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5 Ayurvedic Remedies For Treating Constipation!

Dr. Ashwini Vivek Mulye 88% (497 ratings)
Fellowship Course in Panchkarma, BAMS
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
5 Ayurvedic Remedies For Treating Constipation!

The way your day starts can affect your entire day and nothing is worse than fighting constipation in the morning. Along with a feeling of heaviness in the abdomen and bloating, constipation can also cause mood swings and lower your attention span. While laxatives can be temporary quick fixes, they can worsen the problem over time.

Hence, it is better to treat this disorder with a few simple lifestyle changes and home remedies.

  1. Eat plenty of fibre: A bad diet is one the key factors triggering constipation. Fibre not only fills the stomach, but also helps add bulk to your stool making it easier to pass. Ideally, a person should have 20-40 grams of fibre a day. If you suffer from chronic constipation, you can increase this amount a little as well. As an easy way to increase your fibre consumption is ensure that you eat some form of raw salad with every meal. Other foods that are rich in fibre are oats, almonds, cereals, beans, lentils and fruits.
  2. Ginger tea or mint tea: Ginger is a warming herb, which when had in form of tea can make the body generate more internal heat. This helps activate the digestion process and thereby relieves constipation. The menthol in peppermint has an antispasmodic effect that helps relax the digestive tract muscles and makes it easier for stool to pass through. Dandelion tea can also be used as a mild natural laxative.
  3. Castor oil: Castor oil is a popular natural laxative. This is because one of the components of this oil helps stimulate the small and large intestine. To benefit from castor oil, have 1 or 2 teaspoons of the oil on an empty stomach. You should be able to pass stool within about 8 hours.
  4. Drink plenty of water: Water not only hydrates the body, but also helps food move along the digestive system. Without adequate water, the stool is likely to be hard and difficult to pass. Ideally, you should drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. Do not count artificially sweetened beverages as part of this count as they can actually cause constipation instead of ease it.
  5. Warm lemon waterLemon juice helps stimulate the digestive system and hence is ideal for treating constipation. When mixed with warm water, it can help eliminate toxins from the body. Adding a little honey to the mixture can also work as a mild laxative. Alternatively, you could add salt in place to honey as this encourages the bowel muscle contraction and is rich in magnesium.
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Best Ayurvedic Remedies For Kidney Dysfunction!

Dr. Priya Barai ( Gold Medalist ) 88% (1109 ratings)
BAMS, PG-Diploma In (Cosmetology & Laser Therapy)
Ayurveda, Kolhapur
Best Ayurvedic Remedies For Kidney Dysfunction!

The bean-shaped organ kidneys in our body is one of the most important parts that helps in eliminating waste products from the body and also for maintaining the hormonal balance. But due to various reasons such as stress or wrong diet, often the kidneys may face irregular working disorder.

Of course, there are a number of medicines today and also medical treatments to cure various kidney diseases. But if you are not pretty sure of taking such treatments and wish to have something much secure, then trying the home remedies can be the best thing. Ayurveda has a list of remedies that help in curing such kidney issues.

Things To Avoid

  1. Reducing Salt Intake: When the condition of the kidney is not feasible, consuming salt over it can make the situation even worse. If you are urinating, again and again, this means that your body already have an excess amount of potassium and the kidney failure is may be due to an abnormal balance of hormones in the body fluid. Hence, it is the best thing to take a low salt diet. Consuming frozen food items may also add extra salt to the body and hence an ideal practice is to go for fresh fruits, vegetables and meat items.
  2. Lowering Protein Intake: Now, this is a tricky thing and you need to cross check this. There are many times when kidney problems take place due to the high amount of protein intake while some other times it takes place due to lack of protein in the body. So, lowering the protein intake can be done to cross check whether the condition is improving or not.

Remedies To Follow

  1. Herbal TeaAmong various natural remedies that can be started to cure kidney ailments, one of the best one is to include herbal tea in the diet. There are a number of herbal tea options that can be included in your daily diets such as dandelion tea, blueberry tea and marshmallow tea, but the one that is said to affect the most is the green tea. Green tea is said to be high in antioxidant properties and hence they are great in curing kidney ailments.
  2. Aloe Vera Juice: This one plant helps in curing a number of issues both externally as well as internally. Whether it is skin issue or intestine issue, aloe vera juice can be of great help. Aloe Vera has an anti-oxidant property and hence it is great in treating kidney infection and then curing the diseases of the kidney completely.
  3. Water: This can be the simplest way to treat any kind of kidney problem. If you are in the initial stage of any kidney ailment, then the best way is to treat it with water. Drink at least about 6-8 glasses of water each day that will allow you to urinate more and hence the problem may get cured.
  4. Yoga: Pranayam, suryanamaskar and meditation should be followed everyday. 

There are different medicines and also herbs available to treat kidney dysfunction. But these above mentioned can be the easiest methods of all. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Kidney Dysfunction - Ayurvedic Remedies For It!

Dr. Dinesh Rawal 89% (589 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Valsad
Kidney Dysfunction - Ayurvedic Remedies For It!

The bean-shaped organ kidneys in our body is one of the most important parts that helps in eliminating waste products from the body and also for maintaining the hormonal balance. But due to various reasons such as stress or wrong diet, often the kidneys may face irregular working disorder.

Of course, there are a number of medicines today and also medical treatments to cure various kidney diseases. But if you are not pretty sure of taking such treatments and wish to have something much secure, then trying the home remedies can be the best thing. Ayurveda has a list of remedies that help in curing such kidney issues.

Things To Avoid

  1. Reducing Salt Intake: When the condition of the kidney is not feasible, consuming salt over it can make the situation even worse. If you are urinating, again and again, this means that your body already have an excess amount of potassium and the kidney failure is may be due to an abnormal balance of hormones in the body fluid. Hence, it is the best thing to take a low salt diet. Consuming frozen food items may also add extra salt to the body and hence an ideal practice is to go for fresh fruits, vegetables and meat items.
  2. Lowering Protein Intake: Now, this is a tricky thing and you need to cross check this. There are many times when kidney problems take place due to the high amount of protein intake while some other times it takes place due to lack of protein in the body. So, lowering the protein intake can be done to cross check whether the condition is improving or not.

Remedies To Follow

  1. Herbal TeaAmong various natural remedies that can be started to cure kidney ailments, one of the best one is to include herbal tea in the diet. There are a number of herbal tea options that can be included in your daily diets such as dandelion tea, blueberry tea and marshmallow tea, but the one that is said to affect the most is the green tea. Green tea is said to be high in antioxidant properties and hence they are great in curing kidney ailments.
  2. Aloe Vera Juice: This one plant helps in curing a number of issues both externally as well as internally. Whether it is skin issue or intestine issue, aloe vera juice can be of great help. Aloe Vera has an anti-oxidant property and hence it is great in treating kidney infection and then curing the diseases of the kidney completely.
  3. Water: This can be the simplest way to treat any kind of kidney problem. If you are in the initial stage of any kidney ailment, then the best way is to treat it with water. Drink at least about 6-8 glasses of water each day that will allow you to urinate more and hence the problem may get cured.
  4. Yoga: Pranayam, suryanamaskar and meditation should be followed everyday. 

There are different medicines and also herbs available to treat kidney dysfunction. But these above mentioned can be the easiest methods of all. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Health Benefits Of Dandelion Tea

Dt. Neha Suryawanshi 90% (14865 ratings)
M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai

Health benefits of dandelion tea 

1. Detoxifies the body

One of the reasons people reach for dandelion tea is to help detoxify their liver and make their body function back on track. Dandelion tea is a powerful diuretic, which will help the body eliminate toxins more rapidly and improve healthy kidney function. Furthermore, dandelion tea also increases the concentration of certain detoxifying enzymes in the liver, so if you’ve been running yourself down, grab a cup of this healthy tea!

2. Weight loss

Early research on the complex mix of organic compounds in dandelion tea has shown that it can have certain anti-obesity effects by suppressing various fat-metabolizing enzymes, preventing them from taking that fat into the body. On top of this, the diuretic effects of this tea also help eliminate water weight and bloating, which can be frustrating for anyone trying to lose weight.


3. Prevents chronic diseases

The rich blend of antioxidants found in dandelion tea, including flavonoids, phenolic compounds, and sesquiterpenes can all help the body eliminate free radicals. This minimizes oxidative stress, which is a major cause of chronic illnesses, including cancer. By neutralizing these free radicals, this tea can help strengthen the immune system and improve your overall health and wellness.

4. Builds strong bones

Dandelion tea also possesses measurable amounts of essential minerals, including calcium, zinc, iron, and magnesium, all of which are needed by the body to create strong bones and prevent the onset of osteoporosis. As we age, bone mineral density begins to decrease, causing bones and joints to weaken, leading to an inability to perform certain physical activities as well as a lower quality of life. Constant mineral supplementation is crucial to keep you feeling young and physically fit as you age.

5. Boosts circulation

One of the most important minerals in our body is iron, and it serves a number of important purposes. Most notably, it is needed to produce red blood cells, and without it, we may suffer from anemia, characterized by weakness, cognitive issues, and fatigue. The iron found in dandelion tea can prevent this condition and improve circulation, ensuring that different parts of the body are properly oxygenated for maximal function.

6. Balances blood sugar

For people suffering from diabetes, maintaining a stable level of blood sugar is crucial for a healthy life. Dandelion tea can regulate blood sugar levels and prevent the spikes and drops that can be dangerous. Research on this effect is limited, but the early results are very encouraging for those trying to manage diabetic symptoms.


7. Improves digestion

The various compounds found in dandelion tea act as a diuretic, laxative, and a digestive stimulant, while also causing a release of extra bile. This can help speed up digestion and make it more efficient, thus eliminating symptoms of constipation, bloating, cramping, diarrhea, and even hemorrhoids. Given how important the stomach is to our overall health and immune system function, optimizing the activities in our gut may be one of the most important benefits of this tea.

8. Reduces inflammation

Some people have praised dandelion tea for its anti-inflammatory effects, particularly on aching joints, headaches, and overall muscle tenderness. The antioxidants and other active compounds in this tea reduce pain and inflammation in affected tissues, while also helping to regulate circulation and water balance.

9. Prevents uti


For many people around the world, urinary tract infections are a frequent and endlessly irritating problem, but dandelion tea presents an effective remedy or preventative measure. The increased urination associated with dandelion tea’s diuretic action can help to clean out the kidney and urinary tract regularly, making it more difficult for a uti to take hold.

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5 Ayurvedic Remedies To Treat Constipation!

Dr. Madhura Atul Bhide 88% (161 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Pune
5 Ayurvedic Remedies To Treat Constipation!

The way your day starts can affect your entire day and nothing is worse than fighting constipation in the morning. Along with a feeling of heaviness in the abdomen and bloating, constipation can also cause mood swings and lower your attention span. While laxatives can be temporary quick fixes, they can worsen the problem over time.

Hence, it is better to treat this disorder with a few simple lifestyle changes and home remedies.

  1. Eat plenty of fibre: A bad diet is one the key factors triggering constipation. Fibre not only fills the stomach, but also helps add bulk to your stool making it easier to pass. Ideally, a person should have 20-40 grams of fibre a day. If you suffer from chronic constipation, you can increase this amount a little as well. As an easy way to increase your fibre consumption is ensure that you eat some form of raw salad with every meal. Other foods that are rich in fibre are oats, almonds, cereals, beans, lentils and fruits.
  2. Ginger tea or mint tea: Ginger is a warming herb, which when had in form of tea can make the body generate more internal heat. This helps activate the digestion process and thereby relieves constipation. The menthol in peppermint has an antispasmodic effect that helps relax the digestive tract muscles and makes it easier for stool to pass through. Dandelion tea can also be used as a mild natural laxative.
  3. Castor oil: Castor oil is a popular natural laxative. This is because one of the components of this oil helps stimulate the small and large intestine. To benefit from castor oil, have 1 or 2 teaspoons of the oil on an empty stomach. You should be able to pass stool within about 8 hours.
  4. Drink plenty of water: Water not only hydrates the body, but also helps food move along the digestive system. Without adequate water, the stool is likely to be hard and difficult to pass. Ideally, you should drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. Do not count artificially sweetened beverages as part of this count as they can actually cause constipation instead of ease it.
  5. Warm lemon waterLemon juice helps stimulate the digestive system and hence is ideal for treating constipation. When mixed with warm water, it can help eliminate toxins from the body. Adding a little honey to the mixture can also work as a mild laxative. Alternatively, you could add salt in place to honey as this encourages the bowel muscle contraction and is rich in magnesium. 

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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How Ayurveda Helps Treat Constipation?

Dr. Sowmya M Nair 88% (66 ratings)
BAMS, MD (AM) , Panchakarma, Yoga
Ayurveda, Gurgaon
How Ayurveda Helps Treat Constipation?

The way your day starts can affect your entire day and nothing is worse than fighting constipation in the morning. Along with a feeling of heaviness in the abdomen and bloating, constipation can also cause mood swings and lower your attention span. While laxatives can be temporary quick fixes, they can worsen the problem over time.

Hence, it is better to treat this disorder with a few simple lifestyle changes and home remedies.

  1. Eat plenty of fibre: A bad diet is one the key factors triggering constipation. Fibre not only fills the stomach, but also helps add bulk to your stool making it easier to pass. Ideally, a person should have 20-40 grams of fibre a day. If you suffer from chronic constipation, you can increase this amount a little as well. As an easy way to increase your fibre consumption is ensure that you eat some form of raw salad with every meal. Other foods that are rich in fibre are oats, almonds, cereals, beans, lentils and fruits.
  2. Ginger tea or mint tea: Ginger is a warming herb, which when had in form of tea can make the body generate more internal heat. This helps activate the digestion process and thereby relieves constipation. The menthol in peppermint has an antispasmodic effect that helps relax the digestive tract muscles and makes it easier for stool to pass through. Dandelion tea can also be used as a mild natural laxative.
  3. Castor oil: Castor oil is a popular natural laxative. This is because one of the components of this oil helps stimulate the small and large intestine. To benefit from castor oil, have 1 or 2 teaspoons of the oil on an empty stomach. You should be able to pass stool within about 8 hours.
  4. Drink plenty of water: Water not only hydrates the body, but also helps food move along the digestive system. Without adequate water, the stool is likely to be hard and difficult to pass. Ideally, you should drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. Do not count artificially sweetened beverages as part of this count as they can actually cause constipation instead of ease it.
  5. Warm lemon waterLemon juice helps stimulate the digestive system and hence is ideal for treating constipation. When mixed with warm water, it can help eliminate toxins from the body. Adding a little honey to the mixture can also work as a mild laxative. Alternatively, you could add salt in place to honey as this encourages the bowel muscle contraction and is rich in magnesium. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Ayurveda and ask a free question.
  6. Vasti: This is one of the main panchakarma treatments in Ayurveda.Vasti means medicated enema, since medicines reach your bowels directly without enzymatic actions,its effectiveness is very high.This treatment is used to flush the loosened doshas out through the intestinal tract. It alleviates constipation, distention, chronic fever, the common cold, sexual disorders, kidney stones, heart pain, vomiting, backache, neck pain, and hyper acidity.
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Top 10 Home Remedies to Cure Rheumatoid Arthritis Naturally

Dr. Amarjit Singh Jassi 88% (216 ratings)
INSTITUTE OF ALTERNATIVE MEDICINES
Ayurveda, Delhi
Top 10 Home Remedies to Cure Rheumatoid Arthritis Naturally

Top 10 Home Remedies to Cure Rheumatoid Arthritis Naturally

Arthritis is a joint disorder which is caused by inflammation. Arthritis affects the musculoskeletal system, especially the joints. A joint is the area in the body where two bones meet and helps in the movement of the body parts. Arthritis usually causes joint pain. It is classified as a rheumatic disease. The risk factors of arthritis are genes, which are inherited from ancestors. It is the main cause of disability among people over fifty years of age. The word arthritis is taken from the Greek word ‘arthron’ which means ‘joint’ and the Latin word ‘it is’ which means ‘inflammation’. Arthritis can affect different types of joints like fingers, knees, elbows, hips and jaws. To know how to treat arthritis you need to find out what causes this condition. You need to also maintain a healthy body to avoid this condition.

Arthritis – Types and Causes:

The false assumption that all arthritis are alike has kept many people in the dark. The first step is to understand the type of arthritis one has. There are different symptoms to the different forms of arthritis. Many people don’t know that arthritis can affect anyone from young children to the elderly. Depending on the type of arthritis one can understand the severity of their condition. There are more than 100 types of arthritis but the most common ones are mentioned below:

Osteoarthritis:

The cartilage loses its elasticity and becomes stiff, which can be easily damaged. The cartilage is a shock absorber and it becomes weak due to this. When the cartilage weakens, the tendons and ligaments are stretched. This causes pain. Gradually the bones may start rubbing against each other which will cause severe pain. This is a very sever type of arthritis and can be cured only through medication and surgery.

Infectious arthritis:

Infectious arthritis is an infection in the tissues of a joint and the synovial fluid. It is caused by bacteria, fungi or viruses. They may spread through the bloodstream from an infected tissue and infect a joint. It is usually found in people who already have some type of arthritis and develop an infection through it that travels through the bloodstream.

Rheumatoid Arthritis:

What is rheumatoid arthritis? It is an inflammatory form of arthritis. The synovial membrane is attacked and will cause swelling and pain. If this condition is untreated it may lead to deformity. Rheumatoid arthritis is mostly common in women, rather than men. It is usually diagnosed after 40 years of age. However, children and elder people may also be affected by this type of arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis can also affect children, this is another form mentioned below.

Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis:

Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) affects a person under 16 years of age. It means that a child has arthritis. There are three different types of this form:

  1. Pauciarticular JRA – It is the most common and mildest of all. The child experiences pain in up to 4 joints.
  2. Polyarticular JRA – This type of arthritis affects more joints and is much severe. It worsens with time.
  3. Systemic JRA – It is the least common type of arthritis. It affects many joints and can spread to organs. This can be the most serious type of JRA.

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Symptoms of Arthritis:

The symptoms of arthritis are easy to identify. There is pain and limited function of joints. This happens due to the inflammation of the joints. A person can identify arthritis with swelling, redness, warmth and stiffness of joints. The joint inflamed may also be tender. Some symptoms may affect various organs of the body which do not directly involve the joints. The symptoms in some patients with may include gland swelling, weight loss, fever, fatigue, feeling unwell, and even some symptoms from the abnormalities of organs like the lungs, heart, or kidneys.

Does popping or cracking your knuckles cause arthritis?

Cracking or popping of joints is a form of joint manipulation, which produces a popping or cracking sound. People can pop many different joints in the body like hips, wrists, elbows, neck and back vertebrae, jaws, toes, shoulders, feet, ankles and Achilles tendon. Studies have shown that popping or cracking of joints does not result in arthritis, entirely. However, it does reduce the strength and causes weakness in the joints. It may after a few years act as a risk factor for arthritis.

Natural Home Remedies to Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis:

Many people have turned to Ayurveda and other natural remedies to treat arthritis. There are some simple natural remedies you can use which have shown promising results to improve arthritis. These are extremely helpful joint pains remedies which will give you a soothing treatment.

Cherries:

Cherries are high in magnesium which is a natural pain killer and potassium which acts as a diuretic to reduce the inflammation. To get rid of the pain, you need to eat 6 to 8 cherries every day. They can be in any form like frozen, fresh or tinned. This is a popular Japanese technique used to treat arthritis for many centuries. The Japanese people boil the cherries and make sweet syrup from it for arthritis patients. This makes it a sweet treatment to relieve the pain.

Water Therapy:

A much more pleasant and easy to access home remedy is the water therapy treatment. This remedy is followed by immersing the painful joint in warm water for an hour. The water temperature is to be maintained at 93.5 degrees Fahrenheit, the normal body temperature. A special tank also called as sensory deprivation tank will help you get the best results.

Dandelion Leaves:

The best and effective method for treating arthritis is by using dandelion leaves. Dandelion leaves are high in vitamin A and C. The dandelion leaves need to be fresh and young, and can be used in salads. They will help the body to repair the damaged tissues by helping the liver clear toxins out of the blood. According to European herbalists the older leaves need to be steamed, as they are too tough to chew.

You can improve its taste by adding garlic or olive oil. One can also make dandelion tea and drink it. You need one teaspoon of dried leaves and 3 teaspoons of fresh leaves. Put them in boiling water, strain it and drink it.

Ginger:

Ginger is also seen as an effective treatment for arthritis. It acts as a host for other ailments. Using ginger in daily food will help alleviate arthritis pain. You can use it in sauces, salads, rice or even soups.

Aloe Vera:

Aloe Vera helps in reducing inflammation and pain that will promote healing. It gives a good boost to the immune system and also the energy levels. Aloe Vera provides the right agents to the body to restore and repair it.

Camphor and Mustard Oil:

This mixture will help to improve the blood circulation in the affected area. It is also effective to reduce the stiffness and inflammation of the joint. Follow the instructions below to use the remedy effectively.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup mustard oil
  • 10 grams camphor

Procedure:

Take one cup of mustard oil and add the camphor to it. Heat the oil till the camphor dissolves in it. Take this lukewarm oil and massage it in the affected area.

Potato Remedy:

To reduce the pain and inflammation a cold glass of potato flavored water is what you need. Try this great remedy to eliminate this arthritic pain.

Ingredients:

  •     5 Unpeeled potato slices
  •     1 glass cold water

Procedure:

Take the unpeeled potato slices and soak them in 1 glass of cold water overnight. You need to drink this water on an empty stomach every morning.

Green Gram and Garlic Cloves:

To improve this condition you can also try this simple home remedy with a mixture of garlic cloves and green gram. The ingredients and procedure are given below.

Ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp green gram
  • 2 crushed garlic cloves
  • 250 ml water

Procedure:

Take 3 tablespoons of green gram in a bowl. Soak it in 250 ml of water overnight to get sprouted gram. Add the crushed garlic cloves to the sprouted gram. Mix it well. Consume this two times a day. To make it more edible you can add pepper for taste.

Eucalyptus Oil:

This is an old traditional home remedy for arthritis pain. You need to warm a small quantity of eucalyptus oil and apply a thin layer of it on the painful joint. Cover it with a plastic wrap to keep the oil on the joint. You need to keep applying heat to this joint again and again with a steaming towel. This relaxing pain relief routine will be really beneficial at bed time. It is the best remedy for maximum reduction of arthritis pain.

Celery:

The best plant to treat arthritis is Celery. Celery seeds and the other parts of the plant contain more than 25 anti-inflammatory agents. This provides a huge amount of potassium. This is very essential because potassium deficiency leads to arthritic pain.

The other major herbal medicines used for the treatment of arthritis are pineapples, red pepper, wild cucumber, mustard plaster, oregano, pineapple, wild yam, turmeric, wintergreen and yucca. Herbal supplements are very powerful and can have a few side effects. There are many benefits of herbs and spices, but they need to be used carefully to get the best results. It is better to consult your doctor before using these remedies as you may be allergic to some of the things mentioned above.

The above home remedies are entirely natural and will definitely reduce the pain and inflammation in the joints. In case you want to take any medication for this problem, you definitely need to consult a doctor. Do take care of your joints and add a little bit of walking to your day. It is not safe to practice any kind of heavy physical activity.

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Constipation - 5 Ayurvedic Remedies for Treating it!

Dr. Shilpa Dwivedi 88% (46 ratings)
MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Allahabad
Constipation - 5 Ayurvedic Remedies for Treating it!

The way your day starts can affect your entire day and nothing is worse than fighting constipation in the morning. Along with a feeling of heaviness in the abdomen and bloating, constipation can also cause mood swings and lower your attention span. While laxatives can be temporary quick fixes, they can worsen the problem over time.

Hence, it is better to treat this disorder with a few simple lifestyle changes and home remedies.

  1. Eat plenty of fibre: A bad diet is one the key factors triggering constipation. Fibre not only fills the stomach, but also helps add bulk to your stool making it easier to pass. Ideally, a person should have 20-40 grams of fibre a day. If you suffer from chronic constipation, you can increase this amount a little as well. As an easy way to increase your fibre consumption is ensure that you eat some form of raw salad with every meal. Other foods that are rich in fibre are oats, almonds, cereals, beans, lentils and fruits.
  2. Ginger tea or mint tea: Ginger is a warming herb, which when had in form of tea can make the body generate more internal heat. This helps activate the digestion process and thereby relieves constipation. The menthol in peppermint has an antispasmodic effect that helps relax the digestive tract muscles and makes it easier for stool to pass through. Dandelion tea can also be used as a mild natural laxative.
  3. Castor oil: Castor oil is a popular natural laxative. This is because one of the components of this oil helps stimulate the small and large intestine. To benefit from castor oil, have 1 or 2 teaspoons of the oil on an empty stomach. You should be able to pass stool within about 8 hours.
  4. Drink plenty of water: Water not only hydrates the body, but also helps food move along the digestive system. Without adequate water, the stool is likely to be hard and difficult to pass. Ideally, you should drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. Do not count artificially sweetened beverages as part of this count as they can actually cause constipation instead of ease it.
  5. Warm lemon waterLemon juice helps stimulate the digestive system and hence is ideal for treating constipation. When mixed with warm water, it can help eliminate toxins from the body. Adding a little honey to the mixture can also work as a mild laxative. Alternatively, you could add salt in place to honey as this encourages the bowel muscle contraction and is rich in magnesium. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an ayurveda and ask a free question.
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Constipation - 5 Ayurvedic Remedies for Treating it!

Dr. Ashwani Kumar Khera 87% (1030 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Fazilka
Constipation - 5 Ayurvedic Remedies for Treating it!

The way your day starts can affect your entire day and nothing is worse than fighting constipation in the morning. Along with a feeling of heaviness in the abdomen and bloating, constipation can also cause mood swings and lower your attention span. While laxatives can be temporary quick fixes, they can worsen the problem over time.

Hence, it is better to treat this disorder with a few simple lifestyle changes and home remedies.

  1. Eat plenty of fibre: A bad diet is one the key factors triggering constipation. Fibre not only fills the stomach, but also helps add bulk to your stool making it easier to pass. Ideally, a person should have 20-40 grams of fibre a day. If you suffer from chronic constipation, you can increase this amount a little as well. As an easy way to increase your fibre consumption is ensure that you eat some form of raw salad with every meal. Other foods that are rich in fibre are oats, almonds, cereals, beans, lentils and fruits.
  2. Ginger tea or mint tea: Ginger is a warming herb, which when had in form of tea can make the body generate more internal heat. This helps activate the digestion process and thereby relieves constipation. The menthol in peppermint has an antispasmodic effect that helps relax the digestive tract muscles and makes it easier for stool to pass through. Dandelion tea can also be used as a mild natural laxative.
  3. Castor oil: Castor oil is a popular natural laxative. This is because one of the components of this oil helps stimulate the small and large intestine. To benefit from castor oil, have 1 or 2 teaspoons of the oil on an empty stomach. You should be able to pass stool within about 8 hours.
  4. Drink plenty of water: Water not only hydrates the body, but also helps food move along the digestive system. Without adequate water, the stool is likely to be hard and difficult to pass. Ideally, you should drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. Do not count artificially sweetened beverages as part of this count as they can actually cause constipation instead of ease it.
  5. Warm lemon waterLemon juice helps stimulate the digestive system and hence is ideal for treating constipation. When mixed with warm water, it can help eliminate toxins from the body. Adding a little honey to the mixture can also work as a mild laxative. Alternatively, you could add salt in place to honey as this encourages the bowel muscle contraction and is rich in magnesium. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an ayurveda and ask a free question.
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Constipation - 5 Ayurvedic Remedies for Treating it!

Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai 92% (622 ratings)
MD - Ayurved , BAMS , CCYP
Ayurveda, Agra
Constipation - 5 Ayurvedic Remedies for Treating it!

The way your day starts can affect your entire day and nothing is worse than fighting constipation in the morning. Along with a feeling of heaviness in the abdomen and bloating, constipation can also cause mood swings and lower your attention span. While laxatives can be temporary quick fixes, they can worsen the problem over time.

Hence, it is better to treat this disorder with a few simple lifestyle changes and home remedies.

  1. Eat plenty of fibre: A bad diet is one the key factors triggering constipation. Fibre not only fills the stomach, but also helps add bulk to your stool making it easier to pass. Ideally, a person should have 20-40 grams of fibre a day. If you suffer from chronic constipation, you can increase this amount a little as well. As an easy way to increase your fibre consumption is ensure that you eat some form of raw salad with every meal. Other foods that are rich in fibre are oats, almonds, cereals, beans, lentils and fruits.
  2. Ginger tea or mint tea: Ginger is a warming herb, which when had in form of tea can make the body generate more internal heat. This helps activate the digestion process and thereby relieves constipation. The menthol in peppermint has an antispasmodic effect that helps relax the digestive tract muscles and makes it easier for stool to pass through. Dandelion tea can also be used as a mild natural laxative.
  3. Castor oil: Castor oil is a popular natural laxative. This is because one of the components of this oil helps stimulate the small and large intestine. To benefit from castor oil, have 1 or 2 teaspoons of the oil on an empty stomach. You should be able to pass stool within about 8 hours.
  4. Drink plenty of water: Water not only hydrates the body, but also helps food move along the digestive system. Without adequate water, the stool is likely to be hard and difficult to pass. Ideally, you should drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. Do not count artificially sweetened beverages as part of this count as they can actually cause constipation instead of ease it.
  5. Warm lemon waterLemon juice helps stimulate the digestive system and hence is ideal for treating constipation. When mixed with warm water, it can help eliminate toxins from the body. Adding a little honey to the mixture can also work as a mild laxative. Alternatively, you could add salt in place to honey as this encourages the bowel muscle contraction and is rich in magnesium. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an ayurveda and ask a free question.
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