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Natural Treatment of Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative colitis

About Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory disease of the large intestine which is also called colon. The lining of large intestine become inflamed and develops tiny ulcers. Ulcerative colitis only affects the lining of colon whereas crohn's disease can affect any part of gastrointestinal wall.

According to Ayurveda, Ulcerative colitis is a disease of pitta dosha with the vary degree of vata involvement. The excessive intake of pitta aahar and regimens initially effects the rakhta and mamsa dahtu (fatty tissues). Vata dosha in the large intestine also aggravates and affects the pitta and kapha dosha causes inflammation, mucous accumulation and edema.

What are the Different Types of Ulcerative Colitis and their Symptoms?

  • Ulcerative Procititis: Bowel inflammation is limited to the rectum .It affects the small area. It accounts nearly 30% of all cases. It is associated with fewer complications.
  • Proctosigmiditis: It affects the recto- sigmoid colon which adjacent to the rectum. Symptoms include bloody diarrhea, cramps and always urge to pass the stool.
  • Left sided colitis: It involves the descending colon, which runs along the left side, Symptoms include loss of appetite, diarrhea, weight loss and severe pain in the left side of abdomen and bleeding.
  • Pan-ulcerative colitis: It effects whole colon. Symptoms include diarrhea, several abdominal pain and extensive weight loss. It is associated with some serious complications.

What are the Causes of Ulcerative colitis?

The exact cause of ulcerative colitis is not known. Causes may include:

  • Immune system malfunction: When immune system tries to fight off on the virus or micro-organism an abnormal immune response cause the immune system to attack the digestive tract, too.
  • Hereditary: People who have this disease in family, they are at high risk.
  • Stress and Improper Diet: These two factors do not cause ulcerative colitis, these may aggravates the disease.

What are the Risk Factors?

  • Age: It can occurs at any age usually it can occur before 30 years or sometimes it does not occur after 60 years age.
  • Race: If you are white, then you are at high risk of this disease. That's why it is more in U.S, England and northern Europe is rarely seen in Asia and South America.

What are the Sign and Symptoms of Ulcerative Colitis?

  • Abdominal pain and cramping.
  • Diarrhea with bleeding.
  • Loss of appetite.
  • Fever.
  • Weight loss.
  • Increases abdominal sound.
  • Malnutrition.
  • Mucous in the stool.
  • Sharp rectal pain.

What are the Possible Complication of Ulcerative Colitis?

  • Colon Cancer: The chances of this complication arise after eight or ten years of ulcerative colitis.
  • Inflammation of joints (Arthritis).
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis (It affects the vertebral joints)
  • Anemia (Due to blood loss).
  • Erythema nodosum (painful, red skin nodules).
  • Sclerosing Cholangitis (Due to recurrent inflammation and infection of bile duct).
  • Liver disorder (Liver cirrhosis).
  • Jaundice (Yellowing of skin).
  • Inflammation of eyes (Uveitis).

How to Diagnose the Ulcerative Colitis?

  • A complete blood count (anemia, platelet count).
  • Renal function test (pre-renal failure)
  • Liver function test (primary sclerosing cholangitis).
  • Electrolytes studies (hypokalemia, hypomagnesium).
  • C-reactive protein can be measured (to find the elevation, another indication of inflammation).
  • Sigmoidoscopy.

Herbal Remedies for Ulcerative Colitis by Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda provides best combination of effective herbal remedies such as Ulcerative Colitis Care Pack for natural treatment of ulcerative colitis. These herbal remedies are prepared from using best quality herbs and strictly follow the principles of Ayurveda. All these herbal remedies of Planet Ayurveda are 100 percent pure, natural and vegetarian. These are free from chemicals, additives and preservatives. These are safe to use as these are free from side effects.

Dosage

  1. Arjuna Capsules - 2 capsules twice daily with plain water after meal.
  2. Vatsakadi churna - 1 teaspoonful twice daily with plain water after meal or you can boil the powder - 1 teaspoonful in 400 ml water, keep it boiling until it remains 50 ml. Strain it and drink the water. Leave the residue. Do it twice daily. Make fresh every time.
  3. Pitta balance - 1 capsules twice daily with plain water after meal.
  4. Kutajghan vati - 2 tablets twice daily with plain water after meal.

Products Description

1. Arjuna Capsules

Arjuna (Terminalis Arjuna) tree bark, standardized extract is used to make this formulation.

Benefits: It acts as anti-oxidant, analgesic and anti-inflammatory. It is rich in minerals like calcium, copper, magnesium and zinc which helps in the proper functioning of the heart. It helps in reducing cholesterol level, hence helpful in controlling high blood pressure. It is a good astringent and expectorant. Regular use of Arjuna helps in maintaining heart health and balance the three energies of the body.It helps to control bleeding.

2. Vatsakadi Churna

This is a pure natural formulation which plays an important role to cure ulcerative colitis. It consists of kutaz (Holarrhena antidysentrica), Bilva (Aegle marmelos), Saunf (Foeniculum vulgrea), Dhania (Coriandrum Sativum) Nagarmotha (Cyperus scariosus), Anar (Pomengrate), Chotti Elaichi (Cardamom), and Jaiphal (Myristica fragans) .

Benefits: It especially works on the intestines. Kutaz-it acts as a carmative, tonic, anti-periodicity. It has been used to relieving dysentery also. Bilva it helps in the relieving the digestive system disorders and symptoms due to vata disorders. Saunf: It has a phytoestrogens which helps in the digestion. Choti elaichi: It is also good for digestive system. It acts as mouth refresher. It also helpful in respiratory disorders. Jaiphal: It acts as a stimulant, analgesic and moreover it is the best ayurvedic herb for the digestive system.

3. Pitta Balance

It consists of Praval Pishti, Akik Pishti, Jahar mohra Pisti, kamdhandhu Ras, Mukti Pisti, Giloy satva (Tinospora Cordifolia).

Benefits: Our body consists of three energies vatta, Pitta and kapha according to Ayurveda. Pitta is responsible for digestion, as well as metabolism of the body. In this formulation there is a calcium compounds which helps in controlling bleeding and provides a cooling effect on the body. In this disease (ulcerative colitis) it is very important to balance the pitta as it is primarily, caused due to imbalance of pitta dosha in the body.

4. Kutajghan Vati

It is formed from the purest extract of kutaj (Holarrhena antidysentrica) herb. It is a 100% pure extract. Diarrhea and Dysentery can be cured by Kutajghan herbs. It is very useful in the functioning of the intestine.

To buy Ulcerative Colitis Care Pack, please visit store.planetayurveda.com/products/ulcerative-colitis-care-pack.

If Ulcerative Colitis is in sever condition, one can opt for this pack – Ulcerative Colitis Care Pack for Advance Stages.

Dosage

  1. Vatsakadi churna - 1 teaspoonful, twice daily.
  2. Pitta balance - 1 capsule, twice daily.
  3. Arjuna capsules - 1 capsule, twice daily.
  4. Vasaka capsules - 1 capsule, twice daily.
  5. Coolstrin-B capsules - 1 capsule, twice daily.
  6. Motion stop tablets - 2 tablets, twice daily.
  7. Coolstrin-A Capsules - 1 capsule, twice daily.

Products Description

1. Vataskadi Churna

Vataskadi churna is a herbal formulation consists of various herbs. Vataskadi churna has a very important role in the cure of ulcerative colitis. It consists of herbs Kutaz (Holarrhena antidysentrica), Bilva (Aegle marmelos), Saunf (Foeniculum vulgrea), Dhania (Coriandum satiyvm), Nagarmotha (Cyperus cariosus), Anar (Pomengrate), Chotti Elaichi (Cadramom) and Jaiphal (Myristica fragans).

Benefits: Vataskadi churna is the best herbal remedy for the digestive system. It helps in the proper digestion of food. It also helps in relieving the digestive system disorders like diarrhea, gas formation and irregular bowel movements. It acts as an analgesic and stimulant. It helps to improve the function of the immune system.

2. Pitta Balance

It helps to restore the balance of fire energy in the body. It consists of herbs Parval Pishti (Coral) Compound, Akik Pishti (Agate) Compound, Jawar Mohra Pishti Compound, Kamdhudha Ras Compound, Mukta Pishti (Pearl) Compound and Giloy Satva (Tinospora cordifolia).

Benefits: Our body consists of three energies Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Pitta Balance capsule helps to balance the aggravated pitta dosha in the body. It provides the cooling effect to the body. Pitta Balance helps to restore the balance of fire energy in the body leading to excellent results in ulcerative colitis.

3. Arjuna Capsules

Arjuna capsules are made from the pure extracts of the Arjuna (Terminalis arjuna). The bark of the tree contains natural alkaloids, which are very useful to cure the ulcerative colitis.

Benefits: It helps to control the bleeding. It also helps to remove the blockage in the arteries. It acts as an anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and analgesic.

4. Vasaka Capsules

The product is made using pure extract of vasaka (Adhatoda vasica).

Benefits: It helps to stop bleeding, as it is helpful to stop the rectal bleeding that occurs in ulcerative colitis. It also helps in case of intestinal worms.

5. Coolstrin–B Capsules

The product is a herbal preparation and 100% Vegetarian capsules. It consists of the following herbs as Naagkesar (Mesua fera), Mochrus (Salmalia malabarica), Lodhra (Symplocus racemosus), Dhataki (Woodfordia fruiticosa) and Lajjalu (Mimosa pudica).

Benefits: As ulcerative colitis is mainly a disease of pitta dosha. It helps to balance the pitta dosha and provides cooling effect to the body. It also helps to prevent bleeding and diarrhea.

6. Motion Stop Tablets

This product is the herbal preparation. It consists of the various herbs which are as Kutaj (Holarrhena antidysentrica), Bael (Aegle marmelos), Haldi (Curcuma longa), Anar (Punica grantum) and Nagarmotha (Cyperus rotundus).

Benefits: It helps to maintain the balance of vata and pitta doshas of the body. It acts as an anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and analgesic. It also helps in the proper digestion. It is very effective in ulcerative colitis as it heals the ulcers and stop bleeding. It also helps to repair the damage of intestinal wall.

7. Coolstrin-A Capsules

The product is a herbal preparation. It consists of the herbs Sheesham (Dalbergia sisso), Vasaka (Adatodha vasica), Zandu (Tegetes erecta), Anar (Punica granatum) and Arjuna (Terminalis arjuna).

Benefits: It helps to stop bleeding and heal the ulcers. It supports the immune system.It acts as an anti-inflammatory, carminative, anti-spasmodic and Adaptogenic. It helps to balance the three doshas of the body. It provides cooling effect to the body.

To buy Ulcerative Colitis Care Pack for Advance Stages, please visit store.planetayurveda.com/products/ulcerative-colitis-care-pack-for-advance-stages.

Diet and Lifestyle

  • Yoghurt: It boosts up immune-system.
  • Avoid nuts: This fat content may worsen the symptoms of ulcerative colitis.
  • Juice: Juice of carrot, papaya, raw cabbage is very benefical.It helps to maintain gut flora.
  • Coconut water: It soothes soft mucosa of the colon.
  • Buttermilk: Drink buttermilk mixed with water daily.
  • Avoid white sugar, white breads and products formed from white flour.
  • Avoid tea, coffee, salty and spicy food.
  • Avoid alcohol and caffeine.
  • Take complete rest and avoid stress.
  • Drink plenty of water and fluids to clean bowel clean.

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FAQs

Can Ulcerative Colitis be Managed?

Yes, Ulcerative Colitis can be managed by Ayurvedic medicines. These Ayurvedic medicines are prepared from natural and effective herbs. These herbs work on fixing the root cause of Ulcerative Colitis.

What can happen if Ulcerative Colitis is left untreated?

If Ulcerative Colitis is left untreated, it can increase the risk of serious complications such as liver diseases, eye, skin disorders, and bone loss.

Is Ulcerative Colitis hereditary?

Yes, Ulcerative Colitis is hereditary but there is no identification of specific gene mutations. There is only 1% chance of children of patients who are having Ulcerative Colitis develop Ulcerative Colitis themselves.

Is Ulcerative Colitis dangerous?

Ulcerative Colitis is a serious disease if it is left untreated. It weakens the immune system of the body.

How do you diagnose Ulcerative Colitis?

It is diagnosed with the help of following tests and procedures:

  • Blood test
  • Stool test
  • Colonoscopy
  • CT scan
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • CT enterography
  • MR enterography

Is Ulcerative Colitis life threatening?

No, it is not a life-threatening illness. But it is necessary to take the right treatment.

Is surgery necessary for Ulcerative Colitis?

As per the modern system of medicine, proctocolectomy is necessary for Ulcerative Colitis.

As per the Ayurveda system of medicine, it is curable by Ayurvedic medications that are prepared from natural herbs.

How long does Ulcerative Colitis take to heal?

Ulcerative Colitis takes 5 to 6 months to heal. But if the disease is chronic, then it may take 1 year to heal.

Does Ulcerative Colitis ever heal?

Yes, Ulcerative Colitis can be healed with the help of Ayurvedic medicines. These Ayurvedic medicines are prepared from natural and effective herbs that work on fixing the root cause of Ulcerative Colitis.

Can Ulcerative Colitis cure without surgery?

Yes, Ulcerative Colitis can be cured without surgery. It is possible with natural and effective herbs.

What is the best treatment for Ulcerative Colitis? / What is the best medicine for Ulcerative Colitis?

The best treatment for Ulcerative Colitis is Ulcerative Colitis care pack.

This pack contains :

  • Arjuna Capsules : This formulation is prepared from the standardized extract of Arjuna bark. Arjuna has a wound healing property and protects the endothelial layer of arteries. It controls diarrhea and prevents inflammation. These capsules also improve the hemoglobin level and boost the strength of the body.
  • Vatsakadi Churna : This churna consists of various ulcer healing herbs like saunf (Foeniculum vulgare), Dhania (Coriander sativum), Bilva (Aegle marmelos), Kutaz (Wrightia antidysenterica), Choti Elaichi (Elettaria cardamomum) and jaiphal (Myristica fragrans). These herbs help in healing the ulcers and balance the various body metabolic reactions.
  • Kutajghan Vati : Kutaj is a wonderful and effective herb, useful in infective diarrhea and inflammatory bowel disease. It burns the ama or endotoxins and reduces the inflammation. It also has a healing property that heals the ulcers.
  • Pitta balance : It is a combination of various classical ayurvedic chemical compounds that control the bleeding and has a cooling effect on the body.

In Ayurveda, Mukta pishti is prepared with the purified powder of pearls and pestle this powder with rose water under the moonlight for 30 nights. It stops the bleeding within the first few doses and has no side effects.

Is Ulcerative Colitis painful?

It is an inflammatory bowel condition which is painful and the pain may be mild to severe, and occurs commonly in the rectum and abdomen.

Is Ulcerative Colitis common?

Yes, Ulcerative Colitis is common and causes inflammation in the large intestine. In severe cases, there is the formation of ulcers in the lining of the colon.

Can Ulcerative Colitis heal itself?

No, it cannot be healed by itself. Several Ayurvedic medicines that are prepared from effective herbs are helpful in the healing process.

Does Ulcerative Colitis recur? / Can Ulcerative Colitis come back?

As per the modern system of medicine, Ulcerative Colitis is a remitting-relapsing autoimmune disease that has symptom free periods followed by flare-ups.

As per Ayurveda system of medicine, it is completely curable with the effective Ayurvedic medicines. There is no chance of recurring.

Can Ulcerative Colitis be cured by medicine?

Yes, it can be cured by herbal medicines. It is an effective Ayurvedic treatment that works on fixing the root cause of Ulcerative Colitis.

Can colonoscopy detect Ulcerative Colitis?

Yes, colonoscopy detects Ulcerative Colitis.

How do you take care of Ulcerative Colitis?

  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Intake of foods that contain iron

Can Ulcerative Colitis lead to cancer?

Yes, Ulcerative Colitis can lead to colorectal cancer (CRC) if it is left untreated.

What happens when Ulcerative Colitis ruptures?

When Ulcerative Colitis ruptures it can cause toxic megacolon. This is an acute form of colon distension.

What are the signs of Ulcerative Colitis?

  • Diarrhea with blood or pus
  • Abdominal pain
  • Weight loss
  • Poor appetite
  • Joint pain
  • Fatigue
  • Rectal pain and bleeding
  • Anemia

What are the reasons for Ulcerative Colitis?

  • Unknown cause
  • Weak immune system
  • Heredity
  • Environmental factors such as bacteria or virus in the environment

How does a doctor diagnose Ulcerative Colitis?

It can be diagnosed by following procedures :

  • Blood tests
  • Stool test
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • CT scan
  • X-ray
  • CT and MR enterography

What foods irritate Ulcerative Colitis? / Which foods are bad for Ulcerative Colitis?

  • Citrus fruits like oranges, lemon
  • Spicy foods
  • Vegetables like garlic, ginger, and tomato
  • Spinach and other high fiber foods

Which foods to eat to reduce Ulcerative Colitis? / Which foods are good for Ulcerative Colitis?

  • A balanced diet containing complex carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, fats, and essential minerals
  • Coconut water
  • Juice of rose petals
  • Juice of marigold flower
  • Pomegranate Juice
  • Buttermilk (Lassi)
  • Egg white

Can exercise reduce Ulcerative Colitis?

Yes, exercise can reduce Ulcerative Colitis. Drink water before and after exercising. It can keep you healthy.

Is ginger good for Ulcerative Colitis?

No, ginger is not good for Ulcerative Colitis as it can cause flare-ups.

Is turmeric good for Ulcerative Colitis?

No, turmeric is not good for Ulcerative Colitis. It can cause rectal bleeding.

How can I treat Ulcerative Colitis at home? / How do you get rid of Ulcerative Colitis naturally? / What are the home remedies for Ulcerative Colitis?

  • Powder of fennel seeds and cumin seeds are taken in an equal amount and add this powder in a cup of boiled water. Allow it for cooling. Consume this water daily.
  • Consume a cup of herbal tea that comprises cumin, coriander, fennel, and thyme.
  • Soak fennel seeds in a cup of water overnight. Consume this in the morning.
  • Drink 50ml of pomegranate juice daily.

Does Ulcerative Colitis cause bleeding?

Yes, Ulcerative Colitis causes bleeding. There is an inflammation in the inner lining of the colon that leads to rectal bleeding.

Does stress affect Ulcerative Colitis?

Stress can be responsible for triggering the flare-ups. But it doesn’t cause Ulcerative Colitis.

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