Gastritis

Gastritis is the irritation and inflammation of the stomach lining. In Ayurveda it is known as “Vata-Pitta Gulma sulam” there is two form of ulcer found in the gastritis one is duodenal ulcer and other is Gastric ulcer. People with “O” positive and “B” positive blood group are most commonly affected from gastritis, even everybody has acid secretion but the erosion of the stomach and duodenal wall occurs only one out of ten people.

Causes:

  1. Helicobacter pylori bacteria is the most common causative organism in our country, usually other bacteria do not grows in highly acidic medium of stomach.
  2. Acute stress is the another cause of gastritis
  3. Some medicine may induces gastritis like aspirin, NSAID etc
  4. Ingestion of corrosive substances like kerocine, petrol, acid etc
  5. Alcohol may produce gastritis
  6. Excessive tea and coffee may produces gastritis

Symptoms:

  1. Indigestion .
  2. Discomfort in upper abdominal part.
  3. Loss of appetite
  4. Nausea, Vomiting
  5. Weight loss.
  6. Feeling stomach pain when stomach is empty.
  7. Melana (Blood in stool).
  8. Sometime feeling of bloody smell during burp.
  9. Pain is noted in specific area if stomach it is usually at mid night.

Diagnosis :

Diagnosis is based on history and clinical finding but endoscopy needs to confirm the diagnosis

Ayurvedic Treatment of Gastritis:

According to Ayurveda gastritis is developed due to vitiation of Vata & Pitta dosas. Vata & Pitta vardhak aahar vihar may increases the vata and pitta dosa and produce gastritis. Gastritis is treatable disease and it is treated in two phase.

First Phase/ Acute Phase:

Drinking of milk may relieve the pain but reoccurrences after two hours.


In acute phase we are using tikta ras pradhan aushadhi dravya like tinospora cardifolia (Giloya), Patola, katukrohini etc.

Second phase/Chronic phase:

After completion of first phase (21-30 days) we are using madhur dravya pradhan medicine. It is snigdh and Pitta-Vata shaman properties like satawari, yastimadhu draksha etc


Medicine will be prescribed after proper consultation

Home remedies for Gastritis:

  1. Dhanyak Him (Take coriander powder 5gm and 250ml water boil it and keep for overnight at morning filter it add 1tsf honey, take it at empty stomach)
  2. Honey is very good for wound healing so it can be taken with or without water
  3. Take giloya swaras 20ml after meal
  4. Avoid spicy diet red chilly and fast food, fermented foods
  5. Take early dinner
  6. Small and frequent meal
  7. Curry leaves, butter milk helps
  8. Avoid fasting and full meals
  9. Avoid smooking and alcohol