How To Treat Constipation And Hemorrhoids?

As per the modern aspect:

Constipation

Constipation is a condition of the digestive system where an individual has infrequent bowel movements. Stools are mainly hard and dry that are difficult to pass.

Stomach  Pain,Constipation, Hemorrhoid ,Digestive System Disorder, 
Hard Stool,Piles,

Causes

  • Celiac disease
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Stress
  • Eating a lot of dairy products
  • Less fiber diet
  • Some medications such as narcotics, iron pills and antidepressants
  • Excessive intake of refined flour
  • Not drinking enough water

Symptoms

  • Stomach cramps
  • Loss of appetite
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Nausea
  • Difficulty in passing stools

As per Ayurveda aspect:

Constipation is correlated with Vibandha. There is an aggravation of Apana Vata that blocks the lower part of the intestine which leads to constipation.

As per the modern aspect:

Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are also called piles in which the veins in the lower rectum and anus are swollen. These are similar to varicose veins. It may be located under the skin, around the anus or inside the rectum.

Causes

  • Obesity
  • Low fiber diet
  • Chronic constipation or diarrhea
  • Pregnancy
  • Sitting for a longer period on the toilet
  • Anal intercourse

Symptoms

  • Painless bleeding during bowel movements
  • Pain
  • Discomfort
  • Irritation in the anal region
  • Swelling and inflammation around the anus
  • A lump near the anus which may be painful or non-painful

As per Ayurveda aspect:

Hemorrhoids are correlated with Arsha.

How to treat constipation and hemorrhoids?

Flax seeds

Flaxseeds are rich in vitamins like vitamin E and K, phenols, and minerals like potassium and magnesium. This herb has many medicinal properties and are rich in omega 3 fatty acids and fibers. It has an antioxidant property that inhibits the oxidation process that prevents the damage of healthy cells caused by free radicals. It also has an anti-inflammatory property that reduces the inflammation around the anus.

Steps to follow:

  • Grind one tablespoon of flaxseeds in a grinder. Mix this powder in a cup of water.
  • Allow it to rest for 15 minutes before drinking.
  • Drink this water daily before going to bed.

Lemon

Lemon contains citric acid which is a natural detoxifier that eliminates toxins from the body. It strengthens the capillaries and blood vessels around the anus. It is also rich in vitamin C that softens the stool and helps in ensuring an easy passage . It also acts as a laxative that makes the stool soft and passes it easily through the rectum.

Steps to follow:

  • Squeeze half lemon in a cup of hot milk. Drink this milk 3 to 4 times in a day daily.

Another method:

  • Mix one-half teaspoon of each Ginger juice, lemon juice, mint juice, and honey and consume this once in a day.
  • You can also saturate a cotton ball with freshly squeezed lemon juice and apply this mixture on the affected area.

Spinach

Spinach helps in adding bulk to stools and makes them easier to pass through the gut. This herb helps in cleaning and renewing the gastrointestinal tract. It also makes the stool to pass easily through the gut.

Steps to follow:

  • Make a mixture of spinach juice with an equal quantity of water.
  • Drink it twice daily.

Triphala powder

This powder is a combination of three fruits:

  • Amalaki (Emblica officinalis)
  • Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica)
  • Haritaki (Terminalia chebula)

Triphala acts as an anti-inflammatory that reduces the inflammation and also acts as an antioxidant that prevents the damage of free radicals. This is used as a natural laxative that increases the bowel movements and makes the stools soft. It also aids the digestion and removes the toxins from the body. It improves appetite and also reduces body weight. These herbs also enhance the immunity of the body.

Steps to follow:

  • Consume one teaspoon of this powder at bedtime with lukewarm water.

Draksha

Draksha is an effective herb used in Ayurveda and is rich in iron. This herb improves the appetite and also acts as a natural coolant. It also acts as a laxative that makes the stool soft and increases the bowel movements.

Steps to follow:

  • Soak 5-6 draksha in water overnight.
  • Consume them in the morning.

Castor oil

Castor oil is used as both internally as well as externally. This oil eliminates the toxins from the body. It increases digestive fire and improves appetite.

Steps to follow:

  • Mix 1 to 2 teaspoon of castor oil in a glass of milk.
  • Consume this milk daily.

Another step:

  • Grind 2 to 3 leaves of castor and make a paste.
  • Add Aloe Vera in it and consume it daily.

Aragwadha

Aragwadha is used as an appetizer, analgesic, blood purifier, and anti-pyretic. This herb removes the toxins from the body and also treats fever. It boosts immunity and prevents the body from infections.

Steps to follow:

  • Soak some raisins in the morning for 6 to 7 hours.
  • Throw this water and consume those raisins in the evening.

Diet and lifestyle

  • Do exercise regularly.
  • Intake of approx 7 to 8 glasses of water daily is recommended.
  • Eats nuts and whole grains daily
  • Increase the intake of fiber-containing fruits and vegetables
  • Avoid the consumption of foods containing white flour, white sugar, and other processed food items.

Asanas for constipation and hemorrhoids

Pawan Mukta asana (wind relieving pose)

This asana stimulates the colon, abdomen, small intestine and improves the appetite. It is very effective in enhancing blood circulation and is very effective in symptoms related to hemorrhoids and constipation.

Balasana: (Child’s pose)

This asana enhances blood circulation and removes the toxins from the body. It also has a calming effect on the digestive organs. This asana helps in increasing bowel movements.

Mayurasana (Peacock)

This asana increases the intra-abdominal pressure and also increases the bowel movements. It also increases digestive fire.

Uttanpadasana (Leg raised pose)

This asana strengthens the spinal cord and also relieves the abdominal stiffness.