Natural Remedies For Rheumatoid Arthritis
Have you ever imagined how dependent we are on our joints? Rheumatoid arthritis is one very common joint disease faced by many in the middle age group in India.
The term arthritis stands for inflammation in the joints and the associated structures. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease that involves multiple joints often affecting the extent of movement and also the optimal functioning of other body functions like that of skin, heart and others. Unlike the lesions seen in osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis affects the lining of the joints causing painful swellings leading to deformity.
The signs and symptoms experienced with rheumatoid arthritis include tender, warm, swollen joints, joint stiffness especially in the form of morning stiffness lasting upto 2 hours, fatigue, fever and loss of appetite and the common symptoms. According to the severity of the condition, raise of temperature in the joints, edema, redness and deformity associated with movement hampers are also often seen. The exact cause of the disease is not comprehended yet it is understood as an autoimmune disease wherein the body’s immune system becomes incapable of distinguishing between self and non-self cells. The disease initially affects the small joints of the body, like those of the fingers or the toes and then progresses to the larger joints.
Around 40% of the total population suffering with rheumatoid arthritis do not have the symptoms of the joints, but nodular manifestations in the skin, deformities in the functioning of internal organs including the bone marrow are affected. With the advancements in the field of medicine, the investigations for this disease include blood tests for RF factor, physical examinations and X Ray imaging techniques. Oral medications, hormone infusions and physical exercise are the treatment modules opted for in most cases of rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoporosis, rheumatoid nodules, extremely dry eyes and mouth, other infections and abnormal body composition are the most commonly seen complications of this disease.
AYURVEDA AND RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS
Ayurveda understands and comprehends a disease with the doshic predominance for which exact correlation may not be available. But rheumatoid arthritis can be assessed as VataRakta. VataRakta is a condition that arises due to the mutual Avaran or covering between the Vata dosha and the blood tissue element that settles around the joints causing pain and swelling in them.
According to ayurvedic classics the disease occurs due to excessive consumption of acidic or alkaline food that is too salty, sour or pungent combined with improper position while sleeping, sitting etc, sitting ideally without movement to the body and excessive exposure to the cold unprotected. All these conditions show a simultaneous vitiation of the both the above mentioned factors and thus forms the disease.
The treatment method adopted begins with normalising the digestive fire and then moving to methods that reduce the pain and swelling in the joints. Further, the management involves restoration of the immunity and maintenance of equilibrium of the body.
PLANET AYURVEDA FOR YOUR SUPPORT
Planet Ayurveda has come up with wonderful and effective herbal combinations that help you overcome your troubles related to movement and pain in the joints. All these combinations are 100% vegetarian and free of chemicals or preservatives. These include:
1. Boswellia Curcumin
This wonderful combination of Curcuma longa and Boswellia serreta has remarkable properties that normalise both the joint health and restore the immune status of the body. Both these herbs ahasa astringent taste and the same metabolic end effect that induces anti-inflammatory properties.
Dosage-2 capsules twice daily with warm water, after meals.
2. Aamvatantak Churna
This special multidrug combination is created specially to tackle the situation of rheumatoid arthritis and also an excellent dietary supplement to ensure optimal joint health. The fundamental drugs used in this combination include ashwagandha, methi, haridra and others, all which are potent with immunity boosting and antioxidant properties. It also provides support and strut for the joints to strive to reach their previous full potential.
Dosage-1 teaspoonful twice daily with warm water, before meals.
3. Ashwagandha Capsule
The root extract of the winter cherry of Withania somnifera is the key ingredient in this formulation. It has the potential to restore the strength of the joints for its sweet flavour with the same metabolic end effect that ensures neutralization of the optimal Kapha entity which is responsible to provide strength and immunity for an individual. It also reduces the anxiety and stress that individuals feel associated with any malady.
Dosage- 2 capsule twice daily with warm water, after meals.
4. Joint Aid Plus
This multidrug combination is created using the ethics of ayurveda with the modern knowledge of immunology. This mystic combo included Guggulu the oleoresinous gum extract of Commiphora Mukul the most ideladrugb that works for boe restoration combined with the effects of Boswellia Serrata, Vitex Negundo to name a few others. All the herbs used in this combination have hot potency with an astringent metabolic end effect that helps to lower the elevation of Vata, the main villain in this situation.
Dosage-2 capsules twice daily with warm water, after meals.
5. RumoGin 5 Capsule
This multidrug combination has the potential to support optimal bone health while also restoring the natural digestive power, thereby alleviating the Pittaentity which is responsible as the other half of the malady. Haridra or cucuma longa present in this combination also provides ample immunity optimization while initiating normal bone activities and establishing muscle strength.
Dosage-1 capsule twice daily with warm water, after meals.
6. Yograj Guggul
This is a classical Ayurvedic formulation. This classical medicine is very effective in musculoskeletal disorders. It mainly works on Vata dosha. The tablets of Yograj guggul is prepared from the herbs like Guggul (Commiphora mukul), Chitrak (Plumbago zeylanica), Chavya (Piper chaba), Pippali (Piper longum), Musta (Cyperus rotundus), Amla (Emblica officinalis) and some other herbs. These ingredients help in maintaining proper digestion by stimulating the digestive fire. As we know that, Rheumatoid arthritis occurs due to digestive problem. It is caused by the formation of Aama (Endotoxins) in the body. The herbs in this formulation are works on this Aama. They digest this Aama and maintain the good and proper digestion.
Dosage-2 tablets twice daily with warm water, after meals.
Ayurveda comprehends the disturbance in joints as the borderline malfunction of the Agni, the digestive fire combined with the bodily antites of Vata ,Pitta and Kapha. While adopting dietary supplements it is also important to ensure living by the rules of ayurveda on the lifestyle aspect as well to obtain maximum healthy returns for your body. Choose ayurveda before it gets too late.
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