Many people suffer from joint pain which is usually caused due to certain injuries that affect any of the ligaments or tendons surrounding the joint. The most common symptoms of joint pain are: warmth, tenderness, limping, swelling, redness, weakness and loss of range of motion of the joint. Arthritis is actually the inflammation in joint which causes stiffness and pain.
People suffering from arthritis reach for conventional medications which usually cause side-effects. This is why you should try some more natural approaches, like lemons.
Due to the beneficial nutrients contained in lemon such as potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, calcium, pectin, bioflavonoids, fiber, vitamins A, C, B1, B6, lemons are extremely effective in the fight against numerous health conditions. You should also be aware of the fact that lemon peels are very beneficial as well, so don’t throw them away.
Lemon Peel for Joint Pain
Lemon peel has the ability to soothe nerve pain and the blood vessels as well since it has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. Besides these beneficial properties, lemon peel also contains nutrients like pectins, hesperidin, malic acid, formic acid, citric acid, vitamin C, lemon oil, citronella and phellandrene. At last but not least, lemon peel can also produce an anti-inflammatory effect which significantly reduces painful sensations.
Homemade Remedy for Joint Pain
- Extra virgin olive oil
- 2 large organic lemons
- Eucalyptus leaves
- A small jar with lid
- Clean gauze
First of all, wash the lemons thoroughly and then grate the peels and place them in a jar. After that, pour some olive oil over them. In the end, add the eucalyptus leaves and close the jar tightly. Allow the mixture to stand for 2 weeks and after that add a bit of this remedy to some gauze and place it over the painful area. Allow it to soak into the skin throughout the whole night.
Lemon Peel Tea
- 1 liter of water
- 2 lemon peels, and the juice
- honey (optional)
Add the lemon peel into the water and boil it for 15 minutes. After that, remove it from heat and add the lemon juice and honey.
Besides being able to reduce the joint pain, this miraculous tea will also prove numerous other benefits like the following ones:
- Strengthens the immune system and prevents disease
- Lowers blood pressure
- Improves skin health, by fighting excess oil
- Reduces inflammation and gas
- Helps regulate the pH of the blood
- Fights bad breath
- Relieves headaches