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Diet And Herbal Remedies For Ulcerative Colitis

Introduction on Ulcerative Colitis

It is an inflammatory, refractory disease which includes colon, rectum and little part of small intestine. The person who is suffering from Ulcerative colitis in tests shows ulcers inside the colon. Ulcerative colitis comes under the category of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). The second type or category of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) is Crohn’s disease. As colitis is a chronic disease it can be sometimes cause serious problems. Diarrhea in the ulcerative colitis can be caused due to bacterial or parasitic infections.

Ulcerative Colitis

Symptoms of Ulcerative Colitis

Commonly the patients who are suffering from ulcerative colitis having ulcers in their inner lining of the colon shows common symptoms like

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Stool in blood
  • Pain in rectal area
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss in weight
  • Increase in bowel sounds
  • Fever
  • Poor health (Malnutrition)

Symptoms are different according to the location of ulceration

  • When inflammation occurs in rectal along with sigmoid region then patients have symptoms of urgency, bleeding in rectal area and painful feeling during defecation.
  • When inflammation occurs in rectum with left part of colon then symptoms which includes are pain in left part of abdomen, cramps in abdomen, loss in weight, watery stool mixed with blood.
  • When inflammation covers whole colon that includes symptoms are fatigue, night sweats, fever, pain in abdomen and abdominal cramps

Ulcerative Colitis is most common and serious disease. So, it can be classified into Mild, Moderate and Severe forms

1. Mild

A person is having mild colitis symptoms have less than four stools per day, with or without blood, without any systemic disturbances and a no change in values in erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR).

2. Moderate

Those having moderate symptoms have more than four stools per day with few systemic disturbances.


The patient who suffers from severe symptoms which includes more than six stools mixed with blood per day, with more systemic disturbances such as fever, tachycardia and anemia and with greater changes in values of erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR).

Diet in Ulcerative Colitis

Diet is very much important factor in patients suffering from Ulcerative Colitis because a healthier diet rich in all vitamins, minerals, all carbohydrates, proteins and fats prevents in remission of ulcerative colitis. This should include a variety of foods>/p>

Low-fat dairy products

The dairy products can be consumed in moderate amounts unless it does not cause any trouble in their abdomen. A low quantity of milk does not affect stomach. If milk causes  any trouble in gastrointestinal tract , such as bloating, gas or a stomach upset, then start drinking lactose-free or soy milk.

Bread, cereal, and whole grains

Fruits and vegetables

A diet which includes different variety of fresh fruits is beneficial for patients who are suffering from ulcerative colitis. So, those fresh fruits which provide less fiber but greater amount of vitamins, water and nutrients are helpful to prevent abdominal cramps, abdominal pain and disturbed bowel movements.

Fresh fruits that are easily digested to ulcerative colitis patients are avocados, bananas, cooked apples, peaches, seedless grapes and soft melons.

  • Healthy fats such as vegetable oils
  •  Lean meat, fish, and poultry
  • Vegetables without seeds
  • Cereals made up with refined white flour
  • Soft Bland Foods These kinds of foods are beneficial in some of the gastrointestinal problems which are associated with ulcerative colitis. Soft bland foods that a can be use   in  this condition are oatmeal, puffed rice, hominy grits, cream of wheat, gelatin, boiled eggs, mashed potatoes, brown rice, and cooked vegetables such as asparagus, carrots, mushrooms and spinach.

To prevent food triggers these gives better control of the disease and allow active life.

  • There are foods which is to be avoided that are caffeine, carbonated beverages, dairy products, if lactose intolerant, dried beans, peas, and legumes, dried fruits, berries, fruits with pulp or seeds, foods containing sulfur or sulfate, foods high in fiber, including whole-grain products, hot sauce, pepper, meats, nuts, crunchy nut butters, popcorn, products containing sorbitol (sugar-free gum and candies), raw vegetables, refined sugar, seeds, spicy foods, sauces.
  • Spicy foods should be avoided for patients who are suffering from ulcerative colitis because they cause inflammation in the intestines and along with stomach related problems.
  •  Some dried fruits should not be taken by colitis patients in this condition berries, figs, plums, rhubarb, coconut and crab apples because they are rich in fiber, which can irritates the intestines and results in diarrhea

A person who is suffering from ulcerative colitis losing weight then a person should start eating five or six small meals with snacks during the day instead of two or three large meals. In Ulcerative colitis when a person have diarrhea then he is recommended to take a lots of fluids to keep hydrated.

Herbal Remedies for Ulcerative Colitis

There are few herbs which are in purest forms without any mixing of artificial flavors or other additives and are very safe for use and easily digestible.

1. Turmeric

It is beneficial by reducing the inflammation in patients having ulcerative colitis. It can also be used in correcting the other symptoms related to ulcerative colitis. Mixing of aloe Vera gel and turmeric gives better results in improvement in ulcerative colitis.

2. Banana

This fruit is helps in relieving symptoms of ulcerative colitis like abdominal cramps, diarrhea and also irritation due to inflammation in colon can be reduced by eating a banana daily.

3. Coconut Water

It is very beneficial in relieving the symptoms like stomach upset, gas or flatulence in ulcerative colitis. Drink a mixture of coconut water with honey shows better results.

4. Olive Oil

It has anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant property due to which useful in various stages of ulcerative colitis.

5. Wheat grass

It is very effective in stomach upset, bloating, diarrhea and other related problems in ulcerative colitis.

6. Psyllium

There seeds are helpful in relieving of diarrhea like symptoms in ulcerative colitis. Drinking of water mixed with seeds are useful in this condition.

7. Calendula

Take boiled calendula flowers mixed with water gives good results in ulcerative colitis.

8. Fenugreek

Take boiled fenugreek seeds mixed with warm water is beneficial.

9. Ginger

A tea mixed with lemon and ginger is very effective in reducing inflammation in ulcerative colitis.

10. Chamomile

Take chamomile flowers mixed with warm water is helpful.

11. Pomegranate juice

Drink one to two glasses of juice daily. It is helpful in blood clotting and provides necessary food supplements which are required in our diet.

Herbal remedies or medicines are basically natural products which are which are sold in market and are available in the form of capsules, extracts, powders, fresh and dried plants. The use of these herbal medicines helps in improving the health of a person.


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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!!


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.

Ulcerative Colitis

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.


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.


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.


  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.


  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.

Other complications include,

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


Ulcerative Colitis Care Pack

Ayurvedic treatment of 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


  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 for ulcerative colitis 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.



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.

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


Kutajghan 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.

Dosage : 2 tablets twice or thrice per day after meals.


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.

Dosage : 1 capsule twice daily with water after meals.


Arjuna Capsules 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.

Dosage : 1 – 2 capsules twice daily with water after meals.



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.


Diet and home remedies in ulcerative colitis, it is very important role in treatment in 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. Use drumstick as it alleviates colitis.
  8. Eat ripe bananas to treat ulcerative colitis because these are smooth, easy to digest and relieves constipation.
  9. Drink plenty of water and fluids to keep bowels clean.
  10. Take complete test and avoid mental stress and tension.

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