Due to wrong diet and lifestyle, problems related to bowel movements are increasing in people nowadays. If some lifestyle modification is done in diet, then it can be easily controlled and improved. Constipation is mainly caused due to imbalance (aggravation) of Vata dosha (specifically apana vayu) according to Ayurveda. Just consuming laxatives isn’t a permanent solution, you dont want your intestines to get used to laxatives, its unhealthy. So let’s Try these Foods from your kitchen to ease your bowel movement.
1. Overnight Soaked Raisins: Ayurvedic Remedies for Easy Bowel Movement
Black raisins are rich in fibre, which can provide fiber to the stools and aid in a smooth bowel movement. Soaking the raisins is essential as dried food items aggravate your Vata dosha & may cause gastric issues. Soaking makes them easy to digestion. Best for pitta dominant people. There are chemicals inside black raisins that activate and stimulate the muscles both intestines. In addition, the chemicals in Black raisins provide suitable lubrication for bowel movements.
2. Amla : Ayurvedic Remedies for Easy Bowel Movement
Amla is said to be a very important medicine in Ayurveda, it controls all the three doshas and normalizes them. It makes the digestive system healthy, so bowel movement also improves. Amla is an amazing laxative and also helps with other health issues like hair fall, grey hair, weight loss & more when had regularly on an empty stomach in the morning. You can also consume amla as a fruit or a powder- whatever is convenient for you. Best for all doshas (vata-pitta-Kapha).
3. Fenugreek (methi) Seeds : Ayurvedic Remedies for Easy Bowel Movement
1 tsp methi seeds soaked overnight in a glass of water should be drink as first thing in the morning. You can also powder the seeds & have 1 tsp methi powder with warm water at bedtime. Best for people with excess Vata & Kapha. People with high pitta (heat issues) should avoid it.
4. Cow Milk: Ayurvedic Remedies for Easy Bowel Movement
Milk is natural laxative & works for almost everyone from kids to senior citizens. Can also be had by pregnant mothers. A Glass of warm milk at bedtime is all it takes. Best for pitta dominant people.
5. Cow Ghee
Cow ghee improves your metabolism. It helps you maintain healthy fat in the body which is needed for the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins like Vit A, D, E and K. I do not suggest buffalo ghee as it is fattening & doesn’t suit everybody. Buffalo ghee is good for people who desired weight gain. 1 tsp cow ghee with a glass of warm cow milk works best for people with chronic constipation.