There are many reasons for joint pain-- overexertion, under-exertion, arthritis, bursitis… you name it. In the name of natural science, Aloe Vera does a great job of soothing aching joint pains. Remember, if you can't move the joint or you have recently suffered an injury, visit your doctor to make sure you haven't broken any bones. Read on to see what aloe vera can do for your joint pain:
Aloe Vera is the King of all Natural Herbs Used in Alternative Medicine. Often used for cuts, it also works if you massage the plant into your joints. According to "We Love Aloe!," website, aloe vera is naturally anti-inflammatory as well as anti-bacterial and anti-viral. This reduces the swelling that occurs with arthritis and allows one to move their joints more freely. Aloe vera also contains the same compound found in the body's cartilage called glucosamine. Include an added amount of this mineral to your body for quicker joint healing.
Aloe Vera can be taken in three ways: Topical application, by capsule or in juice form. Most people will opt to rub the gel of the plant onto their skin and massage it for a length of time for quick relief, but you can also take aloe vera capsules three times every day to reduce the overall effect of arthritis. Juice also helps, some prefer it over taking pills. Your bloodstream absorbs the aloe vera faster and protects your intestines from any other medicines you have to frequently take to deal with your joint pain.
The thick plant that looks like it could be the cactus' more pleasant sister could do the trick for joint pain caused by an injury or from the regular pains of chronic conditions. The great thing is, aloe vera is easy to find; look for freshly cut aloe vera in your local grocery store, and you might just find it-- if not, it'll be close by.
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