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Ayurvedic Treatment of Grahani (Chronic Malabsorption)

GrahaniGrahani and Agni (the digestive–fire) are having mutual relationship which has been described as Adhara-Adheya-Sambandha in Ayurvedic system of medicine. Grahani has been mentioned as an Agni Adhishthana (malfunctioning of the digestive-fire) by a majority of the Ayurvedic physicians. Mandagni (low the digestive–fire) is the root cause of Ama (enteric toxins). Ama is the critical factor for the manifestation of the majority of the diseases. Among these diseases, Grahani is the prime- disease of the digestive tract and patients are often seen in clinical practice.

The ‘Small’ Intestine has been mentioned as Grahani in Ayurvedic system of medicine. Literally, grahain menas ‘that holds’. The small intestine is a long organ and consisting of three main layers:

    1. Mucosal: The innermost layer of the grahani (small intestine) is a complex but dynamic site of identification of six tastes (diet-chemistry). Small intestine contains hairlike structures, known as villi, which pushes the food particles towards the deeper layers.
    1. Muscular: The muscular layer pefros action through the process of peristalsis (alternating contracting and relaxation). For this apparent reason, grahani has been classified mostly as mamsa…muscle tissue in Ayurveda.
  1. Serosal: The function of the serosal layer is to interface with the general circulation so as to perform the assimilation of micro and macronutrients.

Definition

Grahani defines a diseased condition, in which the integrity and the function of the small intestine (known as grahani in Sanskrit) is compromised. Grahani is the principal seat of agni… the digesrive fire. Normally, grahani holds up the meals, until it is digested and releases it from the site only, after digestion is over. But when the function of grahani is compromised due to weakness in the digestive fire, it releases the ingested material even in undigested conditions.

Cause

In Ayurveda, first part of the small intestine is known as grahani (anatomically known as the duodenum). Most probably, the disease has got name from grahani as it the site of absorption of food. Some Ayurvedic texts have called it as sangrahani. According to Ayurvedic concept, irregular dietary habits and continuous exposure to stress are contributing factors of the disease. Today we call this disorder as malabsorption as a process of absorption is hindered in the small intestine. According to modern medicine, the exact cause of the disease is not known.

Types

Ayurveda Describes Four Different Types of Grahani.

    • Vata grahani (Malabsorption caused by vitiation of the biological air): In vata grahani, constipation is the predominant symptom.
    • Pitta grahani (Malabsorption caused by vitiation of the biological fire): In pitta grahani, diarrhea is the predominant symptom.
    • Kapha grahani (Malabsorption caused by vitiation of the biological water): In kapha grahani, dysentery is the predominant symptom.
    • Tridosha grahani: In this case, all the three biological humours are involved.
  • Other texts have mentioned two varieties of grahani accrual (samgraha grahani) (accrual malabsorption) and an incurable type called ghatiyanthra grahani (tympanitis predominant malabsorption). This has been described as sangrahini.

Signs and Symptoms

The clinical features encountered in malabsorption are

  • Abdominal pain
  • Anaemia
  • Dehydration
  • Depression
  • Diarrhoea with fatty stools
  • Lethargy
  • Loss of weight

The worst part of grahani is that in later stages, the human body refuses to absorb carbohydrates and minerals. Here, the disease tends to be chronic.

Remedies

Grahani is considered under eight major diseases. Grahani  is hard to diagnose and difficult to treat.

    1. Planet Ayurveda’s Agnitundi vati and Digestion Support, an proprietary Ayurvedic medicine, are clinically-tested for improving digestion, detoxfying ama and improving other symptoms associated with grahani.
    1. Planet Ayurveda’s Kumarisaar in doses of Kumari Saar 3 tbsp should be taken twice daily in the morning and evening, with equal water. Kumari (Aloe vera), the major ingredient in the formulation is effective in grahni caused by vitiation of the the biological fire..pitta.
    1. Planet Ayurveda’s Chitrkadi vati (One tablet, twice a day with lukewarm water) is very efficacious in promoting appetite and restoring the digestion.
  1. Half teaspoonful (2.5 g) of Planet Ayurveda’s Bilwadi churana thrice a day is prescribed with lukewarm water for diarrhoea associated with grahani caused by vitiation of the the biological fire pitta.

Prognosis of Grahani

According to Ayurveda

  • Grahani is curable if occurring in children
  • Grahani is difficult if occurring in middle age

Grahani is incurable if occurring in older patients

  • Samgraha grahani (accrual malabsorption) is difficult to cure,
    Ghatiyanthra grahani (tympanitis predominant malabsorption) is incurable.

Precautions or Diet

Dietary restriction has its own importance in treating malabsorption. Buttermilk is the mainstay of the treatment. Salt, spice and water should be avoided. Sleeping for one hour during the day is beneficial.

Conclusion

Although Grahani is predominately a pitta disease, one must take care for other biological humours…vata and kapha. In addition, addressing the mind/body relationship is of prime importance alongwith health lifestyle and dietary choices.

Effective Herbal Medicine for Ulcerative Colitis

The large intestine is also known as colon in the human body. It stores waste products before excretion, which is very important function of the digestive system. The condition of ulcerative colitis leads to the inflammation in colon, which disturb the excretion process and affect the body’s metabolism. The inflammation or ulcers originates on the inner linings of the colon, which is very painful obstruction for passing of stool.

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This problem can lead into severe rectal bleeding, abdominal pain and diarrhea. The problem can enhance and convert into chronic condition, which can last for years. The experts believes that ulcerative colitis probably occurs due to abnormal activity of the immune system which acts on the intestines, but the actual cause of ulcerative colitis is not known.

Causes of ulcerative colitis

Immune system malfunction can be the other cause, when it is fighting against virus or bacteria, it can attack the cells of digestive tract due to an abnormal immune response and can cause ulcerative condition.

Heredity is the major cause, if parent or sibling are affected by this disease the chances of ulcerative colitis in that person is more. But in many cases of ulcerative colitis there is no family history observed.

Stress and diet can aggravate the condition of ulcerative colitis but they cannot be the causing factor of this disease. May be the reason in some cases to worsen the symptoms when someone having it.

Symptoms of ulcerative colitis

  • Loss of appetite and Weight loss
  • Acidity
  • Anemia
  • Skin lesions
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Retarded growth in children
  • Fever
  • Diarrhea with blood or pus

Herbal remedies for ulcerative colitis

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The care pack of Planet Ayurveda provide a best collections of medicines can be the treatment of various types of ulcerative colitis. This pack possess the special herbal remedies like Pitta balance, Vatsakadi churna, Kutajghana Vati and Arjuna, which are known as most effective herbal remedies for ulcerative colitis. These are known for healing the colon and provides relief against the conditions like pain, diarrhea and inflammation.

The ulcerative colitis care pack is explained as below:-

1. Pitta Balance

Pitta is the body’s energy, which is responsible for proper digestion, metabolism and converting the complex molecules into the simpler ones. So to maintain the body’s proper metabolism in ulcerative colitis, the control on pitta and agni is very important, to avoid the burning sensation and bloody diarrhea. The product Pitta Balance consists of various pistis like mukta and prawal pisti in combination with giloy, which makes this formulation helpful to balance pitta and reduce the symptoms of ulcerative colitis.

2. Arjuna Capsules

Arjuna capsules can be used as a dietary supplement and are very effective against the increased cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart problems and triglycerides. The bark extracts of arjuna tree is used to prepare these capsules. The antioxidants of arjuna is helpful in removing the toxins from the body. It helps in maintaining proper metabolic functions and staying healthy. The bark of arjuna bark is rich in zinc, copper, calcium and magnesium. This also possess the properties of anti-dysenteric and anti-inflammatory.

3. Vataskadi Churna

Vataskadi churna is made up of the best quality of vatsak and also contains bilva, saunf, elaiachi, dhaniya, jayaphala and anar in it. These all herbs in combination leads to the formation of a potent remedy to reduce the symptoms of ulcerative colitis. These symptoms can be burning sensation, diarrhea, abdominal pain and also is helpful in improving the functions of intestines. It is helpful against the constipation, improves digestion and bowel movement. It also prevent diarrhea.

4. Kutaz Ghan Vati

The extracts of Kutaz herb is used in the formulation of Kutza Ghan Vati, which is very important remedy against the problem of ulcerative colitis. This medicine is useful for the problems like diarrhea, dysentery, bowel syndrome and ulcerative colitis.

How to take these medicines?

  1. Arjuna Capsules: Take 2 capsules twice daily with water after meal.
  2. Kutazghan Vati : Take 2 tablets twice daily with water after meal.
  3. Vatsakadi Churna: Take 1 tablespoonful twice daily with water after meal.
  4. Pitta Balance: Take 1 capsule twice daily with water after meal.

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