Posted by Mrs A (London Uk) on 08/22/2016
Jules - here is a bizarre remedy, which by coincidence I have just read in my newspaper (not normally where I find natural cures). The correspondent had written... "Ibuprofen had been of no help. He had resorted to applying stinging nettles to the painful hip and was now back on his bicycle, riding up to 10 miles a day" (he was 81). Apparently the white, non-stinging nettle doesn't work.
Also: "A 72-year-old with severe arthritis ... found that "cabbage leaf strapped in place was the only thing that relieved pain", and that "since antiquity people have been applying cabbage leaves to their swollen joints."
Do let us know if you try either remedy, and the result.