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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 may help control the inflammation and minimise 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.



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, aims to 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


These are the natural herbs used traditionally for conditions like bursitis can help the patients to ease 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 helps to improve 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 help reduce swelling in the joints and improve the joint mobility. It also aims to increase 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 helps to soothe 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 helps to reduce pain and swelling in the joints and muscles. It may also relax the muscles and relieve 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 may reduce 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 helps to enhance 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 For Bursitis 


Ayurveda aims 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 ayurvedic doctors in Ayurvedic clinic in Melbourne also offer therapies such as Ayurvedic massage, and Patra Pinda Sweda to help the patients ease 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 may advise combining the use of these therapies with the Panchakarma Detoxification and herbs to support elimination of harmful toxins from the body, which can otherwise aggravate the inflammation and thereby, worsen the condition.


We also recommend use of Ayurveda diet and lifestyle, which consists of foods rich in nutrients and less of the inflammation-triggering substances to reduce the symptoms and enhance the overall health of the patient.



If you wish to enquire more information on Bursitis Ayurvedic Natural Treatment in Melbourne, you may contact us at Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic.









Disclaimer: The information on ayurvedic products and medicines on our website is for educational purposes only. One should not buy these products over the counter. These should only be taken after ayurvedic consultation with an ayurvedic practitioner. The uses and indications of these herbal products are based on Traditional Ayurvedic text books. These herbs should be supplemented with appropriate diet and lifestyle to get beneficial effects. Although there is a lot of research done on Ayurveda these days, yet these herbal products might not hold enough current research based evidence.





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) https://www.iamj.in/posts/images/upload/2719_2725.pdf


2.Vaidya Vasant Patil, ‘Holistic Management of Sandhigata Vata (Osteoarthritis) –A Scientific approach’, Research Gate, https://www.researchgate.net/publication/200443178_Holistic_Management_of_Sandhigata_Vata_Osteoarthritis_-A_Scientific_approach



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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. 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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