Chronic inflammatory bowel disease

Clinical study on ulcerative colitis

Patel MV, Patel KB, Gupta SN. Effects of Ayurvedic treatment on forty-three patients of ulcerative colitis. Ayu. 2010;31(4):478-481.


Ulcerative colitis is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease of unclear cause. The disease often affects people between the ages of 20 and 40 and can lead to a significant reduction in quality of life. The main features are ano-rectal bleeding with increased stool frequency, general weakness and is accompanied by abnormal structural pathology in the colon. A clinical study of 43 patients with ulcerative colitis was conducted at P.D. Patel Ayurveda Hospital, Nadiad. They were given medicated enemas in combination with oral Ayurvedic medicines for a period of one month. In this study, it was observed that the symptoms and daily dose of anti-inflammatory drugs were reduced by more than 75%, with a highly significant result. This type of therapy may be helpful in reducing the need for steroids and surgical procedures in the patients with ulcerative colitis.