Ayurvedic Approach To Constipation Relief
Constipation is the evil that has, at one point or the other, made its unwanted presence felt in every life. Which is why it pays to keep track of the causes, and the subsequent precautions required. A decrease in the frequency of bowel movements is usually attributed to causes like an improper diet, excessive alcohol and caffeine consumption, less fluid intake and also not answering the nature’s call on time. The latter is worryingly common as people try to avoid using public washrooms. However, this very habit can further trigger off progressive constipation. Let’s take a deeper look into the causes.
What are the causes of constipation?
Basically our body is made up with 70% of water, and any imbalance in these levels is sure send out warning signals, with constipation being one of them. The lack of water and fibre from fresh fruits and vegetables is generally the most common cause of constipation. Dairy products also need to be consumed with caution since their high-fat and low-fibre reputation is well deserved. Make sure to pick your fruits wisely: while a ripe banana can help solve the situation, an unripe one could only make things worse for you.
How does Ayurveda explain constipation?
According to Ayurveda, everything is constituted of three doshas (forces of nature): Vata, Pitta and Kapha that stand for Wind, Fire & Water, respectively. Any imbalance in these doshas upsets the natural state of internal equilibrium. Constipation generally arises from the imbalance of Vata: when the cold and dry qualities of Vata disturb the colon, which ends up suppressing its natural functioning.
Ayurveda-approved tips to get rid of constipation
Now that we know the root cause of our problem, here are ways to help you fix the imbalances in your vata dosha.
Increase the intake of warm fluids to balance out the vata’s cold quality, and also keep in mind to space out your fluid intake apart from meal times.
MILK & GHEE:
Add 2 teaspoons of ghee in a cup of boiled milk, and drink it just before going to bed. This has been proved to be helpful to your vata and pitta doshas.
Prune and pineapple juices have been amazingly effective in moving the excess vata from your colons. Consume them regularly for faster results.
Triphala is the mixture of Amla, Bibhitaki and Haritaki; all of which help relieve constipation. Dr Arun (#askdrarun), co-founder of Pure Cure + Co., explains, “The meaning of Triphala itself is three powders in Sanskrit, and it has been used as an Ayurvedic staple since centuries. With these three power-packed ingredients combined, you can be assured of immediate constipation relief and a complete intestinal cleanse.”
If you are looking for the fastest way to include these herbs in your daily diet, opt for Pure Cure + Co.’s Flush supplement that provides the wholesome nourishment of Triphala. Without any added taste enhancers or chemical preservatives, it gives you the unadulterated goodness of these Ayurvedic herbs without any fear of side-effects.