Prescription strength non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, including indomethacin, nabumetone, naproxen sodium, and oxaprozin are commonly used to treat rheumatoid arthritis.

  1. Borage oil - may partially relieve symptoms rheumatoid arthritis.
  2. Fish oil (EPA/DHA) - may partially relieve symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.
  3. Vitamin E - protects many tissues, including joints, against oxidative damage.
  4. Herbs that may be helpful in treating rheumatoid arthritis include:
  5. Boswellia - reduced symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis in many reports.
  6. Cayenne - (topical) - may help relieve pain when rubbed onto arthritic joints.
  7. Devil's claw - exhibits anti-inflammatory and analgesic actions.
  8. Turmeric - the active constituent in turmeric, curcumin, is a potent anti-inflammatory compound that protects the body against free radical damage.