Distension of the stomach and intestine owing to excess of wind in the system, it is called `Adhmana’ in Ayurveda.


  • Loss of appetite
  • Indigestion
  • Breathlessness
  • Headache
  • Sleeplessness

Root Causes

  • Aerophagia, or swallowing of air.
  • Faulty dietary habits like eating too fast or eating too spicy food.
  • Logical factors as anxiety, fear and grief.
  • Hyper-salivation due to gastritis.
  • Reflex from angina or chronic cholecystitis.
  • Fermentation in gastro-intestinal tract due to inadequately cooked starchy foods.
  • Deficiency of pachaka pitta or disorder of samana vata.

Useful Herbs

  • Ginger (Zingiber officinalae)
  • Hing (Asfoetida)

Ayurvedic Supplements

  • Gaisantak Bati         
  • Hingwastak Churna
  • Ajwain Ark                    



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