Ayurvedic Remedies for Digestive Disorders

By:Meenakshi Chaudhary, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Apr 15, 2015

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If you are fed up of poor digestion, it's time you stop relying on over-the-counter medicines and try Ayurveda.
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    Treating Digestive Disorders Naturally

    Digestive problems are no fun at all especially for those who suffer from them frequently. Digestive problems could be a result of bacteria in food, infection, stress or chronic conditions such as colitis, Crohn’s disease and IBS or even because of the use of certain medications. Problems in digestion at times may cause potential embarrassment. Instead of taking medicines, try ayurvedic treatment.

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    Hartaki (Terminalia chebula)

    This herb has been used as an ayurvedic medicine to treat digestive disorders such as diarrhea, constipation and indigestion from ancient times. Eat terminalia chebula daily to reduce constipation. You may take it in the form of powder or candy sugar.

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    Isabgole ( Plantago ovate)

    Isabgole is known as a good remedy for constipation. Besides, it is also effective in reducing cholesterol and regulating bowel movement. Try it to get your digestive system back on track. Image source:www.plantsystematics.org

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    Nisoth (Ipomoea turpethum)

    Leaves and the roots of nisoth plant are used as laxatives in Ayurveda. Ipomoea turpethum is very effective in treating digestive disorders. However, it should be used in moderation. Image Source : www.flickr.com

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    Yatimadhu (Glycyzrrhiza glabra)

    Another effective Ayurvedic remedy comes in the form of Yatimadhu. The antacid properties of yatimadhu help in reducing acidity and hyperacidity. It is also effective in reducing ulcer formation and chest congestion. Image Source : www.aushadhiherbals.com

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    Lavanga (Syzygium aromaticum - Clove)

    Although, you are supposed to avoid spices when you have acidity, you should not stop eating clove. Clove can provide quick relief from acidity. Chew on a single clove to cure acidity.

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    Ginger (Zingiber officinalae)

    Ginger offers amazing health benefits that makes it a common ingredient for tea in India. It can also be very effective in keeping your digestive system functioning properly. Starting your day with ginger tea can give you and your digestive system a good start.  It can effectively cure flatulence and congestion.

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    Alsarex, Ayucid, Avipatrikar Churna

    This combination of herbs helps in treating stomach ulcers. Another herbal formula like Kutajghan Bati, Kutajarishta and Issabale can be used to treat diarrhoea. Image Source: spicyip.com

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