In herbal medicine and aromatherapy, which plants can treat osteoarthritis and its pain?

Osteoarthritis is the disease ofcartilage wear. It is a chronic, progressive, painful and sometimes disabling disease. Background solutions in herbal medicine and aromatherapy can be helpful, as explained by Caroline Gayet, phytotherapist and author of numerous books of great quality.

Osteoarthritis: treatments over time

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative process of the joints. So we will have to take in quotes a subscription to natural solutions and do it really in time. You can alternate the products and not take the same ones all the time. Which is even recommended. So I’m going to offer you different things.

In the family of food supplements, you really have two that are very interesting. These are organic silicon and collagen. They are real remineralizers internally which, in addition, benefit your other tissues, skin, nails, hair, etc. but for your joints they will help to gain a little more flexibility, a little more mobility and a little less pain.

  • Organic silicon generally comes in 1 liter canisters of which 20 milliliters are taken in the morning and in the evening before meals, either pure in the mouth, or diluted in a little water. We do the cure of his one-liter canister.
  • When the silicon is finished, we can alternate with collagen powder. Collagen is true that it exists in capsules, but it is better to take it in powder because in general it is more dosed, it is better assimilated. It usually has its co-factors in it and so it’s better. We take about 5 grams a day of collagen. So it mixes in a little water and the same, we take them during the meal or close to the meal, we do the cure for our little package and then we can go back to silicon and so on.

Gemmotherapy option against cartilage wear

Another option with drops and drops in gemmotherapy. Gemmotherapy is a separate branch in phytotherapy. We will use the plants when they are all “baby” in buds, young shoots or rootlets. It is the moment when they concentrate a therapeutic potential which is often much higher than that of the plant once adult. So it comes in the form of drops.

And you have the hooked pine buds. The hooked pine is the bud of the cartilages. And in osteoarthritis? Well, we know that there is wear and tear on these cartilages, so it will be very interesting to help rebuild a little more and maintain what we still have left.

Still in gemmotherapy, we also have white fir buds. This white fir will support bone renewal. In fact, this is also what is given in all fracture repairs, no matter how old you are. A fracture of an arm, a wrist: always think of the white fir because it will help with this consolidation. In addition, like all trees, to help with the respiratory sphere. So it will not be lost on small tendencies to colds and bronchitis.

The buds, we take 15 drops in general every morning and every evening in a little bit of water. We take care of our bottle and when it’s over we can alternate with the other. So that is the basis for remineralizing.

Plants that zoom in on pain

But osteoarthritis can also hurt. And so, when it hurts, remember to add blackcurrant bud. Blackcurrant is “cortisone like”. So it’s like a natural cortisone, but without the bad side effects of corticosteroid medications. Which will support your adrenal glands and suddenly, have an effect of soothing your pain by this very anti-inflammatory action.

We take 10 drops in the morning, 10 drops at noon, 10 drops at the beginning of the afternoon. On the other hand, we avoid taking blackcurrant buds after 4 p.m., because otherwise, it would support your adrenal glands too much and it could interfere with your falling asleep in the evening. And that, again, we do the cures of the bottle.

When it’s over, we stop and we can renew to other products.

Blackcurrant is “cortisone like”. It’s like a natural cortisone, but without the bad side effects of corticosteroid medications.

In plants, you have the harpagophytum which is very well known, which you can use in mother tincture.

30 small drops in the morning and in the evening, always during a meal.harpagophytumand not if you are prone to gastroesophageal reflux or peptic ulcers because it is a little irritating to the stomach lining.

And if it’s the case, opt for turmeric capsules instead. Turmeric is also a good anti-inflammatory. On the other hand, it is not remineralizing. So it is still good to do in combination with a little bit of silicon or a little bit of collagen, or pine and fir buds.

The double effectiveness of herbal tea

Last option to submit for all those who are fans of herbal tea. Herbal tea in osteoarthritis is also interesting because it helps to drain. And in osteoarthritis, there is pain and therefore there are inflammatory toxins. And drainage is always something very interesting to do. You have herbal teas of meadowsweet, willow, willow bark, meadowsweet and willow.

Those are the two plants from which aspirin was discovered and suddenly, they are anti-inflammatory and they drain well and relieve pain. In articular manifestations, they are very welcome. And horsetail herbal tea: field horsetail is also a great remineralizer. It is very rich in organic silicon, the same I was telling you about as a dietary supplement.

So here is a little trio with meadowsweet, willow bark and horsetail tops: three tablespoons in 75 centiliters of water. We make an infusion, ten minutes, we filter and we drink it during the day. It might also give you relief.

Locally: an aroma massage

Finally, locally, what can you do to massage a knee, an ankle, a hip full of osteoarthritis that hurts you? Well you have two essential oils that I recommend, that of wintergreen and that of lemon eucalyptus. Llemon eucalyptus, it smells of lemon. And suddenly, it will cover a little the smell of the wintergreen which is not always appreciated by everyone.

Both are beautiful anti-inflammatories in joint problems and we do not come to use them pure, but mixed in oily macerates. Even if we often say “oil” of comfrey and arnica. Arnica is the grass of the falls, everyone knows her for everything that is bruised, bumps, bruises, she relieves pain, bruises, but in rheumatism she will help. And comfrey is less well known. It is said that it bears its name well since it resolders. It consolidates and therefore in all the problems of elongation, fractures, tendonitis, osteoarthritis, etc. well it is an oily macerate which is welcome.

You can dilute your essential oils to 10%, ie put 10 milliliters in a small bottle of 100 milliliters of vegetable oil. We mix well and we apply it at will by massaging the painful areas. Do not hesitate to renew the applications so that it can relieve you.

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