Ayurvedic Medicines for Ankylosing Spondylitis

What is ankylosing spondylitis? Ankylosing spondylitis or Bechterew's disease is an autoimmune disease that occurs as a chronic form of arthritis located in the spine and at its base, where it connects to the pelvis. This disease evolves towards progressive stiffness of the spine, which is why it is known as Guillermo Tell syndrome.

This disease is characterized by having a genetic load with an HLA B26 + in most cases. This factor, together with external factors and maladjustment of the immune system causes joint inflammation that can lead to the union of the vertebrae.

Ankylosing spondylitis is also characterized by the fact that it appears in young people, especially men around 35 years of age, and it is recommended, for an improvement of symptoms and relief of stiffness, the practice of sport that keeps the trunk muscles strong and elastic . This is a frequent disease that affects 7 out of every 100,000 people around the world.

Ankylosing spondylitis is part of diseases called spondyloarthritis, including ankylosing spondyloarthritis, reactive arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, or arthritis of inflammatory bowel disease.

Causes of ankylosing spondylitis

Spondyloarthritis share causes and symptoms, being the determining genetic factor, as it happens in other autoimmune diseases. The first-degree relatives of a patient with spondylitis have an increased risk of spondylitis. In fact, there are studies linking the HLA-B27 gene to 90 percent of cases.

Symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis

  • The main symptomatic characteristics of ankylosing spondylitis are:  inflammation of the spine causing pain and  progressive stiffness of the area, especially at the cervical level. It is what is known as the Guillermo Tell syndrome.
  • The mobility of the neck can be lost in such a way that it cannot be turned to any side, having to turn the whole body to look sideways and backward.
  • Another of its most significant characteristics is that patients who suffer from  it cannot spend more then 5 hours in a row in bed, they  have to get up because of the pain that does not pass except by getting moving.

These symptoms appear periodically and patients spend long periods of life without pain.

Ankylosing spondylitis in Ayurveda

Ayurveda offers excellent therapies for the treatment of ankylosing spondylitis. The strength of Ayurveda in the area of the spine and joint treatments is the world appreciates. Because it addresses the root cause of the problem, the results are fantastic. Ayurveda has a deep understanding of the causative factors of AD and clearly explain the pathogenesis and treatment line to follow. 

In CHARAKA, we focus on the treatment of AS. With our extensive knowledge and research, we are providing a very effective treatment methodology based on the classical texts of Ayurveda. The treatment consists of detoxification, rejuvenation through Ayurvedic Panchakarma therapy along with medication administration investigated internally.

Initial treatment requires around 45 - 60 days of Panchakarma therapy along with internal medications and diet and lifestyle modification. After this phase, only internal medicines continue. If the patient can come for treatment in the early stages, even a total cure is possible.

Treatment of ankylosing spondylitis

The treatment in Ayurvedic for ankylosing spondylitis is aimed at reducing inflammation and rigidity in the spine, preventing or reducing inflammation, other affected organs, and normalizing the immune function of the body. 

The Medicines that reduce inflammation, pain, and swelling in the spine are: 

  • Yograj-Guggulu
  • Maha-Vat-Vidhwans-Ras 
  • Triphala-Guggulu
  • Gokshuradi-Guggulu
  • Punarnavadi-Guggulu
  • Sinhanaad-Guggulu
  • Vat-Gajankush-Ras

Medicines that reduce chronic inflammation: 

  • Panch-Tikta-Ghrut-Guggulu
  • Laxadi-Guggulu
  • Punarnavadi-Qadha 
  • Saarivasav
  • Trayodashang-Guggulu

The Medicinal oils that reduce chronic inflammation: 

  • Mahanarayan oil 
  • Vishgarbha oil 
  • Mahamash oil 

This is followed by medicated steam fomentation using decoctions like Dashmool-Qadha and Nirgundi-Qadha.


  1. Hi!!!!!!!!!!

    I am Ankit Gupta and i am suffering from ANKYLOSING SPONDILITIS. Please tell me from where i can take this treatment. Please e-mail at gupta.ankit2810@gmail.com.

    Is this treatment really works and it can cured completely or not or upto what extent?

  2. Hi ankit , i am also suffering from AS and ayurveda is very effective treatment for this. You can go for treatment at the following hospitals:
    1. Patangali yogpeeth.
    2. Arya Vaidya Sala.
    3. Charak hospital , hyderabad
    4. Jiva Ayurveda.
    5. Shree shree Ayurveda center.

  3. Shivansh 12, 2012

    I am Shivansh and i am suffering from ANKYLOSING SPONDILITIS. Please tell me from where i can take this treatment in Delhi. Please e-mail at Shivansh.shiv@gmail.com.

  4. I m amit sufer ankylosing pls suggest any cure treatment

  5. I an manoj, sufer ankylosin spondylitis please tell me where i can treatment take in maharashtra& other place in our country, please email at- dhumakmanoj143@gmail.com