Wednesday, December 1, 2021

How To Cure Constipation Naturally

Constipation- That feeling when we are not able to relieve our bowels in the morning spoils our mood, reduces the energy levels and adversely affects our skin and hair. But not anymore. Foremost, we should be clear that constipation is not really a disease. Consider it more like a warning, a sign, an indication that your body is trying to give about dryness and coldness within your colon which is not allowing the stool to pass.

If, however ignored or not rooted from its cause, constipation can give rise to many other serious problems. Ayurveda is firm that over 95% of the disease originates from the stomach. That is why Ayurvedic says a lot about constipation and how it can be permanently cured by tweaking your lifestyle, eating the right foods and including certain herbal concoctions that rejuvenates the digestive tract relieving from constipation.

So, stop depending on quick fixes and let’s cure constipation permanently.

  1. Water: Upon waking up, first thing in the morning you should have copper charged water as it helps digestion. Pointless to say, that drying beverages like tea and coffee upon waking up should be out if you are serious about treating constipation. Also, suffering from constipation, you should make it a point to drink this copper charged water warm. Put the jug as it is on the gas and heat it up. Then pour this water in glassware and have it in a squatting position. Yes. Drinking water slowly in this position will automatically   start building an urge to go. If you are not able to squat, you can opt for drinking first water in the morning in standing position. After drinking water, if you are ready to go, don’t wait. Else, you can slowly walk around for 2 minutes, gently rubbing your stomach in a clockwise direction. Then go empty your bowels.
  2. Fruit: If I had to suggest just one   fruit to treat digestive disorders, I would say wood apple or bael or bilva as it is commonly called. Bael with its anti-bacterial and   anti-fungal properties acts as a cleanser for the intestines. Highly recommended in constipation, you should have 4 teaspoons of bael juice mixed in 200 ml of water, once a day. Its tasty and effective. Constipation is your body’s signal that your intestines have gone dry and cold.
  3. Meals: So, the food you eat greatly impacts it. Foremost, you should strictly avoid eating raw vegetable salads due to their drying and cold properties. Even fruits should not be consumed post sunset. Ripe bananas, Papaya, Guava, Grapes, Pomegranates and Soaked figs are the fruits best for you. For proper lubrication, make sure that you are adding 1 teaspoon of cow ghee to every meal. Asafetida and   Ginger are highly beneficial spices for you. Add them while making curries. Kidney beans, cabbage family plants and mushrooms should be avoided in constipation. Missing out on fibre is nonnegotiable.
  4. Food: Ditch the refined flours, breads and fibre less packaged foods that stick to the   intestines. Instead, you should stick to whole wheat, semi brown rice and millets. Oats are specifically best for you. You can eat an oatmeal mixed with milk and jaggery powder for breakfast   or oats fried in ghee with vegetables. Avoid drinking chilled water. I would rather recommend   you to drink warm water throughout the day. Milk products being lubricating should be a part of   your daily diet. Especially buttermilk post lunch.
  5. Chew food properly: Last but not the least, you should chew your food properly. No doubt, it is important for anybody but suffering from constipation, you cannot afford your stomach to do the work that is supposed to be done by your teeth. There are a few more things that help, like what, like these.  Alright, so in evening, it is time to have flaxseed tea. Flaxseeds being oily and rich in both soluble and insoluble fibre are also a laxative. To make the tea, in a pan put around 300 ml of water, Add 1 tablespoon of flaxseeds to it. Let it boil for about 15 minutes and once the water reduces to half, strain off the seeds. Chew the flax seeds along with the tea. Flaxseeds have a nice nutty taste and the tea is invigorating for the digestive system. 
  6. Ayurveda: Then finally, the last step of this   Ayurvedic holistic routine includes having 1 glass of warm milk boiled with a piece of ginger in it. Mix 1 teaspoon of castor oil to it. Castor oil being rich in ricinoleic acid, it forces the muscles of the intestines to contract and push out the stool. Ayurveda has always used it   for laxative action and today modern researches are also in tune with it. Have the milk slowly, warm, just like you sip tea and the benefit of it would be felt the next morning. 
  7. Sleep: Then sleep well. I am sure you would have noticed how after you have slept well, just after waking up, you readily feel an urge to go. On the contrary, if you had compromised on sleep, or wake up at irregular time, you simply don’t get the urge. That’s because the abdominal muscles contract and prepare for bowel movement during sleep. So, sleep well and wake up the next   day to have a satisfying spell in the washroom.

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