Diet control is crucial in the success of Ayurveda Ulcerative colitis treatment. Food that are hard to digest, that cause increase in bowel motility, that cause increase in Pitta and fiber rich diet are best avoided in Ulcerative coloitis. As per the principles of Ayurveda, the following are the food to avoid in Ulcerative colitis.
Ayurvedic procedures like body massage, sweating therapy, herbal smoking, nasal instillation of drops (Nasya), etc are best avoided.
Watch your food – During Ulcerative colitis, the patient needs to make a list of food that trigger the disease and has to avoid such foods.
Wheat, barley, - rich in fiber, initiates bowel movement.
Black gram – Takes a long time for digestion.
Bathua / Bathuva – Also known as lamb’s quarter = Chenopodium Album
Black night shade – fruit and leaves are used as food in some parts of India.
Peas – Causes Vata imbalance in intestines and bloating
Drum stick, Mango, – Both may improve intestinal motility
Jaggery, Ash gourd, jujube – Heavy to digest
sugar cane – causes increased intestinal motility and may trigger symptoms
Grapes, coconut water, Spinach and green leafy vegetables – May cause increased bowel motility
Betel leaf, garlic – may cause increase in Pitta.
Ayurvedic medicines containing Kshara as an ingredient – causes Pitta imbalance.
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