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 "Jathar Agni" 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, 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 like 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. Grahani 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 ten days or may even daily. This 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
- Chronic diarrhea, constipation or a combination of both
- Abdominal cramps with bloating
- Feeling of unclear bowel
- Abdominal Contraction increases after eating
Herbal Remedies for IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
As per Ayurveda disease are caused by imbalance of doshas (Vata, Pitta & Kapha). Planet Ayurveda offers best combination of effective herbal remedies such as IBS Care Pack for Ayurvedic treatment of IBS "Grahani" (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). We provides 100 percent pure and natural products. All of them are free from side effects and are safe to use. And they are formulated by MD Ayurveda doctors. All of the medicines from the house are made without the addition of chemicals or additives or preservatives in it.
- Digestion Support - 2 Capsules 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.
- Pitta Balance - 1 Capsule 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. The Capsules are useful in alleviating gaseous distension of abdomen, pain of abdomen and acidity. It stimulates liver, control acidity, indigestion & 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. This 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 myrobalans show good laxative property. They improve digestion, relieve constipation, cleanses gastrointestinal tract, relieve 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.
2. Kutajghan 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. Kutajghan 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. These tablets reduce inflammation of small and large intestine retrieves normal tone of intestines and restores proper digestion. It enhances healing of colonic ulcers. Kutajghan Vati stimulates digestive fire and restores digestion by normalizing the function of Grahani. The tablets relieve diarrhoea, dysentery, skin diseases, digestive problems, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.
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 'sanjivani' literally means 'One who gives life'. Sanjivani 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 Sanjivani 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. The tablet relieves diarrhoea and dysentery without causing Constipation. It 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 sanjivani vati pacifies vata, kapha and pitta dosha. These tablets are digestive, carminative, appetizer, emollient, astringent, stimulant, anthelmintic, anti-inflammatory and tonic to liver. All the properties make sanjivani 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. In our body it 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. 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||Jawar Mohra Pishti||125 mg|
|4||An Ayurvedic Calcium compound||Kamdudha Ras||125 mg|
|5||Pearl Calcium||Mukta Pishti||50 mg|
|6||Tinospora cordifolia stem extract||Giloy Satva||125 mg|
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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.