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Garlic paste can help relieve joint pain: study

One teaspoon of the paste with honey or food twice a day could be an effective pain killer.

health and fitness Updated: Feb 27, 2007 18:07 IST

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New Delhi, Feb 27 (ANI): For centuries garlic (lahsun) has been an integral part of the Indian kitchen. But, not many of us know that if used in paste form, garlic can effectively relieve us of joint pain.

According to the Central Council for Research in Ayurveda and Siddha (CCRAS), five grams (one teaspoon) of garlic paste with honey or with food twice a day is useful for people experiencing pain in their joints.

Rheumatism, an acute illness characterised by pain and swelling of the muscles, ligaments and tendons, or the joints, is chiefly caused due to the presence of toxic waste in the blood.

According to Ayurveda, joint and muscle pain is usually caused due to the accumulation of toxic by-products created by improper digestion.

Knees, ankles, elbows, fingers and wrists are the worst affected parts of the body. The tissues in and around the affected joints become inflamed and movement of the joint becomes painful.

Garlic's anti-inflammatory properties have the potential to counter both arthritis and rheumatism.

Warm garlic paste mixed in any oil and applied over the joint also gives relief from pain.

Garlic is considered a rejuvenator. It helps to remove toxins, revitalises the blood and stimulates blood circulation.