Symptoms & Illnesses


Overview - Constipation

Ayurvedic Treatment Approaches for Constipation

Constipation,a common digestive issue, occurs when bowel movements become infrequent or difficult. It can lead to discomfort, bloating, and a sense of incomplete evacuation.

In Ayurveda, it is often viewed as a disturbance in the Vata dosha, characterized by dryness, coldness, and irregularity in bowel movements. Various factors contribute to this imbalance, including dietary habits, sedentary lifestyle, stress, dehydration, and certain medical conditions.

Ayurveda offers a holistic approach to treating it, focusing on restoring balance to the body and addressing the root cause of the problem.

One of the primary remedies involves dietary modifications and lifestyle changes. Including fiber-rich foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes in the diet can promote regular bowel movements and alleviate constipation. Additionally, staying hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the day helps soften the stool and facilitate its passage through the digestive tract.

Ayurvedic Herbal remedies:

It play a significant role in Ayurvedic treatment for constipation. Triphala, a combination of three fruits (Amalaki, Bibhitaki, and Haritaki), is a popular Ayurvedic remedy known for its gentle laxative properties. Consuming Triphala powder or tablets before bedtime can help regulate bowel movements and relieve constipation. Other herbs such as Psyllium husk (Isabgol), Senna leaves, and Castor oil are also commonly used to alleviate constipation in Ayurveda.

In addition to dietary and herbal remedies, Ayurveda emphasizes the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle to prevent and manage constipation. Regular physical activity, such as yoga, walking, or moderate exercise, helps stimulate digestion and improve bowel function. Practicing stress management techniques like meditation, deep breathing exercises, and adequate sleep can also contribute to overall digestive health.

Furthermore, Ayurvedic therapies such as Abhyanga (oil massage), Basti (enema therapy), and Panchakarma detoxification procedures may be recommended in severe or chronic cases of constipation to cleanse the digestive system and restore balance to the body.

Overall, Ayurveda offers a comprehensive approach to treating constipation, focusing on natural remedies, dietary adjustments, lifestyle modifications, and holistic therapies to promote optimal digestive health and well-being.

Consulting with an Ayurvedic practitioner can provide personalised guidance and tailored treatment plans based on individual constitution and specific health needs.

Our Constipation Issue- Specialists

Dr. Vivek Brijbahal Singh

BAMS, M.D. Rachna Sharir, Advanced PGD in Clinical Research

Dr. Supriya Kurane

BAMS, M.S. Surgery

Dr. Datt Bapardekar

BAMS, MD (Panchakarm), Ph.D. scholar in Panchakarm

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