Arthritis is one of a common problem nowadays. It is actually not a single disease, but an informal way of referring to the pain in the joints or we can say, a joint disease. There are several types of arthritis, but the most common among them are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis. The problem of arthritis is more common in women as compared to men. In general, it occurs frequently as people get older.
Osteoarthritis is one of the most common type of arthritis. This problem occurs mainly due to the breakdown of the cartilage in the joints. In general, this type of arthritis can occur in any joint of our body, but the weight bearing joints of the hips, spine and knees are commonly affected due to this type of arthritis. Osteoarthritis may sometimes, affect fingers, neck, large toe and thumb as well.
Ankylosing spondylitis is another form of arthritis, in which, there occurs painful inflammation that mainly affects the spine. It causes the ankylosis of vertebral as well as sacroiliac joints and is more common in the younger males. The word ankylosing spondylitis consist of two words "ankylo" which means stiffening of a joint and the other word "spondylo" which means vertebrae. In this type of arthritis, the bones of the spine may grow or fuse together which results in a rigid spine.
In general, commonly affected joints by ankylosing spondylitis are the Joints between the vertebrae of the spine and joints between the spine and pelvis. It may occur in other joints as well other joints such as the joints of the shoulders, knees and hips etc.
Rheumatoid arthritis is another form of arthritis that usually starts at the middle age, but can occur in young children and elder people also. Rheumatoid arthritis affects joints on both sides of the body. The hands, wrists and knees are commonly affected parts by this type of arthritis. It may affect the skin, lungs, heart, blood, eyes and nerves as well.
AYURVEDIC VIEW OF ARTHRITIS
According to Ayurveda, an oldest system of healthcare, most of the pain in the body occurs due to the aggravation of vata (air) dosha. Arthritis is a problem that occurs due to the accumulation of Ama, known as toxins, and aggravation of vata as well. This ama circulates in the body and gets collected at the weaker sites. When it gets deposited in the joints, then aggravation of the vata dosha occurs and leads to amavata. This aamvata is known as arthritis in Ayurveda.
Dietary supplements for healthy joints by Planet Ayurveda
- Bone Support -2 Capsules twice daily
- Coral Calcium Complex - 1 Capsule twice daily
- Joint Aid Plus - 2 Capsules twice daily
- Curcumin Capsules - 2 Capsules twice daily
1. Bone Support Capsules
Bone support capsule has natural calcium extracts obtained from the natural, herbal sources of calcium. Each capsule contains standardized extract of herbs like asthishrinkhala (Cissus quadrangularis), Shudh Laksha (Laccifera lacca), Sahijan (Moringa oleifera), Arjun (Terminalia arjuna) and mineral source, Praval pishti (Corallium rubrum).
These extracts stimulate increased absorption of calcium from the blood into the body. The hormonal control that helps in calcium absorption in the body is also influenced by regular use of this capsule.
In case of osteoarthritis, Capsule bone support can be taken as a great health supplement to support joint mobility and minimize loss of synovial fluid which leads to swelling and inflammation at the site of joint.
2. Coral Calcium Complex
Coral calcium capsule from the house of Planet Ayurveda is a combination of natural plant and vegetable extracts that effectively help in sustained and efficient calcium absorption by the body.
the body. These capsules are purely vegetarian and made from the best quality and purified coral and plant extracts which are rich in many minerals such as Phosphorus, Magnesium, Silica, Vitamin D etc.
All these minerals together help to support healthy bones and joint support in the body. In patients of osteoarthritis, these capsules help in maintaining bone density thereby reducing bone fragility. It also helps to diminish chances of bone fractures that occur due to reduced bone mass in old age.
The ingredients of coral calcium complex are as follows:
- Praval pishti
- Akik pishti
- Jwar mohra pishti
- Kamdudha rasa
- Mukta pishti
- Giloy satva.
3. Joint aid plus
Joint aid plus contains standardized extract of Nirgundi (Vitex negundo), Guggul (Commiphora mukul), Shallaki (Boswellia serrate), Ardarak (Zingiber officianale), Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia) and Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera).
These capsules help in dealing with all kinds of joint conditions that cause any kind of skeletal problem in the body. Regular use of this product helps in the maintenance of joint flexibility and lubrication so as to minimize wear and tear in patients of osteoarthritis.
Besides this, the capsules act as a great source of dietary nutrition for the bones and joints in the body
Planet ayurveda's joint aid plus capsules are prepared by using pure standardized extracts of wonderful herbs that are mentioned in the ancient texts of Ayurveda. This product is an excellent one for the maintenance of healthy bones and joints. The ingredients of these capsules are Nirgundi (Vitex nigundo), Sonth (Zingiber officinale), Guggul (Commiphora mukul), Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and Ashwagandha (Withania sominfera).
These herbs are well explained below:
1. Nirgundi (Vitex nigundo)
Nirgundi, also known as, Vitex nigundo is a small tree that can grow up to a height of 8 m. The bark of this tree is reddish brown in color with the white to blue colored flowers that are 10 to 20 cm in length. The fruit of the nirgundi herb is black or purple in color.
2. Shallaki (Boswellia serrata)
Boswellia serrata is a plant which produces salai, known as Shallaki, in Sanskrit. In India, it is commonly known as 'Salai guggul'.
3. Guggul (Commiphora mukul)
Guggul, also known as Commiphora mukul, is a plant that grows up to a height of 4 m with thin papery bark and the branches are thorny. The leaves of this plant are trifoliate in nature and the flowers are of reddish pink color.
4. Sonth (Zingiber officinale)
Zingiber officinale is another name of sonth, which is commonly known as ginger. This herbaceous plant grows up to a height of 1 m. The leaves of this herb are green in color while the flowers are of yellow color. This herb is widely used as a spice also.
5. Ashwagandha (Withania sominfera)
Ashwagandha is commonly known as Indian ginseng or Withania somnifera. This plant can grow up to a height of 35-75 cm. The flowers of this plant are small and green in color while the fruit is orange to red in color.
Pack size: Each bottle contains 60 capsules in it.
Dosage: Two capsules two times a day, with plain water, after meals.
4. Curcumin Capsules
Planet Ayurveda's Curcumin capsules are prepared using the pure extract of Curcumin (Curcuma longa). Curcumin is one of a great herb that not only supports healthy joints but also a great way to maintain healthy muscles too. This herb is good for the overall health of the body.
Where to buy Joint Support Pack?
To buy Joint Support Pack, please visit store.planetayurveda.com/joint-support-pack.html