Ayurveda Management of Ulcerative Colitis
Ulcerative colitis is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that affects the lining of the large intestine (colon) and rectum. The disease usually begins in the rectal area, and may involve the entire large intestine over time. Ulcerative colitis may affect any age group, although there are peaks at ages 15 -
The symptoms vary in severity and may start slowly or suddenly. About half of people only have mild symptoms. Others have more severe attacks that occur more often. Many factors can lead to attacks including food or stress.
Abdominal pain and cramping that usually disappears after a bowel movement
Abdominal sounds (a gurgling or splashing sound heard over the intestine)
Blood and pus in the stools
Diarrhea, from only a few episodes to very often throughout the day
Children's growth may slow
Other symptoms that may occur with ulcerative colitis include the following
Mouth sores (ulcers)
Nausea and vomiting
Skin lumps or ulcers
In Ayurvedic Text Sushrut Samhita, Sushruta mentioned about 3000 years ago that Pitta type people are more prone to Ulcerative Colitis (Rakata Atisaar).
According to Ayurveda -
Ayurvedic herbs that will pacify Pitta and improve metabolism will helps to relive symptoms of colitis .and improve immune function through improve digestion. Ayurveda management of colitis helps to reduce inflammation of mucosa of intestines, improves consistency of stool ,reduce blood and mucus in stool, improve holding capacity of colon and day after day slowly reduces urgency to go to toilet. Improves haemoglobin, energy level, enhance immune function through improve digestion and overall health of person.