Category: Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative Colitis Treatment & Management-Approach Considerations

Nowadays people suffer from number of health issues due to change in diet and lifestyle. Due to increased stress, unhealthy diet, increased consumption of fast and packaged food which causes problem in digestive system and impaired digestion. Ulcerative colitis is one of the most common problem in the society. It affects any age group but age between 15 -30 and 50-70 years are at higher risk. It is the disease of large intestine and rectum. There are various herbs present in nature that help to treat the ulcerative colitis such as kutaja, arjuna, bilva, coriander, aloe vera, giloy etc.

What is ulcerative colitis?

It is disease that affects the digestive tract in which inflammation and ulceration of inner lining of the colon and rectum occurs. It is characterized by number of symptoms like abdominal cramps, Bluish or yellowish undigested stool, Irregular bowel movements, Weight loss, Lack of appetite, burning sensation in chest and throat etc. The main cause of ulcerative colitis is unknown. But the numbers of factors may be involved in case of ulcerative colitis such as genetic factors, autoimmune factors, food allergies, collagen disorders.

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Ayurvedic outlook

As per Ayurveda it is known as pittaj grahani. The main cause of Ulcerative colitis as per Ayurveda is mainly due to the imbalance of pitta dosha with involvement of imbalanced vata dosha in some cases. The main reason of aggravation of Pitta dosha is consumption of pitta aggravating foods which results in  the damage to rakta dhatu (blood tissues) and mamsa dhatu (muscle tissues) and Stress, Anxiety, Irregular eating habits, irregular sleeping habits, fear, anger, hatred, jealousy are other feelings which cause imbalance of Vata and Pitta.

These results in the formation of ama (toxins) in the intestine and causes inflammation of colon.

According to modern science ulcerative colitis is considered as auto immune disorder which involves immune reaction of the body to its own gastro-intestinal tract.

Herbal remedies for ulcerative colitis

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As per Ayurveda treatment of ulcerative colitis involves balance of all three doshas and eliminating ama (toxins) from body, restore healthy digestion and make bacteria friendly environment in body. After that treatment mainly focus on healing of ulcers through herbs. Herbs used in treatment of ulcerative colitis provide relief from ulcers and heals in a natural way.

There are very good results in treatment of ulcerative colitis after using herbal remedies.  As per Ayurveda digestive tract is the very first place to get affected when imbalance of tri doshas (vata, pitta, kapha) occurs in the body. This imbalance may affect the digestive tract, especially the colon i.e. Vata place. There are numerous herbs present in nature that provide relief from ulcerative colitis such as Saunf, .Dhania Arjuna, Kutaja, sonth, amlaki, aloe vera etc.

  • Kutaja (Holarrhena antidysentrica) -It is wonderful herb which has power to stop all type of diarrheas which may be due to inflammatory bowel diseases, colitis. It helps to remove toxins from body and reduce inflammation, stops fermentation going on inside the intestines and heals the ulcers. It is used in ayurvedic product called Kutazghan Vati which is used to treat ulcerative colitis.
  • Saunf (Foeniculum vulgare) – It is one of most common spice used in Indian kitchen. It is known to be very effective for the treatment of ulcerative colitis. It provides relief from the symptoms like diarrhea, abdominal cramps, rectal bleeding and burning sensation in chest which are associated with ulcerative colitis.
  • Dhania (Coriander sativum) –Commonly it is known as the coriander and used in Indian kitchen as a spice. Moreover this herb has the great medicinal importance in Ayurveda.  It has various health benefits like appetizer and anti-dyspeptic properties. It is used in the preparation of Ayurvedic formulation known as vatsakadi churna which is used in ulcerative colitis.
  • Arjuna(Terminalia arjuna)– Its Sanskrit name is Nadisarija. Arjuna is used in Ayurveda from ling time due to its healing properties. It helps to provides relief in rectal bleeding, ulcers, bloody stools and abdominal pain which are symptoms associated with ulcerative colitis.

Ulcerative Colitis Treatment Management:

Planet Ayurveda offers the different herbal medicines which are packed in the form of “ulcerative colitis care pack” that contains the four herbal products which are free from any side effects. These are listed below:

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

ULCERATIVE COLITIS CARE PACK- It is combo pack that provides complete solution to all types of problems related to digestive tract inflammation. It is combination of herbs which has anti-inflammatory, wound healing, astringent, cooling and anti-allergic properties and provides relief from ulcerative colitis such as arjuna, kutaja, coriander, giloy etc. This pack improves the stool consistency, reduces the blood and mucus in stools and also reduce the urgency to go to toilet. Besides these it also improves energy and hemoglobin level in body.

DIET AND LIFESTYLE TIPS

  • Improve eating habits like taking healthy food and take food without watching television, listening to music, or working on the computer. Chew the food properly.
  • Avoid tea, coffee, and alcohol.
  • Avoid whole peas and beans, broccoli, potato, garlic, jaggery, yam, sweet potato and other indigestible foods; fried, oily and highly salted foods; and fermented and packaged foods.

6 Ways to Manage Ulcerative Colitis Naturally

Good digestion is largely a matter of Happiness for everyone.These lines are enough to explain the importance of good digestive health. It is well said that bad digestion is root of all diseases. With impaired digestive health you can’t even enjoy your meal and lose your interest in food items. So be careful while choosing your food to eat, because the main cause of bad digestive health is the wrong selection of food items.

Ulcerative colitis is also a health issue of digestive tract. In Ayurveda, Ulcerative colitis is known as Raktaj Atisaar. It is due to the imbalance of pitta dosha with further involvement of imbalanced vata dosha in some cases. Ulcerative colitis is a disease which causes the ulcers and inflammation of digestive tract. Abdominal pain and cramps, bloody stools, diarrhea with pus or blood, weight loss, fatigue, fever, rectal bleeding and burning sensation in chest/ throat. Though the problem of ulcerative colitis can be managed with the help of diet and home remedies in a natural ways.

6 Ways to Manage Ulcerative Colitis Naturally

1. Home Remedies for Ulcerative colitis

There are various herbs identified in Ayurveda which are quite beneficial to manage the ulcerative colitis naturally. These herbs help to pacify the aggravated pitta dosha which is the main cause of ulcerative colitis in Ayurveda.

  • Saunf (Foeniculum vulgare) – This herbs is known to be very effective for the treatment of ulcerative colitis. It helps to provide relief in the symptoms like abdominal pain/cramps, diarrhea, rectal bleeding and burning sensation in chest which are associated with ulcerative colitis.
  • Dhania (Coriander sativum) – Coriander seeds are commonly used in Indian kitchen as a spice. This herb has the astringent, digestive, appetizer, and anti dyspeptic properties. So use of this herb in ulcerative colitis is quite useful to manage this problem without causing any side effects on health.
  • Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna)Arjuna is called as Nadisarija in Sanskrit. This herb is very popular herb due to its healing properties. This herb is very useful to manage the problem of ulcerative colitis in a natural way. It provides relief in rectal bleeding, ulcers, bloody stools and abdominal pain.
  • Kutaja (Holarrhena antidysenterica) – This herb is useful to treat the chronic diarrhea which is associated with ulcerative colitis. This herb helps to digest the ama (toxins) thus provides the relief in the rectal bleeding, inflammation of colon and abdominal cramps.
  • Haridra (Curcuma longa) – Hardira is commonly known as the turmeric. This herb is also packed with therapeutic properties and very beneficial to manage the ulcerative colitis.
  • Choti Elaichi (Eletteria cardomum) – Choti elaichi is one of important spice found in Indian kitchens. This herb supports the good health of digestive system and also very effective to manage the ulcerative colitis naturally.

2. Diet for Ulcerative Colitis

  • Pomegranate juice – Pomegranate juice is good to deal with the blood loss in the case of ulcerative colitis. One can consume around 100 -150 ml of pomegranate juice. One can also take the decoction of pomegranate peel once or twice in a day. It helps to arrest loose motions.
  • Green grass remedy – Green grass is packed with healing properties and quite beneficial to manage ulcerative colitis. 60-80 ml of plain grass juice can be consumed on a daily basis.
  • Petals of Marigold flower – Juice of the petals of marigold flower is also good to relieve the symptoms of ulcerative colitis. Petals of the flower are crushed and then juice is extracted. One can consume around 20 ml of juice every day.
  • Rose petals – Chewing the some fresh rose petals are known to be very effective in reducing acidity, heart burn and burning sensation in chest. Thus it is good to manage the ulcerative colitis.
  • Banana with curd – Consuming mashed banana in a bowl of fresh curd everyday is good to reduce the symptoms of ulcerative colitis.

3. Diet Guidelines

Here is the list of food products which are good to manage ulcerative colitis.

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

4. Exercise and Yoga

Regular exercise and yoga are very useful to manage the ulcerative colitis naturally. These things are good to prevent the complications associated with ulcerative colitis like weakened immune system, decreased bone density, stress and weight. Yoga is considered as the good natural remedy for ulcerative colitis because it nurtures the body with oxygen thus helps in the healing of body.

5. Precautions

It is well said that the precaution is better than cure. So one must avoid these food products in the problem of ulcerative colitis.

  • Avoid non vegetarian foods
  • Avoid Spicy and junk food
  • Avoid dairy products like milk
  • Avoid carbonated drinks
  • Avoid tea and coffee
  • Avoid ice cream, biscuits, white bread, and nuts.

6. Tips

  • Avoid alcohol and smoking.
  • Follow daily routine.
  • Take 5-6 small meals than eating in bulk every day.
  • Develop a positive attitude and keep yourself away from negativity.
  • Do meditation and deep breathing, to ease stress and relax your body,

Herbal Remedies for Ulcerative Colitis

Planet Ayurveda presents a unique Ulcerative Colitis Care Pack for the treatment of various types of ulcerative colitis. It contains special herbal remedies like Vatsakadi churna, Pitta balance, Arjuna and Kutjaghana vati that are capable of fighting against symptoms of this condition like diarrhea, pain and discomfort etc.

Dosage

  1. Arjuna Capsules – 2 cap twice daily with plain water after meal.
  2. Vatsakadi churna – 1 tsp. twice daily with plain water after meal or you can boil the powder – 1 teaspoonful in 400 ml water, keep it boiling until it remains 50 ml. Strain it and drink the water. Leave the residue. Do it twice daily. Make fresh every time.
  3. Pitta balance – 1 cap twice daily with plain water after meal.
  4. Kutajaghana vati – 2 tab twice daily with plain water after meal.