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best herbs for joint pain including ginger and turmeric tea

Herbs for Joint Pain

April 28, 2017

Suffer with joint pain? We're shining a spotlight on some of the best herbs for joint pain that may make daily life a bit easier.

Our bodies take a huge amount of stress and strain on a daily basis, so it's not surprising that our joints bear the brunt of it, often causing us tremendous pain and discomfort as a result. There are more than 100 different types of arthritis that can lead to extremely debilitating joint pain.

This crippling disease isn't just unique to the elderly, but affects the quality of life for millions of people, of all ages, every day. But there are some herbal remedies that can help support your joints and may ease your pain. Here are some of the top herbs for joint pain.

Top Herbs for Joint Pain

Natural herbal formulas to treat joint problems have been used for centuries and may help alleviate pain, discomfort and problems with movement. Many of these herbal formulas are made of bitter and mucilaginous herbs typically combined with digestive formulas. Looking to support your joint health and manage symptoms? Here is a list of some best herbs for joint pain:


Hydrangea provides both bitter and astringent compounds that may help the body shrink inflamed tissues.


The Yucca root contains saponins that support the body with inflammation.

Horsetail stems and strobilus 

Horsetail stems and strobilus is noted for its many trace minerals necessary for healthy joints and adjoining tissue. This herb contains a lot of natural silica, needed by the joints and it could help to relieve pain of arthritis and gout.


The aerial parts of Alfalfa help keep joints healthy and it contains many trace minerals due to its unusually deep root system. This is often called a master herb, or nature's multivitamin/multi-mineral herb.


The aerial parts of Yarrow help the body deal with inflammation and may help to prevent muscle spasms.


Another of our top herbs for joint pain is burdock. Burdock is one of many herbal formulas for arthritis, best used in herbal combinations. These formulas are often based on the traditional concept that alkalizing herbs (such as Burdock) will neutralise acids and toxins and expel them more quickly.

Turmeric & Ginger Tea 

Both turmeric and ginger tea are anti-inflammatories, and could help with osteo and rheumatoid arthritis.

Juniper Berry Tea 

If taken daily, juniper may be able to reduce uncomfortable inflammation thanks to its terpene content.

Bosweilla Supplements 

Also known as Frankincense, Bosweilla is a flowering plant native to Africa and Asia. The gum resin or extract of the plant works as an anti-inflammatory and a potential painkiller.

Pectin and grape juice 

Pectin is a water soluble carbohydrate substance found in the cell walls of plants. It has become popular as a home remedy for arthritis when combined with grape juice.

Cayenne/Capsaicin Ointment 

A common OTC pain reliever for joint pain. Capsaicin is a component in hot peppers that inhibits a substance involved in transmitting pain signals to our brain.

Please note, this blog is for informational purposes only and should not replace medical advice.

It’s always best to consult your doctor before taking any new supplements, treatments or remedies if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or on medication.

Checked and updated: 13 August 2021

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