Home Remedies for Rheumatoid Arthritis


Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune, inflammatory disorder that can affect joints. It also affects other organs like skin, eyes, lungs, heart and blood vessels. It occurs when the immune system starts to damage its membranes that surrounding the joints. In the acute stage, it will affect small joints and then as disease progress it attack wrists, knees, hips, and shoulders. In some severe cases, it will destroy cartilage, bones, and ligaments. Rheumatoid arthritis affects joints on both sides of the body. This symmetry helps in differentiating it from other types of arthritis. Here we are going to discuss some possible risk factors, symptoms of Rheumatoid arthritis and especially home remedies that help to get rid of Rheumatoid arthritis.Rheumatoid Arthritis

Risk Factors of Rheumatoid Arthritis 

  • Age
  • Family history
  • Environment
  • Overweight
  • Smoking
  • Gender
  • Saturated fats

Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis 

  • Fever
  • Extreme Fatigue
  • Numbness in joints
  • Muscle ache
  • Joint pain
  • Joint warmth
  • Joint deformity
  • Swelling, stiffness, and redness in joints

 Home Remedies for Rheumatoid Arthritis 


It has anti-inflammatory properties. It will suppress the molecule like leukotrienes and prostaglandins (hormone-like substance) which cause inflammation and pain. Ginger can be added in soups, smoothies it is very beneficial in reduce pain and inflammation.

2. Turmeric

It is a widely used spice in Ayurvedic medicine for the treatment of a variety of medical disorders. Besides having anti-inflammatory properties it also having analgesic effects. Develop a habit of drink turmeric milk. For better taste honey is also added into it.

3. Thyme

It is a fragrant herb that is used for flavoring food. It is anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial in nature. It helps in relieving the pain, tenderness, inflammation of joints. Fresh thyme can be added to various dishes for flavoring. But do not use it in excess.

4. Black Pepper

It is commonly found spice. It has antioxidant, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. It contains the active compound, piperic acid which has anti-inflammatory properties and helps in inhibiting swelling. Black pepper can be added to various food items foe enhance the flavor.

5. Borage Seeds Oil 

It is a rich source of gamma linoleic acid which improves joint tenderness, swelling, and pain. It is anti-inflammatory in nature. Massage borage seeds oil on joints two times in a day. You can also mix almond oil in borage seed for better results.

6. Evening Primrose Oil 

It is rich in gamma-linolenic acid(a type of omega 6 fatty acid) and beta- amyrin. It can help to reduce symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. Massage this oil two times a day will relieve the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.

7. Green Tea

It contains polyphenols, which are antioxidant-rich substances that help in reduce inflammation, protect joints.  Drink a cup of green tea in mid-morning and evening.

8. Cinnamon 

It has antioxidant properties that prevent cell damage from free radicals. Using cinnamon in daily diet helps in the decrease of C – reactive (a marker of inflammation) protein in the blood. Dried cinnamon can be added to oatmeal, smoothies, soups, and stews. Do not overuse it, it might not be safe for pregnant women.

9. Garlic

It contains diallyl sulfide which is an anti-inflammatory compound that decreases the effects of pro-inflammatory cytokines. It also helps in prevent the destruction of cartilage and reduce inflammation. Garlic can be added in many foods sandwiches spread, vegetables, and soups.

Lifestyle Changes

The common changes in your lifestyle can help you to get rid of Rheumatoid arthritis. It includes:

  • Exercise
  • Yoga
  • Reduce stress
  • Quit smoking
  • Intake of an anti-inflammatory diet.
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Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD-Ayurvedic Medicine) is an expert Ayurveda consultant in Chandigarh (India). He has vast experience of herbs and their applied uses. He has successfully treated numerous patients suffering from various ailments, throughout the world. He is CEO and Founder of Krishna Herbal Company and Planet Ayurveda in Chandigarh, India. He researched age old formulas from ancient Ayurvedic text books to restore health and save human beings from the worst side-effects of chemical-based treatments.