Ayurveda management of Pancolitis: A Case Study
Neha G. Tank
Journal Title:International Journal of Ayurveda and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Pancolitis is a very severe form of ulcerative colitis. Pancolitis is a kind of inflammatory bowel disorder (IBD) that affects the entire internal lining of the colon. The precise causes of this inflammatory disorder are unclear, although physicians assume that autoimmune diseases and genetic predispositions might play a role in its progress. An individual with such a condition is expected to experience abdominal pain, recurrent episodes of bloody diarrhea, and persistent fatigue. Long-standing ulcerative colitis increases the risk for colon cancer. The treatment of ulcerative colitis involves medications and/or surgery. Since inflammatory bowel disease is currently an area of active and productive research, new treatments are anticipated which, it is hoped, will be of value in ulcerative/pan colitis. In such a scenario Ayurveda can be a ray of hope as it has some good remedies to cure this disease. In Ayurveda, Pancolitis can be corelated with Raktaj Atisaara and treated accordingly. The present study describes a complex case of Pancolitis where drugs like Hingvashtaka Churna, Shatavari Ghrita, Panchamruta Parpati etc along with Maatra Basti not only stopped the bleeding in stool but ,decreased the frequency of stool to 2 per day Panchamruta Parpati was used in increasing dose and the toxicity study is also done.