Category: Rheumatoid Arthritis

Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis through Ayurveda


Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that is progressive in nature and causes complaints like swollen, red, painful, and warm joints. Even permanent joint deformity and destruction can occur if the condition becomes chronic and is not treated well. Rheumatoid arthritis is characterized by periods of flare-up and remission. In this disease, a person’s own immune system starts to work abnormally against certain tissues of the body and destroy them. This leads to synovium inflammation (Synovium is the lining of the joints).

Hence causing inflammation in the joints. Both sides of the body joints are affected in Rheumatoid arthritis like both the knees, hands, or wrists. This symmetry of affected joints differentiates the RA from other kinds of arthritis. Other than joints RA also affects other parts of the body when it progresses over time like skin, eyes, lungs, heart, and blood vessels. In this write up we will be discussing the RA, its causes, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, and herbal treatment by herbal medicines provided by Planet Ayurveda.

Rheumatoid arthritis


Rheumatoid arthritis is primarily a joint disease, autoimmune in nature which eventually leads to the destruction of the joints leading to deformity of the affected part. RA affects multiple joints and usually in a symmetrical pattern. One of the bad factors about this disease is that joints can be damaged to great extent without any correlation with the severity of the disease which means even if the RA is not so severe considerable destruction of joints can be there.

RA antibody is detected in the blood of most of the patients affected by Rheumatoid arthritis. This makes the diagnosis of the disease easy as no extensive tests are required. As per the modern medicine, RA cannot be cured but with the help of Ayurveda, you can manage and eradicate this ailment naturally.


The exact cause behind RA is not known yet, however, there are certain factors which are found to be associated with it usually like:

  • A viral or bacterial infection
  • Genetic predisposition
  • Amoing
  • Inhalation of silica
  • Periodontal disease
  • Microbes or bacteria of the bowels


There are certain signs and symptoms of RA which warns the patient, noticing them and timely action can save the damage. Some of them are:

  • Pain in joints like hands, wrists, knees, and feet
  • Swelling on the joints
  • Fever
  • Morning stiffness or stiffness in the joints after long rest
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty in walking
  • Range of motion is reduced
  • Tenderness of the joints
  • Rheumatoid nodules
  • Warm joints
  • Anemia
  • Deformity of the joint
  • The symmetry of the affected joints


The main diagnostic feature of RA is the clinical presentation of the patient. No single test can be used to diagnose this ailment. Diagnosis can be made depending upon the joints involved, presence of morning stiffness and swelling of joints, RA factor in the blood test, and X-ray indicating the presence of nodule (RA nodules).


The main aim of the Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment is to relieve the swelling and pain of the joints. Medicines are given to slow down the progression of the disease and hence preventing damage and deformity of the joints to a certain extent. Usually, the medications used are anti-inflammatory, pain relievers, and corticosteroids. Along with these medications, certain exercises and rest are recommended to the patient. Exercises are done to ease the stiffness and strengthen the muscles and increase the flexibility of the joints.

Ayurveda can help you treat and manage RA naturally. Ayurveda is the science of life which considers the vitiation of any dosha, i.e. Vata, Pitta, and Kapha the cause of different diseases. Rheumatoid arthritis is called Amavata in the Ayurvedic terms and caused due to the imbalance of Vata dosha and balancing it is the main aim of the treatment so the disease can be eradicated from the root cause. Along with vitiation of the Vata dosha, there occurs the impairment of the digestive fire that results in the formation of the endotoxin (Ama) in the body. This ama deposits in the joints causing swelling and inflammation.


Planet Ayurveda is a renowned herbal pharmaceutical brand that involves in the production of herbal medicines. These medicines are purely natural, herbal, and vegetarian. No chemicals, dye, fillers, yeast, additive, or preservatives are added to these medicines which make them safer to take and enhances the efficiency of the supplements as well. All the herbal products are prepared under the strict supervision of the MD Ayurveda doctors as per the guidelines given in ancient Ayurvedic texts and further are prescribed to patients as per the ailments they are suffering from. For Rheumatoid Arthritis also Planet Ayurveda offers an RA Care Pack that helps in the natural management of the disease.

Treatment of Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis

Product list – RA Care Pack

  1. Boswellia Curcumin
  2. Aamvatantak churna
  3. Ashwagandha capsule
  4. Joint Aid Plus
  5. Rumogin 5 Capsule

Product Description

1. Boswellia curcumin

Shallkai (Boswellia serrata) and active compound of curcumin (Curcuma longa) are used in the standardized form to prepare Boswellia curcumin capsules that act as a promising pain reliever and treats inflammation and damage of the affected joints in RA.

Dosage- Take 2 capsules twice daily after meals with plain water

2. Aamvatantak churna

This herbal churna effectively treats conditions involving joints and muscle damage. Aamvatantak churna is a combination of various herbs like Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Haridra (Curcuma longa), Sonth (Zingiber officinale), etc. This therapeutic churna helps in relieving pain and swelling of muscles and joints by treating the inflammation.

 Dosage- Take 1 teaspoonful twice daily after meals with plain

3. Ashwagandha capsule

Ashwagandha capsules are the single herb capsules prepared from the standardized extract of Withania somnifera. These capsules are full of amazing therapeutic properties that make them a choice of medicine in treating RA. It helps in strengthening muscles and joints and prevents damage to them.

Dosage– Take 2 capsules twice daily after meals with plain water

4. Joint aid plus

Joint aid plus from Planet Ayurveda is a pure herbal formulation prepared using an effective mixture of potent herbs for treating various joint disorders including RA. The ingredients used are Shallaki (Boswellia serrata), Sonth (Zingiber officinale), Guggul (Commiphora mukul), Nirgundi (Vitex negundo), and Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). All these herbs work synergistically to maintain healthy joints and prevent any damage or deformity of them; also it helps in increasing the range of motion.

Dosage– Take 2 capsules twice daily after meals with plain water

5. Rumogin 5 capsule

Rumogin 5 capsules are an effective combination of Sonth (Zingiber officinale), Shallaki (Boswellia serrata), Haridra (Curcuma longa), Pippali (Piper longum), and Maricha (Piper nirgum) herbs that possess anti-inflammatory effects and treat inflammation and prevent damage to the joints.

Dosage– Take 1 capsule twice daily after meals with plain water


Rheumatoid arthritis is a much common disease and affects millions of people worldwide. Its herbal management can help the suffering people to get rid of the agonizing complaints and eliminate the root cause. As these medicines are purely natural, they can be taken for a longer time also and do not poses any risk to other body parts, unlike modern medicine.

Ayurveda can help these affected people who are daily suffering to pull day in and out in this immense pain!

How to Treat Cervical Spondylosis with Ayurveda



It is the disorder related to aging which involves discs, vertebrae, and ligaments in the neck or cervical spine.

It is also known as Arthritis of the Neck, Cervical osteoarthritis, or Degenerative Osteoarthritis.

In cervical spondylosis, edges of the vertebrae start developing osteophytes. After some time the disc becomes thinner and loses its ability to absorb the shock that increases the risk of spondylosis.

If joints in the neck are swollen it is called FACET JOINTS. It makes pressure on the spinal cord or nearby nerve roots that create a tingling or pricking sensation and pain in limbs. In some cases, there is a loss of sensation and coordination. Some people develop difficulty in walking.


Cervical spondylosis in Ayurveda is described under “GRIVA SANDHIGATA VATA “or also called as “MANYASATAMBH” means stiffness in the neck. The abnormality in Vata doshas is caused by two procedure, in which one is Kapha and Pitta is not functioning properly.

Herbal Remedies for Cervical Spondylosis

The shalok describes that MANYA SATAMBH is a vataj dosha. When abnormal Vayu dosha entered into the nerves of neck, then MANYA SATAMBH develop. In this roga(disease) neck is contracted and stiffened inside.  Neck become stiff, watering from the mouth, teeth chattering is present, the body becomes rigid type. Back part is stretched, yawning or giddiness is present. They are the symptoms of MANYA SATAMBH.


  • OVERGROWTH OF BONES: The body trying to grow extra bones for making a stronger spine. This overgrowth of bones is called BONE SPURS or OSTEOPHYTES. This overgrowth of bones creates pressure on the delicate or soft area of the spine, like on spinal cord and nerves, which starts causing pain.
  • DRYING OF GEL-LIKE MATERIAL IN THE DISCS: In our spinal bones, discs are present between there is thick, pad-like cushions. This material protects from shock, injury, lifting, twisting, and other physical activities. This gel-like material start drying gradually and spinal discs become dehydrated bones rubbing with each other, so this is painful.
  • CRACKS IN THE DISCS:  The spinal discs start because of which gel-like material starts leaking. This leakage material puts pressure on the spinal cord and nerves that results in pain and numbness.
  • INJURY OR ANY TRAUMA: Any trauma to your neck, like during road accident, falling, fighting, etc. damage the spinal discs.
  • STIFFNESS IN THE LIGAMENT: The ligaments of the spinal cord start stiffening that makes your neck stiffed or tight and create restrictions in the movement of the neck.
  • MORE USING OF NECK: In some occupations or professional works and in some hobbies forceful and continues movements of the neck region,  this put the pressure on the spine.
  • Some genetical factors are also responsible for spondylosis.
  • As previously present in the family.
  • Smoking and any drug addiction are also responsible.
  • Overweight and lazy, inactive persons become primary for cervical spondylosis.
  • Any hormonal imbalance.


Normally patients of cervical spondylosis, do not have any symptoms.

The range of clinical features occur from mild to severe or sometimes develop suddenly.

Common symptom is PAIN. Sometimes the pain radiates to the arm and fingers.

The pain mostly accelerates during

  • Person is in standing position
  • During the sitting position
  • While sneezing
  • At the time of coughing
  • When you are tilting your neck backward

Another symptom that is common is the weakness of the muscle. Due to weakening of muscles, it is difficult to grasps the objects and it is harder to lift the objects in arms.

Other common signs are:

  • The neck becomes stiffed
  • Headache mostly occurs
  • On the shoulder& leg region and arm, there is tingling sensation and numbness also occur in legs.


Cervical myelopathy can create other disabilities at different grading.

  • Tetraplegia
  • A chest infection can occur recurrently
  • Paraplegia
  • Pressure on the sores

Best Exercise for Cervical Spondylitis


  • Try to keep your body in a straight position. Make your posture straight during sitting and standing, don’t create a C-type curve shape posture of the spinal area. It is also called NECK STRETCH exercise. Hold this step for at least 5 seconds, and do the 5 repetitions.
  • NECK TILT sideways and also forwardly tilt your neck so that it touches the chest area. Do this for about 5 seconds and repeat this exercise 5 times.
  • NECK TURNING EXERCISE: Just turn your head at one side in a comfortable manner, stretch your neck muscle softly. Repeat this process, in the opposite direction.
  • SHOULDER EXERCISE: Move your shoulder in a round or circular manner, this process stretches your neck and spinal muscle.


  • Yoga like Tadasana, bhujangaasan, etc. and other physical activities such as swimming, cycling, light dumbbell, pushups are useful in cervical spondylosis.
  • PHYSIOTHERAPY is also another option for treating cervical spondylosis.
  • Painkiller can be used in severe condition.
  • Avoid physical or mental efforts, try to stay free from mental stress.
  • Take a good hour of sleep during night time. At least 6-7 hours of sleep is necessary.
  • Have a soothing massage with lukewarm oil.
  • Intake of easily digested food should be increased, vegetable soups, dairy products and nuts like almond, cashew nuts are added to your daily life.
  • Start taking of protein, calcium-rich diet.
  • Take a sunbath which is a good source of vitamin D, makes your bones stronger.


  • Take two cloves of garlic and crush them. Add this paste to one glass of milk. Put it on a low flame for boiling, when one-fourth part is left, then strain it and divide it into two equal parts. Drink one part in the morning and another one at night time.
  • Take one tablespoon of castor oil before sleeping time.
  • Massage with almond oil or sesame oil on the back give a soothing effect.
  • During pain, you can take one glass of hot milk and add a pinch of turmeric in it. This remedy act as a natural analgesic.
  • An ice pack can be used during pain or stiffness.
  • Heat therapy also is used.
  • Take some cloves of garlic and one tablespoon of ajwain and roasts them until they become reddish brown, now add this material into the warm mustard oil or sesame oil. Massage with this oil mixture.