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Arthritis can refer to approximately 100 different diseases that cause pain in the joints, bones, and surrounding tissues.

Foods that help


A ill made from ginger is just as good at easing joint pain as conventional pankilling drugs, according to one study. Trials at the University of Miami showed a highly concentrated suppledment had the most potent effect


Contains a powerful ingredient thought to help prevent both types of arthritis. The ingredient curcumin seems to work by preventing a protein called NF-KB from being activated. This protein binds to genes and increases the chances of inflammatory proteins attacking healthyjoints.


Already thought to help prevent heart disease and cancer, green tea could aid stiff joints. Scientists have found two compounds in the drink = epigallocatechin and epicatechin gallate – blocked the enzyme that destroys cartilage in joints. One cup a day could be all that’s needed


A rose-hip remedy called Litozin was recently found to soothe pain and boost activity levels in a group of German patients with arthritis. It’s thought rose-hips contain a fatty acid GOPO, that benefits joints


One glass of freshly squeezed orange juice a day could significantly reduce the risk of rheumatoid arthritis. Experts at Manchester University found orange and yellow fruits rich in vitamin C and an antioxidant called nbetacryptoxanthin seemed to protect joints against the damage effects of inflammation

Essential Oils for Arthritis, Pain, Inflammation

These oils were blended with a carrier oil mixture composed of almond, coconut, jojoba or apricot and then diluted to 1.5% (roughly 9 drops of essential oils per 1 ounce of carrier).

Traditionally, several essential oils have been used for arthritic pain relief.

· EUCALYPTUS www.mydoterra/marieridout product number 60203813

Why it helps: Eucalyptus oil works to dilute blood vessels, helping to promote an increase in circulation and assist the body's natural healing process.

· LAVENDER www.mydoterra/marieridout product number 60204657

Lavender essential oil can benefit in arthritis in several ways. Lavender oil possesses significant analgesic, anti-oxidant, analgesic, anti-nociceptive, anti-inflammatory, sedative properties which can help alleviate pain, swelling, inflammation, etc. It can also help mitigate the anxiety, insomnia and stress associated with the diseases due to its anxiolytic properties

When discussing the best essential oils for arthritis inflammation, lavender will always come up. Generally used to improve sleep or treat the skin, lavender essential oil once again displays its wide range of results when considering its therapeutic benefits for arthritis.

As an anti-inflammatory oil, lavender can help to relieve the painful swelling and inflammation that arthritis, in its various forms, creates. Lavender is an analgesic as well, tackling arthritic pain from multiple angles.

Since lavender can be used for anxiety and depression, it may also help to relieve secondary issues that arise in a life of a person in chronic pain. Its gentle nature makes lavender a reliable choice for most people’s use and application.

· MARJORAMwww.mydoterra/marieridout product number 60203814

Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties Antioxidants help prevent cell damage caused by potentially harmful molecules called free radicals. Several compounds in marjoram, such as carvacrol, have been shown to have antioxidant effects (1, 2). In particular, they may help reduce inflammation in your body

· ROSEMARY www.mydoterra/marieridout product number 50204694

Rosemary oil is known in folk medicine as a pain reliever. Preliminary studies support its pain relief benefits and suggest that it may be more effective than acetaminophen.

· PEPPERMINT www.mydoterra/marieridout product number 60204658

Peppermint oil has anti-inflammatory properties which can reduce inflammatory chemicals and inflammation in arthritis. Its antioxidant properties can reduce oxidative stress in arthritis. Peppermint oil helps to relieve pain which is proven by some studies.

· FRANKINCENSE www.mydoterra/marieridout product number 60204661

The pain relieving ability of aromatherapy massage was tested with patients struggling with cancer. They were treated with an aromatherapy hand massage that included frankincense, and their pain was relieved significantly. Because there is a connection between inflammatory processes and pain, oils that are anti-inflammatory (as we will see below) are often analgesic, as well. Frankincense has this dual role

· ROMAN CHAMOMILEwww.mydoterra/marieridout product number 60204934

Roman chamomile essential oil is regularly used for its calming, soothing, and anti-inflammatory effects. (6) As a whole herb, chamomile is renowned for its healing, soothing, and calming effects. The essential oil isolates some of these abilities, especially as an anti-inflammatory substance.


Benefits of Orange essential oil in arthritis are due to its citrus nature and the presence of a chemical called limonene. This oil has been identified to reduce pain, inflammation and oxidative stress in arthritis patients. Orange oil can eliminate stress and anxiety as well. It has also been recently discovered to reduce fatigue and help in weight reduction which is crucial for arthritis patients.

It is important to remember that the specific approach that will work for an inflammatory arthritic illness might not be the same as for a non-inflammatory arthritis. Using essential oils for arthritis

And trying to discover different blends that respond well to your body’s chemistry is key. Always dilute with a carrier oil, try to have fun with the process and listen to your intuition. You body is the best doctor you can ever have so pay attention to what it’s saying!

To work the anti-inflammatory compounds into the skin and onto joints and other sites of pain, add roman chamomile to topical massage oils. You can also diffuse chamomile for relaxing an anxious or depressed mind.

Note: Those with allergies to ragweed will want to test chamomile first as they are related.

Arthritis vs Fibromyalgia

When trying to figure out what essential oils for arthritis are best for you, it’s important to consider the kind of inflammatory joint disease you have is important for choosing treatment options. For example, if you have osteoarthritis, your body is likely depositing calcium around joints, probably a specific joint; and has gotten worse with age.

On the other hand, you may have fibromyalgia (FM), which is not inflammatory by nature, and primarily affects women. Thankfully, clinical research has been tested how specific essential oils for arthritis can help people suffering fibromyalgia with great results. Each active ingredient has been evaluated for pain relief and may be the solution that you’re looking for!

In 2013, the Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine journal published a study that detected blending these essential oils for arthritis has “significant effects on improving the symptoms of FM compared to conventional drug or placebo

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