Knee joint pain is a very common condition suffered by so many people around us. A person having knee pain will find difficulty while sitting down and getting up from low-height sofas, sitting on the floor, using toilets, climbing stairs, standing for a longer time, kneeling down, picking up objects from floor, walking briskly, etc. Virtually every activity during a regular day is impacted. The mental agony of not being able to do one’s chores by self adds to the pain.
This post introduces a natural remedy that is simple, yet proven to be very effective. Many claim to have received permanent cure from this unbelievably simple herbal application.
Calotropis is the herb that can heal joint pain. Commonly known as “crown flower”.
In Vernacular language, Calotropis is known by “Erikku”(എരിക്ക് ) in Malayalam and Tamil. “Madar” in hindi, Arka in Sanskrit, Jilledu in Telugu
The plant is considered as a common weed and grows in wastelands too. It is very common in India. It has a milky latex when the leaves are plucked from the plant.
How to use ?
Pluck one or two leaves from this plant, boil them in water. Dip a towel or a piece of cloth in the water and place it over the knee. Apply steam on the cloth. Many people will start finding relief after applying for one or two days.
For swelling and pain in the joints, warm a few leaves of the plant and hold it tight against the swollen area on the skin. It will bring down inflammation and provide relief from pain. Before applying, make sure that the skin in the area do not have any cuts or wounds.
NOTE: There is some amount of toxicity with the plant. So while handling them, take necessary precautions. Do not boil them in a vessel that you will later use for cooking. Do not consume the leaves or leaf boiled water internally. Make sure that the leaves do not come in contact with the eyes. It is not safe to use in pregnancy or during lactation period.
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