Ayurvedic Perspective on Constipation

As There’s a lot of lifestyle diseases prevalent in today’s fast paced world. Our lives have become so busy. We can’t spare even the minimum amount of time looking after our health. One of the most common consequences of this living pattern is the increasing number of constipation cases.


Constipation, as we know, is the inconsistency in the bowel movements, often characterized by passing very hard stools. Scientifically, this happens when the bowel movement in our lower digestive tract slows down. Which then allows the large intestine to absorb more water from the excrement than it should. In worst cases, the faces harden and block the GI tract, sometimes leading to severe complications.

Ayurvedic Perspective

The Ayurveda aspect has a different approach towards constipation. As we know, from the ancient perspective, the entire digestive system is a mechanism collectively influenced by three basic elements (doshas): Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Imbalance between these three forces causes problems in different parts of the digestive mechanism.

Ayurveda says that, constipation is caused by the imbalance of Vata, the dosha associated with air. Vata’s intrinsic properties are that of coldness and dryness. More influence of Vata than the balanced amount results in difficult experience in passing the waste through the latter part of the GI tract. Stools so formed can be scanty, dry and/or hard and that can be difficult or painful to pass.

The ideal ayurvedic solution for this condition would be to balance out Vata’s cold and dry property by warmth and lubrication. Ayurvedic treatment of constipation relies on the enabling a vata-pacifying lifestyle and diet. The details are as follows:

  • Eat meals at about the same time each day.
  • Take up some gentle and grounding exercises like walking or hiking as a routine.
  • Increase intake of Ghee and healthy oils (like Olive oil).
  • Practice slow Surya-namaskars every morning.
  • Eat more fibrous fruits like bananas every day.
  • Do 5 to 10 minutes of alternate nostril breathing on an empty stomach every day.

We, at Dhouti-Yog provide a simple cure for Constipation. Ancient Yogis developed a method over a thousand years ago. It is a modern-day version of that method. Carefully selected herbs cure almost all aliments of the digestive tract. Dhouti Yog is a ground powdery mixture of those herbs. Dhouti-Yog Churna is very effective in the treatment of irregular bowels and constipation as well.