How to Use Turmeric to Ease Joint Pain

One of the most painful illnesses is arthritis. Arthritis is an accumulation of fluids and a swelling of cells in the joints which can 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 pain, not only providing relief, but also reducing any swelling. The ingredient is natural and 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.

Turmeric only

Start using 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. Stick to this pattern for the purpose of relieving the joints. You can also add a teaspoon into warm milk or water and take it before going to bed if you experience joint pain during the night.

Turmeric, egg yolk, and coconut oil

Melt two teaspoons of coconut oil. Separate the yolks of two eggs and beat them till they are smooth. Add 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 pains.

Turmeric and lemon grass

Take two cups of fresh coconut oil and melt it into a glass dish. Mix five spoons of turmeric powder with cayenne pepper and an ounce of dried lemon grass with the coconut oil. Bake the mixture for about 3 hours at 150 degrees and then let it cool after it is ready. Use a cheese cloth to strain the mixture and store in a cool, dry place in an airtight container. Use the mixture as ointments around the joints any time you feel pain. This is a powerful treatment that will ease pain within minutes of application.

As always 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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