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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 115-120

Efficacy of Ayurveda modalities in the management Raktaja pravahika (ulcerative colitis): A case report

1 Department of Kayachikitsa, CBPACS, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Kayachikitsa, ITRA, Jamnagar, Gujarat, India
3 Punarvasu Ayurveda Health Care and Panchakarma Center, Delhi, India

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Dr. Jitendrakumar Nathabhai Varsakiya
Department of Kayachikitsa, Chaudhary Brahm Prakash Ayurved Charak Samsthan, Najafgarh, Khera Dabar, New Delhi - 110 073
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DOI: 10.4103/jacr.jacr_34_21

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Ulcerative colitis is an idiopathic, chronic inflammatory disorder of the colonic mucosa that commonly involves the rectum and may extend in a proximal and continuous fashion to involve other parts of the colon. Cardinal symptoms of this disease are bloody diarrhoea with rectal urgency and tenesmus with or without mucus, and abdominal pain which alleviates after defecation. Raktaja pravahika described in Ayurvedic treatise bears symptomatic and etiological resemblance with ulcerative colitis. A 26-year-old female who was suffering with Atipravahana of Purisha (~repeated defecation), Udarashoola (~abdominal pain), Saphena and Raktayukta purisha (~blood mixed frothy stools) for eight months was treated with Ayurvedic medicaments. Pichcha basti was administered in this patient followed by oral medications including Sanjivani vati, Dadimastaka churna and Bilva churna along with Pathya-apathya. After treatment of 15 months, the condition was improved from grade four to grade one, which was assessed through colonoscopy. This case report illustrates the significance of Ayurvedic treatment modalities in the management of ulcerative colitis.

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