For arthritic joints a poultice or an ointment may be useful. Herbs such as cayenne and wintergreen oil made into a paste with comfrey leaves can be applied as a poultice or made into an ointment, oil or liniment. Cayenne and wintergreen oil are very warming and need to be used sparingly. Rosemary or ginger may also be added. Consider feeding herbs such as ginger and gotu kola.