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 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
- Blood and mucus in stools
- Gas formation
- Weight loss
- Abdominal pain in the left side
- Rectal pain
- Loss of appetite
- Joint pain and swelling
- Eye inflammation
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.
(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)
- Abdominal pain
2. Corticosteroids/Steroids (Budesonide, Hydrocortisone, Methylprednisone, etc)
- Mood swings
- Weight gain
- Loss of bone mass
- Destruction of bone tissue
- Increased risk of infections
- High blood glucose
- High blood pressure
3. Immunomodulators (Azathioprine, 6-MP Mercaptopurine, etc)
- Fatigue and tiredness
- Nausea and vomiting
- Low white blood cell count
4. Anti-Tnf Medications
- Increased risk of developing infections like tuberculosis
If ulcerative colitis is not relieved by this treatment, then surgery is the last option.
Some surgeries are in the option are the following:
- 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
- Arjuna Capsules
- Pitta Balance
- Vatsakadi Churna
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.