Antirheumatic herbs help to ease and prevent arthritis and rheumatism. Herbs act to treat rheumatic conditions by decreasing inflammation, swelling and pain.
Disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) are defined by their use in rheumatoid arthritis to slow down disease progression. Medically, the term, Antirheumatic druds, has come to pertain to many other diseases, such as Crohn's disease, lupus erythematosus (SLE), immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), myasthenia gravis and various other autoimmune disorders.
Herbalist limit the use of the term as it was originally introduced; to indicate an herb that reduced evidence or progression of condition brought on because of the rheumatoid disease. Antirheumatic herbs deal with problems involving the painful, stiff, swollen joints, fatigue and the allied conditions of connective tissue.
The category of Antirheumatic herbs includes those for both rheumatoid and osteo arthritis.
Some antirheumatics include