Ayurveda states that the weakening of joints is caused by the accumulation of Ama (toxins). This prolonged accumulation of toxins causes inflammation and loss of strength. The same is true for the knee joint.
People of all ages suffer from knee pain. The weakening of the joints, which we tend to ignore for many years, causes it all. We tend to ignore joint pains because we live so fast that they are temporary and can be fixed in days.
We tend to ignore the signs of early ageing and put off minor injuries and joint pains as we get older. As we age, our joints become more fragile and start to show major distress signs. These symptoms include constant pain in the joints, stiffness and swelling, and trouble with random movements, leading to permanent diseases such as arthritis.
As we age, the pain and joint problems become a normal part of our lives. We accept it as a part and live a less healthy life, which causes us to become less active, experience seasonal changes, and develop lifestyle diseases.
It is difficult to believe that this happens early in our life when we fail to recognize the signs of toxic buildup in our bodies. As we age, this negligence becomes a much more serious and irreversible problem.
An injury, sudden injury, overuse injury, infection or dislocated kneecap can all be the main causes of knee pain. Tendonitis and inflammatory conditions like arthritis are also possible.
Older people may lose their elasticity, which can cause the bones to become stiffer and limit movement around the knees. It causes swelling and pain in the knees.
Modern allopathic treatments focus on superficial pain management. This treatment does not address the root cause of knee pain and will not provide long-lasting relief.
Ayurvedic treatment can be very beneficial for people suffering from knee pain. Ayurveda, an ancient science of herbs, has no side effects and is well-proven.
Two types of problem can be addressed by Ayurvedic treatment of knee pain:
Weak Bones and Joints: You may feel weakness in your bones and joints if your joints are poorly nourished, then over time, you may experience a sudden cracking and gradual discomfort in your knees. The knee can become immobile over time, leading to joint weakness and a decrease in bone density.
Toxins: If you have toxins in the body, this second scenario can happen. The toxins, also known as Ama, accumulate in the joints and cause stiffness. Ama (toxins) can cause painful and swollen joints.
Common Indian Home Remedies for Knee Pain
Massage by Artho Oil by Aveda Ayush: A herbal remedy for knee pain, Artho Oil by Life Aveda is a natural formulation.
Life Aveda’s Artho Aid oil: Is formulated with the best quality extract of several ortho beneficial herbs that synergistically treat and prevent various disorders of bones, muscles, and joints. These herbs are very beneficial in preventing age-related effects such as weakness, swelling, pain, etc., in the joints. The herbs formulated in this oil are:
Gandhpura Oil: Gandhpura Oil is very beneficial in treating ortho disorders, including rheumatoid arthritis, sciatica, and neuralgia, effectively. This oil in Artho aid makes the oil potential to provide relief in pain and swelling of the bones and joints.
Maha Narayan Oil: It is a potent booster for relieving joints pains and muscle aches. The use of this oil provides strength to the bones and joints and improve their functioning.
Pudina Oil: Best quality Pudina oil in formulating Artho aid oil is highly advantageous in managing itching, headache, and muscle pain when applied on the affected body part.
Nilgiri Oil: Benefits of Nilgiri oil include disinfecting wounds, soothing cold sores, clearing the chest and improving the functioning of bones and joints.
Lavang Oil: Lavang is a highly nutritious herb, and its oil is used in multiple treatment methods of ortho and wounds. Lavang oil uplifts bone health and protects them from various ailments.
Turpentine Oil: This oil is applied to the skin to treat skin, joint, muscle and nerve disorders. Inhalation of turpentine oil is also advantageous for managing lung diseases.
Malkangani Oil: Hair loss, skin disorders, and joint pains are relieved by this oil.
Til Oil: This oil is rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. This oil is beneficial in healing wounds, burns and treating various ortho related disorders such as
Dosage of Life Aveda’s Artho Aid oil
Take Artho Aid oil in sufficient quantities. Do a gentle massage with this oil on the affected body part. You can do massage twice daily for external use only.
Turmeric tablets/ Turmeric: Turmeric, an Indian Spice, is easily available in Indian Kitchens. Curcumin, an important ingredient in Turmeric, offers anti-inflammatory benefits to joints and knee pain. Curcumin 95 by Life Aveda has proven great results.
Januvasti: This ancient Ayurvedic warm oil treatment offers relief for joint pain.
Carom Seeds/Ajwain: Carom seeds have anti-inflammatory and anesthetic qualities for arthritis pain. Carom seeds are especially helpful in winter. Warm water containing carom seeds is used to soothe sore joints. Carom seed water is also good for inflammation.
Ginger: You can also find this powerful root in many kitchens all over the globe. Ginger has antiseptic properties, which help to reduce joint pain, swelling, inflammation, and other symptoms. You can use it in tea, as a powder, or by applying the paste to your joints.
Guggul/Commiphora Mukul: This herb can be found in the Mukul tree’s gum and is known as Guggul. Regular use of this extract promotes healthy tissues and revitalizes them by eliminating toxins.
Ashwagandha: Ashwagandha, an ancient ayurvedic herb, is used in a variety of ayurvedic medicines. It has immunomodulatory properties and anti-inflammatory effects. Regular use of this herb can strengthen the bones and joints.
Shatavari: This herb has anti-inflammatory, lubricating and soothing properties for sore joints, including the knees.
Kutaja: This ayurvedic herb has amazing pain relief properties. People with chronic knee pain can benefit from this herb.
Eucalyptus: It is used to treat Arthritis pain and also for pain relief in the knees. It reduces swelling in the knees and provides pain relief.
Naag Kesar: Vata imbalances in the body are responsible for joint and knee pain. When applied to affected areas, Nagkesar oil or Nagkesar herb can reduce joint and bone pain. Because of its Ushna (hot potency), Nagkesar herb or its oil can reduce joint pain and balance Vata.
Shallaki: This herb is good for your joints and can help you to get rid of any pain. It reduces pain and swelling, as well as making your joint more mobile. It is applied directly to the knees and other painful joints.
Nirgundi: Nirgundi, a common herb remedy for pain in the knees and joints, is most popular. It is easy to find and has been shown to reduce excessive pain as well as swelling. The plant’s powerful anti-inflammatory, anticonvulsant and antioxidant qualities help the joints in many different ways. The medicinal properties of the leaves, stems, seeds and roots of this plant are well-known. Nirgundi extract is applied directly to painful knees. It is applied in the form of paste topically to treat painful joints.
Dashmool: “Dashmool” is a mixture of 10 herbs, ten roots and five tree roots. Five roots are from shrubs, and five are from trees. Vata Rog is a particular remedy for inflammatory conditions. It is anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and analgesic. This herbal combination can help with joint pain.