Polymyalgia Rheumatica It’s Treatment By Herbal Remedies


Joints are the conjugation of the two bones. Joints help in motility and help in the movement of living organisms. These joints and bones are fixed with each other with muscles, tendons and other structures. There are a number of conditions that lead to dysfunctioning of the muscles. When these dysfunctions occur it leads to hampering the normal functioning of the muscles and pain, stiffness of the muscles occurs. Polymyalgia rheumatica is a condition of the muscles in which they become painful and stiff. In the text below, we shall discuss polymyalgia rheumatica in detail and we shall also look into its management in the contemporary system of medicine as well as in the traditional Indian medicinal system of Ayurveda. Let’s have a look !!

Polymyalgia Rheumatica


Polymyalgia rheumatica is an inflammatory condition of the muscles that causes the muscles to stiffen and leads to the pain of the same. This pain or stiffness of the muscles of upper arms, hips, shoulders and neck particularly but it can occur all over the body. Pain can occur all of sudden and it can also occur gradually. This condition can be so severe that it hampers the daily activities of a person and can deteriorate the person’s quality of life. The condition usually affects the people of 65 years of age and above. It has more tendency to occur in females than males. Some purple who suffer from Polymyalgia Rheumatica also develop giant cell arteritis (temporal arteritis). In Ayurveda, this condition of Polymyalgia Rheumatica can be understood by the vata dosha vitiation. Now let’s have a look at the causes, clinical features, investigations needed and management of the condition.

Causes of Polymyalgia Rheumatica

The exact cause of occurrence of polymyalgia rheumatica is unknown. It is usually assumed that certain genes and mutation of genes can lead to the development of the condition. Environmental factors also lead to the occurrence of the condition as it is seen in cyclic and changes in the weather. So this suggests an environmental trigger. Certain viruses and other infections lead to the sudden onset of polymyalgia rheumatica.

Signs and Symptoms

  • Anaemia
  • Headaches
  • Blurred vision
  • Jaw pain
  • Loss of vision
  • Tenderness in the scalp
  • Lack and loss of appetite
  • Low grade fever
  • Abnormal temperature of the body.
  • Constant fatigue and malaise
  • Weakness
  • Exhaustion
  • Stiffness and pain in the shoulders, upper arms, hips and neck.
  • Influenza like illness
  • Sudden and unintentional weight loss
  • Reduced and limited range of motion
  • Depression


  • Physical examination
  • Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR)
  • C-reactive protein (CRP)


  • The drug of choice in polymyalgia rheumatica is prednisone
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS)
  • An active lifestyle

Ayurvedic Aspect and Management of Polymyalgia Rheumatica

Ayurveda is a great Indian medicinal science that has been serving mankind from the ages. Ayurveda has two objectives. The first one is to maintain the health status of healthy ones and treat the diseased persons. Ayurveda revolves around the basic three doshas i.e. vata, pitta and kapha. When all these doshas stay in normal range represents the healthy status of a person whereas when one or two or all three when vitiated leads to many health issues.

Polymyalgia rheumatica is a condition in which the stiffness and pain of the muscles occurs. Pain is the main symptom of the vata dosha whereas other types of pain are accompanied by other dosha along with the vata dosha. Stiffness is related to the kapha and aam dosha. Therefore the management of the same is related to correcting the vata and kapha/aam dosha. Aama is generally referred to accumulation of endotoxins in the body.  So managing the vata dosha and aama dosha eventually helps in correcting polymyalgia rheumatica maximally. Polymyalgia Rheumatica can be managed with following procedures.

  • Nidan parivarjan
  • Shodhan Chikitsa
  • Shaman Chikitsa
  • Yogasan/Prakriti Chikitsa

1. Nidan Parivarjan

This is the first step that needs to be followed. If the causes of the conditions aren’t stopped then the condition cannot be managed. Thus the intake of cold water and food, cold air etc should be stopped.

2. Shodhan Chikitsa

Langhan (fasting), virechana (purgation), basti (medicated enema) are very effective in the management of polymyalgia rheumatica.

3. Shaman Chikitsa

Herbs with bitter and pungent taste are very effective in managing the ama condition and acts as an appetiser and promotes digestion. Further it teh management depends on the presence and absence of the same. Some of the medicines available that are helpful in polymyalgia rheumatica are amavatari ras, aamvateshwar rasa, vat gajendar rasa, amrit manjari rasa, vatari rasas, godanti bhasma,. Mukta pishti, mall sindoor, haritaki churna, panchkol churna, hingvadi churna, vaishwanar churna, agnitundi vati, sanjivani vati, aampramathini vati, ajmodadi vatak, triphaladi loha, navayas loha, vatari guggulu, shiva guggul, yograj guggul, erandi kwath, rasonadi kwath, rasna panchak kwath, punarnavarishta, lohasava, dashmoolarishta, shunthi ghrit, amrita ghrita, errand taila, prasarini taila, suta taila, errand paka, ransom paka, amrit bhallataka, shilajtu rasayan, brahma rasayana, chyawanprash.

Dashang lepa, haridradi lepa, nirgundi patra lepa etc can be applied locally.

4. Yogasan/Prakriti Chikitsa

Surya namaskar, halasana, vajrasana, padmasana, sukhasana, shavasana, pranayam are very beneficial. Hot steam bath, hip bath, massage with hot soil etc are effective in managing polymyalgia rheumatica.

Herbal Remedies by Planet Ayurveda for Polymyalgia Rheumatica

Planet Ayurveda is an eminent herbal manufacturing unit and an ISO 9001:2015 certified company. Products formulated by Planet Ayurveda are cent percent pure, herbal, vegetarian, natural and are prepared according to various ayurvedic formulary texts. Formulations are available in the form of vati (tablets), churna (powder), liquids (syrups), prash (jams) and capsules. With the goodness of herbs Planet Ayurveda has formulated a number of formulations for the management of polymyalgia rheumatica. These herbs are pure and do not contain any sort of adulterants. All these herbal remedies are free from chemicals, preservatives and additives or artificial sweeteners. These formulations have no side effects on the body and work wonderfully in managing the condition of polymyalgia rheumatica.

Given Below are the Products of the Pack that are Helpful in Polymyalgia Rheumatica


Herbal Remedies For Polymyalgia Rheumatica

Herbal Remedies For Polymyalgia Rheumatica

Product Description


Rumogin 5 capsules, is a product of Planet Ayurveda that helps so beautifully in the a number of conditions of the musculoskeletal system. It contains the extract  of Maricha (Piper nigrum), pippali (Piper longum), sonth (Zingiber officinale), haridra (Curcuma longa) and shallaki (Boswellia serrata). All these herbs are known to pacify the vata dosha and remove the endotoxins from the body which ultimately results in managing the condition of polymyalgia rheumatica.

Dosage: One capsule twice daily with warm water.


Boswellia Curcumin is a  product of Planet Ayurveda and is composed of two  components that are Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and haridra (Curcuma longa). Both the components possess anti-inflammatory activity. This also pacifies the vata and kapha dosha thus helps in alleviating the stiffness and pain of the muscles. With these properties Boswellia Curcumun helps in managing Polymyalgia Rheumatica.

Dosage: One capsule twice daily with warm water.


Yograj Guggul is a classical ayurvedic product. It contains the herbs such as ela (Elettaria cardamomum), shunthi (Zingiber officinale), marich (Piper nigrum), kalonji (Nigella sativa), guggul (Commiphora mukul), amalaki (Emblica officinalis), haritaki (Terminalia chebula), bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica), vidang (Embelia ribes) gokshur (Tribulus terrestris) etc. It helps in detoxification of the body and removing endotoxins from the body thus it helps in alleviating the bodily pains. And works magnificently in managing Polymyalgia Rheumatica.

Dosage:  Two tablets twice daily with warm water.


Aamvatantak Churna is a herbal medicine prepared by Planet Ayurveda for the conditions that are caused due to the accumulation of the endotoxins in the body. The churna is made of methi (Trigonella foenum graecum), gorakhmundi (Sphaeranthus indicus), sonth (Zingiber officinale), ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), haridra (Curcuma longa) etc. It removes the ama dosha and helps in pacification of the vata dosha thus helps with the muscular stiffness and pain associated with the condition. It also alleviates other symptoms associated with polymyalgia rheumatica.

Dosage: One tsp twice daily with warm water.


Joint Aid Plus is a product of Planet Ayurveda for joints, bones and muscles. It is filled with the goodness of herbs nirgundi (Vitex negundo), guggul (Commiphora mukul), shallaki (Boswellia serrata), ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) etc. All these herbs are known to be pacifying the vata dosha and possess inflammatory activity and analgesics activity. Thus this provides relief from stiffness and pain associated with polymyalgia rheumatica and it also elevates the mood and condition of disease induced depression. Therefore, Joint Aid Plus is a very effective medicine in the management of polymyalgia rheumatica.

Dosage: One capsule twice daily with warm water.


Energo plan syrup is energy providing syrup prepared by Planet Ayurveda using the herbs such as jeevanti (Leptadenia reticulata), amalaki (Emblica officinalis), shatavari (Asparagus officinalis), ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), pippali (Piper longum), shigru (Moringa oleifera), guggul (Commiphora mukul) etc. All these herbs help in providing strength to the body, relieving fatigue, weight loss and overcoming stress/depression associated with polymyalgia rheumatica.

Dosage:  One tsp twice daily with warm water.

Contact Planet Ayurveda Support Team to provide you the costing/ordering and delivery information at – costing.planetayurveda@gmail.com or Call at 0172-521-4040 (India), +91-172-521-4040 (Outside India) or WhatsApp at (+91) 842-749-4030.


Polymyalgia Rheumatica is a condition that makes the muscles stiff and causes immense pain. The exact cause of polymyalgia rheumatica is unknown though some gene related and environmental factors have been linked to the occurrence of the condition. Whereas in Ayurveda, the correlation of the condition can be well established with ama dosha accumulation and vata dosha vitiation. Thus the management depends on the lines of removing ama (endotoxins) and correcting the vata dosha as per Ayurveda. Whereas in the contemporary system of medicine there is no cure available. But Ayurveda has a positive outlook towards the condition. Above mentioned classical products and the shodhan karma mentioned above are really effective. Planet Ayurveda’s above said formulations manage the condition of Polymyalgia Rheumatica impeccably.

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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 www.PlanetAyurveda.com.

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