Best herbal remedies for Rheumatoid Arthritis

rheumatoid arthritis remediesArthritis is a common chronic disease affecting men and women alike, throughout the world, especially the elderly people. Experts in the field of Ayurveda are of the opinion that Arthritis is caused due to the accumulation of toxins in the joints (called amavata in Ayurveda).

Rheumatoid Arthritis is a kind of Arthritis that affects the joints and causes inflammation in the lining of joints and internal organs. This could be a temporary or permanent problem. The pain causes stiffness, swelling and redness in the affected area. This inflammation may result in production of enzymes that could cause damage to bones or cartilage, thereby restricting movements and even causing joint deformity.

Though the exact reason for this disease is unknown, immunologists claim Rheumatoid Arthritis to be an auto immune disease which could also be inherited. Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis include joint inflammation, swelling, stiffness, pain and difficulty in moving the affected body part. Usually starts with pain in wrists and feet and may spread to neck, knees ankles, hips or shoulders. Apart from body pain, other symptoms include loss of appetite, excess thirst, indigestion, fever and general weakness of the body.

Herbs have been used in treating Rheumatoid Arthritis since times immemorial. A few such herbal remedies are:

Arthcare Capsules / Oil: Arthcare is an herbal preparation, which is anti-arthritic and anti-inflammatory and helps in comfortable movement and strengthening of bones, skeletal system and muscular system by faster penetration into the tissues of the body. It could also be relied upon for back-aches, muscular pain, rheumatic and joint pains. It is also a strong antioxidant and increases energy levels. The oil is to be applied (rather massaged) with finger tips around the affected area, two to three times a day. This is also called massage therapy in Ayurveda. Massage therapy can soothe stiff muscles and lowers pain by releasing muscle tension and thereby increasing blood circulation. Arthcare capsules are an unique blend of various herbs and is proven to be safe and effective for those suffering from acute or chronic Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Shallaki (Boswella Serrata): This herb, also known as Boswella, is a herb found in India and has been used by Ayurvedic physicians over the years for treatment of Rheumatoid arthritis. Extract of Boswella reduced pain, swelling and morning stiffness when administered to those suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis. Due to the high anti-inflammatory property of this herb, it inhibits substances causing inflammation, speeds up formation of cartilage, and increases blood supply. This is available in the form of capsules, and could be taken after consultation with an Ayurvedic physician.

Ashwagandha (Withania Somniferum): Ashwagandha root is a holistic medicine of Indian origin, belonging to the potato family, which has been used to treat Rheumatoid Arthritis. Apart from treating Arthritis, it is also used in treating high blood pressure, diabetes and other immune dysfunctions. Because of its high anti-inflammatory property, it is also called India ginseng. It rejuvenates and nourishes body tissues and helps in physical fitness. This is available in the form of capsules and could be taken on consultation with a physician.

Ginger (Zingiber Officinale): Ginger root, is also one of the safest and simplest herb used in treating Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteo Arthritis. It inhibits the inflammation producing enzymes and provides relief from skeletal and muscular pains. It is found to have no side effects even if consumed for years.


  1. Arthcare Capsules / Oil
    Kindly send detailed information on the above and availability of capsules & oil

  2. pains in Fingers, shoulders, around knees and lower part of ankles.
    Sitting and getting up is very difficult. Rheumatoid Arthritis has been diagnosed by Dr. R. N. Malviya, New Delhi.
    Suggest cure in Ayurveda & Yoga.


    Dharmvir Khunger

  3. Hi is there anything that you can reccomend for my grandmother she has cronic Arthritis in her lower back which makes everyday things so difficult and painful for her to do. She also has the same problems with her both hands.

    It is really frustrating her as she has to look after my grandfather who is very unwell.

    She has tried so many different things from the doctors but nothing seems to work.

    Please help!

    Michelle x

  4. when i was 10yr old i was suffering from rheumatiod arthritis i have been admitted in some private hospital and i was taking medicine for 5years since then and i stopped taking it without consulting any doctor now im 19yrs old but i still feel the symptons of that. so please kindly suggest me what to do now. whom i should consult now please do reply me please

  5. female age 54
    accute pain in all joints since last 8 years diagnosed as remotoid artheritis. joint df formation started in fingers
    what is the treatment where can i consult a doc.

  6. Dear Dr.

    I am suffering from RA positive since 13 years. My wrist and Ankle affect by RA. Is your treatment helps to cure RA.
    If so, how I have to start your treatment. Kindly reply.

  7. Dear All, R A is a disease which can’t be cured According to allopathy. But According to Ayurveda it is curable and we need to go very specific and that to according to body type and how ur pulse speaks, pulse diagnosis is needed in this so that treatment will be based on the same.
    do mail me at or talk to m at +91 9815617567

  8. the Chinese traditional medicinal herb Tripterygium wilfordii Hook, triterpenoid antioxidant compound with an equivalent antioxidant effect 15 times of α-tocopherol

  9. Can u pls suggest oil/capsule for pain in knee.. My wife(30 years old) facing problem in right knee…Pls help ..Pls suggest the location in Borivali/Andheri for availability

    Ramesh Mundra

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