आहारस्य रसः शेषो यो न पक्वो अग्निलाघवात्।
स मूलं सर्वरोगाणां आमं इत्यभिधीयते ।।
Gut microbiota is an assortment of micro-organisms inhabiting the length and width of the mammalian gastrointestinal tract. The composition of this microbial community is host specific, evolving throughout an individual’s lifetime and susceptible to both exogenous and endogenous modifications. Once the intestinal microbiota is maladjusted the condition is called Disbacteriosis, and it leads to the development of a variety of intestinal diseases in children, such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) osmotic diarrhea and colorectal cancer.
According to Ayurveda,Agni is associated with digestion, metabolism and the assimilation of nutrients .A proper functioning of Agni is noted to produce many physiological benefits such as good strength, resistance to infection, and good skin luster .Since a disturbance of Agni is considered to promote the formation of Ama (inflammatory waste), “the whole treatmentmethodology in Ayurveda revolves around the modulation and management of Agni” .When the functioning of Agni is compromised, Ama is produced and a range of psychophysiological responses can occur.One such response can be Disbacteriosis.
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Causes of Disbacteriosis
Any interruption in the balance of microbiota can cause Disbacteriosis. It can manifest secondary to some health issues like gut diseases such as colitis, Candida infection, celiac disease, diabetes etc.
Ayurvedic Reference of Disbacteriosis
Symptoms of Disbacteriosis
The early symptoms of Disbacteriosis mainly affect the bowel, and one of the first signs of abnormal fermentation is bloating. This can progress to cause a change in bowel habit, such as constipation or diarrhea, often with cramping pains.
Other symptoms that can be a sign of Disbacteriosis include,
- Joint Pain,
- Poor Concentration,
- Anxiety and Even Depression
Gut Disbacteriosis is believed to play a role in many long-term (chronic) conditions, including irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory conditions such as ulcerative colitis and rheumatoid arthritis. Disbacteriosis has also been associated with anxiety and depression, and even with weight gain and type 2 diabetes.
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Diet in Disbacteriosis
Do’s (Pathya) in Disbacteriosis
- Limit processed/artificial food
- Less stress- Chronic stress acts as a systemic immune suppressant, lowering levels of an important body guard of the gut
- 7-8 hours of sleep each night
- Spinal manipulation
- Eat foods which are considered “prebiotics”, these are what probiotics eat (soluble fibers such as Pectin)
Don’ts (Apathya) in Disbacteriosis
- Avoid use of alcohol, as excessive alcohol consumption can change the balance of your gut bacteria
- Reduce the use of various medications like antibiotics and steroids.
Yoga Therapy for Disbacteriosis
Specific Asanas (Yoga), Pranayama, meditation, deep relaxation techniques, helps to arrest the progression of the disease.
Ayurvedic Treatment for Disbacteriosis
Treatment is focused at Deepana of Agni (Stimulation of appetite) after removing the accumulated Ama (metabolic toxin)
Internal Medicines for Disbacteriosis
- Chiruvilwadi Kashaya
- Kaidaryadi Kashaya
- Mahatiktakam Kashaya
Purificatory Therapies forDisbacteriosis
- If the Ama accumulated in amashaya, the physician will do vamana karma (Induced Emesis); if ama is in pakwasaya, virechana karma. And residual morbid matters in the intestine is removed through snehaswedapoorvaasthapanavasthi (abhyanga and swedana followed by medicated decoction enema) followed by anuvasanaVasthi (medicated oil enema
Single herbs used in for Disbacteriosis
- Ativisha (Aconitum heterophyllum)
- Patha (Cissampelospareita)
- Guduchi (Tinosporacordifolia)
- Musta (Cyperusrotundus)
- Bilva (Aegle marmelos)
- RaktaChandana (Pterocarpussantalinus)
Article Written By: Dr. Sahil Gupta, Ayurvedic Allergist