Arthritis is a disorder of the joints (of the body) undergoing swelling and considerable amount of pain. If you are scared of popping a pill or getting an injection, here is an alternative to that. The following article talks about some herbs that you can consume for treating this problem.

Arthritis refers to an inflammation of the joints that causes stiffness and pain, especially when you move. This health problem can affect people at any age and is usually associated with other disorders, like those associated with the bones, muscles, and tissues that support them.

What are the best medicinal herbs for reducing joint pain?

Arthritis pain causes

Arthritis pain causes

The following herbs have anti-inflammatory properties that can help treat rheumatoid arthritis, and relieve pain caused by other kinds of arthritis.


The leaves from the eucalyptus plant can be applied topically to treat arthritis pain, thanks to their content of tannins, which reduce inflammation and pain. We recommend applying a hot compress made from the leaves and oil to concentrate their effects on the joint.


Both for internal consumption and external use, ginger has long been known as one of the best home remedies for reducing inflammation and pain caused by arthritis. Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties that you can benefit from by drinking tea or applying warm compresses directly to the region.

Arnica Root

Arnica has powerful anti-inflammatory effects that are highly effective for treating rheumatoid arthritis. It’s recommended to apply a compress made from arnica root directly to the affected area in order to relieve pain and reduce inflammation.

Willow Bark

Throughout history, the pain relieving properties of willow bark have been acknowledged and utilized. It has been used for headaches, muscle pain, and of course arthritis. Although there’s insufficient research to support the claims, willow bark has been reported to reduce arthritis pain in the knees, back, hips, and neck. It is best taken orally, popularly consumed in tea form.

Thunder God Vine

The ancient Chinese are known to have made the discovery of the medical benefits of thunder god vine. The extracts obtained from skinning the roots of the herbs are used to suppress overactive immune system. The overactive immune system increases joint pain rather than reducing it. These extracts position the thunder god vine herb as the best candidate for curing and treating autoimmune ailments such as Rheumatoid Arthritis. The extracts are directly applied to suppress the joint pain and swelling. For efficient and effective results ensure to use the herb in combination with other conventional RA medications.


Turmeric has been used since time unknown for relieving every kind of ache and pain and for healing wounds. It has powerful anti-inflammatory properties which decrease the stiffness in the joint and restore its movement. People suffering from arthritis should take turmeric powder every day, round the year to manage the pain in the joints. Stir one teaspoon of turmeric powder into a glass of hot milk. Add one teaspoon of sugar and drink this tonic two times a day.

Ginger to Help Arthritis Pain

Ginger to Help Arthritis Pain

Epsom Salt

Epsom salt is a very Easy remedy for relieving arthritis and joint pain. This salt has large amounts of magnesium sulfate which soothe the irritated joint and bring immense relief in the pain. You can soak in a tub full of hot water to which three cups of Epsom salts have been added. Use this soak for half an hour on a daily basis.

Mustard Oil

Mustard oil is a very common remedy for treating joint and arthritis pain. This oil not only provides strength and lubrication to the joint but its anti-inflammatory properties also reduce the pain and swelling and increase the range of movement. Massage the painful joint with warm mustard oil for ten to fifteen minutes three times daily.