If okra is not one of your favourites, then this is a must read for you, especially if you suffer from knee pain
Okra (namely Lady’s Finger, bhindi, vendakkai) used to only make a special appearance in my kitchen until recently but, in the community I live, it is quite popular.
Even among kids. That’s the reason why you find them fresh and in plenty in the Marwadi shops in front of our gate. I eat this veggie mostly for a change without really liking its slipperiness or taste. I opt for open pan cooking for Bhindi, a tasty and healthier method suggested by a friend.
It is only one step healthier than frying it in lots of oil. Simply slit the veggies length wise and throw in to the pan with 2-3 teaspoons of oil. Add in your favourite masalas and keep stirring occasionally. Takes a bit more time, but gets roasted nicely without excess oil and deep frying.
The health benefits of bhindi are forgotten when they are roasted and fried to make them palatable. Some importance health benefits ok lady’s finger at a glance.
Using Okra for Relief from Knee Pain
You might already know that our joints are filled with thick slippery fluid called synovial fluid. This helps the cartilage to remain healthy by providing adequate nutrition.
Overweight, overstrain or injury and stiffness can result in knee pain. Simply helping the fluid circulate normally eases down common knee pain.
While practising yoga is one popular method to prevent and treat all joint pain, including okra in your diet is also helpful. Remember that swishy juice inside the pods? They are the real guys who make okra a healthy bunch.
This is a great folk remedy with okra for knee pain:
1) Take 3-5 well washed okra fingers. Chop off the ends and slit them lengthwise.
2) Boil them in half a litre of water and set aside overnight.
3) Eat the vegetables and drink the juice in the morning.
I know that it is definitely not going to taste delicious but it is said to help very well in knee and joint pains. However, if you have kidney/gall stones and high uric acid ask you doctor if lady’s finger is a good option.
Ayurvedic Treatment for Knee Pain and Arthritis
You could also try out the ayurvedic treatment option for treating knee pain, arthritis and other stuff like Osteoarthritis, Gout with Zeotone Soft Gel Capsules
Zeotone checks the deterioration of the cartilage and subchondral bone. It also
- Restores nutrition to diseased cartilage cells.
- Repairs & rebuilds the Cartilage.
- Helps to improve Synovial fluid viscosity & concentration.
- Strengthens the cartilages and bones (Brumhanam)
Dosage: 1 capsule two times in a day before food. (625 mg).