Our elders always used to say, “Most of the health problems start from an unhealthy digestive system”. So, if your digestive system is good,
Symptoms like irregular bowel movements, abdominal cramps, and burning sensation in the chest
Environmental change and lifestyle changes may affect our colon and in turn our immune system. Ulcerative colitis can affect a person of any age or gender.
Ayurveda gives multiple insights on how to prevent, and cure such a condition, with natural herbs, food, and lifestyle changes. We have captured some of the most effective ways to control and get relief from Ulcerative Colitis.
Known as Pittaj Grahani in Ayurveda, Ulcerative Colitis is primarily a disease of Pitta Dosha, with varying degrees of Vata involvement in some cases. The excessive consumption of Pitta-aggravating foods and lifestyle initially damages both rakta dhatu (blood tissue) and mamsa dhatu (muscle tissue), leading to the formation of ama(Agni) that gets deposited between the villi(lining) in the intestines, forming a smooth coating that impairs the normal function and immunity of the intestines. Vata Dosha in the lower colon is also aggravated and in the early stages blocks the Pitta and Kapha channels, causing inflammation, mucous accumulation, and edema.
Ayurvedic treatment of Ulcerative Colitis involves gently eliminating the ama, restoring healthy digestion and creating a bacterially-friendly environment in the body. After the basic strength and immunity of the body are restored, the treatment focuses on the natural healing of the ulcers.
- Weak immune system
- Environmental factors
- Bacterial infection
Symptoms of ulcerative colitis:
- Irregular bowel movements
- Bluish or yellowish undigested stool
- Abdominal cramps
- Unexplained fatigue
- Unpleasant body odor
- Lack of appetite
- Weight loss
- Burning sensation in chest and throat
- Drink plenty of fluid, especially water, to prevent dehydration
- Avoid caffeine and alcohol, as they can increase diarrhea
- Avoid sodas, as they can increase gas
- Keep a food diary, and write down which foods make symptoms worse
- Increase use of cumin seeds, coriander, and celery seeds in cooking
- Avoid eating whole peas and beans, broccoli, potato, garlic, jaggery, sweet potato and other indigestible foods, fried/oily, highly salted foods, and fermented and packaged foods
- Improve eating habits by having food in calm surroundings, without watching television, listening to music, or working on the computer. Chew the food properly and completely. Eat slightly less than your appetite.
- Kapalbhati Pranayama(कपालभाति)
- Setu Bandhasana(सेतुबन्धासन)
- Adho Mukha Svanasana (अधोमुख श्वान आसन)
- Pawanmuktasana (पवनमुक्तासन)
- Bhujangasana ((भुजंगासन))
- Viparita Karani (विपरीत करनी)
- Savasana (शवासन)
- Buttermilk, Turmeric, Cumin, Rock salt: Have 1 glassful of buttermilk with ¼ tbsp of turmeric powder, a pinch of roasted cumin seed powder, and rock salt to taste. Stir well.
Dosage: Take the mixture twice a day.
- Dried Ginger root(Saunth): Mix powdered dried ginger(saunth), black pepper, and long pepper in equal amounts.
Dosage: Take ½ tbsp of the powder with water twice a day.
- Nutmeg, Gooseberry (Amla) and Celery (Ajwain) Make a preparation of ¼ tbsp of nutmeg (Jaiphal) powder, ½ tbsp powdered Indian gooseberry fruit (Amla) and ½ tbsp of celery seeds.
Dosage: Take the mixture at bedtime with water.
- Olive Oil: Olive oil is one of the most effective home remedies for mild to moderate ulcerative colitis. It is rich in monounsaturated fats and has immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory properties.
Dosage: Take 2-3 tbsp f extra-virgin olive oil daily.
- Aloe Vera: Aloe Vera can help treat mild to moderate ulcerative colitis due to its anti-inflammatory properties.
Dosage: Consume two ounces (one-quarter cup) of aloe vera gel 8 times a day when you experience flare-ups.
Dosage: Drink 2 tbsp of fresh aloe vera juice, with a glass of water, 2-3 times a day for several weeks.
- Isabbael-H: Baidyanath Isabbael-H is very effective and useful medicine to treat all kind of stomach infections and chronic stomach problems & Ulcerative Colitis.
Dosage: Take 5 gm-10 gram twice a day with water.
- Mulethi Powder: It can speed up the healing process in inflamed mucosa and prevent ulceration of mucosa of the intestines.
Dosage: Take 1-3 gram twice a day with water before the meal.
- Wheatgrass Juice: Wheatgrass juice helps improve the symptoms of ulcerative colitis.
Dosage: 20ml to be increased to 100ml & to be taken daily for 1 month.
- Bel murabba: It is beneficial for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), ulcerative colitis and stomach ulcers.
Dosage: 10-25 grams to be taken twice a day.
- Psyllium Seeds (Isagbol): Being rich in soluble fiber, psyllium husk (Isagbol) works as a bulk-forming agent and improves gut mobility, thereby relieving mild to moderate diarrhea caused by ulcerative colitis.
Procedure: Add ½ -2 tbsp of ground psyllium seeds to 1 cup of warm water.
Dosage: Drink once a day until your condition improves.
Make minor changes to your lifestyle, follow above-mentioned home remedies, and take herbal supplements for ULCERATIVE COLITIS!!!
Aims to make your lives happier and healthier by sharing these easy to use, DIY, herbal home remedies. If you found this post useful or know someone who needs this information, do not forget to like and share. If you have any question related to this condition comment/ drop a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We provide FREE CONSULTANCY (by VAIDH/HAKEEM) to resolve all your health problems.
You can ask in comments, PM on our Facebook page, or call directly @ +919119008008 to book an appointment for consultancy.