Curing Arthritis according to Doshas


In Ayurveda, Arthritis is highly curable disease and it can be treated according the root causes of doshas, exist in our body. Ayurveda believes that poor digestion, bad diet and sedentary lifestyle are the root causes for this disease at present. Our body comprises of three doshas namely vata, pitta and kapha. Due to any vitiation in these doshas, diseases like arthritis develop. In Ayurveda, the treatment of arthritis is more beneficial and is curable as compared to other medical systems in which medicines are provided to control the disease but not to eradicate.

Ayurveda distinguishes three categories of Arthritis, corresponding to vata, pitta and kapha. To treat this condition properly, it is vital to carefully diagnose which type of arthritis you have.

There are3 types of arthritis in ayurveda. These are:

  1. Vata-type arthritis
  2. Pitta-type arthritis
  3. Kapha-type arthritis

1. Vata-type arthritis:

It is the most common type of arthritis. When Vata dosha gets imbalanced in the body it develops in disease like arthritis. In Vata type arthritis, joints become dry and swollen. Any movement causes pain in these joints. One mustn't to do exercise, jogging and jumping who suffers vata arthritis.


Regular massage with herbal oils, sesame oil helps to reduce the pain.


Take anti-vata diet.


Avoid foods like eggplant, cabbage, potatoes, tomatoes etc.

2. Pitta-type arthritis:

Pitta arthritis develops due to excess Pitta (heat) in the body. Joints are swollen. Joints are painful without any movement. Affected areas look red and sometimes are hot.


Massaging the affected area with oils such as coconut oil reduces the symptoms. You can use ice bag for cooling.


Include Anti-Pitta diet in your diet.

3. Kapha type arthritis:

In Kapha type arthritis the joints gets swollen and stiff. Joints feel calm and cold. The pain is more in morning as compared in daytime.


  • Have hot bath.
  • Massage the affected area with almond oil.


  • Include anti-Kapha diet, foods that are light, dry and warm.
  • Herbs such as dry ginger, turmeric and cinnamon should be included.


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