Bursitis is a state of the body in which inflammation of a bursa occurs in your body. They contain a fluid which is known as bursae which gives support to the bones, tendons and the muscles near the joints. When these bursae become inflamed then the problem of bursitis occurs.
The most common body parts that are affected by this problem are shoulder, elbow and hip. In some cases it occurs in your knee, heel and bottom of the big toe. It can also occur near the joints that have to work frequently.
The basic step that should be taken to stop this problem is to give some rest to the affected part and protect it from further damage. The pain in this problem goes away on its own after a few weeks but if the problem persists more than a week than you can take help from herbal remedies.
Herbal Remedies For Bursitis
The herb willow is very effective to give relief from pain in the body especially when the pain arises due to bursitis. This herb is also called by the name nature’s aspirin.
Now to use it you have to take the extract of this tree and use it in tea form or apply the extracted paste topically to the affected area. This will help to heal the inflammation on the affected part as well.
The main constituents of this herb are essential oil, glycoside, polysaccharide, polyacetylenes, isobutylalklamines, betaine, insulin and sesquiterpene and all these biochemical compounds proves good for the treatment of the problem in connecting tissues. This herb can be taken in the form of capsule or tincture. But don’t worry in case you feel a tingling sensation by taking this herb.
The herb horsetail contains silicon that plays a significant role in the upkeep of the connective tissues and cartilages. The tea from this herb can be made by boiling five teaspoons of dried horsetail in one pint of water.
After boiling it on sim, strain the water and allow the tea to become cool. You can add sugar or honey to tea to make it sweet in taste.
Licorice is considered as a natural alternative to hydrocortisone. This herb has anti-inflammatory properties that attribute to the steroid actions of the triterpenes– glycyrrhizin and glycyrrhetic acid. Both these help to block the production of the prostaglandin which reduces the inflammation. The fresh or dried roots of this herb are generally used for the treatment of bursitis in the form of tea or tincture. But large amounts of this herb is not at all recommended as it leads to water retention and hypertension problems.
Stinging nettle contains formic acid, mucilage, ammonia and carbonic acid and these components help to fulfill the deficiency of these elements in the body which can possibly increase the problem of bursitis.
If you can grow this herb in your kitchen garden then you should use fresh spring plants of this herb by cooking them till they become soft and butter can be added to enhance the taste. Else you can apply the tincture or extract of this herb directly on the affected area. The dried leaves of this plant can be sprinkled on food and can be added in tea.
Caution: Please use Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.