Monday, February 2, 2009

Pain Relief Tea for Arthritis Flair-Ups

Use this calming and pain relieving during painful flare-ups. Drink two or three cups daily until the flare-up subsides.

To make this tea, combine 1 teaspoon each of black cohosh, devil’s claw, passion flower and ginger. Add to 4 cups of boiling water and steep, covered, for 20 minutes. Strain the herbs before drinking.

To understand why this tea works so well, let’s take a look at each ingredient;

Black cohosh contains aspirin-like substances as well as other anti- inflammatory constituents.

Ginger is used for arthritis because of its anti-inflammatory effects. Many people drink ginger tea for osteoarthritis.

The primary use for devil's claw is for conditions that cause inflammation and pain including back pain, neck pain, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and tendinitis.

Passionflower is a general nerve tonic with a calming influence. This herb has also shown ability to lesson pain.

Remeber also to use your formulated arthritis supplements and Opti-MSM alongside these arthritis home remedy tips.

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