Ayurvedic home remedies to relieve constipation

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Constipation is a common health problem that can interfere with your routine, appetite and mood. Some of the most common causes of constipation include dietary factors like junk food consumption, alcohol drinking, overeating, insufficient fiber in the diet, inadequate water intake and heavy meat eating.

 According to Ayurveda, ‘vata’ manages all the movements in the mind and body. It contains elements like air and space and is generally characterized as dry, light, cold, rough, moving and always changing.

A vata-balanced diet includes freshly cooked, whole foods that are soft or mushy in texture. These foods are rich in protein and fat and served either warm or hot. So stay away from cold foods and drinks and consume warm foods, warm drinks and well-cooked vegetables.
Triphala is one of the most effective ayurvedic remedies to relieve constipation. Triphala has glycoside that has laxative properties. You can prepare a tea from triphala by mixing it in hot water. You can also combine one-fourth teaspoon of triphala with half teaspoon of coriander seeds and one fourth teaspoon of cardamom seeds. Grind them together and mix it in a glass of water.

The trio can be super effective to induce bowel movement.

 If you have constipation, mix a teaspoon of roasted and powdered fennel seeds with a glass of warm water. Consuming fennel seeds can help produce certain gastric enzymes that can boost the digestive process and promote healthy bowel movement.
Bael fruit has laxative properties. If you have constipation, eat half a cup of bael fruit pulp with a teaspoon of jaggery in the evening before dinner. You can also have bael sharbat by mixing bael juice with some tamarind water and jaggery. It is recommended to consult your doctor before consuming bael if you are diabetic. Also avoid consuming too much quantity as it can upset your stomach further. Liquorice or mulethi has an anti-inflammatory effect and it may aid digestion. Add a teaspoon of powdered liquorice root and a teaspoon of jaggery in a cup of warm water. It is advised to consult an ayurvedic expert before consuming it regularly.