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Overview

Benefits of Burdock And Its Side Effects

Burdock has been since time immemorial used in holistic medicine and Chinese medicine as an herb that helps treat problems like indigestion, diabetes, hormonal imbalance, etc. The whole plant of the burdock is highly endowed with properties – its seeds and leaves can be dried and used to extract burr oil, its leaves and stems are also significantly useful in fields of herbal and alternative medicine. Burdock tea is widely known throughout the world while the Japanese even use the plant in their food.

Benefits of Burdock And Its Side Effects

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Burdock
Nutritional Value of Burdock
Health Benefits of Burdock
Healthy skin
To lose weight
Boosts the immune system
Fights arthritis
Prevents cancer
Improves the digestive system
Balances blood sugar levels
For a healthy liver
Cures tonsillitis
Vaccination for rheumatism
Treats fever and cold
For healthy kidneys
Uses of Burdock
Side-Effects & Allergies of Burdock
Cultivation of Burdock

Burdock

Burdock roots are long and greyish white in colour. Not visibly appealing, the roots greatly benefit the human body. It acts as a major detoxification agent for the blood and skin. The phytochemicals present in the roots are also considered to essentially benefit the hair. The large leaves of burdock are dark green in colour with a wooly texture with its shape resembling a heart. Belonging to the same family as the artichoke, burdock roots are sweetish pungent in taste while the leaves leave behind a taste same as artichoke.

Nutritional Value of Burdock

Commonly known as arctium, burdock is essentially known as a detoxifying agent that purifies the blood by eliminating toxins. It is diaphoretic and diuretic in nature and the oil extracted from the burdock root is highly rich in phytosterols and essential fatty acids. The plant contains antioxidants in huge quantities in addition to having fiber, magnesium, potassium and vitamin B6 in proportionate quantities. The root of the burdock contains riboflavin, folic acid, pyridoxine, niacin vitamin E and vitamin C.

Health Benefits of Burdock

Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Burdock
Health Benefits of Burdock

Healthy skin

nriched with detoxifying and healing properties, burdock efficiently treats skin problems like acne, measles, eczema and tackles dry skin. To attain a healthy skin, burdock can be consumed internally in the form of tea, applied externally in the form of oil or a face pack prepared by grinding the leaves and adding oatmeal to it. It gives fresh and healthy skin devoid of scars and dullness.

To lose weight

Owing to its diphoretic properties, burdock helps in flushing out toxins from the body in an attempt to detoxify it and enhance the functioning of the body systems. It thus helps in weight loss and can be included in the daily diet of people intending to lose weight. Since burdock marks very low on its calorie count, it is an ideal choice to lose weight naturally.

Boosts the immune system

In addition to its ability to ably detoxify the body, burdock is also antibacterial in nature. By flushing out the unnecessary toxins from the body, it also helps in getting rid of bacteria and preventing future invasions; thus boosting the immune system of the body.

Fights arthritis

Owing to its efficiency in anti-inflammatory properties, burdock helps alleviate symptoms and pain associated with arthritis. Tea prepared out of the root of the burdock especially is known to subside inflammation and oxidative stress generally noted in people suffering from osteoarthritis and severe joint pain.

Prevents cancer

Research suggests that burdock is equipped with high cancer fighting properties. Owing to its properties like anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidative and detoxification, burdock stunts the growth and multiplication of cancerous cells in the body. Its ability to boost the immune system also enables its use to not allow the recurrence of cancerous tumors in the body.

Improves the digestive system

Owing to its high efficiency in detoxifying the body of all unnatural and unnecessary substances, burdock treats problems like indigestion, acidity and constipation. Owing to the presence of polysaccharides like insulin, the substances combine to act as laxatives while also improving the appetite.

Balances blood sugar levels

The root of the burdock naturally contains insulin making it an excellent choice for diabetic patient to naturally control their blood sugar levels. Research also suggests that burdock can be essentially used to alleviate conditions arising out of diabetes especially a condition like diabetic retinopathy.

For a healthy liver

Considered as one of the best and highly effective benefits of the burdock root is its ability to cure liver disorders. Owing to its detoxifying properties, it ensures that the liver is free of any harmful chemicals and toxins while enabling the release of bile. This results in an anti-carcinogenic function preventing the liver from problems such as hepatitis, gall stones and inflammation.

Cures tonsillitis

Burdock is widely known to treat tonsillitis that is caused due to a bacterial infection of the inflammatory virus. Burdock helps fight the condition by enabling tissue healing, relieving cough, sore throat, pain and alleviating inflammation.

Vaccination for rheumatism

Burdock is highly known to keep any inflammatory agents away from the body. It also acts as an enforcer of enhanced blood circulation. It is thus, an effective substance in treating and/or preventing the inflammatory condition called rheumatism.

Treats fever and cold

Burdock, since a long time has been used as an ingredient in common medicine. It has widely been under use to treat fever, sore throat, cold and cough. Its anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-pyretic properties help tackle problems such as the ones mentioned. Also, owing to its diaphoretic properties, burdock helps the body perspire, ably bringing down fever as a result of this action.

For healthy kidneys

A natural detoxifier, burdock ensures that all unwanted toxins are flushed out of the body and the body is devoid of the presence of any harmful chemicals. In addition to its efficient detoxification abilities, its diuretic properties enable an active renal system eliminating any possibilities of an infection in the kidney, kidney stones and renal failure.

Uses of Burdock

Burdock has been widely used in traditional and Chinese medicine to treat and prevent problems such as cancer, arthritis, kidney failure and diabetes. It also aids in weight loss, gaining a healthy body, skin and hair. From basic problems like cough, cold to major problems like rheumatism, tonsillitis and arthritis, burdock is known to be able to effectively alleviate them all.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Burdock

People allergic to flowers may find that burdock is not a fit aid to treat conditions it is generally associated with. Burdock is also known in triggering blood clotting hence it is advisable for people with bleeding disorders to steer clear of its usage. Pregnant and breast feeding women are advised to not use the herb as it is believed to very rarely affect the fetus.

Cultivation of Burdock

Originating in Europe, burdock widely spread over North America and France owing to its healing properties. The plant is a habitat of sandy clay like moist soil rich in nitrogen. It is a common cultivation in Ohio and throughout the United States. In Turkey, the burdock plant is considered to ward off the evil eye. The study of this plant led to the invention of velcro by Swiss inventor George de Mestral.

Popular Questions & Answers

I have female baldness. Please kindly advice me Dr. for regrow my hair in a month.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
There are several causes of hair loss including hormonal imbalance, vitamin deficiencies, stress, insomnia, thyroid issues, smoking, genetics, and menopause. The hair products you use and the way you care for your hair can also cause hair loss.If you are getting enough sleep and are not stressed try exploring your eating habits. Make sure you are getting enough iron, proteins, vitamins, minerals, and omega-3s. Your daily diet should contain the following: • 10 servings of vegetables • 2-4 servings of fruits • 4-5 total servings of beans and dairy or 2-3 servings of lean meat • Eggs, fish, nuts, walnuts, avocado, and seeds • Don’t eat the same thing every day. Plan some variety into your menu to keep you satisfied and get different nutrients. • Massage Head massage is necessary to promote hair growth. Use your fingertips and massage your scalp slowly to stimulate circulation and help drain toxins. Finish the massage by running your fingers through your hair. You can do this with or without oil, but it’s suggested to use coconut, castor, olive, almond, or sesame. Massage for 10 minutes each day to see improvement. • Homemade recipe Try the following recipe made with three key ingredients; licorice, burdock root, and dandelion root to regain hair growth: Ingredients: • 4 ounces water • Licorice root • Burdock root • Dandelion root Directions: • Rub the licorice in a glass then fill it halfway with water. • Rub the dandelion and burdock root with a stone or in a food processor into a fine paste. • Blend the paste with licorice water and apply to your scalp. • Leave it on your head for 24 hours then wash it off, it will stick to your scalp like white cement.
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I have scaly dermatitis on left foot and right ankle. Doctors have tried clobetasol, miconazole,fluconazole, vitamin E, clotrimazole.I am suffering from 25 years. No benefit. I can't afford costly treatment. I have developed hyperthyroidism due to medicines.

Certificate Course in Fitness Management
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Faridabad
Hello, you can try some natural herbs and home remedies. I am listing some below: - Include virgin olive oil in the daily diet, and use flaxseeds or flaxseed capsules. - Eat plenty of raw seeds, nuts, sprouts, and beans, and sometimes cooked beans and seeds. - Take evening primrose oil (GLA) capsules. - Use blood- and skin-cleansing herbs. Try three parts burdock root, two parts red clover flower, and two parts dandelion root. - Liver and bowel cleanses and detoxification programs are helpful. You can take milk thistle herb for some time.

How to clear pimples and dark spot on face with some cream? Or some home remedies. please help.

Certificate Course in Fitness Management
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Faridabad
Acne is the result of high pitta moving under the skin and breaking out in pimples. Ayurveda recommends several natural approaches that, taken together, can effectively control acne. Try the following home remedies: TEA TREE OIL: Use tea tree oil facewash twice a day followed by tea tree toner and an oil free moisturizer. LEMON JUICE: Apply fresh lemon juice on the affected area with a cotton ball. Leave it on for around 10 minutes then rinse with cool water. APPLE CIDER VINEGAR: Mix equal parts of apple cider vinegar and water and use the mixture as a toner. Apply on your face with a cotton swab. ALOE VERA: Aloe Vera has burn-relieving properties and can promote healing, fight infection, and even reduce scarring. Scrape out the gel from an aloe plant with a spoon, and apply to your face. HONEY AND CINNAMON: Add half teaspoon of cinnamon powder with 1 tablespoon of honey and apply on face. Leave it for an hour, or if possible leave it overnight. Then wash off. CHAMOMILE STEAM: Make 2 cups of chamomile tea and add fresh rose petals to it. Then take this soothing steam while it is still hot. (Put a bath towel over your head to prevent the steam from escaping) Also, take burdock herb for blood purification. It is available on amazon.in
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I take roop mantra ayurvedic capsules as per doctor's advice. Has it any side effects like skin lite cream. Pls suggest.

Certificate Course in Fitness Management
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Faridabad
YEs you can take it. It has herbal extracts to cure acne and pimples. You can also try Burdock herb. As a prime blood cleanser it will clear the skin, bloodstream, lymph, and colon of poisons. It is best used in combination with dandelion to safeguard the elimination of collected toxins. Both Burdock and Dandelion are available on amazon.in

I'm suffering eczema for last two years I took some treatment but not relief this. Pls suggest me how can remove this.

Certificate Course in Fitness Management
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Faridabad
Hello, You can use Neem oil. It is very beneficial for eczema. NOTE: Use neem herbalized oil—that is, neem leaves cooked in a base of sesame or another oil. Pure neem extract will be too strong. If you find that even this herbalized neem oil is too strong and creates an itching or burning sensation, mix it half and half with coconut oil. Also, You can try some blood purifying herbs. Mix the herbs manjistha and neem in equal amounts. Take ½ teaspoon of this mixture 3 times a day with warm water after meals. It will cleanse the blood and help to heal pitta-type allergies. The common Western herb burdock is also an effective blood purifier; you can make a tea from ½ teaspoon burdock per cup of boiling water and drink it 2 or 3 times a day. Hope this helps.

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Oily Skin - 4 Easy Ways To Take Care Of It!

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS
Dermatologist, Delhi
Oily Skin - 4 Easy Ways To Take Care Of It!

Oily skin results from overactive sebaceous glands that produce excessive sebum, which can clog pores of the skin. Clogged pores result in inflammation on the skin, thus causing breakouts. Oily skin can also appear shiny and dirty as oil tends to attract dirt. Oily skin also makes you prone to white heads, black heads and pimples. Open pores is another concern that people with oily skin have. These open pores can look disfiguring on the skin and lead to acne flare ups. You should focus on keeping your skin clean to prevent breakouts. It is recommended to undergo facials to keep your skin healthy and refreshed, and thus reduce oiliness on the skin.

Ways to control oil

  1. Facials help in renewing dead skin cells and improving blood circulation on the skin. This also helps in getting rid of the waste from under your skin to remove the puffiness. With this process, the pores are cleaned effectively so that there is no buildup of impurities. Any cleansing treatment for oily skin should also focus on controlling the oil so that the skin remains oil free for a long time period.
  2. You can also use a facial that uses botanical extracts such as burdock roots, kudzu and chamomile flower. These ingredients help in controlling and normalizing oil production and help to remove dirt and impurities from your skin effectively.
  3. If you have a skin that is acne prone, then you need to adopt a slightly different approach. Use a cleanser made from tea to soothe any inflammation on the skin. The toner should contain salicylic acid because of its anti-inflammatory properties that help in regulating oil production.
  4. Use a mask that is made out of sea mud to clean your pores efficiently. This mud absorbs extra oil and also prevents further breakouts. You may also use a mask that consists of buttermilk and synergistic tea blend to cool your skin.

Oily skin requires moisturizing, just like any other skin type. In this regard, make sure the moisturizers you use are mostly water based and oil free. The moisturizers should contain zinc oxide as it protects your skin and also reduces the redness of your skin that results from acne problem. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a dermatologist.

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4 Easy Ways to Take Care of Your Oily Skin

Dermatology Backed Expert Skin & Hair Care Solution
Dermatologist, Nashik
4 Easy Ways to Take Care of Your Oily Skin

Oily skin results from overactive sebaceous glands that produce excessive sebum, which can clog pores of the skin. Clogged pores result in inflammation on the skin, thus causing breakouts. Oily skin can also appear shiny and dirty as oil tends to attract dirt. Oily skin also makes you prone to white heads, black heads and pimples. Open pores is another concern that people with oily skin have. These open pores can look disfiguring on the skin and lead to acne flare ups. You should focus on keeping your skin clean to prevent breakouts. It is recommended to undergo facials to keep your skin healthy and refreshed, and thus reduce oiliness on the skin.

Ways to control oil

  1. Facials help in renewing dead skin cells and improving blood circulation on the skin. This also helps in getting rid of the waste from under your skin to remove the puffiness. With this process, the pores are cleaned effectively so that there is no buildup of impurities. Any cleansing treatment for oily skin should also focus on controlling the oil so that the skin remains oil free for a long time period.
  2. You can also use a facial that uses botanical extracts such as burdock roots, kudzu and chamomile flower. These ingredients help in controlling and normalizing oil production and help to remove dirt and impurities from your skin effectively.
  3. If you have a skin that is acne prone, then you need to adopt a slightly different approach. Use a cleanser made from tea to soothe any inflammation on the skin. The toner should contain salicylic acid because of its anti-inflammatory properties that help in regulating oil production.
  4. Use a mask that is made out of sea mud to clean your pores efficiently. This mud absorbs extra oil and also prevents further breakouts. You may also use a mask that consists of buttermilk and synergistic tea blend to cool your skin.

Oily skin requires moisturizing, just like any other skin type. In this regard, make sure the moisturizers you use are mostly water based and oil free. The moisturizers should contain zinc oxide as it protects your skin and also reduces the redness of your skin that results from acne problem. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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Vitamin A natural herbal sources

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Integrated Medicine Specialist, Bangalore

Vitamin a enhances immunity, prevents eye problems and skin disorders. Important in bone and teeth formation. Protects against colds and infection. Slows aging process. Herbal sources: alfalfa, borage leaves, burdock root, cayenne, chickweed, eyebright, fennel seed, hops, horsetail, kelp, lemongrass, mullein, nettle, oat straw, paprika, parsley, peppermint, plantain, raspberry leaves, red clover, rose hips, sage, uva ursi, violet leaves, watercress, yellow dock.
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B.H.M.S
Homeopath, Kolkata
Ingredients That Can Grow Your Hair Back in 10 Days

Are you worried about hair loss and tired of searching for a treatment? I know from experience, hair loss can be a blow to your confidence.

Don?t worry. There are many natural and medical treatments. Read about the causes, treatments, a recipe for homemade Rogaine, and my personal experiences below.

Causes of Hair Loss

How to cure your hair loss depends on what is causing it. Treating the cause will cure your hair loss.

There are many causes, ranging from vitamin deficiencies to hormone changes. Stress, lack of sleep, smoking, thyroid problems, and menopause are all causes. Certain hair products and hair styles, such as pulling hair back too tightly, can also lead to hair loss. There is no cure for menopause or old age (though there are still a few medical ways you can slow down the hair loss that comes with them). But if anything else is causing your thinning locks, therein lies the cure.
Natural Treatments for Hair Loss

Sleep/Stress

If you are experiencing hair loss, the very first thing you should do is examine your lifestyle. Have your sleep or stress levels suddenly changed? If so, that may be the root of your problem.

Try to readjust your schedule. If it's difficult to unwind after work or before going to bed, try meditation. Carve out 10 minutes that are absolutely to yourself. Set your phone to silent and put it in a different room. Then, with the door closed to any distractions, sit down comfortably, cross-legged if you can. Close your eyes and clear your mind, focusing in on your breath is it flows in and out of your lungs. If you are a visual person, imagine that air is a color, and that you can see it filling up and emptying out of your body. If any other thoughts?be they from your personal life, your work life, or something else?start to cross your mind, consciously let them go and return your thoughts to your breathing.

Foods that Prevent Hair Loss

If you are getting enough sleep and are not experiencing stress, consider your diet. Are you getting all of your nutrients?

Iron, protein, and omega-3 deficiencies have all been linked to hair loss. On top of that, vitamins and minerals are necessary for healthy hair follicles and scalp, both of which will keep you hair healthy and decrease hair breakage.

General Diet Tips for Healthy Hair

Web MD recommends eating six to 10 servings of vegetables daily.
Eat two to four servings of fruit daily.
Get enough protein?either two to three servings of meat a day or four to five servings of dairy and beans (keep in mind that a serving meat is three ounces, no larger than the size of your cell phone).
Eat foods rich in omega-3, such as eggs, nuts, seeds, and fish.
Mix it up! Don't eat the same foods every day. A variety will ensure that you get all of the vitamins and minerals that you need.
Add a multivitamin to your daily routine. Eat it with food to increase absorption.
Foods for Healthy Hair

Need ideas for specific foods? All of the foods below have been recommended for hair. If you eat these regularly, you will natural treat any deficiencies that may be causing your hair loss.

Salmon, sardines, trout, and mackerel: All of these fish will provide protein, vitamin D, and omega-3. Your body cannot create the fatty acids found in omega-3 on its own, and those fatty acids make up 3% of your hair shaft and are also found in the skin on your scalp, so you need to eat them somewhere!
Avocado, pumpkin seeds, and walnuts: These foods are also rich in omega-3, and don't have the risk of mercury inherent in some of the bigger fish. These fruits and nuts are boons to vegetarians, because they need omega-3 fatty acids for their hair as well. All of these foods also have zinc, the lack of which can lead to hair loss.
Oysters: Oysters also are rich in zinc, iron, and protein. Really, really rich?just six oysters have 220% of your Daily Value of zinc, 33% of your Daily Value of iron, and eight grams of protein.
Sweet potatoes and carrots: These vegetables contain vitamin A, which is crucial for the health of your scalp. Deficiencies in vitamin A can even lead to dandruff.
Eggs: Eggs have protein, zinc, selenium, sulfur, and iron. Since iron is one of the most common deficiencies that lead to hair loss in premenopausal women (who lose some every month with their menstrual cycle), the importance of these minerals cannot be overstated.
Spinach and other leafy greens: In addition to other minerals, these vegetables are important for theiruh iron. They are an excellent source of iron for vegans, and have less cholesterol than animal-based sources.
Effect of Smoking and Drug Use on Hair Loss

Smoking is related to hair loss and baldness, according to research by the US National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health. Other drugs have a similar correlation. If you are taking prescription medicine, consult your doctor or check the side effects to see if that could be a cause of your hair loss.

Medical Treatments for Hair Loss

If the natural treatments above do not work, it is time to consult a doctor. Hair loss can be a side effect of a serious medical condition such as thyroid problems or diabetes. Doctors will also run a blood test to definitively rule out any deficiencies.

If your hair loss is not caused by lifestyle, diet, or disease, then it is due to changes in your hormones related to aging. There are two medicines that can help treat this type of hair loss.

Rogaine (minoxidil). Rogaine is an over-the-counter medication that is applied to the scalp. It works best on hair that has just begun to thin. According to Web MD, "[more] than 50% of users claim that it can thicken hair and slow hair loss" Once you begin using Rogaine, you must continue to use it indefinitely in order to maintain its effects. If you go this route, Costco sells minoxidil at a significantly lower price than most pharmacies.
Propecia (finasteride). Propecia is a pill that can treat more developed hair loss in men. It works by blocking the hormones that cause hair loss from reaching the skin. Consult your doctor before taking Propecia.
Homemade Natural Rogaine Hair-Loss Treatment Recipe

This recipe does not contain minoxidil, but worked for my own hair loss. You can see the story for how I discovered the recipe below.

Ingredients

Water
Licorice ( It has been proven that it kills the bacteria )
Burdock Root. (This root also has been shown to relieve eczema, as well as acne, psoriasis, and other skin conditions.)
Dandelion Root. (This root is filled with the vitamins and minerals discussed above, including vitamin A, B, C, and D, iron, potassium, and zinc.)
Directions

(1) Rub licorice in a glass and fill it halfway with water.

(2) Rub the burdock and dandelion root against a stone to make a fine paste.

(3) Mix the paste with the licorice water, and apply it to your head.

(4) Leave paste on scalp for whole day it will stick to your head like white cement. Dont wash your head until its necessary. (I used to apply it in the mornings and took it off in the evenings).
Homoeopathy remedies
acid flur,bacillinum,curarea m,nitric acid,lycopodium,hair nosode,selenium,Thuja etc

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C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Arthritis is painful.
It is a debilitating illness that worsens with time. Pain, swelling in the joints and stiffness affect your mobility and curb your active lifestyle. Corticosteroids and anti-inflammatory medicines help alleviate pain in the joints and reduce inflammation.
But more and more people with arthritis are now adopting natural remedies to get it treated safely. Making positive changes in the lifestyle like regular exercise, foods with anti inflammatory properties and getting restful sleep etc. Help to ease the pain.
But do herbal supplements for arthritis work?
Let us go through a list of herbal supplements to know about their efficacy in treating symptoms of arthritis-
A) Cat?s claw
Cat?s claw is also known as ?Alai? in Hindi. It has shown mixed results in relieving inflammations due to arthritis like morning stiffness, swelling and pain in the joints. It has shown minimal side effects with tummy upset as the major complaint.
B) Ginger
Ginger has anti inflammatory properties that help relieve common cold, migraine, hypertension etc. It can be brewed into tea or even available in the form of supplements in the market.
Studies have shown that taking 3 to 6 grams organic ginger powder two times a day regularly for three months proves beneficial in treating arthritis symptoms. It provides relief in pain and enhances mobility of joints. This happens because it improves blood circulation.
C) Turmeric
Turmeric is a great anti inflammatory herb. It contains two compounds ? curcumin and curcuminoids that help lower inflammations in arthritis.
Although it is used commonly in Indian cooking, but should be consumed in the form of a supplement to enjoy its maximum benefits. Take 1 ? 2 turmeric capsules with food and water twice a day, or as directed by your health care practitioner. It effectively helps mitigate pain in arthritis.
D) Eucalyptus
Eucalyptus oil extract helps relieve arthritis pain and swelling in the joints. Eucalyptus leaves contains tannin that reduces the joint swelling and pain. The extract is applied topically and generally followed by heating pads over the affected joints.
E) Green Tea
Green tea is cultivated extensively in India and China. It is a traditional herbal remedy for improving digestion and boosting metabolism as well as heart health.
It is powerhouse of antioxidants like polyphenols which restrains damage to your joints and inflammations caused due to arthritic condition. Its anti inflammatory nature will keep you protected against autoimmune arthritis. You can drink green tea 2-3 times a day preferably after day time meals. You may add a few drops of lemon juice to it to enhance its anti oxidant properties.
If you are taking any medicines, make sure you consult your doctor before consuming green tea as it may react with other medications.
F) Flaxseed
Flaxseed can be consumed raw or in the form of oil and capsules. It helps in lubricating the joints that have gone stiff due to arthritis and helps relieve stiffness and joint pain. This happens because flaxseed is an excellent source of omega 3 fatty acids that are anti inflammatory in nature. You may also add flaxseed to salads, soups, curd, sandwiches or smoothies.
G) Night Jasmine
Night jasmine is also popularly known as ?Parijat? or ?Harshingar? tree in India. It is anti inflammatory, anti spasmodic and analgesic in nature. The decoction of its leaves help relieve symptoms of arthritis. You may take it once a day for arthritic relief.
H) Pineapple
Who would have thought that pineapple could come in handy in relieving symptoms of arthritis! Bromelain or an extract of pineapple stem is anti inflammatory in nature and helps reduce swelling and pain in the joints. For specific dosage, consult your ayurvedic doctor.
I) Chirayita
Chirayita is a herb found commonly on the slopes of Himalayas. It is abundant in swerchirin, swertianin and swertanone compounds that are anti inflammatory in nature. It thereby helps reduce symptoms of arthritis. For specific dosage, consult your ayurvedic doctor.
J) Boswellia
Boswellia helps relieve morning stiffness, pain and swelling in joints in rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. It is a safe way to treat symptoms of arthritis. In Fact a combination of Boswellia and turmeric supplements checks the degeneration of arthritis without any side effects. For best results, take 1 capsule of Boswellia supplement in the morning and 2 capsules at night.
K) Willow Bark
It is anti inflammatory and therefore helps alleviate pain in rheumatoid arthritis by reducing inflammation in the joints. It is generally taken in form of tablets.
L) Devil?s Claw
It is a traditional African herb used to treat infections and problems of the digestive system. Its root extract contains compounds like iridoid glycoside that has shown positive results in treatment of rheumatoid tendonitis, arthritis and osteoarthritis. It also has pain alleviating properties with negligible side effects.
M) Stinging Nettle
Its leaves and stem are used as tea or in capsule form. Stinging Nettle has high amounts of minerals like potassium, magnesium and calcium that helps relieves symptoms of gout. It has analgesic properties that helps ease inflammation and pain in case of osteoarthritis.
Ask your doctor before taking this supplement for arthritis as it may interfere with medicines for heart disease, diabetes and cholesterol.
N) Burdock Root:
It has immense anti inflammatory power. This is because Burdock root contains essential fatty acids or EFAs. This is beneficial in relieving joint pain due to arthritis.
Some herbal supplements work wonders in relieving symptoms of arthritis while others give mixed results depending on the type of arthritis. Consult your doctor before you start taking them for specific duration, dosage and suitability for your arthritic condition to derive maximum benefits
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Table of Content

Burdock
Nutritional Value of Burdock
Health Benefits of Burdock
Healthy skin
To lose weight
Boosts the immune system
Fights arthritis
Prevents cancer
Improves the digestive system
Balances blood sugar levels
For a healthy liver
Cures tonsillitis
Vaccination for rheumatism
Treats fever and cold
For healthy kidneys
Uses of Burdock
Side-Effects & Allergies of Burdock
Cultivation of Burdock