In Ayurveda this condition is denoted as “Grahani”. Grahani is the term given to Duodenum structurally and functionally given to entire intestine. The most import function is to digest and absorb the food.
Term Grahani is widely used in the Ayurvedic literature, with the three different types, goes according with the Ayurvedic constitutions of VATA, PITTA and KAPHA. It can also be the combinations of them or it can be caused by the “tridhoshas” (Sannipathaja).
Most of the symptoms according to Ayurvedic Grahani are increased frequency of loose motions with lots of mucus, pain and bad odour, bloating, twisting feeling, if it is aggravated with Pitta, the symptoms may associated with bleeding which is quite common in Ulcerative colitis.
Grahani is a syndrome in which AGNI, the digestive power is presumed to be the culprit. In which the Agni is suppressed, which inturns aggravate the AMA (Toxins)( Undigested or left over waste material in Gastro intestinal tract), which accumulated will pass along with the stools. So even the line of treatment should also focus on the improving the individual AGNI.