Winter is a challenging time for older adults who are suffering from Arthritis. The spunk of this painful disorder shows an increase during the chilling days of winter. Arthritis induces chilling joint pain and effects one or multiple joints, causing inflammation in them. The symptoms of arthritis are mainly observed in adults above the age of 60-65 years. Cold weather also causes biting pain, stiffness and swelling in the joints. According to medical experts, there is no permanent cure for arthritis. However, there are Ayurvedic herbs that are effective for relieving joint pain.
Nirgundi is one of the most common herbs used for providing pain relief to joints. It reduces swelling as well as excessive pain in joints. This readily available plant is renowned for potent anti-inflammatory, anti-convulsing and anti-oxidant properties that help the joints in many ways. Nirgundi leaves are studded with medicinal properties that provide relief to joints. The plant has a bitter taste and enough potential for its usefulness. Nirgundi oil can be applied to joints, and you can prepare a paste of the leaves and apply or also make a leaf extract.
Eucalyptus oil is one of the most common herbal treatments for arthritis. The eucalyptus plant leaves are composed of tannins that are helpful in reducing swelling and the pain arthritis symptoms. The deep aroma of eucalyptus oil is caused to produce lenitive effects on the brain, and its oil relieves you from the pain and swelling in the joints.
Ginger, the widely popular medicinal plant, is touted for its exceptional antiseptic properties that help reduce joint pain and swelling. It is found to improve blood circulation and transfers heat to the affected areas causing them to heal. You can drink ginger tea or apply the ginger paste on your joints accompanied by an essential oil.
Dashmool, as the name suggests, is a mix of ten medicinal herbs that are boosted with the properties of curing severe disorders. Dashmool comprises of ‘ten roots’; out of which five roots are of trees, and five are of shrubs. These include Patala, Gambhari, Brihati, Shalparni and more. Dashmool or Dashmula is highly effective in treating inflammatory conditions in the body or Vata Rog as mentioned in Ayurveda. Its anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, analgesic and sedative properties provide relief to joint pain. It is available in the form of oil and powder.
This natural herb provides a cure for arthritis pain because of its increased presence of anti-inflammatory components. It is also boosted with anaesthetic properties that further relieve excessive pain during winter. Add one tbsp of carom seeds or ajwain in a tub of hot water and immerse your paining joints in the water and sit idle for 5-10 minutes. Another way of reducing pain through Ajwain is by crushing its seeds and prepare a paste and apply it on the affected areas for soothing the pain. Ajwain water also plays its part in alleviating the joint pain.