Ayurvedic treatment for Arthritis – Dr. Saritha Nair

Arthritis refers to severe joint pain. It is an auto immune disease with pain, swelling and immobility of the joints. Some home remedies in arthritis are mustard oil with camphor, mustard oil with garlic, coconut oil with camphor that can be applied on the joints. Arthritis is a condition caused by aggravation of the “vatha” and accumulation of “aama” in the body. Fasting, body massage, dhanya amla dhaara, bundle massage with choorna and leaves, light exercise are very good to cure arthritis. Some gulu gulu preparations like yogaraja gulugulu, kaishora gulugulu and kashaya preparations like sahacharati, gandharvarastadi, maharaasnadhi can be used for arthritis. These preparations are available in the market. Panchakarma treatments are very effective in curing arthritis. Avoid eating hot, spicy and fried items, sweets, gastric items like cabbage, cauliflower, spinach, broccoli and potatoes. Avoid taking too much of tea, coffee, alcohol, white sugar, yoghurt, chocolate, cocoa, and avoid excessive smoking in arthritis. Use foods that are easily digestible like vegetable juices and soups. Carrot, beetroot, garlic are very good for arthritis. Fruits like papaya, apple can be used for arthritis. Cumin with spices like cumin, coriander, ginger, garlic and turmeric powder, hing helps a lot in arthritis. Ayurvedic treatment slikevivechnam, vasthi are very effective in treating arthritis.



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