Ayurvedic Treatment of Ulcerative Colitis


Ulcerative Colitis (UC) is a form of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) in which the lining of large intestine (colon) and rectum gets affected. It is also a type of colitis and its symptoms are very much similar to Crohn's disease ? another form of IBD.

The colon and rectum are the parts of digestive system where waste material is stored. The inner lining of the colon and rectum gets swelled and soared lead to symptoms of abdominal pain, diarrhea, and rectal bleeding. It is most commonly found in adolescence and early adulthood, but can be found in small children and elderly too. Both male and female are equally effected from UC.


The actual cause is not identified so far of this disease but it is considered that heredity, stress, depression, and autoimmune are major factors behind this disease.

Some sorts of diet and accutane may also be possible reasons of ulcerative colitis.


The symptoms of ulcerative colitis is very much similar to Crohn's disease and deep examination and tests can diagnose this disease. However, externally it shows some symptoms that can pin point about this disease like diarrhoea with loose bloody stools, mucous and pus. Defecation is often accompanied by lower abdominal discomfort, fever and pain.

However, different symptoms display in different patients. The other common symptoms are:

  • Abdominal pain and cramping that usually disappears after a bowel movement
  • Abdominal sounds (a gurgling or splashing sound heard over the intestine)
  • Diarrhea, from only a few episodes to very often throughout the day
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Mouth sores (ulcers)
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Skin lumps or ulcers
  • Fever
  • Tenesmus (rectal pain)
  • Weight loss
  • Joint pain
  • Slow growth of Children


In allopathic medicine system, some medicines like corticosteroids is prescribed but doctors mostly suggest surgery. In Ayurvedic medicine system, it can be absolutely cured. Here are some herbal remedies that heals the disease:

  • Take 5 gms of sandalwood powder and add 3 gms. each of sugar and honey and make a paste in 30 m.l. of rice washed water (the ) twice in a day. It relieves bleeding and diarrhoea.

  • Make a decoction of connessi bark and pomegranate bark. Take 5 grams of each and boiled with 2 cups of water till the water reduces to half. Cool and Filter it and consume this drink within 4-6 hours. Every time make a fresh drink.

  • Intake of psyllium in cold water will help you in diarrhoea.

  • Boswellia helps in reducing the inflammation in bowel triggered by immune system by reducing the immune cells. Combine it with ashwagandha, it will become more effective.

  • Add fishes and fishes' oils in your food, as it contain Omega-3 fatty acid that relives from inflammation.

  • Avoid dairy products in your foods.

  • Avoid garlic too from your diet.



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