Anal Fistula is a two sided canal. 1 end of tube opens up inside the anal canal and the other opening is near the anus on the skin. This leads to leakage of stool from the other opening, oozing of pus leading to discomfort, pain, and sometimes fever as well.
Ayurvedic herbs are especially known for keeping the digestive system in good shape by maintaining the right balance of the Pitta element that maintains the right balance of the digestive fire. According to Ayurvedic principles, any disorder in the body is a result of a faulty digestive fire that manages its functions. It is very important to restore the imbalance of digestive physiology to heal the anal fistulas.
SYMPTOMS OF ANAL FISTULA
As discussed above, Anal fistula is an external opening other than the natural anal opening. There is oozing of pus, stool and sometimes the opening closes down for a few days and then the oozing starts again. The area around anus is tender, painful and sometimes free from pain. There can be fever if the pus is trapped leading to abscess It is very important to get rid of pus or mucus and heal the fistula. Fistula is a tube like structure having openings at 2 ends. In case of Anal Fistula - 1 opening is inside the anal canal (digestive pipe) and other one is on the skin around anus. There can be multiple openings outside. The modern medical doctors recommend pain killers, anti-inflammatory drugs, anti-biotics and ultimately surgery. Ayurveda recommends natural healing herbs, Oils for local application, wound healing herbs. mild colon cleansing remedies.
Bhangadara (Fistula ) is similarly explained in Ayurveda as a discontinuation in the skin of the hip region and the perineum. It may be accompanied by a discharge from the anus.
It has mainly five types which are defined according to the proportion of the three doshas involved namely, vata, pitta and kapha. Fistula-in-ano has been frequently compared with bhangandara disease explained in Ayurveda.
DIGESTIVE FIRE IN AYURVEDA
According to Ayurveda, jatharagni is the main digestive fire and it should be optimum at all times for a healthy and long life.With natural foods and supplements it is possible to balance the digestive fire and promote health in human beings.
If someone is suffering from Anal fistula, he must take good care of diet. Avoid junk food, avoid too much sugary food, soft drinks, milk and milk products as they may cause abscess formation. The herbs should be consumed for a period of at least 3 to 6 months to get good results.
SYMPTOMS OF BHAGANDAR ( Anal Fistula )
- Tract in the hip region, perineum
- Irregular bowel habits
- Discharge from the tract
- Pain in the hip region or the perineum
- Indigestion, flatulence
IS THERE ANY PERMANENT CURE FOR ANAL FISTULA/ BHAGANDAR?
Anal fistula is a condition that requires the right combination of diet coupled with appropriate modifications in the daily routine of a person in terms of the time of meals, exercise, sleeping habits etc. Natural herbs given for a few months ( approx. 3 to 6 months) can heal fistulas permanently.
A highly nutritious diet is very important in maintaining an appropriate digestive fire which is important for maintaining health. Nutritional supplements that are prepared with pure and natural herbs can also be used for overall health benefits and healing of anal fistula.
HOW MUCH DOES NATURAL SUPPLEMENTATION HELP IN FISTULA-IN-ANO?
Fistula in ano is a cumbersome disorder. Nutritional support is very important to provide good outcome in such cases. Natural supplements like Vara Churna help improve the overall digestion of the individual and help in maintaining the doshas (body energies) leading to healing of anal fistula.
Herbal Remedies for Fistula
- 100 % natural products
- Maintain tridosha balance
- Formulated by MD Ayurveda doctors
- Regulates digestive fire (Jatharagni)
- 100 % vegetarian formula
- Free from chemicals, preservatives, starch, additives, colors, yeast, binders, fillers
- All herbs have distinct explanation in ancient Ayurvedic literature for anal fistula.
1. TRIPHALA GUGGUL
Triphala Guggul is a pure herbal classic formulation mentioned in Ayurveda. These tablets help to improve the circulation of blood in rectal region. Triphala Guggul possesses the properties of an anti-inflammatory, anti bacterial and anti-viral. It enhances the flow of bile and peristaltic movements of intestines. It is totally safe and non habit forming laxative. Triphala Guggul is also useful in correcting liver functions.
2. CURCUMIN CAPSULES
Curcumin or Haridra is well known for its anti –infective, anti biotic and anti inflammatory properties since ages. It acts as tonic to the all systems of the body such as digestive, respiratory and circulatory system. It is regarded as best blood purifier and metabolism regulator. It reduces any edema and inflammation of hemorrhoids and fistula. It is also beneficial for skin diseases and body pain.
3. NIRGUNDI OIL
It is made from the plant Vitex nigundo, which is bitter, pungent and astringent in taste. Nirgundi is one of the best natural anti-inflammatory, analgesic and anti-biotic. Its oil reduces congestion, inflammation and pain. The oil heals the fistula and tones the area by maintaining proper blood circulation.
4. VARA CHURNA
It contains the myobalans (Haritaki -terminalia chebula, bibhitaki- terminalia belarica, aamalaki- emblica officinalis). It is best known for cleaning colon and giving strength to the GIT. It is effective on all three vitiated dosha vata, pitta and kapha. This is a traditional formulation which is mild purgative and cooling in nature. It stimulates the peristaltic movements of the intestines and it rectifies constipation the best detoxifier. It balances the blood pressure and reduces swelling. Improves the liver functions, blood circulation. It is very effective in improving immunity. It is safe to be used for a long time.
Dosage/ How To Use?
- Triphala Guggul - 2 Tablets, thrice daily with plain water after meals.
- Curcumin Capsules - 2 Capsules twice daily with plain water after meals.
- Nirgundi Oil - Apply locally
- Vara Churna - 1 teaspoon full twice daily with plain water after meals.