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Amavata & Ayurvedic Remedies - What All Should You Know?

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Amavata & Ayurvedic Remedies - What All Should You Know?

When there is improper digestion, there is a sluggish material produced which is known as Ama. Amavata is also known as Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune disease which causes inflammation in the joints.

Ama is caused by poor eating habits such as excessive consumption of processed foods, lack of exercise, poor digestive system, eating high-calorie foods and poor metabolism.

Ayurveda believes that healthy body is the result of 3 components – Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. Ama is formed due to excessive Vata, which over the period of time damages the tissues. The most commonly affected joints include pelvis, low back, knees, and hips. These joints experience pain and stiffness which reduces mobility.

As evident from the progression of the disease, the symptoms start in the digestive system and gradually reach the joints and muscles. Some of the common symptoms include indigestion, increased thirst, poor appetite, constant bloated feeling, weight gain, vomiting and nausea. Few people may also experience swelling in the joints and muscles leading to pain and stiffness. Most commonly affected joints include the ankles, knees, elbows, fingers, toes, head and neck, and hips.


There are certain diet and lifestyle changes and few home remedies that can help deal with Amavata. Let us read on to know more:

Diet and lifestyle tips:

  1. Avoid consuming milk and jaggery together
  2. Say no to oily and fried foods instead opt for nutritious food.
  3. Maintain a proper sleep schedule.
  4. Take bath with lukewarm water
  5. Avoid direct exposure to cold winds
  6. Pungent and bitter foods which help improve digestion
  7. Exercising on a daily basis with increase mobility in the joints.

Home remedies to deal with Amavata

  1. Fasting or following a semi-liquid diet for one complete day every week can go a long way in clearing the toxins from the body.
  2. Hot fomentation - Applying moist heat on the joints can give instant relief from the pain and stiffness. you can do this by soaking the cloth in warm water and compressing over the affected areas.

There are various treatment options offered by Ayurveda to effectually deal with Amavata or Rheumatoid arthritis. 

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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