Ayurvedic treatment for ulcerative colitis

For those struggling with ulcerative colitis, life can feel like a constant battle. Imagine living with discomfort, pain and the frustration of not being able to enjoy life fully.  


Years of taking medications to subdue symptoms, enduring pain and struggling with invasive tests like endoscopies and colonoscopies are just the tip of the iceberg. A “normal” life can seem out of reach, leaving you with the sinking feeling that this condition is your lifelong companion. The worst part is relying on medications for years that leave long-lasting damage to your gut, liver, intestines and kidneys. It is a tough reality for many.  


But here is something you do not know – Ulcerative colitis is completely curable with Ayurveda. That too without Panchakarma or inpatient treatment! 


Before we delve further into the details of Ayurvedic treatment for ulcerative colitis, let us first learn more about the condition. 


What is Ulcerative Colitis? 


It is an inflammatory bowel disease that causes inflammation and ulcers (sores) in your digestive tract. If left untreated, it can lead to increased risk of colon cancer and life-threatening complications. 


Symptoms of ulcerative colitis


Here are the symptoms you may experience if you have ulcerative colitis:

  • Diarrhoea with blood or pus  
  • Abdominal pain and cramps  
  • Rectal pain  
  • Rectal bleeding – passing small amount of blood with stool  
  • Urgency to defecate  
  • Inability to defecate despite urgency  
  • Weight loss and fatigue 


Causes of ulcerative colitis


The following are the causes of ulcerative colitis as per Ayurveda:

  • Excessive intake of excessive sour, salty, spicy incompatible food.   
  • Intestinal parasites  
  • Unaddressed extreme heat in the body  
  • Unmanaged stress  
  • Explicitly expressing anger  
  • Prolonged grief 


Ayurvedic treatment for ulcerative colitis


Ayurveda brings a multi-faceted approach in the treatment for ulcerative colitis. The first line of treatment includes the following:  

  • Fasting  
  • Consuming light digestive food  
  • Stress management  
  • Counselling to handle emotions  
  • Ayurvedic medicines  


 As the conditions get better, the treatment includes the following:  

  • Nourishing diet to regain strength and vitality  
  • Medicines to improve nourishment as per the body of the patient 


Ulcerative colitis can be completely cured with Ayurveda, under the guidance of a skilled Ayurvedic practitioner through diet and medicines. Panchakarma is not required.  And the treatment duration can range from just 3 to 6 months. So, there you have it – a roadmap to saying goodbye to ulcerative colitis.   

Remember, with Ayurveda, relief is not just a dream – it’s a reality waiting for you to embrace. And the earlier you embrace it, the results will be much better!   

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