Joint pain is one of the most common problems faced by both men and women. Luckily, some home remedies for joint pain are extremely helpful; like the ones listed here. Joint pain can happen due to various factors such as injury, sprain, strain, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, bursitis, gout, etc.
Joint pain, medically known as arthralgia, is a sensation of soreness or discomfort in the body joints. Now, joints are the areas or spaces where 2 or more bones intersect such as knees, shoulders, hip, ankle, and elbow. The pain can be mild or severe and is usually accompanied by stiffness and swelling in one or more bone joints. People often take this pain lightly; however, if left untreated, it can get severe enough to make a person limit his or her movements.
Causes: Ligament sprains, Sports Injuries, Repetitive motion, Joint separation, Joint dislocation, Contusions, Torn cartilage or ligament.
Symptoms: Soreness, Swelling, Stiffness, Reduced mobility, Mild or severe pain, Inability to place weight on the affected joints, and Deformity in the affected joints.
Note: Consult a doctor or take ayurvedic medicine for joint pain if your joint pain lasts for more than 3 days and is accompanied by redness, tenderness, or severe swelling. However, for mild joint pain relief, follow the natural remedies given below.
5 Best Home Remedies For Joint Pain
Note: If you don’t get some of the herbal leaves listed in this article, as an alternative you can use their herbal powder. They are easily available at herbal or online stores like Amazon.
5. Neem Oil, Garlic, Vitex Negundo Leaves
- Take some fresh leaves of Vitex negundo (chaste tree).
- Take 2 pieces of garlic.
- Add 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder (optional).
- Heat the above-given ingredients in 1 cup of neem oil.
- Once heated, let it warm.
- Apply the mixture on the affected joint to get rid of the pain.
How Does It Work?
Neem Oil: Neem is a well known for its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. However, the presence of rich polysaccharides in them is the primary reason they help in reducing joint pain, swelling, and inflammation. Besides this, Neem also acts as a pain suppressant. With all these Neem oil benefits person who suffered from arthritis should take Neem oil massage for every day. It works magically on curing the muscle aches and pain it also helps in rheumatism, lower back pain and osteoarthritis.
Garlic: Garlic exhibits antibacterial, antibacterial, antioxidant, and antiseptic properties. However, when it comes to joint pain or problems like arthritis, the compound named diallyl disulfide is reported to be very helpful. It limits the cartilage-damaging enzymes. Also, the thiacremonone and selenium content in garlic reduces swelling as well as pain.Garlic aids to suppress what is known as cytokines which is a pro-inflammatory. So as it is prevent the symptoms of arthritis, the joint pain will be reduced.But there is a problem with garlic. As it loses punch of its anti inflammatory properties with cooking eating raw garlic is recommended. How many people knew this before?
Vitex Negundo: It is otherwise called chaste tree, which is an aromatic and large flowering shrub with potential muscle relaxant and antihistamine properties. However, the primary compound in vitex leaves that helps in treating superficial (external) injuries like joint pains is none other than chrysosplenol.
4. Paste Of Cardiospermum Halicacabum Leaves
- Take some fresh leaves of Cardiospermum halicacabum.
- Clean them properly and grind with adequate amounts of water.
- Apply the paste on the affected joint.
- Leave it for at least an hour. It is better to leave it overnight for best results.
- Wash off with hot water.
How Does It Work?
Cardiospermum Halicacabum: Also known as Balloon Vine, this is a well-known herb and is extensively used in Chinese medicines. Its bioactive compounds are the primary reasons to help in the treatment of joint pain.
3. Castor Oil & Indigofera Tinctoria Leaves
- Take some fresh Indigofera tinctoria leaves.
- Sauté the leaves with generous amounts of pure castor oil.
- Apply on the joint pain when it is warm.
How Does It Work?
Castor Oil: This essential oil is well known in bringing down the inflammation and mediating pain. It contains a unique compound called ricinoleic acid, which gives the natural oil its anti-inflammatory properties. Just rubbing a few drops of it on the sore or injured joints works like a wonder.
A castor oil pack usually increases the lymphocytes. A type of lymphocyte known as, T-cell helps in increasing the cell-mediated immunity. Castor oil increases the T-cell counts within twenty-four hours. Lymphocytes are WBCs that assist in defending the body, producing antibodies for toxins and pathogens.
Indigofera Tinctoria: These leaves are certainly a boon from Mother Nature. These green leaves are rich in α-linolenic acid, which prevents rheumatic arthritis, inflammation, joint pain, diabetes, hypertension, and depression. Also, α-tocopherol, a constituent of Vitamin E defends the body from tissue damage.
2. Black Cumin, Veldt Grape Leaves, Balloon Vine Plant Leaves
- Take some fresh leaves of veldt grape plant.
- Take some fresh leaves of balloon vine plant.
- Take 100 g of black cumin.
- Clean them in water and grind together in a mixer.
- Eat to reduce joint pain.
- Consuming this mixture every morning on a regular basis reduces joint bones’ laxity.
How Does It Work?
Black Cumin: These seeds are thin, crescent-shaped, and dark with over 100 compounds, which are still under research. However, the active ingredients in these black seeds that are helpful in the treatment of joint pain, swelling and joint soreness include dithymoquinone, thymol, and thymoquinone.
Veldt Grape: These are succulent vines with tendrils. The leaves are fleshy and are three-lobed whereas the stems are four-winged. The flowers of veldt grape plant are white-greenish and usually, bloom at the end of summer. It helps in healing broken bones, joint pain, redness, and swelling. The primary chemical constituents include onocer-7-ene-3α, tetracyclic triterpenoids, onocer-7-ene-β, 21 α-diol, delta-amyrin, and 21 β-diol.
Balloon Vine: Originating from Eastern Argentina and Brazil, Balloon vine’s scientific name is Cardiospermum Halicacabum (also explained in remedy no: 4). These leaves possess anti-inflammatory properties and bioactive compounds, which scavenge the free radicals that are often contributed to joint inflammation and other bone problems.
1. Castor Oil & Cotton Tree Leaves
- Take some fresh leaves of the cotton tree.
- Sauté them with decent amounts of castor oil.
- Once warm, grind them and apply the paste on the joint pain.
- Leave it for an hour before washing it off.
How Does It Work?
Since castor oil is already explained, the part here is skipped.
Cotton Tree: It is a deciduous tree, which grows in tropical climates at a height of 20 meters. The leaves are effective against joint pain and soreness. Their raw seeds are expectorant, laxative, nervine, and aphrodisiac, which is widely used for treating flu, rheumatism, dysentery, endometriosis, and menstrual bleeding.
The home remedies for joint pain given above are deeply researched. These herbal combinations are proven highly effective if followed as directed.