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Hernia Treatment

Updated: Nov 7, 2023


Hernia Treatment

People often ignore hernia because they don't have the exact knowledge about this disease. This disease occurs when fatty tissue or an organ squeezes through a weak spot in connective tissue or surrounding muscle known as "fascia". The different type of hernia as per its place are inner groin (inguinal), resulting from an incision (incisional), outer groin (femoral), upper stomach (hiatal), and belly button (umblical).

  • Inner groin (Inguinal): In this type of hernia the bladder or intestine protrudes through the inguinal canal in the groin or the abdominal wall. Mostly men are affected with this hernia as groin part is affected most. It defects the musculature of the groin area.

  • Resulting from an incision (Incisional hernia): In this type of hernia the intestines are pushed through the abdominal wall at the previous abdominal surgery site. It is most common in overweight and elderly people.

  • Outer groin (Femoral hernia): It is a painful lump in the groin or inner upper part of the thigh.

  • Upper stomach (Hiatal hernia): It is an abnormality where a part of the stomach slides up. An upper part of the stomach bulges through an opening in the diaphragm.

  • Belly button (Umbilical hernia): In this condition, the intestines protrude through the belly button.


THE CHARACTERISTICS OF HERNIA

  1. The displacement of the intestines from its place is known as a hernia. Sometimes it gets displaced in the testicle, groin region or umbilical region. As per the place it is of different types like strangulated, umbilical, etc. When the intestine got displaced from its original place than it develops a very painful condition.

  2. It is also known as a displacement of the small intestines. Especially in men, the intestines get displaced through the inguinal canal in the groin region. In females the hernia in the lower pelvic region causes a swelling. This type of swelling has an importance that it gets disappear when we move it downwards with our hand touch and it gets back when we remove our hand. In this disease, patients should eat in less quantity so that constipation should not occur. You should take special concern that doesn’t stress yourself while passing stools because it can cause displacement of the intestines.

CAUSES OF HERNIA


Constipation, a sudden jerk, progressive cough, falling down, getting hurt, pressure, while passing stool applying too much force or due to weak abdominal wall the intestine comes out from different places. All these reasons cause vata (air) to move in the testicles the arteries and veins over there avert that testicles and mass over there increase due to which the size of the testicles increases. Vata, Pitta, Kapha, Rakta, Meda, and Intestine these all are of seven types.


THE MAIN SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HERNIA

  1. Vataj roga: In this type of disease the testicles are dry like water carrying bags and causes pain.

  2. Pittaj type: The hernia in this type are like Gular flower (Ficus racemose) that are red in color, hot in nature and cause a burning sensation.

  3. Mutraj: In this type the increased testicles contain water that is like water carrying bag creating noise, in touch they are soft, moving here and there that causes pain. In inguinal hernia, the testicles move down from its place after that narrowing of the part made a lump with swelling.

  4. Kaphaj: The testicles in this type are cold, heavy, slimy, rigid, mild painful and itches.

  5. Medaj: In this type, the testicles are blue, round, ripped palm fruit like soft and shows symptoms like increased Kapha dosha.


FOOD ITEMS AND THE THINGS THAT SHOULD BE USED OR AVOIDED


Use these: Rice, split chickpeas, red lentils, split pigeon peas, pointed gourd, brinjal, carrot, drumsticks, ginger, gourd variety, and lukewarm milk is good. Garlic, honey, red rice, cow's urine, carrot, yam, buttermilk, old alcohol, taking a bath with hot water and wearing drawers every time.​


Avoid these things: Black gram, curd, spinach greens, new rice, ripped banana, excessive sweet items, seafood, eating incompatible items (radish with milk), a ride on an elephant & horse, eating food while stomach ache, and sleeping at day time.


AYURVEDIC VIEW ON HERNIA


वातपित्तश्लेष्मशोणितमेदोमूत्रान्त्रनिमित्ता : सप्त वृद्धय। तासां मूत्रान्त्रनिमित्ते

वृद्धी वातसमुत्ये केवलमुत्तपत्तिहेतुरन्यतम। (सु। नि १२ /३ )​


This shloka states that Vata, Pitta, Kapha, Rakta, Meda, Mutra, and Antra are the causes of seven types of vridhi roga. The mutrajanya and antrjanya vridhi is due to Vata but mutravridhi is due to increase of mutra (urine) and antravridhi increase in intestine is not the reason. In antravridhi there is displacement of the intestine.


​भारहरणबलवद्विग्रहवृक्षप्रपतनादिभिरायासविशेषैवार्युरतिप्रवृद्ध : प्रकुपितश्च

स्थूलांत्रस्येतरस्य चैकदेशं विगुणमादायाधी गत्वा वङ्क्षणसन्धिमुपेत्य

ग्रंथिरूपेणस्थित्वा अप्रतिक्रियमाण च कालंत्रेण फलकोशं प्रविश्य

मुष्कशोफमापादयति , अधमतो वस्तिरिवातता: प्रदीर्घ: स शोफो भवति,

सशब्दमवपीडितश्चोधर्वमुपैति , विमुक्तकश्च पुनराधमायते , तमंत्रवृद्धि

मसाध्यामित्याचक्षते (सु। नि १२ /९)​


This shloka states the reason for antravridhi (hernia): Lifting heavy weight, fighting with extra powerful person, falling from trees etc due to excessive workload increase or excessive Vata. There is displacement of small intestine from pelvic region. This hernia when goes into testicles it causes inflammation and swelling. This type of edema causes bladder inflammation. When we suppress this edema it makes noise and moves upward. This disease is asadhya.


NATURAL AYURVEDIC REMEDIES FOR HERNIA


1. Brinjal (Solanum melongena)

Take brinjal, heat it on fire make a cut in between. Tie it on the testicular area to get relief from hernia and its pain. It is a perfect remedy for inguinal hernia in children.


2. Chotti Harad (Terminalia chebula)

​Take chotti harad and boil it in cow's urine after that fry it in castor oil. Make a powder of these harad and mix black salt, ajwain, and hing. Take 5 gram of this mixture with lukewarm water in the morning and evening. Make a decoction of 10 gram of this powder as it will totally remove your hernia.


3. Samudrshosh (Argyreia nervosa)

Take the roots of this herb to make a paste by mixing cow's urine in it. Apply this over the protruded part of hernia.

4. Triphala (Three myrobalans)

In this disease, there is a stoppage of feces. So, to avoid constipation take 5 grams of Triphala powder with lukewarm milk every day at bed time.


5. Ajwain (Trachyspermum ammi)

Take 20 drops of ajwain juice and 20 drops of pudina juice. Mix it in a glass of water. Drink this mixture daily for getting relief in a hernia.


6. Sambhalu (Vitex negundo)

Take leaves of herb Sambhalu boil it in water. Add rock salt in it. Take hot compress of this over the affected area of hernia.


7. Milk

In boiled lukewarm milk add cow's urine and brown sugar 25-25 gram each. By eating this the displaced intestine in the groin area moves back to its original place.


​8. Gorakhmundi (Spheranthus indicus)

Take gorakhmundi fruits, musli, shatavari and bhangra in equal amount. Make a powder of all these items. By eating 3 grams of this powder it gives effective results in hernia.


9. Harad (Terminalia chebula)

Take harad, mulethi, sonth each 1-1grams powder. Take this mixture daily at night time for getting good results in hernia.


10. Lal Chandan (Pterocarpus satalinus)

Take Lal Chandan (Pterocarpus satalinus), Mulethi (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Khas (Chrysopogon zizanioides), Kamal (Saussurea gossypiphora), and Neelkamal (Nymphaea lotus) make a paste of all these by mixing in milk. Apply this paste in Pittaj type of hernia to remove swelling, burning sensation, and pain.


11. Devdaru (Cedrus deodara)​

Mix cow's urine in devdaru decoction. Drink this mixture to remove the kaphaj type of hernia.


12. Safed Khand​

Mix safed khand and honey in equal quantity use it as a dastavar medicine for raktaj type of hernia.


13. Vacha (Acorus calamus)

Prepare a paste by mixing Vacha and Mustard in water. It is beneficial in all types of hernia and gives good results in a few days.


14. Mercury

Take mercury bhasma, mix it with oil and rock salt. Apply this paste over the affected area of testicular part. As this gives good results in tadphal like a hernia.


15. Castor (Ricinus communis)
  1. Take one cup of milk add two teaspoon of castor oil in it. Drink this mixture to get effective results in hernia.

  2. Take Khareti (Sida cordifolia) and castor oil heat this mixture to get relief from flatulence, pain, hernia, and abdominal distention.

  3. Take Rasna (Pluchea lanceolate), mulethi (Glycyrrhiza glabra), garch, roots of castor, kahreti, amaltas pulp, gokhru, pakhal, and aduse make decoction of all these. Add castor oil and drink this mixture for treating hernia.

  4. Roots powder of Indrayan, castor oil, mix it with milk and drink this mixture for hernia problem.

  5. Take 250ml of hot milk and 20 ml of castor oil. Drink this mixture for at least one month for getting good result in vataj type of hernia.

  6. By drinking castor oil and milk the problem of constipation get relieved.

  7. Take 2 teaspoons of castor oil and vacha decoction Add 2 teaspoons of castor oil in it. Take this mixture for getting relief from hernia.

​16. Guggul (Commiphora mukul)

Guggul (Commiphora mukul), Alua (Hyssopus officinalis), Kundru (Coccinia grandis), Gond (Tragacanth gum), Lodhr (Symplocos racemose), Alum, and Berroja (Ruta graveolens) take all these mix in water and prepare a paste. Apply this over the affected area of the hernia.

17. Coffee

Drink coffee and wash the affected area with coffee as it will remove vata (air) from the inflated part of hernia. This helps in reducing swelling.


18. Tobacco

Take tobacco leaves apply castor oil to it. Stew it over fire. Apply these hot leaves over the groin part where the hernia is present. It is beneficial in painful condition.


19. Mulethi (Glycyrrhiza glabra)

Mulethi (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Rasana (Pluchea lanceolate), Barna (Crataeva nurvala), Castor roots (Ricinus communis) and Gokshur (Tribulus terresteris) take all these in equal amount. Make a powder of all these and prepare a decoction. Add castor oil in this decoction and drink this mixture in hernia problem.These all are the best home remedies that are as a medicine for hernia patient. If you use all these then you will surely get good results. As these are easily available and effective in nature.






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