Cranberry Juice: A Potent Remedy For Arthritis Pain

Cranberry Juice: A Potent Remedy For Arthritis Pain

A kind of rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune arthritis cause destruction and joint pain on the body. The immune system then strikes its own tissue due

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A kind of rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune arthritis cause destruction and joint pain on the body. The immune system then strikes its own tissue due to this problem which induced joint pain and inflammation on the small joints of feet and hands and the wrist.

Luckily, some researchers in Brazil discovered a natural treatment for decreasing the joint pain related to rheumatoid arthritis. In their research that was conducted in the University of Londrina, it was shown that some properties that can be seen in cranberries and other wild foods can decrease the inflammation which induces by genes.

41 women were separated into two groups: a group of women who remain on their normal diet while the other group combines cranberry juice in their diet. Research then discovered that the everyday consumption of a half liter of cranberry juice can help to decrease the antibodies that strike the immune system which leads to less tender and swollen joints.

Many people seldom eating raw cranberries because of its sour and very sharp taste. They are usually consumed as juice. The fresh cranberries are about 90% of water and the remaining were usually carbs and fiber. The juice in cranberries contains plenty of minerals and vitamins like zinc, riboflavin, vitamin A, B6, C, E, and K1, copper, niacin, folate, thiamine, and manganese.

This fruit also possesses antioxidants and bioactive plant properties that usually flavonol and polyphenols:


A polyphenol contains anti-inflammatory and antioxidants compounds that help to decrease the genes that induced the inflammation of the joints and guard the body on the damaging and wrecking effects of free radicals. Half a liter of raw cranberry juice has around 82 units of quercetin which it still depends on the quality of the fruit.

A-type proanthocyanidins

It is also known as condensed tannins, these polyphenols contain antibacterial compounds that were efficient in fighting against UTIs and help to stop stomach c4ncer.

Ursolic acid

Ursolic acid is a triterpene compound that focused on the skin of cranberries. It is used in several traditional treatments because of its potent anti-inflammatory effects. It also guards and preserves the cardiovascular system and musculoskeletal system.


Myricetin contains anti-inflammatory effects that add to the effects of the cranberry juice. It can also help to enhance the health of the brain and heart.

According to the author of the research:

 “The present study indicated that cranberry juice decreases disease activity and therefore has beneficial effects for rheumatoid arthritis patients, although larger and long-term studies are needed to definitively probe this effect and to clarify the mechanisms involved.”

Here are the lists of the foods that are plenty in quercetin:




Fennel leaves

Raw Onions


Black and green tea


Radish leaves

Coriander leaves

Lovage leaves,

St. Johns Wort flowers

Here are some of the health benefits that Cranberry Juice gives:

Enhance the health of the heart

Combat age-related oxidative damage

Enhance digestion

Antic4ncer potential

Anti-tumor effects

Enhance the health of the post-menopausal

Combat lung infection

Strengthens the teeth and bone