Medicinal Herbs to Treat Joint Pain Naturally

Do you suffer from aches and pains in your joints? In this article, we'll take a look at how to treat joint pain naturally with medicinal herbs.
Medicinal Herbs to Treat Joint Pain Naturally
Valeria Sabater

Written and verified by psychologist Valeria Sabater.

Last update: 27 May, 2022

Joint pain is very common. Unfortunately, it limits your mobility and reduces your quality of life. A way to alleviate and treat joint pain naturally is with medicinal herbs, a cheap and easy resource that can be a huge help.

In this article, we’ll take a look at some of them.

The Benefits of Medicinal Herbs to Treat Joint Pain Naturally

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Can medicinal plants really help you if you suffer from joint pain?

Yes, they can.

Although it is true that many people are more used to using anti-inflammatory pills or medications, these may damage your liver in the long run. Therefore, medicinal plants can sometimes be used as a complement to medical treatment.

Sometimes, joint pain is what happens before rheumatoid arthritis, which is why you should always get medical check-ups.

However, let’s take a look at how medicinal herbs can help you:

  • Herbs can help cleanse metabolic waste and toxins from your body.
  • They improve your circulation and boost lymphatic cleansing. All of that means less toxins in the body (toxins that cause inflammation and pain0.
  • A lot of plants act as natural antibiotics.
  • They also have anti-inflammatory properties.
  • They relax you, soothe you, and help release tension from your muscles, thus putting less pressure on your joints.

With that said, let’s take a look at some of the best herbs to treat joint pain naturally.

Medicinal Plants to Relieve Joint Pain

1. Turmeric


You’ve probably already heard about some of the amazing properties of turmeric. Turmeric is a remedy that you should never be missing in your kitchen and home.

Turmeric is a very effective way to reduce inflammation in your body. It also relaxes you and is great for anything related to muscles, bones, and joints.

It’s an anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-carcinogenic remedy.

2. Burdock Root


One of the best ways to treat and fight joint pain is to increase your consumption of essential fatty acids.

Besides walnuts, blue fish, mackerel, or salmon, including burdock root in your diet is great. It’s a powerful anti-inflammatory and is great if you take it twice a day.

  • You can find diced and dry burdock root in any natural store.
  • Just put a tablespoon in a glass of boiling water.
  • Let cool and drink little by little.

It’s great!

3. Ginger

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We often talk a lot about the great virtues of ginger on this site. After all, it’s one of the plants with the best anti-inflammatory and anti-rheumatic properties. All of that is due to two basic components: a COX-2 inhibitor and TNF, which basically stop the inflammation of the prostaglandin E2.

There are also many studies that guarantee its effectiveness for rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis. It reduces pain, inflammation, and swelling, with no side effects.

What’s there not to like?

4. Linseed Infusion


Linseed is a natural source of vegetable origin Omega-3. Because of it, your immunity will be much more reinforced and there will be less toxins in your body that are capable of accumulating in your joints and cause pain. 

Like all of the above infusions, it will also help lower your inflammation and alleviate pain.

It’s best to drink these seeds sprinkled on top of salads or any other plate. In this case, we don’t recommend that you make an infusion.


When you heat them, they lose the strength of their components with Omega-3. So remember, they’re best ground finely. Two tablespoons a day is the appropriate amount.

You’ll see how much better you feel!

All cited sources were thoroughly reviewed by our team to ensure their quality, reliability, currency, and validity. The bibliography of this article was considered reliable and of academic or scientific accuracy.

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This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.