Joy to all mothers out there as we celebrate you this Sunday! There may be a few of you who are feeling the odd twinge in your joints, especially when March is cold and damp. Arthritis (inflammation of the joints) and rheumatism (inflammation of tissue or fibrous surrounding the joints) affect many older women. Bathing with two handfuls of Epsom salts thrown in can help draw out toxins through the skin and make a great Mothering Sunday gift. Food-wise, try to limit the acidity in your diet. Tomato juice mixed with a teaspoon of yeast, lecithin and wheat-germ drank 1 hour before a meal can also help restore the acid/alkali balance.

One of these homeopathic remedies can be taken twice daily for three days, then repeat again after a couple of weeks:

Rhus Toxicodendron

Rhus Toxicodendron

Rhus Tox 30C can help with stiffness and swelling especially when pains are worse with initial movement after resting, better for continual movement and worse in damp weather.

Bryonia 30C can be good when there is pain with any movement but especially if that pain improves if pressure is applied to the area.

Bryonia

Bryonia