Tea tree oil for arthritis
The term “arthritis” itself is the combination of a group of over hundred rheumatic diseases. The main cause of arthritis is the deterioration of cartilage in the joints. Symptoms of all of these diseases include pain, stiffness and swelling of the joints, and can affect other parts of the body such as other ligaments, muscles, tendons and bones.
There are many benefits of using Tea tree oil in the treatment of arthritis because it is able to penetrate and desensitize irritated nerve endings. Here are some tips on how to use tea tree oil for arthritis:
- In order to relieve arthritis related pain – make a mixture by mixing 18 drops of tea tree oil + 1/8 cup of almond oil. Put this resultant mixture in a dark bottle. Massage your joints 2 - 4 times a day.
- Another effective way to relieve arthritis related pain is to add 2-3 drops of tea tree oil into your bathing water.
- In order to go beyond merely relieving arthritis symptoms, it is really very important to make some dietary changes. Include omega-3 fatty acid rich foods in to your diet menu. Omega-3 fatty acids switch off the enzymes that break down joint cartilage. Some good sources of omega-3 fatty acids are:
- Oily fish such as sardines, salmon and cod liver oil
- Plant seed oils such as evening primrose and sunflower oil.
- Canola oil (the oil and margarine)
- Salmon oil
- Cod liver oil
- Walnut oil
- Avocado oil
- Fresh avocado.
- Try to avoid red meat. This is true that red meat is good source of iron therefore; in order to fulfill your iron needs, try to eat lots of dark green leafy vegetables and other foods rich in iron.
Say no to-
- Saturated fats
- Processed foods
- Fried and grilled foods
You cannot expect to cure arthritis through dietary changes but, in conjunction with using tea tree oil, the right foods can alleviate many of the painful flare-ups.