Herbs for combating Osteoarthritis and Osteoporosis

Most common ailments can be cured by nature. Here are a few herbs that could help you maintain healthy bones, by keeping osteoporosis and osteoarthritis at bay.

Yucca: Is used in treating arthritis, as its anti-inflammatory properties reduce pain, stiffness and swelling. Resveratrol, an antioxidant, present in Yucca, stimulates the immune system in the body.

Boswellia: Is a resin extracted from a tree found in India, North America and West Asia. It was found to reduce swelling and joint pain. The duration of morning stiffness and the dependency on anti-inflammatory drugs was also reduced among patients who used the extract. It also improves blood circulation to the joints and strengthens weak blood vessels.

White Willow: Is a Chinese herb and helps reduce pain, swelling and stiffness, without causing other side effects, such as stomach distress, which is usually experienced with other conventional pain relievers.

Devils Claw: Is an anti-inflammatory analgesic that is particularly good for those suffering from Osteoarthritis. It reduces pain, while improving mobility.

Black Cohosh: Helps by balancing hormonal levels, during and after menopause, and hence has a direct influence in maintenance of bone health.

All these herbs, however, should be taken only after personal consultation and on exact dosages recommended by doctors.

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