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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Herbal Remedies for Intussusception - Causes, Symptoms, Diet & Treatment

intussusception, small intestine

Obstruction to your bowel is often referred as intussusceptions. One segment of the intestine slides inside the other segment and this leads to blockage to bowel movements. The main prone area for intussusceptions is the junction where small intestine and small intestine meets. An abdominal injury is often found preceded with inflammation. Your intestinal blood supply can also be blocked creating a tear in your bowel, eventually leading to tissue death.

Children less than 3 years are most prone to this and in most of the cases, it is a medical emergency. Male genders have more likeliness to intussusceptions than girls. A polyp or tumor is the main reason in adults to begin with intussusceptions. Its presentation can be anywhere in the intestines (both small and large) with more inclination to the colon part.


It is still unknown to the medical science. But they point out certain risk factors to develop intussusceptions. This include;

  • Bacterial or viral infections of intestine
  • Presence of diverticulum or polyps of the intestine
  • Abnormality in intestinal blood vessels
  • Enlargement of intestinal lymph nodes
  • Surgeries involving the intestinal area (especially of the weight loss surgery)
  • If you have inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis or crohn’s disease)


  • Severe abdominal cramps with periodic episodes of pain and no pain, which is clocking in fashion. The painful episodes lasts for about 15 minutes and painless for an interval of 30 minutes. Often children compress their chest to knees due to severity of pain. The cramps are caused by the compression of blood vessels and nerves.
  • Nausea & vomiting. Vomit usually contain bile (yellow color with bitter taste)
  • Weakness & tiredness with low grade fever
  • Diarrhea with rectal bleeding usually mixed with mucus. This often has a jelly consistency. 
  • Swelling in the abdomen. An abdominal lump can be palpated
  • Rapid and weak pulse with a drop in blood pressure
  • Abnormal breathing in children
  • Skin pallor
  • Child is often agitated


According to the view point of Ayurveda, in an obstruction imbalance of vata is at its peak. The deranged movement of vata causes you with serious impact. Planet Ayurveda offers wide choices of formulations that can be used for the betterment of life quality of the patients. They are 100% herbal and standardized, with no chemicals to preserve.

  1. Digestion Support Capsules
  2. Mahashanka Vati
  3. Vatsakadi Churna
  4. Triphala Powder

Herbal Remedies for Intussusception

1. Digestion Support

It is a collection of drugs which stimulates your digestion and helps to clean up your colon. It is a great constipation reliever and thus very useful in intussusceptions. This amazing blend of herbal formula includes;

  • Hareetaki – Terminalia chebula
  • Vibithaki – Terminalia bellerica
  • Amalaki – Emblica officianalis
  • Sounf – Foeniculum vulgare
  • Jeeraka – Cyminum cuminum
  • Pippali – Piper longum
  • Coriander – Coriander sativum

Digestion support helps to balance all the tridosha – vata, pitta & kapha - & to digest the ama.

Dosage: 1 to 2 capsules twice a day with lukewarm water after meals.

2. Mahashankh Vati

it is a tridosha balancer. Mahashanka vati enhances you with healthy metabolism. Whenever you are bloated or diarrheic or when you are hyperacidic, it is always better to have mahashanka vati. It is a combination of the standardized extracts of;

  • Pippali – Piper longum
  • Chitraka – Plumbago zeylanica
  • Danti – Baliospermum montanum
  • Shudh parada – Purified mercury
  • Shudh tankana – Purified borax
  • Sarjikshara – Sodium bicarbonate
  • Yavakshara – Potassium carbonate

Dosage: 2 tablets twice daily with lukewarm water after half an hour of the meals

3 and 4. Vatsakadi Churna mixed with Triphala Powder

It is an excellent combination which can act as your colon cleanser. Vatsakadi churna and triphala powder should be mixed in equal quantities. This mixture helps in dysentery, irregular digestion or any other complaints related to your intestines. Vatsakadi churna contains a mixture Ayurveda drugs which have excellent ulcer healing properties. It is a digestive stimulant, carminative, promoter of health and also has ulcer healing properties. Vatsakadi churna helps in intestinal cleaning and helps to decrease the symptoms like nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. The ingredients include;

  • Kutaja – Holarrhena antidysentrica
  • Sounf – Foeniculum vulgare
  • Coriander – coriander sativum
  • Nagarmotha – Cyprus rotundus
  • Pomegranate – Punica granatum
  • Cardamom – Elatteria cardamom
  • Jaipal – Myristica fragrans

Triphala powder is a very common mixture of Terminalia chebula (Hareetaki), Terminalia bellerica (Vibhitaki) and Emblica officianalis (Amalaki). It is an excellent remedy for every ailments of your body especially the gastro intestinal tract.

Dosage: 1 tsp of powder mixture with lukewarm water to be consumed in the evening.


  • Always check for hydration level. As vata is more aggravated, follow a kapha inclined diet, as the kapha can lubricate your intestine. This will certainly help you get a relief from the symptoms.
  • 2 tsp of castor oil or virgin coconut oil can be consumed to lubricate and clean your GIT
  • Lady’s finger, water melon, coconut etc should be included in the diet.
  • Fries and dries are better avoided. Include more fibers in your diet, which is very beneficial to cleanse your gastro intestinal tract.

A treatment protocol is prescribed on the extent of disease and the present health of the patient. A severe condition of intussusceptions often requires surgical interventions. Undiagnosed and untreated intussusceptions can complicate you with internal bleeding or peritonitis (abdominal infection). So consult your physician as soon as possible and be regular with your follow ups.

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