An ancient herb for pain and inflammation

 

Though arthritis and joint pain aren't only relegated to the aged, it is an unfortunate reality for many. Inflammation and the problems it causes can affect young and old. When it strikes, it's uncomfortable, irritating, and sometimes downright painful. While supplements like glucosamine and chondroiton are typically what come to mind to help maintain healthy joints, they may not be effective at relieving the pain.

There are several anti-inflammatory medications to choose from like NSAID's and other common OTC pain relievers, but long-term use of these drugs can cause problems of their own. If you're looking for a natural alternative, be sure to check out this week's video all about boswellia. Like many of our favorites botanicals we've covered this month, it's ancient and it's effective.