Myositis – Symptoms Causes Diagnosis & Treatment with Ayurveda


Myositis simply means inflammation in muscles. It shows many symptoms on the skin such as rashes, inflammation, and red patches etc. It also causes muscle weakness. According to ayurveda myositis is caused by an imbalance of the three doshas that are Vata, pita and Kapha. In this article we will discuss the ayurvedic aspect and remedies to manage myositis.



Myositis is the term used for muscle inflammation. It is mainly caused by infection, injury, chronic diseases and autoimmune disorder. It can affect people of any age, including children. In this disease shoulder, hips and thighs are affected. Along these parts skin,  lungs or heart are also affected. There are five types of myositis: dermatomyositis, inclusion body myositis, juvenile myositis, polymyositis, and toxic myositis. The two most common types are polymyositis and dermatomyositis. In polymyositis many muscles are affected by inflammation. In this only muscles are affected, other parts are not affected by this type of myositis. In dermatomyositis there is inflammation in muscles but skin is also affected in this type of myositis. Polymyositis and dermatomyositis affects women about 2-3 times more than men. Both are autoimmune conditions.

Types of Myositis

1. Dermatomyositis

In this mainly skin is affected and can be diagnosed easily because purple red rashes appear on the skin. Rashes mainly appear on the chest, knees and toes.

2. Inclusion body Myositis

This condition mainly occurs over the age of 50. And mainly men are affected by this type of myositis. Muscle weakness mainly occurs in smaller muscles and asymmetrical.

3. Juvenile Myositis

This condition mainly occurs under the age of 18. In this, girls are more affected than boys. It shows various symptoms such as stomach ache, fatigue and irritability etc.

4. Polymyositis

In this myositis muscle weakness occurs firstly in the trunk then spreads. In this patient suffering from other autoimmune diseases.

5. Toxic Myositis

The medicines(statins) which lower cholesterol mainly cause this disease. Other medicines can also cause this type of myositis but it is very rare.


  • It is an autoimmune disorder
  • Along with muscles skin, lungs and heart also affected in this disease
  • Most people are diagnosed between the ages of 40-60
  • People in younger age and old age get myositis less often
  • Myositis can be life threatening when it affects the lungs or heart.


The main symptom of myositis is muscle weakness.

Symptoms of Dermatomyositis

  • Purple red rashes
  • Dry skin
  • Weakness
  • Muscle pain
  • Weight loss
  • Irregular heart beat
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Fatigue

Symptoms of Polymyositis

  • Muscle weakness
  • Muscle pain
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Weakness
  • Dry cough
  • Hoarse voice

Other Symptoms

  • Difficulty in walking
  • Frequent falls
  • Irritability


It is an autoimmune disorder but injury, medicines and infection can also lead to myositis.

  • Injury- due to hard exercise mild form of myositis can occur
  • Medicines- different types of medicines can cause myositis. The most common drug that can cause myositis is statins which is responsible for lower the high cholesterol
  • Infection – most common cause is viral infection such as common cold
  • Autoimmune- In this immune system attacks our muscles. The three main types of autoimmune myositis are dermatomyositis, polymyositis and inclusion body myositis.


  • Complete physical exam
  • Blood test
  • Electromyography
  • Muscle biopsy

Ayurvedic Overview

In ayurveda myositis can be understood as mamas dhatu dushti. All the symptoms suggest myositis is caused due to elevation of tridosha. With the help of some therapies and herbal medicines we can manage myositis.

Role of Panchakarma in Myositis

It is an ancient detox process. It mainly consists of five procedures i.e. vamana, virechna, anuvasan, niruh and nasya.  This helps in removing toxins from the body. And also helpful in circulation. The elevated doshas are balanced by this procedure.

Role of Abhyang in Myositis

In this procedure blood circulation is increased by massage. Due to increasing blood circulation the affected part is cure easily

Other Therapies

  • Shodhana (Detoxification with therapeutic procedures)
  • Shamana (Detoxification with Ayurvedic herbs and herbal formulations

Herbal Remedies for Myositis by Planet Ayurveda

Planet ayurveda offers the best combination of effective herbal remedies for myositis. These herbal remedies are prepared from using best quality herbs which are 100% natural products. All the medicines are formulated by our expert  ayurveda doctor. Let’s have a look at the products which help in the treatment of myositis!!!

Product List

  1. Rumogin 5 Capsules
  2. Musli Strength
  3. Yograj Guggul
  4. Aamvatantak Churna

Herbal Remedies For myositis

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Product Description

1. Rumogin 5 Capsules

Rumogin 5 is in the form of capsules. It contains natural herbs and helps in managing muscle pain. The main constituents of this capsule are Haridra (curcumin longa), sonth (zingiber officinalis), Shallaki (Boswellia curcumin), and Pippali (piper longum) etc. The chronic disorders are well treated by this natural product such as morning stiffness and bone disorder. These herbs not only cure bone diseases but also cures digestion. Pippali is good for digestion.

Dose:-1-2 capsules twice a day after meals with lukewarm water

2. Musli Strength

It is in the form of capsules. It contains gokshura (tribulus terrestris) and safed mulsi (chlorophytum borivilianum). This medicine gives strength to the body. It also gives power to the reproductive system and increases the quality and quantity of the sperm.

Dose:-1-2 capsules twice a day after meals with lukewarm water

3. Yograj Guggul

Yograj guggul is an ancient ayurvedic formulation in the form of a tablet. This medicine contains ajwain (carum copticum), vidang (embelia ribes), chitrak (plumbago zeylanica) and chavya (piper chaba). This medicine helps to relax the blood vessels and nerves and also removes toxins to give strength to the body.

Dose:-1-2 tabs once or twice a day after meals with lukewarm water

4. Aamvatantak Churna

This churna contains Ashwagandha (withania somnifera), suranjan (colchicum autumnale) , and  haridra (curcuma longa),etc. This churna helps in treating joint stiffness and joint pain. This has no side effects. Ashwagandha present in this churna mainly work on the brain and haridra has anti inflammatory as well as antibiotic function.

Dose:- 1 tsp twice a day after meals with lukewarm water.



Myositis simply means inflammation in muscles. It is an autoimmune disorder. According to ayurveda myositis is caused by an imbalance of the three doshas that are Vata, pita and Kapha. In this article we have learnt about symptoms and causes of myositis. And also learnt the diagnostic techniques as well as ayurvedic procedures to manage myositis. Planet ayurveda offers the best combination of effective herbal remedies for myositis.

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Dr. Vikram Chauhan

Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD - Ayurveda) is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Pvt. Ltd. He is Author of the Book "Ayurveda – God’s Manual For Healing". He is an Ayurveda Expert Serving People worldwide through all the Possible Mediums, Operating from Main Branch in Mohali, India. With his Vast Experience in Herbs and their Applied Uses, he is successfully treating Numerous Patients suffering from Various Ailments with the help of Purest Herbal Supplements, Diet, and Lifestyle, according to the Principles of Ayurveda. For More Details, visit

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