Arthritis is joint inflammation which can occur in either one or multiple places. There at least 100 different types of this disease, with the most common being osteoarthritis (OA) or rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Symptoms can develop suddenly or over a period of time, depending on the wear and tear of the cartilage tissue, which is the major joint protector as it withstands the pressure on the joints during movement. Treatment varies from person to person, however, some excellent home remedies can greatly help alleviate pain and stiffness.

1. Bromelain

Bromelain are a group of enzymes found in the stem of the pineapple fruit that can break down protein and decrease pain and swelling of RA and OA type of arthritis. Bromelain has many health benefits, the main one being its ability to inhibit production of anti inflammatory chemicals that can control arthritis. The best way to take Bromelain is in tablet form but only after consulting your doctor as it is known to cause allergic reactions and stomach discomfort.