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Effective Herbal Remedies for Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ)

S.No. Products Quantity
1 Boswellia-Curcumin 2 Bottles (120 capsules)
2 Ashwagandha Capsules 1 Bottle (60 capsules)
3 Joint Aid Plus 2 Bottles (120 capsules)
4 Nirgundi Oil 1 Bottle (100ml)
5 Orthovita Oil 1 Bottle (100ml)

The role of Temporomandibular Joint is to connect the jaw bone to the skull. These joints are located on each side of the jaw. The bones that forms the joint are covered with the cartilage and are separated by a small shock-absorbing disk that keeps the movement smooth. It can be temporary or lasts for many years. It is a musculoskeletal disorder of the masticatory system. The diseases of TMJ can cause pain in the jaw joint and in the muscles that control the movement of the jaw.

The degenerative joint disease is a frequent finding in the Temporomandibular Joints (TMJ). Osteoarthritis can also affect the Temporomandibular Joint and known as TMJ Osteoarthritis. The non-dental causes of oral pain are closely related to the temporomandibular disorder. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disorder rather than an inflammatory disorder and mainly affects the weight-bearing joints. The disease in TMJ differs as it is non-weight bearing and the articular surface is covered with a layer of mature fibrous tissue rather than with hyaline cartilage. The clinical features of TMJ are pain, limitation in the joint movement, crepitus, difficulty in opening mouth, etc.


Painful TMJ disease can occur in the following conditions:

  • When the disc moves out of its proper alignment or due to its erosion.
  • When the joint gets damaged.
  • When the joint’s cartilage is damaged by arthritis.


  • Pain and tenderness in jaw joint area, ear, and face. Pain can also occur in shoulder and neck regions.
  • Grating or popping sounds while opening the mouth.
  • Difficulty in chewing
  • Swelling that occurs either on one side or both sides of the face.
  • Jaw gets stuck while opening or closing the mouth.


It can be diagnosed by observing the range of motion in the jaw, by pressing on the areas around the jaw to identify the sites of pain and discomfort.

If the problem is suspected, then it is confirmed by the dental X-rays to examine the teeth and jaw, CT Scan to provide the detailed images of the bones that are involved in the joint or MRI to detect the problems in the joint’s disk or surrounding the soft tissues.


In some cases, the TMJ disorder goes away without treatment. The modern medical system provides treatment such as pain reliever, anti-inflammatory medications, muscle relaxants, tricyclic antidepressants, etc.


This disease is known as Hanustambha in Ayurveda which is caused due to the vitiation of all the three doshas especially the Vata dosha (increased Vata dosha). The symptoms of TMJ are due to khara (roughness) and rooksha (dryness) properties of Vata dosha. Increased Vata dosha causes the obstruction in the channels which causes the hindrance in the movements of jaws.

Reference: Astanga Hridayam Sutrasthanam, Chapter No. 11, Shloka No. 2

Meaning: In this shloka, functions of Vata dosha are explained. Vata is responsible for all the movements such as movement of blood in the blood vessels, movement of nutrients, movement of air in the lungs, locomotion, etc.

In the normal state, Vata is responsible for causing enthusiasm in the body, regulating the respiration process, locomotor movements, all the activities of mind, speech, initiation of natural urges, maintenance of the dhatus or tissues in the normal state and proper functioning of the sense organs.


Planet Ayurveda offers TMJ Care Pack which strengthens the muscles of the jaw, balances the Vata dosha and helps in reducing pain in a natural way.


  1. Boswellia Curcumin Capsules
  2. Ashwagandha Capsules
  3. Joint Aid Plus
  4. Nirgundi Oil and Orthovita Oil

1. Boswellia Curcumin Capsules

Planet Ayurveda offers Boswellia Curcumin Capsules for TMJ disease. These capsules contain the standardized extracts of the two herbs Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and Turmeric (Curcuma longa). Both the herbs are anti-inflammatory and analgesic in nature. These capsules act as an excellent herbal remedy to relieve pain and swelling associated with TMJ disease.

Dose: Take 2 capsules twice daily with warm water after taking meals.

2. Ashwagandha Capsules

Planet Ayurveda uses the standardized extract of Withania somnifera to prepare Ashwagandha Capsules. It is one of the useful herbs for strengthening the muscles and joints, balancing Vata dosha, bringing down inflammation, etc. All these qualities make it a suitable herb for the treatment of TMJ disease in an effective and natural way.

Dose: Take 1 capsule twice daily with warm water after taking meals.

3. Joint Aid Plus

Joint Aid Plus is one of the most effective formulations offered by Planet Ayurveda for the treatment of TMJ disease. The herbs contained in this formulation have anti-inflammatory, analgesic, muscle, and joint strengthening properties which provide relief naturally in the treatment of TMJ Disease.

Ingredients Of Joint Aid Plus Capsules Are:

Sr. No. Herb Used Botanical Name Quantity
1. Nirgundi Vitex negundo 100 mg
2. Shallaki Boswellia serrata 150 mg
3. Guggul Commiphora mukul 150 mg
4. Sonth Zingiber officinale 50 mg
5. Ashwagandha Withania somnifera 50 mg

Dose: Take 2 capsules twice daily with warm water after taking meals.

4. Nirgundi Oil and Orthovita Oil

Planet Ayurveda’s Nirgundi Oil is prepared from Vitex negundo and other useful herbs such as Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia), Haridra (Curcuma longa) and Kalihari (Gloriosa superba). This oil acts as an analgesic and mostly useful in inflammatory conditions.

Orthovita Oil by Planet Ayurveda is a blend of different herbs that provides strength to the joints, reduces pain, improves mobility, reduces swelling and stiffness, pacifies Vata dosha, etc. Ingredients of Orthovita oil are Shulgajendra Oil, Gandhpura Oil, Tarpin Oil, Saindhavadi Oil, Prasarani Oil, and Camphor.

Vata dosha is the key factor in the causation of TMJ disease and oils have the quality to pacify Vata dosha.

How To Use: Mix them and massage on TM joint.


  • Include calcium and magnesium rich foods in the diet such as soaked almonds, walnuts, watermelon seeds, green leafy vegetables, seeds such as sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, bananas, etc. should be included in the diet.
  • Keep yourself hydrated through increased water intake.
  • Massaging the joint with warm oil is also recommended because unctuous properties of the oil are opposite to the qualities of Vata dosha thus, helps in reducing the crepitation.