Mesacol is an anti-inflammatory drug prescribed to treat ulcerative colitis. This medicine is very effective for ulcerative colitis but, be aware, it also causes some side effects. So there are various Ayurvedic remedies offered by Planet Ayurveda which you can use along with Mesacol. You can gradually stop taking Mesacol when your condition becomes stable and continue your treatment with Ayurveda because these ayurvedic herbs are 100% pure and do not cause any side effects like Mesacol.
Ulcerative Colitis (UC)
Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease that causes long term inflammation, irritation, and ulcers in your digestive tract; especially it includes the lining of large intestine and rectum. Ulcerative colitis occurs due to the abnormal functioning of the immune system. Normally it attacks invading viruses or bacterium but the abnormal immune system does not recognize the exact invaders and mistakenly attacks good gut bacteria, food, and the lining cells of the colon. The continued abnormal functioning of the immune system leads to chronic inflammation and ulceration to the large intestine.
What is Mesacol?
Mesacol is a medicine used in the treatment of long term inflammation and ulcers, which occurs in the part of the digestive tract like ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. This medicine also reduces the symptoms of ulcerative colitis such as ulceration, inflammation, rectal bleeding, stomach pain, diarrhea, and other painful symptoms. Mesacol also prevents future occurrences of the disease.
What does it Contain?
The active ingredient of Mesacol is mesalamine, an anti-inflammatory compound used to treat inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) like ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.
How to use it?
The dose and duration of Mesacol are advised by the doctor. Do not chew or crush. Swallow it as a whole with lots of water. You can take Mesacol with or without food.
How does Mesacol work?
Mesacol an anti-inflammatory drug, it blocks the action of the enzymes cyclo-oxygenase. This enzyme produces prostaglandins, and lipoxygenase, which causes inflammation. It also acts as an antioxidant and prevents damage to the intestine wall.
What are the side effects of Mesacol?
With its therapeutic action, it also causes some side effects. It is also advised taking caution while using Mesacol in patients with renal impairment.
- Increased level of transaminase in the blood
- Diarrhea or Constipation
- Abdominal pain
- Blurred vision
- Dry mouth
- Headache and fever
- Abnormal heartbeat
- Hair loss
So, there are various side effects of Mesacol. To reduce these side effects, you can use Ayurvedic treatment along with Mesacol. Planet Ayurveda provides “Ulcerative Colitis Care Pack” which is very effective in the treatment of ulcerative colitis.
Causes of Ulcerative Colitis According to Ayurveda
According to Ayurveda, the imbalance of Ama and Pitta is the main cause of ulcerative colitis. If food does not get digested properly in the intestine or get fermented, then it will produce Ama or endotoxin. These are considered as the intermediated product of incomplete metabolic processes. One of the main reasons for the production of these endotoxins or Ama is a low digestive fire (low Agni). Intake of cheesy, heavy and greasy food leads to the reduction in digestive fire and indigestion. This further leads to increased inflammatory processes.
(Reference – Charaka samhita / Chikitsa sthana / Kushtha chikitsa )
This shloka explains the causes of ulcerative colitis. The intake of spicy, sore, salty, pungent and acidic food can increase Pitta dosha in the body which may be correlated to ulcerative colitis.
What are the Ayurvedic herbs for Ulcerative Colitis by Planet Ayurveda?
Planet Ayurveda provides Ayurvedic products, which are 100% pure, natural, safe and free from all chemicals, preservatives, and additives. These medicines have no side effects.
The Ulcerative Colitis Care Pack offered by Planet Ayurveda includes Arjuna Capsules, Pitta balance, Vatsakadi churna, and Kutajghan vati.
1. Arjuna Capsules:
These capsules are formulated by a standardized extract of Arjuna (Terminalia Arjuna) bark. It helps to decrease the symptoms of ulcerative colitis such as ulcers, bleeding, diarrhea, and inflammation. Arjuna bark is popular for its wound healing properties. It reduces stress, production of free radical which causes injury to the endothelial layer of the arteries. Arjun capsules improve the level of hemoglobin and provide the overall strength to the body.
Dosage: 2 capsules two times daily with plain water after meals.
2. Pitta Balance:
Pitta balance contains various classical Ayurvedic calcium compounds, which play a great role in controlling inflammatory bowel diseases. It controls bleeding and provides a cooling effect on the body. It also prevents inflammatory processes that cause ulcers.
Dosage: 1 capsule two times daily with plain water after meals.
3. Vatsakadi Churna (Powder):
Vatsakadi churna is formulated by a mixture of various herbs like Kutaz (Holarrhena antidysenterica), Saunf – (Foeniculum vulgare), Bilva (Aegle marmelos), Dhania (Coriander sativum), Anar (Punica granatum), Choti Elaichi (Elettaria cardamomum) and Jaiphal (Myristica fragrans). These herbs help in the healing of ulcers. This churna is the most effective formulation of Planet Ayurveda for ulcerative colitis. Vatsakadi churna improves the metabolic processes of the body.
Dosage: 1 teaspoonful two times daily with plain water after a meal Or you can boil 1 teaspoonful of Vatsakadi churna in 400 ml of water, keep boiling this mixture until it remains 50 ml. Filter it and drink the water. Leave the remaining residue. Do it two times in a day and make a fresh drink every time.
4. Kutazghan Vati:
These tablets consist of an herb named as Kutaz (Holarrhena antidysenterica). It is very effective in the treatment of diarrhea. Diarrhea is one of the main symptoms of inflammatory bowel diseases. It also helps to burn “ama or endotoxins,” which reduces inflammation and treats ulcers.
Dosage: 2 tablets two times daily with plain water after meals.
So these are the ayurvedic remedies you can use along with Mesacol. These remedies are 100% natural and free from side effects.
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