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Natural Products in Treatment of Ulcerative Colitis-Herbal remedies

Oh goshǃǃ this abdominal pain, rectal bleeding, bloody stools make the condition worst. Yes we are talking about the ulcerative colitis. One more health issue haunting the mankind these days.Herbal remedies for ulcerative colitis work like a wonder to cope up with this disease. But if you are going for the herbal treatment then be patient as the herbs take time to uproot the disease.

Symptoms of ulcerative colitis

Ayurvedic treatment for ulcerative colitis

In Ayurveda Ulcerative colitis is known as pittaj grahani.  It is mainly due to the imbalance of pitta dosha with further involvement of imbalanced vata dosha in some cases. Aggaravation of pitta doshas occurs due to the consumption of pitta aggravating foods which result in the impairment of rakta dhatu (blood tissues) and mamsa dhatu (muscle tissues). This condition result in formation of ama (toxins) in the intestine. Whereas aggravation of vata dosha in the lower colon region result in the mucous accumulation and inflammation. So the inappropriate eating habits are the major cause of this disease.

There are various herbs like Bilva (Aegle marmelos), Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna), Kutaj (Holarrhena antidyssentrica), Saunf (Foeniculum vulgare), Dhania (Coriander sativum), Nagarmotha (Cyprus rotundus), Anar (Punica granatum), Choti elaichi (Eletteria cardomum), Jaiphal (Myristica fragrans) and Kutaja (Holarrhena antidysenterica) are identified in Ayurveda to treat ulcerative colitis. These herbs possess the carminative, antioxidant, anti inflmmatirty, digestive stimulant properties which help in natural healing of ulcerative colitis. Moreover, these herbs along with the treatment of disease result in the overall health benefits.

What is ulcerative colitis?

Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease (IDB) which is characterized by the inflammation of colon and rectum. This disease comes in the category of auto immune disorders. There are various factors like food allergies, collagen disorders, genetic factors, wrong food consumption like eating hot or spicy food are factors, responsible for ulcerative colitis.

Let’s see the symptoms of ulcerative colitis:

  • Abdominal pain and cramps
  • Bloody stools
  • Diarrhea with pus or blood
  • Weight loss
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Burning sensation in chest and throat

Note – Don’t take this disease lightly, in some cases it may result in life threatening complications.

Herbal remedies for ulcerative colitis

  • Planet Ayurveda offers the herbal remedies for ulcerative colitis which are procured from the pure extracts of herbs. It offers “ulcerative colitis care pack” which comprises the four herbal products.

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List of products:

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

Product description:

 1. ARJUNA CAPSULES – Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna) herb is packed with   anti-oxidant, analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. These properties are quite useful to manage the symptoms of ulcerative colitis like abdominal pain, rectal bleeding, ulcers, bloody stools etc. Standardized extract of this herb is used to make arjuna capsules. These capsules are effective to heal the ulcerative colitis in a natural way.

Dosage – 2 capsules two times in a day after meals with plain water.

2. VATSAKADI CHURNA – This herbal supplement is an amazing blend of various herbs which are given below

Ingredients:

  • Kutaj (Holarrhena antidyssentrica)
  • Bilva (Aegle marmelos)
  • Saunf (Foeniculum vulgare)
  • Dhania (Coriander sativum)
  • Nagarmotha (Cyprus rotundus)
  • Anar (Punica granatum)
  • Choti elaichi (Eletteria cardomum)
  • Jaiphal (Myristica fragrans)

Benefits:

  • Herbs given above work in a synergetic way to treat the ulcerative colitis. Herbs used in the formulation of vatsakadi churna are packed with the digestive, astringent, appetizer and anti-dyspeptic properties. Moreover, these herbs balance the imbalanced vata and pitta doshas.
  • These herbs help to pacify the vitiated vata and pitta doshas which is major causes of ulcerative colitis in Ayurveda.  Hence these herbs support the good digestive system. These herbs help to manage the symptoms like rectal bleeding, ulceration, inflammation in the lining of colon, and abdominal cramps in ulcerative colitis. Hence it is an effective Ayurvedic treatment for ulcerative colitis.

Dosage – One teaspoonful, twice in a day with plain water after meals.

3. PITTA BALANCE – As the name of this product suggests that it balances the vitiated pitta dosha.  This herbal product is prepared by the combination of various natural ingredients which are listed below –

Ingredients

  • Praval pishti (Coral calcium)
  • Akik pishti (Agate calcium)
  • Jahar mohra pishti (An ayurvedic calcium compound)
  • Kamdudha ras (An ayurvedic calcium compound)
  • Mukta pishti (Pearl calcium)
  • Giloy satva (Tinopsora corifolia)

Benefits –

Natural ingredients given above possess the immune modulator, digestive stimulant and anti-oxidant properties. Hence this herbal product is also quite good to treat the ulcerative colitis in a natural way.  Moreover these ingredients, help to pacify the pitta dosha which is the main cause of ulcerative colitis.

Dosage – One capsule, two times in a day after meals with plain water.

4. KUTAZGHAN VATI – This is also another wonderful herbal formulation of planet Ayurveda. This herbal product is available in the form of tablets and prepared from the pure extracts of herb, Kutaja (Holarrhena antidysenterica). This herb helps to treat the chronic diarrhea in ulcerative colitis. It also helps to burn the ama (toxins) and also helps to provide the relief in the abdominal cramps, rectal bleeding and inflammation of colon.

Dosage – 2 tablets, two times in a day after meals with plain water.

  • Along with the herbal remedies, it is mandatory for rapidly recovery to take care of few things such as:

Things to be taken:

  • Consume the vegetables like bitter gourd, bottle gourd, pumpkin, and round gourd and ridge gourd.
  • Consume the fruits like, apple, banana, pear and pomegranate (without seeds).
  • Drink plenty of water and fluids daily.
  • Consumption of Coconut water is also good for ulcerative colitis.

Things to be avoided

  • Limit the dairy products
  • Limit the fiber  intake
  • Avoid Spicy and junk food
  • Avoid non vegetarian foods
  • Avoid  carbonated drinks
  • Avoid tea and coffee
  • Avoid ice cream, biscuits, white bread, oats and nuts
  • Avoid alcohol and smoking.

Tips:

  • Keep yourself away from negativity.
  • Do meditation and deep breathing which helps to ease stress and relax your body.

What is ulcerative colitis? Causes, symptoms and treatment

The art of healing comes from nature and not from the physician. Therefore, the physician must start from nature with an open mind. Ayurveda is the safest science of healing. There are numerous diseases in this world and they all bring their consequences along with them.In Ayurveda we have Effective Ayurvedic Medicine for Ulcerative Colitis. Along with Diet that works in a natural way.

KNOW ABOUT ULCERATIVE COLITIS!

Ulcerative colitis is one such disorder which inflames the large intestine and causes discomfort. Hence, it is also categorized under Inflammatory Bowel Disease. This disorder produces small sores on the colon lining. These ulcers start erupting in the rectum and escalate upwards and the small intestine getting damaged below the lower part is very rare. This inflammation quickly regulates the bowel very frequently. These sores may cause bleeding or even exude pus. Though, this ailment can affect anyone but it is more common in age groups of 15 to 30 and 50 to 70.

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WHAT CAUSES ULCERATIVE COLITIS?

The exact cause of Ulcerative Colitis is not yet known but according to studies immune system malfunction is the only cause known. Stress and unhealthy diet helps in triggering the disorder. Herbal remedies for Ulcerative Colitis can help to a great extent to cure this disorder.

SYMPTOMS:

  • Diarrhea
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Weight loss
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Fever
  • Not able to eliminate excreta despite the urgency

COMPLICATIONS:

  • Severe dehydration
  • Inflamed skin and joints
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Liver disorders
  • Escalated risk of colon cancer
  • Bone loss
  • Hyperactivity
  • Insomnia
  • Puffy face

DIAGNOSIS:

  • Blood tests
  • Stool samples
  • X-ray
  • CT scan
  • Colonoscopy
  • Sigmoidoscopy

THE AYURVEDIC VIEW OF ULCERATIVE COLITIS

  • According to Ayurveda, ulcerative colitis is mainly a disorder due to imbalanced pitta with varying degrees of Vata involvement. The latter determines how extensively the inflammatory process will spread proximally and the development of extra intestinal manifestations. The natural qualities and actions of Pitta are manifested wholly or partially and can be observed. The inherent Pitaj qualities are: heat, sharpness, liquidity, and light, slight unctuousness, sour or pungent smell, acidic or sour taste, red, yellow, and dark blue colors.
  • The natural actions of Pitta include: burning sensation, heat, pus formation (suppuration), perspiration, putrification, itching, bleeding (raktasrava), anger, and intensity.The excessive consumption of Pitaj ahara (Pitta-aggravating foods) and Pitta-aggravating regimens initially damages both rakta dhatu and mamsa dhatu. Vata dosha in the lower colon is also aggravated and in the early stages blocks the Pitta and Kapha channels causing further inflammation, mucous accumulation and edema.

AYURVEDIC MEDICINE FOR ULCERATIVE COLITIS

VATSAKADI CHURNA:

This powdered Ayurvedic formulation works wonders in curing Ulcerative colitis. It is a powerful blend of herbs which have miraculous benefits. Vatsakadi churna is a product of Planet Ayurveda and it has successfully cured so many patients suffering from Ulcerative colitis. The list of ingredients is mentioned below.

INGREDIENTS:

  • Kutaj [Holarrhena antidysentrica]
  • Saunf/ fennel [Fenniculum vulgare]
  • Bilva [Aegle marmelos]
  • Dhaniya [Coriander sativum]
  • Anaar [Punica granatum]
  • Cardamom [Elettaria cardamomum]
  • Jaiphal [Myristica fragrans]

KUTAJ [Holarrhena antidysentrica]

  • The bark of Kutaj consists of conessine, conesimine, isoconessimine, curchine, kurchisine and various other alkaline active elements. It is light to digest but this herb promotes dryness. It has bitter properties. It maintains equilibrium of three doshas. Kutaj has been used to relieve bleeding piles, bacillary dysentery and malaria. It is also useful in relieving other ailments like ulcers, pruritis, dyspepsia and jaundice.

SAUNF [Fenniculum vulgare]

  • Fennel is extremely useful in curing digestive disorders like indigestion, bloating, constipation, dyspepsia, flatulence. It acts as a digestive stimulant and also boasts potent carminative properties. It comprises of Iron, copper, potassium, manganese, zinc, magnesium and selenium. Fennel seeds are also loaded with Vitamin A, B, C and E. Fennel seeds also help in cooling the body which as a result pacifies pitta dosha. Fennel seeds purify the blood and eliminate toxins from the body.

BILVA [Aegle marmelos]

  • It is considered as a sacred tree in India. Bilva is useful in relieving digestive disorders like colitis and Irritable bowel syndrome. It helps in the overall functioning of the digestive system. Powder of Bilva leaves is useful in regulating blood sugar levels. The fruit eliminates extra heat from the body and relieves colitis, diarrhea and irritable bowel syndrome.

DHANIA [Coriander sativum]

  • Commonly known as coriander seeds, they are used as a spice in Indian cooking. It has several medicinal uses. External application of the paste of these seeds eliminates pains and swelling. These seeds have digestive, astringent, appetizer, anti-dyspeptic, liver stimulant and anthelmintic properties. The leaves of the plant are used to flavor curries in Indian cooking.

GREEN CARDAMOM [Elettaria cardamom]

  • It is good for digestive system and eliminates bad breath. Cardamom aids to combat nausea, flatulence, bloating etc. it stimulates the secretion of gastric juices. Cardamom is known to balance the three doshas efficiently. It is a good source of calcium, potassium and magnesium. Cardamom has anti-oxidant and blood cell formation properties. It is used in relieving asthma, cough and other respiratory disorders. It helps in enhancing appetite and also soothes gas and heartburn.

JAIPHAL/NUTMEG [Myristica fragrans]

  • It is a very good herb for enhancing digestion. It helps in efficiently relieving menstrual disorders. It has fiber which stimulates digestion by promoting peristaltic movements. It helps in secreting .It works as a stimulant and has analgesic properties. It cures indigestion and acts as a liver and kidney detoxifier. It acts as an antidepressant and reduces bloating. It alleviates the frequency and discomfort caused by constipation. It also detoxifies the body and is a rejuvenative tonic. It helps in reducing inflammation and irritation of skin.

ANAAR/POMAGRANATE [Punica granatum]

  • Pomegranate eliminates imbalanced doshas and maintains equilibrium and promotes digestion. It is slightly sour and controls diarrhea. Its bark has anthelminthic properties and cures loose motion and bleeding diarrhea and treats breathing disorders. It increases appetite, balances pitta dosha and controls vomiting. It treats pain, fever, heart disorders and increases digestive fire.

DIET IN ULCERATIVE COLITIS

  • Pathya: The following specific foods are generally recommended in Ayurveda for patients of ulcerative colitis. However, not all patients will tolerate all of these food items. Your physician can provide a more individualized nutritional plan.
  • Old basmati rice(3 months),barley, moong dal, urad dal, saffron, coriander, cumin, fennel,  kidney beans, green lentils, cow’s milk and butter, goat’s milk and butter, almonds, water chestnut, pomegranate, banana, mango, limes, and kiwi fruit.
  • Apathya: Foods to be reduced or avoided: Spicy foods, white sugar,  pasta, red grapes, mustard, salty and acidic foods.