Home Remedies For Bursitis {Inflammation}

What is Bursitis and what causes it?

Bursitis is an inflammation of the bursa.  The bursa is a tiny sac filled with fluid that works as a gliding surface between tissues of the body.  Bursitis can occur in the shoulders, hips, knees, elbows, etc.  This inflammation may develop as a result of an injury, infection or rheumatism. The inflamed bursa can cause swelling, stiffness or redness and make it painful to support body pressure or lay on the affected side.  No one wants to live this way!

What are some home remedies for bursitis?

For pain relief~
*Rub the area with warm olive oil. 
*Add a tablespoon of cayenne pepper to a cup of apple cider vinegar.  Simmer for 15 minutes.  Soak a cloth for 15 minutes in this mixture and apply to affected area.
 *Grate fresh horseradish root and moisten it.  Make a poultice and apply to area.
 *Place castor oil on area and cover with material or cotton; apply heating pad.
*Use one TBS of sandalwood with enough water to make a paste.  Apply to area.
*Apply lobelia oil on joints.
*Use a mullein tea compress on area.  You would make this by simply steeping mullein leaves for about 15 minutes, straining and soaking a cloth; then placing the cloth on affected area.

To help cure bursitis~
*As always, make sure your diet is full of green, leafy vegetables and other healthy foods.  Diet can play a big role in how we feel and the aches and pains we deal with.  Fast food and quick dinners at home (frozen or processed foods, etc.)  can lead to a road of ill-health.
*Increase calcium and vitamin B12 intake
*Grate a potato into a cup of water and steep overnight, covered.  Strain and drink the next morning before breakfast.  Drink this on a daily basis.
*Drinking sea water daily (can get from a health food store) can cure chronic bursitis.  Be cautious with this if you have high blood pressure.
*Add flax seeds or flax seed oil to diet.
*Consider doing a cleanse, like the Master Cleanse.  I’ve read of those that cleansed monthly or bi-monthly for several months until their pain (of any kind – like an injury or inflammation) disappeared!  Our body can heal itself through cleansing!
*It is important to put some (or several) of these remedies to use consistently.  Don’t just try one of them a few times and call it quits.  Consistency yields results!

*Disclaimer ~ These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to treat, cure or prevent any disease.