Thursday, July 3, 2014

Herbal Treatment for Arthritis | Rheumatism

Herbal Treatment for Arthritis | Rheumatism

Rheumatism is a form of arthritis affecting the large joints of the extremities.

Water Treatments

1.Heating compress on the affected joints, every night.

2.Fomentation on the joints, once a day.

3.Hot compress on the joints, once or twice a day for severe cases.

4.Rest the extremity if there is severe pain and swelling.

5.After swelling is gone, patient may do mild non-weight-bearing exercises.

Natural Remedies for Arthritis | Herbal Treatments

1.Kilaw poultice ( english: Tumeric, Round tumeric)
  • Chop or crush a rhizome and mix with oil.
  • Apply on the joint as poultice overnight.

2.Mangga bark hot compress ( english: Mango)
  • Boil a piece of chopped bark.
  • Use the decoction for hot compress.

3.Malabulak leaves and young stalks compress
  • Chop leaves and young stalks and put in a cloth bag.
  • Add 1/2 tsp. salt.
  • Warm the bag and apply as compress.

4.Lumbang bato leaves compress
  • Heat the leaves.
  • Apply on the joints directly while still hot for 15 minutes, 2 times a day.

5.Herba Buena leaves ( english: Marsh mint, Pepper mint)
  • Boil 4 tablespoons of dried leaves in 2 cups of water for 15 minutes.
 Adults: 1/2 glass, every 4 hours