Did you know? Joints are the junctions where bones – and their supporting structures – meet, and as such they are vulnerable to overextending and twisting injuries. A number of natural remedies have a long tradition of treating joint problems!
Healthy Solutions: The following herbal remedies can help you decrease swelling and ease the pain of strains, sprains, tendon inflammation, and bursitis just to name a few!
Olive oil: Massage the oil into the affected area for 10 minutes twice a day. It has both pain – relieving an anti-– inflammatory effects.
Sage: this powerful herb has a number of healing properties. Make a healing rub by crushing a handful of Sage leaves in your hands and then simmering them with apple cider for 10 minutes. Soak a cloth in the mixture and apply it to the inflamed area.
White Willow Tea: This pain treatment dates back to the ancient Greeks. The plant’s salicin converts to salicylic acid, similar to the active ingredient of aspirin. Combine 2 teaspoons of powdered or chipped white willow bark with 1 cup boiling water, steep for 30 minutes then strain. Add honey and lemon to taste; use twice a day.