Rheumatoid arthritis (known as Amvaat in Ayurveda) is an autoimmune disease that causes chronic inflammation of the joints. It can also cause inflammation of the tissue around the joints, as well as in other organs in the body. Autoimmune diseases are illnesses that occur when the body's tissues are mistakenly attcked by their own immune system. Patients with auto immune diseases have antibodies in their blood that target their own body tissues, where they can be associated with inflammation. Because it can affect multiple other organs of the body, Rheumatoid arthritis is referred to as a systematic illness and is sometimes called rheumatoid disease.
Increased intake of indigestible, heavy and incompatible foods; having food at improper times; indigestion; intake of milk and milk products especially yogurt; intake of flesh of aquatic animals; lack of physical activity or doing exercise after having fatty foods are some of the common causes of Rheumatoid arthritis.
1. Thirst 2. Swelling of joints 3. Indigestion 4. Lethargy 5. Pain and stiffness in the body. 6. Heaviness in the body 7. Sometimes lack of appetite 8. Pain and stiffness in the joints of the hands.
1. Increase intake of barley flour, split green gram, honey, cereals, cumin seeds, dried ginger root powder, garlic, bitter gourd and castor oil. 2. Avoid eating fish and milk together or jaggery and milk together. 3. Avoid incompatible and heavy oily foods. 4. Avoid an improper diet and lifestyle, such as waking up late at night, suppressing natural urges of the body, and getting direct exposure to cold winds.