Kutajarishta is widely used for the management of diarrhoea. The herb kutaja is known to have antidiarrhoeal properties. Diarrhoea occurs due to the excess motility of the gut and disturbed stomach emptying. The antidiarrhoeal property of kutaja may be due to its anti-parasitic activity against the parasites G. lambia and E. hystolytica that cause diarrhoea.
Dysentery is a disease characterised by severe diarrhoea with the passage of blood and mucus and is mostly caused by infection.8 Kutajarishta is widely used to manage dysentery. Kutajarishta has several beneficial activities like antidiarrhoeal, antimotility, immune-stimulatory, and antisecretory that might be helpful for dysentery.
Indications: It is a very good remedy for dysentery, diarrhoea and sprue. It is especially useful in controlling long standing diarrhoea and dysentery which fail to respond to other remedies.
Therapeutic Uses of Kutajarishta:
Kutajarishta has the following therapeutic properties:
- Immunostimulatory (stimulates the immune system)
- Antimotility (lowers the symptoms of diarrhoea)
- Antisecretory (decreases gastric secretion)
- Analgesic (pain killer)
Precautions to Take With Kutajarishta:
- Pregnancy: There is no sufficient data on the safe usage of kutajarishta during pregnancy. Stay on the safer side and avoid using kutajarishta during this time.
- Breastfeeding: There is no sufficient data on the safe usage of kutajarishta while breastfeeding. Therefore, consult your doctor before using kutajarishta while breastfeeding.
- Elderly people and children: There is no sufficient information on the safe usage of kutajarishta by elderly people and children. Therefore, consult your Ayurvedic practitioner before giving kutajarishta to elderly people and children.
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