Millions of people, young and old, suffer from arthritis of the hands. This ailment can make it difficult to perform ordinary tasks, from opening the mail to making dinner. If you do not wish to take prescription or over-the-counter medications, you can choose natural remedies to help ease the discomfort associated with arthritis.
Help reduce the swelling of arthritis by placing your hands into a tub of warm water filled with Epsom salt. Soak your hands for 30 minutes. Add warm water as needed to ensure that the temperature remains consistently warm.
A study conducted at ARS Western Human Nutrition Center found that eating Bing cherries can help relieve the pain associated with arthritic inflammation.
Easy-to-make topical solutions can relieve the symptoms of arthritis. Mix one tablespoon of sandalwood powder with ¼ cup of water. Rub this paste into your arthritic hands daily to experience some cooling relief.
You may also choose to heat a bowl of vinegar in the microwave for a few seconds. Apply the warm vinegar to your hands once a day.
Apple cider vinegar, honey and lemon juice are natural ingredients that can mitigate the effects of arthritis. Choose your favorite flavor and mix it into a cup of hot water for a soothing tea.
You can adopt a variety of other natural remedies into your everyday routine. For instance, eat a couple of walnuts or a few pieces of coconuts on an empty stomach. Drink coconut juice and work coconut oil into your aching joints twice a day. If you are more ambitious, eat one clove of garlic that has been pan fried in clarified butter every day for two months.