Did you know that there are over 100 different all natural pain killing compontents found in turmeric. Some of the special substances found in turmeric’s volatile oils include turmerone, curcumin, demethoxycurcumin, 5′-methoxycurcumin and dihydrocurcumin.
The most active ingredient in turmeric is considered to be curcumin, it is one of the most powerful natural anti-inflammatories there is. The all natural oil mixed with a carrier oil like coconut and turmeric relieves joint inflammation, reduction in edema and/or swelling, and slowed periarticular joint destruction.
Turmeric has been researched in dozens of studies, many investigating its painkilling effects in relation to inflammatory conditions. One study conducted by Nirmala Medical Centre in India investigated the effects of turmeric supplements given to rheumatoid arthritis patients compared to use of conventional arthritis drugs (diclofenac sodium) or a combination of both together. The curcumin group showed the highest percentage of improvements overall, significantly better than the patients in the diclofenac sodium groups, and with practically no negative side effects.
Use Frankincense Essential Oil
Known as Indian frankincense, this potent supplement helps reduce inflammation. Boswellia or frankincense can be found in several concentrated forms, including a therapeutic-grade oil that can be massaged directly into the skin over painful areas. Frankincense extract is so powerful that today it’s considered comparable to NSAID pain relievers.
Frankincense oil is capable of reducing arthritis pain through several mechanisms: supporting overall immune function, interfering with cytokine production that raises inflammation, delaying reactions to sensitivities, helping regulate lymphocytes (white blood cells) and T-cells interactions, and reducing autoimmune effects related to immunoglobulin G antibodies.
Combine several drops of pure frankincense oil with a carrier oil like coconut oil, and apply to the painful joint area several times daily. Other beneficial essential oils for arthritis that can be used in similar ways include myrrh, turmeric, ginger, orange, peppermint and lavender oils.