Natural Home Remedies for Joint Pain

Natural Remedies for Joint Pain | Jills Home Remedies | Do you suffer from joint pain? Here are some natural remedies to help you find relief! Today we have a guest article by Helen of Health Ambition

Achy joints and muscles are an unfortunate part of life that we will all inevitably find ourselves dealing with at some point. As I get older, I notice that my arms and legs sometimes hurt just a little more than they did the night before whenever I flex or move them. As the years passed by, I came to realize that I was experiencing this discomfort more frequently.

Changes throughout my life had taken their tolls on my body. I no longer possess the athleticism that I did during my high school sports days, I have given birth to two children and my body has aged.

As an herbalist, I aspire to find natural remedies to aid in just about any aspect of a person’s overall health. There is usually a solution for just about any type of health condition, and joint pain is no exception. As I researched the problem more, I came to find that a couple of the most useful solutions were not concoctions, but simple lifestyle changes.

Natural Remedies for Joint Pain

Consume More Manganese and Magnesium

These two nutrients are prevalent in many of the foods that are most of us accept as being “good for you.” A manganese deficiency can result in frequent joint pain as well as other symptoms that often accompany it, namely sluggishness and fatigue. A magnesium deficiency can also result in similar signs.  

Finding food sources that are rich in these minerals does wonders for your joints, especially if you do not currently have a diagnosis of a pre-existing condition, such as arthritis. I committed to a healthier temporary diet when I noticed my joint pain acting up. Within just a few days, I almost forgot that I had been experiencing discomfort in the first place! Keep in mind, I did not get these nutrients from supplements or multivitamins. Nutrients are far more useful when they come in the form of food as opposed to supplements. Not only are they easier for your body to absorb, but it makes consuming them more enjoyable, too. 

*Note: I supplement with magnesium lotion similar to this one. Unlike pills, this form of magnesium goes right into the bloodstream. Besides eating good food sources, you may find this very beneficial if you are deficient in this mineral. It only takes a drop! -Jill

Exercise More

Exercising may seem like a difficult tip to follow if you are suffering from discomfort. However, it is important to make sure that you are keeping your body active to avoid increasing your levels of pain. You don’t have to do anything too strenuous (in fact, I would advise against it), but it is advisable to at least take a 20-minute walk once a day or so.

Daily exercise regimens will give you a chance to loosen up your joints and keep them from getting too stiff. Depending on where you are experiencing pain, you might want to try some of these exercises. These will help you alleviate discomfort while keeping off unwanted weight. Putting on excessive amounts of fat can cause more strain on your body, making mobility even more difficult for your joints.

Herbal Tea

With or without pain, I am a sucker for just about any type of herbal tea. There are various herbs and spices known to treat symptoms of arthritis and other conditions that cause bodily aches. The beautiful part about this particular method is that you can get creative with it. Brew your tea according to your tastes.

You can try any one of these herbal tea recipes for joint pain or create one of your own using a combination of these ingredients. Even though cayenne, turmeric, and honey don’t sound like they would taste that great in a cup of hot water, you may be surprised.

You can also consume 1-3 tablespoons of raw apple cider vinegar in a glass of water every day as it does wonders for joint pain. You can find this amazingly wonderful vinegar here. Your body will thank you for it later.

Natural Remedies for Joint Pain | Jills Home Remedies | Do you suffer from joint pain? Here are some natural remedies to help you find relief!

Turmeric Tea for Joint Pain

Ingredients

1 tsp. Turmeric (buy organic turmeric here)
1/2 tsp. Cayenne (buy organic cayenne here)
Raw Honey (buy raw honey here)
Lemon
1-2 cups water  

Directions

  1. Bring water to a boil.
  2. Stir in turmeric and cayenne.
  3. Add honey and lemon to taste.
  4. Drink twice a day for joint pain.
Turmeric Tea for Joint Pain
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Ingredients
  1. 1-2 cups water
  2. 1 tsp. Turmeric
  3. 1/2 tsp. Cayenne
  4. Raw Honey
  5. Lemon
Instructions
  1. Bring water to a boil.
  2. Stir in turmeric and cayenne.
  3. Add honey and lemon to taste.
  4. Drink twice a day for joint pain.
Notes
  1. If the cayenne is too strong for you, use more water or less cayenne.
Adapted from Natural News
Adapted from Natural News
Jill's Home Remedies http://jillshomeremedies.com/

Epsom Salt Baths

Remember how we discussed the usefulness of magnesium for aching joints? Well, Epsom salt is chock-full of it. Its magnesium-rich properties are why it’s one of the more popular methods of ridding yourself of joint aches. Epsom salts have multiple health benefits, but perhaps the most well-known one is its use for treating pain.

People suffering from arthritis, fibromyalgia, and even stress have benefited from bathing in a mixture of hot water and Epsom salts. Your body absorbs the magnesium through the skin, directly relieving pain from the affected areas.

To use epsom salts, add a cup of the salt to a bath of water and soak for 20 minutes. Buy epsom salts here.

Find Out what Works Best for You

Everyone’s condition varies on a case-by-case basis, even when it comes to joint pain. It may occur due to natural aging, a lack of physical activity, or joint-related diseases.

Your solution may be as simple as making some changes in your exercise and dietary routines. Even if, however, your condition is one which requires regular attention, it is still never too late to commit to any of these natural remedies.

Do you deal with joint pain? Do you have any natural remedies that work for you? 

h4 Helen is a wife, mother, and the editor at Health Ambition.

Natural Living Spring Giveaway

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With spring right around the corner, it’s time for a natural living giveaway! But not just any natural living giveaway, I have joined with a few naturally minded friends who also want to share a few of their favorite things!

And what happens when 3 herbalists and a chiropractor get together to bless their readers?

You get this amazing package of goodies:

Essential Oils

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Sara Elizabeth from A Mama’s Story is giving away a mini-diffuser and a bottle of citrus fresh. Citrus Fresh is one of my favorite blends. With its wonderfully uplifting fragrance, I love how it supports clarity and focus.

Ways to use Citrus Fresh in my home:

  • Diffuse around my children while they’re doing school.
  • Add a few drops to a cup of vinegar to soften and freshen clothes in the washer.
  • Add a few drops to a cloth and toss into the dryer to add fragrance to clothes as they dry.
  • In the evenings, I love to add Citrus Fresh to Lavender in my diffuser to promote relaxation.

Herbs

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I’m shipping a 1/2 pound bag of Red Raspberry Leaf to the winner! This is an herb I keep on hand all the time because it’s so nutritious, beneficial for the whole family, and safe for any age!

Red raspberry leaf boasts a long lists of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that are a great benefit for any member of the family. Whether it’s consumed for daily nutrition or as needed nourishment during times of illness, this herb can make a huge difference for the whole family!

While anyone can use this herb, red raspberry is most popular for women’s health. It nourishes the uterus, tones the reproductive areas, and may make for an easier birth for pregnant mamas. It also can help to balance hormones and ease menstrual cramps for all ages.

Organization

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My friend Nicole of Some Call it Natural is providing an absolute treat, especially if you’re a planner junkie like me. She’s generously giving away one copy of her 2017 Some Call it Natural Planner.

If you don’t want to wait to see if you won a copy, you can head over and purchase one. The planner is available in both an undated and dated format. You can also check out some sample pages while you’re there. Included is just about anything you need to keep your days smoothly.

Homemade Goodness

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And finally, leave it to my friend Meagan of Growing Up Herbal, to provide something wonderful–a DIY Elderberry Syrup kit! Elderberry syrup is a mainstay in my home, and there’s nothing like one made in a mama’s kitchen. If you haven’t visited Meagan’s site recently, she’s an absolute treasure trove of information.

What an awesome bundle of gifts. Take your time and enter below. Some options can be used once a day, so take advantage of that. Have an awesome week ahead!

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How To Relieve Sinus Congestion With Essential Oils

How To Relieve Sinus Congestion With Essential Oils | Jills Home Remedies | Relieve the misery of sinus congestion with these powerful essential oils!

Having your sinuses congested might make you feel miserable, but you don’t have to stay that way! I’m going to show you how you can quickly relieve sinus congestion with the power of healthy essential oils!

Have you ever had your sinuses congested so badly that you couldn’t breathe in or out of your nose? Not only that, but they were so completely stopped up that you could hardly swallow? Just try swallowing while holding your nose really tightly and you’ll see how difficult it is.

That’s the predicament I was in a few weeks ago and I had a tough time even resting because of it. Everything was completely stopped up. I grabbed a few essential oils and was able to clear my congestion considerably in just a few minutes!

 Here’s how to do it.

How To Relieve Sinus Congestion With Essential Oils | Jills Home Remedies | Relieve the misery of sinus congestion with these powerful essential oils!

How To Relieve Sinus Congestion With Essential Oils

Ingredients

2 drops eucalyptus essential oil (buy here)
2 drops rosemary essential oil (buy here)
2 drops peppermint essential oil (buy here)
2 drops thyme essential oil (buy here)

Directions

  1. Bring 4 cups of water to a boil.
  2. Pour into a pan or bowl.
  3. Add essential oils to water and stir.
  4. Drape a towel over your head and hold head over the steaming bowl.
  5. Inhale vapors deeply for 3-5 minutes.
  6. Repeat as needed.

What I did was breathed the vapors deeply for about 3 minutes, took a break for a minute or two, and then repeated the essential oil steam for another 3 minutes or so and took a break, etc. until my sinuses were clear. This so greatly relieved my congestion so that I could breathe again! 

I repeated this procedure throughout the day if I got stuffy again. It is necessary to make a whole new pan of essential oil steam if you repeat later in the day as the essential oils vaporize into the air and do not stay potent in the pan of water.

How To Relieve Sinus Congestion With Essential Oils | Jills Home Remedies | Relieve the misery of sinus congestion with these powerful essential oils!

Essential Oils For Sinus Congestion
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Ingredients
  1. 2 drops eucalyptus oil
  2. 2 drops rosemary oil
  3. 2 drops peppermint oil
  4. 2 drops thyme oil
Instructions
  1. Bring 4 cups of water to a boil.
  2. Pour into a pan or bowl.
  3. Add essential oils to water and stir.
  4. Drape a towel over your head and hold head over the steaming bowl.
  5. Inhale vapors deeply for 3-5 minutes.
  6. Repeat as needed.
Adapted from Essential Oil Benefits
Jill's Home Remedies http://jillshomeremedies.com/
 How do you naturally relieve sinus congestion?