Medicinal Plants for treating Rheumatic Diseases


Some of the Plants that are used for treating the rheumatic diseases like arthritis, gout, rheumatism etc, are

1. Mulathee

Biological Name : Glycyrrhiza glabra

It is one of the powerful anti-inflammatory agent. It is used for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory conditions.

2. Rasna

Biological Name : Vanda roxbughil

The roots of rasna are used for inflammation, rheumatic pains and tremors.

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3. Lal-mirch

Biological Name : Piper longum

English: Kashmiri Lal Mirch

English: Kashmiri Lal Mirch (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It is used for treating gout, rheumatism and lumbago.

4. Vilayati Podina

Biological Name : Mentha piperita

Peppermint oil is obtained from mentha and it is used for rheumatic and other pains.

5. Gandhpura-ka-thel

Biological Name : Gaultheria fragrantissima

It is also known as the oil of wintergreen and it is used in the treatment of various forms of rheumatism.

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6. Arandi

Biological Name : Ricinus communis

Ricinus communis

Ricinus communis (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The leaves of this plant are half warmed and when they are applied at joints relieves pain. For the better results, apply warm mustard oil over the joints and cover it with arandi leaves. If this is followed for 10-15 days gives complete relief.

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  • Ayurvedic – Vatreene tablet, Mahanarayan taila, Prasarini taila
  • Unani – Majoon Suranjan, Majoon Auja, Majoon Chobchini
  • Homeopathic – Rhustox 30 and Arnica 30 (alternate with a gap of 3 hrs), Rhustox complex, Ledum complex (for gout) .
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