Rheumatic fever is basically an inflammatory condition that develops due to infection by streptococcus bacteria. Rheumatic fever is thought to affect children between the age group of 4-18 years, and has a genetic origin.
Symptoms such as arthritic or joint pain, redness, high body temperature and swelling on different parts of the body are commonly observed among those suffering from this condition. If left untreated, this condition may progress and may also lead to development of rheumatic heart disease.
Certain herbs could be extremely helpful in tackling this condition and may help you deal with the symptoms in a better way.
Here we’ve listed down some of the most commonly used herbs that could help you deal with rheumatic fever.
Garlic has been scientifically proven as an excellent herbal remedy for a wide range of health conditions, particularly those that involve inflammation of tissues and infections. It is believed that the extracts of garlic could be helpful in curbing bacterial infections, and thanks to its antibacterial properties, could cleanse the body of the infection-causing bacteria.
It is also believed that garlic could lessen the severity of symptoms associated with rheumatic disease. Adding more of raw garlic to your diet could be helpful, and may also reduce your blood cholesterol level and promote healthy digestion.
Dandelion is yet another effective herbal remedy that can be used to deal with many health conditions. The leaves and root of the dandelion are thought to possess amazing antibacterial properties that could be helpful in curbing infections. Dandelion extracts also contain valuable diuretic properties that stimulate the flushing out of toxins from the body, thereby speeding up healing and recuperation.
Nettle is believed to be one of the most potent herbal remedies when it comes to tackling the symptoms associated with rheumatic disease and fever. The extracts of this herb are thought to stimulate the purification of the kidneys and provide relief from many symptoms associated with rheumatic fever including elevate d body temperature, inflammation of joints, etc. A paste of nettle leaves when applied externally to the joints is believed to help alleviate pain in the joints and reduce inflammation naturally.
The bark of the willow tree is yet another potent natural remedy against rheumatic fever and its symptoms. Taking willow bark extracts in the form of tea everyday are thought to provide relief as effectively as aspirin, when it comes to pain and inflammation of joints observed in those suffering from rheumatic fever.
The cardioprotective properties of this herb are also thought to be useful in curbing and preventing rheumatic heart disease. The extracts of this herb are thought to keep the blood circulating properly through the body without coagulating.
Hawthorn extracts are another amazing natural remedy that contains flavonoids, that protect the heart and the various other organs of the body from attack of free radicals and other infectious agents. Scientists have confirmed the use of this herb in dealing with heart disease and its various symptoms. Hawthorn can be taken in the capsule form, which is available at most herbal specialty stores, and can be used to deal with inflammatory conditions affecting the heart and the joints.
Green tea is usually consumed in an attempt to shed extra weight, but recent studies have revealed the efficacy of this herb in dealing with many more health conditions. It is believed that green tea contains many antioxidants that protect the body from infectious agents.
Green tea is also thought to establish a healthy body condition by lowering the impact of toxins on the various organs of the body. Some studies have even found how consumption of green tea twice a day could curb inflammation of the joints associated with rheumatic fever.
Turmeric belongs to the same family as ginger, and is blessed with natural anti-inflammatory properties that is tremendously helpful when it comes to tackling the symptoms associated with rheumatic fever.
Adding more of turmeric root extracts to your daily diet can help you curb pain and inflammation of the joints. Some studies have also found that the extracts of turmeric could be helpful in dealing with conditions such as cancer, Alzheimer’s and cataract.
Flaxseed is rich in omega 3 fatty acids that protect the heart and other organs from infectious agents by stimulating the immune system. Flaxseed is also known to contain potential anti-inflammatory agents that guard against pain and inflammation of the joints.