How to Treat Acute Pancreatitis in Ayurveda?
Grahani or the seat of Agni (fire), is the name given to pancreas in Ayurveda. The burning of the pancreas is called Pancreatitis. Initially the imbalance between Pitta & Vata, is the main cause of this deterioration process to begin in the digestive fluids, which are placed in the pancreas. In chronic stage also shows some disturbance. The pancreas is the one that secretes enzymes that are always ready to combat with toxins present in the body, causing various infections. It also governs the digestive system, manufactures insulin hormones and teaches the body on how to absorb sugar by it. Pancreas might be tiny in size; it is significant for digestion and hormone producing glands of the whole body.
Mild disturbance can happen anytime, but go unnoticed as these are taken care of by the body itself. If it is severe, then it can create an emergency. You need to rush to your nearest hospital, get admitted and ask for treatment from the doctors. They tell you, a surgery needs to be done or not. At complex situation, you have to spend lots of money and time. The situation gets tough for you. A weak pancreas can cause diabetes and digestive disorders. Don't panic, we believe in 'when the going gets tough, the tough get going'.
Home Remedies for Acute Pancreatitis
We have home remedies for you, which will help in keeping you fine in a natural way, once and for all.
Turmeric is responsible for curing dozens of diseases. Turmeric has anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, anti-cancer and anti-oxidant features and these can be beneficial when dealing with pancreatitis. Molecules like cytokines cause inflammation in the body and these are tossed off by curcumin, an ingredient of turmeric. It helps in curbing cytokines, TNF-a etc. This is reduced to cut short their role in various molecular mechanisms. Curcumin also helps the PPAR-y, which has anti-inflammatory features in the cells. This process reduces the inflammation to a great extent, making turmeric to rejuvenate the health of pancreas and it starts functioning normally.
2. Indian Gooseberry (Emblica Officinalis in Latin)
Except its anti-oxidant features, it is a rich source of vitamin C. Gooseberry helps in chasing out the free radicals that cause inflammation to expand, and injure pancreas making it look awry. 3 to 6 grams of Gooseberry is enough for the day, to keep the pancreas in proper shape. It has been the primitive medicine of Indians since time immortal. Studies show that it can be used to save the un-balanced pancreas, halting the pancreatitis to strike you.
3. Dandelion Root
This herb is a great remedy in healing the injured pancreas, especially it eradicates its cancer cells. It also helps in elevating the digestion of fats, gives a push to the production of bile. It just kills the cancer cells, while never bothering the other cells. Dandelion tea is amazing in expelling the toxins from the intestines and helps in rectifying the health of already injured pancreas tissues.
Spinach boosts your health and helps in eradicating lots of diseases. It has huge quantity of iron and vitamin B in it. These are important for Pancreas to preserve the health. So to live life in a healthy way, eat it in a bulky way. It can be eaten in various dishes that you have along with your daily meals. You can also try adding Spinach to your salads or when it is stir-fried with garlic, it proves to be more beneficial.
Yogurt is very low in fats and a nice source of probiotics. It also has good bacteria, which helps in keeping the immune and digestive system functioning properly. It will be much better if you select yogurt that has no sugar in it. You can eat it along with your daily meals or eat it just like a snack to enjoy its various benefits.
6. Sweet Potatoes
According to Ayurveda, the food that resembles the shape of pancreas is the one that is maximum benefits and sweet potato is the one. It governs the sugar level in the body. It has lots of GI food, which means that it helps in releasing the sugar in a proper manner to the body. It means the sugar gets released in a slow manner, thus it is helping the pancreas not to worry. Sweet potato lessens pancreas stress and might be singing Bobby McFerinn's 'don't worry, be happy'. Sweet potato along with other veggies like corn, carrot is also beneficial.
7. The Allium Vegetables
All the family of allium veggies like garlic, onions and fenugreek has lots of arginine, selenium, flavonoids, oligosaccharides and sulfur, when all these combine, they keep the health of pancreas intact. The garlic should be eaten in raw or crushed condition to avail the maximum benefits. Just peel off 2 cloves of garlic and consume them with a glass of lemon water. If you don't like the taste, add a little honey to it. And Veggie soups are also an excellent source to keep your pancreas in a healthy shape.
Haritaki, is an herb that comes from the family of Terminalia Chebula plant, it isn't much popular. Studies have proved that it can be beneficial to cure pancreatitis and cancer tumors simultaneously. It prevents cancer cells to grow and does apoptosis (natural death of cancerous cells). It has no side effects and when consumed, it reduces the sugar level by 43.2%, a precious asset for controlling diabetes. You can have aarogyavardhini vati and navkarshik churna, both are Ayurvedic products to cure your acute pancreatitis.
9. Olive Leaves
These leaves have nutrients that detoxify the blood. The free radicals spread and cause damage to the pancreas, which brings diseases and lowers blood pressure. Olive leaves have an ingredient called oleuropein and oleic acid, which is highly anti-inflammatory, eradicating all the free radicals. If consumed regularly, it reduces the pain and swelling of the pancreas, making it rejuvenate from its sufferings.
10. Sattvik diet
Try having a sattvik diet, which consists of fresh organic vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, herb based oils, honey, molasses, lentils, beans, dairy products like milk and ghee. All these should be prepared in a jolly mood otherwise these will not be able to show you their benefits. All should be prepared in a tranquilized environment and in a happy mood in the kitchen. Ayurveda says that Sattva is the authentic quality of spiritual virtue and serenity, obviously creating joy, awareness, intelligence, virtue and a very sharp and clear mind.
Still Indian Ayurveda has suggested 2 foods that should never be rejected, Gooseberry juice and buttermilk. Take all energy fluids and avoid anything containing alcohol. If you don't get the benefits you are seeking, go to an expert who can guide you better.