Manage your rheumatoid arthritis symptoms with these essential oils

Written by Editorial Team | Published : April 16, 2019 4:35 PM IST



Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease. This chronic inflammatory disorder affects your joints, skin, heart, eyes, and lungs. This condition occurs when your immune cells start attacking your own body cells (especially synovium, which is the lining membranes surrounding your joint) mistakenly. This further results in inflammation and thickness of this membrane causing cartilage and bone damage due to pressure. The disease is characterised by symptoms including swollen joints, fatigue, joint stiffness, loss of appetite, and fever. Initially, rheumatoid arthritis affects smaller joints in your body like the finger joints and gradually it spreads to ankles, knees, hips, wrists, and shoulders. Your sex, family history, addiction to smoking, age, obesity, and certain environmental factors are responsible for the disease. Sadly, there is no cure available for rheumatoid arthritis. But, some essential oils can provide you relief from its symptoms. Read on to know about them.


Turmeric Oil

Turmeric oil: An active agent called curcumin, present in turmeric has anti-inflammatory effects. Applying it on the area affected can help lessen your pain.


Orange Oil

Orange oil: Its strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties is great for managing the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.