Our body differentiates the person according to the 3 main elements that are Vata, Pitta , Kapha. With these elements we can explain the prakriti of a person and the choice of food required for the body. Nowadays everyone is getting very well educated for outside things but they don’t know about their own body. It is also a truth that everyone is getting conscious for their health but as we already know half knowledge is more dangerous than no knowledge. People start following the nutritious diet or lifestyle of some healthy people but still suffer from digestion problems in spite of a well balanced diet and good lifestyle. In twisted volvulus conditions malrotation of the intestine occurs mainly in the lower part of the abdomen and it leads to painful conditions as well as uncomfortable symptoms that can be misdiagnosed by stomach issues. Now we are going to discuss the ayurvedic management of twisted bowel (volvulus).

Twisted Bowel (Volvulus)


Volvulus occurs when a loop of large or small intestine twists around itself, this may lead to a bowel obstruction, which can result in severe complications. This may show sudden or insidious symptoms and results in abdominal distension, severe pain, constipation or vomiting and even blood stools. In this condition the mesentery becomes tightly twisted leads to hampering in blood supply results in ischemic conditions. Pain and fever may persist due to ischemia. Volvulus may be present in intestinal malrotation, abdominal adhesions, neuropsychiatric conditions, muscular dystrophies etc. Sigmoid colon and caecum are most commonly affected.


Volvulus commonly affects the small intestine in children and in adults sigmoid colon is the most commonly affected part in the intestine and the second one is the caecum. In most cases, sigmoid volvulus is affected when the patient has underlying conditions of neuropsychiatry, multiple sclerosis, Hirschsprung’s disease or parkinson’s disease and pregnancy and medications used for the treatments are neuroleptic drugs that can trigger the colonic motility and may result in volvulus.

  • 2% of all the cases of bowel obstruction lead to volvulus.
  • It is more frequently in elderly males and with chronic constipation or neuropsychiatric disorders.
  • In younger females, Cecal volvulus is a more commonly occurring disorder.
  • Midgut volvulus is typically seen in babies who have rotational disorders of bowel.
  • Segmental volvulus can occur in any age and its main cause is adhesions or abnormal intestinal contents.


The main causes of the condition are chronic constipation and a high fibre diet. In these conditions the sigmoid colon is more susceptible to torsion because it becomes dilated and filled with stool. With repeated attacks of torsion, our mesentery becomes inflamed and leads to shortening and adhesions also developed which leads to putting the colon into fixed twisted position.


Features may develop suddenly and severely so the patient goes directly to the emergency unit for proper evaluation. Symptoms include

  • Abdominal pain and tenderness
  • Abdominal distension
  • Nausea and Vomiting like green bile
  • Constipation
  • Blood mixed stools
  • Shock

If infants develop this condition then their symptoms will be

  • Sudden crying
  • Drawing his legs up due to pain
  • Tachycardia
  • Rapid breathing
  • Lethargy


If a person shows signs of volvulus medical history and physical examination. Other tests also help to make diagnosis are

  • Blood tests
  • Stool examination
  • Barium x-rays
  • Ct scans
  • Sigmoidoscopy


A volvulus usually recommended for the surgery in allopathic medication. But according to Ayurveda perspective this condition can be treated with conservative management. Some of the medications are given by planet ayurveda prepared by the method that has been described in classical ayurvedic texts.


Planet Ayurveda is a herbal manufacturing company that provides ayurvedic formulation for many diseases all over the world. These medications are totally natural and 100% pure as well as free from fillers, dyes, chemicals and additives. Each articulation is made under the guidance of Ayurveda experts and tested clinically to give effective results.

  1. Mahashankh Vati
  2. Digestion Support
  3. Kamdudha Ras
  4. Shoolvarjini Vati
  5. Rheum Emodi Capsules
  6. Panchsakar Churna
Herbal Remedies For Twisted Bowel (Volvulus) By Planet Ayurveda



This is a classical ayurvedic formulation that consists of Shunthi (Zingiber officinalis), pippali (Piper longum) etc. This marvellous formulation gives wonderful effects in grahani roga and keeps the grahani (intestine) disease free. This helps to strengthen the muscles of the abdomen and relieves spasticity and tenderness.

Dosage: 1-2 tablets twice or thrice daily with lukewarm water before meal.


This is an articulation given by the planet Ayurveda that helps to get rid of the digestion problems. This supports the healthy digestion of food as well as relieves the gut and can be indicated in volvulus conditions. This formulation consists of haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Dhania (Coriander sativum) etc. these wonderful herbs help to resolve the condition effectively.

Dosage: 1-2 Capsules twice daily, with plain water, after meals.


It is a classical Ayurvedic articulation mentioned in ayurvedic texts that is used for various diseases like in female reproductive health or in healthy digestive system, balances pitta dosha mainly and gives relief in gas and bloating. This is a herbo-mineral articulation consisting of Guduchi satva (Tinospora cordifolia), swarna gairik etc.

Dosage: 1-2 tablet twice daily after meals.


This is a herbo-mineral formulation consisting of kajjali, lauh bhasam, tankan, trikatu etc. which helps to keep our digestion process normal and healthy. It regulates tension to the intestines and doesn’t let them get flaccid, also relieves constipation and tenderness.

Dosage: 1-2 tablet twice daily.


This is a single herbal formulation prepared by standard extract of Revandchini (Rheum emodi) which helps to relieve constipation and keeps the gut relax as well as maintain the intestinal flora healthy. Abdominal pain and distension is also relieved with these capsules.

Dosage: 1-2 Capsules twice daily, with lukewarm water after meals.


This is a polyherbal formulation that consists of Shunthi (Zingiber officinalis), Saunf (Foeniculum vulgare) etc. This formulation is very helpful in the purgation process, and helps to clean out the alimentary canal. It also relieves the pain and stress that is caused due to the overstraining of the gut.

Dosage: 1 tsp at night with lukewarm water.

Note – Rheum emodi and panchsakar churna not to be taken regularly and together. One can have them on alternate days.


Balancing the digestive agni and regulation of digestion process is the very first step that has to be taken in initial stages. The main aim of Ayurveda is to follow the root cause of the problem. Ayurvedic medication provides genuine and very effective treatment to control pakwashayagat vyadhis. Lifestyle changes must be followed by the guidance of a good Ayurvedic practitioner because disturbance in the diet is the most prevalent reason behind the digestion problems especially in remote areas.

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Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD - Ayurveda) is a Globally Renowned Ayurveda Physician with Expertise of more than 25 Years. He is the CEO & Founder of Planet Ayurveda Private Limited, a leading Ayurveda Brand, Manufacturing, and Export Company with a Chain of Clinics and Branches in the US, Europe, Africa, Southeast Asia, India, and other parts of the World. He is also an Ayurveda Author who has written Books on Ayurveda, translated into Many European Languages. One of his Books is "Ayurveda – God’s Manual for Healing". He is on a Mission to Spread Ayurveda All Over the Planet through all the Possible Mediums. With his Vast Experience in Herbs and their Applied Uses, he is successfully treating Numerous Patients suffering from Various Ailments with the help of the Purest Herbal Supplements, Diet, and Lifestyle, according to the Principles of Ayurveda. For More Details, visit