Arthritis is the name of any painful condition that affects the joints. Arthritis can make even everyday activities like walking a painful process. It is one of the most common causes of visits to the doctor.
Conventional painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs have many side effects and can sometimes lead to faster development of joint damage.
Fortunately, there is a natural alternative medicine based on a combination of dietary changes, nutritional supplements and a variety of body and mind therapy.
Ayurvedic medicine has treated arthritis with Boswellia which is a small Indian tree. Research has identified many active ingredients in Boswellia Serrata extracts which cause excellent improvements in pain and swelling of joints.
Curcuma is another substance that is used for a long time and Chinese in Ayurvedic medicine. It is a common ingredient used to make curry and turmeric, also known as a powerful drug that has properties that are very effective with all forms of arthritis
Other plants that benefit people with arthritis are the Devil Claw which contains natural chemicals anti-inflammatory and pain relief.
There are different types of arthritis that affect the bones, joints, and ligaments. One of the most common forms is called Osteoarthritis which destroys cartilage and can damage bone growth and it is one of the leading causes of disability in the elderly.
The other type is called Rheumatoid arthritis which causes the immune system to attack the network.