The digestive tract is a complete system of organs, which extends from the mouth to the anus. It comprises the digestive tract and the accessory organs of the liver, pancreas and gallbladder. The digestive tract is a tube about 8 meters long. It is divided into various sections, each with a specialized function. The aim of the system is to provide your body with energy and the raw materials for growth and repair, and to get rid of any waste. To work efficiently, your body needs sugars, fats and proteins. Special proteins called enzymes help break down the foods you eat into simple components for your body to use. Malfunctioning of the digestive tract leads to a gradual decay of the body and an increasing sense of unease. Liver is the largest organ and has more functions than any other human organ.
Some conditions such as anorexia, constipation, dyspepsia, heartburn and indigestion may cause occasional discomfort but usually do not indicate a serious problem. However, digestive disorders such as inflammatory bowel diseases, diarrhoea, dysentery, cirrhosis, hepatitis, ulcer, piles and gallstones are serious and potentially life-threatening ailments. Diarrhoea is the third largest cause of death by disease worldwide, claiming the lives of the most vulnerable – children and the elderly.
In modern system of medicine, the drugs often used in the treatment are antibiotics, antiulcer, antisecretory, antispasmodics, antacids, laxatives, enzymes, carminatives, antidiarrhoeals and hepatobiliary preparations.
These drugs are effective but have a number of side effects like nausea and vomiting, rash, headache, increased heart rate, dryness of mouth, etc. In chronic cases, the treatment is obviously prolonged. The herbal system has a number of medicines that not only provide symptomatic relief but attacks the root cause without any known side effects. Dehlvi has many useful preparations to treat gastrointestinal tract disorders.