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How Herbal Remedies help you to get relief in Ulcerative Colitis

Overview

Ulcerative Colitis is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease with a relapsing and remitting course. The prolonged use of allopathic standard drugs often produces mild to severe side effects and also results in drug resistance. Hence, there is a need for safe, effective and complementary treatment options. In Ayurveda, various treatment modalities for digestive disorders such as: chronic inflammatory bowel diseases are described and treated successfully.

In ulcerative colitis, inflammation usually involves the rectum, but may spread to sigmoid colon or whole colon. The symptoms of ulcerative colitis can be co-related with Rakta-atisara (bloody diarrhoea) as the frequent stool and blood in stool are the main culprits in deteriorating the patient’s general health.

symptoms of Ulcerative Colitis

What are the symptoms of Ulcerative Colitis?

  • Irregular bowel movements
  • Bluish or yellowish undigested stool
  • Weight loss
  • Blood in the stools
  • Occasional rectal pain
  • Burning sensation in the chest and throat
  • Unpleasant body odour
  • Lack of appetite
  • Fatigue
  • Dark patches under the eyes.

What are the causes of Ulcerative Colitis in Ayurveda?

  • According to Ayurveda, Ulcerative Colitis is primarily a disorder of Pitta dosha with Vata involvement.
  • Due to the excessive consumption of Pitta aggravating foods such as frequent consumption of junk food, spicy and fermented foods, Pitta dosh in the body gets aggravated.
  • Due to the damage caused in muscle tissue and blood tissue, ama (toxins) get deposited between the villi in the intestines and forms a smooth coating there.
  • It impairs the normal functioning of immune system.
  • As a result, Vata dosha in the lower colon also gets aggravated and there is a blockage in the Pitta and Kapha channels causing inflammation and mucus inflammation.
  • Stress is the also the factor for ulcerative colitis.

How Ulcerative Colitis is treated in modern medicine?

  • It is usually treated either by drug therapy or by surgery. Certain anti-inflammatory drugs and immuno-suppressants are prescribed. Immuno-suppressants such as: Cyclosporine has serious side effects and is not recommended for long term use so treating ulcerative colitis still remains a challenge before doctors.

How Ulcerative Colitis is treated in Ayurveda?

  • In Ayurveda, the first line of treatment is rakta-stambhana (blood-coagulation) and purisha-sanghrahana (anti-diarrheal).The treatment of rakta-atisara is done by prescribing sweet and cold potency herbs which enhance the immunity, strength and pacify all the doshas.
  • Unlike modern medicine, the science of Ayurveda offers treatment of Ulcerative Colitis because herbal remedies work on the root cause of the disease.
  • Like modern medicine, Ayurveda is also a science which has many dimensions. It is a hardcore science of treating the disease. The treatment in Ayurveda is based on scientific principles.
  • So, Ayurvedic treatment for ulcerative colitis is holistic and provide relief to the patients without causing any side effects.

What are the herbal Remedies for the treatment of Ulcerative Colitis?

Planet Ayurveda offers Ulcerative Colitis Care Pack for the treatment of Ulcerative Colitis.

Ulcerative Colitis Care Pack of Planet Ayurveda consists of:

Treatment of ulcerative colitis
Arjuna Capsules

  1. Vatsakadi Churna
  2. Pitta Balance
  3. Kutajgan Vati

1.Arjuna Capsules:

  • Arjuna’s (Terminalia arjuna) standardized extract is used to make this formulation. This tree bark possesses anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. It is rich in minerals such as: calcium, copper, magnesium and zinc. It is considered as a good astringent so Arjuna capsules of Planet Ayurveda are very effective in controlling bleeding in ulcerative colitis patients.

Dose: 2 capsules twice daily.

2.Vatsakadi Churna:

  • Vatsakadi Churna by Planet Ayurveda is a combination of various herbs that are effective in treating Ulcerative Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, unexplained dysentery, diarrhoea, flatulence, gas and indigestion. This Churna can be used even in severe forms of diarrhoea. It gives quick results that are similar to the modern medicines but the results are effective, long lasting and there is no side effect.

Ingredients of Vatsakadi Churna

Sr. No. Ingredient Name Common Name Part used Quantity(100 gm Pack)
1. Halorrhena anti-dysentrica Kutaj Bark 20 gm
2. Aegle marmelos Bilva Fruit 15 gm
3. Foeniculum vulgare Saunf Seeds 15 gm
4. Coriander sativum Dhania Fruits 10 gm
5. Cyprus rotundus Nagarmotha Rhizome 10 gm
6. Punica granatum Anar Fruit rind 10 gm
7. Elettaria cardomum  Choti Elaichi Whole 10 gm
8. Myristica fragrans Jaiphal Fruits 10 gm

Dose: 1 teaspoonful with water after meals.

3.Pitta Balance:

  • Pitta Balance is a unique product of Planet Ayurveda which contains various cooling natural calcium compounds. These compounds balance the Pitta dosha naturally and relieve in the bleeding associated with ulcerative colitis.

Ingredients of Pitta Balance Capsules

Sr. No. Ingredient Name Common Name Quantity
1. Coral Calcium Praval Pishti 125 mg
2. Agate Calcium Akik Pishti 125 mg
3. An Ayurvedic Calcium Compound Jawar Mohra Pishti 125 mg
4. An Ayurvedic Calcium Compound Kandudha Ras 125 mg
5. Pearl Calcium Mukta Pishti 50 mg
6. Tinospora cordifolia extract Giloy extract 125 mg

Dose: 1 capsule twice daily.

4.Kutajghan Vati:

  • Kutajghan Vati is a famous Ayurvedic medicine used in the treatment of intestinal disorders. It is prepared from the bark of the tree Halorrhena antidysenterica. It is an effective remedy for amoebic dysentery due to its astringent, anthelmintic, amoebicidal and diuretic and immuno-stimulant property.

Dose: 2 tablets twice daily.

Besides it, there is much importance of suitable diet regimen such as intake of refined flour, spicy and sour food is strictly prohibited as a little mistake in diet regimen can irritate the colon mucosa and can lead to bleeding per rectum.

Mode of action of Herbal Remedies:

  • These herbal remedies act as stambhan of excessive excretion of essential bio-humors and pacify vitiated Pitta and enhance the immunity and strength, nourish the body and pacify all the three doshas.

Conclusion:

  • Ayurvedic treatment of ulcerative colitis and other chronic inflammatory bowel disease relapses can reduce the need of conventional standard drugs. Moreover, Ayurvedic treatment of ulcerative colitis is safe, inexpensive, easy to handle and well tolerated by the patients of all age groups.

How to Treat and Prevent Ulcerative Colitis Flares Naturally

OVERVIEW

It is inflammatory disease which includes colon, rectum along with a small part of small intestine. Ulcerative colitis comes under the category of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). Crohn’s disease comes under the second category of inflammatory bowel diseases. It can sometimes results in serious problems, as it is a chronic disease.

Due to changing eating habits as well as changing lifestyle, abdominal problems like- gastritis, bloating, constipation are becoming most common. These issues looks quite simple to handle but if not diagnosed or treated early may results into a disease called as “Ulcerative Colitis”. From the past few years, there is a rise in number of patients suffering from ulcerative colitis. Unfortunately, according to modern medicine, it is considered as incurable disease.

It is also known as Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) which is regarded as a chronic ailment of colon. According to modern medicine, it is believed that food allergy, intake of certain medicines for a long duration, intake of antibiotics for a longer time, incompatible food, eating late nights can result in developing this disease.

Ulcerative colitis treatment in ayurveda

According to Ayurveda

  • As Ayurveda believes in curing the disease from the root, this problem has a proper solution. According to Ayurveda, it initiates with mild diarrhea then leads to stools with Ama [toxic substances] then results in constipation.
  • In Ayurveda, it is also known as pittaj grahani.

Classification of Ulcerative Colitis

It is the most serious & common disorder and is classified into 3 types on the basis of severity

  1. Mild
  2. Moderate
  3. Severe

MILD– The characteristic features of mild ulcerative colitis are-

  1. Four or less than four stools per day
  2. Stools may with or without blood
  3. No systemic disturbances
  4. No change in the ESR value [erythrocyte sedimentation rate]

MODERATE- The characteristic features of moderate ulcerative colitis are-

  1. More than 4 stools daily
  2. Few systemic disturbances

SEVERE– The characteristic features of severe ulcerative colitis are-

  1. Not less than 6 stools daily
  2. Stools with blood
  3. More systemic disturbances like fever, anemia, tachycardia
  4. Greater changes in the ESR value[ erythrocyte sedimentation rate]

Symptoms of Ulcerative Colitis

Commonly the patients have ulcers in their inner lining of the colon who suffers from the ulcerative colitis shows symptoms like:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Stool in blood
  • Diarrhea
  • Pain in rectal area
  • Increase in bowel sounds
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Weight loss
  • Fever
  • Malnutrition [poor health]

Symptoms vary with the location of ulceration:

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

Diagnosis of Ulcerative Colitis

As ulcerative colitis involves only colon and rectum, it is easy to diagnose. Some of the diagnostic tools are as follows-

  1. Flexible sigmoidoscopy/colonoscopy– colonoscopy is the preferred choice as it can be uses to see the whole colon.
  2. Biopsies which are collected during the procedure of colonoscopy/sigmoidoscopy
  3. x-ray of abdominal area
  4. Stool analysis
  5. Barium enema
  6. MRI or CT scan
  7. Urine and blood test to check for inflammation, anemia and malnutrition.

Natural Treatment for Ulcerative Colitis with Diet

As a healthy diet which is rich in all vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, proteins and fats prevents in remission of ulcerative colitis, so diet is a crucial factor in the patients having ulcerative colitis. The diet should include various foods:

Low-fat dairy products

  • The dairy products can be consumed in moderate amounts until unless it does not cause any trouble in the digestive tract.
  • A low quantity of milk does not harm stomach.
  • If milk leads to trouble in digestive tract like gas, bloating, or a stomach upset, then start drinking soy milk or lactose free milk.

Fruits and vegetables

  • A diet including variety of different fresh fruits is very much beneficial for patients who are having ulcerative colitis.
  • So fresh fruits which provides greater amount of vitamins, nutrients, water but less fibre are doing wonderful job to prevent pain in abdomen, abdominal cramps and disturbed bowel movements.

Fresh fruits that are easily digested in the patients suffering from ulcerative colitis such as bananas, avocados,cooked apples, seedless grapes, peaches

  • Healthy fats like vegetable oils
  • Fish, Lean meat and poultry
  • Vegetables but without seeds

Soft Bland Foods

  • These kinds of foods are very beneficial in some of the digestive tract problems such as ulcerative colitis. Soft bland foods which can be used in ulcerative colitis are oatmeal, puffed rice, hominy grits, wheat cream, boiled eggs, gelatin, mashed potatoes, cooked vegetables such as asparagus, mushrooms, carrots and spinach and brown rice.

Natural Herbs for Ulcerative Colitis

Aloe Vera:

  • Aloe Vera helps in the treatment of ulcerative colitis due to its anti-inflammatory properties. According to some studies, it is believed that patients having aloe Vera for 4 weeks shows better results rather than people who are not having.

How to Use

Mix aloe Vera gel into a glass of water and then drink it on the daily basis before going to bed.

Andrographis paniculata

  • This herb helps in the treatment of ulcerative colitis. This herb is most commonly used to treat this disease.

Boswellia

  • This herb helps in the treatment of ulcerative colitis due to its anti-inflammatory properties. This herb helps in protecting our body from cells of ulcerative colitis.

Curcumin

  • This herb’s abilities to reduce cytokines and interleukins associated with inflammatory bowel disease, helps in the treatment of ulcerative colitis. According to some studies, it is believed that if patient continue to have curcumin or turmeric on daily basis, will show betterment of symptoms of ulcerative colitis.