Natural Remedies for Arthritis in Hands

Natural Remedies for Arthritis in Hands

Arthritis can be a life-changing disease because it impacts your daily activities and restricts your lifestyle. The joints become painful and inflamed. It is commonly found in the knees and hands. The pain can be moderate to severe making it difficult for the person to indulge in daily activities. A simple handshake, picking or holding an object can also seem like a task for people suffering from painful joints in the fingers and hands. 

Let us find simple home remedies for Arthritis in our hands in this article:


Often considered as the miracle spice in India, Turmeric has pain-killing and anti-bacterial properties. It can aid in managing inflammation and swelling of the joints. The simple addition of turmeric to your meals is a great way to use spice. Also, having a glass of hot milk with ¼ teaspoon of turmeric powder can be an effective remedy to manage painful arthritis in the hands. Have the milk at bedtime for the best results.

Green Gram

Yes, you heard it right. The green gram lentil in your kitchen is a powerful ingredient to combat painful arthritis in the hands. The simplest and healthiest way to consume green gram lentils is to soak a little (1 small bowl) in water overnight. Drain the water the following morning and stir it in little oil with crushed garlic, salt, and spices of your choice. It tastes good and is nutritious too. You can also make sprouts and then consume them.

Epsom Salt

You can soak ½ cup Epsom salt in a half-filled bucket of warm water. Soak your sore joints in the salted warm water mixture for a couple of minutes. Ensure that the affected area is completely submerged in the warm water. Repeat the process every day to experience pain management. Magnesium Sulphate present in the salt can help to reduce the pain.

Peppermint-Eucalyptus Combo

Essential oils like peppermint and eucalyptus have effective pain-relieving properties. The cooling effect provided by the oils can help to reduce the pain. Along with the 5-10 drops of essential oils blend, take a few drops of carrier oil (olive or almond) and store them in a glass bottle and keep it away from direct sunlight. Rub the mixture on your joints whenever you feel the pain or rub it on the affected areas every day for a couple of days.

Black Cumin Seeds

These are filled with antioxidants and flavonoids and thus help to combat pain caused due to Arthritis. It also has the presence of salicylic acid which also helps to relieve pain. Take 2 spoonfuls (teaspoon) of black cumin seeds in a glass of water. Bring it to a boil till only ¼ of the contents is left. Drink the mixture every morning and before sleeping at night.

Fennel Seeds

The presence of phytonutrients in fennel seeds and anethole, the primary component in the seeds, have given them the property to act as a pain-killer. The most effective way to use fennel seeds is to make tea using these. Crush a cup of fennel seeds and store them in a cool place in a bottle. Heat water and pour it in a cup with 1 teaspoon of crushed fennel seeds. Allow the mixture to brew for 10 minutes so that the warm water can absorb all the qualities of fennel seeds. Now, drink the tea with/without draining the seeds.

Fenugreek Seeds

Fenugreek Seeds are considered the most powerful of spices in India because they are loaded with several beneficial components like Vitamin B1, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, iron, trigonelline, flavonoids, saponins, phosphates, and other alkaloids. The seeds have anti-inflammatory properties that make them ideal for relieving pain in hands/joints. Soak a teaspoon of fenugreek in a cup of water overnight. You can drink the water and chew the seeds the following morning.

Ball squeezing

Take any squishy ball and press it with your fingers. Release and then press again. This is one of the most effective exercises to improve grip strength as it helps to manage pain. MySquegg Ball allows the users to carry it anywhere and use it at their convenience. What more? You can even configure the smart ball with your mobile phone to keep a track of your exercise schedule.

Final Thoughts

It is all about management! Sometimes, we have everything at our disposal but we do not know the right usage of the same. This article educates you about the benefits of the simple ingredients that are easily available on your premises.

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