Rheumatism is caused by excess Balqam in the body. when this is not cured, Arthritis will appear which is basically because of excess Balqam (cold and wet humor) that has settled in the joints.
? *What causes Arthritis?*
To know the cure of Arthritis, we should first know what increases Balqam in the body. Mostly people with Basic Balqam body temperament are those who suffer from Arthritis.
1- Living in an area which has a cold and wet climate like London or areas which are close to the sea or ocean and they have 4 seasons (unlike tropical areas) increase the chance of Arthritis especially if the house is not built according the nature ( i.e the houses in humid areas should use wood in their structure to absorb the humidity of the house and the houses in such areas should be facing the east so that in the early morning the sun shines into the house and reduces the humidity) or even living in the basements which is cool and humid can cause this issue.
2- The second element is the diet. Balqam or Sauda are the only two humors which settle in the body. Wrong diet which contains excess cold and wet type of foods causes excess Balqam. eating red meat with yoghurt or worse than that eating white meat with yoghurt is a sample of wrong mixture which produces useless humors in the body.
3- The third reason is the wrong behaviors.
– Not chewing well. try to chew each morsel 30 times before you swallow.
– Drinking water or juice between your meal.
– Eating yoghurt, salads, fruits and water should be taken before your meal NOT during your meal.
– Having constipation. Should be active and avoid costive foods.
– Avoid cold type of foods, fast foods, junk foods and chocolates.
– Having regular walking and getting fresh air.
– Sleeping in the morning, from Fajr to sunrise and sleeping during sunset are the worst times to sleep which is the cause of excess Balqam as well excess sleeping. The best time to sleep is from early night to early morning. like 10 PM to 4 or 5 AM assuming Fajr is 5:30 AM.
Another thing which is not recommended to do in excess especially in women is swimming and being involved with water and wetness. Since cool and cold water has balqam temperament, gradually it increases the amount of coldness in the body. For women excess and even regular swimming may cause cystic and ovary diseases.
? *How to cure the Arthritis*
As the first step you should obviously try to avoid any of the conditions mentioned above which is the 70% of the cure. You should change your diet, your behavior and your environment if it is as mentioned.
Then as complementary solutions, here is what you should do:
1- Eating Sawiq of barley helps a lot. ( You should grind the whole barley seed, roast the skin separately and flour separately, then mix them together and re-grind them). You can eat it for breakfast or pour it in your curry.
2- Senjed (in Farsi) which in Arabic is called “Al-ghubayra” is a wonderful fruit for which Imam Sadiq (a.s) said: “its skin grows skin (in human), its meat grows meat and its seed grows the bones”
So scholars advise eating the powder of this fruit (whole fruit i.e skin, meat and seed) with milk.
3- Applying bitter oil and black seed oil on the area twice a day with 15 minutes gap between each time applying.
4- Use olive oil for cooking and preparing your foods.