The term arthritis refers to more than 200 kinds of diseases causing pain, swelling, and damage to joint and connective tissue.
Musculoskeletal conditions are a major burden on individuals, health systems, and social care systems. The aim of this study was to
carry out preliminary, pharmacognostical, phytochemical analysis along with clinical studies on poly-herbal drug, JPR-1, prepared in
our laboratory in 1997, for the treatment of different types of arthritis. Following pharmacognostic parameters were evaluated by
chemical colour reaction tests, fluorescence analysis, chemical testing for powdered drug, powder microscopy. The clinical studies
were carried out by dividing the patients into four groups; and then determining the presence of different diseases, prevalence of
different types of arthritis and determination of different parameters used for the diagnosis of arthritis in these four age groups. JPR-1
exhibited significant improvement in following arthritis conditions in descending series gouty arthritis> back pain> rheumatoid
arthritis> osteoporosis> osteoarthritis> fibromyalgia> psoriatic arthritis. The drug also showed significant alleviation in side effects
associated with allopathic arthritis medicines intake.