Achy joints can start at any age, but those in their golden years are more likely to feel pain in their joints. Herbs, like tart cherry and turmeric, are naturally good to promote comfortable joints and joint health. These herbs are derived from plants, fruits and other natural sources. These herbs may interfere with your other medicine so you should always consult a doctor before starting a herbal supplement.
Bromelain (from pineapples)
Bromelian is a protein-digesting enzyme found in pineapples. It has been used for its anti-inflammatory properties in South America for centuries. A study published in Phytomedicine found that bromelain may support joint comfort, particularly of the knee.
Tart cherry has been studied as an aid in making joint pain sufferers more comfortable, because of it’s purported anti-inflammatory properties. Tart cherry extract or juice has been particularly studied for its efficacy on people suffering from arthritis.
Curcumin is a powerful antioxidant that comes from the root of the turmeric plant and is a spice typically found in curries in South Asian cuisine. Doctors who have studied the benefits of turmeric recommend doses of 1,000-1,500 milligrams a day of Turmeric.
White Willow Bark
White Willow Bark comes from a tree in Europe and Asia. It was widely used by Ancient Egyptians for its joint-supporting properties. Several studies have been done with the herb and its effects on people with back pain and various forms of arthritis.
Joint health is a serious issue and taking anti-inflammatory herbs can help reduce the pain. White willow bark, turmeric, tart cherry and bromelain are all option to minimize joint pain, but joint pain sufferers should consult their doctor first. What do you use to support joint health?