Common Remedies to Treat Arthritis

Common Remedies to Treat ArthritisArthritis is a disease that is known to affect one in six people in the UK with 10 million of people affected by the disease there. It costs the NHS £5 billion a year.

Some remedies were provided by Arthritis Research UK to mark National Arthritis Week.

The flax or linseed plant can better the plight of many as its seeds have oil which is used to treat several diseases. Oil present in the seeds of Flax consists of alpha-linolenic acid, ALA, an omega-3 essential fatty acid, and chemicals called lignans. These constituents have antioxidant properties. The oil is available over the counter in liquid or capsule form.

Flaxseeds are used for treating several diseases, but there is no scientific proof for its efficacy to treat arthritis, according to Arthritis Research UK.

Glucosamine is an amino sugar made from shellfish. It is highly effective in making essential building blocks of the joints, including the ligaments, tendons and cartilage. It has been proved by various animal studies that it can delay the breakdown of cartilage tissue and can also rebuild it.

Fish oils are also used to maintain a healthy musculoskeletal system. Fish oil is rich in omega-3 essential fatty acids and also contains high levels of vitamins A.