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|Home Remedies for Rheumatism.
The word rheumatism is derived from the Greek word 'rheuma', which means a swelling. It refers to
an acute or chronic illness which is characterized by pain and swelling of the muscles, ligaments and tendons, or the joints.
The onset of the acute variety of rheumatism is characterized by fever, intense soreness, and pain. In the acute muscular
type, the area becomes so sensitive that even the weight of bed clothing aggravates the pain. It may settle into a chronic
state under a wrong mode of treatment. If the disease is not treated properly in the acute stage, it may become chronic.
|The symptoms of chronic muscular rheumatism are pain and stiffness of the affected muscles. In the case of chronic
articular rheumatism (pain in the joints), pain and stiffness are felt in one or more joints of the body, with swelling in most
The chief cause of rheumatism is the presence of toxic waste products in the blood. The liberal consumption of meat, white
bread, sugar, and refined cereals leaves a large residue of toxic wastes in the system. When the vitality is low, the toxic
wastes are concentrated around the joints and bony structure, where they form the basis of rheumatism. In certain cases,
infection from the teeth, tonsils, and gall-bladder may produce rheumatism. The disease is aggravated by exposure to cold
Rheumatism Home Remedies with Lemon:
Lemons are beneficial in the treatment of rheumatism. The patient should take the juice of two or three lemons each day.
This will bring good results.
Home Remedies for Rheumatism with Walnuts:
Walnuts are valuable in rheumatism. They should, however, be thoroughly masticated to achieve beneficial results. Half a
dozen can be taken daily in the treatment of this condition. Rhubarb: The herb rhubarb has been found valuable in
rheumatism. The green stalks of this herb should be pounded with an equal quantity of sugar. A teaspoonful should be
taken three or four times a day. This remedy seldom fails.
Home Remedies for Rheumatism with Potato Juice:
The juice of raw potato is regarded as an excellent remedy for rheumatism. One or two teaspoons of the juice, taken out
by pressing mashed raw potatoes, should be taken before meals. This will help to eliminate the toxic condition and relieve
rheumatism. The skin of the potato is also an excellent remedy for rheumatism. The skin is exceptionally rich in vital
mineral salts, and the water in which the peelings are boiled is one of the best medicines for ailments caused by excess
toxic matter in the system. Approximately thirty grams of the potato peelings should be thoroughly washed and boiled in
half a liter of water till it is reduced to half. The decoction should then be strained and a glass of the same should be taken
three or four times daily. Bitter Gourd: Bitter gourd is considered beneficial in the treatment of rheumatism. A cup of juice,
extracted from the vegetable, should be mixed with a teaspoon of honey, and taken daily for treating this condition. This
treatment should be continued for at least three months to provide relief.
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