Rheumatoid arthritis, an inflammatory disease that affects the joints of hands and feet, particularly the synovial joints, causes acute pain and swelling, ultimately resulting in joint deformities and bone erosion. It is an autoimmune disorder which is triggered when the immune system of our body mistakenly starts attacking our tissues. Apart from the joints of hands and feet, rheumatoid arthritis can also affect the organs including skin, eyes, lungs, and blood vessels. Although arthritis is commonly found among those beyond the age of forty, it needn’t be the same in every case.
According to Ayurveda, Vata dominance or aggression is the main cause of arthritis. Upon aggravation, Vata combines with Ama, otherwise known as toxin, and gets accumulated in various joints of our body, thus causing ‘Amavata’. Improper digestion is one of the main causes of accumulation of Ama, or undigested toxic material.
Other ant-arthritis foods:
Raw juice of potato or bitter gourd have been proven highly effective in reducing arthritis symptoms. Celery, especially its fluid extract, can help decrease arthritis related illness. Green stalk of rhubarb is another beneficial food with immense arthritis healing power.