Arthritis disease is of two types – Rheumatoid and Osteoarthritis.

Rheumatoid: Rheumatoid factors are produced in response to some unknown antigens causing inflammation of synovial membrane of the joints, bony erosions, fibrosis of joint and joint effusion. These factors affect small joints more vigorously and hips and other large joints are usually spared.

Osteoarthritis: Osteoarthritis is more common in damp atmospheres and the susceptibility rate is higher among females. The destruction of articulator and formation of new bony projections cause inflammation of joints. Pain heightens as one engages into activity and is relieved by resting. Astound known as creptius is elicited while moving the joint. Osteoarthritis generally affects big joints such as hips, knees and spines.


Symptoms of Rheumatoid:

  • Inflammation in joints
  • Reduced range of motions of affected joints
  • Swelling and pain in the affected joints
  • Warmth in joints
  • Fatigue and anemic
  • Loss of appetite and low-grade fever

Symptoms of Osteoarthritis:

  • Soreness in joints after prolonged activity
  • Stiffness in joints after long rest
  • Pain in the muscles surrounding the joints
  • Higher pain felt in the evening than morning, after the day's activity
  • Awkwardness in posture and walking style due to pain and stiffness


It is difficult to pinpoint the exact causes of Rheumatoid arthritis, though there are some reasons that have been linked to this disease:

  • Stress
  • Excessive smoking
  • Physical or emotional trauma
  • Genetic and environmental factors

The causes of Osteoarthritis can be listed as:

  • Age and overuse of the joints
  • Over weight
  • Injury caused to the joints directly
  • Genes and hereditary
  • Weakness in muscles can increase the risk

Common Herbs for Arthritis:

Burdock roots are famous for their anti-inflammatory reputation. Boiled root soup can be consumed two to three times a day. Other common anti-inflammatory herbs include flaxseeds and turmeric. Two spoons of flaxseeds or oil can be consumed on daily basis without heating either of them. Turmeric can be consumed by adding it as an ingredient to the cooked food. You can also apply this herb directly on the affected joints to feel relief from the pain.

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