ULCERATIVE COLITIS

This disease refers to inflammation of the colon (Large intestine). The cause is unknown. The diagnosis can be made with a barium enema. This disease is a chronic condition. The inflammation usually begins in the rectum&spreads upward to the entire colon. According to ayurved, imbalance of Pitta is the causative factor of this disease.

Symptoms
  • Abdominal pain
  • Increased abdominal sounds
  • Bleeding with stools
  • Bloating with stools
  • Diarrhoea
  • Rectal pain
  • Weight loss
  • Nausea
Do’s
  • Eat small meals throughout the day
  • Chew the food slowly&properly.
  • Lifestyle modification.
Don’ts
  • Avoid purgatives
  • Avoid fatty foods
  • Reduce intake of milk
  • Avoid smoking
  • Avoid tea, coffee, alcohol
Home Remedies
  • Have glass of buttermilk with a pinch of rocksalt added to taste only in the daytime.
  • Add extra turmeric to all the meals regularly.
  • Increase use of corianders, cumin seeds in cooking.