Ulcerative colitis is also known as inflammatory bowel disease. Colon which is largest portion of intestine is mainly affected to cause ulcers or open sores which can bleed and produce pus. Ulcerative colitis is one of the major types of bowel disorder. According to the Ayurveda, when pitta and vata is imbalanced in colon, create ulcers. Ulcerative colitis gradually begin early and can become very worse as time passes. Most people have periods of remission times when symptoms disappear that can last for weeks. Here are some natural ways to prevent ulcerative colitis.
Causes of ulcerative colitis
- Hereditary problems
- Lack of hygiene
- Improper diet and lifestyle
- Over reactive intestinal immune system.
Symptoms of ulcerative colitis:
- Uncertain bowel movement
- Feeling tired
- Loss of appetite
- Weight loss
- Joint pain
- Abdomen pain
- Bleeding in stool
- Eye irritation
HERB FOR ULCERATIVE COLITIS
In Ayurveda, many natural herbs for ulcerative colitis are mentioned – Let’s have a detailed look:
Or Aegle marmelos is Bael fruit which is boon for conditions like ulcerative colitis. It relieves from condition like diarrhea and lose motion. It naturally manages good GIT and improves digestive system.
It is known as kutaj in Ayurveda which is an herb for choice in ulcerative colitis. Kutaj helps to manage bowel frequency and improves digestion. It also balances vitiated vata dosha.
Boswellia serrata is best ayurvedic herb for ulcerative colitis. It has several properties like anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and analgesic. In ulcerative colitis it has great results in relieving abdominal pain, inflammation and ulcers.
Licorice is a good and effective herb for the body’s condition like ulcerative colitis. Diammonium gycrrhizinate is extracted from licorice which is very useful for ulcerative colitis. It also helps in removing the toxins and impurities from the body.
Slippery elm is obtained from the slippery elm tree. It is again best ayurvedic herb for the ulcerative colitis. This herb is best anti –oxidant which help to remove all the toxins from the body, also help in healing ulcers
Curcumin is a principle compound of herb turmeric. This is one among best ayurvedic herbs used in various ayurvedic medicines for ulcerative colitis. This is very good natural anti-inflammatory, analgesic and anti-oxidant. Also it has been proved great healer so can be beneficial in ulcerative colitis.
DIET FOR ULCERATIVE COLITIS
- Herbal tea made from cumin, coriander, thyme and fennel (Jeera, Dhaniya, Azwain And Saunf)
- Fresh curd, homemade with mashed banana
- Buttermilk with roasted cumin seeds/powder
- Moong dal khichadi
- Green grace juice
- Pomegranate juice
- Rose petals/marigold flower petals
- Pumpkin, ash gourd, ridge gourd, round gourd, bottle gourd, bitter melon etc.
- Coffee/tea/soft drinks/alcohol
- Milk and other dairy products
- Black grams, chick peas, kidney beans
- Dried beans
- Fruits with seeds
- All kind of junk and packed food stuffs
- Raw vegetables
- High fiber diet
1. Olive Oil:
This is the most effective natural treatment for curing ulcerative colitis. This oil acts as an anti-inflammatory agent and has plenty of monounsaturated fats. Its immune-modulatory property makes it a beneficial ingredient to prevent the occurrence of this disease and associated symptoms. Olive oil is very mild and soothing on the stomach and is capable to treat severe ulcerative colitis easily. All you need to do is to intake two tablespoons of this oil on a regular basis.
2. Aloe Vera:
Aloe vera is best known for its anti-inflammatory nature. It is very effective to heal all types of soreness, burns, inflammation and ulcers with its powerful anti-inflammatory action. To make it more effective you can add some amount of turmeric to aloevera gel and consume it six times every day with water. Also, you can drink the juice of aloe vera to reap its incredible benefits.
3. Wheat Grass Juice:
The juice of wheat grass has remarkable antioxidant properties that aids in reducing pain in the abdomen, diarrhea and control rectal bleeding caused due to ulcerative colitis. People suffering from this disease are advised to drink five teaspoons of this juice in the initial days and which can be increased to seven teaspoons daily.
4. Fish Oil:
According to the research, it has been found that all types of gastrointestinal problems are due to the risky levels of fatty acid in the body. So to control the increasing content of fatty acids and maintain adequate amounts in the body fish oil is the best way. Fish oil is widely known to be rich in omega-3 fatty acids. This oil is obtained from oily fish and has anti-inflammatory properties. This is the reason why it is considered to be the most powerful remedy for curing ulcerative colitis.
Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD-Ayurvedic Medicine) is an expert Ayurveda consultant in Chandigarh (India). He has vast experience of herbs and their applied uses. He has successfully treated numerous patients suffering from various ailments, throughout the world. He is CEO and Founder of Krishna Herbal Company and Planet Ayurveda in Chandigarh, India. WEBSITE – WWW.PLANETAYURVEDA.COM