Constipation is a cause of many diseases and ailments. It can be caused by variety of reasons. Irregular motions which can some times last for 2 or 3 days or even more is known as constipation. Constipation can cause many problems including mouth sores, loss of appetite, lethargy, head ache, bad smell from mouth, pilesÂ and other diseases.
Major reasons behind constipation are lack of fiber in food, eating refined food or high fat animal products, diseases of liver, weak digestion and not chewing the food properly etc.
Here are few ways to prevent and cure constipation.
To cure and prevent constipation it is very important to maintain an healthy lifestyle. Drink plenty of water and fluid.Â You can start with around 1.5 liters of water first thing in the morning.
Regular exercises is extremely good. Including vegetables in the diet and chewing the food properly helps in the easier digestion and prevents constipation.
Gulkand (Rose Petal Jam)
Gulkand is an traditional product available in many storesÂ and prepared by mixing rose petals and sugar in a glass jar and putting the jar in the sun for 3 to 4 weeks.Â This is an excellent tonic for enhancing the digestive system and increases it efficiency thus cleaning the intestines. Taking Gulkand with warm milk or water is helpful in constipation relief.
Guava contains the vital vitamins A, B and C and various minerals like phosphorus etc and is also abundent in fiber which is excellent for treating constipation. Take one or two ripe guava in the evening to get benefited.
Although not strictly a food item, triphala is a herbal powder which is a potent ayurveic medicine and consists of three herbs Amla, Baheda and Hartaki. It is one of the most potent combination for curing constipation. Taking two teaspoons spoon of Triphala with water or milk in the night clears the stomach quite easily.
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