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Ayurvedic Alternative for Arthritis

Arthritic people must take special care of their diet. Under Ayurvedic treatments for arthritis, people are recommended to eat such food that does not lead to the creation of gas in the body. They should also avoid hot, spicy and fried foods as well as sweets. Things like tea, coffee, alcohol, white sugar, yogurt, chocolate and cocoa should be taken in moderation.

AYURVEDIC ALTERNATIVE FOR ARTHRITIS

Arthritis is basically a medical condition in which an individual suffers from joints pain. It is caused by damage to the joints and has become quite widespread in the present day world. Many people above 55 years of age are suffering from arthritis. There are different from of arthritis, of which the most common one is osteoarthritis (also known as degenerative joint disease). Though the treatment of arthritis is available in allopathy, homeopathy and other medicine systems, ayurveda is gaining more and more popularity.

Arthritis as per Ayurveda

As per Ayurveda, the term Arthritis can be used to define joints pain, caused by aggravation of vata (air) dosha and the excessive collection of ama(toxic by-product of improper digestion) in the body of an individual. When ama increases in quantity, it starts getting deposited in the weaker areas of the body. When it starts accumulating in the joints and at the same time, aggravation of vata takes place, the result is amavata, in the other words arthritis.

Arthritis Treatment in Ayurveda

In Ayurveda, the treatment of arthritis centers on the digestion of ama and reduction of vata, simultaneously. Along with that, efforts are undertaken to reduce the pain as well as the inflammation of joints.

? First and foremost step recommended under Ayurvedic arthritis treatments comprises of fasting. It helps in the digestion of ama.

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? A drink made of 2 tsp lemon juice, 1 tsp honey and 250 ml warm water should be taken twice a day - early morning and evening.

? Getting your body massaged with sesame or mustard oil helps in the reduction of vata and alleviates pain. Concentrate more on the sore joints.

? Do light exercise, but please don’t over-strain your body.

? Drink orange juice or sweet lime-juice. You can also intake Vitamin C in any other form. It will augment the effect of any arthritis drug.

Food Diet for Arthritic People

Arthritic people must take special care of their diet. Under Ayurvedic treatments for arthritis, people are recommended to eat such food that does not lead to the creation of gas in the body. They should also avoid hot, spicy and fried foods as well as sweets. Things like tea, coffee, alcohol, white sugar, yogurt, chocolate and cocoa should be taken in moderation.

? Drinking a combination of carrot, beet root and cucumber juices are quite good.

? Having green salad, with a dressing of lemon juice and some salt is very good for people suffering from arthritis.

? One must consume fruits like apples, oranges, grapes and papaya.

? Making cooked vegetables, like squash, zucchini and pumpkin, a part of the diet will surely be beneficial.

? Arthritic people should try to cook their food with spices like cumin, coriander, ginger, asafetida, garlic, fennel and turmeric.

Herbs used in Ayurveda

Below are the names of the main herbs used in Ayurveda for arthritis treatment, along with their potential benefits.

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Turmeric, known as Haldi in Ayurveda, is quite beneficial for arthritic people. Its oil, when used on the sore areas, acts an anti-inflammatory agent and alleviates pain.

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Asafetida (Ferula Assafoetida)

Asafetida, known as Hing in Ayurveda, is to be taken either with coconut oil or ginger paste. It also provides relief from inflammation.

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Garlic (Allium Sativum)

Garlic, known as Lehsun in Ayurveda, has been found to have anti-arthritic properties. When taken daily, in small doses, it helps in strengthening the immune system and clearing ama.

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Ginger, known as Sunthi in Ayurveda, helps in alleviating arthritic pain. It can be applied over the problematic areas, in the form of a paste.

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Licorice (Glycyrrhiza Glabra)

Licorice, known as Yashtimadhu in Ayurveda, is effective as an anti-inflammatory agent. Chewing a piece of licorice will help in the lessening of joints pain.

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Guggul is a very helpful herb for curing arthritis. If available it can be taken in one to 3 gm dose twice a day after meals with warm water.

Exercise is important for healthy joints. Moving your joints daily helps keep them fully mobile. Strengthening the surrounding muscles helps support the joints. Also, joint movement transports nutrients and waste products to and from the cartilage, the material which protects and cushions the ends of the bones.

Reference:

http://www.boloji.com/

http://arthritis.about.com/cs/exercise/a/exercisetreat.htm

http://lifestyle.iloveindia.com/lounge/ayurvedic-arthritis-treatments

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Comments (9)

Nice article on arthritis along with easy and available ayurvedic cures and remedies.Thanks

Another excellent alternative to healing, Ron. Thumbs up.

A most useful and educational article done well. Thank you for your wisdom. Promoted

Another informative article about Arthritis. Thanks Sir for this well written and illustrated post

Thanks everyone, comments are much appreciated.

Thank you once again for your insight and article Ron.

Thanks Beverly, appreciated much.

Returning with a much deserved vote up.

Thank you very much Roberta.

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