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Castor oil -- an extraordinary home remedy for joint pain

There is no season for joint pain. Here's a secret remedy to help you out.

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As you age, you are prone to suffer from various health complications. One common problem that most people experience is joint pain. However, most people tend to ignore this pain until it becomes severe. And when this happens, popping pills or using ointments are the only options left. Well, this time try massaging your aching joints with castor oil to get relief naturally. Did you know some of these amazing health benefits of castor oil?

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As castor oil is rich in anti-inflammatory compounds, it is commonly used to treat joint pain, which is also one of the common symptoms of arthritis. The oil also stimulates the immune system to produce antibodies to fight against inflammation. As the skin readily absorbs castor oil, topical application helps relieve joint pain and other related symptoms such as sore muscles and inflamed nerves.

For joint pain

For quick results, massage the aching joint with warm castor oil. You can also place a hot water pack over the joint for quick relief. If you are suffering from arthritis, repeat this process two times a week for effective results. Here are 4 ayurvedic oils that can help relieve joint pain.

For arthritis

Place a cotton fabric that has been soaked overnight in castor oil on the affected joint. However, ensure that you squeeze out the excess oil before using it. Place a heating pad on it and keep it for an hour. Try to do this regularly, say every fortnight, even when you do not actually experience joint pain.

You may also like to read about these amazing skincare benefits of castor oil.

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References:

  • Basisht, G. K., Singh, R. H., & Chandola, H. (2012). Management of rheumatoid arthritis (Aamavata) using symbiohealth healthcare system. Ayu,33(4), 466 474. doi:10.4103/0974-8520.110513

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