Treatment of Constipation

Last Updated: Jan 29, 2011, 11:19 AM IST

Definition:

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.

Common symptoms are infrequency, irregularity or difficulty in eliminating hard faecal matter, coated tongue, foul breath, loss of appetite etc.

Treatment:

Main herbs used in treatment are Hartaki (Terminalia chebula), Isabgole (Plantago ovata) Sennaleaves (Cassia angustifolia), Nisoth (Ipomoea turpethum). Avoid white flour, rice,bread,pulses,cakes, pastries, biscuits, cheese, white sugar & hard-boiled eggs.

Take the following unrefined foods: Wholegrain Cereals : Wheat Green Vegetables : Spinach, brocculi Fruits : Bael, pear, Guava, Grapes, Orange, Papaya & Figs Dairy : Milk, Clarified butter, Cream. Attend to the call of nature regularly even if you do not get your motion. Indulge in the following active physical activities / outdoor games ? brisk walking ? swimming ? exercises