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Benefits of Bael Churna in Ulcerative Colitis

Best herbal product for ulcerative colitis, Irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease. Bael churna is made using the pure bael fruit in it. And what is more effective that the one that is made using the pure ingredient.

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Details of Bael Fruit

Bael is well known by its other name- Bilwa or Siriphal. It is an approximately 8 meters tall tree that produces 1000 bael fruits in a year. It is commonly found in forests in India.The fruit is known to have numerous medicinal properties.It possess essential nutritional elements and hence, a great way to supplement the body with them.

Classification

  • Botanical name- Aegle marmelos
  • India name- Bel/ Siriphal
  • English name- Stone apple or Bengal quince.

Properties of Bael Fruit

  • It is a rich source of natural fiber- Pectin.
  • It contains anti-inflammatory properties.
  • It also possesses immunomodulatory properties.
  • It contains anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties.

Religious Importance

Bilva is also known as Shiva druma in India. The leaves of this tree are offered to Lord Shiva.

Bael Churna Health Benefits

  • It helps to fight IBD, IBS and Bowel movement.
  • It helps in the healing of peptic ulcers.
  • It helps to fight skin cancer.
  • It helps to manage microbial infection.
  • It helps to handle diabetes.
  • It helps to control the functioning of heart.
  • It handles bowel infections effectively.
  • Let us discuss in detail these health benefits-

IBD, IBS AND BOWEL MOVEMENT

The churna contains laxative properties that help to treat constipation. It is highly effective in treating dysentery, diarrhea and all other gastrointestinal problems. It is a great supplement to manage healthy bowel movement and treats IBD and IBS.

PEPTIC ULCERS

The fruit is a great source of tannins that in turn helps to overcome inflammation, discomfort and pain that occurs during peptic ulcers. The bael churna is an effective way to treat ulcers.

SKIN CANCER

The product has potential to handle all the skin related problems. It is effective in skin cancer. It helps in the reduction of papillomas that are the results of chemical induction or tumor incidence. Being a great source of essential nutrients, the product gives proper nourishment to the skin.

MICROBIAL INFECTION

The product is packed with anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties.Hence, a great one to manage any microbial infection. The product helps to stop the microbial and bacterial growth in gastro-intestinal tract and gut. Thereby, it increases thelongevity of food stored in the digestive tract.

DIABETES

Healthy functioning of beta cells in the pancreas is required to keep the blood sugar level healthy. The product helps to improve the functioning of such cells. It increases the insulin production from the pancreas and reduces the symptoms of diabetes.

CARDIAC DISORDERS

A great herbal supplement to maintain healthy functioning of the heart. It offers relief from palpitation,anxiety and nervousness. It manages cardiac disorders very well by keeping the cardiovascular system healthy enough.

BOWEL INFECTION

It is effective in handling bowel infections. It blocks the spreading of microorganisms. Being rich in anti-infective properties, the powder helps in the healing of internal lining of bowel. It overall maintains the healthy bowel movements.

SPECIAL ROLE IN ULCERATIVE COLITIS, IBD, AND IBS

The product has a special role in treating ulcerative colitis, IBD and IBS. It manages all the root causes of these disorders and controls the symptom.

  • It handles constipation, dysentery and diarrhea.
  • It possesses carminative and stomachic properties and treats irritable bowel syndrome effectively.
  • It helps in the regulation of stool and gives relief from inflammatory conditions.
  • It gives soothing impact on painful situation of peptic ulcers and gives relief from discomfort.
  • Ithelps in the removal of old fecal matter from the body.

Why to Choose our Product?

Our product has several advantages over other ones available in the market

  • The house offers 100 percent pure and natural herbal products.
  • The product is 100 percent vegetarian.
  • The product is free from chemicals and additives.
  • The product is free from side effects.
  • The product is safe to use.

Ayurvedic Treatment of Grahani (Chronic Malabsorption)

GrahaniGrahani and Agni (the digestive–fire) are having mutual relationship which has been described as Adhara-Adheya-Sambandha in Ayurvedic system of medicine. Grahani has been mentioned as an Agni Adhishthana (malfunctioning of the digestive-fire) by a majority of the Ayurvedic physicians. Mandagni (low the digestive–fire) is the root cause of Ama (enteric toxins). Ama is the critical factor for the manifestation of the majority of the diseases. Among these diseases, Grahani is the prime- disease of the digestive tract and patients are often seen in clinical practice.

The ‘Small’ Intestine has been mentioned as Grahani in Ayurvedic system of medicine. Literally, grahain menas ‘that holds’. The small intestine is a long organ and consisting of three main layers:

    1. Mucosal: The innermost layer of the grahani (small intestine) is a complex but dynamic site of identification of six tastes (diet-chemistry). Small intestine contains hairlike structures, known as villi, which pushes the food particles towards the deeper layers.
    1. Muscular: The muscular layer pefros action through the process of peristalsis (alternating contracting and relaxation). For this apparent reason, grahani has been classified mostly as mamsa…muscle tissue in Ayurveda.
  1. Serosal: The function of the serosal layer is to interface with the general circulation so as to perform the assimilation of micro and macronutrients.

Definition

Grahani defines a diseased condition, in which the integrity and the function of the small intestine (known as grahani in Sanskrit) is compromised. Grahani is the principal seat of agni… the digesrive fire. Normally, grahani holds up the meals, until it is digested and releases it from the site only, after digestion is over. But when the function of grahani is compromised due to weakness in the digestive fire, it releases the ingested material even in undigested conditions.

Cause

In Ayurveda, first part of the small intestine is known as grahani (anatomically known as the duodenum). Most probably, the disease has got name from grahani as it the site of absorption of food. Some Ayurvedic texts have called it as sangrahani. According to Ayurvedic concept, irregular dietary habits and continuous exposure to stress are contributing factors of the disease. Today we call this disorder as malabsorption as a process of absorption is hindered in the small intestine. According to modern medicine, the exact cause of the disease is not known.

Types

Ayurveda Describes Four Different Types of Grahani.

    • Vata grahani (Malabsorption caused by vitiation of the biological air): In vata grahani, constipation is the predominant symptom.
    • Pitta grahani (Malabsorption caused by vitiation of the biological fire): In pitta grahani, diarrhea is the predominant symptom.
    • Kapha grahani (Malabsorption caused by vitiation of the biological water): In kapha grahani, dysentery is the predominant symptom.
    • Tridosha grahani: In this case, all the three biological humours are involved.
  • Other texts have mentioned two varieties of grahani accrual (samgraha grahani) (accrual malabsorption) and an incurable type called ghatiyanthra grahani (tympanitis predominant malabsorption). This has been described as sangrahini.

Signs and Symptoms

The clinical features encountered in malabsorption are

  • Abdominal pain
  • Anaemia
  • Dehydration
  • Depression
  • Diarrhoea with fatty stools
  • Lethargy
  • Loss of weight

The worst part of grahani is that in later stages, the human body refuses to absorb carbohydrates and minerals. Here, the disease tends to be chronic.

Remedies

Grahani is considered under eight major diseases. Grahani  is hard to diagnose and difficult to treat.

    1. Planet Ayurveda’s Agnitundi vati and Digestion Support, an proprietary Ayurvedic medicine, are clinically-tested for improving digestion, detoxfying ama and improving other symptoms associated with grahani.
    1. Planet Ayurveda’s Kumarisaar in doses of Kumari Saar 3 tbsp should be taken twice daily in the morning and evening, with equal water. Kumari (Aloe vera), the major ingredient in the formulation is effective in grahni caused by vitiation of the the biological fire..pitta.
    1. Planet Ayurveda’s Chitrkadi vati (One tablet, twice a day with lukewarm water) is very efficacious in promoting appetite and restoring the digestion.
  1. Half teaspoonful (2.5 g) of Planet Ayurveda’s Bilwadi churana thrice a day is prescribed with lukewarm water for diarrhoea associated with grahani caused by vitiation of the the biological fire pitta.

Prognosis of Grahani

According to Ayurveda

  • Grahani is curable if occurring in children
  • Grahani is difficult if occurring in middle age

Grahani is incurable if occurring in older patients

  • Samgraha grahani (accrual malabsorption) is difficult to cure,
    Ghatiyanthra grahani (tympanitis predominant malabsorption) is incurable.

Precautions or Diet

Dietary restriction has its own importance in treating malabsorption. Buttermilk is the mainstay of the treatment. Salt, spice and water should be avoided. Sleeping for one hour during the day is beneficial.

Conclusion

Although Grahani is predominately a pitta disease, one must take care for other biological humours…vata and kapha. In addition, addressing the mind/body relationship is of prime importance alongwith health lifestyle and dietary choices.