Colitis refers to the inflammation of the inner lining of the colon. It is a symptomatic diagnosis associated with a variety of causes that lead to abdominal cramps, tenderness, bloody diarrhea etc. There are a variety of causes ranging from autoimmune disorder, certain drugs, infections, toxins, parasites etc.
Ayurvedic Description Of Colitis:
According to Ayurveda, colitis can be correlated with Pittaj grahani, which is primarily a disease of Pitta dosha with varying degrees of Vata involvement. When Pitta vitiation reaches to extreme; causes severe inflammation, ulceration and rectal bleeding. Pittaj grahani is caused due to mandagni or poor appetite and digestion, irregular, improper and irrelevant diet habits. Pitta aggravating diets like excess of spicy, pungent, acidic, sour, alkaline nature foods, food items which produces burning sensation in the body, exposure to excessive hot climate, alcohol, smoking, anger etc. Not following the healthy diet habits in certain digestive disorders, especially the conditions of post diarrhea and irritable bowels are also one of the causes of this disease.