What is a Colles Fracture? Ayurvedic Herbs For Fractures?


Fractures are very common but Colles fracture is the commonest type of fracture in the orthopedics department. This fracture is present at the distal end of the radius bone at the cortico-cancellous junction nearly about 2 cm. It usually occurs when you try to outstretch your hand. This is a very painful condition and a serious injury. In this article, we are going to discuss Colles fracture and its ayurvedic treatment.

Colles Fracture


Colles fracture is known as distal radius fracture, with dorsal angulation, dorsal comminution, dorsal displacement, radial shortening, and in some cases associated fracture of the ulnar styloid is there. This fracture is common in forty years of people or above. It is more common in women because of postmenopausal osteoporosis. It usually happens during sports activities such as skiing, horse riding, motorcycle accidents, or falls from a height. Increased awareness about osteoporosis leads to these injuries known as fragility fractures. Thus managing osteoporosis by treating the fracture is a common part of this treatment.

Symptoms Of Colles Fracture

The following sign and symptoms of Colles fracture are,

  • Dorsal wrist pain
  • Increased angulation of the distal radius
  • Inability to grasp an object
  • Swelling of the wrist
  • Any history of trauma or fall
  • Dinner fork deformity

Diagnosis Of Colles Fracture

The following diagnostic method for Colles Fracture is,

  • A normal or plain X-ray
  • CT scan can be used to detect occult fractures
  • An MRI can assess the ligamentous and soft tissue extent of the injury

Emergency Treatment Through Immobilization

  • Immobilization by below elbow cast for at least six weeks is sufficient.
  • Open reduction and Internal Fixation.
  • Analgesics are given to reduce the pain.
  • Calcium supplements are also used.
  • Closed reduction for non-displaced fracture, under general anesthesia, is done.

Some Facts about Colles Fracture

  • Colles fracture is named after Abraham Colles
  • Abraham described a fracture of the distal radius for the first time in Dublin at the Royal College of Surgeons.
  • It is more common in women than men.

Herbal Remedies For Colles Fractures By Planet Ayurveda

For the management of Colles fractures through herbal formulation, Planet Ayurveda provides the best herbal remedies to maintain the bone calcium level and also help to enhance bone strength. According to Ayurveda, it is Asthi Bhanga (Fracture), in Asthi bhanga all three doshas are aggravated, and to balance the Aggravated dosha these herbal medicines are best. All these herbal formulations are made under the guidelines of expert practitioners. All these herbal remedies are free from any kind of added preservatives, color, starch, and other synthetic materials. Planet Ayurveda provides a Fracture Healing Pack

  1. Lakshadi Guggul
  2. Cissus Power
  3. Ashwagandhadi Ghrit
  4. Bone Support
  5. Dashmoola Capsules

Colles Fracture, Fracture Healing Pack

Product Description

1. Lakshadi Guggul

Planet Ayurveda provides the best herbal remedy in the form of lakshadi guggul. The main composition of this formulation is Laksha which is the resin of female insect lac and the main ingredients of this herbal formulation is Asthishrinkhala (Cissus quadrangularis), Laksha (Laccifer lacca), Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Nagbala (Grewia populifolia), Shuddha Guggulu (purified Commiphora Mukul). All ingredients help to maintain healthy bones. This formulation is beneficial in all types of bone disorders, joint problems, and muscular issues. It has all components which help in bone formation when fractured.

Dosage: Two tablets twice or thrice daily with lukewarm water.

2. Cissus Power

It is a single herbal remedy by planet Ayurveda. It is made up of Cissus Quadrangularis. It has anabolic and steroidal properties. This drug is rich in vitamin C and also helpful in irregular menstruation and scurvy. Its plant contains Phytogenic steroids, ketosteroids, sitosterol, alpha amyrin, and many others. This formulation gives very good results in Colles Fracture.

Dosage: Two capsules twice or thrice daily with lukewarm water.

3. Ashwagandhadi Ghrita

Ashwagandhadi ghrita is a polyherbal formulation that is made up of many health benefits. The main ingredients are Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica), cow milk, and cow ghee. All these ingredients are best in Colles fracture. Ashwagandha helps to calm the nerves that get irritated by the fracture. Ashwagandha and Bhibhitaki have anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. Cow milk and cow ghee are helpful in strengthening the bone. Thus this Ashwagandhadi ghrita is beneficial in Colles fracture and other fracture and other bone-related disorders.

Dosage: One teaspoon twice daily after meals with warm milk.

4. Bone Support

This formulation helps to support the bone by providing all the beneficial substances to the bone. The main ingredients of this formulation are Shobhanjan beej (Moringa oleifera), Laksha (Laccifer lacca), Asthi Shrinkhala (Cissus quadrangularis), Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna), Praval Pishti (Corallium rubrum) and Mukta (pearl calcium). Moringa oleifera has various properties such as anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and healing of abscesses. Laksha shows the best result in bone disorders. Cissus quadrangularis is also called asthirhrikhala and is helpful in bone disorders. It is the best herb for treating fractures. It has adhesive or adhesion properties. It further relieves fracture pain and heals inflammation. Thus it is a beneficial herb in fractures.

Dosage: One capsule twice daily after meals.

5. Dashmoola Capsules

Planet Ayurveda provides the best formulation for bone disorders. The main ingredients of this formulation are Bilva (Aegle marmelos), Shyonak (Oroxylum Indicum), Patla (Stereospermum suaveolens), Gambhari (Gmelina Arborea), agnimantha (Clerodendrum phlomidis), Gokshur (Tribulus Terrestris), Brihati (Solanum Indicum), Kantkari (Solanum surattense), Prishniparni (Uraria picta), Shalparni (Desmodium gangeticum). Dashmoola is very effective in arthritis because of its anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. For its mesmerizing properties, it is useful in fracture and thus beneficial in Colles fracture.

Dosage: One capsule twice daily after meals.


In this article, we discussed Colles fracture and its management through modern and herbal formulations. Thus, Planet Ayurveda has manufactured this Fracture Healing Pack by considering the various herbs that are beneficial for bone disorders, All herbal remedies give relief to many patients with orthopedic problems. So the above-mentioned medicines of planet Ayurveda are best to treat because all the medicines are free from any added preservatives and other added salt that harm your health and lead to many chronic diseases. Thus Planet Ayurveda has very good results in bone-related disorders and injuries. For more info, you can visit our website www.planetayurveda.com and for any health-related queries, you can send your queries to our email id herbalremedies123@yahoo.com

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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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