Best herbs to battle arthritis

Best herbs to battle arthritis

Sobiya N. Moghul,Health Me Up | Apr 22, 2015, 12.00 AM IST


Best herbs to battle arthritis
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Arthritis relates to joint pain in the body, and can be in one or multiple locations like the fingers, knees, elbows, hips or jaw.

It can be quite painful as a result of the nerves that surround these joints. A lot of arthritis patients rely on organic foods to treat arthritis instead of relying solely on prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Dr. Jaishree Bhattacharjee, Ayurvedic consultant with tells us which herbs work best for Arthritis…

Regulates vata dosh (humor) due to its sweet , heavy, heating and oily nature. It alleviates pain and swelling of the joints and have good effect on constipated bowels and functioning of liver.
Dosage: powder of roots 3-6 gm

Hot potency and madhur vipak makes it excellent pacifier of vata dosha. It has positive effect on the whole body especially vata locations as nerves, joints, ligaments, muscles etc. It helps in relieving pain and inflammation of the joints and alleviate fluid retention
Dosage: powder of roots3 – 6gms

As the name it gives bala (strength) to the body. Has excellent vata balancing properties. It is a rasayan herb which repairs wear and tear of joints due to aggravation of vata. It relieves pain and inflammation in arthritis. It has positive affect on nervous system and aids in expelling toxic gases from indigestion.
Dosage: root powder/ whole plant powder is 3-6 gm juice of whole plant 10-20 ml seed powder is 2-4 gm

It has calcium and phosphorus in abundance which help in repair of wear and tear of bone tissues. It is an effective analgesic and helps to relieve pain (where pitta is not involved)
Dosage: clove of fresh fruit- 1-2

It reduces inflammation and pain in joints. Due to carminative activity it helps in alleviating toxins due to indigestion and relieves constipation. It also detoxify liver and corrects metabolism.
Dosage: roots powder-3gm, seeds powder- 3gm,whole plant powder- 2-4 gm,juice of fresh roots – 5-10 ml

It nourishes asthi dhatu and strengthens cartilage and ligaments. It has calcium oxalate in its chemical composition which gives it a unique property of regeneration of bones tissues.
Dosage: powder of dried seeds and leaves – 3-6 gm.

It regulates vata dosha( humor) due to its pungent, sweet, bitter and astringent taste , sharp and unctuous nature, which is the primary cause of arthritis. it is equally beneficial in extenal and internal use. All the above properties makes it good analgesic and anti – inflammatory. It also regulate metabolism due to itshot potency. it increases strength of asthi dhatu and whole body in general.
Dosage: purified and dried guggul- 500mg -1gm

Haridra balances vata which is the primary dosha involved in arthritis,antiseptic properties of haridra makes it useful in relieving the pain and inflammation of the joints due to two active chemicals – curcumin and curcuminioids.
Dosage: Powder of dried rhizome of Haridra – 2-4 gm , juice of fresh Haridra rhizome is 10-20 ml.

It is laxative, analgesic and antipyretic in nature. It alleviates inflammation of the joints and have positive effect on the neural system. It improves digestion and alleviate abdominal gases which is one of the main feature of vata dosha
Dosage: Powder of dried rhizome of Haridra – 2-4 gm , juice of fresh Haridra rhizome is 10-20 ml.

Courtesy Times of India

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