About IBS

Irritable Bowel Syndrome is an intestinal functional disorder. It is a chronic condition that is long standing colonic dysfunction which is associated with abdominal pain, abdominal distention, alternate constipation (Hard pellet, ribbon like) and diarrhea (less in volume but with more urge and disappointing outcome).

Other names of IBS:-

IBS better known as Irritable Bowel Syndrome is also called as Spastic- Colon, Spastic- Colitis, Mucous–Colitis. Excess of Mucous may be simply with motility disorder.


  • Generally it is unkown
  • It is Psycho- Somatic Disorder of colon
  • After an attack of Amoebiasis


  • It may be an advanced stage of Tridoshaja Grahani.
  • May develop after chronic diarrhoea (Jeerna Atisar), Chronic dysentery (Jeerna Parvahika).


  • Durvigya (Difficult to diagnosis )
  • Dushchikitsa( Difficult to treat )

According to Ayurveda the SAMAN-VAYU and AGNI (JATHARAGNI) play important role in the process of digestion.

They also have a role to play in taking care of the emotional issues, and boosting the confidence. It has been noted that continuous work load, any type of anxiety or stress aggravate SAMAN –VAYU which in turn is the reason of Erratic motility dysfunction . The rapid intestinal movements which do not give adequate time for Agni (JATHARAGNI) to perform its digestive function properly and Agni becomes weak resulting indigestion and accumulation of Gas.
In Ayurveda IBS is considered a Non – Specific Disease (Niram- Vayadhi) that is without any organic disorder.

  • Problem may include a typical variant of Vat- Janaya Ajeerna Vishtabadhajeerna which is due to vitiation of Vatt- Dosh.