Author: Dr. Vikram Chauhan

Ulcerative colitis natural remedies- Top 4 Herbs

Introduction:  In a simple language, it is ulcer (boil) in colon (large intestine). An auto-immune disorder resulting inflammation in bowel, hence the name inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).  The large intestine is affected by inflammation on advancement causes ulcers or boils on the lining leading to bleeding and mucous pus during emptying the bowels. The disease covers all age groups ranging from 15-70 and in both sexes.

herbal treatment for ulcerative colitis

Causes:

The research team haven’t found the exact cause for ulcerative colitis. Many can be the factors contributing:

  1. Hereditary
  2. Weak immune system
  3. Infections

Symptoms:

  1. Rectal tenesmus – unnecessary feeling of defecation
  2. Anemia
  3. Pain in abdomen
  4. Bloody diarrhea
  5. Weight loss
  6. Loss of nutrition
  7. Mouth and skin sores
  8. Nausea and vomiting
  9. Edema  and pain in jointsulcerative colitis causes & treatment

Diagnosis:

  1. Total blood count-  RBCs, WBCs, Platelet
  2. Endoscopy  or sigmoidscopy
  3. Stool culture/ testing
  4.  Urinalysis
  5. X-ray
  6. Liver functions

Ayurvedic approach for ulcerative colitis:

Comforting many diseases from many years, Ayurveda has its own ways treating major population worldwide efficaciously and economically acting on root cause instead of symptomatic relieve.Relieving from discomfort from ulcerative colitis the following are the herbs that stand as an answer.

The following are the Ulcerative colitis natural remedies used in treating the ailment:-

1.VASTAKADI CHURANA:

Ulcerative colitis herbal supplements as this churana with magnificent properties for cure contains the following herbs:-

Holarrhena Antidysenterica:

Kuruchi bark, bitter oleander, widely grows in mountain area and and ornamental belongs to family Apocynaceae. The herb’s seeds and bark is widely used as bitter tonic. Used mainly in diarrhea and bowel related disorders. A febrifuge, anthelmintic, diuretic also used in skin diseases. The bark consist of many alkaloids, namely kurchine, kurchicine, conkurchin are responsible for anti- diarrheic properties.

Aegle marmelos:

Bael a religious tree of India also known as Golden apple, wood apple belongs to family Rutaceae. Having laxative and purgative properties, is widely used in digestion. Bitter tonic used for halting diarrhea and dysentery. The active ingredients consists palmitic acid, stearic acid,linoleic and linolenic acid,xanthotoxin, scopoletinhaplopine and aegelinol, are found in bark of the tree and roots.

Foeniculum vulgare:

Fennel or saunf belonging to Umbelliferae is a household aromatic condiment having carminative property. Foeniculoside is the active ingredient extracted. The sterols present increases digestion.

Coriander sativum:

Cilantro or dhaniya from Apiaceae family, both dried seeds and fresh plant has medicinal properties. It mainly has digestive properties along with bonus of anthelmic , appetizer, astringent properties.

Dosage:1 teaspoon twice with water after meal.

2.ARJUNA CAPSULES:(Terminalia arjuna)

An ulcerative colitis herbal supplement having excellent property:

Belonging to family Combretaceae, is a wonder tree, treating cardiovascular related disorders from ages. An anti-oxidants strengthens cardiac muscles and acts as rejuvenator. The flavonoids extracted from the bark like leteilin, arjunone maintains the heart strong. Bark rich in minerals found abundantly like calcium,magnesium, copper and zinc that are essential  for healthy heart. An astringent, an expectorant, an analgesic and anti-inflammatory. Helpful in Cardiovascular disorders like ischemia, myocardial infarction. Decreases the harmful LDL levels and maintains the HDL level in the blood Arjuna takes care of Hypertension by strengthening and toning cardiac muscles for a strong heart.

Dosage: 2 capsules twice with water after meals.

3.PITTA BALANCE:

Pitta dominates all the heat in the soul and body. It stimulates digestion and metabolism. Proper functioning of the eye, healthy skin and purification of blood. For maintaining the Pitta balance, the following herbs are used.

Coral– the marine organisms found abundant at the bottom of the sea are having supreme powers to strengthen, soothing, and providing nutrition to maintain the pitta balance.

Agate– a fine bright colored precious stone may be found related to volcanic or metamorphic rocks. It is a cardio tonic helps in balancing pitta.

Jawar pishti– ayurvedic fine powder, proved to protect from disease and maintain healthy body by balancing pitta.

Kamdudha Ras– a mixture of herb and mineral product, highly recommended in pitta dosha. It main ingredients consists of giloy extract Tinosporia cordifolia,red ochre (red sandy pigment) and Silica bhasma.

Pearl– a gemstone, rich in calcium and a cardio tonic helps in maintaining pitta balance.

Giloy– Tinosporia cordifolia,an immunomodulator has a vital role in maintaining all three energy balances that are vata , kapha, pitta.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily with water after meals

4.KUTAZGHANVATI:

A tablet with mixture of excellent herbs is widely used to treat ulcerative colitis. The mixture consists of Aconitum heterophyllum (India Atis, atvika) used in various disorders and Holarrhena antidysenterica(kuruchi bark) widely used as diarrhea and bowel related disorders.

Dosage: 2 tab twice/thrice daily with water after meal

Herbal Remedies and Supplements for Weight Loss

At the time when people are very health conscious and are particular about the calorie intake like they have never been before, obesity is one of the biggest health problems that the people across the world are facing right now.As per the data of World Health Organization since 1980, the worldwide population has more than doubled.

Though being obese is something that people take lightly and considered it a general problem without any kind of harmful consequences, the study reflects the opposite.It says most of the population worldwide lives in countries where being obese kills more than people than being underweight.Most of us associate obesity problem with the physical appearance,  but it  does more harm to your body than just making you look fat.

obesity herbs

It is condition where there is an excessive accumulation of fat that is harmful for the health. One of the basic reasons that lead to obesity is the imbalance between the calories consumed and calories utilized.Likewise there are many other reasons that contribute to obesity.

Some of them are:

Fat foods: Knowingly or unknowingly we consume more dense food when we eat from outside than the homemade food. Especially fast food are more in harmful calories and only contributes in making the problem worse.

Less physically activity: Though the human race has invented various devices for its conveniences but the technology also has its demerits. Advancement of devices has only cut our physically activity to half contributing to overweight.

As obesity is the biggest health problem currently, various solutions are also available in the market.Since all the age groups and class is affected by obesity, people who can afford it are ready to give anything to get slim.It is understood that if there is a demand, there is always a market that claims to give you ‘perfect’ solution to your problems.

There are many products available in market like sauna belts and various kind of formulation but they have not proven to be effective in any way.If you are looking for an effective and natural way for preventing and controlling obesity, then opt for herbal products.

Having said that there are many firms in the market that claims that they have the genuine herbal products but make sure that you are approaching a authentic and registered company if you are looking for herbal remedies for obesity.

Planet Ayurveda is an herbal products manufacturing company that is known for its authenticity and effective products worldwide.It provide Wonderful Weight Loss Herbal Remedies that is high in demand for its cure in the case of obesity

Let’s take a look at the constituents of Herbal Combo Pack.

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  • Trim Support: The constituents of this product helps in reducing the absorption of excessive sugar by kidneys and intestine and also the production of sugar in the liver. The whole process in turns helps in lowering the blood sugar concentration and insulin output.  Now for getting the energy, the body will look for the fat stored in the adipose tissues which directly leads to loss of weight.
  • Garcinia capsules:  This capsules helps in slowing the production of fat in the body resulting the cells to work for the energy at a faster rate. Garcinia is also used as a food preservative.  It has proven to be an effective herb in the treatment of obesity.
  • Guggul capsules: It is considered the best herb in controlling the cholesterol levels in the body. It is produced by the stem of small shrub that is native in India and the name of that shrub is Commiphora Wighti.
  • Stholyantak Churna: This formulation is very rich in vitamins, minerals and natural oxidants. It also acts as an detoxifying agents for the digestive system that regulates metabolism and improves blood circulation.  The ingredients used in this formulation are Arjuna, Triphala, Ashok, Kalmegh, Brahmi, Chitrak, Babool, Agnimantha.

In addition to this one should make some changes in their lifestyle and include some healthy activity.

  1. Reducing stress level by engaging in recreational activities.
  2. Making exercise a part of your daily routine.
  3. Opting for mixed fruit and raw vegetable salad.
  4. Drinking a lot of water.