Constipation can become a serious problem if not treated on the right time. The sedentary life-style and wrong eating habits of people are responsible for constipation. Most of the people not have the exact knowledge of this disease. When you are facing difficulty to pass stools from several weeks or longer it leads to chronic constipation. In chronic constipation your bowel movements are infrequent. The main work of colon is to absorb water from residual food as it passes through digestive system. When the colon muscle work it throughout waste from the rectum but when the stool in the colon remain for too long it makes the stool hard & difficult to pass out. This is known as constipated bowel. Low fiber diet & inadequate water is the responsible for constipation. With constipation you feel stressed, energy gets low, & your overall activities are disturbed.

What are the Signs & Symptoms of Constipation?

The signs & symptoms may vary from patient to patient mentioned below in detail:

  • Hard stools
  • Lumpy stools
  • The frequency of stool passing decreases three stools in a week.
  • Felling it tough to completely empty the stool from your rectum.
  • Presence of blockage in rectum that prevents bowel movements.
  • Fingers are used for removing stool from rectum.
  • When you need to empty your rectum you make pressure on your abdomen.
  • Loss of appetite
  • Rectal blockage
  • Nausea
  • Indigestion
  • Hyperacidity
  • Heaviness of body
  • Abdominal pain

What are the Causes of Constipation?

The constipation is a common problem that occurs when waste or stool is not able to get eliminated or move too slowly through the rectum. There are different possible reasons for constipation mentioned below in detail:

  • Bowel obstruction
  • Colon cancer
  • Anal fissure
  • Rectal cancer
  • Bowel stricture
  • Abdominal cancer
  • Rectal cancer
  • Rectocele
  • Pregnancy
  • Lack of exercise
  • Dehydration
  • Low-fiber diet
  • Certain medications like pain killers, calcium, & antacids

Who are at Higher Risk for Constipation?

The people that are at higher risk for constipation are:

  • Lack of high fiber diet & not doing any work-out.
  • At the age of 65 years or older than this are at higher risk of developing constipation.
  • Pregnant ladies mostly have constipation due to hormonal changes & pressure on intestines.
  • Certain medical condition like spinal cord injuries, fractures, etc that makes your bowel movement difficult.

What is the Ayurvedic view of Constipation?

In Ayurveda Constipation is known as “Vibandh” that causes disturbance of vata dosha in the body. The undigested food & occult stool accumulates in the stomach & large intestines that ultimately lead to constipation. When we don’t have take proper care of food & our health such type of condition take place.

What is the Ayurvedic Treatment of Constipation?

In Ayurveda there are various herbs that treat constipation from its root cause without causing any side-effects to the body. The herbs like Amala, Haritaki, Bibhitaki, Senna, Eranda, etc gives effective results. Chandigarh Ayurved Centre introduces a kit known as “Colon Cleanse Kit” for overall treatment of constipation. This kit comprises four products that are formulated from various herbs.


All products description in detail:

1. Panchsakar Churna

This churna is very effective for constipation patients as it shows antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, laxative, & analgesic properties. It is a classical herbal churna prepared from ingredients like Shatapushpa, Balaharitaki, Shunthi, Swarnapatri, & Saindhav lavana. It helps in removing all toxins from the body & provides good results in constipation. All signs & symptoms related to constipation are treated with the regular use of this churna.

Recommended Dosage: Take 1 teaspoonful at bedtime with warm water.

2. Amrit Ras

This is a pure herbal juice prepared from herbs like Amala, Haritaki, Bibhitaki, Ghrit Kumari, Giloy, & Tulsi. These all herbs in combination show antioxidant, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, laxative properties. The signs & symptoms related to constipation are treated with the use of this herbal syrup.

Recommended Dosage: Take 20 ml with equal amount of water twice daily.

3. Hingvadi Vati

These herbal tablets are prepared from ingredients such as Hingu, Pippali, Marich, Sonth, Amlavetasa, three types of salt. This vati possess antioxidant, laxative, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, etc properties. The regular use of this vati increases digestion makes stool softer, reduces bloating, abdominal pain, belching, etc related to constipation patients.

Recommended Dosage: Take 2 tablets twice daily with normal water.

4. Yakrit Vati

  • This herbal tablet is prepared from ingredients such as Bhumiamla, Kalmegh, Chitrak, Punarnava, Kasni, Bhringraj, Kasondi, etc. that maintain a healthy digestive system. It maintains the problem like bloating, indigestion, hard stools, hyperacidity, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain etc related to constipation.

Recommended Dosage: Take 2 tablets twice daily with normal water.

What is the Panchakarma Treatment for Constipation?

Panchakarma provides the good & effective treatment along with the ayurvedic medicines mentioned above. In this treatment there are different types of therapies that cleanse your bowel & in future you will not get such type of complaints. The various therapies recommended to constipation patients are:

  • Virechan: In this procedure, firstly medicated ghrita is given to the patients after that sarvanga sevda is given. At last some medication is given for therapeutic purgation. It helps in cleansing of your colon & your digestive system improves.
  • Basti: In this procedure, anuvasana basti with dashmoola taila or pippalyadi taila is administered to the constipated patients. Sometimes Niruha basti containing dashmoola kwath, honey, saindhav lavana, & pippalyadi taila is give to the constipated patients.
  • Phalavarti: In this procedure, with the help of medicated suppositories constipation is treated easily.

Healthy Tips & Diet in Constipation

  • Drink plenty of water & juices.
  • Avoid eat fast & processed food items.
  • Eat a diet rich in fiber like apple, papaya, carrot, bottle gourd, ridge gourd, spinach, tomato, turnip, radish, ripe banana, green leafy vegetables, whole grains, nuts, etc.
  • Drink green coconut water daily.
  • Avoid white rice instead of that you can take brown rice.
  • Cold drinks, alcohol, meat, fried food, other beverages, ice creams, smoking, etc should be avoided.
  • Take 2 to 3 figs soaked in a glass of water overnight. Early in the morning eat this on an empty stomach.
  • In a glass of cow’s milk add a teaspoonful of castor oil & drink it at bed time.
  • Do perform yoga poses like uttanasana, halasana, mayurasana, balasana, baddha konasana, pawanmuktasana, mandukasana, kumarasana, vakrasana, sarvangasana, etc.
  • Also perform meditation to keep you stress free in constipation.
  • You can also drink half cup of radish juice.

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