- Advantages of folk remedies in the treatment of joint diseases;
- Contraindications to the use of folk remedies;
- Folk methods of treatment of joint diseases;
- Packs, wraps;
- Preparation of ointments and tinctures for external use;
- Baths, baths and bath treatments;
- Traditional medicine for oral administration;
Folk remedies for joint pain can often be a good addition to medical treatment prescribed by a doctor, as in the complex can help to cope with such unpleasant symptoms as pain, inflammation and swelling of the joint.
Advantages of folk remedies in the treatment of joint diseases
Paracelsus, the famous Swiss alchemist, physician and natural philosopher of the Renaissance, said: “…Nature produced the disease, but she provided a remedy for it, and it is in the area surrounding the patient.” Natural medicines are always at hand — you just need to use them. Moreover, these tools have many advantages and undeniable advantages.
- Breadth of impact
The composition of any plant is very diverse. Therefore, any collection based on medicinal herbs have a complex effect — for example, along with anti-inflammatory properties combined analgesic, restorative, antioxidant, diuretic, etc.
In addition, many plants can be both food and medicine — for example, onions or cabbage. Regularly using these cultures as food, we get at the same time and therapeutic effect.
- No negative consequences
According to the study, herb intolerance was observed in isolated cases (0.03%). The treatment plant is usually long, but each subsequent course of treatment folk remedies will be no less effective than the previous one.
Contraindications to the use of folk remedies
Despite the comparative safety, many folk remedies used to treat diseases of the joints, have contraindications. In the external use of herbal drugs, negative side effects occur very rarely, but when used internally, they are quite possible.
Thus, Symphytum is contraindicated in the tendency to thrombosis, and Comarum – in low blood pressure, bradycardia, neurological diseases and epilepsy. In addition, various herbs can affect the digestive tract, kidneys, liver, cardiovascular system, etc. Many of them are contraindicated for pregnant women, lactating mothers and children.
Folk methods of treatment of joint diseases
What folk remedies can be used if the joints hurt? Most often use:
- packs, wraps with medicinal plants;
- ointments, rubbing, tinctures for external use;
- infusions, decoctions, tinctures for internal use;
- baths or baths with medicinal decoctions and infusions.
The cooked leaves or grass (Arctium, Tussilago, Stellaria media, birch or aspen leaves, cabbage leaves, etc.) brewed with boiling water. Stellaria media is scalded with steam in a colander over a pan of boiling water for 2-3 minutes. In coarser leaves, such as cabbage, thick veins are cut, beaten with a hammer or make incisions.
The leaves are allowed to cool slightly (so as not to burn the skin) and applied to the sore spot. From above cover with a film and wrap up with a warm cloth. Leave such a compress for a few hours, you can at night. The course of treatment – not less than ten. The use of compresses reduces pain and swelling of the joint.
Preparation of ointments and tinctures for external use
Ointments are prepared using fat. Dried and ground in a coffee grinder rhizome Comarum or Symphytum mixed with any fat. The mixture is kept for 4 hours on low heat, then filtered through a frequent strainer or gauze. The finished ointment is stored in a cool place. For the best therapeutic effect, it is recommended to apply it to the joint in the morning, afternoon and night.
You can also prepare rubbing with any vegetable oil. Enough in warm oil add shredded roots and put on month in dark place, and then strain. Apply as well as ointment.
For the preparation of tinctures, fresh or dried grass is crushed, filled with a jar or bottle of 0.5 liters, poured vodka or alcohol and left to infuse for 10-14 days, then filtered. Ready tincture RUB sore spots three times a day.
Baths, baths and bath treatments
Water treatments with infusions and decoctions of herbs help to relieve pain and swelling, relieve the condition by improving blood circulation and metabolism. Water temperature-no higher than + 37ºC. The duration of the procedure is not more than 20 minutes, depending on the General condition. On the course of treatment – up to 10-15 procedures.
The bath can be replaced by a visit to the bath with coniferous or birch brooms, but you should consider possible contraindications: bath procedures are not useful to everyone.
Traditional medicine for oral administration
To enhance the therapeutic effect, it is useful to take infusions, decoctions, tinctures of medicinal herbs inside at the same time with the use of external means — this prevents the progression of the disease, eliminates unpleasant symptoms, increases immunity, heals the body as a whole.
To prepare the infusion, the grass is brewed with boiling water, allowed to infuse for a few minutes, filtered. To obtain decoctions flooded plant material some time should stew on a slow fire, so it is extracted into the liquid the more nutrients. Tinctures for oral administration are prepared in General as well as for external use, but the formulation (the ratio of active substances) may differ.