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Ayurvedic Treatment for Rheumatoid arthritis

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Ayurvedic Treatment for Rheumatoid arthritis


Rheumatoid arthritis is diagnosed on basis of the specific complaints, and evaluated further for signs of swelling and pain in the body. Your doctor will recommend a couple of tests to confirm your diagnosis. These include:1

  • Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) test – to measure the pain and swelling in your body
  • C-reactive protein (CRP) test – blood test to measure the pain and swelling in your body
  • Blood tests to look for RA factor and anti-CCP antibodies
  • X-Rays - Mostly used to view the areas affected and related deformities
  • CT scan - imaging test to look for the source of the rheumatoid arthritis and determine how severe it is
  • MRI scan - Used in rare cases to understand the deformities well

Diet Recommendations (Aahar)

  • Practice dieting (langhanam) or consume light diet to reduce weight, as it helps in reducing the burden on joints
  • Increase intake of garlic, ginger, neem leaves, karela, methi, cumin, old rice and vegetables
  • Castor oil should be taken during bed time to help eliminate the harmful toxins from the body
  • Mild laxatives should be taken to help regulate the bowel habits. These include harad, triphla, etc
  • Good Ayurvedic Plants for you: eranda, guduchi, punarnava, rasna, and gokshura
  • Consume light khichari (gruel) with multiple spices like ginger, turmeric, cumin, asafetida and coriander
  • Avoid certain foods such as-
    • Heavy or fatty foods
    • Spicy foods
    • Fried foods
    • Sweet foods
    • Fermented foods
    • Tea, coffee and refined sugar
    • Alcohol

Lifestyle changes (Vihar)

  • Follow a systematic daily way of life (Dincharya)
  • Avoid activities that cause both mental and physical stress
  • Avoid excessive exercise and physical activities
  • Avoid suppressing your urges (vegavidharan) to urinate, defecate, etc
  • Indulge in regular dry massages
  • Fomentation with hot sand bag or electric pad are beneficial in reducing pain and swelling
  • Indulge in yogasanas that help maintain range of movements, such as:


Virabhadrasana    Baddha konasana            Utthita Parshvakonasana             Uttanasana 

Disclaimer: The information on this page is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Do not use this information to diagnose or ayurvedic treatment of bone-diseases and/or rheumatoid arthritis without consulting the doctor. Consult your physician before beginning an exercise regime. "While we have products /ayurvedic medicines for bone-diseases and/or rheumatoid arthritis, you must consult an authorized physician before taking any of the products. For more information on products, visit www.dabur.com or call 1800-103-1644"

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