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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Bowel Obstruction Treatment in Ayurveda

If someone is experiencing persistent pain in the abdomen and feels bloated all time and also feels like something is obstructed in the gut or feels as if the body is too exhausted to pass the gas all these are maybe the signs of bowel obstruction. This is a serious condition in which a person is unable when these intestines are in diseased form, then these functions may hamper and even the movement of chyme through the intestines and cause obstruction due to any cause. So in today's article, we are going to discuss bowel obstruction and its Ayurvedic treatment through herbal remedies.

Bowel Obstruction

INTRODUCTION

Bowel obstruction is a seriously complicated condition. In this disease, where digestive channels primarily small intestines become obstructed. The obstruction occurs when the lumen of the small or large intestines is completely or partially blocked. The path of the digested food could be obstructed and prevent the result from reaching the desired location. Along with food, the fluids are also obstructed in this condition and make this condition worse with time. This obstruction is the result of fibrous band adhesions in the abdomen after surgery.

AYURVEDIC ASPECT FOR BOWEL OBSTRUCTION

We can correlate this disease with badhgudodar under the chapter udar roga in Charaka Samhita. This disease is caused due to the intake of hairs or any other foreign particles accidentally, recurrent yawning, and intake of excessive food at once. These causes will lead to the symptoms of badhgudodar such as excessive thirst, burning sensation in the body, fever, pain in thighs, cough, and dyspnea, retention of urine and feces, retention of flatus, venous engorgement over the abdomen.

ETIOLOGY / CAUSES

Bowel obstruction has many causes and some of them are:

  • Adhesions
  • Hernias
  • Bowel cancer
  • Some scar tissue
  • Damaged blood vessels
  • Volvulus
  • Impacted feces

CLINICAL FEATURES / SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

The signs and symptoms of this condition will depend on how severe the obstruction is, so the common signs and symptoms of this condition are:

  • Severe constipation
  • Tenesmus
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Swollen belly
  • Inability to pass the gas
  • Severe abdominal pain

RISK FACTORS

The risk factors for this disease are:

  • Crohn’s disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Diverticulitis
  • Hernia
  • Colon cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Scar tissue from surgery

COMPLICATION

If this condition is left untreated then the following complications may arise: 

  • Intestinal wall to die due to tissue death
  • Peritonitis

DIAGNOSIS

A doctor will go through the medical history for making a proper diagnosis. Apart from this other diagnostic methods are:

  • Physical examination
  • Blood tests
  • Urine examination
  • CT abdomen
  • MRI abdomen
  • X-ray abdomen

AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT FOR BOWEL OBSTRUCTION

Sweden must be done (sudation) to melt the doshas in the body. Then administration of Snuhiksheer (Extract of Calotropis procera) along with other theekshana (piercing properties) herbs that are mixed in gumutra along with tila taila (Sesame oil) and saindhav lavan (Rock salt). Enema is prepared and administration of firstly niruha basti and then anuvasana basti should be done.

HERBAL REMEDIES FOR BOWEL OBSTRUCTION

Planet Ayurveda is a leading Ayurvedic firm that deals with herbal remedies. This is a herbal manufacturing company where herbal formulations are prepared by using the standardized extracts of potent herbs. These extracted herbal formulations are really effective in managing many conditions related to the disturbed digestive system and other problems too. The formulations prepared by this company do not contain any kind of adulterants, dyes, additives, fillers, chemicals, etc. These herbal remedies are really potent to manage various conditions arising due to Bowel obstruction. The formulations offered by Planet Ayurveda for the management of bowel obstruction are as follows:

PRODUCTS LIST

  1. Avipattikar Churna
  2. Abhayarisht
  3. Kumari Saar
  4. Panchsakar Churna

Herbal Remedies for Bowel Obstruction

Herbal Remedies for Bowel Obstruction

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

1. Avipattikar Churna

This churna (powder) formulation is a classical Ayurvedic medicine. It has ingredients like Amla (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica)  Pippali (Piper longum), Sonth (Zingiber officinale), Marich (Piper nigrum), etc. These all ingredients in this formulation works very well in pacification and balancing the pitta dosha along with the vata dosha too. Avipattikar churna is generally known to have a healing effect on the lining of the stomach due to its antacid properties. This classical remedy is useful in managing conditions like constipation, heartburn, indigestion, gastritis, and others too. This churna has really good results in bowel obstruction too.

Dosage - ½ tsp before meals twice a day with warm water.

2. Abhayarisht

This is a classical formulation used in mild to severe constipation. This is an Ayurvedic liquid preparation that is prepared using the fermentation method by using the herbs like  Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), mahua flower (Madhuca longifolia), Munnaka (Vitis vinifera), vayavidanga (Embelia ribes), and many others. This fermented medicine is very effective in opening the blockage in the intestines due to its laxative effect. This formulation is really helpful in reducing inflammation in the gut.

Abhayarishta acts as a vata anulomana means it pacifies vata dosha and it also has an impact on digestion too. It enhances the Agni (digestion fire) and stabilizes the digestion process. This syrup has good results on almost all digestion-related ailments including intestinal obstruction too.

Dosage - 2 tsp twice daily after meals with lukewarm water.

3. Kumari Saar

This saar has kumari or aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis). The formulation is prepared in such a way that it adds fiber to the digestive tract to loosen the hard stools in the gut. It provides a soothing effect on the digestive tract. It helps in clearing out obstructions and helps in opening the obstruction present in the intestine. Kumari saar also has certain anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and these properties make it more potent to be used as a choice of formulation in bowel obstruction. It enhances the all-over metabolism of the digestive tract. It's the best natural formula to detox the body.

Dosage - 2 tsp in equal amounts of water in the morning time.

4. Panchsakar Churna

This churna (powder) is a very effective herbal blend of many herbs like Sonth (Zingiber officinale), saunf (Foeniculum vulgare), Senai (Cassia angustifolia), choti harad (Terminalia chebula) along with saindhav lavan (rock salt). The formulation is very effective in providing relief in the obstruction in the intestinal tract. It also balances the potassium level in the body. This herbal powder also provides relief in the recurrent cramps in the abdomen along with feelings of nausea and vomiting. The formulation is very potent in correcting the metabolism.

Dosage - ½ tsp twice daily after meals with lukewarm water.

CONCLUSION

Bowel obstruction is something that can not be ruled out easily and the patient feels that something is always in the abdominal cavity. Usually, the condition is the result of strictures, colon cancer or rectal cancer, volvulus, etc. But by providing good and effective herbal supplements this condition can be treated well. So the above-mentioned formulations can be used and effectively manage this disease. All the herbal products of Planet Ayurveda are totally natural and do not have any kind of side effects because they are free from chemicals and preservatives.

Contact my assistant to provide you the costing / ordering and delivery information at - costing.planetayurveda@gmail.com or call at +91-172-5214030

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