Arthritis - Causes, Symptoms, Home & Herbal remedies and Arthritis Treatment in Ayurveda
What is Arthritis
Arthritis is inflammation of the joints. It occurs in various forms, the most frequent is being osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease which usually occurs in the older age-group affecting the knee joints. Rheumatoid arthritis is a serious disease which affects not only the joints of the fingers, wrists, hips, knees and feet but also the muscles, tendons and other tissues of the body.
Arthritis Causes and Symptoms
The main symptoms of Osteoarthritis are pain and stiffness in the joints. This pain usually increases after exercise. Rheumatoid arthritis is often called the 'cooked food disease'. It usually develops gradually over several months, with persistent pain and stiffness in one or more joints. Ultimately the whole body is affected. Symptoms include anemia, colitis, constipation, deformed hands and feet. Osteoarthritis results from structural changes in the articular cartilage in the joints, usually those which are weight-bearing, such as the spine and knees. Rheumatoid arthritis is due to an inflammation of the synovium or lining of the joints. This is accompanied by swelling and eventually leads to deformity. The condition may be caused by hormonal imbalance, physical and emotional stress, infection, severe fright, shock, and injury. Hereditary factors may also be responsible for the onset of this disease.
Herbal Remedy for Arthritis
Joint Aid Plus
Joint Aid Plus is a blend of unique herbs described in Ayurveda as best anti-inflammatory herbs. These rare herbs are beneficial in moderate and severe forms of inflammation, swelling and pain. Joint Aid Plus contains extracts of Nirgundi, Shallaki, Guggul, Ginger, Giloy and Ashwagandha. These herbs act together in a synergistic manner that control acute and chronic inflammatory reactions. Joint aid plus is an effective herbal supplement for acute and chronic arthritis pain and inflammation.
Herbs in Joint Aid Plus
Joint Aid Plus is purely an herbal formulation without any chemicals added into it. The ingredients are frequently used in Ayurvedic system of medicine since 5,000 B.C. without any side effects.
Dosage: 2 capsules twice daily, with warm water after meals. 1 Bottle will last 15 days.
Side Effects: No Side effects, It can be used with other herbal Supplements, Vitamins or other herbal remedies or natural products.
|Sr. No.||Ingredient Name||Botanical Name||Quantity|
|1.||Nirgundi||Vitex negundo||100 mg|
|2.||Shallaki||Boswellia serrata||150 mg|
|3.||Guggul||Commiphora mukul||150 mg|
|4.||Sonth||Zingiber officinale||50 mg|
|5.||Ashwagandha||Withania somnifera||50 mg|
Description of Ingredients
1. Nirgundi (Vitex negundo)
Vitex negundo is described in Ayurveda as one of the most potent natural anti-arthritic herb. It is very effective in controlling pain and inflammation particularly in arthritis, painful joints and sciatica patients.
2. Shallaki (Boswellia serrata)
Boswellia serrata is a very popular natural anti-inflammatory herb used by Ayurveda physicians all over the world. It is commonly known in India as 'Salai guggul'. The resin obtained from the tree is purified and then used for pain and inflammation. It relieves cervical spondylitis and other arthritis pains naturally without causing any side effects.
3. Guggul (Commiphora mukul)
Commiphora mukul is a known anti-inflammatory agent used by Ayurveda physicians worldwide. The analgesic and anti-inflammatory action is almost immediate. Guggul is also used in weight loss formulas and is effective in reducing weight, thus it also helps osteoarthritis patients as well as cervical spondylitis pain.
4. Sonth (Zingiber officinale)
It is commonly known as dry ginger. Dry Ginger is another useful anti-inflammatory herb. It also improves appetite and good for digestive and respiratory system. Dry ginger remarkably reduce markers of inflammation in the blood and is a very potent analgesic. Sonth is a remarkable herbal treatment for pain in conditions like cervical spondylitis, rheumatoid arthritis & osteoarthritis.
5. Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)
Ashwagandha is popularly known as Indian ginseng in the west. It possesses anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer and anti-stress activities. The plant steroids exert anti-inflammatory action where as another active ingredient of this herb root is Withaferin which act as a potent stress buster.
The Joint aid Plus capsules consists of 100 % safe, chemical free, Purely Vegetarian, No fillers, binders or common allergens. Contains no Sugar, Salt, Artificial Color, Yeast, Gluten, Wheat & dairy products. 1 Bottle contains 60 Vegetarian capsules.
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Herbal Remedies for Arthritis by Planet Ayurveda
Arthritis as per Ayurvedic aspect is due to imbalance of three dosha (Vata, Pitta & Kapha) in body. The life style & the bad eating habits disturb the dosha & aggravate them which leads to arthritis. So Planet Ayurveda offers best combination of effective herbal remedies such as Joint Support Pack for Ayurvedic treatment of arthritis. These herbal remedies are prepared from using best quality herbs and strictly follow the principles of Ayurveda.
- Bone Support - 1 Capsule twice daily with lukewarm water, after meals.
- Coral Calcium Complex - 1 Capsule twice daily with lukewarm water, after meals.
- Boswellia Curcumin - 1 Capsule twice daily with lukewarm water, after meals.
- Yograj Guggul - 2 Tablets twice daily with lukewarm water, after meals.
1. Bone Support
Bone support capsule has natural calcium extracts. Each capsule contains standardized extract of ingredients like Shudh Laksha (Laccifer lacca), Suhanjana beej (Moringa oleifera), Hadjod (Cissus quadrangular), Arjun (Terminalia arjuna), Praval pishti (Corallium rubrum) & Mukta (Compound of pearl calcium) that give effective result in arthritis. 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. Boswellia Curcumin
Boswellia curcumin capsules are being prepared by Planet ayurveda using natural extracts of two wonderful ayurvedic components namely haridra (Curcuma longa) and shallaki (Boswellia serrata). These capsules are very beneficial in managing various types of inflammations and arthritic pains. It also contains rejuvenating properties that will promote the healing process. Boswellia curcumin capsules will help to relieve the pains experienced by the patients of arthritis.
3. Yograj Guggul
Yograj guggul are ayurvedic tablets containing a combination of effective ayurvedic components such as chitrak (Plumbago zeylanica), gokshura (Tribulus terrestris), ajmoda (Trachyspermum roxburghianum), etc. These tablets help to manage the vitiated vata dosha and the ama dosha also. This will help to improve bone and joint health along with improving the range of movement .
4. Coral Calcium Complex
Coral calcium capsule from the house of Planet Ayurveda is a combination of natural plant extracts that effectively help in sustained and efficient calcium absorption by the body. These capsules contain ingredients like Coral (Praval pishti), Agate (Akik pishti), An Ayurvedic compounds (Jawar mohra pishti & Kamdudha ras), Pearl (Mukta pishti) & Giloy satva (Tinospora cordifolia) that provides natural calcium to body.
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.
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Home Remedies for Arthritis
1. Potato Juice
The raw potato juice therapy is considered one of the most successful biological treatments for rheumatic and arthritic conditions. It has been used in folk medicine for centuries. The traditional method of preparing potato juice is to cut a medium-sized potato into thin slices, without peeling the skin and place the slices overnight in a large glass filled with cold water. The water should be drunk in the morning on an empty stomach. Fresh juice can also be extracted from potatoes.
2. Other Raw Juices
One cup of green juice, extracted from any green leafy vegetable, mixed in equal proportions with carrot, celery and red beet juices is good for arthritis. The alkaline action of raw juices dissolves the accumulation of deposits around the joints and in other tissues. A cup of fresh pineapple juice is also valuable, as the enzyme bromelain in fresh pineapple juice reduces swelling and inflammation in osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
3. Sesame Seeds
A teaspoon of black sesame seeds, soaked in a quarter cup of water are kept overnight. It has been found to be effective in preventing frequent joints pain. The water in which the seeds are soaked should also be taken along with the seeds on empty in the morning.
Drinking water kept overnight in a copper container which accumulated the traces of copper. That strengthen the muscular system. A copper ring or bracelet is worn for the same reason.
Studies have shown that calcium can help arthritis. Several patients have discovered that joints pain have either been relieved or have disappeared entirely after taking calcium. This mineral should be taken in the form of calcium lactate. Two teaspoons of calcium lactate, each teaspoon providing 400 mg of absorbable calcium, may be taken three times daily in water, before meals for at least four months.
A tea made from the herb alfalfa, especially from its seeds, has shown beneficial results in the treatment of arthritis. One teaspoon of alfalfa seeds may be added to one cup of water. Three to four cups of this tea should be taken daily by arthritis patient for at least two weeks.
The body should be kept warm at all times. Joints should not be bandaged tightly as this limits movement and interferes with the free circulation of blood. There should be plenty of indirect ventilation in the bedroom. Rest is advised when there is acute inflammation in the joints. Sea bathing has been found valuable in arthritis. The natural iodine in sea water is said to relieve arthritis pain. As is well known, iodine regulates the acid-alkaline balance in the blood and tissues, helps to repair and regenerate, worn out tissues and nourishes the skeletal structure. It enters into the thyroid gland's secretion. The hormone uses the iodine to cleanse the internal toxins.
If sea bathing is not possible, the patient should relax for thirty minutes every night in a tub of warm water, in which a cup of common salt has been mixed. The minerals in the salt, especially iodine, will be absorbed through the pores of the skin. This will correct an internal imbalance.