Arthritis is derived from two words, "Arth" means Joint and "itis" means inflammation.  It is a condition that involves stiffness in the body, accompanied by excruciating pain and inflammation in the joints.

Difficulties you could face

In addition to the awful pain, arthritis can bring with it more trouble than you can possibly imagine. The difficulties vary from the type and severity of arthritis you have. For example, Rheumatoid Arthritis is a chronic arthritic condition where the body's immune system attacks healthy tissues. The cause of this is still unknown to medical science. Arthritis affects people across all ages. Even though there are some types such as Osteoarthritis that usually comes with age and mainly affect the knees, fingers, ankle, and hips.


Here are some simple and delicious concoctions that can ease the pain of inflamed joints, and stiff muscles, even as they help you beat the summer heat.

Celery & Spinach Green Shake

  • Apples - 3
  • Celery - 4 stalks
  • Ginger - ¼ inch knob, peeled
  • Lemon (with rind)
  • Orange - 1 peeled
  • Spinach - 5 handfuls

Easy to prepare:

Cut then add all ingredients into a blender without peeling, then pour them into a glass and enjoy your drink.

Holy Basil Cooler

  • Basil - 3 sprigs
  • Lime - ½
  • Cayenne Pepper - 1 dash
  • Watermelon - 5 cups
  • Muskmelon seeds-2 teaspoon

Easy to prepare:

Add all ingredients into a blender then pour them into a glass and enjoy your drink.

Green Iced Tea 

  • Green tea
  • Honey
  • Mint leaves
  • Lemon

Easy to prepare:

Boil water, add the green tea leaves to the boiling water and let it cool down. Refrigerate till its chill and serve with lemon, honey and mint leave.

 Apples, green tea, watermelon, ginger and dark green leafy vegetables are natural anti-inflammatory agents. They contain phyto-chemicals, gingerols, and tripterpenoid which are beneficial for people suffering from arthritis. Celery contains antioxidants specially flavonoids and polyphenols. Moreover, it helps in removing uric acid crystals . Cayenne pepper consists of a chemical capsaicin which boosts the metabolism and regulates high blood pressure. 

Beat the summer heat and the pain of arthritis with these drinks and stay cool.