Derived from a Greek word 'rhuema', which means swelling, rheumatism is essentially a condition in which a person experiences severe pain in bone, muscles and joints, along with swelling. It mostly affects people above 45 years of age and is found in both men and women. There are basically two types of rheumatism - muscular rheumatism, which affects the muscles, and articular rheumatism, which affects the joints. Some of the causes of rheumatism are poisoning of blood with acid wastes, physically stressful work, damp weather conditions and acid-alkaline imbalance. Heredity factors, hormonal disorder and infection in teeth are some of the other causes of rheumatism. However, rheumatism can be cured with some natural remedies. In the following lines, we have provided the best home remedies to treat rheumatism.