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Friday, March 23, 2007

Tips to avoid costipation (In Ayurveda view)

Tips to Relieve Constipation

1. Include more fruits in your daily diet such as grapes-lemon-apples-banana-oranges etc.
2. Chew each morsel of food 30-40 times before swallowing
3. Eat fresh vegetables such as all green vegetables, capsicum, potato, tomato.

4. Dry fruits like raisins, dates or figs to be soaked overnight and should be eaten in the morning.
5. Eating papaya before or after meals is helpful not only in relieving constipation but also helps you look young.
6. Lemon juice squeezed in a cup of hot water with a pinch of salt to be taken early morning –daily
7. Adding 1-2 spoons of castor oil to milk and drinking it daily at bedtime helps to prevent constipation.
8. Avoid eating lot of spices, fried food, frozen food and food/drinks with preservatives.
9. Follow the Yoga for costipation

10.Eat more fibrous food,vegetable & fruits.
11.Do not stay up late in the night. Regulate your sleeping hours. Ayurveda advises to go to bed early and rise early.
12.In the morning after waking up, drink a glass or two of water, preferably warm water, and then wait for a few minutes before going for evacuation as it helps in cleaning the bowels.
13.Massaging the whole body with oil(abhayanga) once or twice a week and applying oil or ghee on the naval every day helps in curing constipation.
14.Avoid beans, legumes, grams, cabbages, mushrooms and such foods which are difficult to digest.

For Constipation in children -
Remedy-
1) Give few drops of Castor oil (Erand tel) + few drops of honey.
2) Do not give any (other) laxicative medicine to kids.
3) Give this remedy before sleeping at night...Half cup hot milk + Half tea spoon of ghee.

If there is severe constipation consult your Doctor about it.

9 comments:

swapna said...

Hi aparna
Thanku for these instructions.is there any other things that we can follow for the constipation in children?Please let me know.

Dr.Aparna S. Pattewar said...

Hi swapna,
Here are the few remedies for Constipation in children -

1) Give few drops of Castor oil(Erand tel) + few drops of honey.

2) Do not give any (other) laxicative medicine to kids.

3) Give this remedy before sleeping at night...Half cup hot milk + Half tea spoon of ghee.

4) If there is severe constipation consult your Doctor about it.

poonam said...

Hi Dr Aparana,
remedies for Constipation in children ... can it be followed for elders too?
instead of lemon juice is their anything else that can we take with warm water for Constipation problem?

Dr.Aparna S. Pattewar said...

Yes u can take those remedies also.
for castor oil u have to increase the dose upto 1 tbs.
Milk & ghee is very mild laxative it may or may not help for adult person.
If u dont like lemon u can try other remedies given in the blog.

poonam said...

Thanks Dr Aparna,
Due to cold weather i am facing Constipation problem from last few weeks. i had tried taking warm milk but it doesn't affect always. i Will remember your suggestion while using Castor oil.

Anonymous said...

Hi Aparna,

Constipation is one of the most common digestive problems that people face in todays world. It is irregular and infrequent or difficult evacuation of the bowels.

It is a result of faulty lifestyle and irregular eating habits. Not including enough leafy and green vegetables,salads etc in the diet, Not having enough roughage or high fiber food in diet, Insufficient intake of water & Excessive intake of animal protein which are difficult to digest.

Constipation Remedies

Dr.Aparna S. Pattewar said...

Hi Anonymous,
Thanks for your Information.

Anonymous said...

Keep posting stuff like this i really like it

Anonymous said...

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