The 6 Best Natural Remedies for Arthritis Pain

Besides adding these drinks to your day to day life, it’s very important that you reduce the amount of processed foods you eat. This is because they encourage inflammation and can make your arthritis worse.
The 6 Best Natural Remedies for Arthritis Pain
Elisa Morales Lupayante

Reviewed and approved by the pedagogue in physical education and nutritionist Elisa Morales Lupayante.

Last update: 26 May, 2022

Arthritis is an inflammatory disease that is caused by irritation of the synovial membrane. This membrane covers your joints.

Arthritis pain is very common and the condition wears away your cartilage. As a result, it makes your bones rub against each other. This causes intense pain, stiffness, and difficulty moving.

It often affects hands and knees. However, it also can affect your hips, ankles, or any other joint.

The main cause of arthritis is age-related joint deterioration. However, it can happen at younger ages because of injuries, nutritional deficiencies, or being sedentary.

Patients diagnosed with it see the need to improve their lifestyle. This is because practicing bad habits can increase the severity of their symptoms.

Also, some people turn to natural remedies. Because of their properties, they calm inflammation which reduces the pain.

In this article, we want to share the 6 best remedies so that you keep them in mind if you face this problem.

1. Cinnamon tea

Cinnamon tea is a good remedy against arthritis pain

Cinnamon tea is rich in essential oils and antioxidant compounds. When these are absorbed into your body, they act as anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving compounds.

These properties control arthritis pain. At the same time, they optimize the blood flow in the affected areas.


  • 1 cup of water
  • ½ tablespoon of cinnamon powder
  • 1 tablespoon of honey


  • Boil the cup of water and add the cinnamon powder.
  • Let it steep for 5 minutes and sweeten it with the honey.

How to drink it

  • Drink this tea every morning, 30 minutes before eating breakfast.

2. Nettle tea

Nettle is a plant that’s rich in anti-inflammatory compounds. They give relief for stiffness and both muscle and joint pain.

Their essential minerals, among which calcium stands out, strengthen the affected joints. They also prevent premature deterioration.


  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 tablespoon of dry nettles


  • Boil a cup of water and when it starts to boil, add the dry nettles.
  • Let it steep for 10 minutes.

How to drink it

  • Drink up to 2 cups of the tea per day.

3. White willow tea

White willow tea

White willow shavings are a natural product. They have pain relieving and sedative properties. These are perfect for promoting relief from joint pain.

They have antioxidant substances that prevent the effects of oxidative stress. This is one of the things that is responsible for cartilage deterioration.


  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 teaspoon of dried white willow shavings


  • Heat up the cup of water and add the dried white willow.
  • Let it steep for 10 minutes and serve it.

How to drink it

  • Drink a cup of this tea for breakfast. Then, drink it again in the middle of the afternoon.

4. Green tea

Patients who suffer from arthritis can find a great pain fighting ally in the well-known green tea.

This drink is full of polyphenols. These are powerful antioxidants that give it anti-inflammatory and calming effects.

Its nutrients increase your immune health. Plus, they strengthen cells so that they optimize their regeneration process.


  • 1 teaspoon of green tea
  • 1 cup of water


  • Add the green tea to the cup of boiling water.
  • Then, let it steep for 10 minutes.

How to drink it

  • Drink the tea for breakfast and drink it again in the middle of the afternoon.

5. Turmeric and milk

Turmeric and milk

The traditional remedy of turmeric and milk is a natural anti-inflammatory remedy.

The active ingredients in this spice reduce inflammation. They also increase cellular activity and reduce joint deterioration.


  • 1 teaspoon of powdered turmeric
  • 1 cup of milk


How to drink it

  • Drink this drink every night before going to bed.

6. Alfalfa seed tea

Alfalfa seed tea regulates your blood’s pH levels. They also help to reduce the pain caused by arthritis.



  • Put the water on to boil and add the alfalfa seeds.
  • Put it on low heat for 5 minutes. Then, take it off.
  • Let it steep for 20 more minutes with the cover on. Then, strain it.

How to drink it

  • Drink the tea 2 times per day.

Keep in mind that, besides drinking these remedies, it’s important to have a healthy diet. You should also limit how many processed foods you eat.

Together with exercise, this is perfect for keeping this disease from affecting your quality of life.

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.