Ayurvedic Home Remedy To Improve Digestion

As per Ayurveda, indigestion and low digestion strength is the cause for many diseases. Hence, improving digestion strength is the first thing that is done before starting any Panchakarma treatment. Improving digestion is also helpful in treating conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, low body weight, cough, cold etc. Let us learn a very simple home remedy for this purpose. 

Home Remedy To Improve Digestion – What you need?
Saindhava Lavana – Rock Salt – 5 grams
Haritaki – Harad – Chebulic myrobalan – Terminalia chebula – 5 grams
Pippali – Long pepper fruit – Piper longum – 5 grams
Chitraka – Lead wort – Plumbago zeylanica – 5 grams

How to make?
Take the fine powder of all the ingredients. Mix thoroughly. It is administered in a dose of half to one gram

Indications –
Low Digestion strength
Lowered metabolism
Weight loss 

Dose – Half to one gram once or twice a day, after food with water. 

How long to take? 
For 2 – 4 weeks.

Shelf life (expiration date)?
Because all are powders and especially rock salt tends to capture moisture pretty easily, this combination should be stored in air tight container. Once after preparing, it can be stored under hygienic conditions for up to 2 – 3 months.

How does it work?
Long pepper is one among Trikatu (three pungent) group of spices. It improves the secretion of digestive enzymes. It is very hot in potency. Same is the case with leadwort (Chitraka). Both these herbs are widely used in Ama relieving medicines (like Chitrakadi Vati)

We already have dealt with benefits of Rock Salt One of its property is Deepana – improving digestion strength.
Haritaki is one among Triphala. It has hot potency. Apart from improving digestion strength, it also improves bowel habits. Hence useful in relieving constipation, gas distension in stomach and bloating.

Where to get these herbs?
Within India, all the herbs are easily available in any Ayurveda store.
Outside India, it is available in amazon webstore.

Safe for kids?
It can be given to kids above three years of age. But doctor’s advice needed before administering this remedy.

Safe for pregnant mother?
No. It is not safe for pregnant women. It is best to avoid in women seeking pregnancy.
It is best to avoid this even during lactation.

Any side effects?
It is not good to continue this remedy beyond 2 – 3 weeks.
It is best to consult your Ayurvedic doctor before trying this home remedy.
This home remedy is not safe for people with sensitive stomach, gastritis, IBS and ulcerative colitis.
Remedy for side effects:
If you took this and if you start feeling burning sensation in stomach and chest, drink a cup of milk. Take an antacid.

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  1. Pankaj Sharda says:

    Hello Dr. Hebbar,

    Thanks for this informative article and your website in general. You are doing a great service to the science of Ayurveda which holistic and contains prevention, nourishment and cure unlike the western medicine system which just maintains a disease, mostly.

  2. Very good and informative article.

  3. Hiranand Jaisinghani says:

    Excellent.can you suggest regarding legment tear

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