Gluten sensitivity has become a major problem over the past few years. Gluten is a composite of storage proteins termed as prolamins and glutelins that are stored together with starch in various cereal grains. It is found in wheat, rye, barley, oat etc. The elasticity of dough is due to the presence of gluten. It has spectrum of illnesses associated with it, for example, celiac disease (CD) or gluten-sensitivity enteropathy, grain or wheat allergy etc. Gluten sensitivity is a major cause of CD. The gluten-sensitivity enteropathy causes changes in intestinal anatomy, and these changes will disappear after gluten avoidance.
Gluten sensitivity can be treated through Ayurveda as Ayurvedic treatment involves strengthening the digestive fire and eliminating Ama (endotoxins).
Gluten Sensitivity – According to Ayurveda
There are three main types of negative food responses such as allergy, sensitivity and intolerance but in Ayurveda, these all come under Asatmaya (intolerance) and their basic root cause lies in Agni (digestive fire) of an individual. It can be correlated to Grahani Roga (sprue). Agnimandya (low digestive fire) results in the formation of Ama (undigested food) and the disease manifests.
Ayurvedic Reference of Wheat and Gluten Allergy
Meaning: Grahani rog is caused by increased use of all the substances which impairs Agni (digestive fire). As per Ayurveda, the symptoms include: muhubaddha and drava mala (either constipation or loose stools), apachana (indigestion), aruchi (anorexia), udarshoola (abdominal pain) and udaragaurava (heaviness of abdomen).
Gluten Sensitivity Treatment in Ayurveda
IAFA provides efficient treatment for wheat and gluten allergy through a very thorough approach by assessing the specific condition of the patient. It is one of the most reliable institutes for the management of various allergic manifestations. IAFA provides the best Ayurvedic management of Gluten Sensitivity. Gluten sensitivity treatment in Ayurveda by IAFA includes:
1. Curcumin Capsules
Curcumin Capsules of IAFA are prepared from the standardized extracts of curcumin and piperine. These capsules are very effective in the Ayurvedic treatment of gluten sensitivity as curcumin acts as an intestinal antiseptic and powerful anti-inflammatory agent as well. It helps to heal the gut from food intolerances such as gluten sensitivity. Piperine also has anti-inflammatory property and useful in expelling ama (toxins). Thus, curcumin capsules by IAFA is a wonderful combination that heals gluten sensitivity in a natural way.
Dose: Take 2 capsules once a day early morning empty stomach.
2. Aahar Amrutham Gulika
Aahar Amrutham Gulika by IAFA is an ultimate proprietary blend for gastrointestinal balance as it supports complete digestion of a wide range of foods. It is an excellent natural friendly Ayurvedic preparation enriched with herbs. This tablet is designed under the guidance of IAFA experts and research professionals for the treatment of gluten sensitivity.
Ingredients of Aahar Amrutham Gulika are:
Dose: 2 tablets twice a day in between meals.
3. Anthra Mitram Gulika
IAFA’s Anthra Mitram Gulika is a perfect Ayurvedic solution for effective treatment of gluten sensitivity. This is a unique Ayurvedic “Parpati” preparation. It is highly potent in nature and specifically used to treat digestive disorders. It is free from artificial flavours, colours and preservatives.
Ingredients of IAFA’s Anthra Mitram Gulika are:
|Praval Panchamrut (with mouktik)
|Piyush Villa Ras
|Mukta Panchamrit Ras
|Mukta Shukti Pishti
Dose: Take 1 tablet twice a day after a meal.
4. Kutajaghan Vati
Kutaja ghan Vati is a classical Ayurvedic medicine prepared from the bark of Halorrhena antidysenterica tree. It works wonderfully in gluten sensitivity where diarrhoea is the chief complaint. IAFA’s Kutaja ghan Vati is 100% pure product taken from the best quality kutaja herb. It is a 100% pure Ayurvedic formula without any adulteration.
Dose: Take 1 tablet twice daily after meal.
5. Triphla Capsules
Triphala is an herbal formulation comprising three fruits: Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis) and Bhibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica). Triphala helps in gluten sensitivity be expelling out ama (toxins) and useful in constipation associated with gluten sensitivity. It is the best natural remedy for colon cleanse.
Dose: Take 2 capsules once a day or at bed time.
6. Aahar Amrutham Chai
Aahar Amrutham Chai by IAFA is an Ayurvedic herbal tea specially designed to eliminate Aamavisha (difficult to digest products generated within the body). This tea is fortified with antioxidant herbs. It is a combination of 6 immune system rejuvenating anti-allergic herbs. Aahar Amrutham Chai can be taken regularly for diarrhoea and dysentery associated with gluten sensitivity.
Dose: For adults: ½ teaspoon for one cup of tea to be taken twice a day. For children: 1/4th teaspoon for one cup twice in a day.
Home Remedies for Gluten Sensitivity
- Fennel and Cumin Water: Combine fennel and cumin in equal proportions and steep together in equal proportions. Strain and drink this tea for improving digestion.
- Baelgiri Juice: Bael (Aegle marmelos) is a fruit for various digestive illnesses. Fresh baelgiri juice can be consumed regularly for gluten sensitivity.
- Apple: Steamed apples can be taken twice a day for gluten sensitivity.
- Fenugreek Seeds: Boil some fenugreek seeds in water for 10 minutes, strain and add some jaggery powder to it. this mixture can be taken on an empty stomach.
Do’s (Pathya) and Don’ts (Apathya)
- Include yogurt, buttermilk, juices, pulses and fruits in diet.
- Include spices such as ginger, coriander leaves, green gram soup, black pepper and nutmeg.
- Drink freshly prepared well-churned buttermilk spiced with cumin, ginger and curry leaves regularly.
- Avoid all food items that contain gluten such as wheat, barley, rye and oats.
- Avoid tea, coffee and caffeine.
- Avoid junk and processed foods.
Thus, herbal remedies in combination with changes in diet can help in the successful management as well as prevention of gluten sensitivity. Ayurvedic treatment corrects the immune system, calms down the gut brain, digestive disturbance and improves the absorption of nutrients. Book an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Sahil Gupta to get safe and effective ayurvedic remedies to treat gluten sensitivity naturally.