What are Piles/Hemorrhoids as per Ayurveda
Piles, also known as haemorrhoids, are swollen and inflamed veins in the rectum and anus. According to Ayurveda, piles are considered a result of imbalances in the doshas (energetic forces) in the body, particularly the Vata and Pitta doshas. Ayurveda emphasizes a holistic approach to treating piles, including dietary and lifestyle modifications, herbal remedies, and Ayurvedic therapies.
Haemorrhoids are a common condition that affects many individuals worldwide. In Ayurveda, an ancient holistic healing system, piles are believed to result from imbalances in the doshas (Vata, Pitta, and Kapha) and certain lifestyle factors. Let's delve into the causes, symptoms, and Ayurvedic treatment approaches for piles.
In Ayurveda, piles are known as "Arshas" or "Haemorrhoids." According to Ayurvedic principles, piles are caused due to imbalances in the doshas, particularly Vata and Pitta. Ayurveda recognizes different types of piles based on their characteristics and symptoms.
Here are some of the common types of piles as per Ayurveda:
- Vataj Arsha: This type of piles is caused by an aggravated Vata dosha. The symptoms include dryness, pain, and constipation. The piles are usually hard and dark in color.
- Pittaj Arsha: Pitta dosha predominance leads to this type of piles. The symptoms include burning sensation, inflammation, and bleeding. The piles are usually yellowish or reddish in color.
- Kaphaj Arsha: Kapha dosha imbalance results in this type of piles. The symptoms include heaviness, itching, and a slimy discharge. The piles are typically soft and whitish in color.
- Sannipataj Arsha: This type of piles occurs when all three doshas (Vata, Pitta, and Kapha) are aggravated. The symptoms include a combination of characteristics from Vataj, Pittaj, and Kaphaj Arsha.
Symptoms of Piles are:
- Vataj Arsha:
- Dryness in the anal region
- Pain and discomfort during bowel movements
- Constipation or difficulty passing stools
- Piles are hard and dark in color
- Formation of fissures or cracks in the anal area
2. Pittaj Arsha:
- Burning sensation and heat in the anal region
- Inflammation and swelling around the anus
- Bleeding during or after bowel movements
- Piles are yellowish or reddish in color
- Feeling of increased warmth in the body
3. Kaphaj Arsha:
- Heaviness and fullness in the anal region
- Itching and irritation around the anus
- Slimy or mucous discharge from the anal area
- Piles are soft and whitish in color
- Feeling of congestion or blockage in the anal passage
4. Sannipataj Arsha:
- Combination of symptoms from Vataj, Pittaj, and Kaphaj Arsha
- Severe pain, burning, itching, and bleeding
- Varied color and texture of piles
- Aggravation of all three doshas
- Intense discomfort and difficulty in daily activities
Best Ayurvedic treatment for Piles:
Shri Chyawan Ayurveda has carefully best ayurvedic medicine for Piles - Piles Care Kit for natural treatment of Haemorrhoids/ Piles. All our products are prepared using best quality herbs and strictly follow the principals of Ayurveda. All our products are 100% Pure, Natural and Safe to be used and do not cause any side-effects.
The Piles Care Kit consists of:
1. Pile Hari Vati: It is by far the best piles ayurvedic tablet which helps to heal inflammations and soothe pain and discomfort. It also has laxative properties that induce peristaltic movements, thus making the process of evacuating of bowels pain-free.
Ingredients: It consists of- Ambahaladar, Kalijiri, Rasot, Kali mirch, Har, Methatis, Kaharvapisti, Motipisti, Amla, Methi, Variyali, Bolbaddhras, Kaharvapisti.
How to use: One tablet every day in the morning and evening, post breakfast and snacks respectively.
2. Kabj Hari Churn: This helps in a lot of stomach related issues like gas, constipation and abdominal pain.
Ingredients: It consists of Harde, Sonth, Mulethi, Baheda, Hing, Variyali, Amaltas, Black Salt, Blackpiper, Amla.
How to use: Mix 1-2gm of this churn with half cup of water, consume every day before going to bed.
3. Nikunj Amrit Dhar: It helps to soothe the burning or itching sensation near the anal or the rectum area.
Ingredients: It consists of Sat Ajwain, Sat Pudina, Kapoor, essential oils and clove oil.
How to use: Take 4-5 drops on a cotton ball and apply on the affected area twice a day.
4. Liver Care Syrup: Shri Chyawan Ayurveda's Liver Care Syrup is formulated to cleanse your liver and support digestion process. It also helps to strengthen the overall functioning of the liver.
Ingredients: It consists of Chitrakmul, Amla, Harde, Baheda, Bel Patra, Dhana, Aloe vera, Ajwain, Punarnava, Giloy Satva, Neem Chal, Tulsi.
How to use: Consume 1-2 teaspoonful of Liver Care Plus Syrup, thrice a day or as suggested by your physician.
Other Remedies to treat Piles according to it’s type:
Here are some general Ayurvedic remedies that can be helpful in treating the different types of piles:
- Vataj Arsha:
- Increase dietary fiber intake to soften the stools and prevent constipation.
- Consume warm, cooked, and easily digestible foods.
- Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of warm water throughout the day.
- Avoid sitting or standing for long periods.
- Apply warm sesame oil or castor oil to the affected area for relief.
- Include cooling foods like cucumber, coconut water, and aloe vera juice in your diet.
- Avoid spicy, fried, and oily foods that can aggravate Pitta dosha.
- Drink a mixture of amla (Indian gooseberry) juice and honey to reduce inflammation.
- Apply aloe vera gel or coconut oil externally to soothe the affected area.
- Practice relaxation techniques like meditation to manage stress.
- Kaphaj Arsha:
- Consume warm and light foods with spices like ginger, black pepper, and cumin to improve digestion.
- Avoid cold and heavy foods that can worsen Kapha dosha.
- Stay physically active and engage in regular exercise to stimulate digestion.
- Drink warm herbal teas like ginger tea or triphala tea to promote bowel movements.
- Apply a paste of haritaki (Terminalia chebula) and honey externally to reduce itching.
- Follow a balanced diet that suits your constitution and maintains overall dosha balance.
- Avoid excessive consumption of spicy, fried, and processed foods.
- Practice regular bowel habits and avoid straining during bowel movements.
- Take Triphala churna, a herbal formulation, to regulate bowel movements and relieve constipation.
- Consult an Ayurvedic practitioner for specific treatments like Kshara Sutra therapy or Kshar Karma, which are procedures used for complex or chronic piles.