Aloe vera has been known to have many benefits to the body. One of them is for natural joint pain relief.
Other than to medical methods, joint pain can also be relieved by using Aloe vera. By doing treatment with herbal substance will reduce the risk of getting side effects. Using Aloe vera as natural joint pain relief is easy and affordable.
Aloe vera since a long time ago has been proven to address the complaints of joint pain or inflammation. This is because aloe vera has the effect of anti-inflammation by inhibiting Cyclooxygenase lines and lowering the levels of Prostaglandin E2 substance.
In addition, this plant has 75 active substances consisting of vitamins, enzymes, minerals, complex sugars, fatty acids, hormones, amino acid, and anthraquinone.
Substances contained in Aloe vera as a pain reliever
Vitamins A, C, and E in Aloe vera is acted as an antioxidant that can neutralize the presence of free radicals. The process of inflammation will generate free radicals and Aloe vera can ward off free radicals with its antioxidant properties.
Anthraquinone in Aloe vera which is Aloin and Emodin have purposed to pain reliever and antiseptic effects.
Alprogen in Aloe vera serves as an anti-inflammatory substance.
The Auxin and Gibberellin hormones help the healing process of wounds and also as an anti-inflammatory.
Important minerals that found in Aloe vera such as calcium, magnesium, manganese, sodium, and zinc act as antioxidants that can assist to counteract the free radicals.
6. Amino acids
Salicylic acid is one of the types of amino acids contained in Aloe vera. This substance has a purpose as an antibacterial and has the effect of anti-inflammation.
Bradykin enzymes have a purpose as an anti-inflammatory.
How to use Aloe Vera as a joint pain relief?
There are various ways to relieve joint pain or arthritis with Aloe vera. It can be used in topical ways (applied to a particular place on or in the body) or by oral (consumed aloe vera extract juice).
1. Used with topical medication
- You can put the gel directly into the surface of the joint skin. In addition, Aloe vera is also an ingredient in moisturizing cream and antiaging. The gel that found in the inner part of the Aloe vera contains a lot of complex sugar.
- Remove the gel from the aloe plant. If the plant has matured, cut the leaves with sharp scissors and exfoliate the outer layers to remove the gel from it. Use your fingers to remove the gel or cut the tip of the leaf and then wring the gel out.
- Apply aloe vera gel to the joints. First, apply the gel to a small part of the skin’s surface to check the reactions that may arise. If a rash or other skin problems arise, stop the use of it. Apply this gel as if you apply a sunblock lotion.
Most people do not experience any side effects. It gives you cool and fresh feel. But the gel may cause redness, itch, and sometimes a rash in the short term for people with super-sensitive skin.
2. Use orally (consume the extract).
- Look for organic Aloe vera extract (brands such as “Lily of the Desert” or “Nature’s Way”) that does not contain additives or preservatives. (read the instruction label). Start with little by little consumption like 60-90 ml once a day to check your body’s reactions towards the extract.
- Increase the frequency of consumption of aloe vera extract 60-90 ml up to three times a day. The taste is slightly bitter and you may need some time to get used to it. You could try adding 1 teaspoon of honey into the aloe extract or by mixing up other syrups to make the taste better. Some of the aloes extract manufactured in capsule form so it will easier to use.
CAUTION: Never drink the aloe vera gel directly, as it contains strong laxative substances and can cause diarrhea. Only consume the extracted or processed juice.
Always consult with the professional health practitioners before combining the medicines with supplements including oral or topical.
The best way is to use the gel topically. Consumption of aloe vera is not recommended for children or pregnant and nursing mothers.
Beware of rheumatoid arthritis symptoms. The early signs are pain and swelling joints that often feels warm when touched. Many sufferers of rheumatoid arthritis pain only feel stiff joints that are relatively light. However, they also experience the “sudden pain” at a particular time that aggravating signs and rheumatic symptoms. While some other people experiencing chronic symptoms constantly.
Although early and natural joint pain relief treatment can slow the process down, joints and bones could experiencing decreased function as we age.
Always maintain good health with regular exercise, eating healthy foods, and stay actives.