Arthritis and ayurveda| Ayurvedic treatment of Arthritis

Arthritis/Rheumatism (Aamavata)

The “vata” word in aamvata suggest that it is related to vata disorder. And yes, if there is excess Vata in their bodies, they may be very thin, have dry skin, gas, constipation, bone problems, or arthritis. However, vata is not only the cause of Arthritis, it may be pitta and kapha type.

More than 100 types of rheumatic diseases according to modern concept . Causes are attributed to injury, infection, metabolic conditions, or tumors. In many cases the causes remain unknown to western medicine. Some disorders a related to age, gender,

and climactic conditions (i.e., cold or dampness). Áyurveda also cites causes related to digestive disorders.

Causes and Development:

Eating incompatible food combinations and following incompatible life-styles, lack of exercise or exercising after eating fatty foods—or with poor digestion, produces áma (undigested food toxins). Áma associated with Vata quickly moves to different seats of Kapha in the body, filling them (and blood vessels) with waxy material. Thus, áma associated with all three doshas blocks tissue pores and passages. This causes weakness and heaviness in the heart, which becomes the seat of the disease. Joints are simultaneously affected, causing stiffness and many other disorders. It can also be considered an autoimmune disorder.

Some other causes-

Suppressing  of Natural Urges like in flatulate,  Causes constipation, difficult urination, abdominal pain, distention, weakens Vata, air wastes are absorbed into the bones and marrow, aggravating arthritis and nerves.



There are different symptoms in the case of Vata, pitta and Kapha type of Arthritis. However the general symptoms are Joint pain, loss of taste, thirst, lack of enthusiasm, heaviness, swelling (inflammation).fever, indigestion,

Vata: Severe, throbbing, cutting pain that is variable and migrating in nature; becomes worse in cold weather or when cold water comes in contact with the affected joint(s). Other symptoms include dry or scaly skin, stiff or cracking joints, bone deformities, constipation, gas, abdominal distention, low back pain, nervousness, fear, and insomnia.

Pitta: Burning sensation, redness, swelling, inflammation; becomes worse in hot weather or when hot water comes in contact with the affected joints. Other symptoms include diarrhea, anger, irritability, and sweating.

Kapha: Loss of movement, itching, joint swelling, and edema (without inflammation); becomes worse in cold and damp or humid weather. Other symptoms include dullness, heaviness, aches, oily skin, congestion, or mucus in the stool.


General: If only one dosha is involved, the condition is easy to heal. When two doshas are implicated, it becomes difficult to heal. When all three doshas are involved, and if swelling involves every joint in the body, healed will not be possible. First toxins should be digested by balancing the digestive fire. Eating animal products will aggravate

the condition, especially pork, red meat, and dark poultry. Heavy, ama-increasing foods will also increase arthritic symptoms. Many people report improvements by following these dietary suggestions.

Mahanarayan oil improves flexibility, stiffness, muscle fatigue, and removes pain. It is mixed with sesame oil (1:1) and applied to the painful areas. This oil also breaks up blockages and begins to heal locally. After oil application, warm heat, yoga, bath, or mild exercise further improves this situation. Local steam application with dashmool can be applied locally.

Narayan oil is good for muscle and joint pain, lower body circulation, and reversing imbalances caused by aging. Brahmi and sandalwood oils (mixed together) are very beneficial for Pitta types of arthritis. Avipattikar churna is good to ingest for rheumatism.

Vata: Hot spices like cinnamon and fresh ginger. Yogaraj guggul* is the best herb for this condition; it cleanses bone tissue, strengthens bones, and improves flexibility. Castor oil or triphala help keep the colon cleansed.

Pitta: Kaishore guggul, sandalwood, guduchi, aloe, turmeric, saffron. Musta relieves pain.

Kapha: Pure guggul is best for this condition. Hot herbs are also helpful, such as cinnamon, dry ginger, turmeric, trikatu. Musta and nirguòdí relieve pain.

Guggul is the best herb for arthritis. And yograj guggul is the best Ayurvedic formula for arthritis.

*Yogaraj Guggul- VK- P+ (in excess), arthritis, joint pains, stiffness, cholesterol, arteriosclerosis, rheumatism, gout, lumbago, back pain, hernia, goiter, sciatica, acts on the pituitary gland and hormone swelling, immune system, all Vata disorders including nerve disorders, depression, and insomnia; heals bone fractures.

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