Category: Arthritis / Bone / Joint Health

Natural Remedies for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear(Acl Tear)


Anterior cruciate ligament tear is one of the most common knee injuries. The people who are at risk of an anterior cruciate ligament tear are the athletes who play sports like basketball, soccer, football, etc. If any person has an ACL tear, then surgery may or may not be required it depends on several factors such as the severity of the injury and how much you are involved in activities that are involved in any movement.

Herbal remedies are the best solution for this medical condition as herbal remedies are 100% natural without any additives or preservatives and chemicals which can help you to get healthy and you can feel better by the use of Ayurvedic medicines.


The anterior cruciate ligament is one of the ligaments of the knee which holds the bone of the knee. The ACL tear occurs mainly with the sound of pop and then the severe pain in the knee arises. After this, swelling of the knee starts, and because of the ligament tear and swelling, it becomes very difficult for the person to straighten the knee.

In Ayurveda, ACL tears are managed under the category of Sandhigatavata. Janu Basti is given to the patient followed by various herbal remedies which help to improve this condition.

Knee Injuries


Depending upon the severity, symptoms may differ from person to person but some of the common symptoms are explained below

  • A loud pop sound is heard when the ligament is torn.
  • Inflammation on the knee is seen.
  • Due to inflammation, it is very difficult to straighten the knee. Hence the range of motion of the leg becomes limited.
  • Inability to bear their own body weight.


Generally, ACL tear occurs in those people who are more active in sports like soccer, basketball, etc. When an ACL is injured it can be a partial injury or it can be a full tear. When the full tear happens the ligament is divided into two pieces. The causes of ACL tear are described below

  • When you are in a resting position and you suddenly make movements like jump or turn.
  • If your body is in motion and you suddenly stop or tend to change your direction.
  • If you extremely distend your knee joint.
  • ACL can also occur in case of any trauma to the knee.
  • If you are not landing in a proper position after a jump.
  • If you are giving regular strain on the knee then the ligament loses its elasticity and may tear.


ACL tear directly affects the knee and can create problems in the movement such as walking, jumping, etc. if neglected. Here are some of the complications which may arise due to ACL tear

  • It may directly affect the motion of your leg and the range becomes limited.
  • A person is at high risk of developing osteoarthritis.
  • Joint cartilage may get damaged.
  • A person may start walking with a limping effect.


During the diagnosis process, the first clinician should check the deformity of the knee physically which is for tenderness or inflammation.

Regarding Radiological Examination following imaging test are to be done such as

  1. X-ray


The answer to this question lies in the severity of ACL tear. So if it is an extreme case of ACL injury then surgery may be advised. There is one more procedure to detect the severity of this medical condition known as arthroscopy in which a small cut is made by a surgeon and an arthroscope is inserted into it, to look inside and detection of injury is done.


Herbal Remedies for ACL TEAR

Treatment of Knee Injuries

Planet Ayurveda offers a range of products that can help in the relief of complications and problems of ACL tear. The products manufactured by Planet Ayurveda are 100% natural and are formulated under the guidance of MD Ayurveda doctors. So below is the description of the products which can help to support this medical condition


It is the most effective combination of anti-inflammatory herbs offered by Planet Ayurveda. The joint pain relief can be seen after using these capsules within a few days.

Benefits of Boswellia curcumin capsules are:

  1. Reduces joint pain and swelling
  2. Increases mobility by reducing joint stiffness

Dosage: 2 capsules twice daily.


It is a pure and natural extract that contains a combination of Praval pishti, Akik pishti, Jawar Mohra pishti, Mukta pishti, etc.

Benefits of the Coral Calcium Complex are explained below:

  1. Helps to maintain the calcium level in the body.
  2. Helps to maintain a healthy immune system.
  3. Enhances bone strength.

Dosage: 1 cap twice daily.


This is a 100% natural formulation and is manufactured by Planet Ayurveda which has ingredients like Guggul, Ashwagandha, Shallaki, etc. It helps to act against inflammations and pain.

Benefits of Joint Aid Plus are

  1. It has great anti-inflammatory properties which also relieves the pain.
  2. It has an amazing property of rejuvenation.
  3. It helps to reduce fatigue, stress, and weakness.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily.


It contains pure guggul, pippali, ela, etc. It is a highly effective medicine for joint pain and arthritis, its benefits are described below:

  1. Supports healthy muscles and joints
  2. Balance the three energies of the body (vata,pitta and kapha)

Dosage: 2 tabs twice daily.


Orthovita oil is amazing herbal oil which is a combination of different herbs and its application on the affected area helps to support joints and muscles. This oil has a wonderful property to eliminate the toxins which are in the tissues of the body. Some of the ingredients of this oil are: Camphor, Turpentine oil, Shul Gajendra oil, etc.

Its benefits are explained below

  1. This oil helps to remove the rigidity of the joints.
  2. It provides a soothing effect to the nerves.
  3. This oil helps in the greasing of the joints which results in the increased movement of the joints.


Take 5 to 10 ml of Ortho vita oil in your palm and massage gently over the affected joint, and then wrap the affected joint with cloth for at least 2 to 3 hours.


Surely treatment and medication will bring the positive result in ACL tear but some of the home remedies, diet, and lifestyle changes may support the medical condition and can help the patient to recover early in addition to medication.

They are Enlisted Below

USE OF ICE PACK: Use of ice packs on the affected area for at least 15 to 20 minutes will help to reduce the inflammation as well as the pain.

USE OF TURMERIC: As we all know turmeric can do magic in many of the medical conditions. Take one tablespoon of turmeric and mix it with water and make a paste of it. Apply that paste on the injured area and cover it with cotton cloth, leave it overnight. This remedy will surely help to recover from the situation. You can also have milk added with turmeric also known as Golden Milk.

GET PROPER NUTRITION: Nutritious food is the basis to recover from any injury or disease. Consume proteins that are present in dairy products, citrus fruits, chicken, or fish. Eat nutrient-rich vegetables such as spinach, etc.

TAKE SUFFICIENT REST: Having proper rest and sleep is very important. During sleep, our body promotes healing and repairs the damaged tissues so 8 hours of sound sleep is very necessary.

YOGA POSES FOR ACL INJURY: Yoga will help to fix the ACL injury in addition to medications.

Some of the yoga poses are described below

  1. Reclined leg raises
  2. Leg slides


On average, approximately there are 1,50,000 ACL injury cases per year. Depending upon the severity, symptoms arise which are explained above.

With proper medication, diet, and exercises a person can heal ACL injury, which also may not require surgery. Herbal Remedies for Anterior cruciate ligament tear are the natural solution for any medical condition as they have no side effects and have good results too

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Alternative Treatment of Friedreich’s ataxia


Friedreich’s ataxia (FA) is a rare genetic, neurodegenerative movement disorder. The disorder is characterized by impaired muscle coordination (ataxia) because of nervous system damage which affects the spinal cord. The disorder typically hampers muscle movement in the limbs (arms and legs); thereby posing difficulties with walking, and also causing various other problems. The disorder, which begins in childhood, requires timely management because it is a progressive condition that becomes worse over time. Planet Ayurveda offers some excellent Herbal Products for Natural Management of Friedreich’s ataxia.

Friedreich’s ataxia: Overview

Friedreich’s ataxia – also called spinocerebellar degeneration – is a progressive disorder of the nerves and muscles. The disorder was first described in the 1860s by German doctor Nikolaus Friedreich.

Friedreich’s ataxia is a rare and inherited condition that damages certain parts of the brain and the spinal cord, because of which the nerves which are responsible for controlling the movement of the limbs get adversely affected. The damage to the nervous system in patients suffering from the disorder impairs muscle coordination because of a buildup of iron.

The age of the onset of Friedreich’s ataxia is usually between 5 and 15 years. The disorder can affect boys as well as girls.

As Friedreich’s ataxia progresses with time, the patients usually require a wheelchair after 15-20 years of the onset of the disorder. In severe cases, the patients can eventually become incapacitated, as they lose complete control over limb movements. Overall, the disorder not only causes progressive impairment of muscle coordination, but can also cause several complications involving the heart, vision, hearing, spine, and feet.

Friedreich’s ataxia

Causes of Friedreich’s ataxia

The key cause behind Friedreich’s ataxia is mutations in the copies of the FXN gene which the patients of the disorder inherit from their parents. The FXN is the genetic code for a protein known as ‘frataxin’ which ensures proper functioning of mitochondria (the energy-producing parts of the nerve and heart cells).

The mutations in the FXN gene adversely affect the production of ‘frataxin’ protein in Friedreich’s ataxia patients, thereby triggering a gradual degeneration of the nerve fibers in the spinal cord and peripheral nerves. The FXN-gene mutations, therefore, damage the nervous system, the spinal cord, and the nerves that control the limb movements.

Symptoms of Friedreich’s ataxia

Friedreich’s ataxia makes it difficult for the patients to coordinate the movements of their arms and legs. In particular, some of the symptoms of the disorder are:

  • Walking difficulties
  • Muscle weakness
  • Slurred speech (Dysarthria)
  • Loss of hearing
  • Involuntary movement of the eyes
  • Lack of reflexes in the legs
  • Clubfoot or other foot deformities
  • Spine curved to one side (Scoliosis)
  • Chest pain
  • Heart palpitations
  • Shortness of breath.

Treatment of Friedreich’s Ataxia

There is no specific Treatment for Friedreich’s ataxia. The management of the disorder is largely focused on treating the symptoms with the help of medications, physical therapy, and the use of walking aids, prostheses, and wheelchair. In some patients, the treatment may also involve a surgical procedure or non-surgical interventions for curing the curvature of the spine and foot deformities.

Friedreich’s ataxia can also be managed naturally with the help of herbal formulations prepared in accordance with the guidelines given in ancient Ayurvedic texts for treating the neurodegenerative movement disorder. Planet Ayurveda offers the following herbal products for natural management of Friedreich’s ataxia:

1. Brahmi Capsules

The standardized extract of ‘Brahmi’ herb (Bacopa Monneiri) is used for the preparation of these capsules. The herb has immense therapeutic value and is an excellent health tonic, aphrodisiac and memory enhancer.

The use of these capsules is beneficial in managing Friedreich’s ataxia because the Brahmi herb has the ability to strengthen the nervous system, promote mental health, improve memory and concentration, re-build brain tissues, remove free radicals from the body, regulate blood pressure, and relieve inflammatory disorders.

Dosage:1 capsule, twice daily after meals with plain water.

2. Gotukola Capsules

The preparation of these capsules involves the use of pure and standardized extracts of ‘Gotukola’ herb (Centella asiatica). The herb is known for its immense medicinal value and its ability to promote overall health and well-being.

The symptoms of Friedreich’s ataxia can be managed with these capsules because Gotukola herb can maintain brain health, enhance memory, support healthy blood circulation in the body, maintain a healthy metabolic rate, and balance the Pitta dosha.

Dosage: 1 capsule, twice daily after meals with plain water

Herbal remedies for Friedreich’s ataxia

Alternative Medicine for Friedreich’s ataxia

3. Ashwagandha Capsules

For preparing these capsules, a standardized extract of ‘Ashwagandha’ herb (Withania somnifera) is used. The potent herb is widely known for its anti-inflammatory properties and immense medicinal significance.

The use of these capsules is beneficial in managing Friedreich’s ataxia because Ashwagandha herb can enhance mental health, improve brain function, support nerve functions, enhance heart health, reduce metabolic imbalances, strengthen the muscles, manage inflammation, rejuvenate the body, and balance the Vata and Pitta doshas.

Dosage: 1 capsule, twice daily after meals with plain water

4. Boswellia Curcumin

These capsules are prepared from a combination of two potent anti-inflammatory herbal ingredients — Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and Curcumin (Curcuma longa). The Shallaki herb is known for its ability to fight inflammation, while Curcumin is considered an excellent antioxidant.

The use of these capsules is beneficial for patients suffering from Friedreich’s ataxia because the two herbal components can promote neuro-protective activity, relieve pain and inflammation, support healthy joint function, reduce joint stiffness, and swelling, increase mobility, support immune health, and maintain a healthy cardiovascular system.

Dosage: 1 capsule, twice daily after meals with plain water

5. Shilajit Capsules

The standardized extract of ‘Shilajit’ herb (Asphaltum) is used for the preparation of these capsules. Shilajit herb has a lot of medicinal value and is considered an excellent adaptogen, restorative, rejuvenative and ‘Rasayana.’

People affected by Friedreich’s ataxia can benefit from the use of these capsules because Shilajit has the ability to maintain a healthy mind and a healthy body, rejuvenate brain cells, relieve mental and physical stress, enhance memory and concentration, improve the body metabolism, eliminate toxins from the body, strengthen the muscles, and purify the blood.

Dosage: 1 capsule, twice daily after meals with plain water

6. Yograj Guggul

These tablets are prepared from a combination of some extremely beneficial herbs, including Shuddh Guggulu (Commiphora mukul), Chitraka (Plumbago zeylanica), Pippali (Piper longum), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Mustaka (Citrus rotundus), Jeeraka (Cuminum cyminum), Devdaru (Cedrus deodara), Ela (Eletteria cardamomum), Ardraka (Zingiber officinale), Yavani (Trachyspermum ammi), Karavi (Piper chaba), Ajamoda (Trachyspermum roxburghianum), Kushta (Saussurea lappa), Rasna (Pluchea lanceolata), Dhanyaka (Coriander), Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris), and Patra (Cinnamomum zeylanicum).

The use of these tablets can benefit patients affected by Friedreich’s ataxia because the herbal ingredients have the combined ability to manage nervous disorders, strengthen the neuromuscular system, maintain a healthy metabolism, support healthy muscles, treat bone and joint disorders, and balance the Vata dosha.

Dosage: 2 tablets, twice daily after meals with plain water


Planet Ayurveda Herbal Products for Natural Management of Friedreich’s ataxia are prepared from 100% pure and standardized herbs. The products are completely safe to use because they do not contain any chemicals, starch, yeast, artificial colors, preservatives, additives, fillers, or binders. However, it is recommended that patients suffering from Friedreich’s ataxia should use herbal products in consultation with an expert Ayurveda practitioner.