Ayurvedic Treatment for Constipation

Inability to completely evacuate the bowels or passing very hard stools is known as Constipation or Vibandh in Ayurveda. This prevalent problem is due to an incorrect lifestyle and poor eating patterns.

Constipation is a symptom, not a disease, and can be caused by many factors. The most common is poor diet and lack of exercise. Other causes include irritable bowel syndrome, pregnancy, laxative abuse, travel, specific diseases, hormonal disturbances, loss of body salts and nerve damage.

It is divided into four parts- Ascending, Transverse, Descending colon, and Sigmoid colon.


  • Indigestion (dyspepsia)
  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea
  • Flatulence
  • Pain at the anus while defecating
  • Heaviness of body
  • Lack of appetite
  • Acid eructation (belching)

The Ayurvedic Perspective

According to Ayurveda, constipation occurs when vata’s cold and dry qualities disturb the colon, inhibiting its proper functioning. The remedy is to add warmth, oil, and hydration to the system in order to counter the excess vata. The following strategies specifically counter vata’s cold and dry qualities and can be very helpful in supporting the return of normal bowel movements.

Ayurvedic Treatment

As per the Ayurveda, undigested food and occult stool slowly accumulate in the stomach and large intestines respectively and impair Vata Dosha, resulting in obstruction of the digestive tract. When the digestive tract is not clear, the body will not be able to facilitate proper bowel movement, thereby leading to the condition of constipation.

Of course, whatever your situation, an Ayurvedic practitioner at World Health Ayurveda can offer more advanced therapeutic strategies and a more personalized level of support. Besides this, Constipation can be controlled with the following methods:

  • Drink Lots of Warm or Hot Water and Herbal Tea
  • Increase the Number of Organic Oils in Your Diet
  • Eat Plenty of Fruit
  • Drink Some Fruit Juice
  • Take Milk with Ghee, or Soaked Flax Seeds
  • Take Vata Pacifying Herb
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