Ayurvedic Treatment for IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
Among disease of gastro-intestinal tract, Grahani Roga/ IBS is seen often in day-to-day practice. In the modest era, human beings adjust themselves to become mechanical. Irregular diet and sleep pattern, shift duties, stress are a part of life now a days. These changes in life style are responsible for not paying proper attention to diet, daily routines, exercise, and seasonal regimes. The fresh food is replaced by fast food and bakery products. All together makes a person susceptible for disease generated by imbalance in digestive power.
In Ayurveda, Agni is the base (mool) of life, which plays a key role in bio-transformation. In Ayurveda JatharAgni means digestive fire and is present in stomach and duodenum. Grahani is the main site of Agni and both are interdependent. According to Ayurveda, the small intestine is correlated to Grahani, which got its name because of its property to restrain meal. Grahani is the place where digestion and absorption takes place. It is nourished by the strength of Agni. 'Mandagni' is one type of vitiation of Agni, which means weak digestive fire. The food is not digested properly due to Mandagni, which leads to Ama Dosha (accumulation of endotoxins); it is the crucial factor responsible for most of the diseases.
Ama dosha leads to:-
- Coated tongue (reflecting coated intestines),
- Blocked bile ducts
- High Cholesterol Level
- IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
- Auto-Immune Disorders, Arthritis
- Blockage in channels
- Coronary Artery Diseases,
- Hindrance in absorption of nutrients by intestinal channels.
Ayurvedic treatment for IBS gives emphasis on proper digestion, which is often the focus for illness. Ghrani roga is a disease where there is alteration of normal function of Grahani. On the basis of its clinical presentation and pathogenesis IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) can be correlated in Ayurveda with Grahani roga as there is no clear cut evidence of IBS.
Grahani is considered as a syndrome with alteration in stool either in solid or liquid form. People suffering from IBS have extra sensitive nerves and muscles in the bowel because of vitiated pitta and vata. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects intestine, which is the part of the digestive tract that stores stool. The attack of diarrhea may occur at intervals of fortnight, a month, 10 days, may even daily. The condition aggravates during day time. Ayurvedic treatment for IBS gives emphasis on proper digestion, which is often the focus for illness. Ayurvedic treatment for IBS may involve medicines along with change in diet and stress relief.
Common Symptoms of IBS
- Abdominal pain and discomfort.
- Abdominal Contraction increases after eating.
- Abdominal cramps with bloating.
- Feeling of unclear bowel.
- Chronic diarrhea, constipation or a combination of both.
Herbal Remedies for IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
Planet Ayurveda have a herbal remedies to get rid of IBS. The IBS Care Pack of Planet Ayurveda successfully combats irritable bowel syndrome.
- Digestion Support - 2 Capsules twice daily, with plain water after meals.
- Pitta Balance - 1 Capsule twice daily, with plain water after meals.
- Kutajghan Vati - 2 Tablets twice daily, with plain water after meals.
- Sanjivani Vati - 2 Tablets twice daily, with plain water after meals.
1. Digestion Support
Digestion Support of planet ayurveda is a blend of unique and effective herbs as best digestives. Digestion Support Capsule of planet ayurveda is useful in alleviating gaseous distension of abdomen, pain of abdomen and acidity . It stimulates liver and control Acidity, Flatulence . The herbs like Amla, Haritaki, Bahera, Fennel, Dhania, Cumin and Piper act together in a synergistic manner to maintain the natural pH balance in the stomach. The herbal formulation removes excessive 'kapha', which is main cause of loss of appetite.
|S. No.||Herb Used||Latin Name||Quantity|
|1.||Amla||Emblica officinalis||100 mg|
|2.||Haritaki||Terminalia chebula||100 mg|
|3.||Bahera||Terminalia bellerica||100 mg|
|4.||Sounf||Foeniculum vulgare||50 mg|
|5.||Dhania||Coriander sativum||50 mg|
|6.||Pippali||Piper longum||50 mg|
|7.||Jeerak||Cyminum cuminum||50 mg|
The myroblans good laxative property. They improve digestion, relieve constipation, cleanses gastrointestinal tract, relief of gas, improves appetite and reduce gastric hyperacidity. Sounf is stimulant, stomachic, carminative, cardiac stimulant, refrigerant, antiemetic, aphrodisiac and anthelmintic in action.
Coriander comprises properties as carminative, tonic, stimulant, stomachic, diuretic, refrigerant, aphrodisiac, analgesic and anti-inflammatory.
Pippali is thermogenic, diuretic, tonic, purgative, stomachic, digestive, emollient and antiseptic. Cumin is digestive, carminative, astringent, anti-inflammatory, diuretic, nerve & uterine stimulant and galactogogue.
2. Kutajghana Vati
Kutaja (Holarrhena antidysenterica) is a well known tree mentioned in Ayurvedic literature for its medicinal value. It is known for its action against enteric pathogens. Various parts of the tree (bark, root, stem and seeds) are known to have various medicinal properties like tonic, carminative, astringent, aphrodisiac, galactogogue etc. , which makes is useful in chronic diarrhea, dysentery, ulcerative colitis, intestinal worms, piles, leprosy. Kurchicin is an active principle of Kutaja, which is highly effective against causative micro-organisms of diarrhea, dysentery.
Kutajaghan Vati is an ayurvedic anti-dysentery preparation, which pacifies all the three doshas(vata, pitta, kapha). Especially it pacifies aggravated kapha and pitta in digestive system. It reduces inflammation of small and large intestine retrieves normal tone of intestines and restores proper digestion and enhances healing of colonic ulcers. Kutajghan Vati stimulates digestive fire and restores digestion by normalizing the function of Grahani. Kuatajghan Vati relieves diarrhoea, dysentery, skin diseases, digestive problems, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.
3. Sanjivini Vati
The Term 'sanjeevani' literally means 'One who gives life'. Sanjeevani Vati is an ancient ayurvedic formula consists of many herbs, which was firstly mentioned in "Sharangdhar Samhita" in 1300 AD, it was used to care gastroenteritis, fever and snake bite. It ignites the digestive fire by balancing Pitta and pacifying Vata and Kapha. Thus Sanjeevani Vati is beneficial to burn the accumulated metabolites (Aama) lying in intestines, which causes blockage anywhere in the system. It is indicated in bacillary and amoebic dysentery. It relieves diarrhoea and dysentery without causing Constipation. Helps to heal the ulcer in the gastrointestinal tract.
Major Ingredients are:
Each Tablet is 500 mg
|Sr. No.||Sanskrit Name||Latin Name|
|2||Zingiber officinale||Ginger Root|
|7||Tinospora cordifolia||Guduchi herb|
|8||Semecarpus anacardium (Purified)||Shuddh Bhallataka|
|9||Aconitum ferox (Purified)||Shuddh Vatsnabh|
Ref. Ayurvedic Text - Sharangdhar/Chapter of Fevers
All the component of sanjeevani vati pacifies vata and kapha and balances pitta. The myrobalans and guduchi pacifies vata, pitta and kapha. The combination is digestive, carminative, appetizer, emollient, astringent, stimulant, anthelmintic , anti-inflammatory and tonic to liver. All the properties make sanjeevani vati an effective remedy for the diarrhoea and dysentery.
4. Pitta Balance
Pitta Balance Capsule of Planet Ayurveda helps to restore the balance of Fire energy i.e. Pitta. Pitta represents the heating element of the body. Pitta is aggravated by consuming spicy food, alcohol, hot food, oil rich food. Anger and aggression also causes imbalance in pitta. Symptoms like heart burn, acidity, ulcers, excessive bleeding, irritability, anxiety, palpitation, increased heart rate are seen when Pitta is aggravated. By taking Pitta Balance capsules subside all the above symptoms. It enhances cooling of the body, mind and spirit.
|Sr. No.||Common English Name||Classical Ayurvedic Name||Quantity|
|1||Coral Calcium||Praval Pishti||125 mg|
|2||Agate Calcium||Akik Pishti||125 mg|
|3||An Ayurvedic Calcium compound||Jahar Mohra Pishti||125 mg|
|4||An Ayurvedic Calcium compound||Kamdudha Ras||125 mg|
|5||Pearl Calcium||Mukta Pishti||50 mg|
|6||Tinospora corifolia stem extract||Giloy Satva||125 mg|
Where to buy IBS Care Pack?
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Tips for IBS by Planet Ayurveda
Avoid these - Heavy meals, milk products, chocolates, alcohol, caffeinated drinks, coffee, carbonated drinks; as these may cause or worsen symptoms of IBS. Avoid suppressing natural urge like - urination and defecation.
Consume - Butter milk will help a lot, Take small meals, Do regular meditation or light exercise.