This is a condition of the inflammation in the large intestine. There are many causes for this disease, generally this is never a primary condition. The main causative diseases for colitis are:

  • Simple food poisoning
  • Infections
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Ischemic Colitis etc

These are some of the main causes for this disease.

According to Ayurveda, colitis is a condition of Vata-Pitta aggravation, as per the symptoms. Because last part of the colon is the place for Vata and once aggravated Pitta reaches in place of Vata, these two (Vata and Pitta) causes heavy inflammation in that particular organ. This is the theory with Ayurveda.

Beside this there are certain diseases, which have similar signs and symptoms with the Colitis these are Pittaja and Rakataj Diarrhoea and variants of Grahni (disease chronic than Diarrhoea). But exact analogy in between Ayurveda and Modern Science descriptions is not possible.

For treatment of Colitis in Ayurveda, one should be aware about the signs - symptoms and diet lifestyle. Because Colitis is a disease of intestines/ digestive system so food is the primary thing which will leave an effect on the body and especially it will affect the diseased area.
We have discussed all the details here onwards so that you can understand the disease:

Articles you should read:

Sign and Symptoms of Colitis
Ayurvedic Treatment of Colitis
Ayurvedic Supplements for Colitis
Diet & Lifestyle Recommendations for Colitis