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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Herbal Remedies for Grahani (Ulcerative Colitis) Treatment

Ulcerative colitis is a group of diseases that causes inflammation of the colon, either in the segments or completely. It is much common too Crohn's disease. The difference between both is that ulcerative colitis affects only the colon and rectum whereas Crohn's disease affects the whole gastrointestinal tract. It is the most common type of inflammatory bowel disease.

According to Ayurveda, Ulcerative colitis occurs mainly due to Pitta dosha. Due to the excessive intake of salty or spicy food, exposure to the heat, intake of alcohol and smoking all these factors aggravate the pitta dosha. Hence it leads to the diarrhea and ultimately it is a diarrhea with blood.

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF THE ULCERATIVE COLITIS?

There are different types of ulcerative colitis, which are as follows:

  1. Ulcerative proctitis
  2. Procto sigmioditis
  3. Left sided colitis
  4. Universal colitis
  5. Fulminant colitis

1. Ulcerative colitis

It is the colitis in which there is an inflammation limited to the rectum.

Symptoms of the ulcerative colitis are as follows:

  • Rectal bleeding.
  • Rectal pain (if the condition is severe).
  • Urgency to go toilet.

2. Proctosigmioditis

It is the colitis in which there is an inflammation of the rectum and sigmoid colon.

Symptoms of proctosigmioditis are as follows:

  • Rectal bleeding
  • Urgency to go toilet
  • Bloody diarrhea

3. Left sided colitis

It is the colitis in which there is the inflammation starts at the rectum and extends up to left colon.

Symptoms of the left sided colitis are as follows:

  • Pain in the left side of abdomen.
  • Abdominal cramps.
  • Weight loss.
  • Fever.
  • Fatigue.

4. Universal colitis

It is the colitis in which there occurs an inflammation of the entire colon.

Symptoms of the universal colitis are as follows:

  • Bleeding diarrhea.
  • Shock.

As we had already know about the different types of ulcerative colitis, but how one should know about the mild and severe symptoms of the Ulcerative colitis?

One should aware of the symptoms to which he/she is suffering, whether it’s is mild to severe let’s know about it:

Mild Symptoms:

  • Fewer bowel movement that is less than six times a day.
  • Occasionally there is a bleeding while passing stool.
  • Abdominal cramps.
  • No systematic symptoms.

Severe Symptoms:

  • Increase in the frequency of diarrhea that is six times or more than six in a day.
  • Fever
  • Hypotension (Blood pressure decrease)
  • Tachycardia (abnormal rapid increase in heart rate)
  • Anemia with Hb count less than 10g/dl
  • Hypoalbuminemia (A condition in which blood levels of albumin are abnormally low)

On the bases of these symptoms and along with other checkup. One should aware oneself that he/she is suffering from mild or severe ulcerative colitis.

WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF THE ULCERATIVE COLITIS?

  • Immune system dysfunction.
  • Family history.
  • Improper Diet.

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT WAYS TO DIAGNOSE ULCERATIVE COLITIS?

  • Blood test (ESR, Anemia).
  • Stool test.
  • LFT (Liver Function test).
  • Endoscopy.
  • Barium enema X-ray.

WHAT CAN BE THE COMPLICATIONS OF THE ULCERATIVE COLITIS?

  • Anemia.
  • Colon cancer.
  • Inflammation of the joints (Arthritis).
  • Ertheyma nodosum (painful, red skin).

WHAT TREATMENT PLANET AYURVEDA PROVIDES FOR ULCERATIVE COLITIS?

Planet Ayurveda is a herbal company. It provides herbal remedy for the various health ailments .The herbal remedies in the combo pack work in as synergistic manner. As the Planet Ayurveda is a world’s manufacturing company. On the bases of the mild and severe symptoms of the ulcerative colitis, MD Ayurvedic doctor’s suggests two combo packs for this disease. Let’s see which herbal combo packs are these?

  1. Ulcerative Colitis Advanced Stages Combo Pack
  2. Ulcerative Colitis Care Pack

1. Ulcerative Colitis Advanced Stages Combo Pack

This pack consists of various herbs which are very beneficial in the advanced stage of ulcerative colitis. These herbs are as follows:

  1. Vataskadi churna: 2 pack (100 gram each)
  2. Pitta Balance Capsules: 1 Bottle (60 capsules)
  3. Arjuna Capsule: 2 Bottles (120 capsules)
  4. Tab Motion Stop: 2 Bottles (120 Tablets)
  5. Coolstrin-A Capsule: 1 Bottle (60 capsules)
  6. Coolstrin-B Capsule: 1 Bottle (60 capsules)
  7. Vasaka capsules: 1 Bottle (60 capsules)

Ulcerative Colitis Care Pack for Advance Stages

Descriptions of the various herbal remedies are as follows:

1. Vataskadi Churna

Vataskadi churna is a herbal formulation consists of various herbs. This herbal powder plays an important role in the treatment of ulcerative colitis. It consists of following herbs:

Kutaz (Holarrhena antidysentrica), Bilva (Aegle marmelos), Saunf (Foeniculum vulgrea), Dhania (Coriandum satiyvm), Nagarmotha (Cyperus cariosus), Anar (Pomengrate),Jaiphal (Myristica fragans).

Benefits: Vataskadi churna is the best herbal remedy for the digestive system. This herbal preparation 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 also acts as an analgesic, stimulant and improves the functioning of the immune system.

Dosage - 1 teaspoonful, twice daily.

2. Pitta Balance Capsules

It helps to restore the balance of Pitta (Fire energy) in the body. These capsules consists of for the calicum compounds and herbs. Parval Pishti (Coral) Compound, Akik Pishti (Agate) Compound, Jawar Mohra Pishti Compound. Kamdhudha Ras Compound, Mukta Pishti (Pearl) Compound, 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.

Dosage - 1 capsule, twice daily.

3. Arjuna Capsules

Arjuna capsules are made from the pure extracts of the herb 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, hence these capsules are effective in rectal bleeding. These capsules help to remove the blockage in the arteries. The Arjuna capsules act as an anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and analgesic.

Dosage - 1 capsule, twice daily.

4. Motion stop tablets

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

Benefits: These tablets help 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. These motion stop tablets are very effective in ulcerative colitis as it heals the ulcers and stop bleeding. These tablets are beneficial as these helps to repair the damage of intestinal wall.

Dosage - 2 tablets twice a day with plain water, after meals.

5. Coolstrin-A Capsules

These capsules are the herbal preparation of the various herbs: Sheesham (Dalbergia sisso), Vasaka (Adatodha vasica), (Zandu Tegetes erecta), Anar(Punica granatum), Arjuna( Terminalis arjuna).

Benefits:The coolsterin–A capsules help to stop bleeding and heal the ulcers. These herbal capsules act as an anti-inflammatory, carminative, anti-spasmodic and Adaptogenic and provides the strength to the immune system. It helps to balance the three doshas of the body. It provides cooling effect to the body.

Dosage -2 capsules once a day with plain water, after meals.

6. Coolstrin–B capsules

The product is a herbal preparation and 100% Vegetarian capsules. It consists of the following herbs as follows:

Naagkesar (Mesua fera), Mochrus (Salmalia malabarica), Lodhra (Symplocus racemosus), Dhataki (Woodfordia fruiticosa), Lajjalu (Mimosa pudica).

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

Dosage - 2 capsules once a day with plain water, after meals.

7. Vasaka capsules

The herbal capsules are manufactured by using pure extract of vasaka (Adhatoda vasica).

Benefits: The vasaka capsules are very effective to stop bleeding, as it is helpful to stop the rectal bleeding that occurs in ulcerative colitis. These capsules also very helpful in case of intestinal worms.

Dosage - 1 capsule, twice daily.

2. Ulcerative Colitis Care Pack

This pack consist of various herbs, it is effective when the symptoms are mild. This combo pack consist of various herbal formulations:

  1. Vatsakadi Churna: 2 Pack (100 gram each)
  2. Pitta Balance (Capsules): (1 bottle)
  3. Arjuna Capsule: 2 Bottles (120 Capsules)
  4. KhutazaghanVati: 1 Bottle (120 tablets)

Descriptions of the various herbal remedies are as follows:

1. Vatsakadi Churna:

This is a pure natural formulation which plays an important role to cure ulcerative colitis. It consists of kutaz (Holarrhena antidysentrica), Bilva (Aeglemarmelos), Saunf (Foeniculumvulgrea), Dhania (CoriandrumSativum), Nagarmotha (Cyperusscariosus), Anar (Pomengrate), Chotti Elaichi (Cardamom), and Jaiphal (Myristicafragans)

Benefits: Vataskadi chruna 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 vatadisorders. Saunf: It has a phytoestrogens which helps in the digestion. Chotielaichi: 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.

Dosage: 1 teaspoon of powder twice daily with plain water after meal.

2. Pitta Balance Capsules

These capsules consist of Praval Pishti, Akik Pishti, Jaharmohra Pisti, kamdhandhu Ras, Mukti Pisti, Giloysatva (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.

Dosage: One capsule twice daily with plain water after meal.

3. Arjuna Capsule:

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

Benefits: Arjuna capsules act as an anti-oxidant, analgesic and anti-inflammatory. These capsules help to control bleeding. Regular use of Arjuna helps in maintaining heart health and balance the three energies of the body and helps in removing the blockage in the arteries.

Dosage: Two capsules twice daily with plain water after meal.

4. Khutazaghan Vati:

It is formed from the purest extract of herb khutaz (holarrhena antidysenterica). It is a 100% pure extract. Diarrhea and Dysentery can be cured by Khutazaghan Vati. It is very useful in the functioning of the intestine.

Dosage: 2 tablets twice daily with plain water after.

Ulcerative Colitis Care Pack

What is the diet recommendation for ulcerative colitis?
  • One should have diet rich in leafy vegetables, fruits.
  • One should plenty of fluids.
  • One should avoid tea, coffee, alcohol.
  • One should avoid white sugar and white bread.

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