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How Bilva is useful in Treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)?

Bilva: Overview

Bilva or Bael fruit (Aegle marmelos) is considered to be a very beneficial fruit for good health, because of which it holds a special importance in ancient medicinal systems. The fruit is specifically capable of balancing the ‘Vata’ and ‘Kapha’ doshas of the body, and has proven abilities to treat different types of infections in the body, especially worm infestation and stomach related problems.

Some of the basic information about Bilva can be outlined as follows:

  • Bilva or Bael fruit is a sweet, aromatic fruit which is native to India and Southeast Asia.
  • It is believed to be a spiritual, religious and medicinal plant
  • It is known by different names, such as Bengal quince, golden apple, Japanese bitter orange, stone apple, wood apple, etc.
  • The fruit can be consumed fresh or dried, as well as in the form of juice.

The use of Bilva can be very beneficial for patients suffering from several diseases, because of its proven anti-microbial, anti-viral, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory properties.

Bilva is one of the few plants whose entire parts — root, stem, leaves, flower, fruit, etc. — can be used for treating different diseases. The root of Bilva can improve digestion, its stem is useful for treating heart problems, the leaves are beneficial in relieving pain, the flower is beneficial for managing Diarrhoea, and fruit is useful in treating digestion-related problems and balancing Vata and Kapha doshas.

In Ayurveda, Bilva has been used for the preparation of several herbal formulations since ancient times, particularly to treat gastrointestinal disorders like IBS. Ayurvedic experts believe that the use of unripe Bilva fruit is helpful in treating digestive disorders, while the use of ripe fruit is believed to have a laxative effect.

IBS Treatment in Ayurveda

How Bilva is useful in IBS?

Bilva is one of the ‘dashmool’ herbs, with remarkable medicinal properties to treat a number of health conditions, including:

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Asthma
  • Colds
  • Diabetes
  • Constipation
  • High cholesterol
  • Heart disease.

The use of Bilva is particularly beneficial in managing gastro-intestinal disorders like Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), which is also known by some other names, including colitis, mucous colitis, spastic colon, or spastic bowel.

IBS is essentially a ‘functional bowel disorder’ which can be a long-lasting condition, but it is not life-threatening. The disorder generally results from the hypersensitivity of the colon, which may overreact to mild irritation. The condition leads to bowel muscle spasm, instead of slow, rhythmic muscle movements; thereby causing constipation or diarrhoea, or changes in stool.

IBS is typically characterized by chronic pain in the abdomen, discomfort, gas/bloating, heartburn, nausea, diarrhoea, constipation, rectal bleeding, and change of bowel habits. In addition, the other symptoms of the disorder are harder/loose stools than normal, and the sticking out of the belly. Some IBS patients may also have urinary symptoms or sexual problems.

The use of Bilva is recommended for the treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) because of the following reasons:

  • Presence of substances like ‘tannins,’ which comprise a class of compounds that are known for their anti-inflammatory effects.
  • Presence of calcium, iron, phosphorous, protein and fiber
  • Abundant amounts of alakloids, polysaccharides, antioxidants, beta carotene, Vitamin B, Vitamin C, and many other bio-chemical substances.
  • Ability to protect the digestive system from ulceration.
  • Ability to reduce the frequency of IBS and intestinal spasm.
  • Beneficial in treating several infections of the Elementary canal.
  • Helpful in eliminating the old accumulated fecal matter from the bowels.
  • Ability to clean and tone the intestines by removing toxins.

Overall, Bilva is an excellent medicinal plant which can support intestinal biological formulations and reduce the frequency of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

Benefits of Bilva in Treating IBS : Ayurvedic Viewpoint<

Ayurvedic practitioners have been using Bilva or Bael fruit for treating several disorders since ancient times because of the immense health benefits of the fruit. According to Ayurveda, Bilva has the following health benefits:

  • It can calm down the extra heat in the body.
  • It can correct gastric disturbances like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), diarrhoea, and colitis.
  • Bilva leaves powder is useful in diabetes.
  • Bilva is used as a cardiac tonic.
  • Bilva is useful in treating ‘Vata’ disorders like epilepsy, hysteria, and insomnia.
  • Bilva roots can reduce swelling of the uterus, and is thus useful in pregnancy, leucorrhoea.
  • Bilva can be used as laxative.
  • It can be used for treating jaundice.

In Ayurveda, the use of Bilva is considered to be beneficial for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) which is called ‘Grahani.’ It is another name for the small intestine, and is chiefly linked to the small intestine’s capability to store and metabolize food. It is in the small intestine that the food is held for the time period until it gets digested. Hence, the small intestine sees a lot of enzymatic activity or ‘agni.’ However, if an individual is suffering from a health condition in which the ‘agni’ becomes weak because of the malfunctioning of the digestive enzymes, the food is released by the small intestine in an undigested form.

Hence, according to Ayurveda, a weak ‘agni’ leads to gastrointestinal conditions like IBS because it can result in the accumulation of toxins in tissues, blocking of circulation, imbalance of the nervous system, physical and mental stress, disruption of natural biological rhythms, and lowering of natural resistance and immunity.

Ayurveda practitioners may recommend the use of Bilva to IBS patients, along with asking them to avoid the consumption of foods which aggravate the body’s ‘Vata’ dosha.

Conclusion

  • Along with the benefits of the use of Bilva in treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), it is also important to mention that the disorder can be effectively managed with some excellent herbal products available from herbal manufacturing companies.

Ayuredic Treatment For Irritable Bowel Syndrome(IBS)

Ayuredic Treatment For Irritable Bowel Syndrome(IBS)

Planet Ayurveda is one such renowned company which offers some beneficial formulations for managing IBS.

Our Products – These formulations Include

  1. Digestion Support capsules
  2. Pitta Balance capsules
  3. Kutajghan Vati tablets
  4. Sanjivani Vati tablets.

These products are prepared from standardized extracts of potent herbs, and other natural herbal components, which can be useful in treating IBS.

Herbs in IBS Care Pack

Some of the herbs which are used for preparing these formulations in particular include

  • Amalaki (Emblica officinalis)
  • Vibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica)
  • Haritaki (Terminalia chebula)
  • Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia)
  • Shunthi (Zingiber officinale)
  • Pippali (Piper longum)
  • Jeerak (Cymium cumium)
  • Sounf (Foeniculum vulgare)
  • Bahera (Terminalia bellerica)
  • Dhania (Coriander sativum)
  • Kutaj (Halorrhena Antidysentrica)
  • Praval Pishti (Coral Calcium)
  • Akik Pishti (Agate Calcium)
  • Mukta Pishti (Pearl Calcium)
  • Jawar Mohra Pishti (an Ayurvedic Calcium compound)
  • Kamdhudha Ras (an Ayurvedic Calcium compound).

All the herbs and herbal components which are used by Ayurvedic experts at Planet Ayurveda for preparing the herbal formulations for managing IBS are clearly mentioned in ancient Ayurvedic texts for their immense health benefits.

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