Alternative Medicines for Intestinal Intussusception – Digestive System Disorders


The human digestive system consists of the accessory organs of digestion and the gastrointestinal tract. The major function of the digestive system is the breakdown of food particles into tiny components until they can assimilate or be absorbed into the body. The major organs of the digestive system are the mouth, esophagus, small intestine, large intestine, stomach, anus, and rectum. When the digestive system is not able to perform its function properly it may lead to several digestive system disorders. Intestinal intussusception is also a serious disorder of the digestive system.

In this article, we are going to discuss Intestinal intussusception, its sign, and symptoms, causes, and some herbal remedies for the management of this disease.


Intestinal is the digestive disorder in which one segment of the intestine slips into the neighboring segment of the intestine. Intestinal intussusception usually occurs at the intersection of the large and small intestine. In this condition, the intestine folds together similar to the way a collapsible telescope folds together, so this condition is also called telescoping. This Intestinal intussusception may cause bowel obstruction that blocks the fluid or food from passing through. This condition also blocks the blood supply to the affected part of the intestine, which results in infection and death of bowel tissue. In infants, it is the most common cause of intestinal obstruction.  The obstruction of the intestine can cause inflammation and swelling that can lead to intestinal impairment. During winter this problem is increased in children, because during winters children also have flu-like symptoms.

Intestinal intussusception


The first symptom of intestinal intussusception is severe abdominal pain due to which infants’ starts crying louder. When infants cry, they pull their knees to their chests. Some patients of intestinal intussusception are asymptomatic. Certain infants only have pain and no other symptoms.

Some Other Symptoms of Intestinal Intussusception Include

  •  Stool mixed with mucus and blood (because of its appearance it is also known as currant jelly
  • Vomiting
  • A lump in the abdomen
  • Lethargy
  • Fever
  • Diarrhea


Intestines are shaped like a long tube and intussusception is said to occur when one part of your intestine, usually the small intestine, slides inside an adjacent part. This condition is also known as telescoping because the intestine folds together similar to the way a collapsible telescope folds together. In certain cases, telescoping may occur due to the abnormal growth in the intestine i.e. a tumor or a polyp. This abnormal growth is also known as the lead point. The normal peristaltic wave of the intestine grabs this lead point and pulls it and the intestinal lining comes into forward point which is ahead of it. In most of the cases, there is no specific cause for intestinal intussusception.

Treatment of Intestinal intussusception

In modern medicine, surgical procedure is required in adults to correct the problem. In infants, sometimes an X-ray procedure is necessary to bring back intestines to their actual position. In Ayurveda, this problem is treated without any surgical procedure. This disease is treated with the help of several herbal medications.

Herbal Medicine Provided By Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda provides the best combination of 100% safe and pure herbal products such as Mahashankh vati, Digestion support capsules, Vara churna, etc. in the treatment of Intestinal intussusception. Planet Ayurveda provides the best quality medicines which are made up of good and effective quality herbs. These herbal medicines are free from any kind of binder, color, preservative, and chemicals.

Herbs For Intestinal Intussusception

Treatment of Intestinal intussusception

Herbal Drugs Suggested By Our Experts to Manage Intestinal Intussusception

  • Mahashankh Vati
  • Digestion Support Capsules
  • Vara Churna
  • Vatsakadi Churna
  • Pitta Balance Capsules

Full Description of Herbal Drugs Suggested By Our Experts:

1. Mahashankh Vati

Several ingredients are used in the formulation of Mahashankh vati are; Shankha Bhasma, Pippli (Piper longum), Shunthi (Zingiber officinale), the bark of Tamarind, Shuddha vatsanabha (Aconitum ferox) and several salts such as Rock salt, sea salt, and black salt. This vati is beneficial to maintain the balance of Vata and Pitta Dosha. It is used in the management of abdominal pain and indigestion. This vati has the ability to clean the colon and also helps in the digestion of endotoxins.

Dosage: 2 Tablets Twice Daily, With Plain Water, After Meals.

2. Digestion Support Capsules

This product is formulated with the help of several herbal ingredients such as Pippli (Piper longum), Jeerak (Cyminum cuminum), Amla (Emblica officinalis), Bahera (Terminalia bellerica), etc.  Name specifies that these capsules help to maintain digestion. It reduces the risk of diseases that are caused due to improper digestion of the food.

Dosage: 1 Capsule Twice Daily, With Plain Water, After Meals.

3. Vara Churna

Triphala is the main ingredient of Vara churna. Triphala includes Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica) and Amlaki (Emblica officinalis). It is beneficial in the treatment of various digestive system problems such as constipation, acidity, obesity, etc. It is also beneficial for the cleansing of the colon.

Dosage: 1 Teaspoon (3 To 6 Grams) Of The Powder Shall Be Consumed With Water Twice Daily. It Shall Be Consumed After Meals.

4. Vatsakadi Churna

This churna is the combination of several herbal ingredients such as Kutaz (Holarrhena antidyssentrica), Saunf (Foeniculum vulgare), Bilva (Aegle marmelos), Dhania (Coriandrum sativum), etc. It is beneficial in the management of intussusception and its complications. This churna has various medicinal properties such as Anti-dyspeptic, carminative, digestive, astringent, etc. It helps to treat various digestive system problems and reduce inflammation.

Dosage: 1 Teaspoon (3 To 6 Grams) Of The Powder Shall Be Consumed With Water Twice Daily. It Shall Be Consumed After Meals.

5. Pitta Balance Capsules

Name states that these capsules are beneficial to maintain the balance of Pitta Dosha. Different types of Ayurvedic calcium compounds (Praval pishti, Akik pishti, Mukta pishti, etc.) and stem extract of Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia) are used in the formulation of this product. Due to the pitta balancing nature of this product, it prevents several diseases that are caused by the imbalance of pitta Dosha.

Dosage: 1 Capsule Twice Daily, With Plain Water, After Meals.

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In this article, we concluded that there is no specific treatment available in modern medicine to treat intestinal intussusception. They only prescribe surgical procedures or X-ray procedures. Whereas in Ayurveda many herbal remedies are beneficial in the management of this disease with no adverse effects. These herbal remedies help to maintain a healthy digestive system and protect our digestive system from these problems.

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Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD-Ayurvedic Medicine) is an expert Ayurveda consultant in Chandigarh (India). He has vast experience of herbs and their applied uses. He has successfully treated numerous patients suffering from various ailments, throughout the world. He is CEO and Founder of Krishna Herbal Company and Planet Ayurveda in Chandigarh, India. He researched age old formulas from ancient Ayurvedic text books to restore health and save human beings from the worst side-effects of chemical-based treatments.