Intestinal tuberculosis is a rare type of tuberculosis which is clinically manifested in the form of pain in abdomen, blood in stool, swelling in intestines, a palpable abdominal mass, intestinal obstruction, weight loss, fever and night sweats. Intestinal tuberculosis is usually caused by ingestion of milk from cows suffering from bovine tuberculosis, hematogenous spread or swallowing one’s own infected sputum. In this article you’ll get all the information about this rare condition, i.e. Ayurvedic management of Intestinal tuberculosis .
INTRODUCTION TO INTESTINAL TUBERCULOSIS
Intestinal tuberculosis involves the infection of intestines as well as abdominal lymphatics with Mycobacterium tuberculosis organism. It is a rare condition when compared to other types of tuberculosis. Bacteria of tuberculosis reaches the intestines and infects it through ingestion of sputum that is infected, hematogenous spread, via fallopian tubes or spreads directly from contagious infected lymph nodes. As the signs and symptoms of Intestinal tuberculosis are very similar to those of Crohn’s disease, hence it might be difficult to differentiate it when there are no proper risk factors evident of tuberculosis.
AYURVEDIC ASPECT OF INTESTINAL TUBERCULOSIS
In Ayurvedic literature the tuberculosis in general is called rajyakshma or kshayaroga which is characterized by the weight loss, low grade fever, fatigue, night sweats and loss of appetite and other symptoms are present as per the organ which is involved like in case of Intestinal tuberculosis there are intestines related symptoms. As per Ayurveda in tuberculosis there occurs depletion of all the seven dhatus making a person weak and debilitated.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF INTESTINAL TUBERCULOSIS
The major signs and symptoms of Intestinal tuberculosis are:
- Fatigue or tiredness
- Loss of appetite
- Night sweats
- Unexplained loss of weight
- Tenderness and swelling of abdomen
- Pain in abdomen that is colicky in character
CAUSES OF INTESTINAL TUBERCULOSIS
Intestinal tuberculosis is a type of extrapulmonary tuberculosis that can occur due to reactivation of previously dormant infection or primary infection. Reactivation of infection can occur due to low immunity like in the case of HIV, severe infections, malnutrition etc. As the incidence of HIV has increased with it there have also seen rise in cases of Intestinal tuberculosis.
DIAGNOSIS OF INTESTINAL TUBERCULOSIS
Diagnosis of intestinal tuberculosis can be difficult as there are many other diseases which present with the same signs and symptoms. Hence, it is necessary to make a differential diagnosis for all of them. This can be done with the help of detailed case history along with tests like colonoscopy for confirming the diagnosis.
TREATMENT FOR INTESTINAL TUBERCULOSIS
The conventional treatment for intestinal tuberculosis includes the intake of 3-4 anti tuberculosis drugs for the first two months and then 2 anti tuberculosis drugs for next 7-10 months. Usually the anti TB drugs used here are Isoniazid, Ethambutol, Rifampicin etc.
AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR INTESTINAL TUBERCULOSIS
Ayurvedic treatment for Intestinal tuberculosis aims at pacifying the aggravated doshas. There are various Ayurvedic therapies like vamana, swedana, snehana and virechana. However these therapies are not for weak and debilitated people and they should be treated with the help of herbal remedies.
HERBAL REMEDIES OF PLANET AYURVEDA FOR INTESTINAL TUBERCULOSIS
Planet Ayurveda is very well known for the authentic and effective herbal remedies which are prepared using herbs that are pure and authentic. No chemicals, preservatives, additives, dye, colors or fillers are added in these herbal remedies or products. For intestinal tuberculosis Planet Ayurveda offers a combination of herbal remedies.
- Praval Panchamrit
- Kamdudha Ras (Moti yukt)
- Kanchnaar Guggul
- Pitta Balance
- Suvarna Basant Malti Ras
- Belgiri Powder
1. Praval Panchamrit
This herbal blend helps in treating inflammation, and relieves digestive ailments like indigestion , loose stools, and belching. Praval panchamrit is formulated using Shankha bhasma (Conch shell bhasma), Mukta bhasma (Pearl bhasma), Latex of arka (Calotropis procera) and Praval bhasma (Coral bhasma).
Dosage- Take 2 tablets twice daily after meals with plain water.
2. Kamdudha Ras (Moti Yukt)
It is the classical Ayurvedic preparation which helps in treating various ailments like chronic fever, digestive troubles, weakness etc. Kamdudha ras (Moti yukt) is prepared using Praval pishti (Coral calcium), Swarna (gold), gairika (Red ochre), Shukti bhasma (Pearl oyster), Shankh bhasma (Sea shell), giloy (Tinospora cordifolia) etc.
Dosage- Take 1 tablet twice daily after meals with plain water.
3. Kanchnaar Guggul
These tablets help in treating any abnormal swelling and hard nodules in the body. Kanchnaar guggul is very well known and used to treat the abnormal growths and inflammation in the body. It is prepared from herbs like Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Ginger (Zingiber officinale), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica), Varuna (Crataeva religiosa), Kachnar bark (Bauhinia variegata), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula) and Black pepper (Piper nigrum). Kanchnaar guggul also detoxifies the body, restoring the balance of the tridosha in the body.
Dosage– Take 2 tablets twice daily after meals with plain water.
4. Pitta Balance
As vitiation of Pitta dosha is also involved in Intestinal tuberculosis as per Ayurveda, So Pitta balance helps in restoring the balance of Pitta dosha eliminating the disease from root cause and prevents recurrence. These capsules are prepared using Akik pishti (Agate calcium), Praval pishti (Coral calcium), Jahar mohra pishti (An Ayurvedic calcium compound), Mukta pishti (Pearl calcium) etc.
Dosage– Take 1 capsule twice daily after meals with plain water.
5. Suvarna Basant Malti Ras
Suvarna basant malti ras is a classical formulation that Maricha (Piper nigrum), contains Swarna bhasma (gold calcined), Mukta bhasma (Pearl calcined), Shudh hingul (Cinnabar) and Kharpara bhasma (Zinc carbonate calcined). These tablets help in treating weakness and debility that is developed due to Intestinal tuberculosis.
Dosage– Take 1 tablet twice daily after meals with plain water.
6. Belgiri Powder
This herbal formulation is prepared using herbs like single herb, i.e. Bilva (Aegle marmelos). Belgiri powder helps in treating digestive ailments like indigestion.
Dosage- Take 1 teaspoon twice daily after meals with plain water.
Intestinal tuberculosis is a rare disease condition which can be managed and treated well with the help of the herbal remedies mentioned. In case of any query kindly visit www.PlanetAyurveda.com. For more queries, you can send your queries to our email id firstname.lastname@example.org.