What is Anal Fistula?

Anal Fistula -- which is called ‘Bhagandara’ in Ayurveda’ -- is a discomforting condition, resulting from small, bluish inflamed veins on the interior part or the exterior side of the rectal on anal area. This condition is commonly described as internal piles or external piles. However, if this condition is accompanied by bleeding, it is called bleeding piles. For permanent cure of this condition, it is advisable to go in for Ayurvedic treatment of Anal Fistula.

According To Ayurveda

  • According to the Ayurvedic description of this condition, Bhagandara (Anal Fistula) is a disturbing disorder which is the result of lesion or abrasion in guda (anus), bhanga (pubic region), basti (area of bladder). This disorder causes a lot of inconvenience to the sufferers.
  • Since Anal Fistula results from an abnormal connection of the anal canal’s inner lining directly to the outer skin, there are some common symptoms which are associated with this condition.

What are the symptoms of Anal Fistuala

  • These symptoms are:- constipation, pain during defecation, discomfort while sitting, indigestion, flatulence, fever, skin irritation in the anus area, throbbing pain due to inflammation of enlarged veins, tract in the hip area, and discharge of pus or blood from the tract.

Is there any Treatment for Anal Fistula?

  • Ayurvedic treatment of Anal Fistula provides the much-needed relief to the sufferers of this inconvenient disorder, and cures it permanently.
  • In the opinion of Ayurvedic experts, Anal Fistula is a completely curable condition which can be effectively treated with the help of nutritional supplements which are prepared from pure and natural herbs.
  • These supplements not only Heal Anal Fistula permanently, but are also very beneficial for a person’s overall well-being. The most beneficial herbs which are generally used in Ayurvedic treatment of Anal Fistula have been listed below:


  • Curcumin is a widely used herb in Ayurvedic medicines. It is extremely beneficial in treating several malignant cancers, as well as in providing relief from diseases related to the liver and digestive system.
  • Curcumin has useful medicinal properties mainly because of an abundance of antioxidants. The presence of antioxidants in this herb can significantly improve the immunity of the body by controlling free radicals. In addition, this herb also has antibiotic and anti-inflammatory properties which give it the ability to fight against toxins and infections, and control allergies and inflammations.

Haritaki,Amalaki,and Bhibhitaki

  • For permanently treating Anal Fistula, the herbal powder of three potent herbs -- Haritaki, Amalaki, and Bhibhitaki -- is also very useful. These three wonderful herbs (collectively called ‘The Myrobalans’) are extremely effective in treating constipation and cleansing the colon.
  • A powdered combination of Haritaki, Amalaki, and Bhibhitaki herbs can eliminate toxins from the body.
  • Specifically speaking, Haritaki improves the overall function of the digestive system by making it strong; Amalaki removes toxic products from the body and provides nutrition to it; and Bhibhitaki eliminates excess fat from the body and improves the liver and immunity functions.

Nirgundi Oil

  • The oil prepared from the Nirgundi herb (Vitex negundo) is also another important component of Ayurvedic treatment of Anal Fistula. The Nirgundi herb is basically is a muscle relaxant, and it has analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties.
  • For people suffering from Anal Fistula, the local application of Nirgundi oil on the wounds is very effective in relieving pain and inflammation, and keeping the anal area infection-free. The application of this oil maintains proper circulation of the blood, thereby healing the lesions around the anal area.

What is the Best Herbal Remedies for Anal Fistula

Planet Ayurveda offers, combination of wonderful herbs – Fistula care pack which can be taken on regular basis for 3 months at least for complete healing.


  1. Cap Curcumin - 2 cap twice daily
  2. 2 Tab Triphala guggul - 2 tab three times daily
  3. Vara churna - 1 tsp twice daily
  4. Nirgundi oil - apply locally after cleaning and drying. 2 to 3 times daily

What Diet Should Be Followed?

  • Ayurvedic experts also recommend the daily consumption of butter milk and radish juice. Sitz bath must be tried and it is mostly suggested by the doctors.
  • Here buttocks are immersed in warm water up to almost 30 minutes at a time. Some analgesic oils can also be added to pacify the symptoms. Practice yoga and meditation.
  • Furthermore, since constipation is one of the main causes of Anal Fistula, Ayurvedic experts also encourage the patients to eat a fiber-rich diet, and increase their intake of vegetables and fruits.

With Ayurvedic treatment of Anal Fistula chiefly comprising natural herbs, the treatment starts showing positive results in patients from the first week itself; and Anal Fistula is permanently healed in most patients within three to six months.

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: http://www.planetayurveda.com