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Paati Vaithiyam : Constipation

In the pre­vi­ous edi­tion we had briefly intro­duced the tri­doshas in Ayurve­da. Ail­ments occur when there is an imbal­ance of the doshas. When the vata dosha is imbal­anced, it caus­es cold and dry­ness in the body. Peo­ple with vata dosha imbal­ance face mus­cu­lar and joint pains fre­quent­ly. This also caus­es a lot of agi­ta­tion and stress. Con­sti­pa­tion is a com­mon con­se­quence of vata imbal­ance. Con­sti­pa­tion is a con­di­tion where peo­ple expe­ri­ence dif­fi­cul­ty in pass­ing stools.

Health and Hap­pi­ness from an Ayurvedic Per­spec­tive

Rem­e­dy #1 * Take Kadukkai (Black Myrobal­an) seeds and grind it to pow­der. * Add a spoon­ful of this pow­der to a tum­bler of water and con­sume three times a day: in the morn­ing, after­noon and in the evening.

Rem­e­dy #2

* Add about 10 dried black grapes (raisins) to one cup of water in a ves­sel. * Allow the water, con­tain­ing the raisins to boil for a few min­utes * Remove the ves­sel from the flame, close it with a lid and leave it overnight. * Con­sume it in the morn­ing.

Rem­e­dy #3

* Take two leaves of Pavazhamalli (Night-flow­er­ing Jas­mine), tear it and add it to one cup of water in a ves­sel. * Allow the water, con­tain­ing the leaves to boil for a few min­utes. * Turn off the flame, strain the leaves and pour the liq­uid into a tum­bler. * Add panavel­lam (palm jag­gery) and con­sume three times a day: morn­ing, after­noon and in the evening.

How to grow Kadukkai Tree

Kadukkai / Ink Nut, Chebulie Dried -

Kadukkai — Har­i­ta­ki is exten­sive­ly used in Ayurvedic for­mu­la­tions because of its excel­lent heal­ing prop­er­ties. It is used in the treat­ment of a wide range of dis­eases. Togeth­er with goose­ber­ry and Thandrikkai (Bel­ler­ic), Kadukkai is used to make the Ayurvedic for­mu­la­tion called tripha­la, which has amaz­ing health ben­e­fits, and acts to bal­ance doshas, tone the diges­tive sys­tem, cleanse the colon and detox­i­fy the body. These trees are gen­er­al­ly grown from seeds. The seeds are sown in the spring sea­son (in north­ern states of India). Clay and sandy soils are ide­al for grow­ing them. They require full sun­light and ample amounts of water for prop­er growth. These trees can­not tol­er­ate cold tem­per­a­tures below 16 °C.

How to grow Pavazhamalli (Night-Flow­er­ing Jas­mine)

Everything You Need to Know About Parijat Flowers

Pavazhamalli is a small tree, and its flow­ers, seeds and leaves have var­i­ous med­i­c­i­nal and heal­ing prop­er­ties. For ger­mi­na­tion, sow the seeds of Pavazhamalli in seed com­post tak­en in a small con­tain­er. Keep the com­post moist and place it indoors in a place that receives light but not direct sun­light. Light is required for ger­mi­na­tion. After 3 weeks, trans­plant them into well-drain­ing, loamy soils, in a place that receives good sun­light. Water suf­fi­cient­ly with­out allow­ing the soil to dry out or become sog­gy.

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