Ayurvedic Practices that Can Cure Constipation

ayurvedic cure for constipation

Qabz or constipation often turns out to be the worst nightmare for most people. It is a gastrointestinal problem signifying infrequent bowel movements or the feeling of incomplete evacuation of bowels. Over the years, constipation has become quite prevalent among the Indian masses, which has been proven by the Gut Health Survey1 conducted by Abbott health care company. The results of this survey divulged a jaw-dropping percentage of Indians (i.e 22%), suffering from constipation.

There are certain reasons which are responsible for constipation

  • Less intake of dietary fibres
  • Inadequate water consumption.
  • Insufficient sleep
  • The use of certain medications that can lead to constipation. Some of the drugs are Opioid pain relief drugs, Tricyclic antidepressants, and antacids containing aluminum and calcium.

However, most of the relevant cures of constipation can be easily obtained from the age-old herbal therapeutics and practices that Ayurveda offers.

Ayurveda suggests certain natural food practices that can be extremely beneficial to keep constipation at bay

Castor Oil:  The use of castor oil can be considered as one of the Ayurvedic cures for constipation. It helps in the stimulation of the large intestine. Castor oil, when consumed on an empty stomach can help a person to pass stool easily within 8 hours of its consumption.

Ghee: Clarified butter or ghee acts as a proper lubricant for the intestinal tract. Ghee lubricates the inner walls of the large intestine and enables the smooth passage of faeces. Ghee, mixed with milk also proves to be a good Ayurvedic cure for constipation.

Triphala: This is a combination of Amlaki, Haritaki, and Bibhitaki and is indeed a miraculous Ayurvedic cure for constipation. Triphala possesses glycoside that has laxative properties. It helps in curing constipation.

 Mint/ Dandelion Tea:   The presence of menthol present in the peppermint leaves imparts an antispasmodic effect, which helps in the relaxation of the muscles in the digestive tract. This facilitates the smooth passage of bowels. Thus, the consumption of peppermint tea is one of the effective Ayurvedic treatments for constipation. Dandelion tea also characterized by a mild laxative effect.

Besides these Ayurvedic practices, Bellytone is one Ayurvedic medicine for constipation which is offered to us by Branolia Chemical Works. It is packed with the goodness of Sonapata, Haritaki, Ajowan, and Teori, aimed at curing constipation.

Three of the herbal ingredients in Bellytone that cure constipation and other gastric problems that follow are:

Sonapata:  Sonapata or Senna leaves are the perfect laxatives to relieve constipation. Sonapata gets its laxative properties from anthraquinone glycosides which are known as sennosides. Sonapata leaves stimulate the large intestine to absorb large amounts of water in order to soften the stool, which in turn will help in the smooth expulsion of faeces. Sonapata is considered as one of the primary Ayurvedic cures for constipation.

Ajowan:  Ajowan or carom seeds are of greater medicinal value as it prevents the formation of gas in the gastrointestinal tract. It acts as a digestive stimulant and also keeps the digestive system healthy by preventing flatulence, bloating or indigestion.

Haritaki: This fruit is widely used in traditional Ayurvedic medicines as the tree (Terminalia chebula) which bears the fruit, is native to India. It is also known as the Indian walnut. It aids the contractile motion of the muscles of the digestive system that facilitates the expulsion of faeces. It is a miraculous Ayurvedic cure for constipation and other digestive disorders like bloating, elimination of abdominal gas and indigestion.

Bellytone is a complete package of all the essential ingredients that are potential Ayurvedic cures for constipation and the prescribed dose of Bellytone to the constipated people can perpetually suppress the prominence of constipation and its consequences.

Gut Health Survey1    https://www.abbott.in/homepage/media-center/press-releases/indian-adults-suffer-from-constipation.printPreviewSelector.html

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