5 best Homeopathic medicines for Rheumatoid Arthritis

By Dr Harsh Sharma, DHMS, BHMS

Published September 21, 2018, Last updated November 17, 2018

Homeopathic treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis or Homeopathic remedies for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rheumatoid Arthritis

Arthritis is a disease that affects the joints. It means inflammation of the joints. There are commonly three forms of arthritis- gout, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Here we are discussing the third one, namely rheumatoid arthritis. But before we come to the topic of homeopathic medicines for rheumatoid arthritis, let us understand a bit more about the problem.

What is Rheumatoid Arthritis (क्या होता है जोड़ों का दर्द )

Rheumatoid Arthritis is an auto-immune disease that causes inflammation of the joints. This inflammation is chronic in nature and does not subside on its own. It causes destruction of the joint tissue. Rheumatoid Arthritis causes pain, swelling, stiffness and deformities in the joints.

It affects a large number of people and can make it difficult for them to lead a normal life. It tends to limit the range of movement of the joints and consequently can make it difficult to do the normal day to day chores.

Who gets affected by Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Rheumatoid Arthritis or RA tends to occur more commonly after 40 years of age. This does not mean that it cannot occur in younger patients but it is more commonly seen in patients who are above 40. Similarly, more women are affected than men though the reason for the same is also not known.

Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis or RA (जोड़ों के दर्द के लक्षण)

The common symptoms that are seen in patients of Rheumatoid Arthritis or RA are because of the inflammation that it causes in the joints of the body.

  • The joints become swollen and red.
  • There is pain in the joints.
  • Stiffness is felt in the joints which is more in the morning or after rest for some time. This means that the patient feels a lot of pain and stiffness in the joints in the morning. This stiffness tends to last for a couple of hours in the morning. It takes some time for the patient to get over this stiffness of joints in the morning.
  • The stiffness and pain in the small joints can make writing or doing fine work quite difficult.
  • These symptoms are more pronounced in the winters because of the low temperature.
  • There may be fever in some patients which persists for a long time.

What causes Rheumatoid Arthritis or Causes of RA (क्यों होता है जोड़ों के दर्द)

Rheumatoid Arthritis or RA is caused when the immune system of the body starts giving an abnormal response. The immunity of the body is meant to defend the body from external harmful agents. Such agents may be infectious like bacteria or virus or any microbe.

In some cases, the immune system of the body starts attacking one’s own body instead of defending it. The immunity of the body attacks the joints and the synovial membranes lining the joints.

Over a period of time, the cartilage of the joint is destroyed. Even the bone is damaged. The ligaments and tendons become weak and are unable to bear the weight of the body or undertake normal daily activities.

Although the exact reason is still unknown, the following factors have been noted-

  • Women are more prone to have Rheumatoid Arthritis.
  • Family history of having RA increases your chances of having RA
  • Smoking also increases your chances of having RA
  • Obesity can be another factor when it comes to the chances of having Rheumatoid Arthritis

Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis or RA (जोड़ों के दर्द का इलाज)

When it comes to treating Rheumatoid Arthritis or RA, as it usually called, the normal treatment given in Allopathy is to give steroids, anti inflammatory medicines and painkillers. This does not in any way cure the problem but is aimed at alleviating the suffering of the patient. Ironically, some of these medicines have their own side effects and end up causing some more problems than one originally had.

Homeopathic treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis or Treating RA with Homeopathy (जोड़ों के दर्द का होम्योपैथिक उपचार)

Homeopathy offers a much better treatment option for people suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis. That is because Homeopathy does not aim at providing short term relief for RA. On the contrary, Homeopathic medicines for RA are aimed at completely curing and eradicating the inflammation of the joints.

Of course, this requires some time as the immune system has to get back into its original shape where it recognizes one’s own body as a friend and not as an enemy. In my experience, Homeopathic treatment is by far the best treatment for RA when one considers the long term effects of the treatment. It is purely a natural treatment for RA and no steroids or synthetic medicines are used.

Best Homeopathic medicines for Rheumatoid Arthritis (जोड़ों के दर्द की श्रेष्ठतम होम्योपैथिक दवाएं)

In the last 2 decades of my experience treating RA, I have used more than 2 dozens of medicines for curing Rheumatoid Arthritis. It is beyond the scope of this piece to detail all the medicines that have been used in treating RA with Homeopathy. For the sake of brevity, the most commonly used Homeopathic medicines for Rheumatoid Arthritis and their indications are being given.

Here are the 5 best Homeopathic remedies for Rheumatoid Arthritis –

  • Causticum – one of the best homeopathic medicines for arthritis with deformities in joints

  • Caulophyllum- best remedy for rheumatoid arthritis of small joints

  • Colchicum – one of the most common homeopathic medicines for Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Ledum Pal – best medicine for RA affecting the feet

  • Bryonia – best homeopathic medicine for arthritis worse by movement

These are the commonly used Homeopathic medicines for treating Rheumatoid Arthritis but does not in any way mean that these are the only medicines that are used for treating RA with Homeopathy.

1. Causticum-one of the best Homeopathic medicines for Rheumatoid Arthritis causing deformities (कॉस्टिकम – विकृतियों के साथ जोड़ों के दर्द की श्रेष्ठतम होम्योपैथिक दवा)

Causticum is one of the best Homeopathic medicines for Rheumatoid Arthritis where there are deformities in the joints. The patient tends to get weak over a period of time, with muscles losing their strength gradually but surely. The patient tends to be restless at night with the restlessness being centered more on the legs than any other part of the body.

There may be contractions in the tendons causing severe pain and deformities. The pains are usually tearing and drawing in nature. In some cases, burning pains are also found. There is numbness and loss of sensation in the hands and other parts of the body. The muscles of the forearm and hands become weak and make it difficult to grip anything firmly.

The ankles seem to be weak and cannot bear the weight of the body causing pain while walking. The gait may be unsteady and one even tends to fall while walking. The pains are better by warmth and more so from the warmth of bed.

2. Caulophyllum – Homeopathic medicine for Rheumatoid Arthritis affecting small joints (कॉलोफाइलम – छोटे जोड़ों के दर्द की उत्तम होम्योपैथिक दवा)

Caulophyllum, another very good Homeopathic medicine for Rheumatoid Arthritis, is primarily a woman’s remedy, which means that the symptoms pointing to its use are found more commonly in women. It affects the small joints much more as compared to the larger joints of the limbs. Therefore, it is more useful for the Rheumatoid Arthritis of the fingers of the hand and toes of the foot.

The pains are erratic or flying in nature ie they change their position every now and then, in a matter of minutes. The patient feels pain in the right hand for some time and afterwards the pain gets better on its own but the pain starts to affect the left hand; then the pain in the left hand stops and shifts to a foot. The pain is severe and drawing in nature. The wrist joints ache and there is cutting pain on closing the hand.

3. Colchicum – Most common Homeopathy medicine for Rheumatoid arthritis (कोल्चिकम – जोड़ों के दर्द की सामान्यतः काम आने वाली उत्तम होम्योपैथिक दवा)

Colchicum has been the mainstay of the treatment, when it comes to Homeopathic medicines for Rheumatoid Arthritis and rightly so. It is more suited to the chronic rheumatic states. It tends to affect all tissues like periosteum, synovial membranes and muscular tissues too. The parts tend to be inflamed as is evident from the redness, heat and swelling of the concerned parts.

The pains are tearing in character and get worse in the evening and at night. The patient cannot afford to get the joints touched, so much is the sensitivity. There may be a feeling of pins and needles in the hands and fingers. The tips of the fingers may be numb. There is stiffness in the joints and feel warm or feverish. The patient feels a sense of tingling in the finger nails. The problems tend to get aggravated in the warm weather.

4. Ledum Pal-best Homeopathic medicine for Arthritis of feet (लीडम पाल – पैरों व टांगों के जोड़ों के दर्द के लिए उत्तम होम्योपैथिक दवा)

The defining characteristic of Ledum in the treatment of Rheumatic Arthritis is that the rheumatism begins in the feet and later on spreads upwards to other joints of the body. The other important distinguishing characteristic of this remedy is that the patient feels cold and chilly but still cannot tolerate warmth of his bed.

The small joints of the foot are more commonly affected with shooting pains. The ankle may be swollen and so may be the great toe. The pains are worse at night and better from cold or putting the feet in cold water.

5. Bryonia- one of the best Homeopathic remedies for Rheumatoid Arthritis increased by motion (ब्रायोनिआ – जोड़ों के दर्द के लिए एक उत्तम होम्योपैथिक दवा)

Bryonia, another wonderful homeopathic remedy for rheumatoid arthritis, affects almost all joints and the serous membranes of the joints causing swelling and pain. The defining characteristic of this medicine happens to be the pains that it causes. The pains are stitching in nature and are aggravated by motion of any and every kind while the patient feels better when at rest.

The joints are red and swollen with tearing and stitching pains. The patient feels worse in warmth and in warm weather and is better by lying on the painful side or by pressure and by cold.

FAQs about Rheumatoid Arthritis treatment in Homeopathy

  • Is there any permanent cure for Rheumatoid Arthritis in Homeopathy?

Homeopathy is a system of medicine that works to permanently cure any disease in the body. It does not aim to provide symptomatic temporary relief.

  • Which is the best homeopathic medicine for arthritis?

There is no one single medicine that can be called the best homeopathic medicine for arthritis. There is a need to match the symptoms of the patient with that of the homeopathic medicine. Any medicine that matches the symptoms of the patient automatically becomes the best medicine for that patient.

  • Is homeopathy the best alternate treatment for rheumatoid arthritis?

As homeopathy tends to cure the disease permanently, it is certainly the best alternate treatment for rheumatoid arthritis. On the top of it, homeopathy is perfectly safe. It does not have any side effect at all.

N.B Homeopathic medicines are very safe and do not have any side effects when taken under the supervision of an expert homeopathic doctor.

Get in touch with our homeopathic doctors to know how homeopathy can cure your problem.

Queries on 5 best Homeopathic medicines for Rheumatoid Arthritis
  1. Nice article Thankyou for sharing.Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic and long-lasting autoimmune disorder causing inflammation of the joints. Apart from injury to joints, other organs of the body can also be affected.Homeopathy treatment is the best option to cure this disease.

  2. सर
    मुझे 18 साल की उम्र से ही joint pain हो रहा है।मेडिसिन लेने पर ठीक हो जाता है।लेकिन 2 से 3 साल बाद फिर से हो जाता है।Doctor को दिखाए तो उन्होंने बोला कि आपको गठिया है।अभी मेरी उम्र 32 साल हो रही है है।इस दौरान 4 से 5 बार मुझे problem हो चुका है।मैंने कोई भी दावा 3 से 4 महीने तक शिर्फ़ खाया है।
    प्लीज मुझे बताये की कौन सी दावा खाय और क्या यह हमेशा के लिए ठीक हो जाएगा ।

  3. SHE 78 yrs married woman with one daughter. She has all symptoms as stated under 2 Medicine Caulophyllum since last15 years or so.


  5. I am Atul. I am 51 year old. I have been detected RA since three years. My anti body anti ccp test is more than three. I am taking alopathy treatment since then but day by day things are going bad.
    My medicines
    Please advice

  6. I am suffering from Medial meniscus tear in left knee. Currently swelling is over. Dr. has given me some vitamins tablets for 20 days & adviced me not to give much stress. If problem remained, operation is the only option to cure it. If possible pl. Suggest homeopathic medicines.

  7. My daughter 30 years old diagnosed SLE with antibodies in ANA test in 2005.Had been on allopathic treatment since and now only taking Azoran 50mg once daily.Developed vasculatis in soul of foot and palms in 2012 was given chemo and was cured at that time.Now she has insect bite like vasculatis on back of both of her hands,always had leukorrhea and weakness with permantly disabled hand finger joints stiff and paining.Not able to treat due to financial cause.Can anybody suggest homeopathic medicine for her indications please

  8. Thank for the article first.
    I am 28 years old (F). Suffering from ankle join pain since last one year with some same types of problems. Presently report says RF is 35. Got scared.
    Is there any solution to get rid of this painful life?
    Please suggest!
    Thanks again.


  10. Hello sir mera name ashraf hai ma 25 sal ka hu mere R A badh gaya hai..5 mahine se hai koi behatr upaye bataye

  11. Dear Sir I am feeling morning stiffness. After few hours of Walk it goes . Not getting proper sleep too please help. Regards Venkat Raman. Nagpur Maharashtra.

  12. i have RA and have been on methotrexate for 3 years, i do not like taking any form of medicine.
    The methotrexate has caused nodules in the lungs which affects my breathing, I have no cough, no phlegm, have not had any form of influenza or chest infection for years.
    The pain in my wrists and hands is very bad, I also get nerve pains in thighs.
    Mr breathing is so bad on exercise it makes me lightheaded.
    Can anything be done to alleviate the nodules and an alternative to methotrexate please.

  13. Ysir,
    My wife (62yrs) is suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis last 8yers pain in joints like right knee she can not fold her right leg please advise some homoeopathic medicine. Now she is presently taking allopathy medicine
    Kind regardsAshok majumdar

  14. I feel some tightness in my knees . it is painful to climb the stairs and also painful slighly less to downward . what medicine can i take for this problem. sometime stiffness reduced and sometime not. Is it arthritis. At the time of knee movement a tik tik sound also comes from the knee. I want to take care of this disease at the beginning . my age is 59 and i am male.

  15. I feel some tightness in my knees . it is painful to climb the stairs and also painful slighly less to downward . what medicine can i take for this problem. sometime stiffness reduced and sometime not. Is it arthritis. At the time of knee movement a tik tik sound also comes from the knee. I want to take care of this disease at the beginning . My age is 59 and i am male .

  16. I feel some tightness in my knees . it is painful to climb the stairs and also painful slighly less to downward . what medicine can i take for this problem. sometime stiffness reduced and sometime not. Is it arthritis. At the time of knee movement a tik tik sound also comes from the knee. I want to take care of this disease at the beginning .

  17. Dear Sir/ Madam,
    My name is Jayita jana i am asking for my mother. She is 50 yrs old and suffering of knee pain from last 15 years and from last 3 years she is having it in her hand joints and solders also.from last 2 days she just can’t breath properly for the pain of her solders Please advise me some medicine which give her some relief URGENTLY…..

    Kind Regards….
    Jayita Jana

  18. My wife(40yrs) is suffering (for last 5 yrs)from pain in joints like finger, wrist & ankle,legs,arm. swollen arm & Leg. Shoulders swollen. Can’t raise arm fully. Movement in morning is very difficult. Can’t able to fold her fingers. Right waist pain and also pain in neck. have also gastric problems for last 8-10 yrs. Feels burning sensation in the stomach in morning. Sometime feel feverish. Please advise some medicine. She is presently taking Miami medicine

  19. From today morning I am suffering from left hand finger joint pain which is unbearable while bending the fingers. Please advise.
    Kind regards

    Manik Lal Saha

  20. Respected sir,
    Myself Preethi from Chennai,
    My mother is 43 years old and she is suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis (for last 10 years). She has tried Allopathy, Ayurveda, Accupuncture and many more but she is still suffering with RA. She is currently taking Homeopathy medicines which is not proving much better results. Sir, Is there any proper solution or better diet to follow that can help her?

  21. dEAR Doctor

    I have been suffering with RA has 2 total knee replacement on the same knee but was not succesefull both time. beside that I all my major joint so painfull that cant carry nor walk and now even my shoulders and jaw all in excruciating pain. I cant take an anti inflammatory due to that I have a pace maker when I pick up a virus 3 and half years ago that affected all my muscles but my heart the most.

    I need something to help me with this inflammation I have to lead a quality of life and not quantity.

  22. A friend of ours is suffering from server Ra, whatever the Drs are giving him is not bringing any relief, wondering if there are homeopathic Drs or clinics that treat Ra

  23. My wife(49 Yrs) is suffering (for last 6-7 yrs)from pain in joints like finger, wrist & ankle,legs,arm. swollen arm & Leg. Shoulders swollen. Can’t raise arm fully. sometimes rashes in arm etc. pain on first movement in morning.
    Lessens on movement. pain also after rest on 1st movement.Left waist pain and left side back pain. Suffering from gastric problems for last 8-10 yrs. Feels feverish sometimes
    RF 4 months back 21, 1 month ago 256 now 46. she is on Allopathic medicines WYSOLONE(7.5mg), Mexate(15mg). Foliate(5mg) etc.
    Kindly give your kind suggestion. And if it can be cured by Homeopathy treatment.
    Also suggest some medicines
    S K Upadhyay

  24. Respected sir
    I am Rita choudhary 46 year old have rheumatoid arthritis my RA is 80+
    Since last 3 month I am in raipur chhatisgarh. Please advise me homeo
    Pathy doctors in raipur for rheumatoid arthritis

  25. Respected sir,
    Myself sunil from mumbai ,
    Sir Since last one and half year my sister is suffering from rheumatoid arthritis .we are taking ayurvedic treatment but it works very slowly .from last three month she does not get hunger , she suffer from pain . Sir i m requetsing you , is there any proper treatment or medicine from homeopathy without any side effect?
    Please advice someone best in mumbai.
    Thanking you sir

  26. I am 53 yrs old a r/a patient all small joints of hand and feet. The major problem in knee last 10 years and also patient of thyroid (TSH) level is 6.18 last one month. Please advice me what to do

  27. Sir i am 23 years old and I affected by rheumetoid arthritis since 2010 ..plz send me name of best homeopathy doctors in Patna for rheumatoid arthrits.

  28. I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and some joint are pain and swelling. The major problem in my hip joint. There are quite erosion between hip joint bones and without painkiller i am unable to move anywhere. so is there any treatment in homeopathy to re-shape bones. plse advise me what to do.

  29. Sir,
    My age is 40 , and recently( 2 month ) i m affected on RA. and feeling very pain on my knee, i take alopathy medicines but the medicines are many side effects, pl. sugesst me whether i cant get relif from RA after taking homeopathy . if yes pl. sugest medicine.

  30. Sir, My name is Atanu. I am from Badarpur, Delhi. My wife is suffering from RA. I have not presently tested for Quantitative RA test. She is 42 and have been suffering from last 12 yrs. deformation of joint can be seen on her palm ankle. stiffness of wrist (both) left elbow already bended. Her is HB 6.8 . week muscle. less diet capacity. not willing to eat normal diet since last 8 months.
    Please prescribe some other medicines also apart from the 5 best medicines and also please let us know how can these 5 medicines can be taken like thrice a day or twice a day etc.

  31. Hi sir or mam I m from ludhiana my father is suffering from arthritis nd lower part less working like sunn jise bolte hai we have not enough money for high level Dr to consult plz help us improve my very thankful I also belive in homeopathy treatment

  32. My Sister is suffering from rheumatoid arthritis since 4 years. her Palm Fingers are in defamation position.
    she is under treatment of some Ayurveda medicines but not effective up to the mark. We are going to make the treatment with Homeopathy medicines but the matter is my Sister is also a patient of “Thyroid”. Is there any problem if we treat her with Homeopathy Medicines ? Kindly guide us in a positive manner.
    Narayan Pattanaik, Puri, Odisha, Mob: 9437280699

  33. Sir I have uric acid level 9.1.l have pain in wrist and shoulder last 1 and 2year but take homeopathic medicine just 15 days but I don’t know tablet name can I take the any other homeopathic Medici plz advice. my age 24 years

  34. Dear Sir, My name is suguna i am living kuwait since 12 years. past 11 years i am suffering with knee pain and then hip joint pain.here diagnosed as Sero Negetive Rheumatoid Arthritis. I used many medicines mean while i stopped medication and gave birth to boy now he is 8 years old. Since two years more worst in mt hip joint please note that no small joint swelling or pain, no morning stiffness. Now a days it is very difficult to walk mostly sitting and standing time. i cant open my legs widely and very difficult to laydown straight. Allopathy doctors saying need to hip replacement.
    So My last hope on Homeopathy,is it possible to cure my problem with homeopathy. Please suggest me as i am fully depressed and cant take care of my child.please note the only Hip joint degenrated and knee also little stiffness.no small joints. My RA is negetive.

    Thanking Sir.

  35. Sir my wife has been suffering from severe joint pains and inflammation in shoulders, feet,wrists and even bones near jaw. When we consulted the orthopaedic Doctor he told us that she has been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis.

  36. Hi There,

    thanks the information given above is quite informative. unfortunately it doesnt point my symptoms.
    yes I have RA as been detected by MRI and blood test. but the area affected is Chest, My Neck, Shoulders and upper back.
    i have been suffering from it from last 8+ yrs and no significant Allopathy treatment.

    the symptoms get worse in the evening and night. not able to lie down on bed. neck is stuck any quick movement is very very painful (like – turning neck, running, bending, lifting anything etc) even coughing or sneezing is a pain.

    Please note – I dont see any symptoms in my Joints ( hands, feet etc)

    can you please suggest a good medicine in Homeopathy.


  37. Sir,
    My sister aged 34 years is suffering from RA and us on wheel chair since October 2015.her homeopathic treatment is going on since December 2015 but still her improvement is 30%only.she is unable to walk .how much mire time will it take to completely recover and start her normal life.
    At present she is not able to stand,walk,…

  38. Good evening Sir I am Rahul from Agra UP My younger sister is sufferinfg from Rheumatoid Arthriti I did not thik that what I have done for this I have taken her to many Allopathic DR. and Homapathic as well as.But She is not well enoughf She is only 18 yr Old

  39. Iam Pain in lumbar region due to fall in steps from first to last step. There no problem in CT SCAN. Iam 19years old. I have this problem as 4 1/2 years. Please say some remedies to me.

  40. I am female and 68 years old. I am taking following medicines for last one year for my knee joint pain in both legs.
    1. Brionia 200 : 3 times a day
    2. Rhus Tox 1m : alternete sunday
    3. Calc. Phos 1m : alternate sunday but not same as for Rhus Tox.
    4. Sanguneria 1m : every thursday

    I have relief and have no problem in movements. One doctor told me that it is not safe to take Brionia and Rhus Tox in above combination.
    Is that right even if I am well with the above medication?

  41. My wife is suffering from rheumatoid arthritis since 2008. Now she has red patches in legs with etching sense. Kindly guide us. She is being treated from cmc vellore.

  42. I have been diagnosed with RA about 20 years ago. I started
    On methotrexate and celebrex. After a few months of testing blood i already had sign of my liver not accepting them.
    I have moved to Arizona and have been doing pretty good
    On other alternatives in healing. In the last year i have been declining in health. I have inflammation in hands,wrists,
    Knees, collar bone, ankles and feet. I have been tested for low thyroid and i have it. I have high levels of iron. I would share tests that have been done with you. Would love your help.

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