Ulcerative colitis is a chronic idiopathic inflammatory bowel disease. It is characterized by passing stool and sometimes blood in the stool. It affects the patient during the most active period of his or her life that is 20 to 40 years of age. There is swelling and ulceration of the inner lining of the colon and rectum. In Ayurveda it is known by the name with Pittaja ghahani. It is a disease of pureesh-vaha-strotus.
What are the symptoms of Ulcerative Colitis?
- Bleeding in stool with increased bowel frequency
- Irregular bowel movements
- Bluish or yellowish undigested stool
- Burning sensation in chest and throat
- Weakness due to loss of water and blood in stool
- Lack of appetite
- Tiredness without exertion
- Gargling sound in the abdomen
How to treat Ulcerative Colitis?
In modern science there is no permanent curative and safe treatment for ulcerative colitis. In Western medicine some drugs like sulfosamine may give mild relief in symptoms and sings but after sometime patients need some more doses of same drug.
In a research article, published in AYU (an international quaternary journal of research in Ayurveda) the authors found the some encouraging results in the patient of ulcerative colitis with certain Ayurvedic treatment.
- Udumbara Kwath basti
- Kutaja ghan vati
- Udumbara Kwath
- Combination of Musta, Nagakesara, Lodhra, Muktamanchamrut rasa
Ayurvedic remedies and formulation???
- Have a glass of buttermilk with one fourth teaspoon of turmeric powder, Aa pinch of roasted cumin seed powder and rock salt to taste. Have this twice a day with break fast and lunch.
- Make a powdered preparation of cloves, cinnamon,green cardamom and asafoetida.Have one teaspoon of this powder twice a day with water.
- Have one teaspoon of licorice root powder with water.
- Agnikumar rasa
- Piyushvalli rasa
- Rasa parpati
- Lavangadi. Powder
- Panchamrita parpati
- Jatiphaladi power
- Sutashekhara rasa
- Dadimastaka power
Do not start self-medication. Consult your doctor first before taking these drugs.
By: Dr.Ranjeet Singh