Herbal Medicine use for Ulcerative Colitis


Inflammatory bowel disease is the chronic infections that damage the intestine, which performs crucial functions in the body. The short form of inflammatory bowel disease is IBD. The chief parts of this disease are ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s ailment. These diseases have serious indications, which can be fatal sometimes. The signs include diarrhea, appetite loss, stress and pain. Improper handling of IBD leads to severe complexities and can result in death. Ulcerative colitis is a disease that causes ulcers in the intestine. Crohn’s is a type of IBD that causes problems in the digestion area. This can spread on to the tissues and small intestinal areas as well. The causes of the disease have no exact picture but some factors combine and play an important role in causing this problem. These causes include genetic causes that mean if you have someone in your relation who is suffering from IBD than you are also under the threat of acquiring this disease. Another cause of this disease is poor immune structure if a person has immune structure is weak then he can be easily attacked by the infections which may result in bowel disorder. This is a fact that is related to IBD.

Symptoms of IBD:

  • Abdominal pain
  • chronic diarrhea with blood flow
  • heavy fatigue
  • loss in kilos

Herbs used in treatment:

Kutaz- this is best anti diarrhea herb that has natural powers to aid in this condition. This herb limits the bacteria that causes diarrhea. It also helps in providing relief in bowel diseases because diarrhea is one of the severe symptoms of this disease and this herb helps in eradicating it.

Arjuna- the medical science call this herb by the name of terminalia arjuna. It is a best tonic for the cardiac muscles and provides sufficient strength to them. It helps in reduction of blood pressure in the body and also boosts the immune power of the body that is good in the situation of IBD

Fennel- this herb is anti- spasmodic in nature and has carminative properties that treats IBD in an effective manner. This herb prevents the production of gas in the stomach and supports the formation of gastric juices in the digestion tract. This herb is referred as the best remedy of bowel disorder.

Bael- it is an Indian herb, which provide a soothing effect to the intestine. Due to its high tannin content, it is very efficient in treating dysentery and other stomach related problems. It has the strength to prevent bacteria and viruses that cause problems like diarrhea and provide relief in the above disease.

Dhania- the scientific name of this herb is Coriandrum sativum and is commonly known as coriander. It has a good amount of fibers that are helpful in digestion. It is also rich in micronutrients and other minerals like potassium and sodium, which keep stomach problems away. It also works in fever.

Anaar- universally this herb is known as pomegranate. Each part of the anaar tree is used in the medication of IBD. The roots and the branches of this tree are a good source of alkaloid pellatrierine and tannic acid that is capable in killing the worms and parasites growing in the intestine.

Choti elaichi- this herb is the most important ingredient of the spices and has many properties that cure the ailments in the body. The phytochemical cineole is the substance present in this herb. This element removes digestive problems such as gas and constipation, which are one of the causes of this disorder.

Jaiphal- this a wonderful herb that treats problems like stress and cramps which commonly occur during ulcerative colitis and inflammatory bowel disorders.  The oil of this herb is used in treatment of the ailments that occur in the human body.  Apart from these problems, this herb is natural and cures all the intestinal problems easily.

Herbal remedies for ulcerative colitis

Source: www.planetayurveda.com/ulcerative-colitis-ayurvedic-treatment.htm

Vikram Chauhan
Dr. Vikram Chauhan is MD in Ayurvedic Medicine and an expert Ayurveda consultant from Chandigarh and practicing in Mohali, India. He is an Author of Book - Ayurveda - God's manual for healing (Must read for people interested in learing basics of Ayurveda, diet and principles of healing according to Ayurveda). He is spreading the knowledge of Ayurveda - Ancient healing system of India, not only in India but also abroad.