Constipation has become a daily affair for some people. And, we usually consider it a disease; While this is a symptom. If it is not treated at the right time, it can turn into pelvic diseases and stomach disorders. But we often take constipation carelessly.
How does Constipation Occur?
Constipation means different things to different people. For some people it may be untimely stool, and for some people only hard stool may pass. Whatever the case may be, the root cause of this problem is our unhealthy lifestyle.
Inappropriate work time, less time to rest and the consumption of too much junk food causes damage to our body which we often ignore. In addition, a lack of fresh fruits and green leafy vegetables in the diet, especially food that is low in fiber, can cause constipation. Low intake of water is also another reason.
Symptoms of Constipation
- Irregular or small amounts of bowel movements
- Bowel pressure
- Passage of small or hard stools
- Stomach ache and cramps
- Bloated stomach
How to Treat Constipation?
The problem of constipation should be addressed in its early stages. If it is not taken care of on time, it can turn into a dangerous pelvic diseases and other stomach disorders.
Some Tips to Treat Constipation
- Through our diet, we can treat constipation in a simple way. Eat more fiber-rich foods such as fresh leafy vegetables and fruits.
- Drink plenty of water. Hot fluid intake in the morning can be very useful.
- Establish a regular routine for daily bowel movements.
- Do regular yoga exercises.
- There are various ways to treat constipation. Laxative and other treatments are available that can provide relief from constipation. But it has been rightly said that prevention is always better than cure and yoga is the best way to prevent constipation.
- Yoga, a natural way to relieve constipation. Yoga, a natural way to relieve constipation! A few minutes of regular yoga practice helps to improve the problem of irregular bowel movements, relieves the problem of stomach strain and flatulence and also helps in keeping happiness and peace throughout the day.
- Yoga refreshes our body and also helps in increasing the flow of blood and oxygen in the body. Due to the good movement of the pelvis in most yoga asanas, yoga exercises can actually help relieve constipation.
Yogasanas to Relieve Constipation
Here are some yoga asanas, by practicing them regularly, one can get relief in constipation.
1. Mayurasan | Peacock Pose
This asana helps in improving digestion and destroys the effects of unhealthy food. This asana increases abdominal pressure, which reduces spleen and liver enlargements. This asana also makes the intestines strong. In this way it helps in relieving constipation problem.
2. Ardha matsyendrasana
Important physiological aspects of this asana are – it stimulates the pancreas, liver, spleen, kidneys, stomach, and the ascending and descending colon, therefore improving bowel movements and providing relief from constipation.
As the name suggests, this asana helps in expelling gas from the body. This is a common problem for most of us suffering from regular constipation. This asana can also help in relieving many digestive disorders including indigestion. It also helps in relieving acid reflux, which is caused due to indigestion.
4. Butterfly Pose
This forward bending posture helps to improve our digestive system and also relieves gas, cramps and stomach bloating. This asana also helps in reducing stress which is extremely important for good digestion.
Stop worrying and start practicing! By practicing just a few moments of your daily time, you can get a healthy digestive system and can also be happy as a result. But don’t forget to improve your diet, such as eating fiber rich, adequate intake of fruits and vegetables and water will help you in keeping constipation away. Regular practice of yoga helps in the development of body and mind, as well as its many health benefits but still it is not an alternative to medicine.
The problem of constipation and stomach gas is such that most people are suffering today. If you are also one of these, then there is no need to worry. Today we are telling you that according to Ayurveda, what are the 7 things that you should eat.
The problem of constipation and stomach gas is such that most people are suffering today. If you are also one of these, then there is no need to worry. Today we are telling you that according to Ayurveda, what are the 7 things that you should eat. The special thing is that you do not have to make any special powder or medicine to eat these things. Rather, you will get all these easily in the kitchen. So, what are you waiting for, know what Ayurveda says?
Home Remedies for Constipation
1. Eating free from blemishes
This means stay away from cold food and drinks, nuts, salads and beans. Eat hot fresh food, hot drinking water, well cooked vegetables.
This is a sure way to prevent constipation. For this, one quarter triphala, half a teaspoon of coriander and one fourth.
Take a teaspoon of cardamom. Grind them and take them twice a day.
3. Milk and Ghee
Take one or two tablespoons of ghee in a cup of hot milk. Drink it before bed at night.
Take half a cup of pulp and a teaspoon of quality before dinner. You can also take bell syrup.
Take a teaspoon of liquorices powder. Add a teaspoon of jaggery to it. Make a mixture and mix it in hot milk. Milk at night.
6. Roasted fennel
Chew a spoonful of roasted fennel at night before bedtime. Take it with hot water.
Take figs in hot water. It contains a lot of fiber. This you daily can eat.
Herbal Remedies for Constipation
Chandigarh Ayurved Centre introduces a kit known as “Colon Cleanse Kit” for ayurvedic treatment of constipation. This kit comprises four herbal remedies that are formulated from various herbs.
Colon Cleanse Kit
1. Sheet Dhara Syrup:
This herbal syrup is prepared from ingredients such as ajwain satav, mushak kapoor, peppermint, etc. This syrup naturally relieves the symptoms like bloating, blenching, nausea, vomiting, feeling of discomfort, etc. The regular use of this herbal syrup neutralizes the high acid content, reduces abdominal pain, & cramps.
Recommended Dosage: Take half teaspoonful of this syrup in half a cup of water. Drink this mixture twice daily on an empty stomach.
2. Liver Care Tablet:
These tablets are purely ayurvedic formulation. It maintains the proper functioning of the liver and stimulate the growth of new liver cells. Liver Care Tablets contains Ingredients like Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata), Kutaki (Picrorhiza kurroa), Bhumi amla (phyllanthus niruri), Giloy (Tinopora Cordifolia), Yavakshar (Hordeum vulgare), Imli Kshar (Tamarindus indica), Mukta Shukta pisti etc. These herbs balance excess Pitta Dosha and helps in problems like abdominal bloating, flatulence, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, indigestion, relieves constipation and reduce abdominal discomfort.
Recommended Dosage: Take 1 tablet twice daily with normal water.
3. Panchasakar Churna:
Panchasakar churna is an Ayurvedic formulation that consists of mainly five ingredients as its name describes. This medicine is known to have properties like laxatives and purgatives etc. The Churna contains ingredients such as Shunthi (Zingiber officinale), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Trivrith (Operculina turpethum), Pippali (Piper longum), and Sauvarchala lavana. It decreases the abdominal pain, bloating, constipation that maintains a healthy colon and supports the overall health of the body.
Recommended Dosage: Take 1 teaspoonful with Lukewarm water at bedtime.
4. Amrit Ras:
Amrit Ras is very beneficial to rejuvenate the body, mind, and soul. It balances and improves metabolism. Amrit Ras is caffeine free and contains vitamin A, B, B12, C, E, Calcium, Iron, and Zinc, Folic acid, so as to maintain healthy bones, skin, and muscles. It contains ingredients such as –Amla, Harad, Bibhitaki, Trivrit, Ghrit Kumari, & Giloy that are rich in anti-oxidants & eliminate damaging free radicals from the body.
Recommended Dosage: Take 20 ml twice daily with an equal amount of water.
5. Triphala Capsules:
These capsules are purely Ayurvedic formulation made up of three herbs which are Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Amla (Emblica officinalis), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica). These herbs show antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, laxative, immune-modulator properties. The capsules provide effective result in Constipation, Diabetes, Skin disorders, Cancer, Weight loss, abdominal cramps, and improves digestion.
Recommended Dosage: Take 2 capsules twice daily.
Dr. Vaidya Karanvir Singh is the younger Vaidya in Chandigarh Ayurved & Panchakarma Centre. He is the fourth generation in his family who is practicing as a general consultant in Ayurved & Panchakarma treatment at Chandigarh. In his practice, he had treated more than 1 Lakh Plus patients worldwide.