Over time, our body can suffer irreparable damage, our joints become less flexible, and we often experience pain, especially in the knees. Experts say that joint pain is the result of various factors, such as aging, injuries or poor body posture. All this could lead to more serious complications. This miracle recipe will soothe the pain of your joints and heal your knees.
A natural recipe for healthy knees and joints
2 tablespoons cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon finely ground ginger root
1/2 cup warm olive oil
In a blender or food processor, mix ingredients until mashed.
Then pour the mixture into a clean glass jar with a lid.
Cover the jar and store it in a dark place shaking it daily for 2 to 3 weeks. Filter carefully through a cheesecloth, or a square of fine linen, picking up the edges and extracting the oil.
Pour the oil into an amber bottle and store it in a dark place to avoid exposure to the sun and daylight.
How does this mixture work to reduce joint inflammation?
The benefits of olive oil:
As we all know, arthritis is an inflammation of the joints. This painful inflammation limits the movements of the affected area. It can also be the cause of the production of inflammatory cytokines and chemokines (inflammatory mediators).
In addition, olecanthal is a newly discovered phenolic compound – it is found in extra virgin olive oil, and acts as a natural anti-inflammatory substance. Scientists have revealed that olecanthal has different modes of action to reduce inflammation. It has also been found to follow the same mechanism as ibuprofen which is generally recommended in the treatment of arthritis.
The benefits of Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper contains capsaicin. This chemical compound has analgesic properties that have been studied in many medical researches. However, joint pain presents a rather delicate case, because the joints are the most active and the most tense parts of the body. By assessing the context and extent of joint pain, and obtaining professional advice as needed, you can determine the appropriateness of using cayenne pepper and related products to relieve pain.
The benefits of ginger
Do you keep ginger in your spice cabinet? Maybe it should be in your medicine cabinet too. In addition to being a tasty spice often used to improve your dishes, ginger can soothe stomach upset and reduce nausea.
A study has shown that it can also help relieve pain and inflammation. Research shows that “ginger affects certain inflammatory processes at the cellular level,” says lead author of the study, Roy Altman, MD, at the University of California at Los Angeles.
What makes ginger so useful? “Ginger has anti-inflammatory, anti-ulcer and antioxidant properties, as well as a small amount of analgesic properties,” says Roberta Lee, MD, vice president of the Department of Integrative Medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York.
Whether knee pain is due to arthritis, muscle tension or injury, ginger is an effective remedy for pain relief. Its effectiveness comes from the presence of anti-inflammatory compounds.
The University of Maryland Medical Center warns that capsaicin can cause hemorrhagic complications in people taking blood thinners.
UMMC recommends that pregnant women not take cayenne pepper because of its stimulating properties and breastfeeding mothers should be cautious, as cayenne pepper can pass into breast milk.
People who are weak or have a blood or diabetes illness and pregnant and lactating women should avoid consuming ginger.