory in its properties and is effective in both, rheumatoid and osteoarthritis. The ingredient responsible for this is Cucurmin. Cucurmin is a potent anti-inflammatory compound and it also helps to reduce the concentrations of two enzymes that lead to treatments for rheumatoid arthritis. At the same, Cucurmin is anti-bacterial and anti-cancer as well. Turmeric-based oils can help in relieving pain from Rheumatoid Arthritis. This is why Turmeric is used in a lot of remedies for rheumatoid arthritis. A tea made with Turmeric can be made and consumed for amazing relief and health benefits.

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At times, children are affected by Rheumatoid Arthritis as well. A lot of time, Rheumatoid Arthritis may result from the toxicity that is left in the body after various pharmaceutical drugs and vaccinations. Rheumatoid Arthritis can also be caused due to environmental, genetic and hormonal factors. A lot of times, Rheumatoid Arthritis symptoms can cause paralysis (in the sense that the pain prevents people from attempting to move around). Fortunately, there are patients who have succeeded in getting rheumatoid arthritis treated. Home remedies can help to achieve this kind of success in treating diseases.

Epsom Salt

Epsom salt is a substance that contains magnesium sulfate. Because of the high levels of magnesium, magnesium sulfate can help treat the pain. Submerging the sore joints in a warm water bath with Epsom salt can help relieve the pain. Magnesium is essential for the body’s functioning and unfortunately, our bodies don’t produce it on their own. Magnesium helps the muscles to relax and it eases the pain that is experienced in muscle pain and arthritis pains.

Also, read our related blog on ayurvedic treatment for rheumatoid arthritis

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Author of the Blog: Dr. Hemang Parekh

Expert Review By: Dr Smita Pankaj Naram

Co-Founder, Ayushakti Ayurved Pvt Ltd


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