The expression arthritis is used to refer to one or more of a bunch of over 100 rheumatic diseases. Frequently, arthritis results from the deterioration of cartilage in the joints. Symptoms of all of these diseases include pain, swelling and stiffness of the joints, and also may influence other parts of the body such as bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments.
Tea tree oil is very great for arthritis as it can penetrate and desensitize irritated nerve endings. For relief from pain brought on by the various arthritic afflictions (rheumatoid arthritis , osteoarthritis, etc.), mix 18 drops of tea tree oil using 1/8 cup of coconut oil. Put in a bottle and shake before applying it topically two to four times per day.
Putting 2-3 drops of tea tree oil into a hot tub is also a fantastic way to relieve the joint pain associated with arthritis.
So as to go beyond merely relieving arthritis symptoms, it’s important to make dietary changes. Modifying the type of oil from the diet to a rich in omega-3 fatty acids suppresses the inflammatory that the body makes. Omega-3 fatty acids change off the enzymes that break down joint cartilage, and are found in fatty fish such as sardines, salmon and cod liver oil. Omega-6 fatty acids are found mainly in plant seed oils such as evening primrose and sunflower oil, and may have a beneficial impact in alleviating arthritis symptoms.
Foods that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids include:
* eucalyptus oil (the oil and margarine)
* salmon oil
* cod liver oil (mmm yum :-RRB-
* soybean oil
* walnut oil
* avocado oil
* refreshing avocado.
Foods to avoid:
Try replacing much of the red meat that you have with oily fish. Red meat is also a good source of iron, so make sure you consume lots of green vegetables and other foods .
* saturated fats
* processed foods
* fried and grilled foods
You cannot expect to heal arthritis through dietary changes however, together with using tea tree oil, the ideal foods can alleviate many of the debilitating flareups.
To your health!