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Ayurvedic tips – Gastritis problem

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Ayurvedic Tips for Gastritis problem

In Ayurveda this condition is known as Urdhavaga amlapitta. In common terms inflammation of stomach is known as gastritis. It is of several types depending upon the nature of the inflammation, the condition of the mucous membrane and the glands. Hydrochloric acid and some other digestive enzymes are secreted by the glands of the stomach. Inflammation of stomach thus results in the impairment of these secretions leading to indigestion.

Reasons:

• Irregularity in diet.
• Intake of chilies and spices.
• Anger, anxiety and worry especially during the time of taking the food.

Are responsible for the cause of gastritis. Persons with pitta as their constitution are prone to get this disease. It is aggravated when the patient is suffering from constipation.

Symptoms:

When a person is suffering from Gastritis he is prone to experience:
• The patient experiences acid eructation accompanied by a burning sensation in the chest. The appetite is either suppressed or there is a false appetite.
• The patient feels weak and irritable.
• There might be pain in underpart of abdomen which sometime get aggravated immediately after food intake, or even when stomach is empty. If pressure is exerted there may tenderness in upper part of the stomach.
• The patient may also suffer from nausea, giddiness and headache.
• Patients suffering from chronic gastritis become emaciated and anaemic.

Treatment:

Gastritis or Urdhavaga amlapitta is caused by vitiation of pitta.
The best therapy for this is purgation. Ghee also plays an important role in alleviating pitta. Therefore medicated ghee, which works as laxative as well as, is useful in the treatment of this condition.
Sukumara ghrita is used for the treatment of this condition. It is given in a dose of two teaspoon twice a day mixed with cup of milk, when in empty stomach. In the beginning this may affect digestion. After a day or two digestion improves and the patient does not experience any difficulty.

Amalaki is the best remedy for this problem. It is given to the patient in powder form in a dose of two teaspoon four time a day.

Dhatri lauha is often used by the physician for its treatment. The chief component of this compound is lauha bhasma and it is impregnated with the juice of amalaki. This is given to the patient in dose of one teaspoon twice a day.

• When the patient is suffering from constipation, Avtipattikara churna is the best medicine. It is given in a dose of two teaspoon at bedtime. The chief ingredient of this medicine is irivrit. The root bark of this drug stimulates the liver and thus works as laxative.

• Coconut and white variety of pumpkin are also used as medicine for the treatment of this condition.

Diet:

• Barley, wheat, rice(preserved for one year), soup of moong dal, parched rice, cucumber, bitter gourd, patola, green banana, banana flower, white pumpkin, pomegranate and cow’s milk are considered to be exceedingly useful for the treatment of this condition. The patient should preferably be kept exclusively on milk diet (added sugar) or on a diet consisting of milk and old rice.

• Sesame seeds, mash, kulattha gram, pungent and sour things, heavy food, curd and alcoholic drinks are harmful.

Other:

The patient should not:
• Expose himself to hard mental or physical work.
• Anxiety, worry and anger.
• patients Should be given complete rest.
• A walk in the early morning for about a mile is very useful

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