Unravelling the Tangled Threads of Constipation: An Ayurvedic Perspective

unravelling the tangled threads of constipation


The fast moving world we live in today, the seemingly common  ailment of constipation is a silent, universal woe affecting countless individuals. Ayurveda, the ancient system of holistic medicine, adds depth to our understanding by connecting the complexities of constipation with the concept of ama – the buildup of toxins in the body. 

In this ‘Chat on Mat’ with Dr. Shweta Labde,founder Charyā Ayurveda, we will explore the intricacies of constipation from an Ayurvedic perspective, finding its connection to chronic diseases, and presenting the ancient wisdom of dinacharya (daily routine) as a holistic solution

Constipation and Its Causes: An Ayurvedic Perspective

According to Ayurveda, constipation is closely related to ama buildup in the digestive tract and is not just a result of a Vata imbalance. 

Ama, sometimes called undigested or inadequately metabolised food, can obstruct the natural Vata flow in the intestines, which can lead to the development of chronic ailments and the occurence of constipation. Understanding this interaction facilitates a more comprehensive strategy for managing digestive problems.

The Domino Effect: Constipation and Chronic Diseases

Ayurveda emphasizes the interconnectedness of the body, mind, and spirit. As constipation disrupts the smooth functioning of the digestive system, it creates a breeding ground for ama (undigested toxins). 

It is also believed to disturb the delicate balance of the doshas, causing various health issues. This toxic buildup (ama), if left unaddressed, can infiltrate other bodily tissues, potentially triggering or exacerbating chronic diseases. 

Ayurveda underlines the importance of managing constipation not only for immediate relief but as a pivotal step in preventing the onset of various health issues.

Dinacharya: A Holistic Solution

Ayurveda advocates dinacharya as a cornerstone for maintaining balance and preventing ailments. Establishing a daily routine that aligns with natural circadian rhythms can help regulate the doshas and promote healthy digestion. Incorporating practices such as drinking water in the morning, consuming fiber-rich foods, and engaging in regular exercise can go a long way in preventing and managing constipation.

Constipation and ama, viewed through the lens of Ayurveda, reveal a profound connection between digestive well-being and overall health. In our digital program “Dinacharya for Digestive Harmony: Conquering Constipation Naturally,” addressed by Vd. Shweta Labde, founder of Charyā Ayurveda, the interplay of doshas, constipation, and ama is acknowledged. 

In the program, she shares her knowledge to navigate this problem, dispels myths, and advises embracing dinacharya. She sheds light on the impact of dinacharya for a holistic journey to wellness, providing direction to find a pathway to balance, vitality, and lasting health.

You can watch the video and avail of the very useful addressal by Vd. Shweta Labde here.


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