Gastritis is an inflammation of the gastric mucosa. Patients with chronic gastritis feel ill and uncomfortable for most of the day and may also experience persistent weakness.
Causes For Gastritis
The main factors of chronic gastritis are excessive consumption of alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, sour foods, seasonings and white flour products. Stress, anger and heat make this condition worse.
Symptoms Of Gastritis
- Digestion (dyspepsia)
- Dark Stools
In Ayurveda, the condition of gastritis is called Urdhvaga Amla Pitta. It is caused mainly by a deterioration of Pitta Dosha (Ayurvedic humor that represents fire) due to bad eating habits and excessive consumption of alcohol or tobacco. The aggravated Pitta alters the digestive fire of the body, resulting in inadequate digestion of food and production of ama (toxins). Due to the aggravated Pitta, this Ama warms up in nature. This heat builds up in the body and increases the gas content in the stomach, which leads to gastritis.
Mudra is an effective remedy to reduce aggravated Pitta.
Mudras for gastritis.
Mudra is a holistic healing technique. It is very effective and easy to practice. Privthi mudra, Apan mudra, and Pran mudra are efficient to overcome gastric trouble.
Ayurveda approach towards Gastritis
Ayurveda remedy for gastritis, Amalaki is the drug of choice for this condition.It is given to the patient in powder form in a dose of two teaspoons four times a day.Dhatri lehya is often used by the physician for its treatment. The chief ingredient of this compound preparation is laucha bhasma, and it is impregnated with the juice of amalaki. Teaspoonfuls are given to the patient in a dose of one teaspoon fuls twice daily.If the patient is constipated,Avipattikara churna is the medicine of choice. It is given in a dose of two teaspoonfuls at bedtime. The chief ingredient in this medicine is trivrit. The root-bark of this drug stimulates the liver and thus works as a laxative. Coconut and white variety of pumpkin are also used as medicine for the treatment of gastritis constipation.
Gastritis or urdhvaga amlapitla is caused by vitiation of pitta. Ghee also plays an important role in alleviating pitta. Therefore.Medicated ghee, which works as a laxative as well as useful in the treatment of gastritis.
Commonly sukumara ghrita is used for the treatment of this condition. It is given in a dose of two teaspoonfuls twice daily mixed with a cup of milk on an empty stomach. In the beginning, this may affect the power of digestion.
After a day or two, digestion improves and the patient does not experience any difficulty. The patient should not expose himself to hard mental or physical work. He should avoid anxiety, worry, anger. He should be given complete rest. A walk in the early morning about a kilometer is very helpful.
Barely, wheat, rice(preserved for one year), soup of moong dal, parched rice, cucumber, bitter gourd, patola, green banana, be exceedingly useful for the treatment of this condition.
Sesame seeds, masha, kulattha, gram, pungent and sour things, heavy food, curd and alcoholic drinks should be avoided.
The patient should preferably be kept exclusively on milk diet or on a diet consisting of milk and old rice.