Ayurveda is a medical treatment which uses meditation, exercise and nutrients to improve the health of a person. It would be beneficial to combine ayurvedic supplements with modern medicines to treat the problem of arthritis. Before taking ayurvedic supplements, it is always advised to consult a doctor to know about any potential risks. Some of the ayurvedic treatment options available for arthritis are discussed below.
Curcumin is an ingredient found in turmeric, which helps to reduce pain in the body. This ingredient reduces inflammation and helps to reduce damage caused to cartilages. According to a study conducted in 2016, Osteoarthritis progression was slowed by consuming curcumin for eight continues weeks. Usually 200-500gm dosage is prescribed to patients for eight continues months. Patients are asked to consume this dosage four times per day to get the best possible result.
Curcumin supplements should not be consumed if the patient is suffering from diseases such as bleeding disorder, infertility, hormone-sensitiveness, gallbladder problems, gastroesophageal reflux or iron deficiency.
It is an ingredient which produces heat in chili peppers. According to a study conducted in 2001, capsaicin helped to reduce osteoarthritis pain, when it was used four times per day. Studies showed that, it is safe to use capsaicin on various parts of body up to 20 weeks.
Look out for a cream, patch or gel containing up to 0.075 percent of capsaicin. Check for any possible allergies by doing a skin patch test and if not faced with severe irritations, you may proceed to use capsaicin products. You should not use these products, if you are taking any medications containing zucapsaicin.
Omega-3 found in fish oil helps to block the substances which causes inflammation and reduces joint tenderness and pain.
According to a study conducted in 2017, fish oil supplements helped to reduce inflammation and pain in joints. These oils are considered effective because of its high level of DHA and EPA, which possess anti-inflammatory effects.
A dosage of 500 mg per day is prescribed to patients and they are advised not to increase the dosage. People should not have fish oil if they have liver diseases, high blood pressure, HIV or AIDS, bipolar disorder, a weak immune system, depression or an implanted defibrillator.
S-adenosylmethionine (SAMe) are molecules naturally found in a body. It plays an important role in relieving pain and stimulating cartilage growth.
According to a study conducted in 2002, SAMe helped arthritis patients to improve their mobility and reduce pain levels.
A dosage of 200-400 mg three times a day is prescribed to patients. These medications should not be taken if the patients have Parkinson’ disease, Lesch-Nyhan syndrome or bipolar disorder.