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9 Home Remedies for Arthritis & Joint Pain

Thursday, January 26, 2017 @ 11:01 AM
Author: Anu Patel

9 Home Remedies for Arthritis & Joint Pain


There is a list for natural methods to relief arthritis to manage the pain and ease the symptoms.

  • Turmeric & Ginger Tea. …
  • Epsom salt soak. …
  • Get more magnesium (seriously.) …
  • Lubricate With Extra Virgin Olive Oil. …
  • Dandelion Leaves. …
  • Blackstrap Molasses Drink. …
  • White Willow Tea (the original aspirin) …
  • This healing tradition is based on the ancient medical premise that “like cures like.”  In other words, a natural substance that potentially causes a particular illness in the body can be used in a significantly diluted form to prompt the body to combat the illness and related symptoms

    Rhus tox is best suited for people who experience symptom improvement from moving but tend to get stiff from rest.

    Bryonia is best for people whose symptoms worsen from movement.

    Apis is suitable for people with hot, burning, stinging pain and swelling.

    Belladonna is best suited for people who experience a rapid and violent onset of throbbing arthritic pain and red, hot, and swollen joints.

    Homeopathic remedies come in different potencies.  The typical dosage is to start with a 6X or 30X remedy, taking three or four pellets and allowing them to dissolve under the tongue every 15 minutes for the first hour or two.  After that, a typical dose is three pellets, three times daily.  If you don’t see any improvement, a different remedy choice may work better for you.

  • What is Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Rheumatoid Arthritis is an auto-immune disease that causes inflammation of the joints. This inflammation is chronic in nature and does not subside on its own. It causes destruction of the joint tissue. Rheumatoid Arthritis causes pain, swelling, stiffness and deformities in the joints. It affects a large number of people and can make it difficult for them to lead a normal life. It tends to limit the range of movement of the joints and consequently can make it difficult to do the normal day to day chores. Rheumatoid Arthritis or RA tends to occur more commonly after 40 years of age. This does not mean that it cannot occur in younger patients but it is more commonly seen in patients who are above 40. Similarly, more women are affected than men though the reason for the same is also not known.


    1. Causticum-one of the best Homeopathic remedies for Rheumatoid Arthritis causing deformities

    Causticum is one of the best Homeopathic remedies for Rheumatoid Arthritis where there are deformities in the joints. The patient tends to get weak over a period of time, with muscles losing their strength gradually but surely. The patient tends to be restless at night with the restlessness being centred more on the legs than any other part of the body. There may be contractions in the tendons causing severe pain and deformities. The pains are usually tearing and drawing in nature. In some cases, burning pains are also found. There is numbness and loss of sensation in the hands and other parts of the body. The muscles of the forearm and hands become weak and make it difficult to grip anything firmly. The ankles seem to be weak and cannot bear the weight of the body causing pain while walking. The gait may be unsteady and one even tends to fall while walking. The pains are better by warmth and more so from the warmth of bed.

     Caulophyllum – Homeopathic medicine for Rheumatoid Arthritis affecting small joints

    Caulophyllum, another very good Homeopathic medicine for Rheumatoid Arthritis, is primarily a woman’s remedy, which means that the symptoms pointing to its use are found more commonly in women. It affects the small joints much more as compared to the larger joints of the limbs. Therefore, it is more useful for the Rheumatoid Arthritis of the fingers of the hand and toes of the foot. The pains are erratic or flying in nature ie they change their position every now and then, in a matter of minutes. The patient feels pain in the right hand for some time and afterwards the pain gets better on its own but the pain starts to affect the left hand; then the pain in the left hand stops and shifts to a foot. The pain is severe and drawing in nature. The wrist joints ache and there is cutting pain on closing the hand.


    colchicum – Most common Homeopathic remedy for Rheumatoid arthritis

    Colchicum has been the mainstay of the treatment, when it comes to Homeopathic remedies for Rheumatoid Arthritis and rightly so. It is more suited to the chronic rheumatic states. It tends to affect all tissues like periosteum, synovial membranes and muscular tissues too. The parts tend to be inflamed as is evident from the redness, heat and swelling of the concerned parts. The pains are tearing in character and get worse in the evening and at night. The patient cannot afford to get the joints touched, so much is the sensitivity. There may be a feeling of pins and needles in the hands and fingers. The tips of the fingers may be numb. There is stiffness in the joints and feel warm or feverish. The patient feels a sense of tingling in the finger nails. The problems tend to get aggravated in the warm weather.

    4. Ledum Pal-Homeopathic remedy for Rheumatic Arthritis of feet

    The defining characteristic of Ledum in the treatment of Rheumatic Arthritis is that the rheumatism begins in the feet and later on spreads upwards to other joints of the body. The other important distinguishing characteristic of this remedy is that the patient feels cold and chilly but still cannot tolerate warmth of his bed. The small joints of the foot are more commonly affected with shooting pains. The ankle may be swollen and so may be the great toe. The pains are worse at night and better from cold or putting the feet in cold water.

    5. Bryonia- one of the best Homeopathic remedies for Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Bryonia, another wonderful homeopathic remedy for rheumatoid arthritis, affects almost all joints and the serous membranes of the joints causing swelling and pain. The defining characteristic of this medicine happens to be the pains that it causes. The pains are stitching in nature and are aggravated by motin of any and every kind while the patient feels better when at rest. The joints are red and swollen with tearing and stitching pains. The patient feels worse in warmth and in warm weather and is better by lying on the painful side or by pressure and by cold.

Homeopathy remedies for Indigestion, Nausea, Vomiting and Upset Stomach.


Antimonium crudum: vomiting after eating or drinking, constant belching, white coated tongue from overeating or even from eating indigestible food.

  • Arsenicum: cannot bear sight or smell of food; burning pains in abdomen relieved by heat burning sensation with diarrhoea.
  • Bryonia: The stomach feels heavy after eating. sensitive to touch, when burping the taste in the mouth is bitter, thirsty for drinks (cold water) and may vomit from drinking warm drinks. Stitching, tearing pains, worse from the slightest movement; vomiting of bile or water. Irritable.
  • Carbo vegetabilis: gas and belching after eating; even the simplest food that disagrees with the person. Averse to meat, milk, and fatty foods; wants clothing loose around abdomen; chilly, better from cold; craves fresh moving air, like from being fanned.
  • Chamomilla: has a bitter taste in the mouth, one side of the face (cheek) may be red and hot and the other side of the face (cheek) pale and cold. Indigestion after a fit of anger or irritability, abdomen distended with gas, cramping; extreme restlessness, anxious tossing; very sensitive to pain.
  • Colocynthis: has the feeling of severe abdominal cutting pain causing the person to crouching position, it’s worsen from anger or indignation, better with strong pressure and warmth.
  • Ignatia: sour belching; craves food that doesn’t agree with them(fatty food, rich food) this might occur after receiving bad news or shock, sensitive, nervous and excitable.
  • Ipecac: constant and frequent nausea feeling, excessive saliva, gripping intestinal pains, tongue clean, worse by smelling of food; usually a great deal of vomiting, sometimes continuous; also diarrhoea with nausea; better with the slightest motion.
  • Nux vomica: heartburn; abdominal bloating a few hours after eating; empty retching; headache; drowsy; mentally dull; very sensitive to noise, odors, light, irritable; worse with eating, open air; better from uninterrupted nap and warmth; hard driving personality; illness after over-work, overeating, use of alcohol, coffee or other drugs; often used for hangovers.
  • Phosphorus: the remedy is similar toArsenicum which has a lot of vomiting and diarrhoea, burning pains, weakness, anxiety, and restlessness, phosphorus has a sour taste and belching; nausea worse with drinking warm drinks, great thirst for cold water which is vomited as soon as the cold drink becomes warm in the stomach. Vomiting blood; sense of emptiness and weakness in abdomen; if the person is on empty stomach and is feeling hungry they might stay awake at night.
  • Pulsatilla the person who needs this remedy experiences heartburn, dry mouth with bad taste, queasiness; sense of heaviness in the stomach after eating; tongue coated thickly with white or yellow material; averse to fatty foods; wants clothing loose around abdomen; peevish, weepy; wants sympathy and comfort. Indigestion due to improper diet, especially rich, fatty foods, ice cream.
  • Veratrum album: person for the remedy feels cold to touch, cold sweat, especially on the forehead, person feels chilly, exhausted, even collapse, cramping in extremities cases.