2. Evening primrose oil
This herb is derived from the seeds of a wildflower found in the United States. The oil contains an omega-6 essential fatty acid called gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), which cannot be made by the human body.
It has been used medicinally in the treatment of a wide assortment of conditions including PMS, rheumatoid arthritis, Raynaud’s phenomenon, and several others.
Please be aware, however, that this oil can increase the risk of bleeding in people taking blood thinners. It can also lower blood pressure for people taking blood pressure medication, as well as possibly interacting adversely with antidepressant medications.
See also: anti inflammatory foods
This spicy herb has been called “the king of herbs” for its notorious healing powers. Its medicinal use dates back thousands of years. Cayenne pepper has beneficial effects on the circulatory, digestive and immune systems, as well as applications for joint pain.
When cayenne is applied topically to a joint area, it causes mild irritation to the nerves in that location, which distracts them from the deeper pain of stiffened joints.