Amlapitta is a similar disorder to what is commonly known as heartburn. Symptoms of amlapitta include indigestion, sour burping, regurgitation, a burning sensation in the throat and chest and tastelessness—sound familiar?
The symptoms are caused by the backflow of stomach acids and bile moving into the esophagus. This occurs due to a weak or damaged lower esophageal sphincter, an important valve for digestion. The angle at which the esophagus enters the stomach creates this valve. It prevents stomach acid, bile, and enzymes from moving backward into the esophagus—when it functions correctly.
When amlapitta becomes chronic, there is continual inflammation which causes damage to the esophageal tissue. The constant irritation of the esophageal lining causes bleeding, narrowing and difficulty swallowing.
But like other concepts in Ayurveda, there is more to chronic problems than the physical. There is a direct link between the gut and the brain—specifically emotions. There is a relationship between how we feel and how our stomach feels. Disorders like heartburn are affected by stress and there is a psycho-somatic connection between brain and gut. If the person’s stress can be managed, so can the symptoms of amlapitta.
Continue reading for causes of amlapitta, the different types and proper Kottakkal products and treatments for relieving amlapitta.
Herbal formulas based on prakriti and vikriti are administered as a follow up. After the disease is controlled with an Ayurvedic protocol (discussed farther along in this article), rasayanas are administered to eliminate the residual disease and to provide a long-term immunity towards the disease.
Acidact Tablet, Avipathi Churnam, Hinguvachadi Churnam, Indukantam Kwatham, Hingwadi Gulika, Indukanta Ghritam, Varanadi Ghritam, Parushakadi Leham, Sukumara Leham, Vilwadi Leham, Sankha Bhasmam Capsules.
Ayurvedic products are recommended based on each person’s prakriti (physical constitution) and vikriti (quality and quantity of morbidity). The details of ingredients are available on the website of Arya Vaidya Sala Kottakkal under therapeutic index.
A few products are helpful for most conditions of Amlapitta. Acidact Tablets are a unique herbal combination which helps to regulate acid secretions, reduce abdominal discomfort and colic. They improve digestion and relieve acid peptic ulcers by its analgesic and anti inflammatory properties. Avipathi Churnam helps reduce sour belching and taste, burning sensation, and heartburn. Indukantam Kwatham are effective for burning sensations, vomiting, bloating and indigestion. Doctors from Arya Vaidya Sala also suggest Parushakadi Leham, which is useful for controlling acidity and acid peptic disorders.
The morbid pitta (amlapitta or sour pitta) must be removed from the gut and be protected from getting damaged. Panchakarma procedures are administered to expel the morbid pitta dosa, in order of vamana (therapeutic emesis), virechana (therapeutic purgation) and then vasti (therapeutic enema).
Therapeutic enemas with herbal decoctions are given in chronic cases.
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Original source: Dr JV Hebbar, EasyAyurveda.com
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