How to Strengthen Knee Tendons and Ligaments

Gelatin is a great way to nurture your tendons and ligaments, as well as your hair, nails, and skin. Nettle is rich in silica, magnesium, potassium, and chlorophyll, which further helps strengthen knee tendons and ligaments.
How to Strengthen Knee Tendons and Ligaments
Valeria Sabater

Written and verified by psychologist Valeria Sabater.

Last update: 27 May, 2022

Tendons and ligaments are vital components of the body’s structure. In this article we focus on the knee tendons and ligaments, as they are so important for mobility. Their job is to connect the muscles to the bones, facilitating proper joint function.

If you have put a lot of strain on your knees and are suffering from pain, this article might interest you. You should know that your knee tendons and ligaments require proper nutrition to give them all the necessary vitamins and minerals that keep them strong. This in turn can help improve your quality of life and reduce pain. Find out more in today´s article.

1. Collagen-rich remedy to strengthen knee tendons and ligaments

Orange dessert
We’ll start with a great piece of advice: unflavored gelatin is something you should always have on hand at the house. Why? Because gelatin is an excellent way to nourish the tendons and ligaments, along with your hair, nails, and skin. Unflavored, natural gelatin is the healthiest choice because it contains a higher ratio of what’s known as “collagen protein.”

This can strengthen the knee tendons and ligaments, and, in turn, make your hair look better hydrated, and strengthen your nails. Here’s a great recipe:

What do you need for this gelatin treatment?

  • 1 ripe banana
  • Juice of 1 orange
  • 2 tablespoons of unflavored gelatin
  • 2 tablespoons of honey

How do you make it?

  • Firstly, juice your orange. Then peel the banana and mash it. You should choose a banana that’s perfectly ripe, because it has the most nutrients that are ideal for strengthening the knee tendons and ligaments. In addition,  bananas provide natural energy and protein, along with carbohydrates that revitalize the body. Adding the vitamin C from oranges gives you a “medicinal cocktail” that you should try to remember to take at least twice a week.
  • After this, add the honey to your mashed banana, and then it’s time to prepare your gelatin. Firstly, dissolve it in water, then heat it to improve its consistency. You should also warm the orange juice slightly, and add the gelatin to it slowly to prevent lumps from forming.
  • After this, you’ll need to choose a suitable mold. Pour in the gelatin and orange juice mixture and place it in your fridge. Let it set for 15 to 20 minutes. Finally, once that time is up, remove your mold and turn it upside down on a plate where you’ll also add the banana and honey mixture.

2. Treatment with oatmeal, pineapple, and cinnamon

Oatmeal, pineapple and cinnamon remedy

What do you need for this oatmeal, pineapple, and cinnamon recipe?

  • 1 cup quick cooking oats
  • A cup of water
  • 1 cup of pineapple juice
  • 1 cup of orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons of crushed almonds

How do you make it?

  • This smoothie is rich in magnesium, silica, vitamin C, and bromelain. It’s the pineapple that contains this last compound, bromelain, which is great for fighting the classic inflammation that results from knee problems. To make this recipe as effective as possible, you should drink it every morning with your breakfast. It’s easy to make and it fights both pain and inflammation while nourishing the knee tendons and ligaments.
  • Firstly, bring the water to a boil and then add the quick cooking oats. Then stir them in gently and allow them to cook. After that, add the pineapple juice, orange juice, honey, cinnamon, almonds, and oats to the blender.
  • Process until smooth and homogeneous. If you add an ice cube or two it will taste even better.

3. Lemon and nettle remedy

Ginger and lemon knee remedy

What do you need?

  • 3 oz of nettles
  • The juice from 1 lemon
  • 2 pints of water

How do you make it?

  • This recipe is an easy one to prepare. You can take this nettle-based treatment three times a week. To make it you just prepare a liter of tea that you can drink throughout the day. Nettle is rich in silica and magnesium, as well as potassium and chlorophyll, which are excellent for strengthening the tendons and ligaments of the body.
  • Firstly, boil the two pints of water. Then add the nettle. It doesn’t matter if you use fresh herb or dried nettle. Let the mixture steep for about 15 minutes.
  • After that, strain off the liquid into a glass bottle for storage. Then cover and let it sit for an hour. After that time you can drink the first cup of this tea at room temperature, then put it back on the heat. Add a few drops of lemon juice and two tablespoons of honey. It has a strong flavor, but with the natural sweetener it will taste better. Remember, drink this nettle and lemon treatment three times a week and see how your knee pain will improve.

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