Definition: A degenerative inflammatory disease of one or more joints
Possible causes: excessive joint usage, injury, inflammatory diseases and diabetes
General signs and symptoms: local inflammation because of the bones rubbing together
Methods of use: compress, bath, lotions/creams, massage but not over the swelling
Suggested oils: juniperberry, lemon, black pepper, cypress, nutmeg, chamomile (german), rosemary, pine, marjoram (sweet), ginger
Holistic advice: diet, avoid red meats, tea, coffee, alcohol. Suggest supplements vitamin A, B Complex and E, cod liver oil, calcium and aloe vera gel. Gentle exercise.