Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a crippling disorder with multi-system effect if not managed properly. In ayurveda amavata is a similar
disease. There are some biochemical mediators which become elevated during the pathogenesis of RA like anti-cyclic citrullinated
peptide antibodies (anti-CCPab), rheumatoid factor (RF), C-reactive proteins, erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR). In spite of very
effective anti-inflammatory drugs & immune-suppressive agents it is very difficult to treat RA. Ayurvedic medicines have no or
minimal side effects on prolong use & there is also improvement in quality of life too. In present study 16 patients were seleted
randomly from OPD & IPD of Sir Sundar Lal Hospital, BHU, Varanasi, India to study the effect of eranda taila & baluka sweda.
There was quite improvement in the titre of these biochemical mediators