Herbal Remedies for Digestion Aid Proper Elimination
Date Posted:30 January 2012
One of the most common causes of imbalance in the body is an improperly functioning digestive system. It is essential that you eliminate waste every morning to avoid negatively impacting your physiological, physical, and mental health. Herbal remedies for digestion assist you in maintaining proper elimination of bodily waste.
By not following your body's natural clock, your dosha is thrown off balance, and you experience constipation and problems with complete elimination. By storing waste in your body for too long or by not completely eliminating waste, you can begin to experience a toxic build-up of residue in your digestive system, known in Ayurveda as ama.
According to Ayurvedic practice, the Vata dosha controls elimination. Vata governs all movements in the body, and the specific subdosha that is involved with elimination is called Apana Vata. This is one of the five energies, or prana, that controls normal functions in the body.
Typically, what happens is that when Apana Vata gets out of balance by not properly eliminating the bowels first thing in the morning, the digestive system experiences dryness. This dryness causes constipation and abdominal gas, pain and bloating. It also creates an environment in which ama is produced and generated.
The Ayurvedic definition of constipation is a failure to completely empty your bowels upon rising every morning. The stool should be well-formed and easily passed without strain. Depending on your mind-body type, one to three bowel movements a day is normal.
Constipation can be caused by a number of factors. The most common factor is self-inflicted—by suppressing the urge to go when needed. This causes your body to repress or forget its normal elimination urges. Typically, an individual should naturally experience an urge to defecate. This natural cycle can often be seen in newborn babies or your household pet. Both exhibit this natural tendency to eliminate their bowels first thing in the morning. E
very person has an internal clock that always tries to align itself with the natural cycles of the earth. While you are sleeping, Soma (lunar energy) is at its strongest. Soma has a nurturing, lubricating and cooling effect on the body. However, these effects can be short-lived and circumvented by holding on to waste throughout the day.
Diet, lack of adequate water consumption, and a sedentary lifestyle are also contributing factors to constipation. Many people consume a diet full of soft drinks, caffeine, heavy desserts, and fatty and greasy foods, and do not eat enough whole, fresh and natural foods.
Drinking enough water is one of the single best ways to prevent or remedy constipation. Without enough water in your daily diet, ama is allowed to accumulate in the digestive system and is then absorbed into the body through the enteric system. The water should not be ice cold, as this cools the fires of digestion too much and prevent the proper functioning of the digestive system.
Exercise is also one of the best ways to prevent or treat constipation. Daily exercise is necessary in order to pump prana, life-giving energy, into every cell of the body. Deep and controlled breathing while walking in nature will provide a healing and cleansing effect on the body.
Digest Tone is an organic and powerful tonic designed specifically to aid and support the digestive system. Digest Tone contains a powerhouse combination of Ayurvedic herbs called Triphala, and is a natural and gentle laxative designed to be used over time. When it is used for a long duration, toxins are cleansed from the deepest tissues and organs.
Herbal Cleanse is one of many natural detox remedies designed to promote regular and natural evacuation of the bowels, provide intestinal cleaning, and maximize the absorption of nutrients. Herbal Cleanse is prepared in a precise Ayurvedic manner, combined in exact proportions.
Herbal Di-Gest promotes healthy digestion and balances your appetite. Often times, when ama is amassed and begins to permeate the blood, an individual will experience cravings for junk and processed foods. This herbal remedy for digestion helps curb cravings while supporting the digestive system.
Aci-Balance can be used by individuals who experience defective digestion due to excessive acid in the body. The herbal blend in Aci-Balance will help restore the balance of excessive digestive fire and acid. It will also help support good overall digestion and assist the body in preserving the nutritional purity of foods consumed.
Other tips to help improve digestion are drinking plenty of lukewarm water throughout the day, incorporating these herbal remedies for digestion, and increasing the amount of exercise you get on a daily basis.
- How to Perform an Ayurvedic Body Cleanse (getbalance.co.nz)
- Herbal Body Detoxification with an Internal Body Cleanse (getbalance.co.nz)
- Improve Your Health with Ayurvedic Foods (getbalance.co.nz)