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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.

Ulcerative Colitis Treatment & Management-Approach Considerations

Nowadays people suffer from number of health issues due to change in diet and lifestyle. Due to increased stress, unhealthy diet, increased consumption of fast and packaged food which causes problem in digestive system and impaired digestion. Ulcerative colitis is one of the most common problem in the society. It affects any age group but age between 15 -30 and 50-70 years are at higher risk. It is the disease of large intestine and rectum. There are various herbs present in nature that help to treat the ulcerative colitis such as kutaja, arjuna, bilva, coriander, aloe vera, giloy etc.

What is ulcerative colitis?

It is disease that affects the digestive tract in which inflammation and ulceration of inner lining of the colon and rectum occurs. It is characterized by number of symptoms like abdominal cramps, Bluish or yellowish undigested stool, Irregular bowel movements, Weight loss, Lack of appetite, burning sensation in chest and throat etc. The main cause of ulcerative colitis is unknown. But the numbers of factors may be involved in case of ulcerative colitis such as genetic factors, autoimmune factors, food allergies, collagen disorders.

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Ayurvedic outlook

As per Ayurveda it is known as pittaj grahani. The main cause of Ulcerative colitis as per Ayurveda is mainly due to the imbalance of pitta dosha with involvement of imbalanced vata dosha in some cases. The main reason of aggravation of Pitta dosha is consumption of pitta aggravating foods which results in  the damage to rakta dhatu (blood tissues) and mamsa dhatu (muscle tissues) and Stress, Anxiety, Irregular eating habits, irregular sleeping habits, fear, anger, hatred, jealousy are other feelings which cause imbalance of Vata and Pitta.

These results in the formation of ama (toxins) in the intestine and causes inflammation of colon.

According to modern science ulcerative colitis is considered as auto immune disorder which involves immune reaction of the body to its own gastro-intestinal tract.

Herbal remedies for ulcerative colitis

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As per Ayurveda treatment of ulcerative colitis involves balance of all three doshas and eliminating ama (toxins) from body, restore healthy digestion and make bacteria friendly environment in body. After that treatment mainly focus on healing of ulcers through herbs. Herbs used in treatment of ulcerative colitis provide relief from ulcers and heals in a natural way.

There are very good results in treatment of ulcerative colitis after using herbal remedies.  As per Ayurveda digestive tract is the very first place to get affected when imbalance of tri doshas (vata, pitta, kapha) occurs in the body. This imbalance may affect the digestive tract, especially the colon i.e. Vata place. There are numerous herbs present in nature that provide relief from ulcerative colitis such as Saunf, .Dhania Arjuna, Kutaja, sonth, amlaki, aloe vera etc.

  • Kutaja (Holarrhena antidysentrica) -It is wonderful herb which has power to stop all type of diarrheas which may be due to inflammatory bowel diseases, colitis. It helps to remove toxins from body and reduce inflammation, stops fermentation going on inside the intestines and heals the ulcers. It is used in ayurvedic product called Kutazghan Vati which is used to treat ulcerative colitis.
  • Saunf (Foeniculum vulgare) – It is one of most common spice used in Indian kitchen. It is known to be very effective for the treatment of ulcerative colitis. It provides relief from the symptoms like diarrhea, abdominal cramps, rectal bleeding and burning sensation in chest which are associated with ulcerative colitis.
  • Dhania (Coriander sativum) –Commonly it is known as the coriander and used in Indian kitchen as a spice. Moreover this herb has the great medicinal importance in Ayurveda.  It has various health benefits like appetizer and anti-dyspeptic properties. It is used in the preparation of Ayurvedic formulation known as vatsakadi churna which is used in ulcerative colitis.
  • Arjuna(Terminalia arjuna)– Its Sanskrit name is Nadisarija. Arjuna is used in Ayurveda from ling time due to its healing properties. It helps to provides relief in rectal bleeding, ulcers, bloody stools and abdominal pain which are symptoms associated with ulcerative colitis.

Ulcerative Colitis Treatment Management:

Planet Ayurveda offers the different herbal medicines which are packed in the form of “ulcerative colitis care pack” that contains the four herbal products which are free from any side effects. These are listed below:

  • ARJUNA CAPSULES
  • VATSAKADI CHURNA
  • PITTA BALANCE
  • KUTAZGHAN VATI

ULCERATIVE COLITIS CARE PACK- It is combo pack that provides complete solution to all types of problems related to digestive tract inflammation. It is combination of herbs which has anti-inflammatory, wound healing, astringent, cooling and anti-allergic properties and provides relief from ulcerative colitis such as arjuna, kutaja, coriander, giloy etc. This pack improves the stool consistency, reduces the blood and mucus in stools and also reduce the urgency to go to toilet. Besides these it also improves energy and hemoglobin level in body.

DIET AND LIFESTYLE TIPS

  • Improve eating habits like taking healthy food and take food without watching television, listening to music, or working on the computer. Chew the food properly.
  • Avoid tea, coffee, and alcohol.
  • Avoid whole peas and beans, broccoli, potato, garlic, jaggery, yam, sweet potato and other indigestible foods; fried, oily and highly salted foods; and fermented and packaged foods.