Category: Ulcerative Colitis

Best alternative treatment to Mesacol suppository

Overview

ulcerative colitis treatment in ayurveda

In this modern world, most of the ulcerative colitis patients are dependent upon steroidal therapy. They want immediate treatment, whether it has a positive or negative effect on the body. After a long intake of these steroids, they create a negative impact on the body. Their body gets dependent upon these steroids and when they stop these steroids they got flare-ups

The most common steroid used in treating the ulcerative colitis is meascol suppository.

Mesacol suppository is an anti-inflammatory drug used in the treatment of ulcerative colitis, which is characterized by the swelling and the presence of scars in the colon and rectum. This drug is mostly used in reducing the symptoms related to ulcerative colitis such as diarrhea, abdominal pain, and rectal bleeding.

What are the side effects of mesacol suppository?

  1. Severe headache
  2. Abdominal pain
  3. Blurring of vision
  4. Irregular heartbeat
  5. Constipation
  6. Dryness in mouth
  7. Bloating

Here is the best alternative to mesacol suppository:

Ayurveda is the science of medicine which mainly focus on the root cause of the disease and works efficiently on it.

In this Shloka, causes of ulcerative colitis are:
herbal remedies for ulcerative colitis

Intake of spicy, sore, salty, pungent and acidic food can increase the Pitta dosha in the body which may be correlated to ulcerative colitis.

(Reference: Charaksamhita-Chikitsasthan; chapter no: 4 and shloka no: 6)

Our body depends upon three energies, i.e., vata, pitta and kapha and imbalance of these three dosha have negative effects on the body. In ulcerative colitis, there is an imbalance of the pitta dosha in the body and when the pitta dosha gets vitiated the digestive fire gets hampered which causes indigestion, abdominal pain, acidity, loose stools etc

Planet Ayurveda is an Ayurvedic company which comes up with  the best Ayurvedic herbal formulations that are alternative to mesacol. Just like mesacol these herbal formulations also works on the digestive system, but in a natural way. The below mentioned herbal supplements works as same as the mesacol suppository.

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Alternative Medicine for Ulcerative Colitis

Arjuna capsules:

Arjuna capsules are the best Ayurvedic herbal formulation of Planet Ayurveda. These capsules are prepared from the pure and standardized extract of arjuna bark and it is the best alternative to mesacol. Arjuna bark has been used in India as a wound healer and heart remedy. It is used in digestive related disorders such as diarrhea, ingestion, and constipation. It basically works on the inner lining of the intestines, which heals the ulcers and stops the bleeding per rectum. It also recovers the patient’s health and improves the hemoglobin level in the body.

Dosage: 1 or 2 capsules twice daily with plain water after meals.

Vatsakadi Churna:

Vatsakadi Churna is the Ayurvedic classical formulation that has been used in Ayurveda since many ages for the treatment of digestive related disorders. This churna contains several ulcer healing herbs like bilva, saunf, jaiphal, chotielaichi, dhania, kutaj, and anar. All these herbs works in a synergistic manner that restores the imbalance of the doshas in the body. It also heals the ulcers and works efficiently on the functioning and toning of the intestines by inhibiting the formation of gas. It also has anti-dysentric properties that aid in relieving diarrhea.

Dosage: 1 tsp twice daily with plain water after meals.

Cap.Pitta balance:

Pitta balance is made up of various calcium compounds and there play an important role in controlling the bleeding and have a cooling effect on the body. In Ayurveda, muktapishti is prepared by taking purified powder of pearls which very effecting in control the bleeding and have no side effects. It acts as an effective alternative to mesacol. It is mentioned that ulcerative colitis is caused due to the vitiation of pitta dosha and these capsules maintains the balance of pitta dosha in the body.

Dosage: 1 or 2 capsules twice daily with plain water after meals.

Tab.Kutajghanvati:

Kutajghanvati is prepared from the natural herbs like kutaj and ativisha which are meant to manage the symptoms related to the digestive system. These herbs have antimicrobial properties which is quite effective in eliminating the microorganisms from the body. It manages the symptoms like nausea, vomiting, fever, diarrhea and abdominal pain. Use of kutajghanvati is very effective in the malabsorption syndrome for accelerating the nutrient absorption in the body. The cooling and calmative action of this herb stops the rectal bleeding in ulcerative colitis.

Dosage: 2 tablets twice or thrice daily with plain water after meals.

Why prefer planet Ayurveda’s medicines?

  1. The preparations formulated by planet Ayurveda have various benefits:
  2. These are 100% pure and natural and are extract used in these formulation are totally standardized.
  3. These are free from preservatives, fillers, additives and chemicals.
  4. No coloration added.
  5. The formulations are prepared under the strict supervision of MD experts.
  6. There are no side effects.
  7. These are available in the market at a very reasonable rate.

Top 4 Ayurvedic Medicines for Ulcerative colitis Treatment

When inflammation happens in the colon, it is called colitis. This disease is the result of prolonged illness and inflammation which is caused by the fragile membrane that lies on the walls of the large intestine, mostly in the rectum area.

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Generally, colitis is divided into 2 types:

1. Specific

  • This happens due to protoplasm and/or tubercular infiltrations.

2. Idiopathic:

  • This type occurs rarely but the specific cause can’t be pinned down and is generally called ‘Ulcerative Colitis.’ Amoebic colitis further develops from this type.

Chronic Ulcerative Colitis is an acute, severe, prolonged inflammation of the colon or large bowel in which ulcers getcreated on the walls of the colon. Currently, no remedy has been found that can control the symptoms of Ulcerative Colitis that develop gradually and not out break all of a sudden. If you ignore these initial symptoms like loose motions, abdominal pain, bleeding per rectum, indigestion, etc. it can further manifest into TB or cancer.

Initially corticosteroids were introduced that were thought to prevent and heal Colitis and they revolutionized the medical world. But these had to face the hardships as they had more side effects than the cures. They came with a thump and left with a lump. Then came some other medicines with minimal side effects, but this created dependency and as their availability was poor these also faded away.

The only alternative that was visible was  surgery – a complete colectomy (removal of the colon) or proctocolectomy with ileostomy (removal of the anus along with a colon, and creating a separate opening in the abdominal wall). These procedures have a permanent effect on the lifestyle of the patient due to many restrictions imposed upon them, barricading their physical movements.

It is triggered by psychological factors; stress and strain. So when dealing with the patients of Colitis, you need to strengthen them psychologically and then do focus on the cure.

According to classical Ayurvedic literature, colitis has been named as ‘grahani.’ Whereas it’s clinical definition remains exactly the same as chronic colitis. The main diagnostic symptoms of grahani are frequent loose motions along with mucus or bleeding discharge and has a filthy smell.

Grahani is such a syndrome in which the digestive fire or Agni gets vitiated. This happens with the aggravation of Pitta dosha, with some degrees of Vata dosha which also creates imbalance.

When Agni is disturbed, toxic waste material or undigested food begins to accumulate, creating Ama, which is then passed through stools. When Pitta-aggravating foods are consumed in an excessive manner or the current lifestyle can cause damage to the rakta dhatu (blood tissue) and mamsa dhatu (muscle tissue). It further advances to the accumulation of Ama that starts to create deposits from the villi in the intestines, also compromises with the functioning of the intestines. Initially Vata dosha may also get aggravated, which leads to inflammation, the formation of mucus and edema.

Ayurvedic Treatment of Ulcerative Colitis

  • The Ayurvedic treatment of colitis begins with rekindling the digestive Agni, thus it reduces the formation of Ama. While Ayurvedic medicines have shown their worth by proving to be extremely effective in regularizing Agni. In fact when it functions optimally even when the medicines are withdrawn, then it is only considered as cured. The Agni should remain stable without any need for external medicines.
  • If you need an authentic treatment by Ayurveda, come to Planet Ayurveda and receive Ulcerative Colitis Care Pack. It is an Ayurvedic clinic, which is flourishing by leaps & bounds. Use your wisdom of hindsight and give it a try. It has no side effects and is made from authentic extraction of herbs, plants, or trees. Basically it consists of 4  medicines- Arjuna capsules, Pitta Balance, Kutazghan Vati and Vatsakadi churna. All 4 have their own properties.

1. Arjuna capsules:

  • They are made from the bark of Arjuna tree, which is famous for wound healing. It heals the pores created on the intestines by various toxins. It also stops the bleeding, heals the ulcer, controls  diarrhea and prevents inflammation. It also regulates the hemoglobin level and gives strength to the whole body.

Dosage: – 2 capsules twice a day with plain water, taken after meals.

2. Pitta Balance:

  • Calcium compounds have a vital role to play when controlling the Colitis and this remedy is a mixture of various Ayurvedic calcium compounds that halt the bleeding after a few doses and has a cool effect on the whole body that reduces the inflammation. Natural calcium compounds like pearls and corals are used in this preparation.
  • One of the ingredients of Pitta Balance Capsules is Mukta pishti which is made by taking the authentic powder of pearls and this powder gets pestle along with rose water under the moonlight and lets it rest for 30 days at a stretch.
  • It becomes so strong that it has the ability to restore the Pitta balance in an amicable way. It is able to wither away the inflammation, therefore the effectiveness of the treatment is inevitable.

Dosage: – 1 capsule, twice a day with plain water, after meals.

3. Vatsakadi Churna:

  • This churna (powder) is a quite effective remedy that heals Ulcerative Colitis. Vatsakadi churna actually is a mixture of numerous ulcer healing herbs like Kutaz (Holarrhena antidysenterica), Saunf (Foeniculum vulgare), Bilva (Aegle marmelos), Dhania (Coriander sativum), Anar (Punica granatum), Choti Elaichi (Elettaria cardamomum) and Jaiphal (Myristica fragrans).
  • All these herbs begin working after forming  harmony with each other to restore the imbalance of many body’s metabolic reactions. It is also  able to heal the ulcers and makes it wither away, never to recur.

Dosage: -1 full teaspoon with plain water after meals, twice a day.

How to Take

  • Add 1 teaspoon and dip it in 400ml of water and then boil. Keep it on the flames until the water is reduced in quantity to 50ml. Take it off the flames and drink it after straining. Leave the residue and drink this water twice a day. Make a fresh drink each time.

4. Kutazghan Vati:

  • Kutaz (Holarrhena antidysenterica) as the name suggests, it is a wonderful herbal tablet that has the power to end diarrhea. The diarrhea can happen due to inflammatory bowel diseases. It also helps to burn Ama or toxins, stops inflammation, halts fermentation that is happening in the intestines and heals the ulcers. This tablet is made from the standardized extract of the bark of this tree and is often used to heal ulcers.

Dosage: 2 tabs twice daily with plain water 30 mins after meal.

All these herbal medicines will make your body feel like a bronco, strong and swift.