Joints can become red, swollen, hot, and sore from injury or infection.
The redness is usually due to the healing process as part of the defense against viruses and bacteria, but inflammation can also be a reaction to injury.
In people with other problems, such as osteoarthritis, more redness occurs for no obvious reason. This is due to an autoimmune condition and means that the immune system is literally attacking the joints, so instead of helping to repair the body, the inflammation actually causes damage to the affected joint and causes pain and stiffness. When this inflammation occurs, chemicals from the body are released into the blood or affected tissues.
Increased blood flow and the release of these chemicals attract white blood cells to the sites of increased fluid retention. Increased numbers of inflammatory cells and substances within the joint can cause irritation, cartilage breakdown, and fluid retention in the joint lining. Cartilage and joint inflammation can also affect the tendons and ligaments that surround the joint.
If you suffer from arthritis, this natural remedy is helpful in regenerating cartilage in your hip and knee. It can help reduce inflammation and pain.
- 1 tablespoon thyme
- 1 tablespoon rosemary
- 1 tablespoon mint or spearmint
- 1 tablespoon sage
- 1 liter of water
Preparation of the Remedy to regenerate cartilage:
You need to boil the water and put all the herbs inside (we recommend using fresh herbs, as they are more effective than dried herbs). Keep boiling for 5 minutes. Then, remove from heat and let it rest for 15 minutes with the pot covered. Strain from the infusion and keep refrigerated.
Drink 1 to 2 cups of this natural remedy daily for 3 weeks. It can be sweetened with honey and drunk hot or cold.