Gandharvahasthadi Kwath is an ayurvedic medicine for Vata dosha manufactured by Kerala Ayurveda. This medicine is an ayurvedic medicine that can help in providing relief from constipation. It is very helpful in treating the problem of constipation, which if not treated by constipation medicine can lead to other problems. This Kerala Ayurvedic medicine for constipation is recommended by physicians.
It is well-known that Vata Pitta and Kapha are the three doshas in Ayurveda, which if imbalanced can cause disease. The Ayurveda Vata Pitta Kapha dosha imbalance can affect any part of the body causing diseases. The Vata dosha is associated with movement and any imbalance in Vata can cause problems like flatulence, gas, and other digestive related problems.
This Kwath has carminative properties that can ease stomach and digestive related problems. It is a Vata dosha treatment that helps restore normal digestion and solves all Vata-related disorders.
Gandharvahasthadi Kwath has the following ingredients:
Gandharvahastha or Ricinus communis is castor.
The seeds and the oil from the plant are used to treat diseases and disorders.
It balances Vata dosha.
It helps in relieving gas and constipation.
Chirubilva or Holoptelea integrifolia is known as Indian elm.
It is used to treat stomach disorders.
It is helpful in improving digestion.
Chitraka or Plumbago indica is known as Leadwort.
It is a popular medicine used to treat indigestion.
It is known as Agnimantha and can improve the functioning of the digestive Agni.
It balances Vata as well as Kapha doshas.
Sunthi or Zingiber officinale is ginger.
It is commonly used while cooking as a spice to improve digestion.
It can enhance digestive strength and solve digestive problems.
It can relieve symptoms of constipation.
Haritaki or Terminalia chebula is one of the three herbs that constitute Triphala.
It improves digestive strength.
It is helpful in improving bowel movement.
It can balance all three doshas.
Punarnava or Boerhavia diffusa is known as Hogweed.
It balances Vata and Kapha doshas.
It improves digestive strength.
It helps relieve abdominal colic.
The food we eat is digested and during the process of digestion, gas is produced in the body. The bacteria in the stomach breaks down the food we eat and creates gases like methane, carbon dioxide, and hydrogen. These gases are waste products and are eliminated by the body. One way the body eliminates it is through the anus by passing gas. This is known as flatulence. This is a normal process and everyone’s stomach produces gas and releases it. The problem is when a person releases gas for more than ten times a day or releases a gas that smells awful, then there could be a problem. Improper digestion can lead to excess gas being released.
Flatulence by itself is not a problem. It is a normal thing. The problem is when gas is released in excess or it has a foul smell. There are different reasons for this, like:
People may swallow more air when they chew gum, smoke, consume carbonated drinks, or eat too fast. This air leaves the body in the form of burping through the mouth or as gas.
Some food can produce more gas. Food like beans, cabbage, lentils, raisins, whole grains, broccoli, apples, and fruit juices take more time to digest and release more gases. While some people can eat these foods without producing excess gas, others may face problems.
Eating too much food with sugar and carbohydrates is a reason for producing excess gas.
When the digestive system is weak or there is a stomach upset or the body is intolerant to a certain food, then excess gas is produced.
Flatulence can be the result of an underlying disease. Some of the diseases that can cause flatulence are:
Constipation, where passing stool is difficult due to hard stools.
Irritable bowel syndrome.
Flatulence in Ayurveda is known by different names. When it occurs with stomach distension, it is called aadhmana. When it occurs in the upper part of the stomach without pain, it is known as pratiaadhmana. When there is distension of the stomach, it is called aanaha. When there is a gurgling sound produced with pain, then the condition is called Atopa.
Flatulence is a Vata disorder, as per Ayurveda. Vata is one of the three doshas in the body. When this dosha is imbalanced, it can lead to the weakening of Agni, the digestive fire. This leads to the production of toxins in the body called ama.
The Samana Vata is a form of Vata that is responsible for the production of excess gas. Flatulence is attributed mainly to an improper diet. Some of the causes of flatulence as per Ayurveda include:
Eating foods that aggravate Vata like beans, fried foods, frozen foods, milk products, fermented products.
As per Ayurveda, certain foods are not compatible with each other, like milk and fruit. This combination of food can upset digestion causing flatulence.
This kind of poor diet is referred to as Vatprakopara ahara vihara. This leads to agni dushti or weakening of digestive fire, which leads to gas formation.
While taking ayurvedic medicine for Vata dosha can be helpful, correcting the diet is very important to solve the problem of flatulence. When foods that cause gas like lentils and beans are consumed, it can be cooked with spices to ensure that bloating is prevented. Black pepper, ginger, jaggery, cumin, coriander, fennel, garlic, asafetida, and lemon juice can be used while cooking to reduce gas. These spices are ayurvedic medicines by themselves, which help to improve digestion and improve the working of the Agni.
There are other treatments in Ayurveda to treat flatulence and associated problems. These include:
Pachana or fasting.
Practicing Yoga, asanas like Pavanamuktasana are particularly meant to relieve flatulence.
Drinking warm water with lemon and honey.
Swedana or udwarthanam, which are forms of massage, is recommended.
Mindful eating is important to reduce this problem.
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