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Intussusception Treatment with Ayurvedic Herbal Remedies


Intussusception is a serious medical emergency which results from the obstruction of the intestine, due to which food or fluid cannot pass through the intestine. In this condition, blood supply to the affected portion of the intestine gets cut off and causes perforation (a tear in the bowel), infection and loss of bowel tissue. The intestinal obstruction which marks the occurrence of Intussusception can be described as the telescoping (infolding or sliding) of a portion of the intestine within an adjacent portion. This condition mostly affects children aged between 3 months and 3 years it rarely affects children under 3 months, older children or adults. The condition can prove to be fatal if it is not treated in time.


In Intussusception, the telescoping of the intestine (usually the small intestine) results from an abnormal growth (a polyp or a tumor) in the intestine. The abnormal growth, called lead point, is grabbed by the normal wave-like contractions of the intestine; and the lead point, along with the inside layer of the intestine, gets pulled into the bowel ahead of it. In most cases of Intussusception, the exact cause of the condition cannot be identified. However, most of the children affected by Intussusception generally develop the condition after a recent attack of gastroenteritis or stomach flu.

Risk Factors of Intussusception

Some of the known risk factors of Intussusception are :-

  • Age (the condition mostly affects young children below 3 years of age)
  • Sex (the risk of the condition is higher in boys as compared to girls)
  • Intestinal malrotation (abnormal formation of intestines at birth)
  • Past history of Intussusception
  • The Family history of Intussusception.

Symptoms of Intussusception

In the affected children, the most common symptom of the occurrence of Intussusception is an acute abdominal pain because of which they may suddenly start crying loudly and pull their knees to their chests. The episodes of abdominal pain mostly occur after every 15-20 minutes. However, as time passes, the painful episodes occur more frequently and also last much longer.

Besides abdominal pain, some of the other symptoms of Intussusception are :-

  • A lump/distention in the abdomen
  • Diarrhoea
  • Fever
  • Nausea
  • Sweating
  • Dehydration
  • Tiredness and drowsiness
  • Vomiting up yellowish-green fluid
  • Bloody stools; or stools mixed with mucus.

In rare cases when adults are affected, the symptoms of Intussusception generally overlap with the symptoms of some other conditions and are thus difficult to identify. Nonetheless, the most common symptom of Intussusception in adults also is abdominal pain which comes and goes, along with vomiting and nausea.

Treatment of Intussusception

Intussusception is a condition which requires emergency medical care. When the doctors suspect that a child is suffering from Intussusception, they immediately send the child to the emergency room, where the intestinal blockages are spotted with the help of X-ray or an abdominal ultrasound. If damage to intestines is identified, the child is taken to the operating theatre straightaway to correct the bowel obstruction.Generally, two types of enemas an air enema or a barium enema are helpful in diagnosing as well as treating Intussusception in serious cases.

For effectively managing Intussusception in a safe and natural manner, Planet Ayurveda herbal manufacturing company offers some extremely beneficial herbal products which are prepared from 100% pure and natural herbs. These products are prepared under the expert guidance of renowned Ayurveda practitioners, and can be very useful in managing the symptoms of Intussusception, without any side effects. The herbal products for managing Intussusception include:

1. Digestion Support Capsules

These capsules are prepared from a combination of some potent herbs which have the ability to enhance the health of the digestive system. These herbs, widely known for their beneficial properties, include Amla (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Pippali (Piper longum), Jeerak (Cymium cumium), Sounf (Foeniculum vulgare), Dhania (Coriander sativum), and Bahera (Terminalia bellerica).

The use of Digestion Support capsules is beneficial in managing Intussusception because they are helpful in maintaining the natural PH of the stomach, supporting the digestive process, improving appetite, maintaining proper metabolism of the body, boosting the immune system, rejuvenating the body, and balancing the body’s three doshas – Vata, Pitta and Kapha doshas.

Dosage of Digestion Support capsules for managing Intussusception: One capsule twice a day, with plain water, after meals.



2. Mahasankh Vati Tablets

For the preparation of these tablets, some well-known herbs and other natural ingredients with immense medicinal value are used. These herbal components with proven appetizer, digestive, analgesic, and antipyretic properties — include: Pippali (Piper longum),Chitraka (Plumbago zeylanica), Danti (Baliospermum montanum), Yavkshar (Potassium Carbonate), Sarjakshar(Sodium Carbonate), Shudh Parad(Purified Mercury), and Shudh Tankan(Purified Sodium Biborate).

These tablets have the capability to alleviate intestinal pains, maintain the health of digestive organs, relieve gastritis, manage digestion-related disorders, improve appetite, reduce inflammation, and maintain the balance of Vata, Pitta and Kapha doshas of the body.

Dosage of Mahasankh Vati tablets for managing Intussusception: Two tablets with plain water, two times a day, after meals.

3. Vatsakadi Churna Mixed with Vara Churna

Vatsakadi churna is an excellent herbal powder which is very beneficial for managing intestinal disorders, particularly the conditions associated with excessive diarrhoea and dysentery. This churna can manage flatulence, gas and irregular digestion, and can also treat irritable bowel syndrome, unexplained intermittent diarrhoea, Crohn’s disease, and Ulcerative colitis. The herbs used for preparing this churna include: Saunf(Foeniculum vulgare), Bilv(Aegle marmelos), Dhania(Coriander sativum), Anar (Punica granatum), Chhoti Elaichi (Elletaria cardamomum), and Jaiphal(Myristica fragrans).

For managing Intussusception, it is beneficial to mix Vatsakadi churna with Vara churna (also called Triphala powder), which is another amazing herbal powder for treating several digestion-related conditions. Vara churna is prepared from three potent, multipurpose herbs Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), and Bhibhitaki (Terminalia ballerica). These herbs have the ability to eliminate toxins from the body, treat constipation, provide colon cleanse benefits, treat vision problems, reduce high cholesterol, and treat some other common conditions like acidity, migraine, obesity, and general weakness.

Dosage of Vatsakadi churna mixed with Vara churna for managing Intussusception: 1-2 teaspoons daily, with water, after meals.


Planet Ayurveda’s herbal products for Intussusception are completely safe to use. These products are pure vegetarian formulations, which do not contain any chemicals, preservatives, starch, yeast, colors, binders, fillers, or additives.

Terminal Iletis Treatment in Ayurveda : Symptoms, Diagnose & Herbal Remedies

Terminal Iletis is a chronic inflammatory disease of one or more sections of the intestine that involves only the end of the small intestine or terminal ileum. The ileum is the last, longest and narrowest part that make up the small intestine.  The term “ileitis” means “intestine inflammation”. Crohn disease can affect any part of the Gastrointestinal tract, but terminal ileum is the most frequent localization that gets inflamed.  It is rare condition which may be chronic which means it has lasted a long time and may be acute which means it has occurred suddenly. There are periods of remission and exacerbation.


The disorder is common in young adults under the age of 40. It may result from infection of small intestine, obstruction, severe irritation due to some specific substance that causes some abnormal reaction, or faulty absorption of materials through the intestinal walls. Complication of surgery may also lead to ileitis.

Terminal ileitis causes small scattered shallow crater like areas called aphthous ulcers in the inner surface of bowel . These ulcers get deeper and larger in size with time leading to scarring and stiffness of the bowel . The narrowing of bowel, further leads to obstruction.

Deep ulcers may puncture holes in the bowel wall and cause more infection in the abdomen.

Symptoms of Terminal Ileitis

  • Pain in the lower right quadrant of the abdomen or belly along with swelling of the belly.
  • Loss of appetite leading to loss of weight.
  • Anemia or low haemoglobin levels.
  • Diarrhea and constipation happen together side by side.
  • Fever and vomiting

The advanced stage of Terminal Ileitis is characterized by hardening, thickening and ulceration of the parts of the bowel lining . The obstruction may also cause development of fistula.

Diagnose of Terminal Ileitis

The techniques used by the doctors to diagnose terminal ileitis is colonoscopy , barium enema and barium x rays of the small bowel.

Stool culture is performed.

Terminal Iletis Treatment in Ayurveda

The Treatment for Terminal Ileitis requires medication to relieve the symptoms , to fight the bacteria causing infection and also to decrease the inflammation. Treatment involves special diet along with proper rest . Surgery is done if there is obstruction.  Surgery removes the damaged area of the ileum but does not eliminate the condition as is.

According to Ayurveda, the treatment for Terminal Ileitis is focused on pacifying the aggravated Vata and Pitta energy in the body. Ileitis roots back to sensitivity towards stress and anxiety so the medication is given to relieve stress.

Planet Ayurveda offers a complete and Effective Treatment for Terminal Ileitis in the form of 4 powerful herbal formulations listed below.

Kutaj Ghan Vati : This is a pure Ayurvedic product that works wonderfully on the intestines . It helps in managing symptoms like dysentery and diarrhea.  The medicine has excellent results in treating ulcerative colits , irritable bowel syndrome and terminal ilieitis.


The recommended dosage for Kutaj Ghan vati is 2 tablets two times a day with plain water after meals.

Belgiri Churan: The medicine in the powdered form is prepared from Bael or Bilwa fruit. The medicine is known to help in fighting against a wide array of ailments and illnesses.  It is used to treat diabetes, peptic ulcers, skin cancer , cardiac disorders along with treating terminal ileitis. The ripe fruit ,bael, itself has laxative properties. It helps in treating constipation. The unripe fruit helps in treating dysentery, diarrhea and other gastro intestinal disorders.  The medicine helps in fighting all kinds of bacterial infections in the body.

The recommended dosage of Belgiri Churan is 1 teaspoon once a day with plain water.

Pitta Balance: The Pitta balance capsules from Planet Ayurveda is a great product in balancing Pitta dosha which is the root cause of various infections and disorders. The medicine has cooling effect on the body . It contains an important herb called giloy which is very useful in boosting body’s immunity and providing strength in fighting against infections. The other ingredients are praval pishit, akik pishti, Jahar mohra pishti, kamdudha ras, mukta pishti and giloy satva.
It is advised to take 1 to 2 capsules of Pitta balance , two times a day with plain water after meals.

Vaska Capsules: This product is formed from the standardized extract of pure Malabur Nut . The product is known to support healthy respiratory system, along with managing symptoms of Terminal Ileitis. This product helps in balancing the Pitta and Kapha dosha in the body which is needed for proper liver functioning .  The medicine also acts a blood purifier .

The recommended dosage of Vaska Capsules is 2 capsules two times a day with plain water after meals.

The treatment offered by Planet Ayurveda involves the following steps :

  • Agni Deepana or stimulation of appetite
  • Digestive or pachana medicines that help in digesting and eliminating ama
  • Grahi or digestive and retain food formulations
  • Vrana ropana which means healing ulcers
  • Stambhana which means the medicines work towards stopping the movement of elimination when there is bloody diarrhea

All the medicines offered by Planet Ayurveda are free from any kind of side effects. They are made using pure herbs without any chemicals, preservatives, binders , fillers etc. The processing and packaging of products is done using the best technology.