Inflammatory Bowel Disease(IBD)
Inflammatory bowel disease refers to a group of inflammatory conditions of the colon and the small intestine in the digestive system. The two major ones are: ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. Although the two have some common features in, they are in fact different and come with some major differences
Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory disease of the large intestine, or colon and affects the rectal area more than any other part. The inner lining of the intestine become red and swollen and blood or mucus is also seen in the stool
Crohn's disease on the other hand affects the lower portion of the small intestine; it can, however, affect any part of the digestive tract. It extends much deeper into the layers of the intestinal wall
Inflammatory bowel disease is called kshatodara in ayurveda and considers it to be the result of the aggravation of Pita dosha in the body constitution. There is an imbalance of the pita dosha and as a result the human digestive system has lost its harmony. And balance. The vitiation of pita dosha is a result of several causes that also include excessive intake of alcohol, smoking, food allergies, hereditary factors, skipping meals, consuming spicy, hot, sour foods etc.

Symptoms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease  

  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea, Rectal Bleeding
  • Constipation
  • Fever
  • Cramps
  • Inflammation in the eyes
  • Weight loss
  • Arthritis
  • Mucus discharge

Causes of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

  • Excessive intake of Animal fat
  • Consumption of alcohol
  • High sugar intake
  • Seasonal changes
  • Smoking
  • Food allergies
  • Hereditary factors
  • Skipping meals
  • Consuming spicy, hot, sour foods etc

Ayurvedic Treatments for Inflammatory Bowel Disease 
Ayurveda Treatments for inflammatory bowel diseases are aimed at rectifying and bringing to balance the vitiated pita dosha. It will reduce the inflammation and stop the bleeding. Ayurvedic Treatments for inflammatory bowel diseases will first involve panchakarma treatments to eliminate the toxins accumulated in the digestive tract. This will be followed by intake of oral medicines depending on the intensity of the disease and the physical condition of the patient. 

Ayurvedic Remedies for Inflammatory Bowel Disease 

  • Avoid heavy meals; instead eat small, frequent meals
  • Drinks large quantities of water including butter milk
  • Consume large amounts of fruits and green leafy vegetables
  • Do not eat hard to digest foods
  • Avoid alcohol and quit smoking
  • Do not skip meals
  • Avoid hot/ chilly/ sour foods and reduce intake of all spices
Ayurveda Treatment for Gastric & Gastritis

Gastric Ulcer is divided in to various types in ayurveda, depending on the particular dosha in a person and treatments will hence vary with each individual. Whereas medicated enema of sesame, oil and asparagus oil are recommended for the "Vata" type, medicated enema is done with the use of cassia fistula and amalaki for the pita type. In the kapha dosha type, induced vomiting is prescribed using sugarcane juice or salt-water.

Ayurvedic treatments for gastritis include herbal preparations made from medicinal herbs. These medicinal herbs are very effective in the treatment of gastritis. English mallow, Indian gooseberry, licorice, slippery elms are some of the medicinal herbs used in the preparation of herbal medicines for gastritis treatment.

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