Rheumatoid Arthritis

In the morning when you get out of bed and put your first foot on the ground, do you feel stiffness in your body? Do you experience intense pain in your joints which gradually subsides as you start getting along with your daily chores? If you are suffering from such symptoms then it is very likely that you are suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis. In Ayurveda, Rheumatoid Arthritis is called "Aamvaat'. Let us learn more about this disease and see how we can benefit from Ayurvedic treatment for this disorder.


The causes of this disease have eluded modern science and the disease is not attributable to any one particular cause. However, it is generally accepted that the disease arises due to the malfunctioning of the body's immune system. The immune system gives us the strength to resist diseases. It creates antibodies against any foreign body that enters our system. In the case of Rheumatoid Arthritis, the body's immune system starts creating antibodies even without the presence of any foreign bodies. As the number of antibodies increases, they start attacking the healthy cells in the human body. It is like a country's army bombarding its own civilian settlements. Thus, Rheumatoid Arthritis is categorized as an "Auto Immune Disease'.


  1. The primary symptom of this disease is the occurrence of unbearable pain with stiffness due to inflammation in joints. The ailment often originates as pain and swelling of the middle finger in the hand. Soon it spreads to other fingers.
  2. Very often similar joints of both hands and feet stiffen, ache and swell simultaneously. The pain in the joints is acute in the morning and gradually subsides in a couple of hours after some physical movements.
  3. . Joint pains remain moderate during the day time and increase sharply at night once again. The patient often feels heaviness, lethargy, mild fever and fatigue without effort. Besides these, symptoms like sleepiness during the daytime, insomnia at night, constant regurgitation in the stomach, flatulence and constipation are also common.

Ayurvedic Treatment Of Rheumatoid Arthritis :

  1. 1. The best Ayurvedic medicine for rheumatoid arthritis is castor oil. It has been seen that taking 10-15ml of castor oil with warm water or milk at night before going to bed produces extremely good results.
  2. 2. Taking 2g of Ajmodadi Churan, or Vaishvanar Churan or Vishvadi Churan or Agnimuckh Churan or Hakam Churan with warm water after meals has also been found very beneficial.
  3. 3. Take 250mg Aamvaatari Ras or Hinguleshwar Ras or Amarsundri Vati with warm water three times a day
  4. 5. In the morning, take 125mg of Ras Sindoor with one teaspoon of honey and half teaspoon of Almond oil and 2ml of Aardrak Swaras. The use of Amir Ras or Chandroday Bhllatak is also beneficial.