Fruits and herbs are best aids to reduce arthritis pain and inflammation. There are more than 100 different types of arthritis identified by medical science so far, out of these most of them are associated with severe pain and restricting inflammation. Since fruits and herbs do not cast any side effects and arthritic patients need to take treatment for longer duration hence calming the symptoms with natural remedies is the best and safest method.

Green tea is most easily available and effective treatment to reduce arthritis pain and inflammation. Green tea contains EGCG which is a natural antioxidant and known for preventing production of inflammatory chemicals in the body and preserving joints for longer period. Foods containing rich content of omega-3 fatty acids are another very effective way to reduce arthritis pain and inflammation. Omega-3 fatty acids decrease production of inflammation causing enzymes and also those which erode cartilages, oysters, flaxseeds, walnuts, salmon and sardines are rich sources of omega-3 fatty acids. Use of extra virgin olive oil in cooking is also very effective natural treatment for arthritis pain and inflammation. This oil is low on fat and works well for reducing inflammation and pain in the joints.

Fruits and vegetables rich in cartenoids, anthocyanins and vitamin C are natural substances to reduce arthritis pain and inflammation. Fruits and vegetables like cantaloupe, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, carrots, kale, butter nuts and spinach are rich sources of beta carotene, oranges, papaya, winter squash, red peppers, corn, apricots and persimmons are rich sources of beta-cryptoxanthin, both of these compounds are highly beneficial for relieving inflammation and building up cartilages to prevent arthritis pain.

Kiwi, strawberries, guava, pineapple, kidney beans cauliflower, broccoli, grapes, oranges, lemon and Indian gooseberry are very rich sources of vitamin C. It has been found that people taking sufficient does of vitamin C are less likely to suffer with arthritic conditions. Anthocyanins are powerful antioxidants and excellent for improving connective tissues, raspberries, elderberries, black currants, blueberries, eggplant and plums contain high content of anthocyanins to reduce arthritis pain and inflammation. Use of ginger and turmeric in cooking supplement the body with antioxidants to diffuse free radicals and cast powerful anti-inflammatory effects.

Amongst herbs Devil's claw contains harpagoside, harpagide and procumbine which makes it very effective anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic herb. Regular dosage of this herb is very safe and effective treatment for treating arthritis and other inflammatory conditions. White willow bark contains aspirin-like compound salicin which relieves acute joint pain, inflammation and pain occurring due to OA. Bosewellia is another herb which thwarts inflammatory condition and is also soothing in pain.

Bromelain is an enzyme extracted from pineapple stem, it reduces level of prostaglandins hormones which trigger inflammation and also repairs damaged muscles and connective tissues to reduce arthritis pain and inflammation. Meadow sweet in the form of tea supplies aspirin-like phytochemicals and is effective anti-inflammatory and anti-rheumatic to reduce arthritis pain and inflammation. Alfalfa leaves have been used since old times as tonic and anti-arthritic, tea of alfalfa leaves is very effective to reduce arthritis pain and inflammation and also work as good dietary supplement.

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