It is highly imperative for one’s body to flush out toxins in one way or the other. Apart from sweat and urine, another way that waste comes out of the body is passing stool. It can be rightly said that it is one of the most important daily requirements for the body and oneself. While some people might be accustomed to a particular morning routine, there are several people who suffer from constipation and hence have a wide range of problems owing to the same.
We’ve all experienced constipation at some point or the other, mostly when we are traveling. However, it is important to know that constipation is not a disease or sickness. It is only a bodily condition that can be treated via means of diet and harmless Ayurvedic supplements by Wellness Mantra.
What is Constipation?
Constipation occurs when food in the stomach and intestine takes an inconsistently long time to be digested. There are contractions that push the food forward known as the peristalsis movement. When the semi-digested food is not pushed forward, it remains in the intestine and starts to ferment hence causing problems like gas and bloating. By then the water content of the food is absorbed as well so it becomes dry and peristalsis becomes even more difficult.
What causes Constipation?
When we travel, our eating and sleeping habits become irregular hence bringing with it changes in our digestive system that can lead to constipation. When that happens, we must increase our water intake immediately to keep our colon well hydrated and make sure that the semi-digested food doesn’t dry out.
Another reason for constipation can also be a sedentary lifestyle. It is important that while we keep up with our work and other activities, we also keep track of the fact that as we grow older our metabolism gradually slows down and so does the digestive process. Our body is like an engine that needs to be kept well-oiled in all departments for it to function properly and smoothly.
According to Ayurveda, any irregularities in the body are caused due to imbalance in the Vata, Pitta and Kapha Doshas in the body. Wherein, constipation is the result of Vata imbalance in the body as Apana Vayu is a type of Vata that regulates movement in the abdominal area and downward.
Ayurvedic Herbs That Cure Constipation:
Here is some of the helpful treatment of ayurveda for constipation.
Aragvadh is highly beneficial in curing abdominal problems and is also a continuously used herb in treating fever.
It helps to relieve Ama and detoxifies the digestive tract when used in proper dosage and proportion.
Owing to its mild purgation action, it can be effectively used on elderly and sensitive individuals as well.
Sonamukhi helps in managing constipation owing to its laxative property. It contains constituents that help loosen up the stool and speed up bowel movement.
Sonamukhi is also known to promote easy excretion of the stool and is prescribed for colon cleansing due to its laxative and purgative properties.
As per several books on Ayurveda, Nishoth is highly useful in the management of constipation owing to its properties of promoting bowel movements. It has laxative properties and helps manage bacterial infections as well due to its strong antibacterial properties.
Triphala has been an age-old and traditional treatment for digestive issues such as constipation. It is one of the very first things that our grandmothers suggest when asked for treatment for digestive problems. Triphala has been an alternative to over the counter laxatives and its effectiveness has been proved in several research studies.
Sunthi is dried ginger powder and is a potent ayurvedic remedy that not only promotes digestion but also relieves constipation, abdominal gas and distension. Apart from the treatment of digestive problems, this ayurvedic herb is used to treat asthma as well. Owing to its anti-inflammatory properties, it helps treat an upset stomach and improves metabolism.
This Ayurvedic herb acts as an antacid that reduces the HCL levels in your stomach. This in turn reduces irritation and possible stomach ulcers that are a by-product of constipation.
Moreover, it helps with effective digestion as well and provides relief against acute as well as chronic gastritis; a medical condition that causes inflammation of the stomach lining.
Wellness Mantra’s AnandLax tablets are the best constipation relieving supplements. Made with extensive research and chosen ayurvedic ingredients, it stimulates bowel movements and relieves the pain and other associated conditions caused by constipation.
Combining pure Aragvadh, Sonamukhi, Nishoth, Triphala, Sunthi and Yashtimadhu, AnandLax™ is prepared from the original texts of Ayurveda and is one of the most suitable resolutions to acute & chronic constipation.