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Argan Oil & Natural Treatments for Arthritis

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Argan Oil has been traditionally used in Morocco to relieve symptoms of Arthritis.

Cosmetic Argan Oil can be blended with essential oils to make massage oil for pain relief.
Culinary Argan Oil is eaten to combat joint inflammation.

It is used as a dietary supplement for Arthritis because it is exceptionally rich in nutrients that help relieve inflammatory diseases.


Diet, Culinary Argan Oil & Arthritis

As a food supplement Culinary Argan Oil contains many anti-inflammatory compounds.

Triterpenoids [61]
butyrospermol (18%)–anti inflammatory
Stigmasterol [62]
Linoleic Acid [68]
Flavinoids [69]

Studies into the potential anti-inflammatory effects of this phytosterol concluded…
“stigmasterol inhibits several pro-inflammatory and matrix degradation mediators typically involved in OA-induced cartilage degradation” [62]

These are important, biologically active substances well known for their anti-inflammatory benefits.[1]
Culinary Argan Oil contains around 18% in Triterpenes.

Linoleic acid
Linoleic acids in Culinary Argan Oil increase production of prostaglandins 1 which are of help in rheumatologic conditions.[1]
Several studies show it is an effective treatment for reducing inflammation in Rheumatoid Arthritis. A suggested supplement dose is 2 to 3 grams a day taken in separate doses.

Antioxidants, flavonoids, sapponins
Antioxidants, flavonoids, saponins like Arginine and tocopherols are also found in very high levels.
This nutrient can promote good circulation and have natural anti-inflammatory effects which are reported to help alleviate Arthritic pain.

Dose – How Much Culinary Argan Oil to Use for Dietary Supplement

It is proposed that 15ml to 25ml ( about 1 to 2 tablespoons ) of culinary Argan Oil included in the diet could have a significant value as part of a natural Arthritis treatment plan.

This is the amount most usually given as a dietary supplement in research.
Most studies lasted around 6 weeks before the effects were recorded.


Argan & the Best Oils for Pain Relief

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Cosmetic Argan Oil is used as a carrier oil for making external pain-relieving massage oils.
These blends are simple to make and effective when used on joints affected by Arthritis.

Use a pure cosmetic Argan Oil for the oil base then add your chosen essential oils.
Eucalyptus, Arnica, Mustard Seed and Ginger are popular choices for this.

1 Carrier Oil 60ml Pure Organic Argan Oil + 40ml Essential Oils
Note: You do not need to use all of these oils at the same time!
You can start with one or two added to your carrier oil.
Adjust the suggested concentrations and with trial and error see what works best for you.
As a start point, Eucalyptus and Arnica are recommended to try

  1. 5 / 10ml – Eucalyptus Oil
  2. 5 / 10ml – Arnica [53]
  3. 5 / 10ml Lavendar [54]
  4. 5ml – Ginger Oil
  5. 5ml – Myrrh Oil
  6. 5ml – Basil Oil
  7. 5ml – Frankincense Oil
  8. 5ml – Bitter Orange Oil
  9. 5ml – Black Cumin Seed Oil – Nigella Sativa
  10. 5ml – Turmeric Oil

A number of studies have confirmed that topically applied oils can decrease the severity of arthritis.
It was found that despite some mainstream claims that there is no transmission of oil through the skin that:

“Essential oils and their components are rapidly absorbed through the skin and are detectable in plasma after topical application ().
Therefore, topical dermal delivery of EO represents an effective method to directly deliver a natural, anti-inflammatory agent to the site of inflammation.” [25]

The list contains some of the essential oils thought to be most promising for natural Arthritis treatments.

Diluting Essential Oils:

Pure essential oils are very concentrated and can cause a reaction and skin irritation.
Just about all essential oils should be diluted before applying to skin.

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Natural Treatments for Arthritis 48 pages – 4.2mb

eBook – Natural Approaches to Arthritis Treatment

This 48 page eBook is about natural treatments and Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis and Psoriatic Arthritis.

The eBook contains:

– 6 Recipes for natural pain-relieving compresses and oils.
– 10 of the most essential foods to include in any anti-inflammatory diet.
– 6 of the top inflammation-fighting spices.
– 6 Traditional herbal remedies tried and tested over the centuries.

Each treatment is presented with details of:

– Active Ingredients
– What each treatment does and how
– Any warnings about use
– Suggested ways to use for a treatment plan

All information is provided with links to references and scientific studies that tested the claims that are made.


SAMe, or S-adenosyl-methionine is a naturally occurring substance in the body. Numerous clinical studies have shown that SAMe can reduce pain, stiffness, and inflammation associated with degenerative joint problems. When compared to the common anti-inflammatory medications, Naproxen and Ibuprofen, SAMe did an equally effective job in reducing pain and inflammation over a three month period, and without the gastrointestinal damage caused by these drugs.

Clinical studies show SAMe works well in countering the fatigue, inflammation and pain associated with fibromyalgia, a puzzling and hard to treat condition. Safety: In general, the longer SAMe is used, the more beneficial the results. There are no reported negative interactions with other medications or nutritional supplements.


Spices have always been used as medicines. In one recent medical study, published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Tumeric/ Curcumin was found to be more effective than ibuprofen for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis when taking 1,500 mg extract per day for 4 weeks. Curcumin was found to be better than other conventional medications at relieving the pain associated with rheumatoid arthritis [3].

Curcumin is derived from the spice turmeric which is a member of the ginger family. Medical research with Curcumin or its parent, Turmeric, is increasing. Studies currently under-way indicate that Curcumin and turmeric may have benefits in cancers, skin conditions like psoriasis, Alzheimer’s disease, irritable bowel disease, autoimmune diseases and chronic pain.

An autoimmune disease is a medical condition in which the body attacks itself. One autoimmune disease is rheumatoid arthritis with Asthma and Eczema like skin conditions being others.

The standard anti-inflammatory medications used to help with the pain can damage the kidneys and increase the risk of stomach ulcers and bleeding. So an alternative safer pain-relieving product is needed for long-term use. Curcumin may be an option.

In the medical journal Phytotherapy Research, two researchers showed that Curcumin is more effective than diclofenac for the pain associated with mild rheumatoid arthritis. In the study patients taking Curcumin for 8 weeks experienced a 44 percent reduction in pain. Those taking diclofenac had a 42 percent reduction. The Curcumin group also had a greater reduction in overall inflammation with no adverse side effects.

Green Tea

Green tea may help with rheumatoid arthritis avoiding inflammation and joint damage. [2]

Researchers cultured synovial fibroblasts from patients and exposed the cells to epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), a compound occurring in green tea. EGCG blocked two of the molecules that cause bone breakdown in rheumatoid arthritis-affected joints as well as production prostaglandin E2, which causes joint inflammation.

Lead researcher, Dr Salah-uddin Ahmed, Ph.D., advised drinking three or four 8-ounce cups of green tea continuously throughout the day.

Frankincense Extract

Suggested Dose is up to 400 mg taken three times per day.
The active ingredient is Boswellia and should be in a 60% concentration.


Capsaicin is an active ingredient in cayenne which has potent pain-relief effects. It can be combined in creams and ointments which, when massaged in externally can help reduce pain.
Researchers from Khon Kaen University in Thailand found that 0.0125 percent capsaicin gel was effective for treating mild-to-moderate knee osteoarthritis pains.


Angelica has 12 anti-inflammatory compounds, 10 anti-spasmodic compounds and 5 pain-relieving compounds.
The Korean Angelica, Gigas Nakai, has the highest levels of phytochemicals, Decursin and Decursinol. [24]


Organo oil is rich in carvacrol which activates HSP ( heat shock proteins1 (HSP)) to stop experimentally induced autoimmune arthritis[7].
Researchers described oregano oil as having an unprecedented capacity to activate HSP.
Earlier animal studies also showed that the carvacrol oil was a potent pain killer[8]. Oregano oil also has a powerful anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-parasitic effect.


Pineapples have a long tradition as a medicinal plant among the natives of South and Central America. Their benefits for arthritis stem from the Bromelain content. Evidence suggests bromelain can have pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory effects similar to NSAIDs. Suggested dosage 500 mg to 2,000 mg three times a day between meals. [9]

Celery & Celery Seed

A standardised extract of celery seed which contained 85 percent 3nB was trialed for the treatment of rheumatism.

A 12-week study had 15 subjects that suffered from either osteoarthritis, osteoporosis or gout. Participants were given 34 mg of celery seed extract two times a day. After three weeks there was an average reduction in pain levels of 68 percent. Some subjects had 100 percent relief from pain. The maximum benefits were felt after six weeks.

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In conclusion, organic culinary Argan Oil, for eating could prove to be an effective alternative to common Arthritis anti-inflammatory drugs.
This with foods that have high levels of plant derived linoleic acid can be a useful dietary supplement.

Cosmetic Argan Oil can also be used combined with other natural oils, such as eucalyptus, as an external massage treatment.

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