Constipation is always a headache for the people of modern era. We eat less fiber foods, less vegetables, less fruits and in one line we don’t have that much of time to cook & eat. Our excessive stress and lifestyle changes are one of the most prior cause of constipation. So to live a smooth life we have to cover come from it. Along with modification of lifestyle, we need some basic medicine. In Ayurveda there are many such medicines mentioned classics. In modern times there are some exceptional patent herbal formulations. Here I will give the best 5 formulations for this purpose.
Panchsakar Churna (Powder)
It is named Panchsakar, because all the five ingredients of this product start with the letter ‘sa’, and they are
1. Shunti – Ginger – Zingiber officinalis
2. Swarnapatri – Senna leaves – Cassia angustifolia
3. Shatapushpa – Anethum sowa
4. Balaharitaki – Unripe fruits of Terminalia chebula
5. Saindhava Lavana – Rock salt.
It is very effective and having other health benefits. Important thing is that it does not create the dependency. I am prescribing it from last many years and now it is one of my best choice.
Dosages 1-2 tsf twice daily with luke warm water.
It is an alcoholic preparation from the home of ancient formulations. It is a trusted choice for most of the doctors. It is very effective in the treatment of piles. For the patients having acidity and diabetes it is contraindicated. According to Ayurveda it having the quality of improving the digestion and metabolism. It contains,
1. Abhaya or Haritaki
4. Madhuka Kusuma
Dosages; 4 tsf twice daily with equal water just after food.
A trusted name for all Indians. It is often used as a home remedy. It is the mixture of three fruits names Amlaki, Bibhitak & Haritaki. It having many health secrets but for me it is one of the best medicine for constipation.
Dosages 1-2 tsf daily after dinner and before night brushing.
Eranda Tail (Castor Oil)
It is one of the most interesting laxative used in Ayurveda for the treatment of Constipation. Basically it is a oil derived the castor plant (Ricinus communis L). It having many health benefits like anti inflammatory effects and useful in joint pain management. I prescribe it for the treatment of old irritating Constipation cases. I have seen many cases recovered from sub acute intestinal obstruction after using it.
Dosages; 10-20 ml with luke warm water after dinner.
Picrolax Suspension and Capsules
It is a wonderful formulation from Himalaya Drug Company . It having both liquid and capsule presentation. It contains Katuka (Picrorhiza kurroa) 150 mg.
Dosages; 2 capsules daily at bed time.
In my clinic, I am using it from last few years and patients replies with satisfaction.
Here these are the most effective and harmless herbal preparation for constipation.