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Author : Gurnam Saini  


Natural Treatment & Ayurvedic Medicine For Constipation

ayurvedic medicine for constipation by Pure Herbal Ayurved

Constipation, which is also referred to as dyschezia and even costiveness, is a disease wherein people experience difficulty in bowel movements. The patients will find it very hard to pass their bowels. There are varying levels of constipation. Sometimes, it may be less frequent and on various occasions, it can be accompanied by a lot of pain as well. The stool tends to become very hard and thus it becomes difficult to pass down the anal tract.


Causes Of Constipation


There are different reasons that lead to constipation and they can be categorized as congenital and even primary and secondary as well. Some of the common causes that often lead to constipation are as follows.

  • Insufficient consumption of water: water is important to prevent the stools from becoming hard. If you do not consume ample water, you are likely to suffer from constipation.
  • Irregular diet: the diet pattern has a lot to do with constipation. If you have an irregular diet pattern, the odds of suffering from constipation increase significantly.
  • Insufficient exercise: each one of us should make it a point to exercise regularly.  When you skip workouts and have a sedentary lifestyle, it may lead to constipation problems.
  • Depression: this can cause a great deal of medical problems and constipation is one among them.
  • Continued medication: Taking a lot of opioids, antidepressants, anticonvulsants, antacids, laxatives and other such medicines over a prolonged period of time can lead to troubles of constipation.
  • Structural causes: there are a few structural deformities and problems which can be possible causes of constipation too. Examples include lesions in the spinal cord, anal fissures and even dysfunction in the pelvic floor.
  • Sometimes, it can also be because of psychological reasons as well. Anxiety, angst and even mental trauma can be possible causes of constipation as well.


Symptoms Of Constipation


If you are looking to spot the main signs of constipation, here are some possible symptoms.

  • Change in frequency of bowel movements
  • Extreme difficulty in bowel movements
  • Excessive pain in the abdomen
  • Swollen abdomen
  • Constant vomiting
  • Nausea

Treatment with Ayurvedic Medicine For Constipation


In Ayurvedic terms, constipation is referred to as “malabhaddata”. It occurs when the vata dosha of our body fails to work properly. As per the principles of Ayurveda, vata dosha is present near the large intestine and its main function is to regulate bowel movements. When the vata dosha doesn’t function properly, it can lead to excessive dryness of stools, leading to impaired bowel movement which causes constipation.


Remedies for Chronic Constipation in Melbourne Through Ayurvedic Medicine for Constipation


If you are seeking Ayurvedic treatments, you can find the right herbs and Ayurvedic treatment at Pure Herbal Ayurvedic Clinic in Melbourne. There is a unique Ayurvedic body type and this is why you must consult the Ayurvedic doctors before procuring the right choices. The herbs are also available in veggie capsules.


Herbs For Natural Treatment For Severe Constipation 

There are different herbs that can help in treating constipation. Here are some of them.



It is essentially a brown powder that comprises three plants namely amla, baheda and harad. Harad works as a natural laxative and even as an astringent that helps in the efficient working of the stomach. It loosens the hard stools and also comes with anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties too. Amla is a mild laxative and it can help cool down the lining of the stomach and even cut down inflammation issues as well. To get relief from constipation, all you need to do is take 2 teaspoons of Triphala along with a glass full of lukewarm water. Make sure not to eat anything after this solution.

A research paper published by AKS Rawat et al mentions the effectiveness of Triphala churna in the treatment of constipation. It is a powder made by grinding three kinds of fruits or herbs. 3 to 6 grams of this powder or 2- 3 tablets taken at the time of going to bed with warm water or milk helps in having a clean bowel motion the next morning.


Haritki (Terminalia chebula):

Haritki, known by the botanical Terminalia chebula, is grown across India. It primarily consists of chebulagic, corilagin and chebulinic acid. The fruits of this herb have a laxative property and are mainly used for the sake of balancing the digestive system. It has the power to increase the frequency with which stools are removed from the body and can evacuate your bowels completely. It also removes parasites and aids in better functioning of the colon.

In a report published by WHO on ‘Traditional Herbal Medicines for Primary Health Care’ mentions the benefits of haritaki in the treatment of constipation. Haritaki has laxative, carminative, digestive, antispasmodic, anthelmintic, anti-microbial, anti-stress and endurance-promoting properties. To achieve laxative action of Haritaki, the adult dose of powder is 3 to 6 grams and for children, the dose of Haritaki is 500 mg to 1 gram, to be taken with lukewarm water once a day on an empty stomach. It is preferably taken early in the morning or a minimum of three hours after dinner. Haritaki is very useful in constipation and associated gastrointestinal disorders.



Isabgol made of 70 per cent soluble fibre, it acts as an efficient laxative which is used to treat a lot of different digestive problems. It mainly increases the amount of bulk that is present in your stools. It also increases the amount of water that is present in your stools. The actual dosage is going to vary from person to person and also depends upon the extent of constipation problem. However, ideally, 2 teaspoons of isabgol with 8 oz of fluid seems to be apt for your use.

A study by Vipin Kumar on the uses of isabgol husk throws light on its laxative properties among many others. Psyllium Husk significantly increases stool moisture, as well as wet and dry stool weight. When taken with a sufficient amount of liquid (at least 30 ml per 1 gm of the husk), it produces an increased volume of intestinal contents due to its highly bulking properties and hence a stretch stimulus occurs which triggers defecation. At the same time, the swollen mass of mucilage forms a lubricating layer which makes the transit of intestinal contents easier.

These are the herbs that can aid in the treatment of constipation. You can procure all these herbs at Pure Herbal Ayurveda Clinic. Feel free to consult the Ayurveda doctors to be sure of the right ways of consuming them.


Constipation Ayurveda Natural Remedies


There are different therapies that can be administered on the basis of Ayurveda to treat the problems of constipation. Here are the ones which can be used.


Panchakarma Detoxification

Panchkarma detox, as the name implies, it is a set of five different therapies and it brings about complete detoxification of the body. All these five therapies will work on different parts of your body and will remove all traces of toxins and thereby cleanse your body completely.



Virechan, also known as medicated purgation therapy helps in removing the pitta toxins which are mostly found in the gallbladder and liver. When this therapy is carried out, it will cleanse the gastrointestinal tract meticulously and thus offer you immense relief from the troubles of constipation.

Once again, it is important to note that Ayurveda therapies should be implemented after consultation with Ayurvedic doctors. You can find Ayurvedic doctors at Pure Herbal Ayurvedic Clinic, Melbourne. We all have a specific body type and this is why consultation from Ayurvedic doctors is recommended.


Yoga to Treat Constipation


The field of Ayurveda believes very strongly in yoga. As the Ayurvedic belief states that consultation is mainly caused because the vata dosha failing to work properly, yoga is strongly recommended for this disease. If anxiety or angst is one possible cause for the problem, it is best advised to carry out yoga.


There are various yoga asanas (postures) that can be of help. Try and master your skill in mayur asana (Peacock pose) and halasana (plough pose). Along with it, baddha konasana (butterfly pose) and pavan muktasana (wind relieving pose) seem to be apt for dealing with constipation. Make sure to learn the steps of carrying out this asana and then implement them.


Natural Ways to Relieve Constipation


In order to be relieved from the troubles of constipation, you need to bring about some lifestyle changes. You have to be sure that you avoid negative energy from your life. At the same time, inculcate habits like yoga and meditation because they bring in better circulation of positive energy. You are advised to take a walk in the garden early in the morning and drink plenty of water so that your bowel movements stay perfect.


These are some tips and points which will help you in gaining a better understanding of how to get rid of constipation. However, you are advised never to opt for self-medication as it can be an extremely dangerous thing to do. You can reach out to Ayurvedic doctor Gurnam Saini or Pooja Saini who specialises in Ayurveda and practices at Pure Herbal Ayurvedic Clinic. Explain the problems and get the right treatment that will help you out.


With the best ayurvedic treatment, it is possible to bid goodbye to the troubles of constipation and live a healthy life again. The field of Ayurveda has treatment for almost all medical diseases. To book an appointment Click Here.


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1. AKS Rawat, Sharad Srivastava, Sanjeev Kumar Ojha, ‘Herbal Remedies for Management of Constipation and its Ayurvedic Perspectives’, JIMSA, January-March 2012 Vol 25, https://medind.nic.in/jav/t12/i1/javt12i1p27.pdf 2. WHO, ‘Traditional Herbal Remedies for Primary Health Care’, https://apps.who.int/medicinedocs/documents/s22298en/s22298en.pdf 3. Vipin Kumar, ‘Isabgol Husk: A Herbal Remedy for Human Health, Research Gate,https://www.researchgate.net/publication/38111508_Isabgol_Husk_A_Herbal_Remedy_for_Human_Health

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Author Bio:

Gurnam Saini has over 15 years’ experience in Ayurvedic naturopathy treatments in Melbourne, Australia. He has completed his bachelor degree in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery from Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, India. He has done MD in Alternative Medicine and certificate courses in Panchakarma Detox, Pulse diagnosis and skin care. He is also a member of the Australasian Association of Ayurveda (AAA). He has won awards for ground-breaking work in Ayurveda globally. Read More


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