How to Treat Ulcerative Colitis with Ayurveda

Ulcerative Colitis is a long term inflammatory disorder. Everyone thinks that there is no cure for ulcerative colitis. Even in the modern system of treatment, some medicines only reduce the symptoms but do not cure it completely. These medicines also create many side effects on the body. If symptoms are not relieved, then the only option is surgery.

But in this danger of being a patient of ulcerative colitis for a lifetime or suffering the side effects of medications or undergoing surgery, Ayurveda provides a complete and permanent cure for ulcerative colitis, which has no side effects and also does not require surgery. Ayurveda offers various herbs, which not only reduce the symptoms but also destroy the root of the disease. These herbs are also used in the preparation of herbal products and Planet Ayurveda offers Ulcerative Colitis Care Pack, which has proven its efficacy and is very effective for ulcerative colitis patients.

Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative colitis is a long-term condition that causes inflammation in the large intestine (colon). This includes burns and sores in the inner lining of the large intestine.

Symptoms of Ulcerative Colitis

  1. Diarrhea
  2. Blood and mucus in stools
  3. Gas formation
  4. Weight loss
  5. Abdominal pain in the left side
  6. Rectal pain
  7. Fever
  8. Fatigue
  9. Dehydration
  10. Loss of appetite
  11. Anemia
  12. Joint pain and swelling
  13. Eye inflammation

Ulcerative Colitis

Cause of Ulcerative Colitis

The exact cause of ulcerative colitis is not known. But over activation of the immune system is one of the main possible causes of ulcerative colitis. It occurs when the immune system reacts against viruses or bacteria, but falsely attacks the large intestines resulting in inflammation and irritation in the large intestine. Some other factors, which can cause ulcerative colitis, such as genes, age, environmental factors (viruses, bacteria, etc.), other immune disorders, or physical factors such as stress,  etc.

ancient reference

(Reference: AshtangaHridya, Sutrasthanam, Chapter No. 8, Shlok No. 13 &14)

This shloka explains that a person who consumes inappropriate foods or takes excess food develops the dreaded Amadosha, which is similar to poison. Hence it is called Amavisha.

Treatment for Ulcerative Colitis

As we discussed earlier Modern system of medicine does not have proper and permanent treatment for ulcerative colitis. The medicines which are recommended by doctors are aminosalicylates, corticosteroids, immunomodulators, and anti-TNF therapies. These medicines only show effects on the symptoms like reduce inflammation and reduce the over activation of the immune system. But along with this these develops many side effects such as:

1. Aminosalicylates (Balsalazide, Mesalamine, etc)

Side Effects

  1. Diarrhea
  2. Headaches
  3. Abdominal pain
  4. Nausea

2. Corticosteroids/Steroids (Budesonide, Hydrocortisone, Methylprednisone, etc)

Side Effects

  1. Acne
  2. Mood swings
  3. Weight gain
  4. Loss of bone mass
  5. Destruction of bone tissue
  6. Increased risk of infections
  7. High blood glucose
  8. High blood pressure

3. Immunomodulators (Azathioprine, 6-MP Mercaptopurine, etc)

Side Effects

  1. Fatigue and tiredness
  2. Nausea and vomiting
  3. Infection
  4. Low white blood cell count
  5. Pancreatitis

4. Anti-Tnf Medications

Side Effects

  1. Increased risk of developing infections like tuberculosis
  2. Melanoma
  3. Psoriasis

If ulcerative colitis is not relieved by this treatment, then surgery is the last option.

Some surgeries are in the option are the following:

  • Colectomy
  • Ileostomy
  • Ileoanal pouch

If you want complete relief from ulcerative colitis, without any side effects and surgery, then go for Ayurveda. Ayurveda helps to reduce the ama, improves digestion health and provides healthy healing of ulcers.

Best Ayurvedic Treatment for Ulcerative Colitis

Planet Ayurveda offers the best herbal treatments for ulcerative colitis. They offer Ulcerative Colitis Care Pack, which includes various products and these products are prepared by using the standardized extract of the herbs. These products do not contain any chemicals, preservatives and also do not have any side effects.

Ulcerative Colitis Care Pack of Planet Ayurveda includes

  1. Arjuna Capsules
  2. Pitta Balance
  3. Vatsakadi Churna
  4. KutajghanVati

Herbal Supplements

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1. Arjuna Capsules

Arjuna capsules are made by using the standardized extract of Arjuna tree bark (Terminalia arjuna). It holds wound healing and astringent properties. It guards the inner lining of the intestine. It helps to control diarrhea, stop the bleeding, and inhibit inflammation. Therefore Arjuna capsules are effective in ulcerative colitis. These capsules also improve the hemoglobin level.

Dosage: Two capsules two times a day with plain water after meals.

2. Pitta Balance Capsules

These capsules are prepared by the combinations of ingredients  Akik Pishti ( Agate Calcium), Praval Pishti ( Coral Calcium), Giloy Satva (Tinosporacordifolia), Mukta Pishti (Pearl Calcium), KamdudhaRas (an Ayurvedic Calcium compound), and Jawar Mohra Pishti (an Ayurvedic Calcium Compound). These ingredients help to control the bleeding and also have cooling effects. As the name indicates Pitta Balance Capsules, these capsules are effective in balancing Pitta dosha (fire element) of the body, which helps to treat ulcers, acidity, and bleeding problems. Hence it is an effective treatment for ulcerative colitis.

Dosage: Two capsules twice a day with plain water after meals.

3. Vatsakadi Churna

Vatsakadi Churna is prepared by mixing some herbal ingredients such as Kutaz Bark (Holarrhenaantidysentrica), Saunf (Foeniculumvulgare), Dhania Fruits (Coriander sativum),  Bilva Fruit Pulp (Aegle marmelos),  Anar Fruit (Punicagranatum), Nagarmotha Rhizome (Cyprus rotundus), ChotiElaichi (Elettariacardamomum), and Jaiphal Fruits (Myristicafragrans). It improves intestines’ functions and shows effective results in Ulcerative Colitis. It is also useful in the treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), intermittent diarrhea, and irregular digestion, etc.

How to Use: Take 1 teaspoon powder twice a day with plain water after meals or you can boil 1 teaspoon of powder in 400 ml of water till it remains 50 ml. Strain and drink it. Take it twice a day and prepare a fresh dosage each time.

4. Kutajghan Vati

These tablets are made by using the standardized extract of the herb Kurchi (Holarrhenaantidysenterica). As the name indicates Holarrhenaantidysenterica, it is an effective, natural solution to prevent all kinds of diarrhea. Hence, it is also effective in dealing with ulcerative colitis. It is also beneficial in the treatment of indigestion, bleeding disorders, and intestinal worms, etc.

Dosage: Two tablets twice a day with plain water after meals.

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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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