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Herbs for Swollen Joints and Arthritis Pain Remedies

There are several reasons for painful joint swellings. The inflammation in the joints is known as arthritis in medical
terminology. There are various types of Arthritis and there are several herbs useful to treat this condition. The most
important ones are listed below. These are the conditions which are most commonly associated with joint pain,
swelling and redness. All the joints can be affected or a few are affected in these conditions of arthritis and
variousarthritis pain remedies are explained below -
1. Gout - Big toe joint is involved initially but slowly other joints also get involved due to high uric acid crystal deposits.
The uric acid crystals This is a disease caused by imbalance of purine metabolism. Read more about gout and uric
acid here. Herbs like Navkarshik Churna are excellent for treatment of swollen joints due to gouty arthritis and uric acid
deposits. The Navkarshik Churna is a combination of 9 herbs for swollen joints mainly Vacha, Neem, Katuki,Giloy,
Daruhaldi, Manjistha, Haritaki, Bhibhitaki, Amalaki and these herbs help in every way to reduce swelling in the joints.
2. Ankylosing Spondylitis- This is an auto-immune disease in which the HLA-B27 is positive. This affects the joints of
the back and there is loss of spine curvature and constant pain. The combination of herbs described above in
Navkarshik Churna along with Joint Aid plus capsules, Sanjivani vati helps to take care of Ankylosing spondylitis.
3. Rheumatoid arthritis - This is another auto-immune disease in which the smaller joints of hands are swollen.
There is stiffness early in the morning in these joints as well as in the back. In Ayurveda this disease is called "aam-
vaat". The herbs described at the website - planetayurveda Rheumatoid arthritis section helps. Aamvatantak Churna
along with Hakam Churna is excellent combination. Another combination of herbal extracts based formulation called
Joint aid plus is very useful. Boswellia-Curcumin capsules can also be consumed in the dosage of 1-2 capsules twice
daily. The purpose is to burn the ama, reduce the inflammation, reduce the pain and swelling around joints. Punarnava
mandur and Guggul ( Commiphora mukul ) is also very helpful in reducing the pain and swelling around joints.
4. Osteoarthritis - In Ayurvedic medicine the arthriits which affects the knees and vertebral common is commonly
called Osteoarthritis. In this type of arthritis, the joints affected are mainly knee joints due to wear and tear. Usually old
age people are affected by this. Climbing stairs, squatting, Jogging, running is not permitted if you are suffering from
Osteoarthritis. Oil massage with Dhanwantaram oil, and use of herbs like Joint aid plus, Boswellia-Curcumin capsules
is recommended.
5. Cervical Spondylitis - This is a disease which affects the vertebral column at the back of the neck. This is basically
osteoarthritis of the vertebral column most commonly affecting the neck verterbrae. Exercises for strengthening the
muscles around the neck are recommended to give support to the vertebral column. The herbs in swollen joints in
cervical region are mainly Joint aid plus, Hakam Churna and Yograj guggul. This combination not only helps to reduce
the pain in joints but also the swollen joints are relieved by the inflammation. The patient is able to move his neck
without any vertigo or everything is revolving sensation.
6. Herbs for Back Pain - The back ache, Sciatica, Lumbosacral region swelling and inflammation, sacroileitis and
other such conditions where back pain is the major symptom are relieved by ayurvedic formulations like Yograj guggul,
Hakam Churna, Joint aid plus
7. Herbs for Painful Stiff and Swollen Joints- Hakam Churna along with Joint aid plus and Yograj Guggul tablets are
useful in this condition. Usually this condition is found in Rheumatoid arthritis cases. Rheumatoid arthritis affects
mainly middle aged women.
Usually anti-inflammatory, pain relieving herbs are used for swollen and painful joints. The above all condition demands
the use of such herbs. There are many benefits for using herbs for swollen joints rather than using chemical based
drugs. The most important one of them is the herbs do not cause peptic or gastic ulcer formation, whereas the drugs
cause gastritis, gas and fermentation and slowly ulcer formation.
The herbs used in Ayurvedic medicines are - Boswellia-Curcumin, Shallaki, Vitex, Giloy, Ashwagandha, Guggul,
Nirgundi. All these herbs are there in the standardized extract form in the formulation JOINT AID PLUS. Punarnava
mandur tablets can also be used along with the Joint aid plus for added advantage as punarnava mandur helps to
remove swelling around joints. It is a popular remedy for water retention treatment.
Arthritis Herbs - Swollen and Painful Joints are relieved by regular use of -
Checkwww.planetayurveda.com/arthritis.htm for details
1. Joint Aid plus - For Pain and inflammation
2. Boswellia-Curcumin capsules - For Pain and inflammation
3. Guggul capsules - For Pain and inflammation
4. Punarnava mandur tablets - For Swelling
5. Navkarshik Churna - if Gout
6. Aamvatantak Churna + Hakam Churna - If Rheumatoid arthritis