Ayurvedic home remedies for rheumatoid arthritis

In rheumatoid arthritis, the lining of joints or lining of internal organs are inflammed . This disease may be chronic (lasts for a long time ) or may flare up intermittently. The inflammation of lining of joints causes swelling, pain, redness, stiffness and warmth in the affected region . The cells of the inflammed lining release enzymes which may harm the related bone and cartilage. This process may cause deformity of joint, pain and may restrict joint movements.

Causes
The exact cause of rheumatoid arthritis is not known. But, immunologists have discovered that rheumatoid arthritis is an auto immune disease. Some may have a tendency to inherit this disease.

Local symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis are

* Inflammation of joints
* Stiffness
* Swelling
* Difficulty in moving
* Pain
* Usually starts in hands and feet (wrist and hand joints)
* Can also affect neck, shoulders, knees, hips and ankles
* Sometimes affects the same joints on both sides of body
* Rheumatoid nodules
* Chronic RA may cause a damage to affected joints

Systemic symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis are

* Fever
* Loss of energy
* Loss of appetite
* Weakness
* General fatigue (early symptom)
* Other boy organs may be affected
According to ayurveda the systemic symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis are described as follows.

* Body pain (angamarda)
* Distaste to food (aruchi )
* Thirst (trishna )
* Malaise (aalasya)
* Fever (jwara )
* Indigestion (apaaka )
* Weakness (shoonata )

Tips to reduce pain in joints

* Weight reduction
* Exercise well moving all your joints
* Take a warm shower everyday

Ayurveda tips to reduce pain

* Avoid curds , fish, milk, urad dal, jaggery, and constipating food
* Consume horse gram, ginger, bitter gourd, drumstick
* Remove the sprouts (which is present inside garlic cloves) of garlic by splitting, soak them in buttermilk over night. The next morning, wash the garlic with plain water; grind to a thin paste. Eat half a teaspoon of this paste with warm water every morning on an empty stomach.
* Always use hot water to bathe and to drink
* Avoid cold breeze
* Do not consume opposite foods
* Empty bowels regularly
* Do not control natural urges
* Avoid late nights and afternoon sleep

Source: Ayurhelp.com
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