Folk treatment of rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disease of connective tissue, manifested in most cases in joint damage. The causes and development of the disease has not yet been fully understood, but it has been established that people of virtually all age groups, including even young children, are affected by this disease. But most often it is still observed in patients of middle and older age.

It is proved that the cause of chronic inflammation of the joint tissues is a malfunction in the immune system, which is designed to protect a person from external attacking factors. In this case, the presence of a hotbed of infection and the constant flow of a large number of toxins into the blood of a large number of toxins play a major role in the development of rheumatoid arthritis, which lead to a violation of the immunological reaction of the organism.

The first symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis are is pain in the joints of the hands and fingers. Quite often, the preceding angina, infectious and respiratory-viral diseases precede these initial manifestations of the disease. Patients begin to complain of sweating, aching muscles. After this, there is pain in the joints, first in small, then larger and gradually the disease spreads throughout the body. For 4-5 years a person becomes an invalid, if not to start actively fighting the disease that has arisen.

Often rheumatoid arthritis is accompanied by the appearance of rheumatoid nodules, which are easily probed under the skin and are small clumps of connective tissue. Another characteristic sign of the disease is the syndrome of morning stiffness, manifested in the inability to compress and unclasp the hands in the morning.

The true causes of the development of rheumatoid arthritis are unknown to science, but it is believed that the surrounding factors are influenced by surrounding factors, such as climate, infection, trauma, and internal - endocrine disorders, age, sex, heredity.

Unfortunately, at the moment there are no drugs that can cure rheumatoid arthritis forever. Traditional treatment reduces to therapy, which is maintained throughout life, which helps to somewhat ease the pain and align the patient's condition.

Folk treatment of rheumatoid arthritis is common, since it actually helps reduce pain, and leads to a marked improvement in the condition of the patients. In order to cure rheumatoid arthritis, folk remedies are used in combination with medication.

For the treatment of Rheumatoid arthritis uses folk treatment, on the basis of which various infusions and decoctions are prepared, which are taken as medicinal tea or infusion inside, or as compresses and lotions externally, as well as other means for preparing ointments, rubbing and rubbing the affected areas.

Folk remedies for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis based on herbs:

Thistle as a folk remedy for rheumatoid arthritis

1. For compresses, lotions brew 20g grass for 1 glass of hot water, you can use fresh juice.

2. For ingestion, infusion is prepared: 2 tablespoons are taken. the herbs are cooked in 500 ml of water for 10 minutes. Cool and drink in a day in equal portions.

3. Fresh juice is drunk three times a day for 1 ts. Spoon.


1. 2 table. tablespoons chopped buds and leaves pour 1.5 tbsp. boiling water and insist for 15-20 minutes. Drink strained infusion 3-4 times per day.

2. For external use for sedentary baths: 2 tbsp. Spoon the crushed buds and leaves with 4 cups of water and boil for 5 minutes. Insist for at least 4 hours, then pour into a bath. Repeat daily for 11-13 days.

3. Ointment: powder from dry buds mixed with butter in a ratio of 1: 4 smear sore spots.


1. Tincture for ingestion: in a ratio of 2: 1 to take the flowers of chestnut and vodka, to insist about 15 days, after which it is good to strain and wring out. Take 2 to 3 times a day between meals for 3-5 drops.

2. Tincture for grinding: 40 g of peel with spikes per 1 liter of vodka. Should be insisted for 20-30 days.

Bay leaf is a powerful folk remedy against rheumatoid arthritis

? packs of bay leaf pour 1.5 cups of water, bring to a boil and cook for 5 minutes. Cool and drink a little. Continue treatment for 3 days, then take a break 10 days and repeat again for 3 days.


Compresses with cherry flour are good for arthritis pain. To make it, you need to dry the cherry bones, break them and grind them into the flour of the seed.

Decoctions of herbs such as sorrel (roots), celery, verbena, horsetail of the field, green crusts of walnut are widely used as a folk remedy for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Well helps the external application of pine gum and the application of cabbage leaf to the affected areas.

Other folk methods for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis:

Healing mud. Dirt of a certain temperature is imposed on the affected areas for 30-40 minutes. In this case it is necessary to take into account that the therapeutic mud have different properties, so the mud should be suitable for the treatment of arthritic pains.

Mineral waters . Good help for the treatment of arthritis is iodine-bromine water, which patients use to make compresses all night for 8-10 days.

Paraffin treatment. It is proved that the human skin is able to withstand without water a temperature of 45 ° C, paraffin 60 ° C, and sometimes even 70 ° C. Therefore, paraffin is very widely used for tissue warming. To perform this procedure, the paraffin is first melted in a well-heated water bath, then cooled to the desired temperature.

The duration of the procedure should not exceed 30-60 minutes. in one day. The necessary course of treatment is 10-30 procedures, no more than 2 joints in one procedure.

For home use, the best way is to prepare a hot paraffin cake: pour the melted paraffin into a deep bowl with a layer of 1-2 cm and let it freeze a little. Then take out the still hot cake and put it on the joint, then wrap it with polyethylene and warm fabrics.