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Bursitis Natural Ayurvedic Treatment

Author : Gurnam Saini  

bursitis natural ayurvedic treatment melbourne

Bursitis refers to a condition caused due to the inflammation of the bursa. Bursa is a sac located between the tissues of the muscles, bones, skin, and tendons. It is filled with a lubricating fluid, which helps to protect these tissues against the damage caused by rubbing, or friction.


Bursitis occurs when this sac is damaged due to a repetitive, minor trauma, or a sudden, severe injury. Natural treatment for bursitis using herbal remedies can control the inflammation and block the progression of this disease.


Bursitis usually affects the tissues of the elbows, hips, shoulders, knee, and the Achilles tendon. The risk of this condition may increase due to the overuse of any joint owing to the occupation of the person. The examples of high-risk occupations and activities for bursitis include gardening, carpentry, raking, shoveling, scrubbing, and painting. Sports activities such as tennis, skiing, golf, pitching, and throwing can also increase the risk of bursitis, especially of the shoulder joint. The use of remedies for bursitis of the shoulder can protect these joints and relieve the symptoms.


Incorrect posture and ignorance towards the importance of stretching or warm-up before exercises can also cause bursitis.


This condition may worsen as the age of the person increases due to the reduced elasticity and an inability of the joints and muscles to tolerate stress. Regular use of bursitis remedies can protect the tissues against these changes, thereby reducing the risk of this disease.


The common symptoms of bursitis include pain in the affected part that builds up suddenly or gradually depending on the nature of injury along with restricted movements. Ayurvedic treatment that includes the use of herbs and therapies like Ayurvedic massage and Patra Pinda Sweda can reduce the pain and ease the movements.


Can Bursitis Be Cured?


Patients affected with this condition often ask can bursitis be cured and how to get rid of the painful symptoms. The modern approach to the treatment of this condition is directed at relieving the symptoms with the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and by avoiding the activities that worsen the problem.


However, the anti-inflammatory medicines can cause severe side effects, especially when used for a longer duration. The common side effects of these drugs include gastritis, nausea, vomiting, and a high risk of peptic ulcers. However, the management for bursitis in hip using natural Ayurvedic medications can provide considerable relief from the pain and discomfort without causing any side effects.


The allopathic treatment may also involve the use of oral and injectable corticosteroids to decrease the pain and inflammation. Steroids are usually injected at the site of injury. However, these injections often need to be repeated to achieve the desired results.


However, taking multiple steroidal injections over several months is not advisable due to the risk of potential side effects. Hence, it is advisable to use the natural herbal medicines, alone with some allopathic treatment for shoulder bursitis cure as they can be taken for a longer duration without the risk of any adverse effects.


Bursitis Natural Treatment


The bursitis natural treatment based on the Ayurvedic principle of tridosha is aimed at correcting the imbalance in the Vata dosha. The herbal remedies help to maintain the balance of the three doshas or humors and thus, provide long-term relief from the symptoms. The home remedies for bursitis of the knee also help to prevent the condition from worsening by enhancing the natural ability of the body to repair the damaged tissues and protecting them against further damage.


Natural Remedies For Bursitis


The use of natural remedies for bursitis can help the patients to get rid of the symptoms and improve the mobility of the affected part.


  • Shalaki (Olibanum Indicum): Shalaki is an effective remedy for bursitis in the hip and other joints. It acts as an anti-inflammatory agent and reduces pain and inflammation in the affected part. It also improves the range of movements of the joints.
  • Guggulu (Commiphora wightii): Guggulu possesses analgesic properties, which provide relief from the pain in the joints and muscles. It is a rejuvenative herb that helps to delay the effects of aging on the joint and muscle tissues thus reducing the risk of bursitis in the patients in the high-risk category. It can also reduce swelling in the joints and improve the joint mobility. It also increases the functions of these tissues and strengthens them. According to a research by Kanani Vipul P. et al, Kaishor Guggulu along with some other herbs exhibited analgesic, anti-inflammatory properties. It also helped in reducing fluid accumulation and stiffness thereby giving full range of motion and helping in early recovery.
  • Shunthi (Dry ginger): Shunthi is one of the best natural remedies for the shoulder bursitis pain relief. It soothes the affected tissues and allows the person to perform the routine activities with ease. It also acts as an analgesic and anti-inflammatory agent and reduces pain and swelling in the joints and muscles. It also relaxes the muscles and relieves stiffness.
  • Rasana (Inula racemosa): Rasana has the ability to pacify the Vata dosha, which is responsible for causing this condition. It also provides relief from the pain in the muscles and joints. Rasana acts as a natural antipyretic agent, and reduces fever that may accompany acute bursitis. Regular use of Rasana can prevent the progress of bursitis. It has the ability to purify blood and cleanse the body. It also helps to improve the metabolic processes of the body. These actions help to boost the healing and repair mechanisms of the body and protect the tissues from the toxins that can aggravate the symptoms.
  • Errand (Euphorbiaceae): Errand is a natural anti-inflammatory agent. It helps to relieve the symptoms of bursitis such as pain, swelling, and restricted movements. According to research by Vaidya Vasant Patil application of vatanashaka leaves eranda (euphorbiaceae) and rasna (Inula racemosa) is useful in soft tissue inflammation associated with bursitis.
  • Parijat (Nyctanthes arbortistis): Parijaat has the ability to boost the functions of the immune system. It enhances the response of the immune cells to destroy the substances that can trigger inflammation in the joint and muscle tissues thus reducing the risk of bursitis. It also reduces joint pains and muscle stiffness.
  • Pipalimool (Long Pepper): Pipalimool can help in treating bursitis by maintaining the balance of the three doshas. It also has the ability to relieve pain, and swelling by producing an anti-inflammatory effect.


Ayurvedic Natural Medicine Cure For Bursitis 


Ayurveda offers a safe and effective management for bursitis. We believe in dealing this condition in a holistic manner through the use of herbs, which stimulate the immune system to protect the joints and other tissues against inflammatory changes.


The doctors in our Ayurvedic clinic in Melbourne also offer therapies such as Ayurvedic massage, and Patra Pinda Sweda to help the patients get rid of the pain and discomfort. The massage helps by increasing the blood circulation in the affected part and relieving the stiffness. In Patra Pinda Sweda therapy, the leaves of medicinal plants are used for the fomentation of the painful parts that results in an excessive sweating.


Ayurveda physician Dr Saini advises combining the use of these therapies with the Panchakarma Detoxification and above mentioned herbs that ensures elimination of harmful toxins from the body, which can otherwise aggravate the inflammation and thereby, worsen the condition.


We have a team of the best Ayurvedic doctors in Australia who help in managing this condition by removing its root cause in order to prevent its progression. We recommend an Ayurveda diet, which consists of foods rich in nutrients and devoid of the inflammation-triggering substances to reduce the symptoms and enhance the overall health of the patient.







1.Kanani Vipul P, Dhanokar Chandrakant A, Ailani Ravi S, ‘Management of Prepatellar Bursitis by Leech Application- A Case Study’, International Ayurvedic Medical Journal, (ISSN: 2320 5091) (June, 2017) 5(6)


2.Vaidya Vasant Patil, ‘Holistic Management of Sandhigata Vata (Osteoarthritis) –A Scientific approach’, Research Gate,



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Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery

MD Alternative Medicine

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Author Bio:

Gurnam Saini has over 15 years’ experience in Ayurvedic naturopathy treatments in Melbourne, Australia. He has completed his bachelor degree in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery from Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, India. He has done MD in Alternative Medicine and certificate courses in Panchakarma Detox, Pulse diagnosis and skin care. In Australia he pursued post graduate degree in mental health from La Trobe University, Melbourne (Australia). He has worked as associated Nurse Unit Management in Eastern Healths, Melbourne for 9 years. He is also a member of the Australasian Association of Ayurveda (AAA). He has won awards for ground-breaking work in Ayurveda globally. Read More

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