Many people are surprised when they learn that regular food gelatin can be used not only for preparing meat jellied dishes and desserts, but also for the treatment of joints. The composition of gelatin contains many useful substances for articular cartilage, which provides a therapeutic effect for long-term use.
Treatment of joints with gelatin is indicated in cases of degenerative-dystrophic changes, in particular with osteoarthritis. Since the main point for the application of gelatin is the articular cartilage. It should be noted that this method of treatment is not able to quickly save the patient from pain and signs of inflammation. But it helps stabilize the pathological process and restore cartilaginous tissue, which leads to a reduction in the number of exacerbations and improve the quality of life.
What is the use of gelatin?
Gelatin is a protein substance that results from the denaturation of collagen fibers from the skin, tendon elements, cartilage structures and bones of various animals. For the first time, people learned about the all-round properties of this substance for another three centuries when a French chemist, Jean Darse, invented a method for obtaining it. Today gelatin is used in cooking, in industry( the basis for glue) and in folk medicine.
Nutritional gelatine is used not only in cooking, but also in cosmetology and medicine.
Food gelatin, which can be purchased at an affordable price in any food store, is a yellow-brown crystalline powder that swells and turns into a sticky substance when exposed to moisture. You can also find instant gelatin, which is well suited for desserts, but it is better to prepare a folk remedy for joints on the basis of an ordinary powder.
Gelatin for the treatment of joints in folk medicine has been used for a long time. Such an effect is based on the fact that the basis of this "medicine" is made up of useful proteins and amino acids, which form the basis for constructing collagen fibers inside the cartilaginous tissue and make up its framework.
With the help of gelatin, it is possible to improve the condition of not only the joints, but also some other organs:
- if you eat gelatin regularly, and also use gelatin masks, then the health of hair is significantly improved, as many girls say with such a problem;
- all brain processes in the brain improve;
- promotes healing of the gastric mucosa in peptic ulcer and makes it resistant to negative effects;
- has minimal bleeding ability, so it is recommended for patients with ischemic disease and atherosclerosis;
- improves the condition of the skin and slows its aging.
Official medicine, of course, does not recommend the treatment of joints with one gelatin, but as an additional therapeutic method is completely allowed. Only it is necessary before gelatinous course of treatment to receive consultation of the therapist and to find out, whether there are no at you contraindications.
As a rule, the treatment of joints always begins with the application of local methods, one of which is the gelatin compress. But best of all, if it will be appointed in the complex( along with gelatin tincture).
Self-preparation of a compress is very simple. It is necessary to take a medical bandage and fold it 6-8 times. The area of the bandage should be such that it exceeds the area of the affected joint by 2-3 cm. Bandage is immersed in warm water and squeezed from excess moisture. In the middle of the bandage lay a teaspoon of dry powder and evenly distribute it. The compress is applied to a painful place, covered with polyethylene on top and wrapped with a warm natural cloth.
It is necessary to hold the compress for 2-3 hours, it is desirable to do such procedures 1-2 times a day for 10-14 days.
Gelatin drink for joints
Gelatin in the treatment of joints is often used in the form of various tinctures, the recipes of which are very simple and tasty.
Tincture on water
For this healing recipe you need to take a regular, rather than instant gelatin. For a full therapeutic course, you need 150 grams of dry powder.
For a single dose, you need two teaspoons of gelatin, pour a glass( 100 ml) of warm boiled water and leave the mixture to swell at room temperature until morning.
After you wake up, heat the gelatin drink on low heat until the granules completely dissolve. Then bring the volume of the drink to 200 ml.
Take the medicine in the morning on an empty stomach, completely the entire dose. For flavor, you can add any sweetener, for example, natural apple or orange juice.
You can also find ready-made gelatinous drinks with different flavors for strengthening joints.
In fact, this is the most common and all-time favorite marmalade. This dessert is not only insanely delicious, but also very useful for joints.
For cooking, you need 2 teaspoons without a slide of dry gelatin powder( in this case, you can use a quick-dissolving form).Pour them 70 ml of warm, not very fatty milk, add honey or sugar for taste. If you took conventional gelatin, then you need to give him time to swell - 2-3 hours. Then heat the mixture on a small fire, do not allow it to boil, because the "medicine" will not set. After cooling at room temperature, the jelly can be placed in the refrigerator. You can be treated 2-4 times a week.
Milk jelly is not only deliciously tasty but also very useful for joints
Sweet honey tincture
You will need 2 teaspoons of dry plain gelatin, which is left to swell in 100 ml of warm water overnight. In the morning, we warm up to dissolve the lumps, and bring the volume to 200 ml with warm water. Then add a teaspoon of natural honey. For treatment, drink a drink in the morning on an empty stomach at least 30 minutes before breakfast.
Contraindications and side effects of gelatinotherapy
Regular use of gelatin can cause the following disorders:
- chronic constipation;
- appearance or exacerbation of the inflammatory process in the area of hemorrhoidal veins;
- appearance of stones in the genitourinary system;
- allergic reactions.
Coming from the above, contraindications to the treatment of joints with gelatin are as follows:
- any kind of hemorrhoids( external, internal, combined);
- Hypersensitivity to components;
- predisposition to constipation;
- irritable bowel syndrome.
Thus, contrary to popular belief, the treatment of articular pathology can be not only effective, but also pleasant, and with favorite gelatinous recipes is also delicious. Just do not forget before applying any folk medicine prescription to get advice from a doctor about its feasibility and possible contraindications.
- What is the use of gelatin
- Gelatine therapeutic compress
- Gelatin drink for joints
- Contraindications and side effects