Joint ache is closely related to arthritis, bursitis, and muscle pain. It can be milder, causing soreness only after specific activities, or severe, making limited movement difficult and painful.
Luckily, there is an effective homemade topical treatment for arthritis with cayenne pepper, which acts as a natural analgesic or a pain reliever due to the active compound in it called capsaicin.
- 1 tbsp of cayenne pepper
¼ cup of warm olive oil
Add 1 tbsp of cayenne pepper in ¼ cup of warm olive oil and then apply the mixture onto the painful joints and leave it for 15 minutes. Afterwards, rinse the areas with warm water. You will feel much better after the first application, but for optimal results you should repeat the procedure 2 to 3 times daily until the pain is gone.
Cayenne pepper is very useful in the treatment of arthritis pain as capsaicin depletes a neurotransmitter called substance P, responsible for sending pain signals to the brain. When this substance is blocked, there is no memo that something is hurting, and there is no pain.
Important to know
If you feel a burning sensation, don’t worry as this is normal occurrence during the first application. Moreover, if you have a sensitive skin, use the remedy cautiously. Also, don’t forget to wear gloves when you handle cayenne pepper and avoid eye contact. Never apply it onto open skin and wounds.