Ayurveda herbs that helps to reduce Muscle pain...

Muscle pain is the commonest, affecting all age groups. Pain is related to aggravation of the functional element of the body that is termed as `Vata Dosha`. According to the ancient medical system pain could be due to accumulation of toxins, which in turn leads to obstruction of circulation resulting in pain.

The following foods cause pain: Meat diet, cheese foods, cakes, pastries, candies, packed and processed foods with less fibers. Vitamins, minerals, and anti oxidants further increase the dryness of the muscles, which directly results in pain and stiffness.


a. Pain in one particular muscles or group of muscles, usually radiated to nearby joints.
b. Stiffness of muscles
c. Excruciating pain and stiffness of joints

Classification of muscular pains according to Ayurveda

a. Vata Type: Nature of pain includes throbbing, cutting, severe which is variable and migrating. Increases in cold condition, exposure to cold, eat or drink cold foods and drinks etc. Other general symptoms include dry or scaly skin, cracking or stiffness of joints, constipation, gas trouble, nervousness, irritability, fear, anxiety and anaemia. It feels better when some hot therapy is applied.
b. Pitta Type: This is pain accompanied by burning sensation, redness and inflammation and pain increases in hot weather or exposure to heat. Other general symptoms include diarrhea, loose or frequent stools, anger, sweating, fever, high irritability, etc.
c. Kapha Type: There is swelling, stiffness, edema and loss of movement of the affected muscle or group of muscles. It increases in cold, wet weather. Other general symptoms include heaviness, aches, excessive oil secretion, dull and persistent pain, mucus in stool etc.

Ayurveda herbs that help reduce pain

1. Guggulu (Commiphora mukul – gum): It is the most effect herb used in the Ayurvedic treatment of arthritis. Guggulu has strong rejuvenating, purifying, medicinal and healing qualities. Guggulu is perhaps used more than any other herb in Ayurveda. It increases the white blood cell count and disinfects secretions in the body. Guggulu has also been used for treating disorders like rheumatism, gout and lumbago.
2. Rasna (Vanda roxburghii): The root of the plant is found effective in treating inflammations, rheumatic disorders, osteoarthritis and allied disorders.
3. Garlic (Allium sativum): Garlic has been proven effective against rheumatoid arthritis. It may be used alone or in combination with the usual medications.
4. Indian gooseberry (Emblica Officinalis): To treat rheumatism, eat a teaspoon of the powder of the dry fruit mixed with 2 teaspoons of jaggery twice daily for a month.
5. Indian Aloe (Aloe vera): Indian aloe is useful in lumbago, sciatica, gout and rheumatism. The pulp of one leaf is taken daily for relief.

Diet: Avoid curd and all sour items, pulses (except moong dal), rice, meat, fish, white bread, sugar, refined cereals, fried foods, tea or coffee, potato and lemon juice. Celery seeds and bitter gourd are highly beneficial.

Muscle strain, a pulled muscle, or a sprained ankle can all be painful enough to prevent normal activity for quite a while.
Whether caused by an accident, over work, or some type of medical issue, these maladies result in muscle pain that can often be treated by natural home remedies.
Once other causes of the pain have been eliminated and a broken bone has been ruled out, home remedies can keep swelling and pain under control. Try some of the following home remedies for good results:
  • Use sesame oil to char a fourth cup of pepper; rub on a muscle strain to relieve pain.
  • Soak an ankle sprain in warm water with Epsom salts to increase blood circulation and reduce inflammation.
  • Immediately wrap the damaged muscle in ice to prevent swelling; follow this with alternating heat treatments.
  • Use an ace bandage to give support and control swelling, but be sure to wrap it loose enough to prevent circulation problems.
  • Take ibuprophen or other over-the-counter anti-inflammatory drug throughout the day to reduce puffiness.
  • Elevate a sprained ankle until the swelling subsides.
  • Steep eight cloves of fresh garlic in boiling mustard oil until the cloves blacken; cool, and rub on the pulled muscle twice a day.
  • Sip ginger tea when experiencing muscle pain to alleviate discomfort.
  • Apply a paste made from mustard oil and turmeric to the damaged area and cover with a warm cloth sack filled with salt.
  • Boil sprigs of fresh dill in sesame oil and let it cool. Apply this ointment to the sore muscles.
  • Allow hot water in the shower to hit directly on the injured muscle to massage and relax it.

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