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Joint pain is quite an annoying an often debilitating condition. For many the fear of suffering from joint pain often stops them from performing daily tasks. So if you have tried everything you know to help relieve the condition and have failed, here are 5 natural ways to relieve joint pain.
Ajwain: Due to its anti-inflammatory and anaesthetic properties, ajwain is a good way to get rid of pain due to rheumatism and arthritis. Try soaking your aching joints in a basin of warm water with a few seeds. Alternatively you could crush the seed and apply the paste on the affected area for instant relief.
Cinnamon: Cinnamon is packed with a compound known as cinnamomum, which has very strong antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that make it a great home remedy for arthritic pain. Its natural heating mechanism provides added relief to aching joints. Grind cinnamon into a fine paste with water and apply on the aching joints. You can place a soft muslin cloth on the paste to keep the paste wet for longer. Read more about how exercise can help you prevent arthritic pain.
Ginger: The analgesic and anti-inflammatory property of ginger may help reduce joint pain caused due to arthritis in some people. To help relieve muscle and joint ache, add some ginger oil into your bath and soak in it for a few minutes. The aroma of ginger will calm you down and help relieve the pain simultaneously.
Eucalyptus oil: The oil has a very cooling effect when applied on the skin, making it a very potent analgesic. Apart from that the components of the eucalyptus oil has been known to have a very relaxing effect on the nervous system and muscles and increases blood flow to the area effectively reducing inflammation. So, the next time you suffer from joint pain try applying some eucalyptus oil to the area for some instant relief.
Camphor: It is a substance that is extracted from trees and is commonly used in most households for aarti. But camphor works wonders to relieve joint pain as well. It has a cooling effect on the skin and relieves pain on the principle of it being a counter irritant. When applied externally it numbs the nerve ending and relieves pain. A mild anaesthetic, camphor is easily absorbed by the skin making it a potent substance for pain relief.
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