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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Ayurvedic Treatment of Amlapitta / Parinaam Shula (Acid Peptic Disease)


In today’s life we all are so busy in our work and leading a very stressful life with unwholesome dietary habits, which is a biggest cause for developing various disorders related to various systems in our body and especially their origin starts from our gut. One among these diseases is Acid Peptic Diseases (APD), these are quite common nowadays. In this article, we are going to discuss in detail about the causes of this disease, pathogenesis, and its treatment aspect by following the Principles of Ayurveda with natural herbs.


Acid-Peptic diseases are categorized under Amlapitta and Parinaamashula as per Ayurvedic classics. These diseases affect the digestion of the individual and basically occur due to irregular diet and lifestyle and due to our weak digestive fire (Mandagni). Incidence ratio of such diseases is quite high in the Pitta prakruti people and those who are leading a sedentary lifestyle. These diseases will develop some minor to severe symptoms like a simple indigestion to severe ulcers in the mucosal layers of the internal digestive tract.

Acid Peptic Disease


There are lots of causes that develop this condition. So, before starting a treatment always try to find out the exact cause because merely by avoiding the cause we can help in treating the disease and also avoid the chances of their complications. And these causes can be ruled out with proper interrogation with patients. Let’s discuss them:

  • Are patients indulging more in foodstuffs that are hot in nature (ushna), cause burning sensation (vidahi), sharp (tikshna) and irritate the inner mucosa (kshobhak). And often consumption of junk foods leads to such issues.
  • Is there any prolonged history of stress and strains (chinta) and Depression (manoavsaad)?
  • Any history of diseases such as Mandagni related issues (Low digestive power), Vibandha (Constipation), grahani (Irritable bowel syndrome) or H.Pylori.
  • Any family history of such issues because these diseases are also quite common in generations.
  • Extra production of HCL in the body.
  • Prolonged use of medicines which have sharp and hot potency.


During these diseases the pathology that occurs is as follow:

  • Increased production of HCL (Hydrochloric acid) in the stomach.
  • Reduction in the Mucosa that is nothing but depleted Kledak Kapha.
  • Alters the production of gastric juices.
  • Produces inflammation in the inner layers of the GI tract.
  • Hampers the normal peristalsis thus, food stays for a long time in the stomach and causes various signs and symptoms.
  • Lastly, can erode the layers and causes ulcers in the tract.


After knowing the proper cause of the disease we can aspect the dosha dushya vitiation. Here, in this disease Tridoshas are involved. Pitta aggravates the production of HCL in the stomach, Depleted Kapha will lead to affect the mucosal layer and develop ulcers, and Vata hampers the peristalsis. These doshas affect Rasa, Rakta, and Mamsa dhatus and develop Amlapitta / Parinaam shula.


The common signs and symptoms of these disease are mentioned below:

  • Indigestion
  • Bloating
  • Burning sensation in the stomach
  • Belching
  • Acidity
  • Excessive flatus
  • Constipation even sometimes develops diarrhea
  • Heartburn
  • Heaviness in the chest
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Headache
  • Ulcers in the digestive tract
  • Discoloration of feces


The treatment of Acid Peptic diseases should be done on the basis of etio-pathogenesis. And treating the root cause is only a way to get rid of such health issues. Let’s go through the treatment offered by Planet Ayurveda in these diseases which is totally based on herbal and calcium compounds because they are efficient enough in managing them.

  • Try to manage the HCl production – As the production of HCL is increased in these disorders, we need to reduce them with the help of herbs and calcium compounds such as Guduchi, Prawal, Mukta, etc. For this, Planet Ayurveda has formulated Heartburn capsules. These capsules normalize the production of HCL.
  • Corrects the depleted Kapha – We need to promote the Kledak Kapha in the body, so the medicines that are required are Amalaki, Yashtimadhu, Guduchi, etc. By keeping these things in mind we have prepared Amalaki Rasayan capsules. These are helpful in increasing the Kapha dosha in the GI tract.
  • Avoid stasis of food in stomach – Here, we need to increase the peristalsis of gastric so that food doesn’t stay for a prolonged time in the stomach and gets digested well. In such cases we need some deepana -pachana herbs like Jeeraka, Haritaki, Dhaniya, Saunf, etc. And we developed Digestion Support Capsules. That helps in digesting the food well and even restores the normal peristalsis. Even Digesto Plan Syrup is prepared for this purpose. These capsules are even helpful in eliminating the growth of bacteria like H. Pylori from the colon.
  • Heals up the ulcers – For this condition we need some medicines that have tendency to heal the eroded tissues such as Vrana ropak properties. In our clinical trials we found that Arjuna is effective in this condition and heals the ulcers at a rapid pace and we are using Arjuna Capsules.

Here we talked about how we can treat the root cause but sometimes the symptoms are so severe and we need to take certain measures to counter the symptom. Thus we have also formulated some formulations to counter the symptoms directly, such as:

  • Curbs Acidity as well as bloating – In case of hyperacidity we need to neutralize it with the herbs like Patola, Pitta papda, Shatavari, Kumari, etc. Hence we came up with Acido Plan Syrup that contains various herbs that can neutralize the acidity.
  • Clears the passage – During this condition individual are unable to evacuate the motion clearly or sometimes motion is not well formed or sometimes frequency is increased, in these cases we are advising Vara churna, Kabaj Mukti Tablets, Motion Stop, Atisaran Mukti Capsules and Belgiri Churna, that depending upon the condition of the patient.
  • Ease the air – In case of excessive gas production we need to take the help of herbs like Ajmoda, Shatpushpa, Yavani, etc. and we prepared Gasoplan Capsules for this reason.

Even we are taking the help of some classical formulation to tackle this condition and we are using medicines such as Prawal Panchamrit, Sutshekhar Ras, Kamdudha Ras, Mahashankha Vati, etc.


These diseases are aroused due to vitiated Digestive fire in our body because of our improper diet and lifestyle. So always try to treat them from the root. The best way of treating them is with herbs and calcium compounds which are naturally present in our surroundings and the results will last long.

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