How to use kalachikai to treat rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is a disorder which affects the tissues that are attached to your bones. This can become a chronic issue which causes inflammation in the tissues, which leads to swollen joints which is accompanied by severe pain. When the condition is not treated properly, it can affects other body parts like eyes, liver, lungs, blood vessels, heart and sometimes skin too.

When the condition becomes severe, it might erode the bones, which changes the shape of your bone. It would mostly look like deformity.

Symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis can be all or any of the below mentioned.

  • Warm or tender joints
  • Swollen joints
  • Stiff joints (specifically after sleep or in-activity)
  • Weight loss
  • Fatigue
  • Raised body temperature
  • Difficulty in moving body parts


Initially the paint and swelling can be seen in finger joints and toes or feet. When the condition is not attended to properly, the swelling spreads to other joints like knees, elbow, ankles and wrists. The condition is considered to be at peak, when there is swelling and pain in the hip bones and shoulders.

Sometimes, some people have experienced issues with nervous system and nerve tissues, salivary glands, kidneys and blood vessels because of rheumatoid arthritis. People who are above 40 years are prone to get affected when compared to people who are below 40 years. People who are obese and have poor lifestyle might also get affected.

Though the condition cannot be treated completely, there are many over the counter medications that are available to alleviate pain and reduce the inflammation. There are many natural herbs that helps to treat rheumatoid arthritis.

Kalachikai (in Tamil) or Caesalpinia Bonduc, is a bean, which has many medicinal properties that help to reduce inflammation and alleviate pain. This bean, helps to treat and cure general joint pain too.

This DIY recipe how to use kalachikai to treat rheumatoid arthritis, by explaining the step by step process. Follow the instructions carefully to prepare the medicine.

Kalachikai (Caesalpinia Bonduc) to treat rheumatoid arthritis – D

  • 6 – 7 Kalachikai (Caesalpinia Bonduc)
  • 1 teaspoon Dry Turmeric powder
  • 50 ml Water
  1. To prepare the drink, you need kalachikai, water and turmeric powder.
  2. First, add kalachikai in a heavy mortar.
  3. Use a pestle and break open the shell.
  4. Collect the beans.
  5. Add the beans in a blender.
  6. Blend it to powder it.
  7. Collect the blended powder.
  8. Add one teaspoon of kalachikai powder to water.
  9. Add one teaspoon turmeric powder to water.
  10. Mix well and drink it.

Directions for use:

Consume this drink once everyday to treat arthritis.

This drink needs to be consumed continuously for a minimum period of 2 months to see results.

Kripa Sivasubramanian, MBA, earned her Master’s degree in Business. After a long stint in the Technology sector, she took up courses in natural medicine and yoga. Ms. Kripa is certified in Ayurvedic yoga for Dosha. She is also certified by Stanford University School of Medicine in Introduction to Food and Health.