Ayurveda Q&A: Help for ulcerative colitis

Dr Gowthaman, Medical Director of rVita, answers readers’ questions on Ayurveda. Get your doubts cleared and see them featured on our FAQ page every Tuesday.
This week’s answers:

1. Dear Doctor, Iam 30 years old and suffering for ulcer collites. Is there any cure for this in Ayurveda. Iam having this problem since 2005.
Lucky Mahajan
Yes, ulcerative colitis is the specialty of Ayurveda. Ayurveda not only helps to stops irritable blood stained repeated bowels, it also improves the general well being. As per Ayurveda, due course of time this condition may lead to malabsorption syndrome which in turn leads to repeated infections, joint pains and general weakness and fatigue.

Ayurveda recommends the following herbs as single or in combination as diet for ulcerative colitis Holarrehna antidysentrica, Bombax malbaricum, Cyperus rotundus, Woodfordia floribunda, Aegle marmelos, Cryophyllus aromaticus, Withania somnifera, Azadirachta indica, Myristica officinalis, Boswellia serrata. 2 gm of each or any of these herbs is given with buttermilk thrice daily 15 minutes before food.

Ayurveda recommends medicated enema therapy for ulcerative colitis.

2. I am 62 years old. i was problem in breath.that was the heart problem so two stunts r set in my heart. after two years Dr says my lungs are fail and not working
Manjujain
As a holistic approach Ayurveda medicines and yoga can help you better. Ayurveda recommends a special milk decoction to improve both heart and lungs function.

milk – 50 ml + water -100 ml + Bark of Terminalia Arjuna (Arjun tree) – 5 gm + Powder of Adathoda vasica – 3 gm + powder of Tenospora cordifolia (2 gm) – All mixed and boiled until the mixture is reduced to 50 ml. Then filter it and take it twice daily in empty stomach. It will help you.

Ayurveda medicines like Indukantam Kashayam tablets – 2 + Dhanvantharam gutika 2 – Twice daily before food with warm milk helps. For heart condition ‘Wrudved’ is very effective. Continuous use of the above two for six month may help in solving both heart and lung functions.

Consult a Yoga teacher and explain your condition, Simple postures and simple exercises can improve your condition a lot.

3. SIR GREETINGS. I AM AGED 51.LAST I YEAR I WAS DIAGONISED THAT THE URIC ACID LEVEL IS MORE.I WAS PRESCRIBED XYLORIC TAB.
WHAT I SHOULD DO TO REDUCE THE URIC ACID LEVEL.WHAT ARE THE FOODS I SHOULD TAKE AND DONT TAKE

PL.ALAGAPPAN
More than foods regular detoxification therapies could help. Take 6 tablets of Avipattikara choorram at bed time with warm water. Medicines like Gokshuradi guggulu or Chandraprabha vati or Punarnava mandooram or Navaka Guggulu can help. Water is the best medicine. Make sure you drink at least 2-3 liters of water. The following simple home remedies helps you

a. Apples are good for improving the renal functions.
B. 3 ml of lemon juice mixed in 100 ml of water, thrice daily helps the kidney to detoxify
C. 30 ml French bean juice said to be effective in reducing the uric acid levels. It has to be taken for at least 30 days as one course
D. Cherries play a vital role in improving the anti oxidants in the system. Some naturopaths recommend 10 fresh cherries a day to keep the uric acid levels in control.
E. Carrot juice mixed with the juices of beet and cucumber acts as diuretic hence it is recommended for improving kidney functions

4. please suggest good ayurveda weight loss medicine for a Sugar patient. Age 48. weight 85 kgs.
NarasimhanR
As i discussed earlier, Simple Apple diet is the best way to loose weight especially in Diabetic cases. It is very easy to follow and very effective too.

1 apple before breakfast, 2 before lunch and 2 before dinner. follow this strictly for 30 days you will see the results.

Medicines like Navaka guggulu, Punarnava mandooram, Loham (101), Avipattikara Choornam tablets etc does help in both reducing the sugar and weight. Siva gutika is one of the safest and very effective medicines for obesity and Diabetes.

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