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What is ulcerative colitis? Causes, symptoms and treatment

The art of healing comes from nature and not from the physician. Therefore, the physician must start from nature with an open mind. Ayurveda is the safest science of healing. There are numerous diseases in this world and they all bring their consequences along with them.In Ayurveda we have Effective Ayurvedic Medicine for Ulcerative Colitis. Along with Diet that works in a natural way.

KNOW ABOUT ULCERATIVE COLITIS!

Ulcerative colitis is one such disorder which inflames the large intestine and causes discomfort. Hence, it is also categorized under Inflammatory Bowel Disease. This disorder produces small sores on the colon lining. These ulcers start erupting in the rectum and escalate upwards and the small intestine getting damaged below the lower part is very rare. This inflammation quickly regulates the bowel very frequently. These sores may cause bleeding or even exude pus. Though, this ailment can affect anyone but it is more common in age groups of 15 to 30 and 50 to 70.

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WHAT CAUSES ULCERATIVE COLITIS?

The exact cause of Ulcerative Colitis is not yet known but according to studies immune system malfunction is the only cause known. Stress and unhealthy diet helps in triggering the disorder. Herbal remedies for Ulcerative Colitis can help to a great extent to cure this disorder.

SYMPTOMS:

  • Diarrhea
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Weight loss
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Fever
  • Not able to eliminate excreta despite the urgency

COMPLICATIONS:

  • Severe dehydration
  • Inflamed skin and joints
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Liver disorders
  • Escalated risk of colon cancer
  • Bone loss
  • Hyperactivity
  • Insomnia
  • Puffy face

DIAGNOSIS:

  • Blood tests
  • Stool samples
  • X-ray
  • CT scan
  • Colonoscopy
  • Sigmoidoscopy

THE AYURVEDIC VIEW OF ULCERATIVE COLITIS

  • According to Ayurveda, ulcerative colitis is mainly a disorder due to imbalanced pitta with varying degrees of Vata involvement. The latter determines how extensively the inflammatory process will spread proximally and the development of extra intestinal manifestations. The natural qualities and actions of Pitta are manifested wholly or partially and can be observed. The inherent Pitaj qualities are: heat, sharpness, liquidity, and light, slight unctuousness, sour or pungent smell, acidic or sour taste, red, yellow, and dark blue colors.
  • The natural actions of Pitta include: burning sensation, heat, pus formation (suppuration), perspiration, putrification, itching, bleeding (raktasrava), anger, and intensity.The excessive consumption of Pitaj ahara (Pitta-aggravating foods) and Pitta-aggravating regimens initially damages both rakta dhatu and mamsa dhatu. Vata dosha in the lower colon is also aggravated and in the early stages blocks the Pitta and Kapha channels causing further inflammation, mucous accumulation and edema.

AYURVEDIC MEDICINE FOR ULCERATIVE COLITIS

VATSAKADI CHURNA:

This powdered Ayurvedic formulation works wonders in curing Ulcerative colitis. It is a powerful blend of herbs which have miraculous benefits. Vatsakadi churna is a product of Planet Ayurveda and it has successfully cured so many patients suffering from Ulcerative colitis. The list of ingredients is mentioned below.

INGREDIENTS:

  • Kutaj [Holarrhena antidysentrica]
  • Saunf/ fennel [Fenniculum vulgare]
  • Bilva [Aegle marmelos]
  • Dhaniya [Coriander sativum]
  • Anaar [Punica granatum]
  • Cardamom [Elettaria cardamomum]
  • Jaiphal [Myristica fragrans]

KUTAJ [Holarrhena antidysentrica]

  • The bark of Kutaj consists of conessine, conesimine, isoconessimine, curchine, kurchisine and various other alkaline active elements. It is light to digest but this herb promotes dryness. It has bitter properties. It maintains equilibrium of three doshas. Kutaj has been used to relieve bleeding piles, bacillary dysentery and malaria. It is also useful in relieving other ailments like ulcers, pruritis, dyspepsia and jaundice.

SAUNF [Fenniculum vulgare]

  • Fennel is extremely useful in curing digestive disorders like indigestion, bloating, constipation, dyspepsia, flatulence. It acts as a digestive stimulant and also boasts potent carminative properties. It comprises of Iron, copper, potassium, manganese, zinc, magnesium and selenium. Fennel seeds are also loaded with Vitamin A, B, C and E. Fennel seeds also help in cooling the body which as a result pacifies pitta dosha. Fennel seeds purify the blood and eliminate toxins from the body.

BILVA [Aegle marmelos]

  • It is considered as a sacred tree in India. Bilva is useful in relieving digestive disorders like colitis and Irritable bowel syndrome. It helps in the overall functioning of the digestive system. Powder of Bilva leaves is useful in regulating blood sugar levels. The fruit eliminates extra heat from the body and relieves colitis, diarrhea and irritable bowel syndrome.

DHANIA [Coriander sativum]

  • Commonly known as coriander seeds, they are used as a spice in Indian cooking. It has several medicinal uses. External application of the paste of these seeds eliminates pains and swelling. These seeds have digestive, astringent, appetizer, anti-dyspeptic, liver stimulant and anthelmintic properties. The leaves of the plant are used to flavor curries in Indian cooking.

GREEN CARDAMOM [Elettaria cardamom]

  • It is good for digestive system and eliminates bad breath. Cardamom aids to combat nausea, flatulence, bloating etc. it stimulates the secretion of gastric juices. Cardamom is known to balance the three doshas efficiently. It is a good source of calcium, potassium and magnesium. Cardamom has anti-oxidant and blood cell formation properties. It is used in relieving asthma, cough and other respiratory disorders. It helps in enhancing appetite and also soothes gas and heartburn.

JAIPHAL/NUTMEG [Myristica fragrans]

  • It is a very good herb for enhancing digestion. It helps in efficiently relieving menstrual disorders. It has fiber which stimulates digestion by promoting peristaltic movements. It helps in secreting .It works as a stimulant and has analgesic properties. It cures indigestion and acts as a liver and kidney detoxifier. It acts as an antidepressant and reduces bloating. It alleviates the frequency and discomfort caused by constipation. It also detoxifies the body and is a rejuvenative tonic. It helps in reducing inflammation and irritation of skin.

ANAAR/POMAGRANATE [Punica granatum]

  • Pomegranate eliminates imbalanced doshas and maintains equilibrium and promotes digestion. It is slightly sour and controls diarrhea. Its bark has anthelminthic properties and cures loose motion and bleeding diarrhea and treats breathing disorders. It increases appetite, balances pitta dosha and controls vomiting. It treats pain, fever, heart disorders and increases digestive fire.

DIET IN ULCERATIVE COLITIS

  • Pathya: The following specific foods are generally recommended in Ayurveda for patients of ulcerative colitis. However, not all patients will tolerate all of these food items. Your physician can provide a more individualized nutritional plan.
  • Old basmati rice(3 months),barley, moong dal, urad dal, saffron, coriander, cumin, fennel,  kidney beans, green lentils, cow’s milk and butter, goat’s milk and butter, almonds, water chestnut, pomegranate, banana, mango, limes, and kiwi fruit.
  • Apathya: Foods to be reduced or avoided: Spicy foods, white sugar,  pasta, red grapes, mustard, salty and acidic foods.

Ulcerative Colitis Ayurvedic Treatment

An explanation about ulcerative colitis and ayurvedic treatment is described below as many people around the world are suffering from this condition which is really bothering!!


WHAT DO YOU UNDERSTAND BY ULCERATIVE COLITIS?

Ulcerative colitis is a common chronic inflammatory bowel disease that causes long lasting inflammation of digestive tract. As it is a chronic condition, symptoms develop over the time than rapidly. Ulcerative colitis is a form of IBD that has similarity to chron’s disease. Rectum, the end part of the colon is always involved in ulcerative colitis. Inflammation of colon varies from part to part. If it is only in the rectum, it’s known as ulcerative proctitis and when whole colon is involved it is called as universal colitis.

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NOTE – IBD is inflammatory bowel disease like chron’s disease or ulcerative colitis and it is different from IBS which is irritable bowel syndrome. Unlike IBD, IBS is less serious problem as it does not cause inflammation, ulcer and damage to the bowels. In IBS, digestive system looks normal but does not work properly.

Ulcerative colitis is most common in U.S, England and northern Europe though it is worldwide. Rarely seen in Eastern Europe, Asia and South America.

WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF ULCERATIVE COLITIS?

Causes of ulcerative colitis are not known exactly. It is not sure what triggers ulcerative colitis. Causes may include –

  1. Heredity – you can develop the condition if you have a parent or sibling with the same problem. Genetic makeup play very important role to develop ulcerative colitis.
  2. Immune system – The GIT becomes inflamed when immune system tries to fight off the invading microorganism.
  3. Stress – may be the reason in some cases to worsen the symptoms when someone having it.
  4. Allergy – Or sensitivity to certain foods or food products does not cause this condition but it may trigger symptoms in some people.

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF ULCERATIVE COLITIS?

People with ulcerative colitis have mild to moderate symptoms. Main symptom of it is abdominal discomfort. Others are –

  1. Diarrhea with blood or pus
  2. Weight loss
  3. Anemia
  4. Loss of appetite
  5. Acidity
  6. Nausea
  7. Fatigue
  8. Fever
  9. Skin lesions
  10. Retarded growth in children

If this condition is not treated, complications may takes place like liver disorders, joint pain, osteoporosis etc.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS ACCORDING TO THE TYPES OF ULCERATIVE COLITIS

  1. Ulcerative proctitis – here inflammation of area around the anus is involved and rectal bleeding may be the only sign present in most of cases. Others may be rectal pain and feeling of urgency.
  2. Proctosigmoiditis – this type includes involvement of lower end of the colon with rectum. Signs and symptoms include, abdominal cramps, bloody diarrhea etc.
  3. Left sided colitis – Inflammation extends from the rectum up through the sigmoid and descending colon, which are placed in the upper left part of the abdomen. Symptoms may be bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and pain on the left side, and unintended weight loss.
  4. Pancolitis – condition where almost whole colon is affected with symptoms like abdominal cramps, fatigue, weight loss etc.
  5. Fulminant colitis – type of ulcerative colitis where entire colon is involved. It is rare and serious form of colitis which presents with severe abdominal pain, profuse diarrhea, dehydration, shock too. People with this type are prone to have serious complications like colon cancer.

Most of people, with a milder condition, such as ulcerative proctitis, do not develop more severe signs and symptoms.

WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS OF ULCERATIVE COLITIS?

  1. Colon cancer is the serious complication that people can have who is suffering from fulminant colitis type. There may be risk of rupture of colon; septicemia and patient can go in to shock.
  2. Other complications include,

  3. Liver disorders
  4. Osteoporosis
  5. Severe dehydration
  6. Severe bleeding
  7. Inflammation of skin
  8. Inflammation of joints
  9. Inflammation of eyes

WHAT IS AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR ULCERATIVE COLITIS?

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Ayurvedic treatment for ulcerative colitis include various special herbs that reduces the symptoms like bloody diarrhea, pain, abdominal cramps etc and heals the colitis naturally.

Herbs benefitial in treating ulcerative colitis are –

Kutaj, arjuna, dhaniya, jayphala, dadima, bilva, guduchi, akik pisti, prawal pisti and so many.

RESEARCHERS HAVE PROVEN THAT

  1. These medicines acts as anti dysenteric.
  2. These are helpful in decreasing inflammation.
  3. All these herbs remove toxins from the body and improve the functions of the body.

Planet Ayurveda presents a unique Grahani Support 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.

These herbal remedies are explained below in detail for better understanding.

PRODUCTS IN GRAHANI SUPPORT PACK

1). VATASKADI CHURNA – This is a pure natural formulation made from the best quality of vatsak. This effective remedy also contains bilva, saunf, elaiachi, dhaniya, jayaphala, anar in it which all together subsides symptoms of ulcerative colitis like diarrhea, abdominal pain etc and improves functions of intestines . these herbs improves digestion and keeps bowels clean. Vatsak is well known for its actions on GIT. It helps to control loose motions.

DOSE: 1 to 2 teaspoon with water after meals twice daily.

2). KUTAZ GHAN VATI – Kutza Ghan Vati is an ayurvedic herbal product, prepared from the purest extracts taken from the Kutaj herb. The herb is collected from the cleanest environments and Kutaj trees growing in the best soils are used. The processing and packaging of the tablets is done using the best technology and there is minimal human intervention so as to ensure that the purest product reaches the people. The regular usage of Ayurvedic Kutza Ghan Tablets reduces the chances of dysentery, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, and ulcerative colitis.
DOSE: 2 tablets twice or thrice per day after meals.

3). CAP. PITTA BALANCE – Our body is made from vata, pitta and kapha according to ayurveda. pitta represents fire, which is responsible for digestion, metabolism and conversion of bigger molecules in to smaller. Pitta and agni is responsible for the digestion of food articles in the stomach so it is very important to control the pitta in the body where condition is U.C with bloody diarrhea and burning sensation. Pitta balance contains different pistis like prawal pisti, mukta pisti etc with giloy that brings pitta in balance and subsides the aggravated signs and symptoms of U.C.
DOSE: 1 capsule twice daily with water after meals.

4). CAP. ARJUNA – Arjuna are 100 percent pure dietary supplement that are used to treat various heart problems, high blood pressure, increased cholesterol and tryglyserides etc. arjuna tree bark extracts is used to prepare capsules. It contains concentrated form of arjuna powder. Arjuna contains antioxidants that removes toxins out from the body and maintains health. Arjuna bark is rich in calcium, zinc, copper, magnesium also. Regular use of arjuna helps in maintaining healthy heart therefore balances three energies of the body and protects from ailments.
DOSE: 1 – 2 capsules twice daily with water after meals.

HOW THIS COMBINATION HELPS YOU?

Our Grahani Support Pack is a complete solution for ulcerative colitis. It has the perfect mixture of the effective herbs described in Ayurveda as the best anti-inflammatory, sedative, carminative, antifungal, anti-allergic, and anti-bacterial herbs.

We at Planet Ayurveda offer you a wide range of herbal supplements that take care of your health and life. Our products are 100% natural as we put our best efforts to bring to you the best of products in their purest form. Our products are prepared under completely hygienic environments and they undergo quality check before they reach you, therefore provides complete health and well being.

WHAT IS THE DIET IN ULCERATIVE COLITIS?

Diet also plays a very important role in the treatment of ulcerative colitis.

  1. Juices of papaya, raw cabbage, carrot is really beneficial. Have these with adding little boiled water.
  2. Small diet with frequent meals of soft cooked or steamed vegetables, rice, dalia are advised to take.
  3. Tender coconut water soothes the soft mucosa of the colon and hence is very helpful.
  4. Cooked apple helps speedy healing of ulcerative colitis due to excess of concentration of iron, phosphorous and hence it is really valuable.
  5. Avoid white sugar, white bread and other various white flour products, tea, coffee, salty food and spicy food items.
  6. Include protein in your diet to avoid weakness of muscles and ligaments which in turn support the colon.
  7. Drink buttermilk mixed with water daily as it is very effective in the treatment of ulcerative colitis.
  8. Use drumstick as it alleviates colitis.
  9. Eat ripe bananas to treat ulcerative colitis because these are smooth, easy to digest and relieves constipation.
  10. Drink plenty of water and fluids to keep bowels clean.
  11. Take complete test and avoid mental stress and tension.

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