Arthritis Cure: Ayurveda Cure and Suggestions for getting relief!

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Arthritis is one of the most common health problems across the world. It is estimated that over 350 million people are affected by this disease. rheumatoid arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Gout and, fibromyalgia are the most prevalent types of arthritis. 

Modern medicine system does provide a cure for Arthritis, but, its drugs cause some serious side effects. In this post, we will explore Ayurvedic cure for Arthritis which is considered natural and more effective.

What is Arthritis in Ayurveda?

According to Ayurveda most pains in the human body are caused by the imbalance of Vata (air) dosha.

Arthritis is one such condition which is caused by the accumulation of Ama (undigested food byproduct) and imbalance of Vata.

In fact, Ama circulates in the whole body deposits at the sites which are weaker. And, when it deposits in the joints along with imbalanced Vata, it results in a disease called AmaVata.

And, this Amavata is arthritis!

Remedies for Arthritis in Ayurveda

As described above ama and Vata are the main causes, so efforts should be made to digest ama and to reduce the Vata.

Improve your digestive power

The digestion should be improved so that no further ama is produced. Efforts should be made to relieve pain and inflammation. This is the line of treatment according to Ayurveda.

Do Intermittent Fasting

Fasting[1] is very beneficial for digesting the Ama. The fasting should be complete or partial, depends on the strength of the person, season and, place.

Drink lukewarm lemon water 

Two teaspoons of lemon juice mixed in 250 ml. of warm water and a teaspoon of honey is good to take twice a day -morning and evening.

Oil Massage with Sesame/ Mustard Oil

Body massage with sesame or mustard oil helps to reduce the Vata and thus reduce the pain. The joints affected by pain can be massaged for a longer time.

Do Light Exercises

Light exercise is useful but you must know your limits, As a general rule, if any exercise, including walking, causes pain after one hour, you have crossed your limits.

Consume Vitamin C rich beverages

Liberal intake of orange juice or sweet lime juice or Vitamin C enhances the efficacy of any anti-rheumatic drug since Vitamin C can reduce skeletal pain.

Take Guggul Ayurvedic medicine

Guggul is a very helpful herb for arthritis relief. An amount of 1-3 gm dose of Guggul resin should be taken twice a day after meals with warm water.

Caution: Not suggested for people with kidney diseases or acute rashes.

Ayurveda advised Diet for Arthritis

Diet in Arthritis plays an important part in fighting the inflammation. In fact, a meal which is easily digestible and not produces gas is considered as the best in Ayurveda remedy for Arthritis.

Fruits in Arthritis

Juices of carrot, beat root and cucumber mixed together is also beneficial.

Also, green salad with a dressing of lemon juice and a little salt works well. Moreover, fruits like apples, oranges, grapes and papaya are also known to be beneficial in this ailment.

Vegetables/Spices in Arthritis

Cooked vegetables like squash, zucchini and pumpkin are good. Cooking with spices like cumin, coriander, ginger, asafetida, garlic, fennel and turmeric is also helps a lot.

Worst food in Arthritis

Avoid eating hot, spicy and fried foods, sweets, wind forming foods like cabbage, cauliflower, spinach, broccoli, okra and potatoes should be prohibited.

Avoid taking too much tea, coffee, alcohol, white sugar, yoghurt, chocolate and cocoa, excessive smoking.

Lifestyle regulation in Arthritis

Sleeping during day time, staying up late in the night and mental tensions like worry, anxiety, fear, stress and grief etc, should be given up.

Regular physical exercise and everyday massage with oil, once or twice a week, should form an important part of the lifestyle.   

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