14 Home Remedies for Arthritis & Joint Pain

arthritis and joint painWe take the freedom of movement for granted, until it becomes limited. The cause of this for many people comes in the form of arthritis, or the inflammation of one or more of your joints. There are two main kinds, osteo and rheumatoid, both of which affect the joint in different ways. Osteo arthritis is when the cartilage between bones wears down, until bone grates on bone. Rheumatoid is little less straightforward, being caused by an autoimmune disorder that causes inflammation of the synovial membrane (a soft tissue that protects joints in the body) and that can lead to bone loss. Whichever you experience, there are natural remedies for arthritis to manage the pain and ease the symptoms.

1. Turmeric & Ginger Tea

Turmeric and ginger are both anti-inflammatorys, and will help with oseto and rheumatoid arthritis. Turmeric in particular has gotten a lot of attention lately. Its active ingredient is something called curcumin, which is a powerful antioxidant. In addition, it lowers the levels of 2 enzymes responsible for causing inflammation (which is what we’re often fighting with arthritis.) You can take these in a capsule form or make a nice spicy tea to enjoy daily.

You will need…

-2 cups of water
-1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
-1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
-Honey to taste

Directions

Bring 2 cups of water to a boil, and had ½ teaspoon each ground ginger and ground turmeric. Reduce to a simmer and let it be for 10-15 minutes. Strain, add honey to taste, and enjoy twice daily. This yields 2 servings.

turmeric for arthritis

2. Epsom salt soak

Epsom salt contains magnesium sulfate which sounds kind of scary, but it’s really quite a wonderful substance. A naturally occurring mineral, magnesium sulfate has been used to get relief from pain for years, namely because of its high levels of magnesium (more on magnesium below.)

You will need…

-1/2 cup of Epsom salt
-A large bowl
-Warm water

Directions

Fill a large bowl with warm water and add ½ cup of Epsom salt. Stir it around, and then submerge your sore joints in the liquid. If you are experiencing pain in a less convenient place to soak, such as your knees, try taking a bath with Epsom salts. Run a tub full of warm water and add 2 cups of Epsom salt. Soak for 15 minutes (at least.)

epsom salt soak

3. Get more magnesium (seriously.)

Magnesium is something our bodies need, but we can’t make it ourselves. It is used in over 300 different biomechanical responses in our body. It relaxes all our muscles and nerve endings, relieving stiffness and pain. It is even part of what makes our heart beat. Not only does it relax muscles and ease pain (this goes for arthritis pain too, of course) it helps bones to mineralize. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition conducted one of many studies on magnesium that showed people who had a diet high in magnesium/took supplements had higher bone density, and overall stronger bones. There are several ways to get more magnesium and utilize it for arthritis in particular.

magnesium supplements

Supplements: Magnesium capsules are a good thing to add to your day-to-day life, but they work best when used in conjunction with an improved diet.

Diet: Really this is the clincher-as great as supplements are, they can’t do everything. Eat foods that are high in magnesium, which include dark leafy greens (like spinach), nuts, and legumes (beans.)

Oil: There is magnesium oil that can be applied topically and absorbed through the skin. Try rubbing it on sore joints to relieve pain.


4. Lubricate With Extra Virgin Olive Oil

The very consistency of olive oil makes it seem like something that would lubricate your joints and ease arthritis pain, and it turns out, it actually does. A main compound in extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) called oleocanthal inhibits inflammatory enzymes COX-1 and COX-2, just like Advil or aspirin does. The study showed that 1 ½ tablespoons is equal to 200-mg of ibuprofen. However, not every oil is created equal. Heat destroys oleocanthal, so it is necessary to use extra virgin olive oil or “cold-pressed.” The ripeness of the olives at the time they were pressed also determines the level of oleocanthal-generally the stronger tasting the oil, the higher the level there is present. It can be taken internally to reap the benefits, but being high in calories consider replacing any fats, such as butter, with it in cooking instead.

You will need…

-2-3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil

Directions

Rub a bit of olive oil onto your sore joints twice a day, massaging in to each one gently. You can also take 2-3 tablespoons daily, but be sure to give up some other form of fat due to the high calorie count in the oil (rest easy, these are good calories.)

olive oil arthritis remedy

5. Dandelion Leaves

Incredibly high in vitamins A and C, dandelion leaves can help repair damaged tissue and help the liver clear toxins out of the blood. Studies, although limited, have also shown anti-inflammatory properties due to the linoleic and linoleic acid in them. Linoleic is an essential fatty acid required by the body to produce prostaglandin-which basically regulates immune responses and suppresses inflammation. Because of its involvement with immune responses, dandelion shows great potential when it comes to treating rheumatoid arthritis in particular. You can enjoy dandelion leaves in nice salad, or brew tea with them.

You will need…

-3 teaspoons of fresh dandelion leaves, or 1 teaspoon of dried
-1 cup of boiling water
-A handful of fresh leaves (if making a salad)
-A dash of extra virgin olive oil (if making a salad)

Directions

For fresh dandelion tea, step 3 teaspoons of fresh leaves or 1 teaspoon dried in 1 cup of boiling water. Strain and drink twice daily. Dandelion tea is very bitter…you have been warned! You can add honey to sweeten it up if you’d like. To make a salad, simply toss the greens in with another recipe, or eat them plain with a bit of extra virgin olive oil. Older leaves can be gently sautéed to soften them up a bit.

arthritis

6. Blackstrap Molasses Drink

High in valuable minerals such as calcium, potassium, and magnesium, blackstrap molasses has been a cherished home remedy for arthritis for a number of years. Blackstrap molasses is what remains after the 3rd boiling of sugar syrup, and is nothing like the nutrient lacking refined sugars used today. As a dietary supplement (easily consumed as a drink) blackstrap can help relieve symptoms of arthritis and joint pain, thanks to its vital constituents that regulate nerve and muscle function, and strengthen bones.

You will need…

-1 tablespoon of blackstrap molasses
-1 cup of warm water

Directions

Heat 1 cup of fresh water until warm, but not hot. Stir in a tablespoon of blackstrap molasses and drink once daily. Do note that it can sometimes have a laxative effect.

molasses drink

7. White Willow Tea (the original aspirin)

Before there was aspirin, and I mean way before aspirin, there was white willow bark. The Greek physician Hippocrates wrote about it all the way back in 5th century BC. It wasn’t until 18-something or other (1829, I believe) that it was found that white willow was so effective because it contained an active ingredient called salicin. Salicin is converted in the body into salicylic acid-similar to acetyl salicylic acid, the active ingredient in aspirin. But because the naturally occurring salicin is converted after it passed through the stomach, it resulted in less irritation/side effects. While it can be taken in a capsule form, I usually opt for the tea version of just about everything.

You will need…

-2 teaspoons of powdered or chipped white willow bark
-1 cup of water
-Honey or lemon to taste

Directions

Bring 1 cup (8 oz.) of water to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Add 2 teaspoons of powdered or chipped white willow bark and let it infuse for 10-15 minutes. Remove from heat and let it steep for 30 more minutes. Drink twice daily-it’s bitter, so honey and lemon are usually welcome here.

white willow bark tea joint pain remedy

8. Exercise

When it’s painful and difficult just to move, the last thing you feel like doing is getting up and exercising. As unpleasant as it may sound though, exercise is vital for those who suffer from any form of stiffness, joint pain, or arthritis. Exercise will help control weight (an excess of which puts more strain on your joints) strengthens the muscles that support the joint, even when the cartilage is thinning, and lubricates the joints, allowing them to move more freely. When we are inactive the synovial fluid in the joints is the consistency of a thick gel, but once we get moving and warming up, the liquid becomes more viscous and can do a better job of lubricating our joints and keeping them going smoothly. Just imagine if you were to be sedentary every day, pretty soon you’d be so stiff it’d be just about impossible to move. But if you get up and move around every day, you’ll get stronger and will loosen up as well.

Try…
-Going for a brisk walk-start with 15 minutes and work your way up into a solid daily routine.
-Doing joint-targeted exercises-certain stretches and exercises specifically target joints to help rid them of stiffness and pain.
-Getting a dog-doing so backs up the first point, because you’ll have no choice but to walk!

arthritis tips

9. Peppermint Eucalyptus Oil Blend

Peppermint and eucalyptus don’t change the course of the arthritis itself, but they do have analgesic, or pain-relieving, properties. The cooling sensation that they produce can temporarily override your discomfort, and create a soothing sensation that can ease the pain of arthritis.

You will need…

-5-10 drops of Peppermint oil
-5-10 drops of Eucalyptus oil
-1-2 tablespoons of carrier oil (olive, almond, grape seed, etc.)
-A small dark glass bottle

Directions

Blend 5-10 drops of eucalyptus and peppermint oil together, and then mix into 1-2 tablespoons of carrier oil. Carrier oil is needed to dilute the essential oil so that it does not irritate the skin, and can be olive oil, grapeseed oil, or something of the like (not oil.) Store the oil blend in dark glass bottle away from direct sunlight, and rub into your joints when they ache.

essential oils for joint pain

10. Juniper Berry Tea

A 2009 research trial published in the “Journal of Ethnopharmacology” found that juniper berries do indeed help with arthritis pain thanks to a component called terpinen-4-ol. Terpene suppresses a type of white blood cells called monocytes which, as a part of our immune system, respond to signals of inflammation. In rheumatoid arthritis, the immune system attacks normal joint tissue for no reason, leading to inflammation, pain, and loss of function. If taken daily, juniper may be able to reduce the uncomfortable inflammation thanks to its terpene content. Only prickly juniper and common juniper varieties were effective.

Note: Do NOT drink juniper berry tea while pregnant.

You will need…

-1 tablespoon of dried juniper berries
-1 cup of fresh water
-Honey (optional)

Directions

Bring 1 cup of fresh water to a boil, and place 1 tablespoon of dried juniper berries in a mug. Pour the boiling water over the berries and let them steep for 20 minutes before straining. Drink 1 cup twice daily, and add honey to taste if you like.

juniper berry tea

11. Golden Raisins & Gin

First off I am not recommending that you go and drink gin, but I thought this was an interesting old home remedy for arthritis. Gins flavor is derived from juniper berries (see #11 for a more in depth explanation of juniper berries) which contain anti-inflammatory properties. Golden raisins (only golden can be used in this recipe) require sulfides in their processing to give them their characteristic color. Sulfides are found in both glucosamine and chondroitin, which many people have found to be helpful remedies for arthritis. This remedy stretches back at least 20 years, and some people swear by it, while others have had limited success.

You will need…

-Around 1/2 cup of gin
-1 cup of golden raisins
-a shallow dish

Directions

The amounts will vary depending on how big of a batch you are making, but basically you just need raisins and enough gin to just cover them, and the above amounts are just to give a general guideline. I am one of those people who, even if it is a loosely interpreted recipe, like to have some numbers to start with. Anyways, place 1 cup of golden raisins in a shallow dish, and pour in enough gin to just barely cover them. Cover with a towel and store them away in a dark place until the gin has evaporated (around 2 weeks.) Eat 9 of the raisins daily, keeping in mind the results may take several weeks to show.

12. Bosweilla supplements

Also known as Frankincense, Bosweilla is a flowering plant native to Africa and Asia. The gum resin or extract of the plant works as an anti-inflammatory and pain-killer. It works against inflammation by ‘disabling’ white blood cells that would cause swelling, and also helps shrink tissue that has already become inflamed and painful. I am afraid I don’t have a tea recipe for this one, as it is generally taken in a tablet supplement form, much like a vitamin. It is sold at many health stores and online, and is fairly reasonably priced compared to what some other supplements cost.


13. Pectin & Grape Juice

Pectin is a water soluble carbohydrate substance found in the cell walls of plants, where it helps keep cell walls together, and gives fruit firmness as it ripens. It is extracted from fruit to use as a setting in jams and jellies, and has become popular as a home remedy for arthritis when combined with grape juice. It has been tentatively hypothesized that it helps return the synovial tissue to a more elastic and lubricated state, which results in pain-free movement. Despite the fact that more studies are needed on pectin and connective tissue many people have found, for whatever reason, great relief from their arthritis with it. The grape juice is the liquid of choice due to the fact that it can help with inflammation.

You will need…

-1 tablespoon of liquid pectin
-8 oz. of grape juice

Directions

Mix 1 tablespoon of liquid pectin with 8 oz. of grape juice and drink 1-2 times daily. It will take a week or two for the effects to show.

grape juice and certo for arthritis

14. Cayenne ‘Capsaicin’ Ointment

A common OTC pain reliever for joint pain contains capsaicin, a component in hot peppers that inhibits something called Substance P. Substance P is involved in transmitting pain signals to our brain, and when the capsaicin interferes with it, it minimizes the alert to the discomfort, and therefore the discomfort itself. It has been one of the more effective topical treatments for arthritis, and you can make your own at home with humble cayenne. Keep in mind, however, that it is only a temporary fix and should be used sparingly if possible.

arthritis cream

Learn how to make it here

14 Home Remedies for Arthritis & Joint Pain- a great list of natural ways to relieve arthritis pain.

Our body is an incredible structure that takes a great amount of strain and stress every single day-it’s really no wonder our joints, the things that allows us movement, begin to feel the burden. In the case of rheumatoid arthritis, the complexity of the body provides a mystery that we may or may not ever solve. Whichever form of arthritis or joint pain you happen to suffer from, a deeper understanding of what is causing it can help you determine the best way to treat it. Nature also does a surprisingly good job at healing-we wouldn’t have made it very far otherwise-and you may find great success in naturally treating your condition and regaining the freedom of movement.

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By Claire Goodall

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65 Comments

  1. Pat Brooke's says:

    Not tried them yet but will definitely try the arthritis remedies and will let you know.

  2. tammy says:

    What would you suggest for dogs with Arthritis.

    • kelly says:

      eliminate all grains inc wheat, potatoes and no pork. add fish oil and or coconut oil and pumpkin to their diet. I hope this helps!

    • Jeanie says:

      I would definitely consider giving your dog/s Ark Naturals made Nu-Pet Canine Chewable Wafers with powerful Vitamin and Antioxidant Formula. Our Pit Bull is very fussy, so we wrap one in either meat or p-nut butter (she loves both) before giving her one, once each day!

    • Sid Heart says:

      Take cellery seed and Cellery stick and mix chicken for taste and give it to your dog it will be a gini to your dog

  3. Jeanne Davies says:

    Is blackstrap molasses the same as full favor molasses ? I’m using for the arthritis remedy .

    • Claire (Everyday Roots) says:

      Hi Jeanne,

      Full-flavor is different than Blackstrap molasses. Blackstrap is unique because it is the product that remains after the maximum extraction of sugar from raw sugar cane. It is the lowest in sugar, and contains more vitamins and minerals then any of the other kinds. For this remedy its important that Blackstrap is used. Hope this helped!

  4. Kathy says:

    I am one of those “swear by it”, with the gin & raisin therapy.
    I have systemic scerloderma so know all about inflammation and I have been able to stay off the prednisone, lyrica, extra strength Tylenol and Oxycodone for 18 weeks now! I kid you not! it works.

    • esha says:

      Hi there please. Tell me the remedy I m suffering from Rheumatoid arthritis and I m 28 years old girl … gin n raisins tharepy…what is that tharepy?

    • Laura says:

      Kathy, do the gin raisins make you feel drunk?

      Esha, the therapy is listed above #11 :-)

      • joy says:

        Used and gin and raisins off and on for years, never found any help with this.

        I’m now going to concentrate more on the Olive Oil rubs and extra internally daily….

    • Merlyn says:

      Someone told me to use gin with golden raisins, and also unsweetened cherry juice along with Glucosamine Chondroitin . I don’t know the exact mixture of these or how much and how often to take it. Any ideas? Thanks

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  6. Carrie says:

    One or two buffered aspirin a day worked well for our 16 year old german shepherd dog. And it helped with the ministrokes she was having also very well.

  7. angela says:

    thank you so much for you information,it’s help a lot

  8. Danuta says:

    Thank you so much for info, i am suffering with arthritis in my hand mainly. ;() will try a few things,

  9. Michelle says:

    Tart Cherry Concentrate is amazing for joint pain!

    • Robynn Kerr says:

      Where do you get this product? Have you ever heard of Montmorency Cherry Juice? Do you know where to get it.

    • Dava says:

      Hooray – someone else cited Tart Cherry concentrate. GNC carries it in liquid and capsule form – I have really bad osteoarthritis in both knees – but since I started using Tart Cherry – I am of Rx pain meds and need an advil – one! maybe once every month to six weeks. I love how it works for me. And I also love cherry ANYthing, especially fresh.

  10. Dawn McPherson says:

    Golden Raisins and Gin: Why Gin? Does it have to be Gin or can it be Vodka or even Ever Clear? I use 190 proof for my Oxymels etc.

  11. JunYuri Fukushima-Crowell says:

    thank you for the information about treating arthritis. I needed it. It’s so painful, and I was looking for the natural remedies.

  12. Mia Gordon Natural Skin Care Recipes says:

    I use peppermint and eucalyptus a lot in my natural skincare recipes. Peppermint is great for headaches, and scalp stimulation for hair growth too as well as arthritis. I’m going to bookmark these as my Dad’s family gets arthritis and he does when he drinks certain types of alcoholic drinks, a type of gout. These will be much appreciated thanks

  13. Lorrie says:

    Love the information on arthritis remedies. I really need them. I have arthritis all over my body and right now my medication is not working like it did. I take Lyrica, Oxycodone, Vicodin. and Replenex (this is a Melaleuca product that is great). I also use topical cream for temporary relief from pain. Had shingles this year and think I have residual pain from that as well. Any help with that pain?

    • Marianne says:

      I take Fermented Cod Liver Oil Supplements from Green Pasture, and it takes care of pain everywhere. Right now I am taking the one with fermented cod liver oil, fermented skate oil, coconut oil and high vitamin butter oil. I have also had good results with the fermented cod liver oil. I wash it down with chocolate milk.

  14. Jill says:

    Another home remedy to help with inflammation is fresh pineapple. Not sure of how much but it has to be fresh not the canned. Also when buying grape juice for the pectin make sure the ingredients state grape juice so many are 100% juice with grape flavor.

  15. Lauren says:

    Will any of these recipes help with Carpal Tunnel?

  16. patty says:

    when we were young mother always made a drink of molasses and warm milk…would this work as well as when made with water ?

  17. mary says:

    In 2012 I received a flu shot and one week later my shoulder started hurting. I got frozen shoulder and on top of that I started having joint pain. I read somewhere about MSM which is organic sulphur. I bought some at our local drug emporium store and within 2 days my shoulder started feeling better and no more joint pain! I was totally amazed and relieved! The main thing to do is drink lots of water with it! But it really helped a lot!

    • joy says:

      I’ve been taking MSM powder in “clean” water 3 times per day, 1 t or a little more in each glass, been doing this for years…..does it cure all, no but it calms my pain issues.

      Have NOT taken a flu shot in over 25 yrs and I’m 76…

      Grape Seed Extract KEEPS me very health overall except for the OA issues and messy hip replacement results.

  18. Kelly says:

    Good information. Just wanted to mention there is no need to use extra virgin olive oil as a topical treatment. Save your coins and get regular olive oil. The extra virgin is for culinary use.

  19. Holly says:

    I tried the juniper berry tea but it didn’t look dark like yours, should I try grounding the berries or something or is the light tea fine? I just want to make sure im getting it right. Also do you have any suggestions for Fibromyalgia?

  20. ski says:

    My grandmother used to drink thistle that had been soaking in alcohol. Have you heard of this?

  21. lorara says:

    The spinal chord is divided in to four parts, pain occurs in the trunk region, which bears maximum weight. Whenever there is pressure or stiffness in the spinal chord, there is possibility of disk prolapse. This will affect the nerves, which control our movements and connect brain. The stiffness in the nerves is responsible for back pain.

  22. Dolphingal says:

    And 89 yr. old woman told me to drink 3 T of cherry juice diluted in water every day, she said it helps her arthritis!

  23. cakiecakes says:

    Any suggestions for someone with bad gout besides the standard cherries no red meat or caffine . Nothing seems to help

  24. anna says:

    The best home method to ease the pain for me is massage. Especially when the massage is made with some natural ointments with warming abilities, such as for example the one made of amber, which I personally use. Available only on the Internet

    ann

  25. dinesh says:

    on sitting my legs are swelling both i sit continue 10 to 12 hours i also checkup the kidney urine and sonography also but didint find something so what be the best to it kindly reply

    • Janine says:

      I have been drinking liquid chlorophyll and it has helped with the inflammation of the swelling of my ankles due to sitting all day at work.

  26. Savannah says:

    My mother in law took lemon juice and gin every morning nd it cured her arthritis! Have you heard of this? I wan to know how much of each to use.
    Anyway if it doesn’t cure the pain at least it’s a good distracter!

  27. Shirley says:

    Looks like the original post is several months old, but it must still be making the rounds on Facebook because I just saw it for the first time. Interesting information, but you may want to edit the section on olive oil. You mention that the helpful component is destroyed by heat, but then you suggest substituting it for butter in cooking — which would destory the goodness, right? Also, olive oil is actually carcinogenic when heated above 180*F. And (if that weren’t bad enough), most extra virgin olive oil sold in America (something like 73% of those tested) is diluted with vegetable oil — a transfat. Don’t shoot me; I’m just the messenger.

    • RachelRu says:

      How do you know which extra virgin olive oil is pure? I bought some Bragg brand at the health food store. Do you think it is pure? Is there a brand at the grocery store that you know is pure? How do you find out?

  28. Diann says:

    Hello I’m glad to here that molasses is good for joint pain every so often I drink milk and molasses a grest source of calium and iron just love it

  29. Al Alongi says:

    I’m going to try the raisins and gin. I’ll let you know.

  30. sruthi says:

    hi my mon is suffering from osteoarthiritis, since 1 month she is getting pain in knee.what is the best way to get out from that

  31. Motlalepule says:

    Please help me I am suffering form this pains

  32. Nancy says:

    I’ve often heard that you must add black pepper to turmeric in order for the body to absorb the effects. Your turmeric & ginger tea is missing this ingredient.

    • Kt says:

      Yes, excellent addition to this articles information! I was going to add this fact and realized, I need to search if someone else caught this before me! I add organic turmeric, fresh ground organic black pepper, organic honey, organic seaweed and fresh organic parsley and cilantro to a daily fresh made kefir smoothies I make from local raw milk! Delish and really helps keep my inflammation down due to healing from Lyme dis-ease!

  33. Jerry Alexander says:

    Sorry! I don`t know how I got the entire article.I just want to know if Coconut Oil would work with the Peppermint oil and Eucalyptus oil.

  34. Dale Quick says:

    I have used golden raisins and gin for 18 months. It does work. I took them for 6 to 8 weeks before I started feeling results. I take them everyday, in the morning, first thing I eat. What a blessing. I thank god and the man who told me about them. My grandfather was bed ridden with arthritis. I am 65, but joints feel fine no pain no stiffness. Strength and energy have returned since pain is gone.

    • janova says:

      Hi Dale golden raisins with ginger u eat as raw? after eating this how long u will wait f or the break fast? is it good for rheumatoid arthritis..? I am suffering from RA since 6 years.. Please reply me..

  35. lulu says:

    Try drinking water

  36. Kamran Farooq says:

    My Question is, can I go riding bicycle as an exercise while having a knee pain ???

  37. Carol Bercos says:

    My daughter recently introduced me to essential oils. I was VERY skeptical but tried a few. I have struggled with knee pain but suddenly the arthritis was terrible in my hips – especially while sleeping. I have always been a great sleeper so I was very dismayed when one night after another was disrupted. I did some reading and saw that I had a sample of dotera Wintergreen oil. I got a glob of coconut oil (that melts in your hand) and added 2-3 drops of the Wintergreen oil. The pain decreased by at least 70% – I started sleeping again. Then I thought that my hips must just be better. Last night I forgot it and was up ALL night with pain. Put it on this morning and already much improved!

  38. Jenyie says:

    My 5 year old has arthritis.. Has anyone tried any of these on children? She has so much pain that we have to put her on another drug.. I’m looking for a safer more natural approach for her.. Any help would be awesome..

  39. Dee says:

    I don’t know about all of you but peppermint oil nakes me hurt worse. Is there an essential oil that doesn’t have the cooling affect that will help me without making everyone at my office gag from the smell. I’ve tried tea tre oil but i smells horrible. However it seems to help alot.

  40. Brittany says:

    I have a questions about the blackstrap molasses, does it HAVE to be taken with a cup of water? Or can I take it in a tablespoon by itself? The reason I ask is because it tastes way better without the water. I can’t seem to take it with water. Is there a reason for the water? Thank you!!! I have searched for an answer for this and can’t seem to find one.

    Brittany. Age 27. Suffering from knee swelling and arthritis in the hands.

  41. raghav says:

    hello, i broke my hand during an accident two years ago.it wasn’t much serious though,just a hair line crack. Doc suggested me pop band and i wore it for two months,everything is fine and strong.but now, after started working out, the pain seems to return at the same wrist joint. i’m 24 years now.could you suggest some medication please.i’m working in saudi arabia and its been hell of a time.

  42. Susan says:

    I am 62, I have R/arthritis, O/arthritis and psoratic A, so all my joints are inflammed throughout the day and more so the night. I have read your website relating to natural remedies for arthritis sufferers, but you never mention psoratic A, is there anything that I can take for my pain, I also have fibromyalgia.
    I have been on different meds including methertrexate, celebrex, pregabalin. Any advice would be appreciated. thank you for taking the time to read

  43. dashka says:

    Drink a cap of water with Bragg`s brand raw unfiltered ACV. It`s very helpful to ease a pain and inflamation in knees

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