Natural Remedies for Joint Pain


Posted by Rose (Las Vegas) on 03/02/2007
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i love your recipe for turmeric tea, i have many joint/bone pains from medicine i must take for breast cancer. So this tea has helped.i hope it will continue to relieve my symptoms when i have taken the tea for a longer time.. great site. thanks

Posted by Gurudev Khar Khalsa (Los Angeles)
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Gurudev Khar Khalsa , a Sat Nam Rasayan healer and Kundalini Yoga teacher in Los Angeles sent us this Ayurvedic tea for lubricating the joints. Gurudev tells us that the almond oil is a very important part of this recipe. Turmeric is called "the internal healer" in Ayurveda. Turmeric is also a blood purifier and is best known for its ability to help the female reproductive organs. Some research indicates that turmeric may be of value in preventing diabetes and cancer.


1/8 teaspoon turmeric, 3 cardamom pods (optional), 1/4 cup water. Simmer 5 to 7 minutes, then add : 1 cup of milk, 2 tablespoons almond oil (cold pressed). Bring just to the boiling point (but do not boil). Add honey or maple syrup to taste. Sip slowly as a hot tea.

Posted by Reem (Karachi, Pakistan)
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I have used turmeric as a joint pain remedy and it has always worked for me. I usually take 1 tsp in hot milk and it relieves all forms of body pains, joint pains.

Posted by Bill (Califon, NJ)
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I have had severe knee and lower leg pain for over one year. All the doctors say my knees have normal wear and tear but they always hurt and especially at night. I took 1600 mg of tumeric (800 x2 day) and after about six weeks the pain almost all gone and flexibility is returning.

Turmeric and Ginger Drink

Posted by Janet (Poynette, Wi Usa) on 07/21/2010
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I have been suffering with pain in my right hip for a few years. It started out being on and off and gradually got be constant. It hurt to get up from a chair, going up and down stairs and just walking. I was developing a limp. Funny though, it actually bothered me less if I was extremely active. I found that turmeric and ginger work like magic. Every morning I have a hot cup of organic green tea to which I add 1 tsp. Virgin coconut oil, 2 tsp. Honey, 1/2 tsp. Turmeric powder, 1/2 tsp. Powdered ginger, a dash of black pepper and about 1/8 tsp. Of cayenne pepper. I read on EARTH CLINIC that those peppers help the efficacy of the spices. It's amazing, I have no pain in my hip. By the way, my daughter cured herself of classic fibromyalgia symptoms by following advice from EARTH CLINIC. This website is invaluable.

Replied by Kay
Fl, US

Yes, tumeric research reports that pepperine (black pepper specifically) enhances the efficacy of tumeric/curcumin AND it's necessary to add a dietary oil as well. I also add coconut oil to my tumeric tea/milk (as well as ginger, cinamon, allspice, nutmeg, vanilla bean, molasses, honey)!

Replied by Mia
Muriwai Beach, New Zealand

Just wondering...are there any issues with yellowing of the teeth if using tumeric powder?

Vitamin C

Posted by Barbara (Portland, OR) on 12/06/2006
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I started taking high doses of Vitamin C to help ward off a cold virus. For the past several weeks I took 5-10 grams of Vitamin C. I noticed my knee pain disappeared. I am a runner/cross country skiier who has virtually stopped these activities due to pain in my right knee. For 7 years I have tried glucosamine, calcium, MSM, and NSAIDs. I don't like taking NSAIDS. However, the other remedies did not relieve the pain and inflammation.Therefore, I have been tolerating the pain and have discontinued using NSAIDS. I was very surprised to find that the Vitamin C use correlated with complete pain relief and reduction of inflammation. So I stopped the C for a week and the pain returned. I have resumed the C and the pain is gone again.

Posted by Dee (San Jose) on 09/29/2006
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My boyfriend is a martial arts instructor and has been experiencing severe hip pain for the past few years, on and off. He recently discovered that the hip pain will literally disappear overnight if he takes 1,000 milligrams of Vitamin C. If he stops the C, about a week later the pain returns. He has stopped and started the vitamin C enough times to confirm that this supplement is indeed curing his hip pain.

Vitamin K and Calcium

Posted by james (logandale, NV) on 12/31/2007
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I am a runner and was restricted due to pain in my knees. Calcium and glucosimine suppliments were not effective, until I learned that Vitamin K is crucial for calcium absorption. In Japan Vitamin K is prescribed for osteoporosis. I am now able to run without pain. I take about 5 times the RDA daily of vitamin K with my calcium.

White Grapefruit Juice

Posted by Lucy (Santa Cruz, Ca) on 01/25/2011
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I find a quick fix for bursitis (joint pain) is white grapefruit juice. I had a coworker unable to lift his arm up without pain. I told him to get white grapefruit and drink it at lunch time. Drink as much as you can, bottle or can, cheap or name brands. After he came back from lunch the pain was gone. My mother started walking with a cane because of hip pain, I reminded her of the grapefruit juice. She took one can and the pain was gone.

Posted by Lucy (Santa Cruz, Ca) on 07/11/2010
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Hip pain is a fast and easy fix. White grapefruit juice in can or bottle, cheap or expensive, makes no different in the results. I keep it in my cupboard at all times. A co-worker was going after work to get cortisone shots because he couldn't use his arm without pain. I told him to get a bottle of white grapefruit juice and drink it for lunch. He came back after lunch and said the pain was gone, before he returned to work.

Working With the Knees

Posted by Suzo (Seattle, WA) on 06/13/2007
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My hips had been hurting for some months. The physical therapist told me to sit down and then stand up and notice what was happening to my knees. I looked and saw that they came together when I rose or sat. That was putting improper stress on my hip joints. He said to make a fist with my hand, place between my knees and remember to keep that distance as I sat down or stood up. It worked! An easy habit to form and I have cured my hip soreness. And maybe saved myself from hip surgery. Thanks everyone for all the help we provide each other and especially thanks to Ted and the staff at Earth Clinic.