Ayurveda – Ulcerative Colitis Diet

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 canecauses increased intestinal motility and may trigger symptoms

Grapes, coconut waterSpinach 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.

Related topic –

Ulcerative colitis diet Food to have

Home remedies for ulcerative colitis

Avoid – 
alcohol, coffee, tea, milk, dried fruits, pepper, meat, nuts, spicy food, peas, legumes,curds.

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  1. very nice articles. thanks.
    can you write some about hepatitis c and similar infections? know some one who is suffering due to blood transfusion

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      I have seen many Ayurvedic doctors successfully treating hepatitis. Consulting a doctor directly is a better idea.

  2. Which vegetables can be eaten for u. colitis. I cannot eat any vegetable since it has fiber and grains like wheat my hemoglobin count is 8 which food can i get iron? Iron supplements give me diarrhea. Please advise

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