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Ayurvedic Treatment for Ileitis (Inflammation of the Ileum) - Symptoms, Causes & Herbal Remedies

Ileitis is a rare condition in which there is an inflammation of the ileum. It is often caused by Crohn's Disease. However, it may be caused by the variety of other diseases. The clinical presentation of Ileitis may vary from an acute and self-limited form of right lower quadrant pain or diarrhoea, as in majority of cases of bacterial ileitis, but some conditions like infection by Mycobacterium tuberculosis follow a debilitating course complicated by obstructive symptoms, haemorrhage and extra-intestinal symptoms.

Crohn's ileitis is a form of Crohn's disease and causes inflammation in the ileum (the last part of the intestine). Crohn's disease is thought to account for around 30% of cases of Crohn's disease. It is considered among the groups of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).

It is common for people with Crohn's disease to be diagnosed with more than one type of the condition if inflammation is present in several places in GI tract.


In some people with Ileitis, only the last segment of the small intestine (ileum) is affected while in other cases, the disease is confined to the colon which is a part of large intestine. The most common areas affected by this disease are last part of the small intestine and the colon.

Symptoms are:

  • Cramping pain in the right lower part of middle of the abdomen.
  • Diarrhoea
  • Fatigue
  • Significant weight loss
  • Blood in the stools
  • Fever
  • Mouth sores


According to modern medicine, the exact cause of ileitis is not known. Previously, diet and stress were suspected, but now doctors know that these are the factors that trigger ileitis but don't cause ileitis. According to Ayurveda, ileitis is caused when Vata dosha is pushes pitta dosha into the colon causing inflammation. The nervous system controls stress response. When stress is high from an increase of stimulation from prana, the first signs of the development of Crohn's disease are seen. The patient, at this stage may experience early symptoms of digestive upsets such as gas and constipation, patient may have mild systemic dryness and feeling of weakness. As the disease continues, white blood cells invade the intestinal lining and produce inflammatory toxins causing chronic tissue swelling, injury and ulceration.

Ayurvedic treatment includes the treatment of Vata and Pitta in the digestive tract throughout time of the treatment because ileitis roots back to sensitivity towards stress and anxiety.


Ayurvedic treatment by Planet Ayurveda for Ileitis involves the following steps:

  • Agni deepana (stimulation of appetite)
  • Digestive/pachana medicines (formulations that directly digest ama)
  • Grahi (digestive and retain food-formulations)
  • Vrana ropana (healing of ulcers by drugs and formulations with wound healing properties)
  • Stambhana (ayurvedic formulations that stop the movement of elimination, when there is bloody diarrhoea with normal appetite).


  1. Mahashankh Vati
  2. Sanjivani Vati
  3. Digestion Support
  4. Heartburn Capsules

Herbal Remedies for Ileitis

(Inflammation of the Ileum)

1. Mahashankh Vati

Mahashankh Vati is a classical Ayurvedic medicine which is used in the treatment of gastritis, indigestion, malabsorption syndrome, ulcers, dyspepsia and indigestion. It is also known to act as an efficient central nervous system stimulant. It can be used by those people who have trouble in digesting food. It balances all the 3 doshas in the body – Vata, Pitta and Kapha.

Ingredients of Mahashankh Vati are:

  • Pippali (Piper longum)
  • Chitraka (Plumbago zeylanica)
  • Danti (Baliospermum monatanum)
  • Shudh Parad (Purified mercury)
  • Shudh Tankan (Purified sodium borate)
  • Sarjakshar (Sodium carbonate)
  • Yavkshar (Potassium carbonate)

Dosage: 2 tablets twice daily.

2. Sanjivani Vati

The cause of ileitis is the formation of ama or endotoxins which leads to the blockage of channels. The cause of auto-immune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis etc. is Ama or endotoxins. Sanjivani Vati is an ancient formula to combat all these as it ignites the digestive fire and helps the liver to just get rid of all the mid-way metabolites from the system. Sanjeevani Vati helps in burning the accumulated metabolites.

Ingredients of Sanjivani Vati are:

  • Vidanga (Embelia ribes)
  • Ginger root (Zingiber officinale)
  • Pippali (Piper longum)
  • Haritaki (Terminalia chebula)
  • Amalki (Emblica officinalis)
  • Vacha (Acorus calmus)
  • Guduchi herb (Tinospora cordifolia)
  • Shuddh Bhallataka (Semecarpus anarcardium) purified
  • Shuddh Vatsanabh (Aconitum ferox) purified

Dosage: 2 tablets twice daily.

3. Digestion Support

Digestion Support of Planet Ayurveda is a unique combination of digestive herbs that help in digestion of all types of food and maintains the natural Ph of the digestive tract. These capsules help in controlling acidity, flatulence, gas and constipation. It is purely an herbal combination without any chemicals added to it.

Ingredients of Digestion Support are:

  • Amla (Emblica officinalis) – 100 mg
  • Haritaki (Terminalia chebula) – 100 mg
  • Bahera (Terminalia bellerica) – 100 mg
  • Sounf (Foeniculum vulgare) – 50 mg
  • Dhania (Coriander sativum) – 50 mg
  • Pippali (Piper longum) – 50 mg
  • Jeerak (Cyminum cuminum) – 50 mg

Dosage: 1-2 capsules twice daily.

4. Heartburn Capsules

Heartburn is not a disorder of heart as the name indicates but it is a form of indigestion that is felt as burning sensation in the stomach. It is caused due to the irritation of the esophagus which in turn is caused by stomach acid. The food in the stomach leaks backwards into the esophagus from the stomach. This causes irritation in the esophagus. Hearburn capsules of Planet Ayurveda helps in balancing Pitta dosha in the body which is responsible for heartburn.

Ingredients of Heartburn Capsules are:

  • Praval Pishti (Coral Calcium) – 125 mg
  • Akik Pishti (Agate Calcium) – 125 mg
  • Jahar Mohra Pishti (An Ayurvedic Calcium compound) – 125 mg
  • Kamdudha ras (An Ayurvedic Calcium compound) – 125 mg
  • Giloy satva (Tinospora cordifolia stem extract) – 125 mg
  • Pearl calcium (Mukta pishti) – 50 mg

Dosage: 1-2 capsules twice daily.

Along with the treatment, life style modifications like good sleep, stress free life, healthy eating habits such as wholesome food at right time and in right quantity must be followed. Junk, spicy and stale food is not recommended along with the treatment because if a person suffering from ileitis keeps on taking pitta aggravating foods, many complications will take place causing the disease more serious.

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