Constipation With Susruta Ayurveda

Understanding Constipation with Susruta Ayurveda

What is constipation?

Constipation is a very common gastroenterological disorder experienced by almost one-fifth of the population. Constipation refers to bowel movements that are infrequent or hard to pass and is a common cause of painful defecation.

Characterized by

  • passing hard stool
  • Incomplete emptying of Bowel
  • Straining
  • Reduced frequency of stool 3 times or less than 3 times in a week
  • Manual maneuvers to pass stool

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You can assess the level of constipation with the character of the stool as per the Bristal stool chart which is available on the Internet

Causes of Constipation 

  • Stress
  • Lack of intestinal movement
  • Diabetes
  • Less fluid intake
  • Less fiber diet intake
  • Iron or Aluminum supplement
  • Pregnancy
  • Late night awakening

Types – It may be acute or chronic



The basic aim of treatment is to find out the cause and treat it.

  1. Dietary adjustment: Fibre supplementation is the first line of therapy for normal or slow transit constipation e.g. Wheat bran, vegetables, fruits, mucilage, corn, and cellulose.
  2. Behavioral therapy: Habit training is important to achieve regular defecation. The patient is advised to attempt defecation after meals when colonic motility is maximum.
  3. Drug Treatment: Include consumption of Laxatives which may be of   Osmotic, Stimulant, Bulk-forming (fiber) type or a softener or maybe Lubricant

But there are some limitations to this treatment as long-term intake may cause some structural changes in the gut mucosa

  • Other adverse effects- interference with co-concomitant drug

How AYURVEDA can help you? 

But to treat constipation is more straightforward with Ayurveda, and how it is achieved let’s find out

Firstly as per Ayurveda principles – Eliminate the cause of constipation by avoiding stress or more liquid intake if these are the causes.

The line of treatment for constipation includes fomentation, massage, tub baths, suppositories, and enema, and having foods and drinks which are laxative.

Rasa’s role in stool evacuation

  • sweet, sour, and saline tastes are useful for the elimination of stool whereas drugs and diets having pungent, bitter, and astringent taste creates difficulty in the elimination of stool.

Virechana is a therapeutic modality to treat constipation which is of majorly 3 types

  • Sukha Virechana/ easy purgation) e.g;  Trivrit  (Operculina turpethum)
  •  Mridu  virechana /mild  purgation) e.g;  Aragvadha  (Cassia fistula)
  • Tikshna Virechana /strong purgation) e.g; Milk of sushi (Achyranthes Aspera)

Some Ayurveda Literature drugs are also having good results like

  • Haritaki (Terminalia chebula)
  • Aragvadha (Cassia fistula)
  • Katuki (Picrorhiza kurroa)
  • Trivrit (Operculina turpethum)
  • Isabgol (Plantago Ovata)

Lastly simpler one which is readily available at your Home- A glass of Luke’s warm Water

To experience good results please consult your Ayurveda Doctor before intake or visit our site to take an appointment

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Pranayama: Easy Way To Keep Your Lungs Healthy

Pranayama is a major type of yoga gaining a following as it may strengthen the respiratory system. Pranayama is the fourth constitute of yoga in Ashtanga yoga. It is best to practice only after perfecting Asana. The flow of breath is unrestrained and irregular in general. It is refining the mind to control the inflow, outflow, and retention of the breath in regular, rhythmic patterns.

Pranayama is the regulation and coordination of breathing in and breathing out with retention. It is mainly to control breath and to strengthen the connection between body and mind.

The Meaning of Pranayama
Pranayama consists of two words: “prana” and “ayama”. Prana is the energy that vibrates in the body as well as in the universe as heat, light, gravity, power, vitality, life, and spirit are some forms of energy. In yoga, pranayama is drawn in energy so that it maintains and boost up the entire human system, comprising respiratory, circulatory, nervous, excretory, digestive, and reproductive system to work efficiently and in a fixed harmony.

In pranayama inhalation, nasal filters cleaned the breath we take in, and in exhalation, sufficient time is given to the system to absorb and draw in energy so that it may mingle with blood. This leads to proper purification and nutrition of blood.
properties and hormones. This energy gained from absorption and reabsorption of breath provides one with a perfectly healthy body, clarity of mind, and equipoise of spirit.

Types of Pranayama

    • Regulated inhalation, exhalation, and retention are the first three components of pranayama, and all three are performed, prolonged, and refined as per the capacity of the aspirant.
    • Retention is also of two types; these are the interruption of the breath flow following either in or out-breath. And this movement of breath and the pause between breath is regulated and stay held according to the capacity of the lungs of an individual, duration, measured regulation of the breath, and degree of refinement and subtlety of the practitioner.
    • Practicing in harmony, with rhythmic regulation leads to Mastery.
    • The fourth type goes beyond the regulation and modulation of breath flow and retention, transcending the methodology of the previous method. when the movement of earth functions without one’s volitation or effort then it is to consider that the fourth stage has been reached.
    • At this phase movement of consciousness and mind is cease.
      Measures of Pranayama
      In the context of duration:
    • Breath in equal to 12 blinks of the eye.
    • Breath out equal to 24 blinks of the eye.
    • Retention is equal to 48 blinks of the eye
    • Based on count:
    • Breathe in until the count of 12.
    • Breathe out until the count of 24.
    • Retention until the count of 48.
    • Based on the site of concentration of mind:
    • Breath in inspiration until Moola Dhara Chakra.
    • Breath out until the measure of 12 figures from the nostril.
    • Retention until you’ve stabilized the seer power or Prana in Manipura Chakra (near the heart).
    • Benefits of Pranayama
    • Improve respiratory health and overall nutrition level of body constituents.
    • Increase concentration and memory power of an individual.
    • Helps to improve hypertension by normalizing heart rate and high blood pressure.
    • Improves digestive system function- Performed with belly breathing so it activates the diaphragm (the dome-shaped muscle under the lungs) and it causes the diaphragm to rise and fall and this movement creates a gentle massage for the stomach located below to it.

 Pranayama Susruta Ayurveda

  • Improve immune system as the coordinated movement of oxygenated air in the mucosal lining of respiratory and diaphragmatic movement leads to the stimulation of movement of lymph which forms our major part of our immune system.
  • It creates ease and desires healthy eating habits thus leading to weight maintenance or
  • weight loss.

Role of Yoga in Covid Prevention

    • Strengthens the respiratory system by improving lung health and capacity as it has the nature of exercise to that taking part in it so it is beneficial in asthma and COPD (chronic destructive pulmonary disease) patients. Increases GABA which reduces anxious nature and tends to relax the body and mind.
    • Reduces chronic stress, mood imbalances, and symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression.
    • Can help improve sleep quality and reduce insomnia.
    • Pranayama is an excellent addition to a sleep meditation practice