Ayurvedic Treatment for Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness


Delayed onset muscle soreness is an exercise-related muscle injury. This occurs after excessive exercise especially prevalent if a person is doing eccentric exercise. This is different from acute muscle soreness because it does not occur immediately after exercise, instead it occurs after a few hours of exercise. It involves the pain and stiffness of the muscles. These symptoms end after about one to three days. There is no particular treatment for this condition in other systems of treatment. But Ayurveda provides the herbs and herbal formulation which effectively reduces the pain and stiffness of muscles and rejuvenate and strengthens the muscles. Planet Ayurveda provides safe and effective herbal remedies as they use superior quality and natural herbs in its herbal formulation.

Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness

Introduction to Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS)

Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) is defined as muscle pain and stiffness that normally occurs after several hours or one or two days after exercise, especially excessive and eccentric exercise. The person does not feel this type of muscle soreness during exercise. The pain and soreness occur during and instantly after an exercise is different and known as acute muscle soreness.

Causes of Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness

The delayed onset muscle soreness caused by doing High-intensity exercise. These heavy exercises can cause small, microscopic tears in muscle fibers and the body responds to these damage/tears by increasing inflammatory actions which may result in a delayed onset muscle soreness. The Eccentric exercises also result in DOMS. Eccentric exercises mean doing more than one exercise at the same time which creates muscles tension. DOMS can affect anyone, from expert athletes to trainees or who have not worked for long. It can strike to anyone who increases their exercise intensity, doing eccentric exercises or a new exercise.

Symptoms of Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness

The symptoms of DOMS occur at least 12 to 24 hours after a workout which includes the pain, stiffness, and tenderness of the involved muscles. The pain lasts for about one to three days after your workout.

The other symptoms include:

  1. Loss of muscle strength for short-term
  2. Muscle fatigue
  3. Swelling in the muscles
  4. Reduced movement or motion of joints due to pain and stiffness.

Ayurvedic Treatment for Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness

Ayurveda believes to treat the disease by eradicating the root of diseases not only reducing the symptoms naturally. For Delayed onset muscle soreness, Ayurveda provides natural remedies like the use of herbs and proper diet and lifestyle. These herbs individually and together in the herbal formulation provide effective results to treat DOMS, but herbal formulations are only effective if these contain pure and natural herbs. For this, Planet Ayurveda is most reliable to offer safe herbal formulations.

Herbs for Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness

1. Curcumin (Curcuma longa)

It has strong healing property. It possesses anti-inflammatory properties and reduces inflammation.

2. Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera)

This herb possesses a potent anti-inflammatory property which helps to relieve pain and swelling in muscles and joints.

3. Guggul (Commiphora wightii)

It helps to relieve pain and inflammation and helps to provide strength to the skeletal system.

4. Bala (Sida cordifolia)

Bala holds anti-inflammatory properties and improves the strengthing of muscles.

5. Chitrak (Plumbago zeylanica)

This herb helps decrease pain, swelling, and soreness of joints

6. Nirgundi (Vitex negundo)

This herb possesses anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. It helps to relieve inflammation and pain of joints and muscles.

Herbal Formulations for Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness by Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda’s herbal formulations are manufactured under the direct supervision of Ayurvedic experts. They provide safe and effective herbal formulations for Delayed onset muscle soreness. It includes Boswellia Curcumin capsules, Ashwagandha capsules, and Yograj Guggul tablets. These are 100% natural and do not contain any chemicals and preservatives. Another important and impressive thing is these do not produce any side effects.

Herbal Supplements for Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness


Product Description

1. Boswellia Curcumin Capsules

These capsules are prepared by using pure and standardized herbal extracts of Boswellia serrata and Curcuma longa. Both herbs are very effective in the treatment and management of delayed onset muscle soreness. Boswellia serrata helps to speed up post-exercise muscle recovery or reduce physical stress. Curcumin has a positive effect on pain intensity and muscle stiffness. Therefore, Boswellia Curcumin capsules are an effective remedy to reduce inflammation, pain, tenderness, and swelling around or in the muscles and joints.

Dosage: 2 capsules two times a day with plain water after meals.

2. Ashwagandha Capsules

These capsules are prepared by using a standardized herbal extract of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). This herb is considered as a rejuvenating herb and has adaptogen properties. It helps in strengthening the muscles and building the body. Ashwagandha provides joint protection, improves exercise performance, and benefits in muscle recovery. Ashwagandha capsules provide a greater decrease in exercise-induced muscle injury including pain and stiffness. Thus helpful in delayed onset muscle soreness.

Dosage: 1 capsule two times daily with plain water after meals.

3. Yograj Guggul

This is a classical Ayurvedic formulation, which is beneficial for painful muscles and Joints. These tables are the combination of the various effective herbs like Guggul (Commiphora Mukul), Pippali (Piper longum), Chitrak (Plumbago zeylanica), Ajwain (Carum couticum), Sonth (Zingiber officinale), Black pepper (Piper nigrum), Kulanjan (Alpinia galanga), Vidang (Embelia Ribes), Heartwood (Cedrus Deodara), Puskaramula (Inula racemosa), Chavya (Piper chaba), etc. These herbs help to and strengthen and rejuvenate the skeletal and neuromuscular system. Thus effective in the treatment of delayed onset muscle soreness.

Dosage: 2 tablets two times daily with plain water after meals.

Contact Planet Ayurveda Support Team to provide you the costing / ordering and delivery information at – costing.planetayurveda@gmail.com or Call at 0172-521-4030 (India), +91-172-521-4030 (Outside India) or Whatsapp at (+91) 9915-593-604.


Complete information has concluded that delayed onset muscle soreness occurs not immediately but after a few hours of exercise. Ayurveda provides appropriate treatment to get rid of this condition to reduce muscle aches, stiffness and improves the strength of the muscles. And Planet Ayurveda provides effective herbal remedies to relieve delayed onset muscle soreness.

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Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD-Ayurvedic Medicine) is an expert Ayurveda consultant in Chandigarh (India). He has vast experience of herbs and their applied uses. He has successfully treated numerous patients suffering from various ailments, throughout the world. He is CEO and Founder of Krishna Herbal Company and Planet Ayurveda in Chandigarh, India. He researched age old formulas from ancient Ayurvedic text books to restore health and save human beings from the worst side-effects of chemical-based treatments.