What are Ayurvedic treatments for gout and arthritis?

  • Sep 03, 2022
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Gout is painful and most common among the types of arthritis. This is caused by crystals that build up in the joints. It usually affects one joint at a time ( big toe joint). Arthritis means inflammation of the joints. A joint is where two bones meet, such as the elbow or knee.

Repeated attacks of gout can lead to gouty arthritis, a worsening type of arthritis.


Symptoms of Gout and Arthritis

Gout attacks start suddenly and can last for days or weeks. Generally, these painful attacks are followed by long periods of remission—weeks, months, or years—with no symptoms before another attack begins. Generally, gout is observed in only one joint at a time.

Symptoms in the affected joint may include-

  • Pain, heat, redness, and swelling in the joints
  • Fever
  • Weight loss
  • Breathing problems
  • Rash or itching
  • Trouble while moving


What Causes Gout?

Gout is caused by a condition known as hyperuricemia, in which there is too much uric acid in the body. The body produces uric acid when it breaks down the purines found in your body and the food you eat. When there is too much uric acid in the body, the crystals found in uric acid (monosodium urate) can build up in joints, fluids, and body tissues. Hyperuricemia does not always cause gout, and hyperuricemia without gout symptoms should not be treated.


What Increases Your Chances for Arthritis?

The following factors make you more likely to develop arthritis or gout-

  • Being a man.
  • Being obese.
  • Intake of certain medications such as diuretics also termed water pills.
  • Drinking alcohol as the risk of arthritis is greater when alcohol consumption increases.
  • A diet rich in purines, which the body breaks down into uric acid. Foods high in purines include red meat and certain types of seafood such as anchovies, sardines, mussels, trout, and tuna.
  • Eating or drinking meals high in fructose (a type of sugar).

You have certain health problems, including:


Treatment for Gout and Arthritis

Medications to treat gout attacks and arthritis are-

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)- NSAIDs include over-the-counter medicines such as naproxen sodium (Aleve) and ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others), as well as more powerful prescription NSAIDs such as indomethacin (Indocin, Tivorbex) or celecoxib (Celebrex) are useful in reducing inflammation and pain of joints.

Colchicine- Your doctor may recommend colchicine (Colcrys, Gloperba, Mitigare), an anti-inflammatory drug that is effective for relieving gout pain.

Corticosteroids- Corticosteroid drugs such as prednisone can control gout and joint pain. Corticosteroids can be in pill form or injected into your joints.


Ayurvedic Treatment for Arthritis and Gout

Ayurveda believes in relieving disease conditions through daily lifestyle changes along with natural home remedies to completely eliminate medical conditions from the body and reduce symptoms through systematic and personalized treatment plans.

Ayurvedic treatment for gout arthritis involves calming the increased Vata element in the body. A sedentary lifestyle and poor digestion exacerbate the Vata element in the body and tract, affecting proper joint functioning with pain and inflammation.

Certain Ayurvedic herbs to try as home remedies for arthritis are-

Nirgundi- Nirgundi is one of the natural remedies for knee pain and is used for joint relief. This herb is readily available and is known to reduce excessive swelling and pain. Its powerful anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic and antioxidant properties help relieve joint pain. For this, make a paste or decoction of nirgundi leaves and apply it on the affected area.


Dashmool- Dashmool is not one Ayurvedic herb, but a combination of ten medicinal herbs used to treat various ailments. These include Patala, Gambhari, Brihati, Shalparni and many more. Dashmool is an effective ayurvedic medicine for gout arthritis to get easy relief in inflammation of the body or Vata Rog. Its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, analgesic, and soothing properties help treat joint pain. For this, simply apply Dashmool powder or oil to the affected area.


Ajwain- Ajwain acts as a natural remedy for arthritic pain due to the presence of anti-inflammatory components. It also contains anesthetic properties which also help in relieving excessive pain. For this, add a spoonful of ajwain to a tub of hot water and sit for 5-10 mins to get relief in joint pain. Ginger- Ginger is known for its amazing antiseptic properties that help reduce joint pain and swelling. It is also known to increase blood flow, cure joint pain due to its healing properties. You can drink ginger tea or apply ginger paste to your joints.


Shallaki- Shallaki is known to be the best gout arthritis treatment in Ayurveda. It keeps your joints healthy and relieves them from pain. Not only does it relieves pain, but it also helps reduce swelling and further increase mobility. Apply powder or essential oil form of Shallaki to the affected area.


Eucalyptus- Eucalyptus oil is the most common natural treatment for arthritis. The leaves of the eucalyptus plant contain tannins that can help relieve swelling and pain associated with arthritis and gout.



At Ayukarma, we initiate the treatment plan to flush toxins from the body and relieve the symptoms caused by the condition. This includes various massage therapies, including panchakarma and a combination of ayurvedic medicines for gout arthritis.


If you are searching for the best ayurvedic massage oil for arthritis. You can try our Ayurvedic Sandi Karma Massage Oil. This oil has beneficial ingredients which act best for gout arthritis pain. It has antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, analgesic, and healing properties to cure the root cause of the problem.

Also, you can opt for its tablet form i.e. Sandi Joint Karma Yog Ayurvedic Arthritis Medicine. This product is effective in treating joint inflammation or swelling and relieves arthritis and gout symptoms. The arthritis ayurvedic tablets for joint and knee pain are made using natural herbs and have no side effects.

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