While it is true, osteoarthritis or arthritis, as we commonly know, occurs when the cartilage wears out.
The cartilages act as buffers between the bones and allow them to articulate smoothly against each other. When this wear is generated, the bones no longer have how to separate and begin to rub against each other, and this is what causes pain, inflammation and prevents the usual movements.
With the passage of time, the joints begin to deform, change their appearance and in some cases spurs develop around them. The pieces of bone that can be detached are usually embedded in that free space that leaves the worn joint causing more pain.
People suffering from this chronic condition, see their life limited by the lack of progressive movement that occurs in legs, arms, and hands but does not affect internal organs as it does rheumatoid arthritis.
Usually occurs in elderly people and the vast majority are women.
If you suffer from osteoarthritis or know someone in this situation we will let you know an herbal remedy that will help you cope with this disease and reduce inflammation and pain.
- 1 tablespoon of thyme.
- 1 spoonful of rosemary
- 1 spoonful of mint or spearmint
- 1 spoonful of sage
- 1 liter of water.
– Boil the water and place all the herbs inside. (If the herbs are fresh, so much the better, otherwise, you can use the dried ones)
-Keep the boil for 5 minutes
-Release the heat and let stand for 15 minutes with the pot covered
-Collar the infusion and keep refrigerated.
How to use it:
Drink 1 to 2 cups per day, sweetening with honey preferably, for 3 weeks. It can be drunk cold or hot.
Some tips to prevent osteoarthritis:
Consume Vitamin D to absorb calcium. We find this vitamin in the sun or with supplements. Calcium strengthens bones and makes them more resistant.
Overweight is harmful to joints because they must make the effort to support an excessive weight. Control your body weight
Practice physical activity that allows you to strengthen muscles that are responsible for protecting the joints.
Caring for body posture is essential, since the spine may suffer from accelerated osteoarthritis when subjected to prolonged periods of deficient positions.