Arthritis and Basil Tea
Imagine trying to go through normal movements on an ordinary day except with one notable difference. Your joints, for seemingly no reason at all, hurt. Every step taken causes a shot of pain in your ankle, while lifting your arms results in a minor shoulder spasm. You have just experienced a day similar to that of someone suffering from arthritis, a condition characterized by the inflammation and stiffness of joints in the body. Incorrectly thought to affect mainly the elderly, any person can contract arthritis at any time in their lives. However, hope is not lost. The anti-inflammatory attributes of basil tea can help to reduce pain associated with arthritis.
What is Arthritis?
The elbow, the neck, and the ankle all have something in common: they’re joints, places in the body where two bones meet. Arthritis causes inflammation at these spots, sometimes causing the bones to rub together and making the joints painful to move and apply pressure to. Inflammation of the joints causes the body to send increased amounts of white blood cells to travel to the problem area, causing further pain. While the direct cause of arthritis is still unknown, healthy lifestyle choices can help to reduce the risk of joint pain.