to Ayurveda, the mother of natural medicine, Rheumatic fever occurs
when the body is filled with rheuma, a form of ama, which is
accompanied by pain in the joints and fever. It is classified under
When agni or jathar-agni (digestive fire) is disturbed due to
various reasons, it results in toxins called ama which subsequently
leads to indigestion, constipation etc., which are the root cause of
all the body disorders including Rheumatic fever.
** Ayurvedic concept of Rheumatic fever can be explained as below.
Ama or toxins are the unmetabolised wastes that have a heavy and
sticky quality and Vata is the functional principle of movement in the
body. Ama (toxins) are being carried by vata into rasadhatu. And the
imbalanced agni (digestive fire) and pitta dosha irritates the blood
thereby leading to a systematic inflammation and Rheumatic fever.
Ayurveda attributes the following factors to the disturbance of
digestive fire/doshic imbalance which indirectly leads to Rheumatic
** Leading an improper lifestyle or consuming stale foods/cold
foods/processed foods/fermented foods etc, which does not suit oneâ€™s
** Taking a lot of spicy/ fatty foods/incompatible foods like milk and fruits, fish and milk
** Either doing over exercises or not doing any exercises at all.
** Obesity/genetics/hormonal disorders/irregular eating and sleeping patterns
** Malnutrition that occurs due to nutrient deficiency
** Mental worries that prolongs for a long time