Ayurvedic Treatment for Rectal Polyps

Abstract

A rectal polyp term is used when polyp formation occurs in the rectum (a part of the large intestine). It is usually not cancerous but when it grows over time it can turn into cancer. Then it becomes a more serious condition. For the management, another system of treatment only recommends transanal excision and surgery. But Ayurveda provides the management by natural remedies without surgery. It can manage the condition on the initial stage and prevent complications. So, herbs and herbal remedies are appropriate for rectal polyp’s treatment. When it comes to effective herbal remedies, Planet Ayurveda provides the superlative herbal remedies.

Introduction

A polyp is an abnormal tissue growth from a mucous membrane. When a polyp (small lump) is growing from the lining of the large intestine (including colon or rectum), it is known as Colorectal Polyps.

There are two main types of polyps i.e. non-neoplastic and neoplastic. Non-neoplastic polyps include inflammatory polyps, hyperplastic polyps, and hamartomatous polyps. These are asymptomatic and never become cancerous.

Rectal Polyp

Neoplastic polyps include serrated and adenomas types. These polyps are at a greater risk to become cancerous. However, a small percentage of polyps can develop slowly and turn into rectal cancer in 8–10 years. In asymptomatic, average-risk cases of patients, the prevalence of adenomas is about 10% in sigmoidoscopy testing and over 25% in colonoscopy testing, while the colorectal cancer prevalence in those patients is less than 1%.(1)

Some Factors Can Increase the Risk of Developing Rectal Polyps

  1. A family history of colon cancer or polyps
  2. Age 50 years and above
  3. A rare inherited gene that makes an individual more prone to have polyps
  4. Some health conditions like inflammatory bowel disease
  5. Use of Tobacco and alcohol
  6. Lack of exercise
  7. Obesity

Symptoms of Rectal Polyps

Rectal polyps are usually do not appear symptoms. But when occur it includes:

  1. Rectal bleeding
  2. Bloody stools
  3. Mucous discharge
  4. Mass protrusion from the anus
  5. Abdominal pain.
  6. Constipation and diarrhea

Diagnosis of Rectal Polyps

Rectal polyps can be diagnosed by a digital rectal exam (DRE), Flexible sigmoidoscopy. It can also be diagnosed either by examining the colonic lining with the help of colonoscopy or virtual colonoscopy or barium enema.

Ayurvedic Treatment for Rectal polyps

According to Ayurveda, any polyp like growth can be correlated to Arsha which is a Kapha pradhan Tridosha.

Ayurveda naturally manages the condition without causing the side effects. They provide herbs which help keep balance in the tridosha of the body and provide overall health of the body. These herbs individually as well as together show effective results to treat the rectal polyps. Planet Ayurveda provides effective and pure herbal remedies for rectal polyps.

Herbs for Rectal Polyps

  1. Bibhitaki
  2. Amalaki
  3. Haritaki
  4. Manjistha
  5. Cinnamon
  6. Patra

Herbal Remedies for Rectal Polyps by Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda formulates the herbal products under the strict guidance of the expert Ayurvedic practitioner. They provider herbal remedies for rectal polyps are Triphala guggul, Vara Churan, Manjistha cap, Gandhak Rasayan, and Jatyadhi oil mixed with Nirgundi oil. These contain natural herbs and are free from any chemical and other external additives. These products also do not produce any side effects.

Herbal Remedies for Rectal Polyps

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Product Description

1. Triphala Guggul

Triphala guggul is an Ayurvedic classical formulation contains Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), and Shuddh guggulu (Commiphora mukul). This formulation is very effective in rectal polyps as Guggulu helps in removing the polyp there and prevents abnormal growth of Triphala tissues and also provides relief from indigestion, constipation and other symptoms of rectal polyps. This also helps to eliminate the toxins from the body and supports healthy metabolism.

Dosage – 1-2 tablets twice or thrice a day with lukewarm water.

2. Vara Churna 

Vara churna is an effective herbal formulation for rectal polyps. It is prepared by using Triphala (Haritaki, Bibhitaki, and Amalaki). Triphala prevents the formation of polyp in the colon and rectum by inhibiting the abnormal cell growth and also provides relief from associated symptoms. It also provides other benefits i.e. Haritaki clears the digestive system channel and improves digestion. Bibhitaki eliminates the accumulated toxins from the liver. Amalaki acts as a rejuvenating agent.

Dosage – 2-3 grams of Vara churna is mixed with hot water and consumed in the evening.

3. Manjistha Capsules 

Manjistha capsules contain pure and standardized herbal extracts of Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia). This herb possesses anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties. It helps to eliminate the toxins from the lymphatic system. These capsules are effective in rectal polyps as it helps to manage malignant and benign.

Dosage – 1-2 capsules twice daily with plain water after the meals.

4. Gandhak Rasayan

Gandhak Rasayan is an Ayurvedic classical formulation comprise of Shuddh gandhak (purified Sulphur), Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum), Patra (Cinnamomum tamala), Ela (Elettaria cardomomum), Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia), Triphala (Haritaki, Amalaki, Bibhitaki), Bhringraja (Eclipta alba) and Shunti (Zingiber officinalis). This formation also stops the abnormal growth of tissue and manage the symptoms, thus useful in the treatment of rectal polyps. It also possesses anti-bacterial, anti-microbial and anti-viral properties.

Dosage – 2 tablets twice or thrice a day with Luke warm water after meals.

5. Jatyadi Tailam Mixed With Nirgundi Oil 

Jatyadi tailam and Nirgungi oil of Planet Ayurveda are very effective herbal formulation. In rectal polyps, the combination of these oil gives very amazing results. It provides relief from swelling are burning sensation at the affected area and also provides lubrication to make it easy to pass stool. It also provides healing properties

Dosage Apply it locally twice a day.

Dietary Changes

A good diet and lifestyle is always a catalyst in the treatment of any disease.  Some dietary changes are also recommended to patients with polyps. The following recommendation may reduce the chances of rectal polyps.

  1. Add more fruits, vegetables, and High-Fiber food in your diets such as beans and bran cereal.
  2. Avoid fatty foods, such as fried foods, red meat (pork and beef), processed meat such as sausage, bacon
  3. Avoid the use of smoking and tobacco
  4. Do regular exercises.

Conclusion

The above information has been concluded, Planet Ayurveda’s products are very effective in rectal polyps, as they provide effective natural herbal remedies. Ayurveda not only treats disease based on symptoms but also treat diseases from roots.

Reference

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15666099
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Dr. Vikram Chauhan

Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD-Ayurveda) is an expert ayurvedic doctor based in Chandigarh, India and doing his practice in Mohali, India. He is spreading the knowledge of Ayurveda - Ancient healing treatment, not only in India but also abroad. He is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Products, Planet Ayurveda Clinic and Krishna Herbal Company. Read More

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