Constipation

A very common disturbance within the digestive tract, it restricts regular bowel movement. Since improper stool produces toxins (ama) which find their way into the blood stream and are then carried to all parts of the body, in chronic cases this problem can give way to serious diseases as rheumatism, arthritis, piles, high blood pressure and even cancer.

Symptoms

  • Infrequency, irregularity or difficulty in eliminating hard faucal matter
  • Coated tongue
  • Foul breath
  • Loss of appetite
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Dark circles under the eye
  • Depression
  • Nausea
  • Pimples
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Diarrhoea alternating with constipation
  • Varicose veins
  • Pain in the lumbar region
  • Acidity
  • Heart burn
  • Insomnia

Root Causes

  • Improper diet & irregular eating habits
  • Insufficient intake of water and high fibre food.
  • Excessive intake of animal protein
  • Irritable colon
  • Spastic colitis
  • Emotional disturbances
  • Lack of physical activity
  • Paralytic or mechanical obstruction to the passage of stools.

Useful Herbs

  • Hartaki (Terminalia chebula)
  • Isabgole (Plantago ovata)
  • Sennaleaves (Cassia angustifolia)
  • Nisoth (Ipomoea turpethum)

Ayurvedic Supplements

  • Kabjahar                        
  • Triphala churna           

 

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