Ayurvedic Treatment Of Ulcerative Colitis At Central India

About Ulcerative Colitis-

Ulcerative Colitis also called as Colitis, Distal Colitis, Pancolitis, Ulcerative proctitis. Ulcerative Colitis is a disease that causes inflammation and sores, called ulcers, in the lining of the rectum and colon. It is one of a group of diseases called inflammatory bowel syndrome.

It usually affects the lower section (sigmoid colon) and the rectum. But it can affect the entire colon. In general, the more of the colon that’s affected, the worse the symptoms will be.

The disease can affect people of any age. But most people who have it are diagnosed before the age of 30.


The exact cause of ulcerative colitis remains unknown. Previously, diet and stress were suspected, but now doctors know that these factors may aggravate but don’t cause ulcerative colitis.

One possible cause is an immune system malfunction. When your immune system tries to fight off an invading virus or bacterium, an abnormal immune response causes the immune system to attack the cells in the digestive tract, too.

Heredity also seems to play a role in that ulcerative colitis is more common in people who have family members with the disease. However, most people with ulcerative colitis don’t have this family history.


Ulcerative colitis symptoms can vary, depending on the severity of inflammation and where it occurs. Therefore, doctors often classify ulcerative colitis according to its location.You may have the following signs and symptoms, depending on which part of the colon is inflamed:

Ayurvedic Treatment Of Ulcerative Colitis At Central India
  • Diarrhea, often with blood or pulse
  • Abdominal pain and cramping
  • Rectal pain
  • Rectal bleeding — passing small amount of blood with stool
  • Urgency to defecate
  • Inability to defecate despite urgency
  • Weight loss
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • In children, failure to grow

Some people also may have a fever, may not feel hungry, and may lose weight. In severe cases, people may have diarrhea 10 to 20 times a day.

The disease can also cause other problems, such as joint pain, eye problems, or liver disease.

Most people with ulcerative colitis have mild to moderate symptoms. The course of ulcerative colitis may vary, with some people having long periods of remission.

Risk Factors-

Ulcerative colitis affects about the same number of women and men. Risk factors may include:

  • Age. Ulcerative colitis usually begins before the age of 30. But, it can occur at any age, and some people may not develop the disease until after age 60.
  • Family history. You’re at higher risk if you have a close relative, such as a parent, sibling or child, with the disease.
  • Isotretinoin use. Isotretinoin (Amnesteem, Claravis, Sotret; formerly Accutane) is a medication sometimes used to treat scarring cystic acne or acne. Some studies suggest it is a risk factor for IBD, but a clear association between ulcerative colitis and isotretinoin has not been established.
  • Race or ethnicity. Although whites have the highest risk of the disease, it can occur in any race. If you’re of Ashkenazi Jewish descent, your risk is even higher.

Diagnosis is done through blood tests, stool tests, colonoscopy, and imaging tests. Several types of drugs can help control it. Some people have long periods of remission when they are free of symptoms. In severe cases, Colectomy is advised.

Ayurvedic Treatment Of Ulcerative Colitis At Central India

1.Vata pitta samanam, sthambhanam

2. Kasaya madhura dravya prayogam

3. Sodhana, samana and stambhana treatment can be given according to the basis of the patient. Here stambhana treatment is given.

Ayurvedic Medicines For Treatment of Ulcerative Colitis 

Priyangvadi Gana Kasayam:

1.Priyangvadi Gana consists of Priyangu, Samanga, Dhataki, Naga-pushpa, Chandana, Kuchandana, Mocharasa, Rasanjana, Kumbhika, Srotohnjana, Padma-keshara, Jojanvalli, and Dirghamula.

Dosage: 60ml two times a day before food.

2.1  Yastimadhu Churna:

Dosage: 3gms

2.2 Pushyanug Churna:

Pushyanug Churna benefits:
It is used in the Ayurvedic treatment of Menorrhagia, Metrorrhagia, Leucorrhoea, Menstrual disorder, Excessive menstrual bleeding of various etiology. It is also used in treating uterine infections and Haemorrhoids. This is good in diarrhea, dysentery, grahani and Rak ta pitta.

Pushyanug Churna dosage: 
1 – 3 grams given along with honey and rice washed water, once or twice a day before or after food or as directed by your doctor.

Pushyanug churna ingredients: 
10 g of each of
Patha – Cyclea peltata
Jambu-bija majja – Eugenia jambolana
Amra- bija majja – Mango seed
Shilabheda (Pasanabheda) – Aerua lanata
Rasanjana ( Daruharidra ) – Berberis aristata
Ambasthaki – Cissampelos pareira
Mocharasa (Shalmali) – Salmalia malabarica
Samanga (lajjalu) – Mimosa pudica
Padma kesara (Kamala) – Nelumbo nucifera
Vahlika (Kumkuma) – Crocus sativus
Ativisa – Aconitum heterophyllum
Musta – Cyperus rotundus
Bilva – Aegle marmelos
Lodhra – Symplocos racemosa
Gairika – Red Ochre
Katphala – Myrica nagi
Maricha – Black pepper – Piper nigrum
Shunti – Ginger – Zingiber officinalis
Mrdvika (Draksha) – Raisins – Vitis vinifera
Rakta candana – Pterocarpus santalinus
Katvanga (Araluka) – Oroxylum indicum
Vatsaka (Kutaja) – Holarrhena antidysenterica
Anantha (Shwetasariva) – Hemidesmus indicus
Dhataki – Woodfordia fruticosa
Madhuka (Yasti) – Licorice – Glycyrrhiza glabra
Arjuna – Terminalia arjuna

Pushyanug Churna  reference:
Charaka Samhita, Chikitsa Sthana, 30/90-96

 Dosage: 3gms

2.3 Sphatika pungavi chenduram

2.4 Honey 10 ml

2.5 Mahatiktaka Ghrtam 

Mahatiktaka Ghrita is an Ayurvedic medicine, in herbal ghee form.This medicine has ghee as its base. It is used for preparatory procedure for Panchakarma and also as medicine in the treatment of skin diseases.

Mahatiktaka Ghrita benefits: 
It is used as medicine and also in preparatory procedure called snehakarma for the treatment of skin diseases, bleeding disorders, bleeding piles, herpes, gastritis, gout, anemia, blisters, schizophrenia, jaundice, fever, heart diseases, menorrhagia. It is highly effective in chronic diseases.


Very strict. Meals should be of broken rice with boiled vegetables and butter milk. Chillies, tamarind and salt must be discarded. Rocksalt, ghee, bitter gourd, elephant yam, plantains, green gram, ginger and other pathya items alone are allowed. Ordinary pathya rules and in certain conditions mixed pathya rules may have to be observed. Bathe only every 3rd or 4th day, that too not in cold water.

Mahatiktaka Ghrita Ingredients: 
6 gram of each of
Saptaparna – Alstonia scholaris
Ativisha – Aconitum heterophyllum
Shampaka – Cassia fistula
Tiktarohini – Picrorhiza kurroa
Patha – Cyclea peltata / Cissampelos pariera
Musta – Cyperus rotundus
Ushira – Vetiveria zizanioides
Triphala – Haritaki – Terminalia chebula, Vibhitaki – Terminalia bellirica, Amla – Emblica officinalis
Patola – Trichosanthes dioica
Pichumarda – Neem
Parpataka – Fumaria indica
Dhanvayasa – Alhagi pseudalhagi
Chandana – Sandalwood
Pippali – Long pepper
Gajapippali – Piper chaba
Padmaka – Prunus poddum
Haridra – Turmeric
Daruharidra – Berberis aristata
Ugragandha – Acorus calamus
Vishaka – Citrulus cholocynthis
Shatavari – Asparagus racemosus
Sariva – Hemidsemus indicus
Vatsakabija – Holarrhena antidysenterica
Vasa – Adhatoda vasica
Murva – Marsdenia tinescsima
Amruta – Tinospora cordifolia
Kiratatikta – Swertia chiraita
yashtimadhu – Glycyrrhiza glabra
Trayamana – Gentiana kurroa
water – 6.144 liters
Amalaki phala rasa – juice extract of Emblica Officinalis – 1.536 liters
Ghrita – ghee – 768 ml
The above combination is heated till herbal ghee is prepared.

Mahatiktaka Ghrita reference: 
Bhaishajyaratnavali Kushta Adhikara 118 – 124, Astangahridayam.

Dosage 30 ml.


3.Shata Dhauta Ghrita

Shata Dhauta Ghrita (SDG) is a classical Ayurvedic preparation, usually recommended for treatment skin conditions. Ayurvedic medicine for damaged skin as ghee penetrates and nourishes all seven layers of tissue.


  • Kshirivrikshatwak (each) 2.5g
  • Ghritam 10g

Dosage:1/2 Teaspoon Daily

4. Ksheerabala Tailam:

Ksheerabala 101 Thailam is an Ayurvedic oil used in the treatment of  Vata disorders causing neuromuscular pains, sciatica, spondylosis, paralysis etc. This oil is also available in capsule form.

Ksheerabala Tailam Ingredients:

The oil is formulated as follows:

  • Bala – Sida cordifolia 10 grams
  • Bala – water decoction – 160 ml
  • Ksheera – Milk – 160 ml
  • Taila – Sesame oil – 40 ml

Reference: Ashtanga Hrudayam Vatarakta Chikitsa 22/45-46, Charaka


5. Intake of Goat milk 100ml

6. Daru Haridra +Candana toyam 500ml/day. 

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