Top Herbs for Ulcerative Colitis!!
Well, today we are going to have discussion about an intestinal disorder – Ulcerative Colitis. If we talk about how many are affected, then the answer is- every 8 to 240 people per 100,000 people. It badly affects person’s social and psychological well-being. As name says, there is inflammation and ulcers of the colon/large intestine along with some other symptoms.
How do we get an idea that we are suffering from the same? Here are few very common symptoms which can be seen in sufferer like rectal pain and bleeding, abdominal pain-bloating, diarrhea, weight loss and urgency to go washroom etc. The symptoms vary from person to person depending upon the severity of condition.
It can be hereditary or due to low immune system. Sometimes allergy to specific food stuff can also harm the digestive system. Stress again aggravate this condition. Have a look on some of effective herbs that can maintain good digestive system. They also keep a check on colon ulcers, bleeding, loose stools, body weight etc…
Top Herbs for Ulcerative Colitis-
Kutaj (Holarrhena antidysenterica)-
Yes, kutaj is the first and the most important herb when we are talking about the top herbs for ulcerative colitis. The herb is packed with all the medicinal properties that are required to tackle with the disorder. With carminative and astringent properties, the herb is the great choice for the same. It controls the intestinal inflammation and controls diarrhea. The herb helps to regain the intestinal functions by suppressing the signs of this disorder.
Arjuna (Terminelia arjuna)-
It is a common herb that is frequently used in Ayurveda for several health problems. In case of ulcerative colitis, it is the best one to control inflammation of the intestines as it possess strong anti-inflammatory properties. Being a source of natural anti-oxidant, it clears the toxins from the intestines and maintains its health. The herb contains all the essential elements such as calcium, zinc, copper and magnesium and hence a great way to overcome weakness also.
Dadima/Anar (Punica granatum)-
Another important herb (a well-known fruit) is here to cope with this intestinal disorder. Pomegranate (anar) is a herb as per Ayurveda that has strong actions on our digestive tract. Bleeding during this health problem leads to blood loss and makes the person anemic. While this herb fulfill the need of blood in the body. Yes, it enriches the body with the blood. It reduces the intestinal inflammation. A Simple juice of this fruit is delicious and very healthy too.
Bael (Aegle marmelos)-
Bael is also the one that counts among top herbs for ulcerative colitis. Generally, it is considered as scared tree in India. Along with the religious properties, the fruit is also known for medicinal properties. The herb helps in the elimination of extra heat in the abdomen and offers relief from inflammation, pain and bleeding in the intestines. Another important benefit of this herb is that it stimulates the immune system also so that symptoms can be handled easily.
Saunf (Foeniculum vulgare)-
Well, healthy digestion of food is important to keep the functioning of intestines healthy. To achieve this target, saunf or fennel seeds or Foeniculum vulgare is here. Yes, this herb or common spice contains phytoestrogens that helps in digestion of food. It purifies the blood by eliminating harmful toxins from the body. It is even commonly used in Indian cooking to make the food easy to digest. Of course, it makes the food little delicious even. Along with this, it also suppresses the inflammation and the pain to some extent.
So, we hope these Top Herbs for Ulcerative Colitis help you to deal with the symptoms of this disorder efficiently. Along with we advise you to avoid eating outside, junk, fried and spicy foods. Prefer easy to digest food such as all gourd family vegetables with fruits which are not sour. Avoid high fibre diet and stay hydrated.
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