Arthritis suffering is often just considered a symptom of old age. Also, it is generally considered a progressive, incurable disease. I do not hold such a view. Sweden has been curing people from this affliction for decades now. Of course diet is a culprit and major contributory factor as well as a genetic predisposition. A whole host of prescription drugs exist that may offer some benefit with alleviating symptoms, but doing little to help with nutritional support.
I wanted to take the opportunity to point out just a couple of the herbs I feel most beneficial for suffering with Arthritis. The first herb I would recommend would be Alfalfa.
Alfalfa is a common plant grown widely throughout the world. Horses thrive on it. Alfalfa used to be added to bread, a practice that died sometime ago. How unfortunate since it has so much virtue. Alfalfa is good for Anemia, digestive issues, arthritis, kidney, cholesterol, nausea, fatigue, ulcers, as well as being a blood purifier. Alfalfa is also good for breastfeeding mothers, high blood pressure and Gout. I have always held great esteem for this safe and effective herb, and often use it in my herbal preparations. Alfalfa feeds the Pituitary gland which regulates many of the body’s functions through hormone secretion. Alfalfa scores high on my list for Arthritis because the plant puts its’ roots deep into the earth to pull trace minerals into the plant. Some say the roots go as deep as 20 feet or more.
The second herb I put high on my list for Arthritis suffering is Devils Claw. This herb has tremendous virtue. I have always found that it promotes a feeling of well being. Not a very scientific observation, but I can name several herbs that have such a broad spectrum of health benefits; they seem to have a mood uplifting effect. Devils Claw has somehow dwindled in popularity. I hope the wisdom and virtue of using this herb is never lost. It is safe and very effective and cleansing for several organs including kidneys, liver, and circulatory system. Good for arterial plaque buildup, high cholesterol, bladder function, diabetes, and seems to help stomach complaints. Anyone of adult age using this herb should notice benefit especially if suffering with any arthritic or Gout symptoms.
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Published 01.06.09 Compendium Authored by Thomas