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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.

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.