Tag: Ulcerative Colitis Treatment Management

Best alternative treatment to Mesacol suppository


ulcerative colitis treatment in ayurveda

In this modern world, most of the ulcerative colitis patients are dependent upon steroidal therapy. They want immediate treatment, whether it has a positive or negative effect on the body. After a long intake of these steroids, they create a negative impact on the body. Their body gets dependent upon these steroids and when they stop these steroids they got flare-ups

The most common steroid used in treating the ulcerative colitis is meascol suppository.

Mesacol suppository is an anti-inflammatory drug used in the treatment of ulcerative colitis, which is characterized by the swelling and the presence of scars in the colon and rectum. This drug is mostly used in reducing the symptoms related to ulcerative colitis such as diarrhea, abdominal pain, and rectal bleeding.

What are the side effects of mesacol suppository?

  1. Severe headache
  2. Abdominal pain
  3. Blurring of vision
  4. Irregular heartbeat
  5. Constipation
  6. Dryness in mouth
  7. Bloating

Here is the best alternative to mesacol suppository:

Ayurveda is the science of medicine which mainly focus on the root cause of the disease and works efficiently on it.

In this Shloka, causes of ulcerative colitis are:
herbal remedies for ulcerative colitis

Intake of spicy, sore, salty, pungent and acidic food can increase the Pitta dosha in the body which may be correlated to ulcerative colitis.

(Reference: Charaksamhita-Chikitsasthan; chapter no: 4 and shloka no: 6)

Our body depends upon three energies, i.e., vata, pitta and kapha and imbalance of these three dosha have negative effects on the body. In ulcerative colitis, there is an imbalance of the pitta dosha in the body and when the pitta dosha gets vitiated the digestive fire gets hampered which causes indigestion, abdominal pain, acidity, loose stools etc

Planet Ayurveda is an Ayurvedic company which comes up with  the best Ayurvedic herbal formulations that are alternative to mesacol. Just like mesacol these herbal formulations also works on the digestive system, but in a natural way. The below mentioned herbal supplements works as same as the mesacol suppository.


Alternative Medicine for Ulcerative Colitis

Arjuna capsules:

Arjuna capsules are the best Ayurvedic herbal formulation of Planet Ayurveda. These capsules are prepared from the pure and standardized extract of arjuna bark and it is the best alternative to mesacol. Arjuna bark has been used in India as a wound healer and heart remedy. It is used in digestive related disorders such as diarrhea, ingestion, and constipation. It basically works on the inner lining of the intestines, which heals the ulcers and stops the bleeding per rectum. It also recovers the patient’s health and improves the hemoglobin level in the body.

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

Vatsakadi Churna:

Vatsakadi Churna is the Ayurvedic classical formulation that has been used in Ayurveda since many ages for the treatment of digestive related disorders. This churna contains several ulcer healing herbs like bilva, saunf, jaiphal, chotielaichi, dhania, kutaj, and anar. All these herbs works in a synergistic manner that restores the imbalance of the doshas in the body. It also heals the ulcers and works efficiently on the functioning and toning of the intestines by inhibiting the formation of gas. It also has anti-dysentric properties that aid in relieving diarrhea.

Dosage: 1 tsp twice daily with plain water after meals.

Cap.Pitta balance:

Pitta balance is made up of various calcium compounds and there play an important role in controlling the bleeding and have a cooling effect on the body. In Ayurveda, muktapishti is prepared by taking purified powder of pearls which very effecting in control the bleeding and have no side effects. It acts as an effective alternative to mesacol. It is mentioned that ulcerative colitis is caused due to the vitiation of pitta dosha and these capsules maintains the balance of pitta dosha in the body.

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


Kutajghanvati is prepared from the natural herbs like kutaj and ativisha which are meant to manage the symptoms related to the digestive system. These herbs have antimicrobial properties which is quite effective in eliminating the microorganisms from the body. It manages the symptoms like nausea, vomiting, fever, diarrhea and abdominal pain. Use of kutajghanvati is very effective in the malabsorption syndrome for accelerating the nutrient absorption in the body. The cooling and calmative action of this herb stops the rectal bleeding in ulcerative colitis.

Dosage: 2 tablets twice or thrice daily with plain water after meals.

Why prefer planet Ayurveda’s medicines?

  1. The preparations formulated by planet Ayurveda have various benefits:
  2. These are 100% pure and natural and are extract used in these formulation are totally standardized.
  3. These are free from preservatives, fillers, additives and chemicals.
  4. No coloration added.
  5. The formulations are prepared under the strict supervision of MD experts.
  6. There are no side effects.
  7. These are available in the market at a very reasonable rate.

Ulcerative Colitis Treatment & Management-Approach Considerations

Nowadays people suffer from number of health issues due to change in diet and lifestyle. Due to increased stress, unhealthy diet, increased consumption of fast and packaged food which causes problem in digestive system and impaired digestion. Ulcerative colitis is one of the most common problem in the society. It affects any age group but age between 15 -30 and 50-70 years are at higher risk. It is the disease of large intestine and rectum. There are various herbs present in nature that help to treat the ulcerative colitis such as kutaja, arjuna, bilva, coriander, aloe vera, giloy etc.

What is ulcerative colitis?

It is disease that affects the digestive tract in which inflammation and ulceration of inner lining of the colon and rectum occurs. It is characterized by number of symptoms like abdominal cramps, Bluish or yellowish undigested stool, Irregular bowel movements, Weight loss, Lack of appetite, burning sensation in chest and throat etc. The main cause of ulcerative colitis is unknown. But the numbers of factors may be involved in case of ulcerative colitis such as genetic factors, autoimmune factors, food allergies, collagen disorders.


Ayurvedic outlook

As per Ayurveda it is known as pittaj grahani. The main cause of Ulcerative colitis as per Ayurveda is mainly due to the imbalance of pitta dosha with involvement of imbalanced vata dosha in some cases. The main reason of aggravation of Pitta dosha is consumption of pitta aggravating foods which results in  the damage to rakta dhatu (blood tissues) and mamsa dhatu (muscle tissues) and Stress, Anxiety, Irregular eating habits, irregular sleeping habits, fear, anger, hatred, jealousy are other feelings which cause imbalance of Vata and Pitta.

These results in the formation of ama (toxins) in the intestine and causes inflammation of colon.

According to modern science ulcerative colitis is considered as auto immune disorder which involves immune reaction of the body to its own gastro-intestinal tract.

Herbal remedies for ulcerative colitis


As per Ayurveda treatment of ulcerative colitis involves balance of all three doshas and eliminating ama (toxins) from body, restore healthy digestion and make bacteria friendly environment in body. After that treatment mainly focus on healing of ulcers through herbs. Herbs used in treatment of ulcerative colitis provide relief from ulcers and heals in a natural way.

There are very good results in treatment of ulcerative colitis after using herbal remedies.  As per Ayurveda digestive tract is the very first place to get affected when imbalance of tri doshas (vata, pitta, kapha) occurs in the body. This imbalance may affect the digestive tract, especially the colon i.e. Vata place. There are numerous herbs present in nature that provide relief from ulcerative colitis such as Saunf, .Dhania Arjuna, Kutaja, sonth, amlaki, aloe vera etc.

  • Kutaja (Holarrhena antidysentrica) -It is wonderful herb which has power to stop all type of diarrheas which may be due to inflammatory bowel diseases, colitis. It helps to remove toxins from body and reduce inflammation, stops fermentation going on inside the intestines and heals the ulcers. It is used in ayurvedic product called Kutazghan Vati which is used to treat ulcerative colitis.
  • Saunf (Foeniculum vulgare) – It is one of most common spice used in Indian kitchen. It is known to be very effective for the treatment of ulcerative colitis. It provides relief from the symptoms like diarrhea, abdominal cramps, rectal bleeding and burning sensation in chest which are associated with ulcerative colitis.
  • Dhania (Coriander sativum) –Commonly it is known as the coriander and used in Indian kitchen as a spice. Moreover this herb has the great medicinal importance in Ayurveda.  It has various health benefits like appetizer and anti-dyspeptic properties. It is used in the preparation of Ayurvedic formulation known as vatsakadi churna which is used in ulcerative colitis.
  • Arjuna(Terminalia arjuna)– Its Sanskrit name is Nadisarija. Arjuna is used in Ayurveda from ling time due to its healing properties. It helps to provides relief in rectal bleeding, ulcers, bloody stools and abdominal pain which are symptoms associated with ulcerative colitis.

Ulcerative Colitis Treatment Management:

Planet Ayurveda offers the different herbal medicines which are packed in the form of “ulcerative colitis care pack” that contains the four herbal products which are free from any side effects. These are listed below:


ULCERATIVE COLITIS CARE PACK- It is combo pack that provides complete solution to all types of problems related to digestive tract inflammation. It is combination of herbs which has anti-inflammatory, wound healing, astringent, cooling and anti-allergic properties and provides relief from ulcerative colitis such as arjuna, kutaja, coriander, giloy etc. This pack improves the stool consistency, reduces the blood and mucus in stools and also reduce the urgency to go to toilet. Besides these it also improves energy and hemoglobin level in body.


  • Improve eating habits like taking healthy food and take food without watching television, listening to music, or working on the computer. Chew the food properly.
  • Avoid tea, coffee, and alcohol.
  • Avoid whole peas and beans, broccoli, potato, garlic, jaggery, yam, sweet potato and other indigestible foods; fried, oily and highly salted foods; and fermented and packaged foods.