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How to Cure Ulcerative Colitis Naturally-Diet, Herbs & Home Remedies

In today’s scenario most of the persons are suffering from health issues like acute and chronic. There are many of diseases which are due to the improper unhealthy lifestyle and eating habits. Ulcerative colitis is also one of them related to the painful condition of gastrointestinal tract. It is considered as an autoimmune disease condition in which body’s own immune system attacks the body and causes health issues that may cause inflammation and other diseased conditions. This can be managed with the help of balanced diet, proper lifestyle, natural herbs and few home remedies that help to manage the disease symptoms to greater extent.

What is ulcerative colitis and what can be the causes?

  • It is an inflammatory diseased condition which causes long lasting inflammation and ulcers in digestive tract. It affects the innermost lining of large intestine and rectum. It can be characterized by abdominal pain, cramping, rectal pain and bleeding, weight loss, diarrhea often with blood loss etc. The main
  • The main cause of this disorder may be improper lifestyle and unhealthy eating habits like spicy food, unbalanced diet, excessive intake of alcohol and other causes may include insomnia, stress and hereditary.

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Causes of ulcerative colitis as per Ayurveda

  • As per Ayurveda it is known as pittaj grahani. Healthy body has three energies – vata, pitta and kapha. Imbalance of any three energies results in health issues. As per Ayurveda aggravation of pitta dosha is the main cause of ulcerative colitis, in some cases vata dosha is involved. Aggravation of pitta is due to consumption of pitta aggravating foods which results in the damage to rakta dhatu (blood tissues) and mamsa dhatu (muscle tissues). Due to this there is the formation of ama (toxins) in the intestine. The vata dosha also gets aggravated in the lower colon region which causes the mucous accumulation and inflammation.

How to Cure Ulcerative Colitis Naturally

  • Along with medical treatments, diet, natural herbs and home remedies – such as diet and exercise – can help to aid with ulcerative colitis symptoms, too. Let us explain how you and your condition can benefit from these natural remedies.

Diet in Ulcerative Colitis

  • Diet plays an important role in management of any disease. Bad eating habits are the main cause of ulcerative colitis. Intake of unbalanced diet like spicy and greasy food that results in ulcerative colitis. Unhealthy diet and lifestyle like lack of proper sleep, anxiety, depression, and smoking are also major causes of ulcerative colitis. The patients who suffers from ulcerative colitis are advised to take proper care of diet along with medicines.
  • There are some general guidelines that may help keep your symptoms at bay. People should take care of following dietary guidelines which are given below:

What should eat?

  • Dairy products– up to 2 cups of low fat milk, cottage cheese, pudding, or yogurt per day.
  • Grains: breads, pasta, crackers, and dry cereals that have less than 1/2 a gram of fiber per serving.
  • Meats and other proteins: soft and tender cooked meats, such as poultry, eggs, pork, and fish; smooth peanut and nut butter
  • Fruits: Fruit juices with no pulp; canned fruits and applesauce, not including pineapple; raw, ripe bananas, melon, cantaloupe, watermelon, plums, peaches, and apricots
  • Vegetables: Raw lettuce, cucumbers, zucchini, and onion; cooked spinach, pumpkin, seedless yellow squash, carrots, eggplant, potatoes, and green and wax beans

What should not eat?

  • Avoid the following foods:
  • Deli meats
  • Dry fruits, berries, figs, prunes, and prune juice
  • Raw vegetables not mentioned in the list above
  • Spicy sauces, dressings, pickles, and relishes with chunks
  • Nuts, seeds, and popcorn
  • Foods and beverages that contain caffeine, cocoa, and alcohol

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Herbs Used in Ulcerative Colitis

There are various herbs used in the management of ulcerative colitis in natural way without any negative impact on health. Some of the herbs are explained below:

  • Saunf (Foeniculum vulgare)–It is the one of most common spice used in Indian kitchen. It is very effective herb to provide relief in the symptoms like diarrhea, abdominal pain/cramps, rectal bleeding and burning sensation in chest which are associated with ulcerative colitis. It is used in the preparation of vatskadi churna.
  • Dhania (Coriander sativum) – It is also commonly known as the coriander and also used as spice in Indian kitchen. Moreover it has the great medicinal importance in Ayurveda which is packed with the digestive, astringent, appetizer and anti-dyspeptic properties. It is very effective to manage the symptoms of ulcerative colitis without causing any negative impacts on health. It is one of the ingredient used in Vatskadi churna.
  • Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna)Nadisarija is the Sanskrit name of Arjunaand it is very potent herb in Ayurveda due to its great medicinal properties.  Use of this herb is very effective to manage the complications of ulcerative colitis in a natural way and provides relief in rectal bleeding, ulcers, bloody stools and abdominal pain. Arjuna capsules are prepared using this herb.
  • Kutaja (Holarrhena antidysenterica) – This herb is useful for the treatment of chronic diarrhea in ulcerative colitis and helps to remove ama (toxins) and also helps to provide the relief in the abdominal cramps rectal bleeding and inflammation of colon. It is used in the preparation of kutajghan vati.

HOME REMEDIES FOR ULCERATIVE COLITIS

There are few home remedies for the management of ulcerative colitis include:

  • Consume a glass of juice of plain/ Green grass on a daily basis.
  • Chew some fresh rose petals to reduce heart burn, acidity and burning feeling and it also helps in healing process.
  • Consume one mashed banana with fresh curd every day to reduce the symptoms of ulcerative colitis.
  • Consume daily 50 to 60 ml juice of pomegranate to deal with ulcerative colitis and combat loss of blood.

HOW TO CURE IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME NATURALLY

A different range of things create havoc on our digestive system, Irritable Bowel Syndrome being one of them. Ayurvedic treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome can help to cure this disorder. Our gastrointestinal health can also be the starting point of many health problems. Gut is considered as our body’s second brain. A little disturbance in our GIT can affect our mood and memory also. If our gut is healthy then it boosts our immunity also. All ailments start from the gut.

Whatever you put inside your body shows on the outside. The 4 R’s of gastrointestinal health – Remove, Repair, Restore and Replace. We need to get rid or remove the harmful toxins from our body then we should repair the GIT by eating clean and then restore the right balance of bacteria and lastly replace the digestive enzymes to have a healthy digestion.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

WHAT IS AN IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME?

Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a gastrointestinal sense ailment which has no structural reason behind it. It can also called Irritable Colon.It affects the Large Intestine. It hampers the process of digestion and even excretes the undigested food at times. It is basically a blend of tummy discomforts and troubled bowel patterns and disturbed vata and pitta. It is a chronic situation which takes a long time to get reversed. In Ayurveda IBS is known as Grahani Roga which occurs due to slow and sluggish digestive fire. This disorder can be cured in kids, treatment of middle aged people can be strenuous but it can’t be fixed in the elderly. There are a few Ayurvedic treatments for Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

WHAT CAUSES IBS?

The intestinal walls have a rhythmic movement of deflating and inflating but during IBS these contractions may be powerful enough to cause bloating, diarrhea or poor contractions may cause sluggish food passage causing the stools to harden.

FOODS:

As it’s already mentioned above whatever you put inside your body shows on the outside. Food plays a huge role in this. Excessive consumption of dairy products, beans, aerated drinks, junk foods, alcohol help in causing this disorders. The symptoms don’t show up overnight, they are there in your body for years and not eating right aggravates them.

HORMONAL IMBALANCE:

Women have more prone to suffer from this disorder and hormonal changes have adverse effects on the patient. During the menstrual periods, the symptoms of IBS are ridiculously bad.

SOME OTHER AILMENTS:

Gastroenteritis or bacterial overgrowth can trigger this disorder.

STRESS:

Stress plays a major role in worsening a lot of diseases. Family problems, exams, job or any other issues can escalate stress and provoke the Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

SYMPTOMS OF IBS:

  • Pain in abdomen
  • Bloating
  • Cramping
  • Escalated contractions after meals
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Acidity

TYPES OF IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME:

  1. Constipation – Predominant IBS – It occurs due to by vata imbalance. It causes dry skin, throat and mouth. It might cause anal fissures, sleeplessness and anxiety.
  2. Diarrhea – Predominant IBS – It occurs due to pitta imbalance. The patient might often be agitated, inflammation, nasty smelling excreta.
  3. Dysentery – Predominant IBS – It occurs due to Kapha imbalance. It causes nausea, drowsiness and mucus in bowels.
  4. Complex IBS – It is caused by the imbalance of all three Doshas. It shows symptoms of all three types mentioned above.
  5. Accrual IBS – It also occurs due to unevenness of all three doshas. The stool will be slimy, sticky, undigested food particles. The patient will suffer from constipation for a few days followed by loose motions for some days.
  6. Tympanitis predominant IBS (Ghatiyantra Grahani) – growling sounds can be heard from the patient’s abdomen and escalated bowels with undigested food material.

AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME

IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME

  • Planet Ayurveda offers 100% natural herbal formulatihome-remedies-for-irritable-bowel-syndromewel Syndrome.

DIGESTION SUPPORT:

It is an Ayurvedic formulation which is a blend of various herbs which have amazing effects on the digestive system. It is beneficial in getting rid of excess Kapha which is believed to be the root cause of anorexia and other digestive disorders.

It is mixture of different herbs which are explained below:

  • Haritaki (Terminalia Chebula) – It is a natural laxative. It keeps the bowels regulated and is not habit forming. Haritaki also encourages the absorption of nutrients.
  • Saunf (Fenniculum vulgare) – This herb helps in getting rid of indigestion, cancer, abdominal diseases.
  • Bibhitaka (Fenniculum vulgare) – It rejuvenates the entire digestive system. It is also considered to be a mild laxative.
  • Dhaniya (Coriandrum sativum) – It helps in the formation and release of digestive enzymes and juices that smoothens the bowel movements. It stimulates the appetite also.
  • Pippali (Piper longum) – It enhances the digestive fire which provides a better and fast digestion. It subsides acidity and detoxifies the intestines.
  • Jeera (Cuminum cyminum) – Cumin seeds are appetite stimulators so it improves digestion also.

It help in relieving digestive ailments.

  • DOSAGE: 2 capsules two times a day after meals with water.

KUTAJGHAN VATI:

  • Kutaja [Kurchi/ Conessi tree] is a well-known herb which is very beneficial in curing digestive disorders like IBS, diarrhea and constipation. It acts as a coolant, enhances the digestive power and purifies blood. This herb has amazing anthelminthic, anti-hyper lipidemic, diuretic, astringent properties.
  • This formulation is useful to even the Doshas. It calms down the pitta and kapha which enhances the digestive fire and the main component in this herb is Kutja which fights against gastrointestinal disorders effectively.

DOSAGE: 2 tablets two times a day.

SANJEEVANI VATI:

It helps in getting rid of diarrhea with causing constipation. It evens the Doshas and enhances the digestive fire. It also helps in detoxifying the intestines that are blocked due to sluggish and lethargic digestion.

This medicine is a blend of various herbs mentioned below.

  • Guduci (Tinospora cordifolia) – It is a herb that pacifies all three Doshas and improves the whole immune system. It acts as a barrier against various diseases. It promotes digestive functions and regulates the digestive enzyme secretion. It is also a pain reliever.
  • Ardraka (Zingiber officinale) – It is an amazing anti-inflammatory herb which also boosts immunity. It is very helpful in digestive disorders.
  • Vidanga (Embelia ribes) – It is carminative and digestive stimulant.
  • Vacha (Acorus calamus) – It cures vomiting and improves the digestive fire. It heals the swelling in stomach caused by indigestion or accumulation of air. It pacifies vata.
  • Shudh bhallatak (Semecarpus anacadium) – It is the one of the most fast acting herb in Ayurveda. It works in conditions like GIT problems, skin problems etc.
  • Shudh vatsnabh (Aconium ferox) – This processed poison is used as a lifesaving chemical. It calms the vitiated Doshas, strengthens and enhances their potency.
  • Amla (Emblica officinalis) – It improves the immunity and helps to detoxify the body. It is a tridosha healer and is beneficial in curing diarrhea.
  • Bhabhitaki (Terminalia bellirica) – It is anthelminthic in nature. The seeds are analgesic and cure edema also. It is mildly laxative and digestive in nature. It is one of the few herbs which are most effective for stomach disorders.
  • Haritaki (Terminalia chebula) – It is beneficial in curing gastric disorders. It promotes longevity and physical strength.

DOSAGE – 2 tablets two times every day with water after meals.

PITTA BALANCE:

Pitta balance is an Ayurvedic medicine by Planet Ayurveda which evens the pitta dosha in body and fights against various health ailments.

This medicine is a blend of various herbs mentioned below.

  • Praval pisti (Coral calcium) – It is a rich source of calcium. It helps to even pitta dosha and treats various acute and chronic diseases.
  • Akik pisti (Agate calcium) – It is useful in balancing vitiated vata and pitta Doshas. It also effectively acts against vata and pitta related disorders. It prevents gastric diseases also.
  • Jawar mohar pisti (calcium compound) – It is beneficial in curing gastrointestinal disorders. And acts as a cardiac tonic.
  • Kamdhudha rasa (calcium compound) – It pacifies pitta Dosha and also keeps the digestive system healthy, it also helps calm a person mentally.
  • Mukta pisti (Pearl calcium) – It is very effective against pitta imbalance conditions like indigestion, acidity and dyspepsia.
  • Giloy (Tinospora cardifola) – It enhances all three Doshas of body and is an immunity booster, hence it provides the total health package

DOSAGE – 1 capsule each in morning and evening with water after food