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Arthritis is joint inflammation which can occur in either one or multiple places in the body. 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, depending on the wear and tear of the cartilage tissue, which is the primary joint protector as it withstands the pressure on the joints during movement. Treatment varies from person to person. However, some excellent home remedies for arthritis relief can significantly alleviate pain and stiffness.

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1. Bromelain

Bromelain is a type of enzyme found in the stem of pineapples that can break down proteins while decreasing pain and swelling caused by rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. The enzyme 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.

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