Natural treatments for arthritis are helpful in curing the disease as well as avoiding the onset of the problem due to degeneration or an old injury. Few natural elements included in the diet certainly help in alleviating the pain and the problem itself.
Vegetable and fruit juices are natural treatments for arthritis. Good amount of consumption of fruits like banana, papaya, apples, oranges, grapes and cherries is very helpful in treating arthritis.
Cherry juice is very helpful in gout arthritis as it helps the body in removing uric acid crystals from the joints.
Vegetable juices like mixture of carrot, cucumber and beet juice is good at treating arthritis. Ginger is said to be one of the best natural treatment for arthritis and its juice is very helpful in treating osteoarthritis. One of the many recipes of making ginger juice is, peel off one-forth lb of ginger and grind it, boil a cup of water and mix the grinded ginger with it and keep it for an hour. Later mix this with at least one gallon of water and consume this in two days.
Another very effective natural treatment for arthritis is potato juice. The simplest way of making potato juice is to cut a medium sized potato in thin slices and keep it in a cup of water overnight. Consume this in the morning on an empty stomach.
Pineapple and lime juice are also helpful, consuming these juices in the day helps the body in removing uric acid deposits.
Few herbs also have curative properties and can be used as natural treatment for arthritis. Alfalfa is one of them, tea made of alfalfa leaves consumed 3-4 times a day helps in curing the problem. 'Guggulu' is another herb used since ancient times for treating arthritis, half teaspoon after every meal, Guggulu with vitamin C taken for at least three weeks produce beneficial results.
Massage is also very effective natural treatment for arthritis. Warm mustard oil mixed with some camphor and massaged at the aching joints helps in treating pain as well as promoting the ligament cure and growth. Mustard oil massage all over the body has been practiced from a long time to keep joints healthy and smooth. Massage with warm coconut oil or sesame oil is also beneficial.
Water kept in a copper vessel overnight has been found as an effective treatment for arthritis. Soup of green gram with 2-3 cloves of garlic consumed 2-3 times a day also cures this disease. Consumption of banana, a rich source of vitamin B6, has been found very effective for the treatment of arthritis. Studies suggest that eating 8-9 bananas only, for few days at the onset of the problem, helps the body in keeping this problem at bay for a long time.
Avoiding foods that are low in fiber and high on fat like beef, pork, cheese, whole milk etc, will be a natural treatment for arthritis in itself as low fiber foods absorb the necessary vitamins and minerals from the digestive system and promote degeneration of ligaments speedily. Inclusion of onion, garlic, green leafy vegetables, ginger, turmeric, olive oil, soy products in the diet of a patient or a normal person, is extremely helpful in avoiding and treating arthritis.