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  • Suggestion for a strong Ayurvedic massage oil for Arthritis and other pain

    Suffering from severe pain due to arthritis and other health problems and require a recommendation for which Ayurvedic oil would be the best to use? Check out the recommendations given in the responses at this Ask Expert page.

    Since after about the age of 16, I have been suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis. Now I am 62. But regarding my arthritis and associated pain and other ailments, I am much better off than before.

    Very frequently I had to use a strong Ayurvedic oil called Joint Plus Oil, manufactured in India by Bharat Herbals. After lock-down, this oil I am unable to get from any shop. It is no more available to date and due to arthritis, sometimes I have to suffer from severe pain.

    Since this oil is no more available now, which oil I can use as an effective remedy as a substitute of Joint Plus Oil? Joint Plus Oil was prepared as a combination of 5 oils, i.e., (1) Narayan Taila, (2) Vishagarbha Taila, (3) Maha Masha Taila, (4) Gandhapuro Taila and (5) Dal Chini Taila.

    A few months back I had been suffering from the joint pain of my upper arm. By massaging the above mentioned Joint Plus Oil my pain was completely cured. Now I have been suffering from severe pain of Cervical Spondylosis as well. Though I have been taking the Vitamin Meganeuron OD Plus, but still without the application of this oil, my pain has been aggravated than before. What's the remedy?
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  • There are many combination in almost all medicines whether Ayurveda or allopathic. The medicine will differ according to the level affected in a body. By seeing general medicine, if we apply and found not effective we should not blame the medicine. There are many Ayurveda practitioners widely. You approach one nearby to your house and get advice. Or else, my suggestion is SDM Ayurveda hospital at kuthpadi,Udupi, Karnataka. This hospital,as run by charity, is giving treatment and medicines at nominal cost but with efficient doctors. This is big hospital with multiple specialist doctors. Especially for Ortho, ayurvedic treatment is highly recommended.

  • It is good that you are able to manage your arthritis problem. You may continue with the same or similar regimen in future also.

    Your present problem is unavailability of the Joint plus Oil. But there are many other brand named pain management oils and liniments which have the same or same plus more or some variation in ingredients. You may also use two different oils where in combination all the ingredients are there.

    You may visit any Ayurvedic medical store, native medicinal store or an Ayurvedic clinic or doctor also. The doctor may prescribe some better medicines too.

    As the winter season is coming near, that will aggravate the arthritis issues. Hence it is better to keep ready pain management and inflammation reducing oils/liniments/ointments. You may have 'Karpoora Taila" handy. It gives relief in these cases. You may also keep your body especially lmbs warm at night and early mornings to reduce difficulty in joint movement. Dipping palm and feet in warm water early morning can help relieve pain and immobility of joints in fingers and feet.

    For cervical Spondylosis also the same pain relieving/management external applications can help. You may avoid pillow altogether or use a small soft pillow just for neck portion cushioning without raising position. You can wear a muffler of soft woollen cloth to keep neck warm in cold nights.

    You may continue with your vitamin supplement or its alternative brands / generic version.

  • Arthiriritis problem is aggravated due to vata disorder causing stiffness in the joints and movement becomes difficult unless it is managed by the external application of the oils with the gentle massaging in the affected area for a couple of minutes so that there is penetration of the oil inside the skin.
    Since joint plus oil, which you were using so far is not available in your area, you may apply Mahanarayan Tail produced by some reputed pharmaceutical on your affected areas with the gentle massaging. If the oil is slightly warmed up prior to application, it will relieve of your pain at a faster rate.
    It contains a number of herbs mixed in Til Oil such as Nirgundi, Rasna, Bala, Atibala, Gokhura, etc each acts in relieving the pain. It should be applied three times in a day for the better management of the pain.
    Even the combination of Mahanarayan Tail, Mahabishgarva Tail and Mahamash Tail in the ratio of 50:25:25 would provide effective results with its local application three times a day but some caution is needed in case of Mahabishgarva Tail since this oil is made with some prohibited herbs acting as poison if touched with bare hands.
    To have the permanent elimination of the disorders with which you are suffering from, the following remedies would be useful -
    1) Take Mahayograj Gugglu one or two tablets in the lunch and dinner preferably after the gap of half an hour. This medicine is the combination of Triphala, Gugglu, Trikatu etc acting on the inflammation and its use for three months would provide you complete relief. The dosage is to be decided by the competent Vaidya.
    2) Take Tulasi and Ginger tea bag and pour the same in hot water. Take this twice daily for at least three months. Ginger would take the inflammation and Tulasi is the best antioxidant to enhance immunity.
    3) After half an hour of your dinner, you may take up warm milk mixed with a pinch of Haldi Powder in it. Curcumin the main constituent in Haldi would take care of your disorder if the same is used consistently for at least three months.
    Follow only one concoction at a time.

  • Ayurvedic massage oils are one that is very helpful in treating pains like joint aches, muscle pain, bone disorders, and other ailments as it provides a warm and soothing relief without affecting our body due to its formulation that is prepared by the constitution and/or specific condition and thus widely used across the globe by millions to treat external alignments.

    Some of the Excellent Ayurvedic Joint Pain Relief Oils Available Online or in the market are as follows for your reference:
    1. Greenkure Ayurvedic Pain Reliever Oil – It contains Eucalyptus Oil, Clove Oil, Mint flower, camphor, Chinese chaste tree, five-leaved chaste tree oil and Boxberry, Canada Tea as major ingredients which gives fast relief from body pain. As it contains purely natural ingredients it is very useful in getting prompt relief from backache, body stiffness, muscular pain, headache, cold, sprain, bruises, etc. You can get this online for a price of Rs. 600 for 200ml.

    2. Pinda Thailam(Kerala Ayurveda) – It is made from Indian Madder, Beeswax, the resin of Indian Copal Tree and Indian Sarsaparilla and prepared with sesame oil as the base. It is very useful in painful conditions of arthritis and gout and as it contains Bee's wax, it should be used for external application only. It can also be used to prevent cracked and chaffed skin caused due to excessive dryness of the skin. You can get this online for a price of Rs. 120 for 200ml or from any Kerala Ayurveda shala.

    3. Muscles and Joint Massage Oil (Ancient Living) – This oil is a blend of Jojoba oil, Almond oil, Basil oil, Rosemary oil, Thyme oil, Black pepper oil, Peppermint oil, Clove bud oil, Juniper berry oil and many other oils that can help in help tackle muscle pain, tension, inflammation and swelling by entering the skin to reduce stress, improving blood circulation, relieving muscle and joint pain, etc. You can get this online for a price of Rs. 680 for 100ml.

    4. Mahanarayana Thailam(Kerala Ayurveda) – The oil is prepared in the base of sesame oil and with more than 25 other herbs like herbs including Licorice, Himalayan Cedar and Indian Ginseng. This oil is very used in strengthening and degenerating weak tissues, helps the body to regain strength, gives relief in painful Osteo-arthritic conditions and also excellent nourishes for the body. You can get this online for a price of Rs. 200 for 200ml or from any Kerala Ayurveda shala.

    5. Myaxyl Oil/ Spray/Cream(Kerala Ayurveda) - It comprises the properties of Hygrophila, Galanga, Sandalwood, Cedrus deodar, Lemongrass, Sesame Oil, Eucalyptus oil, etc. which is ideal for anti-rheumatic, anti-inflammatory and analgesic treatments. It is very helpful in relieving musculoskeletal spasms, numbness and encourages blood circulation to the affected parts. You can get this online for a price of Rs. 110 for 60ml (oil) / Rs. 120 for 20g (cream – pack of 2) / Rs. 250 for 75ml (spray) or from any Kerala Ayurveda shala.

    6. Arthcare Oil(Morpheme Remedies) - Arthcare Oil contains unique herbal blend like Erand (Ricinus communis), Rasna (Pluchea lanceolata), Devdaru (Cedrus deodara), Shuddha Guggulu (Commiphora mukul), Rasone (Garlic, Allium sativum), Ashwagandha (winter cherry), Krishna Marich (pepper), Karpura (Cinnamonum camphora) which give relief from arthritis and number of rheumatic conditions which include-Rheumatoid arthritis, Joints pains, Osteoarthritis, Musculoskeletal disorders, Ankylosing spondylosis, Cervical spondylosis, Osteoarthritis, Persistent inflammation at joint areas, Sciatica. You can get this online for a price of Rs. 350 for 50ml.

    7. Sahacharadi Thailam(Kerala Ayurveda) – This oil is made using 3 herbs in sesame oil- Himalayan Cedar, Strobilanthus and Dried Ginger and useful for all painful conditions like arthritis, back pain, sciatica, varicose veins and other musculoskeletal disorders and special effect on the condition affecting the lower extremities i.e. below the waist area. You can get this online for a price of Rs. 230 for 200ml or from any Kerala Ayurveda shala.

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  • There are many companies like Dabur, Zandu and Patanjali who are manufacturing oil for massage for Arthritis and other pains. They are oils similar to the Joint plus Oil. So you can go to any Ayurvedic retail shop and ask them for a suitable product which will be useful for the pains and use it.
    Alternatively, you can approach any Ayurvedic Practitioner and get his prescription. He will guide you accordingly.
    My mother is also having a similar problem and she used Narayana taila and Maha Yoga Raja Guggulu for 3 months and her pain has come down. So you can also try that combination.
    The following oils may be useful to you.
    1. Nirgundi oil: The plant Nirgundi is believed to be very useful. The leaves, the stem and the seeds are useful. The plant will be bitter in taste. It will be very useful for pains. You can use the Nirgundi oil and apply it on joints. The plants are very easily available and you may get Nirgundi oil for medical shops.
    2. Ajwain: This is believed to be a very good remedy for your problem. A spoonful of carom seeds or ajwain can be added to a tub of hot water. You can soak your aching area in the water and wait for 15 to 20 minutes. You can do this daily for two times. you can drink ajwain water daily so that your pain will come down fast.
    3. Dashmool: You will get this medicine in oil form or powder form. You can mix the powder in coconut oil and use.
    4. Eucalyptus oil: It is a very common medicine for herbal treatment for arthritis. You will get this oil from any medical or general shops and this oil will give you good relief from the pain.
    5. Shallaki: This herb is good for keeping your joints strong. This is very good for any pain reduction. It reduces the pain and also brings down the swelling. By using this your mobility will become easy.

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  • Ayurveda is the heritage curing science in the Indian peninsula and it had some great natural remedies for various ailments. It has also advised certain oils derived from some natural materials which can be used for relief in such conditions of pain and discomfort. Normally, even the present medical science advocates for certain massage for relief in joint pains or stretch of muscles and ligaments. Many people take such massage regularly to keep the ligaments and tandems in the body in good condition. It is said that due to lack of exercise and also due to sedentary life styles generally such problems are encountered in ones life and Ayurveda advocates for use of certain oils extracted from materials like eucalyptus, clove, ginger, camphor, lavender, bergamot, clary sage marjoram, frankincense, geranium etc.

    There is no single oil which can do the miracle of curing these ailments completely but most of them give good relief and the person feels better after their application. Some of the good brands available in the market from different companies are -
    1. Muscles and Joint Massage Oil by the brand Ancient Living.
    2. Ayurvedic Pain Relief Combo by the brand GreenKure.
    3. Orthosure Gold Joint Pain Oil by the brand CRD Ayurveda.
    4. Orthonil Gold Oil For Joint Pain by the brand Mahaved
    5. Joint Pain Oil by the brand name Afreen.

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