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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

How to Avoid Ulcerative Colitis Symptoms in Ayurveda (Treatment & Diet)

Nowadays ulcerative colitis is the most common problem. It is mainly due to change in lifestyle as well as unhealthy eating habits. It is most common in European people as well as in black people. It affects around one in every 500 people in the United Kingdom. It affects any age group but age between 15 -30 and 50-70 years are at higher risk.


Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes long lasting inflammation and sores (ulcers) in the digestive tract. It affects the innermost lining of the colon (large intestine) and rectum.

The symptoms associated with ulcerative colitis can be- abdominal pain, cramping, rectal pain and bleeding, weight loss, diarrhea often with blood loss etc.

There are number of causes responsible for ulcerative colitis but the exact cause is unknown. The main cause of this disorder may be improper lifestyle and unhealthy eating habits like spicy food, unbalanced diet, excessive intake of alcohol and other causes may include insomnia, stress and hereditary.


Ulcerative colitis is known as Pittaj grahani in Ayurveda.

Aggravation of pitta dosha is the main cause of ulcerative colitis as per Ayurveda, sometimes vata dosha is involved. Aggravation of pitta is due to consumption of pitta aggravating foods which results in the damage to rakta dhatu (blood tissues) and mamsa dhatu (muscle tissues). Due to this there is the formation of ama (toxins) in the intestine. Aggravation of vata dosha also get aggravated in the lower colon region which causes the mucous accumulation and inflammation.


Ayurveda provides effective and natural treatment for ulcerative colitis. Ayurvedic treatment also helps the patients to get rid of psychological illness and remission of the disease process.


Planet Ayurveda offers herbal treatment for ulcerative colitis that helps to manage the symptoms of ulcerative colitis.

They offer "Ulcerative Colitis Care Pack" which contains the four herbal products. All the product are prepared under the guidance of MD Ayurveda doctors.


  1. Arjuna Capsules
  2. Vatsakadi Churna
  3. Pitta Balance
  4. Kutazghan Vati

Ulcerative Colitis Care Pack

Ulcerative Colitis Care Pack


1. Arjuna Capsules

These capsules are prepared from the pure extract of Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna).These capsules are quite beneficial to manage the symptoms of ulcerative colitis in a natural way.

Dosage: 2 capsules two times in a day after meals with plain water.

2. Vatsakadi Churna

This herbal product is prepared by the combination of various herbs which are given below -


  • Kutaj (Holarrhena antidyssentrica)
  • Bilva (Aegle marmelos)
  • Saunf (Foeniculum vulgare)
  • Dhania (Coriander sativum)
  • Nagarmotha (Cyprus rotundus)
  • Anar (Punica granatum)
  • Choti elaichi (Eletteria cardomum)
  • Jaiphal (Myristica fragrans)


Above given herbs are quite effective for the treatment of ulcerative colitis. These herbs help to pacify the vitiated vata and pitta doshas. These herb support the good digestive system. These herbs help to manage the symptoms like rectal bleeding, ulceration, inflammation in the lining of colon, and abdominal cramps in ulcerative colitis.

Dosage: One teaspoonful, twice in a day with plain water.

3. Pitta Balance

Pitta balance is also an amazing herbal treatment for ulcerative colitis by Planet Ayurveda. This herbal product is prepared by the combination of various natural ingredients which is listed below-


  • Praval pishti (Coral calcium)
  • Akik pishti (Agate calcium)
  • Jahar mohra pishti (An ayurvedic calcium compound)
  • Kamdudha ras (An ayurvedic calcium compound)
  • Mukta pishti (Pearl calcium)
  • Giloy satva (Tinopsora cordifolia)

Benefits: This herbal product is also quite good to treat the ulcerative colitis in a natural way. Natural ingredients used in the formulation of pitta balance help to pacify the pitta dosha which is the main cause of ulcerative colitis.

Dosage: One capsule, two times in a day after meals with plain water.

4. Kutazghan Vati

This is also another wonderful herbal formulation of planet Ayurveda. This herbal product is available in the form of tablets and prepared from best quality of herb, Kutaja (Holarrhena antidysenterica). This herb helps to treat the chronic diarrhea in ulcerative colitis.

Dosage: 2 tablets, two times in a day after meals with plain water.


Unhealthy eating habit is the major cause of ulcerative colitis. So diet plays a vital role in treatment of ulcerative colitis. One should take healthy and balance diet which is beneficial for ulcerative colitis. Food that increase the pitta and fibre rich diet are best to avoid in ulcerative colitis.

There are few dietary guidelines for patients who are suffering from ulcerative colitis.

Food Which Is Good For Ulcerative Colitis:

  • Have soup prepared by boiling split gram (split legumes), buttermilk, and yogurt prepared from skimmed milk.
  • Coconut water is very good.
  • Vegetables like gourds, long gourd, round gourds, bitter gourd, pumpkins.
  • Pumpkin juice is excellent. Drink 20 ml twice daily.
  • Licorice in small quantity is very good. Just chew some twigs every day.
  • Take Plain grass or green grass juice (20 ml daily) mainly Doorva Grass (Cynodon dactylon). It is very good to stop bleeding and heal the ulcers.
  • Consume 20 ml of marigold juice twice daily.

People With Ulcerative Colitis May Have Trouble With These Foods And Drinks:

  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Carbonated Drinks
  • Dairy Products (For People Who Are Lactose Intolerant Or Sensitive)
  • Raw Fruits and Vegetables
  • Seeds
  • Dried Beans, Peas and Legumes
  • Dried Fruits
  • Foods That Have Sulfur or Sulfate
  • High-Fiber Foods
  • Meat
  • Nuts and Crunchy Nut Butters
  • Popcorn
  • Products That Have Sorbitol (Like Sugar-Free Gum and Candies)
  • Refined Sugar
  • Spicy Foods



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