Top 6 Herbs Best for Bone and Joint Health

The bones and joints in our body are subjected to wear and tear while we perform routine activities. Intense workout sessions can also contribute to the damage of these tissues.

Hence, it is important to ensure your bones and joints receive adequate nutritional support to strengthen their structural integrity and improve functional range.

Here are some of the best herbs and nutritious foods you can include in your diet for strong and healthy bones and joints. 

Turmeric

Turmeric is revered for its natural medicinal potential that could be primarily attributed to the rich amount of curcumin present in it. [1]

Turmeric protects against inflammation and oxidative stress, ultimately helping to minimise  joint pains and restriction of movement.

Regular use of this wonderful healing herb could make a difference to your overall bone health and enable you to stay fit and active for years to come.

Black Pepper

Black Pepper has shown immense potential in protecting the bones and joints against wear and tear.

The natural antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of this herb could help to keep your bones strong by accelerating healing. Black pepper can slow down the degeneration process, inflammation, oxidative stress, and wear and tear in the bones and joints. [2]

Red clover

The oestrogen-like compounds called formononetin in red clover help to reduce the negative effect of hormonal imbalances on bone health. It can help to improve bone mineral density and inhibit the progress of osteoporosis. [3]

Black cohosh

Research studies have shown that black cohosh possesses the natural medicinal potential to promote bone formation processes and reduce the risk of osteoporosis and other joint disorders like arthritis. [4]

Horsetail

Degenerative disorders affecting the bones and joints such as lumbar spondylosis can be avoided by using herbs in your daily diet like Horsetail. This herb possesses powerful regenerative properties that could help to slow down age-related bone loss thus maintaining optimum bone health. [5]

Arnica montana

Arnica montana is a natural herbal remedy commonly used for managing injuries to the bones and even fractures and bruising. It helps to promote faster healing of the bones by accelerating the regeneration of new cells in the affected tissues. Arnica is widely available as a homeopathic remedy or as an added extract in creams and topical gels and balms. [6]

Conclusion

Regular use of this wonderful selection of nutrient dense herbs such as turmeric and black pepper could help to protect you against the risk of bone and joint diseases.

 

 

References: 

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31506168/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2688199/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23762138

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18555764

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5512407/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5512407/

 

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