Osteoarthritis is called the disease of the century, since the number of people in whom it is observed only increases each time. It arises mainly due to a sedentary lifestyle.
Treatment of osteoarthritis should be carried out when the first symptoms appear. This can be done not only with the use of medicines, but also folk remedies, which also give excellent results.
Compresses and decoctions in the fight against osteoarthritis
An excellent remedy against osteoarthritis is a compress with bischofite, which is a bromine-chlorine-magnesium solution with a high content of useful microelements. First of all, you need to make a hot heating pad and apply it to the sore joint for 5-10 minutes. Then 2 tbsp is poured into a saucer. spoons of bischofite, and then with his fingers he rubbed into the skin. After that, you need to take gauze and moisten it in the solution. The compress must be carefully applied to the sore joint, covered with paper and wrapped in a woolen scarf. Such treatment is carried out in courses. It takes 3 weeks in a row to make compresses at night. Then you should take a break for 2 weeks, and then repeat the treatment.
Decoctions are excellent for osteoarthritis. To do this, take 2 parts of yarrow herb, celandine, mint, hop cones. Boil the collection with boiling water and bring the mixture to a boil. Soak it over low heat for 10 minutes, then strain and pour into a thermos. The broth should be left overnight, and then the next day, take 100 ml half an hour before meals. The course of treatment should be 3 months. Then a break is taken for two weeks and you can repeat it.
You can use a different fee. Take 1 part each of the herb, creeper, juniper fruit, buckthorn bark, licorice root, calendula flowers and mint leaves. Pour all this with 1 liter of boiling water and bring to a boil. After that, the broth should be left in a sealed container for 1 hour. It should be taken in 150 ml 15 minutes before meals. The course of treatment is 4 months, then a break is taken for a week.
Ointments for osteoarthritis
Along with decoctions and compresses, ointments can be used. To prepare one of them, you need to take dry wormwood and grind it into powder. Then a small amount of linseed oil and petroleum jelly is added to it. You should get a gruel, which must be kept in a water bath for 1, 5 hours, and then left for a day. The finished ointment must be stored in the refrigerator. It is required to rub it every day into sore joints. The course of treatment is 40 days.
In a similar way, a pollen ointment is prepared. It can be stored for 10 days. It must be used daily. The course should be 1 month.