Natural Remedies

Most Effective Natural Remedies for Arthritis

Clove Oil, Peppermint Oil
Posted by Tony (St. Paul, Alberta, Canada) on 06/28/2012
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I have found that a few drops of clove oil followed by a few drops of peppermint oil rubbed in, will nicely handle the pain in the muscles and joints. Also, more importantly, if used daily will clear it up over time.

Juicing, Vegetarian
Posted by Benjamin (Denver, Colorado, Usa) on 06/25/2012
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I have gone from having severe, painful arthritis in my hands, particularly my thumb joint and wrists as well, to nothing short of a miraculous recovery.

Nothing really helped much, until I began drinking fresh juiced vegetable juice every day, 2X a day. I use 7 or 8 different veggies, and drink about 32 oz of juice a day. I'm also vegetarian. After six months of this regimen, I have virtually no arthritis pain AT ALL!!

Chicken Cartilage
Posted by Mooney ( Salt Spring Island, British Columbia Canada) on 06/19/2012

Regarding Arthritis Remedies and Chicken cartilege. I recently read a book written by Adam Huber of Salt Spring Island Canada called Red toe Red door. Mr Huber cured himself of ankylosing spondylitsis which is a crippling form of arthritis largely using the broth of chickens feet and vitamins b6 and b12. I think there's definitely something to this chicken cartilage cure.

Posted by Valerie (Cleveland, Ohio) on 06/18/2012

She's right about cherries. I'm not sure if 6 are enough, but cherries are very anti-inflammatory.

Baking Soda
Posted by Bill (San Fernando, Philippines) on 05/06/2012

Hi Gordon... Bicarbs and alkalizing will certainly help but borax is the main cure for arthritis. Arthritis is normally caused by mycobacteria and other associated bacteria. Mycobacteria are bacteria with no cell wall that have fungal-like behaviour. Borax is the ultimate fungal killer. So the best solution is just to take borax in higher dose as recommended on this site together with magnesium oil (60% magnesium chloride and 40% water) which you can just rub into the troublesome area for transdermal absorption.

Baking Soda
Posted by Gordon (Sunderland, Tyne ) on 05/06/2012
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hi, just wanted to relate my experience with bicarbs. I have had problems with my knees (a stabing pain under the kneecap) and feet (cramps and tenderness in the balls of feet) for years and used a number of alternatives to help with little or no effect.

After some research on the net I was directed to some info that pointed to an acidic body could be the cause and bicarbs was the treatment so I tried it. The effects were immediate and lasting (for a short while anyway) I have stopped and started my own treatment and the problem surfaces again.

I realise that there is damage in my knees so am waiting for my body to heal as I give it the right conditions by alkalising my body. It seems to be working as my knees feel better but not completely healed, yet. It seems that the problem could be a fungus (candida) but there does not seem to be a quick cure for that, but bicarbs does fight/combat and give my body the chance to heal.

I wondered if anyone else has used or heard of anyone using bicarbs to combat fungus or arthritis.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Olddude (Chattanooga, Tn, Usa) on 04/22/2012 21 posts
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Apple cider vinegar helps me some since I'm still active in working with a friend building a boat. I run the sanders and my arms and shoulders get tired and stiff. I'm 66, male, and still going. I also use extra virgin olive oil and it really helps more then the Apple Cider Vinegar in my opinion. One teaspoon in evening. I also take blackstrap molasses to in the evening. For those days when I've really overdone it, I take a 800 mg Ibuprofen prescription and that stops all aches and pains. I don't take the aspirin much, just when I've done myself in thinking I'm 21 again, lol. good luck.

Rose Hips
Posted by Judi (Totnes, Devon England) on 04/22/2012
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I have found that high strength rose hip worked really well on arthritis in my hands and of course regular exercises to keep the joins moving.

Dietary Advice
Posted by Debbie (Melbourne, Australia ) on 04/05/2012

Here is an excellent article for anyone with arthritic type complaints. It is entitled: "ARTHRITIS, A NEEDLESS CRIPPLER" by Dr. John R. Christopher

From the article 3 things can improve the condition even if nothing else is done.

1. eliminate meat from the diet
2. eliminate refined sugar from diet
3. drink plenty of "distilled water"

The article is excellent. It talks about how inorganic calcium in water builds up around the joints. Red meat contains uric acid which exacerabates the problem. ACV helps to dissolve the calcium build up. Herbs to take are also recommended.

I also recommend Dr. Christopher's book on natural healing. He was somewhat of a guru on natural healing and also has an amazing personal story.

Posted by Mel (Calgary, Ab, Canada) on 03/17/2012

I have only checked out a few things in the last few days but so far I love it. I am a 50 yr old male and have really bad knees and arthritis all over the place. I have tried a few different things but the one that has worked the best is the candied ginger. I went and bought some and had a few pcs while I did stuff in the kitchen and had forgotten about it and noticed about 2 hrs later my knees did not hurt at all. I am also using the ACV and honey and will try oil pulling in the morning. So far very happy with everything. Thanks to everyone that has given these home remedies. Mel

Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda, Chicken Cartilage
Posted by Gavin (Manganui, Northland, New Zealand) on 02/13/2012

The soils of western Australia are short on all the essential minerals.. It might not be just Boron.. It could be any number of essentials that you need. It might be a good idea to get some kelp tablets as well, it will be three months on these to make a difference. Don't overdo it.. I was taking a well advertised vitamin and mineral supplement.. And I'm sure that since its made from petro chemicals, it's usless and caused cracking and small ulcers at the corners of my mouth, which have just healed up after discontinuing after four weeks. Naturals are best.

Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda, Chicken Cartilage
Posted by Maria (Gippsland, Australia) on 02/13/2012

Hi Shiela (from Cape Town), The few folk I have known who had success with chicken cartilage also took colloidal minerals, at the amount of 30mls (1 oz) per 100 lb of body weight. It also took nearly 6 weeks to see good results. They were doing Dr Joel Wallach's recommendations, which was for 3 months at this amount. So I would not expect to see results for a few more weeks for most folk (sorry about that). All the best in finding the things that will work for you.

Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda, Chicken Cartilage
Posted by Timh (Louisville, Ky, Usa) on 02/13/2012 2073 posts

Jennywren, my Dad suddenly came down w/ RA and was really debilitated. I suggested a good broad spectrum joint formula that contained: Glucosamine, Chondroitin, Vit-C, MSM, and Manganese. Also daily Flax Oil. Results were very slow and it wasn't until about 1 yr latter that some degree of regained normal function occurred.

Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda, Chicken Cartilage
Posted by Jennywren (Perth, Western Australia, Australia) on 02/12/2012

Hi there, I'm sitting here reading your post with my feet soaking in hot water and Epsom Salts! I do this for 30 mins every morning and it helps loosen up my arthritis feet (I have rheumatoid arthritis). I have been trying ACV and honey twice a day now for a couple of weeks and no relief. I did try large doses of fish oil and glucosamine last year and the pain disappeared for nearly 2 months - heaven! Alas it came back and has never worked since.

I am now experimenting with Borax.. I'm in my 2nd week of 5 days on, 3 days off. I wet my fingertip and dip it into the Borax then swirl it around in my hot toddy of ACV and honey every evening. No luck yet.. Hence the Epsom Salts! Good luck.. and keep going! The answer's out there somewhere, I'm sure.

Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda, Chicken Cartilage
Posted by Shiela (Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa) on 02/12/2012
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Acv and baking soda and chicken cartilage for arthritis

Hi, I suffer from chronic arthritis in my knees, elbows, wrists lower back and all my other joints. I have been using Apple Cider Vinegar and baking soda for 3 weeks and chicken cartilage in orange juice for 12days with absolutely no change in my condition. I am extremely disillusioned as I suffer excruciating pains in my knees, elbows and back. Where are all the people who spoke about these miracle treatments? The pains did not even recede. Are these scams or what. I was on methotrexate for4 weeks, took myself off as it made me Ill. Then I was rushed to hospital for a blood transfusion as it stripped all my blood. I was put onto cortisone which removed a lot of my pain but after weaning myself off after 7weeks the pains were back in full force. I am passionate about alternative medicine and was determined to try something natural. Hence, the rest is history. I was excited about this sight weeks ago but am lying here in extreme pain and have my doubts now!

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Regina (Marietta, Ga) on 02/07/2012
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First I'd like to thank everyone for their input. This site is a life saver.

So, I came down with terrible pain in my wrist, fingers, right hip, knee, foot and lower back. It became so unbearable at times that I could not walk or get out of the chair, and I thought that this is no life. If I had to live like this forever I'd rather be dead. However, I prayed and found the answers. Since I don't have insurance anymore - which is a blessing not a curse - I had to self diagnose and realized that I have Osteo Arthritis.

I spent many hours in researching on the internet and found that there are several things I could do to not only stop the pain but also to reverse bone cartilage decay. And this is for all forms of Arthritis. To stop the pain: 3, 4, or 5 thin slices of Organic Ginger, 8-10 oz. of hot good water, 2 teaspoons of each Organic Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey. Place the Ginger in a cup and pour the boiling water over it. Put a lid (Not plastic) or a small plate over it to cover. Let it soak for 10-15 minutes. Then add the ACV and Honey and drink this 3 times a day. It controls the pain to the point where I forget it is there. But for the long run do also exercise and eat undenatured Type II chicken cartilage and Gelatine. (I'll get to this later). Another important thing is to get all your trace minerals back into your body.

Exercise as often as you can. Every 2 minutes count. It does not have to be exhausting and you don't have to buy anything. Get something that has weight (a can of vetable, a plastic bag with sugar, or buy exercise weights). Start low, and do about 20 gentle reps. The pull on the bones strengthens them and you can feel a difference in a short period of time. Start with maybe 3-5 minutes several times a day, and build up. My favorte exercise is this: stand on your toes for a few seconds (maybe 5-10) and go back down. Do 20 repetitions, many times a day, and/or walk on your tippy toes for several steps keeping your neck up like a giraffe. There is no wrong way of doing it. Do this is as often as you can. I even do the toe up and down when standing in line for the cashier. These exercises are very powerful - don't under estimate them. Another good one is to stand with your feet a little bit apart, then bend your knees and go down a little bit but keep your back straight, like you have a broomstick along your spine. Never force anything that does not feel good to you.

Type II Undenatured Chicken Cartilage. This is so powerful that the Harvard University patented it. Undenatured means raw and it is the cartilage from the chicken's sternum. I personally would not eat that from a non-organic chicken because of the risk of contamination. There are many supplements on the market but many of them have been heat and/or chemically treated which destroys the effect. You need to do your own research on that. Tip: Dr. Joel D. Wallach is a Vet who has treated Arthiritis successfully in animals and people. I have red only an exerpt that was published online but I will get one of his books. He has used Chicken Cartilage and Gelatine, but I recommend to get only Organic Gelatine since the regular one is treated with heat and chemicals.

And last but not least: Minerals. If you have been eating non organic (conventionell) fruits and vegetables, or even worse - packeged stuff, you are definitely deficient in essential trace minerals. Your body cannot do without them or you get all kinds of diseases. The cheapest and quickest way to remedy this is to get Organic Blackstrap Molasses. Take about 1-2 teaspoons a day. Indefinitely if you want. In addition to this I have also taken Boron supplement. I take 2-3 capsules a day, each capsule containing 3mg. The late Dr. Rex E. Newnham has cured his own arthiritis with it.

So this is my contribution to this website. Everything I have stated here has helped me to control my arthritis to the point where I sometimes forget it is there. I have just started this regimen about a week ago and it has helped very quickly, almost instantly, especially the ACV/Honey/Ginger Tea. However, I am not a doctor or healthcare professional. Do your own research and before starting anything new consult your doctor first.

Good luck and all the best to all of you.

Sea Salt
Posted by Linda (San Francisco, Ca, Usa) on 01/01/2012

Hi Jeff, There are lots of different kinds of salt, and you do not mention the amount of it that you took. I'm sorry the Redmond didn't help you, but this is what happened to me:

I have used 1 pinch of (Celtic) sea salt in every glass of water for years now. I cook with Celtic Salt or Celtic Salt sole. I also use Himalayan Pink in my household shaker, since the Celtic is too moist to shake and guests don't seem to know what to do with it. I do not use Sodium Chloride table salt unless I am stuck in a restaurant without my own shaker (which I usually carry).

1 slightly-heaped teaspoon of Celtic Sea Salt in ~10 oz of distilled water stopped my back pain and greatly reduced other muscle pain within 20 minutes or so. It didn't work until I took enough of it all at once, IOW all those pinches in all those glasses for all those years did not do it, but the onetime teaspoon did. Ted from Bangkok is right, if it's the right salt, you'll know it within 1/2 hour.

I have also discovered that if I overdo the salt (I can feel it if I do), the fastest fix for this is to drink enough plain distilled water to dissolve the ingested salt and run it out. Another thing that helps to recover quicker from a seasalt OD is to take a long, hot shower.

So IMO it depends upon your requirements and the chemical composition of the particular salt you are using. One of these days I will check out the local seasalt that is produced here where I live. I haven't tried that yet.

I hope this helps.


Chicken Cartilage
Posted by Dud (The Woods Of, Wv, Usa) on 12/24/2011

In reply to: Margymckenzie from Mombasa, Kenya -

The part that is used by the supplement industry is the thick rubbery breastbone cartilage, that is in the middle of the breast, and can be cut off easily. CHICKEN STERNUM CARTILAGE.

According to clinical trials, a 10 milligram dose is as effective as a larger dose. This is a very small amount. But it can not be heat damaged, or cooked. Only low temperature dried.

However: I chop it up with a knife into fine pieces, put these into a blender with water, blend the chicken sternum cartilage to a slurry in the blender, then pour the blended cartilage water into a ice cube trays to freeze them into cubes. I then use 1 cube of iced slurry as a dose, one time per day. [for someone else]. I estimate each ice cube contains 10 to 100 miligrams of actual cartilage. Rough guess.

I find this method much easier than trying to dry the cartilage out and grind it up, due to spoilage problems, bacterial contamination.

I add the ice cube of raw chicken cartilage to a bone broth, etc, which has a flavor to it, to cover up the raw cartilage flavor. I do not let the cartilage get very hot, which would ruin it. But a hot broth, not boiling, should not harm its active principle.

The patient, has poly-arthralgia, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue syndrome, with symptoms changing daily; that it is difficult to judge how effective this has been for them. [probably from a fluoride based poison, ]

I hope this information is of help you.

Chicken Cartilage
Posted by Margymckenzie (Mombasa, Kenya) on 12/24/2011

i have just read that dried chicken cartilage is good for arthritis. How can I make this myself? Can I just place the cooked bone in the oven to dry it and then crush it? Any suggestions?

Posted by Satnam (Surrey, Bc) on 10/27/2011
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Posted by Carly (Seattle, Wa - Usa) on 10/24/2011
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Boron helps certain types of arthritic joint pain. I take 3mg once or twice a day in pill form, along with Magnesium 400mg / D3 at 5,000 IU / and some Calcium (as I don't eat dairy). I know that taking CA is under dispute by some - but I find that I get muscle aches when I don't take it for a few days, so I must need it to some degree. I try to take less CA than I do MG however.

Boron is the key to relieving joint pain though - It is nothing short of amazing.

Google "Boron and Arthritis" to read about it. Lots of info here on EC too.


Chicken Cartilage
Posted by John (Auckland, 0626) on 10/21/2011

Hi, I was sharing the Cherry cure for arthritis I shared on here previously with someone and they told me about a doctor who did a trial and found that chicken cartilage cured arthritis in people who were in such a bad state some were schedualed to have limbs amputated, in just weeks they were playing sports!

While looking for info online I found this which I suspect is a different study but might be the same one:

Harvard medical school did an experiment on 29 people, giving them a tablespoon full of chicken cartilage a day. After 10 days all of the patients had relief of pain and swelling, after 30 days the patients could use joints with no problems and after 90 days 28 of the 29 patients were clinically cured. But what gets to me on this, Harvard said that the "drug" was beneficial. How is chicken cartilage a drug??

BTW I also heard from someone else that reported that fruits that start with P are great for helping breathing problems for what it's worth.

General Feedback
Posted by Ted (Bangkok, Thailand) on 09/06/2011 385 posts

A short term remedy to help the pain is castor oil with DMSO. That means one part castor oil and one part DMSO, for simplicity. Applied to her leg it will relieve pain in minutes, if not then she needs allopurinol 100 mg x 3 times a day. A long term treatment is needed, but we'll discuss later. The energy is required CoQ10 300 mg to have any effect.


Devils Claw
Posted by Pat (Coventry, England) on 10/07/2011
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I have been on devils claw now for around 3 to 4 weeks. I take 1200mg ( 2 capsules) morning and night. Since being on the medication my pain is still there but much less. It is definitely worth giving it a try. It is widely used in Germany and France and has undergone clinical trials.


Posted by Bmw, Atlanta, Ga (Atlanta, Us) on 10/02/2011
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For the past 6 months I've had throbbing knee pain, especially when I lay down to sleep at night. I had heard about C_____, or fruit pectin (used to make jellies and jams) can be purchased in any supermarket, stopped one individual from having a knee operation. I've been taking one tablespoon mixed with any fruit drink (you can mix it with anything really) at night and it seems to be working!! Certainly worth a try, especially since I know I don't have much fruit in my diet. Will keep you posted.