How to Use Turmeric to Ease Joint Pain
One of the most painful illnesses is arthritis. The accumulation of fluids and the swelling of cells in the joints will lead to excruciating pain when walking or simply moving the joints. Good news is that turmeric can help ease your woes. Turmeric has bioactive compounds with powerful medicinal properties and has been used a natural ingredient to cure joint and ankle pains. It provides and reduces any swelling. The all natural ingredient can be included in almost every meal. The benefits of turmeric are numerous and there are many ways that you can use turmeric to ease joint pain.
It’s best to use turmeric in gradual portions before increasing the amount. Sprinkle about a ¼ teaspoon in your scrambled eggs or soup. You can also add it to your salads and sauces. Increase the portions to ½ teaspoon after a week and finally a full teaspoon after a month. Continue taking this amount for joint pain relief. You can also add a teaspoon into warm milk or water and take it before going to bed if you have joint pain during the night.
Turmeric, egg yolk, and coconut oil
Melt two teaspoons of coconut oil. Separate the yolk from two eggs and beat them till they are smooth. Put the mixture into the coconut oil and add a tablespoon of turmeric. Blend the mixture for about 30 minutes and drink twice a day. This is an effective way to ease joint pain.
Turmeric and lemon grass
Melt two cups of coconut oil in a glass baking dish. Mix five spoons of turmeric powder with cayenne pepper and an ounce of dried lemon grass with the coconut oil. Bake the mixture at 150 degrees for about 3 hours and then let it cool after it is ready. Finally use a cheese cloth to strain the mixture and store in a cool, dry place. Remember to use an airtight container. Use the mixture as an ointment on your joints any time you feel pain. This is a powerful treatment that will ease pain within minutes of application.
Keep these turmeric recipes in mind as a natural way to ease joint pain. Also remember, it is wise to talk to your physician before using turmeric in any way as a treatment.
Maggie Martin is currently completing her Ph.D. in Cell Biology. When she is not busy at the university, she takes interest in a variety of things such as lifestyle, food, health, herbal medicine, and the benefits of turmeric. Follow her on Twitter @Maggiemartink
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