Posted 8/21/2020 12:20 PM (GMT -7)
When you take generic azathiopurine (or brandname Imuran) it is metabolized within your body into 6-mercaptopurine (6MP). The 6MP is what has a direct affect on your body. You can take 6MP directly, as it saves a step and results in roughly half the dosage. Both meds have the affect of reducing the rate in which your body can create white blood cells. You end up with less total WBCs. WBCs being your immune system's attack dog, directly causing inflammation. So, the less WBCs you have, the less Inflammation you have, and the better your UC symptoms are.
I equally share doubts about your ayurveda. If it was a panacea for UC, I'd consistently read about successes but I do not.