Rheumatic disease includes a variety of illnesses. In these illnesses, pain and disablilty in joints or in supporting tissues (muscles, tendons and ligaments) around the joints are among the important symptoms. These illnesses involving the joints are called arthritis. The herbs in the ART formula have helped with arthritis caused by known microbes called rheumatic. There are many types of rheumatic diseases. However, the most important varieties are: Arthritis caused by known microbes; Rheumatic fever; Rheumatoid arthritis.