You are here :

What is Constipation?

Constipation is a condition in which bowel movements are infrequent and incomplete. In Ayurveda it is termed as "Malabandha".

  • Take a teaspoon of Haritaki (Terminalia Chebula) fruit along with jaggery once at night.

  • Grind Bilva leaves (Aegle Marmelos) and extract its juice. Take a small cup of this juice (around 15 to 20 ml) after dinner.

  • Taking fruits before going to bed is helpful in prevention of constipation. Pulp of ripe Bale fruit is considered the best of all laxatives. Guava when eaten with seeds provides normal evacuation of the bowels. A glass of grape juice at bedtime helps in normal evacuation of bowls. Taking 1-2 oranges at bedtime is an excellent way of stimulating bowels. 30 grams of cassia fruit pulp soaked in 100 ml of water have to be taken in the early hours of the day. Ripe papaya should be eaten at breakfast.