Category: Ulcerative Colitis

What are the symptoms, causes, diagnosis and best alternative treatment for Pancolitis?

It is a form of Ulcerative Colitis, which is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). In Pancolitis, there is inflammation in the whole of the large intestine. It is a chronic condition that causes ulceration of the entire lining of the large intestine. This ulceration is caused by chronic inflammation.

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What are the Symptoms of Pancolitis?

As per the severity of the inflammation of the intestine, symptoms may vary.

  • Diarrhea containing blood and mucus.
  • Fever, which is unexpected.
  • Unexpected weight loss (without any efforts; like exercising or diet control.)
  • Fatigue feeling all over the day.
  • Frequent urging to pass stool, which is ineffectual.
  • Pain in the anal area and rectum.
  • Cramps and pain in the abdomen.
  • children with pancolitis, fail to grow properly.

What Causes Pancolitis?

The exact cause of pancolitis is still not known. The possible risk factors are the following.

  • If you have a family history of Pancolitis, you are likely to get affected by it, as the inherited genes may cause pancolitis.
  • If you are taking some medications like antibiotics or NSAIDs, you are at risk to get pancolitis.
  • Untreated cases of ulcerative colitis, that are mild or moderate can become a case of pancolitis.
  • Anxiety and stress can aggravate ulcers causing pain and discomfort.

How Pancolitis Can be Diagnosed?

Colonoscopy: It is an important test to diagnose pancolitis, as it helps to look for ulcers and any other abnormal tissue in your large intestine.

Biopsy: A tissue sample from the colon is taken and is tested to look for any other infections or diseases.

What is the Treatment for Pancolitis?

The treatment for pancolitis includes anti-inflammatory drugs, corticosteroids, and certain immune system suppressors. In the severe cases of pancolitis, a surgery known as colectomy is done.Surgery is usually the last resort, but certain lifestyle changes also help in the management such as – have few dairy products, avoid carbonated drinks, avoid coffee and alcohol, increase the intake of water.

Alternative treatment for Pancolitis

Natural treatment is the best alternative treatment for any disease. It may include Homeopathic and Ayurvedic treatment.

Homeopathic medicines like Hydrastis, Millefolium, Merc Sol, Ars. Album.

Ayurvedic treatment is the best alternative treatment for pancolitis. It includes natural herbal remedies.

Herbal Remedies by Planet Ayurveda have been very successful in treating the cases of pancolitis. Planet Ayurveda collects only the best herbs for the preparation of herbal medicines. The medicines offered by Planet Ayurveda are made with the purest herb extract which is natural and 100% vegetarian.

The treatment offered by Planet Ayurveda includes Ulcerative Colitis Care Pack

This pack includes the following:

  1. Arjuna Capsules
  2. Vatsakadi Churna
  3. Pitta Balance
  4. Kutazghan Vati

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1. Arjuna Capsules:

The capsules made by Planet Ayurveda are purely herbal without any chemical added into it. The bark of Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna) is used to make these capsules. The bark of Arjuna is used for its wound healing properties in Ayurveda .

It protects the layers of arteries from injuries caused by stress and other harmful substances. In the same way, it works on the inner lining of intestines, by healing the ulcers. It then stops the bleeding and prevents inflammation. Hereby it also controls diarrhea and slows the absorption of the nutrients which has stopped due to the ulceration starts again.

Dosage: Take two capsules two times a day, after having the meals.

2. Vatsakadi churna :

It is one of the most effective formulations for treating pancolitis and other inflammatory bowel diseases.

This churna is a combination of various ulcer healing herbs like Dhania (Coriander sativum ), Anar(Punica granatum), Choti Elaichi (Elettaria cardamomum), Jaiphal (Myristica fragrans), Saunf (Foeniculum vulgare), Bilva (Aegle marmelos), Kutaz(Holarrhena antidysenterica). These herbs work together and maintain various metabolic reactions. This churna helps to heal the ulcers and managing the bleeding with stool. It thus helps to restore the healthy state of intestines and relieving the symptoms.

Dosage: You can take this either directly with plain water, i.e. 1tbs twice daily.or put 1tbs in 400 ml of water, boil it, until it remains 50ml.Strain the residue and drink the water. Do it twice daily and every time make it fresh.

3. Pitta Balance:

Pitta balance is a formulation of various classical calcium compounds, which play an important role in controlling the bleeding. They provide a cooling effect to the body. Ingredients used in Pitta balance are Coral Calcium, pearl calcium, Agate calcium, and three more ayurvedic calcium compounds.

This formulation prepared by Planet Ayurveda is made with pure plant cellulose, without using any chemicals. Pitta balance also acts as a blood purifier and helps to keep the skin healthy.

It is so helpful that bleeding stops within the first few dosages of this medicine without giving any side effects. The inflammation process reverses back towards the cure.

Dosage: 1 Capsule is to be taken two times daily, with plain water after having the meals.

4. Kutazghan Vati :

It is also called as antidysentrica. It is so wonderful that it has the natural power to stop all kinds of diarrhea. It helps to burn the endotoxins also called ‘ama’. It thus stops the inflammation and helps in healing the ulcers.

Dosage: 2 tablets are to be taken two times a day with plain water, after having the meals.

How to Heal Ulcerative Colitis with Ayurvedic treatment

What is Ulcerative colitis?

Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory disease of the Large intestine (colon) which is characterized by inflammation, irritation, and formation of tiny ulcers in the lining of the colon.

Types of Ulcerative colitis

It can be of 4 types

1. Pan Ulcerative colitis

Type in which the whole colon or large intestine is involved.

Symptoms include-Loose stools,severe pain in the abdomen and extensive weight loss. It can lead to various severe complications.

2. Ulcerative Procititis

It affects the small area of the Rectum and is associated with fewer complications.

3. Left-sided colitis

Descending colon mainly involved.

Symptoms include-Bleeding,loose stools,severe pain in the left side of the abdomen,loss of appetite and weight loss.

4. Proctosigmiditis

This type mainly affects the Recto sigmoid colon. Symptoms include – Bleeding, urge to pass stool and abdominal cramping.

Ayurvedic Medicines for Ulcerative Colitis

Causes for Ulcerative Colitis

The exact cause of the disease is not known but some causes are mentioned below

  • Improper diet
  • Decreased immunity
  • Genes
  • Stress

Signs and symptoms of Ulcerative colitis

It can present with following signs and symptoms

  • Rectal bleeding
  • Stool with mucous and blood
  • Pain in the abdomen
  • Abdominal cramping
  • Sharp rectal pain
  • Urge to pass stool
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fever
  • Weight loss
  • Tiredness
  • Dehydration

Diagnosis of Ulcerative colitis

Ulcerative colitis can be diagnosed by following diagnostic methods

  1. Complete blood count (anemia,platelet count)
  2. Liver function test (primary sclerosing cholangitis)
  3. Renal function test (pre-renal failure)
  4. Electrolytes studies (hypokalemia hypomagnesemia)
  5. C-reactive protein can be measured (to find the elevation,another indication of inflammation)
  6. Sigmoidoscopy

Ayurvedic perspective of Ulcerative colitis

According to Ayurveda, there are three Doshas- Vata, Pitta and Kapha, when the imbalance occurs between any of them, the disease takes place. Ulcerative colitis is a disease of Pitta and Vata doshas.Vata doshas in the colon results in aggravation of Pitta and Kapha doshas. Excessive consumption of Pitta aahar affects the Rakhta(blood) & Mamsadhatu(Fatty tissues),resulting in inflammation, edema and mucous accumulation.

Heal Ulcerative Colitis with Ayurvedic treatment by Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda offers best herbal treatment for Ulcerative colitis in the form Ulcerative colitis care pack and for advanced stages, we have Ulcerative colitis pack for advance stages

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Ulcerative Colitis Pack

It includes the following

  1. Vatsakadi Churna
  2. Arjuna capsules
  3. Pitta balance
  4. Kutajghan Vati

Ulcerative colitis pack for advance stages

It includes the following

  1. Vatsakadi Churna
  2. Arjuna capsules
  3. Pitta balance
  4. Vasaka capsules
  5. Coolstrin-B capsules
  6. Motion stop tablets
  7. Coolstrin-A Capsules

All products are pure, natural and vegetarian.These products are manufactured under the direct supervision of MD Ayurvedic Doctors by strictly following the principles of Ayurveda.These are not having any side effect so can be used for a prolonged period of time.These are safe to use and are chemical and preservative-free.

Ulcerative colitis care pack includes

1. Vatsakadi Churna

It is a pure natural herbal formulation used for the Treatment of Ulcerative Colitis and is composed of a variety of pure, natural herbs like

  • Bilva (Aegle marmelos)
  • Anar or Pomengrate(Punica Granatum)
  • Chotti Elaichi (Cardamom)
  • Jaiphal (Myristica Fragrans)
  • Dhania (Coriandrum sativum)etc.

It works on our intestines. Kutaz acts as a carminative, tonic, anti-periodicity, used to relieve dysentery, Bilva helps in relieving the Vata disorders and digestive system disorders,Saunf has phytoestrogens which help in the digestion, Chotielaichiis good for digestive system, acts as a mouth refresher, also helpful in respiratory disorders and Jaiphalacts as a stimulant, analgesic and is the best Ayurvedic herb for the digestive system.

An Ancient verse about Dhania (Coriandersativum)

Treatment of Ulcerative Colitis

It is as follows

(Reference-Bhavaprakashanighantu, Edition of 1998, Verse 86-88, Page no-33-35)

Meaning -Various synonyms and properties of Dhania have been explained in this verse.

Synonyms-Dhana,dhanyak,dhenukadhanyaka,dhanak,dhanya,vitunnaka, kunti,chhtra and Kusutumbru.

Properties – Dhania is bitter, astringent, light, unctuous and pungent in taste with hot in potency. Fresh dhania is sweet in taste and pacifies pitta doshas only. It pacifies excessive thirst, burning sensation in the body and all three doshas. It is very helpful in controlling cough, thinness and respiratory diseases. It helps in promoting digestive fire and is used to manage all kinds of fever.

Dosage – 1 teaspoonful twice daily with plain water after a meal

Or

Boil 1 teaspoonful powder in 400 ml of water. Keep it boiling until it remains 50 ml. Strain it, leave the residue and drink the water. Use it twice daily. Make fresh preparation every time.

2. Arjuna capsules

These capsules are prepared by using a standardized extract of Arjuna (Terminalia Arjuna).Arjuna acts as anti-oxidant, analgesic,anti-inflammatory, rich in minerals like calcium,copper, magnesium, and zinc,helps in the proper functioning of the heart, reduces cholesterol level, helpful in controlling high blood pressure.Arjuna is a good astringent,expectorant,helps to control bleeding, helps in maintaining heart health and balance the three energies of the body.

Dosage – 2 capsules twice daily with plain water after meals

3. Pitta balance

It’s Composition Includes-

  • Praval Pishti
  • Jaharmohra Pisti
  • kamdhandhu Ras
  • Akik Pishti
  • Mukti Pisti,etc

These calcium compounds help in controlling bleeding, provides a cooling effect on the body, help to balance the pitta dosha in the body.

Dosage – 1 capsule twice daily with plain water after meals

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4. Kutajghanvati

It is prepared by using the pure extract of khutaz (Holarrhena antidy sentrica) herb. It is very useful in the functioning of the intestine and also helps in curing Diarrhea and Dysentery.

Dosage – 2 tablets twice daily with plain water after meals

5. Vasaka capsules

These capsules are prepared by using the pure extract of herb Adhatoda vasica.

Dosage – 1 capsule twice daily with plain water after meals

6. Coolstrin-B capsules

These capsules are prepared by using herbs like

  • Lodhra(Symplocos racemoss)
  • Nagkesar(Mesuafera)
  • Dhataki(Woodfordia fruticose)
  • Mochrus(Salmalia malabarice)etc

These herbs are cool, astringent herbs which cure abdominal pain, cramps, gastric problem, helps to stop bloody diarrhea, improves digestion, corrects the bowel movements, and helps to gain weight. Mochrus helps in intestinal inflammation healing.

Dosage – 1 capsule twice daily with plain water after meals

7. Motion stop tablets

These tablets are prepared by using herbs like

  • Anar (Punica granatum)
  • Kutaj (Holarrhen aantidy sentrica)
  • Bael (Aegle marmelos)etc.

These herbs balance Vata and pitta doshas improve the digestive fire, cures dysentery and diarrhea and improve digestion.

Dosage – 2 tablets twice daily with plain water after meals

8. Coolstrin-A Capsules

These capsules are prepared by using herbs like

  • Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna)
  • Vasaka (Adhatoda vasica)
  • Anar (Punica granatum)etc.

These herbs are cool, astringent herbs which help to stop bloody diarrhea stops abdominal pain, cramps, improves digestion helps to stop mucous formation, cools down and balances the pitta dosha in the body.

Dosage – 1 capsule twice daily with plain water after meals