What is Constipation?
Constipation is a condition of the digestive system
where the sufferer has hard feces that are difficult to expel. In most
cases, this occurs because the colon has absorbed too much of the water from
the food that is in the colon. The slower the food moves through your
digestive tract, the more water the colon will absorb from food.
Consequently, the feces become dry and hard. Defecation (emptying the
bowels) can become very painful, and in some serious cases there may be
symptoms of bowel obstruction. When the constipation is very severe; when
the constipation prevents the passage of feces and gas, it is called
Insufficient water intake.
Insufficient fiber in the diet.
Insufficient activity or exercise or immobility.
Eating large amounts of dairy products.
Pregnancy brings about hormonal changes which can make a woman more
susceptible to constipation. Also, the uterus may compress the intestine,
slowing down the passage of the food.
A change in routine, such as when travelling.
Problems with the colon, or rectum.
Overuse of laxatives.
Not going to the toilet when you feel the urge to.
Symptoms of Constipation
Infrequent bowel movements and/or difficulty having bowel movements.
Swollen abdomen or abdominal pain
Uncomfortable feeling especially in abdomen.
Home Remedies For ConstipationTake 10 ml of lemon juice (Nimboo ka rass) and add 200ml of water to
it with one teaspoon full sugar and drink it twice a day.
Eat old jaggery (guda) 4-5 gm daily.
Consume Fig (anjeer) with luke warm lik at night.
Drink glass full of milk with 5-10 ml of ghee at night.
Consume grape juice 10-20ml twice a day.
Take triphala powder 3-6 gm with luke warm water at night.
Useful Herbs for ConstipationTriphala.
Ayurvedic Herbs/Indian Medicinal Plants