What we are doing to the environment is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another
- Mahatma Gandhi
Arthritis affects the musculoskeletal system, specifically the joints. It is the main cause of disability among people over fifty-five years of age in industrialized countries.
In the majority of cases arthritis causes pain and swelling in the joints. Eventually a swollen joint can suffer severe damage. In some cases, arthritis can cause problems in the patient's eye, skin or other organs.
Basically, a joint is where one bone moves on another bone. Ligaments hold the two bones together. The ligaments are like elastic bands, while they keep the bones in place your muscles relax or contract to make the joint move.
Cartilage covers the bone surface to stop the two bones from rubbing directly against each other. The covering of cartilage allows the joint to work smoothly and painlessly.
A capsule surrounds the joint. The space within the joint - the joint cavity - has synovial fluid. Synovial fluid nourishes the joint and the cartilage. The synovial fluid is produced by the synovium (synovial membrane) which lines the joint cavity.
Arthritis Research UK3 says that most types of arthritis are caused by a combination of several factors working together. The following factors may contribute towards a higher arthritis risk:
|Your genetic makeup.|
|A physically demanding job, especially one with repetitive movements.|
|A previous injury.|
|Some infections or allergic reactions may cause short-term arthritis. When it is caused by an infection it is known as "reactive arthritis".|
|For a number of people certain foods can either bring on arthritis symptoms, or make existing ones worse.|
|Obesity, which places extra strain on joints4|
|Arthritis may also be caused by autoimmune disease5.|
A mix of four proven anti-arthritis herbs, along with spices and condiments to give you a delicious, tangy soup that reduces joint swelling and pain. Brings back the spring into your walk. Nature’s boon to all those who have been suffering from severe arthritic pain for years.
Cardiospermum halicacabum (Mudakattran)
Flavouring agents :
Gold salt, roasted pepper powder, cumin powder and asafoetida
Dosage : Just add 2 teaspoons of Orthosip to 250 ml of water and bring it to a boil, to get a bowl of delicious, healthy soup. Add salt and pepper to taste.