Soaring back or bad mattress whom to blame? If it is tale of every day, must take a pause and think about it. Arthritis is an umbrella for the disorders of the joints. There are nearly 100 types of arthritis, amongst which Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis and Gout are the most common types with universal symptoms of PAIN & STIFFNESS.
Fact- Arthritis is not only concerned with elderly
Osteoarthritis- Age related wear & tear of cartilage in joints
Rheumatoid arthritis- Autoimmune condition
Gout or Gouty arthritis- Accumulation of urate crystals in joints due to high levels of uric acid in the body.
Disease emergence rate is high. Can’t be stopped but halt is possible with a combination of traditional knowledge and recently researched out herbs.
Camphor (Cinnamomum camphora), Menthol (Menta sps.), Haridra (Curcuma longa) and Pippali (Piper longum) provides quick pain relief by blocking the release of pain and swelling causing chemicals into the joints.
2. Suppresses Inflammation
Eucalyptus oil (Eucalyptus globulus oil), Wintergreen oil (Gaultheria fragrantissima oil), Lavender oil (Lavandula stoechas oil), Sunthi (Zingiber officinale) and Rasna (Pluchea lanceolata) possess potent anti-inflammatory action by inhibiting cyclo-oxygenase and lipo-oxygenase. Curcumin from Haridra (Curcuma longa) stimulates adrenal glands to release the body’s own corticosterone, a potent reliever of inflammation and pain.
Erandmool (Ricinus communis), Rasna (Pluchea lanceolata) possesses antinociceptive potential.
Nux vomica (Strychnos nuxvomica) contains brucine and brucine n-oxide both provides protective effects against pain and inflammatory mediators.
3. Prevents cartilage degradation & protects cartilage
Guggulu Shudh (Purified Commiphora mukul) provides chondroprotective action by inhibiting MMP (Matrix metalo proteinases are enzymes facilitating multiple inflammatory processes) in chondrocyte and thus, more proteoglycan in the joint.
Guggulu Shudh (Purified Commiphora mukul) extract arrest the formation of immune complexes around joints, regulates blood supply and stops the hypersensitivity reactions thereby reducing the inflammation, thus provide chondroprotection.
4. Can prevent & Fight Gout
Salai guggul (Boswellia serrata), Surnajan (Colchicum luteum) inhibits neutrophil migration to urate deposited area, thereby decreasing phagocytosis of urates and inhibition of subsequent events inducing inflammation. It rapidly relieves pain and inflammation in acute gout or gouty arthritis.
5. Fights oxidative stress associated with arthritis
Oxidative stress plays an important role in the progress of arthritis. Which is why antioxidants supplements are being used as a potential alternative or as therapy for managing conditions like pain and stiffness in Arthritis via Nirgundi (Vitex negundo), Shilajeet shudh (Purified Black bitumen) shown free radical scavenging & anti-oxidant action.
6. Provides Immunomodulation
All the benefits are ensured in a single formulation MUSCALT FORTE in various dosage forms (Tablet, Syrup, Oil spray) for better patient compliance. Muscalt forte is brand of choice of AIMIL’s valuable prescribers with repeated demand from the widespread number of arthritic patients.
1. Exercise to keep joints as mobile as possible, but avoid putting stress on the joints.
2. Though weight management is an important part. Even, if weight loss in not achieved, however, OA symptoms improve with exercise and lowered body fat, increases muscle mass while maintaining weight.