Digestive Problems Ayurvedic Treatment

Digestive Problems Ayurvedic Treatment Ludhiana


Digestive Problems Ayurvedic Treatment Ludhiana, Punjab, The human digestive system from the mouth to the excretory opening includes various organs like the esophagus, stomach, duodenum, small and large intestines, and rectum besides liver, pancreas, and gallbladder. The functioning of all these organs is central to Ayurveda because it believes that most of the diseases arise due to the wrong or malfunctioning of the organs of the digestive tract.

Of the various physiological orders working in our body, Ayurveda gives supreme importance to the digestive system. The proper braking, absorption, and assimilation of food through the digestive tract was known to the ancients as ‘damage’ or the first step towards a balanced metabolism. Healthy digestion supported by proper dietary nourishment promotes adequate energy and resistance to disease.

Ayurveda believes that it is the undigested or improperly digested food that behaves like a pathogen and breeds toxins in the body and lowers immunity. Though all of us normally take food, we need to take care of the digestive system so that it adequately extracts and utilizes the dietary support of the body.

Ayurveda puts all its emphasis on getting any digestive problem resolved as it sorts out the root cause of the disease and helps restore digestive health by bringing simple changes in the food, lifestyle pattern besides giving medicines that are phenomenally effective.

Detailed Information On Digestive Disorders

Acid Reflux Disease, or Acidity  

Acid reflux disease or gastroesophageal reflux disease or simple acidity as we may call it is an issue where the undigested food or the gastric acidic secretions move into the esophagus which is the food pipe. People with GERD often feel burning in the epigastrium accompanied by sour eructations and a bitter or sour taste in the mouth. This can be an occasional issue, but for many people, it can turn out to be a lifetime problem.

Symptoms Of Acid Reflux 
  • Indigestion (Avipaak)
  • Tiredness (Klama)
  • Heart and throat burn (Hrit-Kantha Daha)
  • Nausea (Utklesa)
  • Sour and bitter burping (Tikta-Amla Udgaar)
  • Heaviness (Gauravata)
  • Dislike of food (Aruchi).

How Does Ayurveda Help With Acid Reflux?

Ayurveda defines the acid reflux problem as Amlapitta and its texts have adequately discussed this problem and have advised adequate treatment measures to get rid of this problem

Diarrhea, Dysentery, and Sprue 

Of all the digestive disorders, there are a considerable number of patients who visit the doctors with the complaint of passing loose or semisolid stool. Many times the stool is accompanied by mucous, bloating, and abdominal cramps. These problems can be acute, sub-acute, or chronic. Acharya Charak has taken up such diseases under the Ashta Maha Gada (eight great diseases) of Atisar and subsequently, all Ayurvedic authors and scholars have dealt with this subject at great length. The treatment of these diseases lies in the selection of the right medicine by the physician and the adaptation of the right diet and lifestyle modifications by the patient.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)  

Irritable bowel syndrome is a common health issue that is getting common among individuals. IBS disorder affects the way bowel functions daily. Irritable bowel syndrome is characterized by different symptoms which include:

  • Bloating
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain

As per Ayurveda, it comes under the gruhani dose where people have dealt with several disorders which affect the small & large intestine.


A healthy digestive system is characterized by 2 important factors – your diet should contain all the essential nutrients and waste products should be eliminated daily. The stool is transported from the body in 2 phases which are mentioned below:

  • Expulsion of feces from the rectum
  • Forward motion activity of the colon

The constipation issue occurs if the functioning of the above-mentioned situations is affected. If any problem occurs then stool won’t pass regularly and you will feel yourself all day long. The occurrence of this problem is common with older people as compared to younger generations. However, getting Ayurvedic treatment on time will help to treat the condition.

As per Ayurveda, constipation is termed as ‘anaah’, and to correct the issue it is important to make your diet properly and take the necessary medicines whenever it is needed.

Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative colitis is a common and long-term inflammatory problem of the large intestine. Another inflammatory condition close to the intestine is known as Crohn’s disease. Its occurrence is common in individuals during adulthood and it might occur in adolescence. The problem can even affect the person during childhood and in older age. UC comes with many symptoms which include:

  • Retention of gas
  • Occasional fever
  • General weakness
  • Acidity
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Loose stool
  • Mucous accompanied stools

This disease closely mentioned the condition which is known as ‘Raktatisar’. As per Ayurveda, the problem can be managed effectively by opting for lifestyle and dietary changes when your Ayurvedic treatment is going on.

Diseases of the Liver and Pancreas   

The liver is the largest gland of the body. Right from secreting bile, which is an important digestive enzyme to the formation of blood, the liver performs countless functions that are not only digestive but metabolic also. The working of the liver is also disturbed by the consistently taking wrong diet, adopting a sedentary lifestyle, and excessive consumption of alcohol. Accumulation of fat called fatty liver, swelling is known as hepatitis and jaundice, and scarring of its tissues described as cirrhosis is the foremost disease that affects this important organ of the human body. Similarly, sub-acute and chronic pancreatitis is also an important disease to deal with while treating the disorders of the digestive tract.

Called ‘mandagni’ in Ayurveda, Malabsorption Syndrome is a group of symptoms where a patient is unable to absorb and assimilate his food properly, which leads to the weakening of all his body systems thus losing all vitality besides affecting the immune system. To treat this problem Ayurveda takes many general and specific measures showing excellent results.

Food Allergies

Allergens are subtle but high energy particles that can irritate the digestive and the other systems of the body. Many of these allergies of which nowadays wheat allergy is the most common produce symptoms like gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, and malabsorption. Ayurveda treats all such allergies by diagnosing individual Prakriti of a patient and prescribing medicines accordingly.

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