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Most Effective Natural Remedies for Arthritis

Turmeric
Posted by Mohayrix (Redneck, California, Usa) on 06/11/2010
5 out of 5 stars

As a holistic practitioner for over 35 years I recently did a very thourough research on Turmeric, known as the Holy Spice in the mid east, cheifly India. I have seen great results for arthritis from Hepatitis C, as a topical mixture for sores and cuts and a host of other ailments. Just took my 2nd 00 cap for today. As it is an astrigent it can also detoxify the body as I have observed with my patients. It is worth studying and there are scientific studies showing the efficacy of Turmeric on several conditions with little interaction with other treatments. I am with you and will take this for the rest of my earthly life. 500 billion blessings of health to all who read this.


Turmeric
Posted by Charles (Saint Cloud, Florida) on 12/31/2007
5 out of 5 stars

I started taking turmeric powder about 2 and a half years ago, after seeing on a famous news show that it was one of the main ingredients in a pill that was able to reduce your antioxidant level to zero. I did a little research and saw there was little Alzhiemers in India, where it is a big part of the diet. I was having a bit of a memory problem at the time. Anyways, after about 3 months of taking a tablespoon a day, I noticed my shoulder pain went away. My doctor had said he could do nothing for it, as it was arthitis and that he had it also. Now I notice that I don't seem too concern about memory and I have regained some interest in reading articles. I have had several, 3, cases of skin cancer in the last year, hopefully its due to the years of living in a tropical climate. I tried to stop taking it a couple of times to see what would happen and my shoulder pain seem to start to come back. So apparently it did not cure it but stopped the pain and I am now able to shoot basketball or any other activity. I put it in water and stir it up and swallow the half a cup very quickly as I do not like the taste. I order it 5 pounds at a time and keep a 10 pound supply on hand. Be careful it stains things yellow.


Turmeric
Posted by Aaron (Cape Coral, Florida) on 06/21/2007
5 out of 5 stars

I tried the TURMERIC remedy for boils about 4 days ago, initially with little hope it would work, but in a state of desperation, since this was my THIRD boil in less than 6 weeks, and I had 2 more starting! I went out as soon as I finished reading all of the testimonials on your site, and bought a bottle of Turmeric capsules from my local GNC. That night I took three 500mg caps with dinner, and another 4 capsules before going to bed. (If a teaspoon is good, a tablespoon is better!) The next morning the boil on my stomach, which was a dark purple golf ball radiating excruciating pain the night before, was now a light purple golf ball that was starting to drain, and the pain had gone down by 80 to 90%!

In addition, one of the new boils that was just starting, (a tiny painful pimple,) started to heal, and the other one, slightly larger, while it didn't go away, it stopped growing, and with 72 hours it too drained (really like a normal pimple, only thicker discharge and more painful.)

It's now been about 4 days, and while the large boil is still draining (the core came out yesterday) and is still very tender, it is healing and no other boils are starting.

BUT!

The big BONUS is this: The arthritis in my shoulder that I've been suffering with for the last year, is gone, and even more exciting, I have been dealing with Heal Spurs (Plantar Fasciitis) for about 2 years, and have been suffering TREMENDOUS pain in my foot, every day, all day.

Within 24 hours of taking the Turmeric, my feet have COMPLETELY stopped hurting!!!I plan to continue taking at least one capsule a day indefinitely as a preventative for recurring boils, and as an apparent remedy for my Heal Spurs!!! The real miracle here is that I don't even believe in natural remedies! Thanks so much for the great advice!!!


MSM
Posted by Laura (Ferndale, MD, USA) on 04/20/2007
5 out of 5 stars

I have had Psoriatic Arthritis since I was 10 years old, & one of the worst symptoms I've had for 38 yrs now, is daily shooting nerve pains in my extremities. The good news: when I take 1000 mgs of MSM daily, the shooting pains are completely gone. If I miss a few days, they always start up again. Love this site.


Cayenne
Posted by Yvonne (Wentzville, MO) on 09/16/2006
5 out of 5 stars

I'm 74 have arthritis in my shoulder-can't afford the creams, when I found out the main ingreatent was the same as cayenne pepper, I stared buying hot sauce that is made from aged cayennes, rub it on my shoulder couple times a day, it stains your clothing, but sure helps, and it is a lot cheaper.


Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Gwynne (Johannesburg, South Africa) on 10/12/2005
5 out of 5 stars

Jan asked if anyone else knew about black strap molosses - the best molosses to use is the Crude Black Strap Molasses - Book to get on Molasses is Cyril Scott ISBN 0 7225 0241 9.


Borax
Posted by Deirdre (CT) on 03/28/2022
5 out of 5 stars

Thought I would share my new borax method with the EC community as it's working so phenomenally well, and fast, I am quite stunned actually. I have been applying to my lower spine where I was having severe tailbone and sciatica the past few months as well as on my hand and knees. No more pain, no stiffness. I actually forgot I had a bad back yesterday! I am only on day 4 of this and started seeing results after the 2nd day. This works much faster than the internal borax method, in my opinion. Plus absolutely no side effects.

Materials:

  • Bottle (I use a 4 oz amber bottle)
  • Borax
  • DMSO (buy on Amazon - 99.99% purity)

Recipe:

  • Fill the bottle with 4 oz hot distilled water.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of borax (20 Mule Team is what I use)
  • Shake vigorously until the borax is dissolved. Make sure to shake vigorously every day before use.

Application Method

  • Shake, and then pour some of your borax solution into the palm of your hand and then apply to any problem areas you want to treat. Make sure to apply to clean skin before you do this because DMSO is a solvent. Right after a shower is a good time.
  • Massage into the skin until most of it has been absorbed.
  • Add a few drops of DMSO to the palm of your hand, rub your hands together, and then apply the DMSO on top of the borax. Massage into the area and then allow the area to dry before you put on any clothes.

Results:

No pain in the hands.. increased flexibility in the joints.. no clicking when I open and close my fingers. (Note: my hands are achy from years of karate as an adult and intense gymnastics as a child.)

Back pain - gone.

Conclusion:

  • One need apply the borax and DMSO solution only once a day to see results. Perhaps twice is better but one time works for me.
  • The targeted application seems to work much faster than drinking an entire liter of borax 5 days a week.
  • I tried Art's borax arthritis topical cream method last year but had a hard time dissolving the borax, so this distilled water method works perfectly for me. Thanks for the original suggestion, Art!

Try this, please. Would love to hear results from other people.


Niacinamide
Posted by Paracelsus (Orlando, FL) on 06/11/2021 47 posts
5 out of 5 stars

I have used Niacinamide (or Niacin) effectively for arthritis pain. When doing so, I usually take 1500mg either 1x or 2x per day for about a week. Then I cut back.

I doubt the 35mg Grace1 mentioned in her 2017 post (posted below) does anything at all. That is far too little. In order for a vitamin (niacin is vitamin b3) to act as a drug, the dosage has to be far greater than what we normally take. I highly recommend all forms of niacin, especially niacinamide, since that does not cause a flush.

Grace1 (Pdx) on 05/05/2017:

"Some doctors in Montreal found Niacinamide to be a potent fungal and aspergilla's killer. It basically kills Candida infections/pathogenic fungi. This of course is something genuis Ted already knew. Niacinamide is especially effective against candida. The human equivalent dose was 35 mg and it was only administered only once. A second dose of Niacinamide was given 8 hours later. However, even a single dose was effective. While this dose is on the high end for niacinamide, for most people it would still fall under 3g, which is what mainstream medicine officially considers the upper safety limit for niacinamide. Niacinamide can cure Candida infection with a single dose. I think taking caprylic acid a before to first dissolve biofilm and then take Niacinamide and I also took two a dissolved aspirin in a glass of water and took it with the niacinamide this was a strongly effective way to go after it. Of course the obvious stuff which is be on the anti-fungal diet, helps and expect a die off so do gentle detoxification to assist the body in the process of clearing and healing." https://www.earthclinic.com/cures/candida13.html#niacinamide_185779


Vitamin C
Posted by Michael (New Zealand) on 12/09/2018

Hello Alfredo of Texas.

It was very interesting to hear about your success with Vitamin C for the treatment of your Arthritis.

Vitamin C and MSM together have been recommended by some, as they supposedly work in synergy to bring relief to sufferers. Some C's are easier on the stomach than others by the way-check that one out- and MSM CAN take a bit of getting used to.

Of course, what works for some does not always work for others, as a quick perusal of the feed-back on this Site will quickly inform you.

My personal recent success for aching joints has been as a consequence of taking one or two Magnesium amino acid chelate 150mg tablets per day. They worked a treat and quickly too!! Magnesium Chloride LIQUID also helps me. Magnesium is needed by a vast array of bodily processes and without sufficient (most Americans are deficient in it anyway, for various reasons) then it can make life pretty miserable. Also, it is a very cost-effective remedy. What's not to like?

Gosh, I was so relieved, as I was in the midst of having to get through many DIY / handyman jobs at the time and I was struggling.

However, stick with what works for you and please keep us posted, especially if you need more help with the arthritis. The "Arthritis Club" is one of the largest in the world by the way - "You are not alone", as they say.

Cheers from Down Under.

Michael


Magnesium
Posted by Jane (Maine) on 10/13/2018
5 out of 5 stars

Magnesium for arthritis:

I use magnesium oil on my fingers and hands every night and have never had my fingers lock up since. Plus it is quite a sedative.

Dietary Changes
Posted by Cabeau (Blaricum, Netherlands) on 05/10/2018
5 out of 5 stars

Relation of Nightshades to Arthritis:

I have tried this 'cure' with good results. It is hard to remove all nightshades but you notice when you have had some the next day (pain). Remove all foods of the nightshade family for six weeks and you will know! There is a link with vitamin d3 (sunlight) and consuming nightshades. Resource: http://noarthritis.com/research.htm


Dietary Changes
Posted by Kathryn (Wisconsin) on 07/17/2017
5 out of 5 stars

A lot of arthritis pain is caused by poor diet.

I used to really be a junkfood junkie and it took a long time for me to be willing to eat real food but now that I am I feel much better. In addition to cutting out everything that isn't real food you might try going off of eggs, dairy, because that is the culprit in many situations. I hope you find what is causing the inflammation and get to feeling better real soon.


Chanca Piedra
Posted by Waltz (India) on 12/21/2016

Hi, What was the dosage for Chanca Piedra that you used? I have just started using it for my father for his bone spur and arthritis too and using 1000mg twice a day. Regards


Organic Sulfur
Posted by Robert Henry (Ten Mile , Tn) on 11/15/2016

ARETE,,,,,,,, you may be right, but I do not understand what you mean by organic MSM. I will tell you a wild story that gives credence to your position. This is a story of what happens when a novice gets involved and does not understand why purity is important.

As a freshman in '54 at Ga Tech, we had to make salt peter in our chemistry lab. We all know what this compound does to a male. We had a 4 man suite and my roommate was a 6' 4" kid from Texas. He carried a switch blade in his jeans watch pocket. He played the "BAD ASS" role.

My girlfriend had mailed me some cookies. I took my impure lab salt peter and put it on these cookies and left them on my desk. The next morning my suite mates asked me what was on those cookies because Tex ate some and became sick as a dog, throwing up, etc. That scared my mule, but not near as much as when Tex came in that afternoon, opened his knife, stuck it to my throat and told me, " Bobby, never do that again ". I was sweating bullets. That stupid stunt sent me to school that stays with me today....62 years later.

So you are right in that you should have the purist product available. Having said this, we take a 100% pure MSM made for horses and buy it from the farmers Co-op. If you want the best MSM possible I suggest Jacob Labs. Dr Jacob has passed, but his children are still running his company.

I wish you well. =======ORH========


Flax Oil and Cottage Cheese
Posted by Raymond (Cheshire) on 09/28/2021

You combine the cottage cheese with Greek low fat yogurt and flax seeds and flax/linseed oil in a blender you can then add fresh fruit (Berries banana apple any fruit really. or use a low fat flavoured yogurt or honey to flavour the mix.


Flax Oil and Cottage Cheese
Posted by Michael (New Zealand) on 07/26/2021

Greetings again Gracie,

It was great to hear that you are enjoying some relief from your Arthritis pain! The Flax Seed Oil and Cottage Cheese remedy is interesting. I had heard it being touted as a possible remedy on this Site a while ago but was unsure if many people had experienced relief, or if it was merely a "one off" for one person. Do you take yours first thing in the a.m. on an empty stomach I wonder?

Currently, I am quite well and think it might have something to do with the fact that I am taking extra care to not strain my muscles, ligaments and tendons that otherwise can cause me great strife if I don't watch out for "wrong" movements.

Possibly due to soft-tissue, calcium build-up over the years and I am aware of Ted's advice on this little-known condition.

I try to be regular with Magnesium and Joint capsules one day and Fish Oil tablets the next day. I also take a drizzle of Flax OR Hemp seed oil with my evening meal every evening almost without fail.

In addition, I have almost become a monk by resorting to only one meal per day. This helps to eliminate my craving for bread and cereals which are known to be possible triggers for arthritis. Our evening meals are gradually creeping away from meat and we are lucky to get quite a few of our fresh vegetables from my garden, which gets a little more productive, imaginative and broad-based every year. This year's new vegetable is Kohl Rabi no less!

I am certainly not obese but long to drop a few kilos, which I figure are surplus to requirements and not fit for purpose. Being overweight can lead to harsh health problems down the track as you know. As we grow older, weight loss becomes more of a challenge for some reason.

I have never been a fan for diets until recently and do not relish the thought of counting the calories all the time so I thought I would "out Mosely" Dr. Michael Mosely and go the whole hog and restrict my meals to only one per day and only eat during an eight hour window.

If the weight comes off (maybe six kilos in my case), then that should ease the pressure on the joints. What's not to like?

Early days yet.

As I have had some experience with following Dr. Michael's 5/2 (or whatever) Diet previously, I don't constantly obsess about food throughout the day, so long as I don't THINK about it!

Also, my other radical move, and one which I am hoping you might try, is to take the "Golden Sultanas in Gin Remedy" for a month to see what happens. For this one you need to refer to this Site and ensure that the sultanas are indeed golden and that your tipple is actual, London, juniper gin.

I strongly suspect that they are doing me some good, though you and I will possibly never be completely pain free, a bit of relief is something sincerely to be desired!

Lastly, I have been upping my Vitamin C and MSM intake. All in all, this is about as much as I can handle on a regular basis.

I have thought long and hard about the above for some considerable time now and am now trying to be more disciplined about implementing the regime regularly.

Now for a cautionary tale:-

I realize that New Zealand comes in for some good press these days but we have some horrible statistics actually!! Highest youth suicide rate in the World for instance! Also, we are the third in the world for obesity!!

Number one is the U.S.A. and no. two is Mexico. According to our local paper, New Zealanders (remember there are only five million of us) collectively put on 2,819 tonnes in weight over the past twelve months! Yikes! Those who gained weight, increased their weight by almost ten times the normal weight gain for adults apparently. Covid has changed the way people ate and moved according to the study by "Exercise NZ". We are digging our own graves with a spoon! In the USA, life expectancy is now trending downwards for the first time in a long time!!

Lastly, my Wife (who is a trifle cynical about the amount of time I devote to this Site - bless her) finally succumbed and asked for advice for her sore eyes that had been that way for some time. I suggested wiping some diluted Baking Soda / Sodium Bicarbonate - a quarter of a teaspoon in a third of a glass of water I think, on her eyelids and swallowing the rest when finished. Relief within thirty six hours or so. I am back in her good books again thanks to E.C.!!

Cheers from Down Under


Borax
Posted by Odis (Louisiana) on 12/28/2015
1 out of 5 stars

The borax cure didn't do me any good at all. My joints are still as stiff as they always were. I followed the recommended Earth Clinic cure, but didn't help. I drank four gallons over about a month's time, and nothing. So disappointed.

Borax
Posted by Lisa D. (Dallas) on 06/28/2020

I've been taking borax for about a year and although I have not seen great benefits for arthritis relief, one thing it has helped is my teeth sensitivity. I'm not giving up!


Borax
Posted by Piratepete (The Great White North Eh) on 08/10/2020

"I drank four gallons over about a month's time, and nothing. So disappointed." SMH

People need to realize, to be healthy you need to be drinking at least a gallon of pure clean water per DAY! That's 4 liters a day for you Canucks out there... More if you drink coffee or on water pills... I suggest people to not take any pharmaceutical medication because they are ALL poisons.

Pure clean water = distilled water.

I have been drinking distilled water for 6 -7 years now. It is the cleanest water there is. AND no, distilled water does NOT leech essential minerals from the body. They do however remove any non organic matter that doesn't belong in our bodies. Including heavy metals.


Turmeric
Posted by Pj (Seattle, Wa, Usa) on 10/07/2015
5 out of 5 stars

Just two teaspoons of Turmeric per day stopped all my arthritis pain, and allowed the best sleep in years.

MSM
Posted by Chris (Lancaster, England) on 03/28/2015
5 out of 5 stars

Hi anyone with hip arthritis, I started using MSM 3yrs ago it helped with the pain but then I read that to get a significant relief if you take a higher dose, you need to take more than the stated dose on the package.

I was taking tabs 2gms a day. Now, very gradually, I take 9gms. Hey what a difference, wonderful, but I have rose hip tab as well,

I take 4 MSM with breakfast, 4 for lunch and 2 early pm with a snack.

My arthritis was caused by a very bad fall from a horse straight onto the back of my hips when I crunched into the road 18 years ago. I would hate to be without MSM. But go easy at first, just a low dose, also I take glusamine. I don't have any side effects at all and would consider taking more dosage if needed.

,


Borax
Posted by Ermintrude (Uk) on 11/10/2014
5 out of 5 stars

I have been taking borax 4 teaspoons of a solution of one teaspoon in 1 litre of water per day. Hence it has taken more than a month to consume a single teaspoonful of borax. So far no adverse side effects, only good good good. Arthritic pain in fingers gone for first time in more than 40 years. Can move my fingers better than when I was a child. Stronger fingernails, they have always been very soft. Feeling warming, I have been feeling cold for years. Feeling very fit, moving much more easily. Increased energy generally. Life is altogether better. Problems with candida seem to be improved as well.

This is a trace element, are people taking too much? It is also in food, so depending on your diet and water supply you may not need much.

1/4 of teaspoon in a litre of water and then drinking two litres is a huge amount of borax; suggest some people are overdosing.

Zeolite
Posted by Juliana (Alberta,canada) on 02/19/2014
5 out of 5 stars

Every person's body is unique.What works for one, doesn't for another.

In my studies I found out that acidic body causes arthritis and the cancer in the body.

I have been having issues with severe acidity and pains in the my stomach and pain in my shoulders and hands from osteoarthritis.

My friend sent me the info on Zeolite. I bought it and using it now for about 4 weeks. It is meant to detox the body from heavy metals, lead and other poisons..I had one night fever and aches in my body. I went to the Zeolite website and found out it is due to toxins in my body. What I noticed right away, that inflammation in my hands and shoulder is gone along with the pain.

Also zeolite helps with acidity in my stomach for a few hours a day. I would recommend this volcanic ash to many who suffers from a similar health problems as I did..with arthritis it is best to get rid of the acidity from the body first.


Gelatin
Posted by Dave (Fountain Inn, Sc) on 12/08/2013

Dear Nicholas,

Well, after reading you whole post about using gelatin for arthritis...and especially reading the last sentence of your post...what I want to know is...

What is in that smoothie???? Gonna run out and get me a big box of it!!!!


Gelatin
Posted by Nicholas (Edison, Nj) on 12/09/2013

Had a feeling I'd be asked for smoothie ingredients. Got most of it from Dr. Mercola's site.

  • 1 large ripe banana (overly ripe, if possible)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/8 t-spoon powdered clove
  • 1/4 t-spoon powdered oriental five spices
  • 1/2 t-spoon powdered cinnamon
  • 1 t-spoon bee pollen
  • 1 t-spoon honey
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1 cup water

I watch my diet, do daily exercise and take a ton of supplements based on what I learned on EC. I also eat chyawanprash daily - Indian jam made of healthy herbs and spices.



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