Ulcerative Colitis is an inflammatory bowel disorder that leads to sores in the digestive tract or innermost lining of the large intestine and colon .It affects the entire colon or the lower section called sigmoid colon and the rectum.  It can be termed as a kind of eczema of the colon which is associated with blood stagnation in the lower half of the body.

Ulcerative colitis is a disorder resulting due to inappropriate attack of ones immune system which leads to ulcers and inflammation in large intestines. It is a metabolic disorder also called Pittaj Grahani in Ayurveda. As the name suggests it is due to imbalance of pitta energy in the body. Aggravation of pitta results in damage of rakta dhatu or blood tissues and mamsa dhatu or muscle tissues. This leads to formation of Ama or toxins in the intestine. It is a disease of Purishvaha strotas. In some cases Vata dosha is also involved which when aggravated results in mucous accumulation and inflammation in lower colon region.

Symptoms of ulcerative colitis

  • The most common symptoms of ulcerative colitis are blood and mucous in stool, pain and inflammation , loss of appetite, feeling of fullness, difficulty in passing stool
  • Ulcerative Colitis can affect people of any age .

Causes of Ulcerative Colitis

  • The cause of UC can be attributed to immune system malfunction along with unhealthy diet or food allergies and stress.


  • By changing the life style, taking some simple precautions in diet and taking some natural herbal preparations, it is possible to treat ulcerative colitis permanently.

Life style changes include:

  • Controlling stress and anger,
  • Refraining from alcohol and smoke
  • Balancing the diet by reducing the intake of pitta aggravating foods like spicy, pungent, acidic or sour foods and even fried foods that can’t be digested completely.
  • Also,avoiding dairy products as they irritate the colon and avoiding non vegetarian diet and diet high in proteins.
  • Eating small, frequent meals throughout the day.

Ayurvedic Medicines for Ulcerative Colitis

  • The ayurvedic treatment significantly corrects the bleeding in the stool.
  • The treatment is free from any side effects.
  • Planet Ayurveda offers a complete package known as ULCERATIVE COLITS CARE PACK to get rid of the problem.

The pack comprises of 4 herbal formulations:

    1. Arjuna capsules
    2. Vatsakadi churna
    3. Pitta balance
    4. Kutuzghan vatti

These medicines taken together help in relieving the symptoms of ulcerative colitis along with curing it permanently. The remedies are 100% pure and safe to use.

Arjuna Capsules

  • Arjuna Capsules are prepared from the standardized extract of herb Arjuna or Terminalla Arjuna also known as Nadisarija in Sanskrit. Arjuna is an astringent herb . The ethanolic extract , powder or decoction of Terminalia Arjuna  is known for its healing properties. It speeds up the wound healing and prevents blood loss. It works in managing symptoms like rectal bleeding, ulcers, bloody stools, abdominal cramps and  reduce the effects of stress and nervousness in the body.
  • Arjuna has antioxidant properties and anti-ulcerative properties which inhibit the occurrence of Gastric ulcers and Gastritis . Arjuna provides ulcer protection in stomach and protects liver and kidney . It is known to reduce tumor growths, and prevents DNA damage. The medicine enhances the physical stamina of the person.

Dosage : The recommended dose is 2 capsules two times a day after meals with plain water.

Vatsakadi Churna

  • This classical Ayurvedic compound is a combination of various ulcer healing herbs like kutaj, dhania, nagarmotha,  fennel, bael, anaar , choti elachi and jaiphal which work in a synergistic way to restore body’s imbalance of various metabolic reactions. These herbs in combination help to maintain the overall functioning of the digestive system. They manage rectal bleeding and help in healing the ulcers. They also prevent diarrhea which is a common symptom of Ulcerative colitis.
  • The vatsakadi churna can be taken as one teaspoon with plain water, once a day after meals. You may even boil the powder, strain it and drink it if needed.
  • Bael fruit is natural anti-inflammatory and styptic . It can be taken itself in powdered form with jaggery to help cure ulcerative colitis.

Pitta Balance

  • As the name suggests, these capsules help in balancing the pitta dosha. They are made of a combination of calcium compounds that help in controlling bleeding and have a cooling effect on the body as they comprise of ayurvedic formulation like purified pearls and corals. This formulation works towards stopping inflammation of the lining of colon, along with relieving symptoms like rectal bleeding, ulceration. . Pitta balance capsules contains different pistis like parwal pisti, akiki pishti , mukta pisti along with gilloy satava that brings the pitta in balance and subsides the aggravated symptoms of Ulcerative colits. Other ingredients in these capsules are kamdudha ras and Jahar mohra which are ayurvedic calcium compounds. Pitta balance capsules help in controlling the acid formation in the body.

Dosage : One capsule can be taken twice a day after meals with plain water.

Kutaj Ghan Vati

  • These tablets are  made from the bark of a  tree called Kutaz which works wonders in all forms of diarrheas.  This helps to burn the ama or endotoxins, stop inflammation, stops fermentation that is happening inside the intestines. This medicine helps in providing relief in abdominal cramps and rectal bleeding . This medicine is also useful in treating fever with diarrhea, dysentery and Ulcerative Colitis. It balances the vata and pitta dosha.

Dosage :One needs to take 2 tablets twice day after meals with plain water.


  • These medicines can be taken along with the ongoing treatment as they do not interfere with other drugs.
  • If ulcerative colitis is not managed on time it can lead to complications like a hole in the colon, bone loss, swelling in colon and risk of colon cancer
Author's Bio: 

Dr. Vikram Chauhan, MD - AYURVEDA is an expert Ayurvedic practitioner based in Chandigarh, India and doing his practice in Mohali, India. He is spreading the knowledge of Ayurveda Ancient healing treatment, not only in India but also abroad. He is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Products, Planet Ayurveda Clinic and Krishna Herbal Company. For more info visit our website: