Arthritis – Ayurvedic Remedies


Arthritis is the most common and painful disease of the modern age. And many of my readers are suffering from this disease. I wish my reader to be healthy and to be  happy. So I would like to share this post ” Ayurvedic treatment for arthritis” Some Ayurvedic point of view about arthritis. In this post, you will get Causes of arthritis according to Ayurveda, Ayurvedic remedies, Medicated oil for massage, Home remedies, and Mudras for arthritis.

Causes for Arthritis

Arthritis, in general, means any kind of general pain inflammation, stiffness in the joints or  any immobility. There are hundreds of joint pains which are commonly called as arthritis. But in Ayurvedic perspective, the root cause of arthritis is considered to be mainly Vata. Vata causes dryness in the joints and it causes degeneration or some kind of dryness of synovial  fluid. Due to dryness in the joints, a  cracking noise is produced. Also, the  joints become very dry when there is too much Vata in the body. It effects in the nutrition, it affects our digestion and  also our food which contains nutritious does not get digested properly and the nucleons are not absorbed to the body.These leads to  the bones to weaken.

The second cause that described in the Ayurveda about arthritis is the formation of toxin in the body. The toxic material “ama” is formed as a result of undigested food. Ama is the sticky material. It also goes and deposited in the joints and block the vata and other  different nutritious. If this is the problem then there is a swelling in  the joints  and the joints  become swollen and this particular disease is named as  “Ama Vata”, there are ama and vata. There is  another type of Vata that is ” Sandhi Vata “.when only vata is deposited in the joints which are  mostly considered to be osteoarthritis.  Another type of Vata  is vata rakta, where there is some involvement of pitta or heat. Pitta makes the blood impure. When the blood is impure it goes and manifest in the fingers and the toes or ankles and also in other joints this is called vata rakhta. This is  considered as gout in the modern age. So there are so many types of problems in the joints.

Arthritis is becomes one of the most common problems in the modern age. technically in the earlier age or ancient times, it was considered that the old age was the cause for the joint pain. But these days we can find a different kind of joint pains or arthritis even at the young age. So what can we do to prevent joint pains?

Ayurvedic treatment for arthritis

Simplest thing as I mentioned earlier about Vata.We have to learn how we can keep vata under control. Vata is dry so we need to lubricate our body. Oil massage is a very nice technique. Regular oil massage with olive oil mastered oil or any other oil will be wonderful for your joints, not only for joints  but also for your muscle. Every day sesame oil massage is a wonderful thing to prevent joint pain and also helps to keep your joints more healthy and in  good shape.

Ayurvedic remedy for arthritis

If you want to make a little-medicated oil.Then  you can chop off some fresh garlic, fresh ginger and add it in sesame oil and cook in the slow heat. One teaspoon of each in 100 ml of sesame oil when it is cooked  filter it, this oil is quite warming.You can use it in back pain, neck pain or any other pains. It is a wonderful remedy.

Take care of joint pains,You have to remember an important thing that  internally you should not eat too much of vata type food, which means a lot of cold things, cooled foods, and also, too many dry foods, crunchy, crispy, chips, popcorn or dry vegetables, these is not good. Also, beans, cauliflower or those foods which are gas forming should be avoided. Especially if your are suffering from joints pains, also it is very important that there is no Ama formation in your system. Which means you should  keep your digestive system good.

Home remedies for arthritis

The very simple remedy you can use at home is take a fresh piece of ginger and eat it before you eat your food. Just four minutes before you  have food eat a small piece of fresh ginger. This will help in digestion.

You can also make anti-Ama formula, that 10 grams each ginger, cumin powder, coriander powder, 20 gm each fennel powder and mint powder, all this things mix together. Take them in the dose of one tablespoon twice after meals, with warm water.The wonderful thing is it  keeep your digestion good, keep your Ama clean and also helps not to get to relieve many joint problems,

Also,  there is a very simple recipe. I am telling you something that you can find in your kitchen get some fenu greek, turmeric powder and ginger powder, all  in equal quantities, make a mixture and take one table spoon morning and evening, either with milk or warm water. This is also wonderful remedy and gives strenght to the cartileage and also helps in relieving joint pains, these are simple things you can do in your life.

But most important thing is to do   some regular excesice, yoga, walking, swiming, strechings, but don’t over excercise, don’t sit for long hours, also don’t be inacitve in physical matters.

Hand mudras are one of them that is useful to overcome arthritis.

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Hand Mudras are a part of natural treatments like Ayurveda and Yoga. It is very effective treatment and works along with all other types of treatments. It has no side effects. But you have to find your constitution(Vata, Pitta, and Kapha). Before choosing and practicing mudras. You can find your constitution Find your Prakriti.

Mudras are used to balance your Prakriti. You can increase or decrease particular dosha (Vata, Pitta, and Kapha) by doing mudras.

Mudras For Arthritis : Vaayu-shaamak ,   Vaata-naashak,  Prithvi-vardhak

Jal –vardhak , Kapha-Kaarak ,   Apaan- vaayu Mudra for arthritis 

Mudra For Oasteo-Arthritis(O.A)

Prithvi-vardhak or prithvi mudrā 

 Vaayu-shaamak or Vaayu mudrā

Vaata-naashak mudrā

Kapha-Kaarak or Pitta-naashak mudrā 

 Apaan- vaayu mudrā

Apaan mudrā

Jal –vardhak or Varun mudrā

Home Remedies

Apple Cider Vinegar

ACV is a rich source of minerals like magnesium, potassium, calcium as well as phosphorus. Hence, it has all the potential to produce relief from the pain. In addition, it eliminates it scavenges the toxins accumulated in the joints or at the connective tissues.

You need to form a solution with a teaspoon each of ACV and honey in a cup of warm water. You require drinking this mixture every morning, empty stomach.


This root features inherent anti-inflammatory properties that make it an ideal remedy for arthritis. Ginger is commonly used as spices. You can even chew a few slices of fresh ginger every morning. Alternatively, you can try the ginger tea or mix ginger extracts in juices.

Oil Massages

Massages with essential oils as well as mustard oil are a simple yet effective remedy for Arthritis pain. Oil serves the role of natural ointment and it stimulates blood flow. You can apply massage with hot mustard oil, every night before going to bed.


The antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial capacity of turmeric makes it an ideal remedial agent on arthritis problems. Turmeric comes especially beneficial in treating rheumatoid arthritis.

You need to mix a teaspoon of turmeric powder with milk and drink it before you go to bed. Expect the best remedial outcome if applied on a regular basis for a few days.

Epsom Salt

There is hardly a better alternative than Epsom salt as a home remedial agent for Arthritis. You need to mix a teaspoon of Epsom salt with the juice of half a lemon in warm water. Drink this juice daily for a few days to get complete recovery.


This agent features anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, making it a worthy remedy to Arthritis. You need forming a mixture by mixing 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder with a tablespoon honey in one cup lukewarm water. Drink this mixture empty stomach for few subsequent days.

Fish Oil

The Omega-3 fatty acid in fish oil is a gallant remedial agent on Arthritis for its anti-inflammatory properties. You can take a few serving of fish oil supplements daily in the morning.


This herb regulates the pH level and comes loaded with minerals. Hence, it can produce relief from arthritis problems. You can consume alfalfa tablets daily for a few days. You get these tablets available at your nearest medical store.


These delicious fruits contain magnesium and potassium in very high amount. Both Potassium and magnesium are natural painkillers and can reduce inflammation. You simply need to eat a handful of cherry every day to get magical healing to the arthritis problem.

Borage seed oil

You can apply regular massage with this oil to get relief from Arthritis troubles. Alternatively, you can drink a teaspoon of oil daily during the morning.

These agents are natural, components of your kitchen and costs insignificant amount. Thus, you get manifold benefits, applying these remedies.