Category: Digestive Health

What are the symptoms, causes, diagnosis and best alternative treatment for Pancolitis?

It is a form of Ulcerative Colitis, which is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). In Pancolitis, there is inflammation in the whole of the large intestine. It is a chronic condition that causes ulceration of the entire lining of the large intestine. This ulceration is caused by chronic inflammation.


What are the Symptoms of Pancolitis?

As per the severity of the inflammation of the intestine, symptoms may vary.

  • Diarrhea containing blood and mucus.
  • Fever, which is unexpected.
  • Unexpected weight loss (without any efforts; like exercising or diet control.)
  • Fatigue feeling all over the day.
  • Frequent urging to pass stool, which is ineffectual.
  • Pain in the anal area and rectum.
  • Cramps and pain in the abdomen.
  • children with pancolitis, fail to grow properly.

What Causes Pancolitis?

The exact cause of pancolitis is still not known. The possible risk factors are the following.

  • If you have a family history of Pancolitis, you are likely to get affected by it, as the inherited genes may cause pancolitis.
  • If you are taking some medications like antibiotics or NSAIDs, you are at risk to get pancolitis.
  • Untreated cases of ulcerative colitis, that are mild or moderate can become a case of pancolitis.
  • Anxiety and stress can aggravate ulcers causing pain and discomfort.

How Pancolitis Can be Diagnosed?

Colonoscopy: It is an important test to diagnose pancolitis, as it helps to look for ulcers and any other abnormal tissue in your large intestine.

Biopsy: A tissue sample from the colon is taken and is tested to look for any other infections or diseases.

What is the Treatment for Pancolitis?

The treatment for pancolitis includes anti-inflammatory drugs, corticosteroids, and certain immune system suppressors. In the severe cases of pancolitis, a surgery known as colectomy is done.Surgery is usually the last resort, but certain lifestyle changes also help in the management such as – have few dairy products, avoid carbonated drinks, avoid coffee and alcohol, increase the intake of water.

Alternative treatment for Pancolitis

Natural treatment is the best alternative treatment for any disease. It may include Homeopathic and Ayurvedic treatment.

Homeopathic medicines like Hydrastis, Millefolium, Merc Sol, Ars. Album.

Ayurvedic treatment is the best alternative treatment for pancolitis. It includes natural herbal remedies.

Herbal Remedies by Planet Ayurveda have been very successful in treating the cases of pancolitis. Planet Ayurveda collects only the best herbs for the preparation of herbal medicines. The medicines offered by Planet Ayurveda are made with the purest herb extract which is natural and 100% vegetarian.

The treatment offered by Planet Ayurveda includes Ulcerative Colitis Care Pack

This pack includes the following:

  1. Arjuna Capsules
  2. Vatsakadi Churna
  3. Pitta Balance
  4. Kutazghan Vati


1. Arjuna Capsules:

The capsules made by Planet Ayurveda are purely herbal without any chemical added into it. The bark of Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna) is used to make these capsules. The bark of Arjuna is used for its wound healing properties in Ayurveda .

It protects the layers of arteries from injuries caused by stress and other harmful substances. In the same way, it works on the inner lining of intestines, by healing the ulcers. It then stops the bleeding and prevents inflammation. Hereby it also controls diarrhea and slows the absorption of the nutrients which has stopped due to the ulceration starts again.

Dosage: Take two capsules two times a day, after having the meals.

2. Vatsakadi churna :

It is one of the most effective formulations for treating pancolitis and other inflammatory bowel diseases.

This churna is a combination of various ulcer healing herbs like Dhania (Coriander sativum ), Anar(Punica granatum), Choti Elaichi (Elettaria cardamomum), Jaiphal (Myristica fragrans), Saunf (Foeniculum vulgare), Bilva (Aegle marmelos), Kutaz(Holarrhena antidysenterica). These herbs work together and maintain various metabolic reactions. This churna helps to heal the ulcers and managing the bleeding with stool. It thus helps to restore the healthy state of intestines and relieving the symptoms.

Dosage: You can take this either directly with plain water, i.e. 1tbs twice daily.or put 1tbs in 400 ml of water, boil it, until it remains 50ml.Strain the residue and drink the water. Do it twice daily and every time make it fresh.

3. Pitta Balance:

Pitta balance is a formulation of various classical calcium compounds, which play an important role in controlling the bleeding. They provide a cooling effect to the body. Ingredients used in Pitta balance are Coral Calcium, pearl calcium, Agate calcium, and three more ayurvedic calcium compounds.

This formulation prepared by Planet Ayurveda is made with pure plant cellulose, without using any chemicals. Pitta balance also acts as a blood purifier and helps to keep the skin healthy.

It is so helpful that bleeding stops within the first few dosages of this medicine without giving any side effects. The inflammation process reverses back towards the cure.

Dosage: 1 Capsule is to be taken two times daily, with plain water after having the meals.

4. Kutazghan Vati :

It is also called as antidysentrica. It is so wonderful that it has the natural power to stop all kinds of diarrhea. It helps to burn the endotoxins also called ‘ama’. It thus stops the inflammation and helps in healing the ulcers.

Dosage: 2 tablets are to be taken two times a day with plain water, after having the meals.

Treatment of Hernia in Ayurveda without operation


A hernia is defined as a disorder in which a fatty tissue or an organ squeezes through fascia which is a weak spot in the surrounding connective tissue or muscle. In simple words Hernia is a condition during which any internal organ which is present in Abdomen get displaced from its normal position and starts growing outwards.

Ayurveda relates the problem of Hernia with ‘Antra Vriddhi’. Hernia is one of the most common problems which is usually pain-free and harmless but sometimes Hernia can bring pain and discomfort.
Ayurveda For Hernia

Types of Hernia

Hernia is of six different types

  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Femoral Hernia
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Diaphragmatic Hernia

1. Inguinal Hernia

It is also considered as inner groin. In this type of Hernia, bladder or intestine grows through the wall of abdominal or sometimes they may protrude into the inguinal canal which is present in the groin. More than 95% of Hernias are inguinal Hernia, and men are more to this Hernia as compared to women due to the natural weakness of this area.

Signs and Symptoms of Inguinal Hernia

  • Bulge with Aching or Burning sensations.
  • Groin with Dragging or Heavy sensation especially when Lifting, Coughing and Bending over.
  • Swelling and Pain around or in the testicles.

2. Incisional Hernia

During this type of Hernia, the intestine passes through the wall of the abdominal and arises at the previous site of Abdominal surgery. This type of Hernia is most common in Overweight or elderly individuals who are inactive after their surgery of abdominal.

Signs and Symptoms of Incisional Hernia

  • Discomfort
  • Pain and Swelling
  • Protrusion or Bulge may be visible.

3. Femoral Hernia

This type of Hernia occurs when the intestine enters into the femoral canal (small nerves and veins) that carries the femoral artery towards the Upper part of thigh. Femoral Hernias are more common in females as comapred to males, especially in those females who are Obese and Pregnant.

Signs and Symptoms of Femoral Hernia

  • Discomfort
  • Pain and Swelling
  • Protrusion or Bulge may be visible.

4. Umbilical Hernia

In Umbilical Hernia, a small part of the small intestine protrudes near the navel through the wall of abdominal. This type of Hernia ismore common in infants or newborns and it also affects those obese females who are mothers of many children.

Signs and Symptoms of Umbilical Hernia

  • Bulge or Swelling (soft) near Umbilicus.
  • Discomfort

5. Hiatal Hernia

The Hiatal hernia is an another type of Hernia that mainly occurs when the upper part of the stomach squeezes through the opening of the diaphragm which is commonly known as Hiatus. Through this opening the Esophagus usually passes.

Signs and Symptoms of Hiatal Hernia

  • Pain in the chest
  • Discomfort
  • Burning of Heart
  • Belching and Nausea

6. Diaphragmatic Hernia

This type of Hernia is also known as Birth defect Hernia. Diaphragmatic Hernia mainly occurs when an abnormal opening is present in the muscles present between the abdomen and chest.

Signs and Symptoms of Diaphragmatic Hernia

  • Nausea
  • Discomfort
  • Pain in the chest
  • Vomiting
  • Belching
  • Burning of Heart

Causes of Hernia

There are multifarious reasons behind the occurrence of Hernia. Few of them are as follows

  • Coughing,
  • Lifting heavy objects
  • Being Obese or Overweight
  • Smoking
  • Abdominal fluid
  • Persistent cough
  • Enlargement of the Prostate Gland
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Poor Nutrition
  • Cryptorchidism (Undescended Testicle)

Diagnosis of Hernia

The diagnosis of hernia is done by a doctor through physical examination. The doctor may check for a bulge or swelling in the groin area. If the physical examination is unable to tell about condition doctor might recommend some imaging tests like a CT scan,MRI and Abdominal ultrasound.

Management of Hernia without any Surgery

It is often seen that most of the Allopathic doctors recommend surgery for the treatment of Hernia but surgery or operation is not a suitable choice of management because it may cause different types of complications such as difficulty or inability of urinating, Seroma formation and Hernia recurrence. Pain and Discomfort that are the main symptoms of Hernia caused due to the chronic inflammation and with the help of surgery chronic inflammation is not treated. Also, Surgery is quite expensive. But there is no need to worry because the problem of hernia can be treated without surgery with the help of Ayurvedic medicines.

Planet Ayurveda is an Ayurvedic company that has a specialty of producing pure as well as natural herbal remedies. This organization recommends a pack of remedies that contain five products that can easily treat Hernia. The products are prepared by following the principles of Ayurvedic medicine system under the strict surveillance of Ayurvedic doctors. All the products are 100% Pure as well as Authentic and they do not contain any Additives, Flavoring agent, a Coloring agent, and Yeast, etc. These products are available in other countries such as Canada, Australia, Singapore, and the USA.
Herbal Supplement For Hernia

Products Description

1. Mahashankh Vati

These tablets are prepared from the herbs of Hingu, Pippali mool, Shunti, Pippali, Marich, Chitraka, Shuddha Vatsanabha, Panch Lavana, Shankha Bhasma, and Danti Mool that are very effective in the management of Hernia.

Dosage: 2 Tablets with plain water, 2 times a day after 30 mins of meals.

2. Chitrakadi Vati

These tablets are formulated after combing different types of herbs such as Plumbago zeylanica, Piper longum, Piper Chaba, Piper nigrum, Zingiber officinale, Trachyspermum roxburghianum, and Ferula asafoetida, etc. These tablets are very effective in the treatment of digestion that mainly occurs during Hernia and this product is very useful in reducing the symptoms of Hernia.

Dosage: 2 Tablets with plain water, 2 times a day after 30 mins of meals.

3. Kanchnaar Guggul

Herbs such as Varuna (Crataeva religiosa), Pippali (Piper longum), Amalaki (Emblica Officinalis), Kachnar bark (Bauhinia variegata), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula) , Ginger (Zingiber officinale), Black Pepper (Piper nigrum) and Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica) are used to produce the herbal tablets of Kanchnaar Guggul that removes or prevent the extra growth of fatty tissue or an organ in Hernia.

Dosage: 2 Tablets with plain water, 2 times a day after 30 mins of meals.

4. Vara Churna

This powder is a wonderful blend of various kinds of herbs such as Haritak (Terminalia chebula), Amalaki (Emblica Officinalis) and Bhibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica). This effective powder not only balances all the Doshas of the body but also prevents and reduces the severity of the symptoms of Hernia.

Dosage: 1 tsp, 2 times a day after 30 mins of meals.

5. Tribulus Power

This product is available in the form of capsules and these capsules are prepared from the herbs of Gokshura (Tribulus Terrestris). This powder is very effective against Inguinal Hernia and it reduces the symptoms of pain and discomfort. It also prevents the swelling of the infected part.

Dosage: 2 Capsules with plain water, 2 times a day after 30 mins of meals.