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How to Heal Ulcerative Colitis with Ayurvedic treatment

What is Ulcerative colitis?

Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory disease of the Large intestine (colon) which is characterized by inflammation, irritation, and formation of tiny ulcers in the lining of the colon.

Types of Ulcerative colitis

It can be of 4 types

1. Pan Ulcerative colitis

Type in which the whole colon or large intestine is involved.

Symptoms include-Loose stools,severe pain in the abdomen and extensive weight loss. It can lead to various severe complications.

2. Ulcerative Procititis

It affects the small area of the Rectum and is associated with fewer complications.

3. Left-sided colitis

Descending colon mainly involved.

Symptoms include-Bleeding,loose stools,severe pain in the left side of the abdomen,loss of appetite and weight loss.

4. Proctosigmiditis

This type mainly affects the Recto sigmoid colon. Symptoms include – Bleeding, urge to pass stool and abdominal cramping.

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Causes for Ulcerative Colitis

The exact cause of the disease is not known but some causes are mentioned below

  • Improper diet
  • Decreased immunity
  • Genes
  • Stress

Signs and symptoms of Ulcerative colitis

It can present with following signs and symptoms

  • Rectal bleeding
  • Stool with mucous and blood
  • Pain in the abdomen
  • Abdominal cramping
  • Sharp rectal pain
  • Urge to pass stool
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fever
  • Weight loss
  • Tiredness
  • Dehydration

Diagnosis of Ulcerative colitis

Ulcerative colitis can be diagnosed by following diagnostic methods

  1. Complete blood count (anemia,platelet count)
  2. Liver function test (primary sclerosing cholangitis)
  3. Renal function test (pre-renal failure)
  4. Electrolytes studies (hypokalemia,hypomagnesium)
  5. C-reactive protein can be measured (to find the elevation,another indication of inflammation)
  6. Sigmoidoscopy

Ayurvedic perspective of Ulcerative colitis

According to Ayurveda, there are three Doshas- Vata, Pitta and Kapha, when the imbalance occurs between any of them, the disease takes place. Ulcerative colitis is a disease of Pitta and Vata doshas.Vata doshas in the colon results in aggravation of Pitta and Kapha doshas. Excessive consumption of Pitta aahar affects the Rakhta(blood) & Mamsadhatu(Fatty tissues),resulting in inflammation, edema and mucous accumulation.

Heal Ulcerative Colitis with Ayurvedic treatment by Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda offers best herbal treatment for Ulcerative colitis in the form Ulcerative colitis care pack and for advanced stages, we have Ulcerative colitis pack for advance stages

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Ulcerative Colitis Pack

It includes the following

  1. Vatsakadichurna
  2. Arjuna capsules
  3. Pitta balance
  4. Kutajghanvati

Ulcerative colitis pack for advance stages

It includes the following

  1. Vatsakadichurna
  2. Arjuna capsules
  3. Pitta balance
  4. Vasaka capsules
  5. Coolstrin-B capsules
  6. Motion stop tablets
  7. Coolstrin-A Capsules

All products are pure, natural and vegetarian.These products are manufactured under the direct supervision of MD Ayurvedic Doctors by strictly following the principles of Ayurveda.These are not having any side effect so can be used for a prolonged period of time.These are safe to use and are chemical and preservative-free.

Ulcerative colitis care pack includes

1. Vatsakadi Churna

It is a pure natural herbal formulation used for the Treatment of Ulcerative Colitis and is composed of a variety of pure, natural herbs like

  • Bilva (Aegle marmelos)
  • AnarorPomengrate(Punicagranatum)
  • ChottiElaichi (Cardamom)
  • Jaiphal (Myristicafragans)
  • Dhania (Coriandrum sativum)etc.

It works on our intestines. Kutazacts as a carminative, tonic, anti-periodicity, used to relieve dysentery, Bilva helps in relieving the Vata disorders and digestive system disorders,Saunf has phytoestrogens which help in the digestion, Chotielaichiis good for digestive system, acts as a mouth refresher, also helpful in respiratory disorders and Jaiphalacts as a stimulant, analgesic and is the best Ayurvedic herb for the digestive system.

An Ancient verse about Dhania (Coriandersativum)

Treatment of Ulcerative Colitis

It is as follows

(Reference-Bhavaprakashanighantu, Edition of 1998, Verse 86-88, Page no-33-35)

Meaning -Various synonyms and properties of Dhania have been explained in this verse.

Synonyms-Dhana,dhanyak,dhenukadhanyaka,dhanak,dhanya,vitunnaka, kunti,chhtra and Kusutumbru.

Properties – Dhania is bitter, astringent, light, unctuous and pungent in taste with hot in potency. Fresh dhania is sweet in taste and pacifies pitta doshas only. It pacifies excessive thirst, burning sensation in the body and all three doshas. It is very helpful in controlling cough, thinness and respiratory diseases. It helps in promoting digestive fire and is used to manage all kinds of fever.

Dosage – 1 teaspoonful twice daily with plain water after a meal

Or

Boil 1 teaspoonful powder in 400 ml of water. Keep it boiling until it remains 50 ml. Strain it, leave the residue and drink the water. Use it twice daily. Make fresh preparation every time.

2. Arjuna capsules

These capsules are prepared by using a standardized extract of Arjuna (TerminalisArjuna).Arjuna acts as anti-oxidant, analgesic,anti-inflammatory, rich in minerals like calcium,copper, magnesium, and zinc,helps in the proper functioning of the heart, reduces cholesterol level, helpful in controlling high blood pressure.Arjuna is a good astringent,expectorant,helps to control bleeding, helps in maintaining heart health and balance the three energies of the body.

Dosage – 2 capsules twice daily with plain water after meals

3. Pitta balance

It’s Composition Includes-

  • PravalPishti
  • JaharmohraPisti
  • kamdhandhuRas
  • AkikPishti
  • MuktiPisti,etc

These calcium compounds help in controlling bleeding, provides a cooling effect on the body, help to balance the pitta dosha in the body.

Dosage – 1 capsule twice daily with plain water after meals

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4. Kutajghanvati

It is prepared by using the pure extract of khutaz (Holarrhenaantidysentrica) herb. It is very useful in the functioning of the intestine and also helps in curing Diarrhea and Dysentery.

Dosage – 2 tablets twice daily with plain water after meals

5. Vasaka capsules

These capsules are prepared by using the pure extract of herb Adhatodavasica.

Dosage – 1 capsule twice daily with plain water after meals

6. Coolstrin-B capsules

These capsules are prepared by using herbs like

  • Lodhra (Symplocosracemoss)
  • Nagkesar (Mesuafera)
  • Dhataki (Woodfordiafruticose)
  • Mochrus (Salmaliamalabarice)etc

These herbs are cool, astringent herbs which cure abdominal pain, cramps, gastric problem, helps to stop bloody diarrhea, improves digestion, corrects the bowel movements, and helps to gain weight. Mochrus helps in intestinal inflammation healing.

Dosage – 1 capsule twice daily with plain water after meals

7. Motion stop tablets

These tablets are prepared by using herbs like

  • Anar (Punicagranatum)
  • Kutaj (Holarrhenaantidysentrica)
  • Bael (Aegle marmelos)etc.

These herbs balance Vata and pitta doshas improve the digestive fire, cures dysentery and diarrhea and improve digestion.

Dosage – 2 tablets twice daily with plain water after meals

8. Coolstrin-A Capsules

These capsules are prepared by using herbs like

  • Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna)
  • Vasaka (Adhatodavasica)
  • Anar (Punicagranatum)etc.

These herbs are cool, astringent herbs which help to stop bloody diarrhea stops abdominal pain, cramps, improves digestion helps to stop mucous formation, cools down and balances the pitta dosha in the body.

Dosage – 1 capsule twice daily with plain water after meals

What foods to avoid if you have Ulcerative Colitis

Overview

Ulcerative colitis is referred to as the inflammation of the colon that includes characteristic of ulcers, or open sores. The inflammation affects the whole area.

It affects both males and females and of any age group can have ulcerative colitis. 15-30 years is the age group when people are more prone to ulcerative colitis because of their life style.

It is considered as an intermittent disease with periods of exacerbated symptoms, and periods that are relatively symptoms free.

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The ulceration and inflammation starts in the rectum and in the lower section of the colon, but as the disease progresses, it spreads through the entire colon.

If not treated and diagnosed early, it may result in various complications that can affect the daily life of an individual.

In modern medicine, there is no satisfactory treatment available till date but according to Ayurveda, it is managed naturally by avoiding certain foods in the diet.

What are the causes of Ulcerative Colitis according to Ayurveda?

Ulcerative Colitis is known as Grahni dosha in Ayurveda. It was mentioned in Sushruta Samhita 3000 years ago that ulcerative colitis affects Pitta dominant people.

Intake of foods that imbalance the Pitta dosha in the body further aggravates the condition.

Excessive intake of food such as:

  • Processed food
  • Intake of fried, hot and spicy food
  • Artificially flavored foods such as artificial sweeteners, colors etc.
  • Intake of food made of refined flour
  • Junk food.

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What are the symptoms of Ulcerative Colitis?

The symptoms usually begin in the lower part of the colon and then spread upwards.

Symptoms are:

  • Increased urgency to move the bowel
  • Cramping pain in the abdomen
  • Blood and mucus in the stool
  • Abdominal pain
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Low-grade fever
  • Unintentional weight loss
  • Loss of appetite
  • Distended abdomen
  • Lesions in the skin
  • Rectal Pain
  • Rectal bleeding

What Diet Should Be Followed in Ulcerative Colitis?

  • Diet plays an important role in the treatment of ulcerative colitis because it is caused due to wrong eating habits. People who eat non-vegetarian food and tend to draw most of their protein need from meat are more prone to ulcerative colitis.
  • The diet which is rich in astringent principles should be followed. The ulcerative colitis may vary from person to person depending on the patient’s Prakriti.
  • Proper diet and nutrition play an important role in the management of ulcerative colitis so as to prevent weight loss.

What Foods to be avoided in Ulcerative Colitis

1.Pitta Aggravating Food

Avoid Pitta aggravating food such as red chilies, tea, coffee, alcohol as they can aggravate the symptoms.

  • During an active flare, it is best to avoid spices and stick to plain foods to heal the colon as well as to minimize the symptoms.
  • Use of only mild spices is recommended to avoid the irritation of the digestive tract.
  • Certain Pitta aggravating foods such as- cold drinks, fried foods, alcohol, ghee, and sweets should be avoided.
  • Tomatoes should be avoided as they aggravate Pitta dosha in the body.
  • Foods such as soy protein, onions should be avoided as they tend to cause excessive acid formation and irritate the gut.

2.Dairy Products:

Certain dairy products such as- milk, buttermilk, cottage cheese should be avoided as people with ulcerative colitis are generally lactose intolerant.

  • The sugar present in milk and dairy products is known as lactose.
  • In some patients of ulcerative colitis, the small intestine lacks the digestive enzyme known as lactase.
  • Lactose intolerance causes symptoms such as- abdominal pain and diarrhea. So, avoid dairy products to reduce these symptoms.
  • Moreover, dairy products contain a lot of saturated fat which cannot be digested properly.

3.Carbonated Beverages:

The carbonated beverages are rich in carbonic acid which causes gas formation and abdominal discomfort.

  • These beverages also contain caffeine which can worsen diarrhea.
  • So, carbonated drinks should be avoided by the patients suffering from ulcerative colitis.

4.Nuts and Seeds:

Nuts and seeds are hard to digest so these should be avoided by ulcerative colitis patients.

  • In ulcerative colitis, there are active flare-ups. So, it is best to eat foods that are easily digestible and those foods which don’t irritate the further lining of the intestines.
  • So, avoid foods which are high in fiber such as- nuts, seeds, raw vegetables.

5.Alcohol

  • Alcohol may affect different parts of the body but in ulcerative colitis, it stimulates the intestines and causes diarrhea.
  • So, consumption of alcohol should be avoided as it damages the liver too.

6.High-Fat Foods:

  • High-fat foods such as- butter, cream, fried or greasy food should be avoided as body’s digestive fire is not balanced, so these foods are not digested properly and act as a load on the system.

7.Vata dosha aggravating food:

The foods which form more gas formation or causes Vata imbalance should be avoided.

  • Certain foods such as- sprouts, cabbage, sweet corns, broccoli should be avoided.
  • These foods cause excessive wind formation in the gut.

8.Whole Grains:

High-fiber foods are hard to digest and are the cause of bloating, diarrhea and abdominal pain.

  • Fiber rich food should be avoided by the patients suffering from ulcerative colitis as the body is not able to digest whole grains during flare-ups.
  • So, avoid food products which are rich in fibre.
  • Limit the intake of fibre rich vegetables such as- broccoli and cabbage which can cause excessive gas formation.

9.Processed Foods:

Processed foods contain refined carbohydrates and excessive amounts of sugar.

  • Sugars may cause the over-growth of yeast infections and can trigger ulcerative colitis.
  • So, processed foods should be avoided by the patients suffering from ulcerative colitis.

It is important to know that ulcerative colitis patient has different food intolerance because of their parkriti. The intolerance to milk while and sensitive to high fibre food again depends on Prakriti of one.

In addition to diet, stress is also a causative factor of ulcerative colitis. Stress also triggers a flare-up of the disease as chronic stress weakens the immune system making system more susceptible to ulcerative colitis.