rheumatismA rheumatic person feels acute pain or stiffness in bones and muscles accompanied with the swelling all over. It can affect both men as well as women, generally after the age of 45 years. Hereditary, tooth infection or hormonal disorders are some of the causes of rheumatism.

Following are some home remedies for rheumatism

Use of Potato Juice – It is an effective and simple home remedy for rheumatism. Take raw potatoes and extract their juice. Have 1-2 teaspoons of raw potato juice before breakfast, lunch and dinner. It eliminates the toxic condition and helps in relieving rheumatism. Potato skin is very good source of vital mineral salts. Boil the peelings of potato in some water and drink this water 3-4 times daily to cure rheumatism.

Use of Celery – It can be taken in raw vegetable form as well as in fluid (of seeds) form. But fluid is more beneficial than raw vegetable. Take 5-10 drops of this fluid with a cup of hot water daily before every meal. One of the effective home remedies for rheumatism.

Use of Bitter Gourd – Take a bitter gourd and extract its juice. Add a teaspoon of honey to one cup of bitter gourd juice. Take this daily for better results. It is very beneficial in rheumatism treatment. Regular use of bitter gourd juice for 3 months is a sure shot treatment for rheumatism.

Use of Lemon Juice – Lemon juice is very effective home remedy for rheumatism. Take juice of 1-2 lemons daily for better results.

Use of Rhubarb – It is very well known herbal remedy for rheumatism. Take green stalks of rhubarb and add equal quantity of sugar to it. Grate well and take 1 tablespoon 3-4 times daily to fight rheumatism.

Use of Walnuts – Chew approximately 6 walnuts daily for treating rheumatism. It is very simple home remedy and is effective also.

Use of Orange Juice and Cod liver oil – If you are facing severe rheumatism, follow a strict diet of orange juice and water only for 2-3 days. It will help recovering to normal state. You can also add a tablespoon of cod liver oil to a glass of orange juice. Take this daily at night (after dinner).

Use of Apple Cider Vinegar – Take a glass of warm water and add 2 teaspoons of honey and apple cider vinegar to it. Take this 1-2 times daily to treat rheumatism. It is a very simple home remedy for curing rheumatism.

Use of Wintergreen oil, rubbing alcohol and chloroform – Mix these three ingredients in the proportion of 1:12:3. Rub this mixture on the rheumatism affected area.

Use of Carrot Juice and Lemon Juice – Add one tablespoon of carrot juice to one tablespoon of lemon juice. Drink this 1-2 times daily to treat rheumatism.


Use of Cranberry juice – Take half cup of cranberry juice and add 4 tablespoons of blackstrap molasses to it. Take this daily to treat rheumatism.

Use of Rosemary oil – Take a tub of warm water and add 2 tablespoons of rosemary oil to it. Soak the affected area in this water. It provides instant relief from pain and swelling. It is a simple and effective home remedy for rheumatism.

Use of Heat and Hot packs – Apply heat and hot packs to the affected areas to get relief from pain. You can even have a stream bath or sponge bath.

Use of garlic oil / comfrey – Rub the affected areas with garlic oil or comfrey to reduce pain and irritation. One of the useful home remedies for rheumatism.

Well Balanced Diet – Include sufficient quantity of ripe fruit and vegetables to your diet. If possible, take fruit only diet for 2-3 days. Then gradually move towards vegetables and grains. Buttermilk is also very good for curing rheumatism.

Certain foods to avoid – Avoid meat, processed food, tea, coffee, alcohol and indigestible food.


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