Plant remedies for osteoporosis

Herbal treatment for osteoporosis


Phytotherapy: Herbal remedies for osteoporosis

Phytotherapy in the treatment of osteoporosis focuses on the use of a number of plants whose role will focus on:

  • Use of plants with estrogenic properties that compensate for the loss of estrogen.

  • Using plants to help calcium absorption. Edible plants whose habitual intake helps provide more calcium to the bones or help the body produce the principles that help calcium absorption.

Medicinal plant preparations to treat osteoporosis

Among all the plants, we could mention the following :


Decoctions of horsetail can be very useful for osteoporosis prevention or recovering

  • Horsetail: (Equisetum arvense) It helps recover silicon failures that occur in the body by the influence of the loss of estrogen that hinders the absorption of this mineral. (decoction of a teaspoon of dried plant per cup of water for 15 minutes. A glass a day) (View the complete study of the plant for possible contraindications or toxicity)

  • Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale): Because of its richness in calcium and minerals, dandelion is a suitable plant for osteoporosis. (Infusion of dried plant or eat it fresh in salads)

  • Avocado (Persea americana) Avocado is very rich in vitamin D which is needed to control the absorption of calcium and phosphorus in the body and prevent brittle bones and teeth. Eating this fruit can be very useful during growth to achieve healthy bones and a correct size to avoid rickets.

    Similarly, it can be very useful in other stages of life when you need an extra supply of these minerals. It is thus particularly interesting during pregnancy and especially from old age, to prevent the onset of osteoporosis. It also has significant amounts of magnesium, and iron.

  • Jackfruit: (Artocarpus heterophyllus) Containing a lot of calcium and vitamin C, it can be very useful to avoid osteoporosis. (Eat this fruit)

  • Onion (Allium cepa) Studies in mice, seem to show, according to research in Switzerland, that the daily intake of this nutrient promotes the development of bone tissue. Mice showed a decrease of 20% osteoporosis

  • Maca (Lepidium meyenii) Its high content of calcium (220mg / 100 g of food) makes dried maca root a good food to take with meals, stews or soups in preventing osteoporosis. Dr. Aguila Calderón, former dean of the Faculty of Medicine of the National University of Lima, refers to maca: “Maca has a large amount of easily absorbable calcium, as well as magnesium and a good amount of silica. very useful in the treatment of bone decalcification in children and adults. “

  • Cabbage (Brassica oleracea) for its boron content, it prevents the loss of estrogen that helps set the calcium in bones.

    acai juice

    Acai juice contains most calcium than any other fruit juice

  • Acai (Euterpe oleracea): acai is one of the fruit juices with the highest calcium content, almost equivalent to the content of milk. People with osteoporosis can benefit from this contribution of calcium in their diet.
  • Lime: (Citrus aurantifolia) Vitamin C is involved in the formation of bone tissue, which favors greater bone health and prevent osteoporosis by allowing the body to absorb more calcium.

  • Soybean: (Glycine max) On the one hand, by its content of genistein, it is a good source of natural estrogens that aids the body to absorb more calcium. In contrast to HRT, it has no contraindications.

    In addition, soy proteins, unlike animal proteins, do not contribute to expel calcium through urine, so a good intake of this food will be very helpful to keep the bones in a better condition for longer.

Vegetal drinks enriched in calcium

Some vegetable drinks are especially recommended to prevent or correct osteoporosis. They are easy to digest and contain a very high amount of this mineral when they are enriched in calcium.

In addition, they constitute a good alternative to the consumption of animal milk. Among them we have, for example: The hazelnut milk, the rice drink, the oatmeal drink, the soy drink, or the almond milk.

Supplements for osteoporosis

Lysine, is an amino acid that, taken as a supplement, is very suitable for osteoporosis because it helps to absorb and distribute calcium more evenly throughout the body.

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Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

19 March, 2019

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