Spa Cuisine: Arthritis Relief Tea Recipe

This pleasant-tasting, simple to make tea contains two arthritis-busting herbs: devil’s claw, from the Kalahari Desert, seems to be especially helpful for rheumatic complaints, with anti-inflammatory and mild analgesic properties with a cortisone-like action for stiff joints. Celery seed helps to counter acid in the blood.

Be sure to share this recipe with your friends or parents who may be arthritis sufferers.

1/2 to 1 teaspoon dried rhizome of devil’s claw, crushed
1 teaspoon celery seed
1 cup boiling spring water

1. Boil the herbs in the spring water for 15 minutes. Strain.

2. Drink 2 cups per day. Keep it up for a month to judge if it is effective in reducing your arthritis pain.

CAUTION: This tea is not suggested during pregnancy or for those with gastric or duodenal ulcers.

Adapted from Natural Hand Care by Norma Pasekoff Weinberg (Storey Books, 1998). Copyright (c) 1998 by Norma Pasekoff Weinberg. Reprinted by permission of Storey Books.
Adapted from Natural Hand Care by Norma Pasekoff Weinberg (Storey Books, 1998).


gary c.
Gary C.4 years ago


K s Goh
KS Goh5 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Teresa P.
Teresa P.6 years ago

'Thanks for the recipe

Hanan W.
Hana W.6 years ago


Julie F.
Julie F.6 years ago

very interesting, thanks!

Fatime H.
Fatime Hoxha6 years ago

instead of this "devil claw" what can we use?

Heather B.
Past Member 6 years ago

Good to know. Thank you, Annie.

Hanan W.
Hana W.6 years ago

I will certainly share this with some sufferers of arthritis that I know.

Victoria Hendrickson

I can't wait to try the tea for several weeks for my arthritis.

Kirstie M.
Kirstie M.6 years ago

Also, i'll check about devils claw and see if it can be grown in England and post back soon folks xx
(take the devils claw out of the capsules, it may work more efficiently with your saliva...i'll do some research on it...xx)