What is Ayurvedic Churna?
Ayurvedic Churna is the powder of fresh herbs that are first dried and then grounded. The herbs used for making Churna have special medicinal properties and help in regulating abnormalities in the mechanism of human body. Ayurvedic Churnas are helpful for a variety of diseases related to digestive system, respiratory system and even immune system.
Types of Ayurvedic Churna
1- Simple Churna
Simple Churna is the powder formed by using only one herb. The example of single Churna is Amla Churna that is the powder of Amla fruit only and contains no other element.
2- Compound Churna
Compound Churna or polyherbal Churna is the powder obtained by combining more than one herb. The best example of compound Churna is Triphala that consists of three elements Haritaki, Baheda and Amla.
Can I Use Ayurvedic Churna For Constipation?
Ayurvedic Churna is a good remedy for the treatment of constipation. It has magical effects in changing the hard stool to softer and easy excretion. It is necessary to diagnose the reason of constipation as there is a different Churna for constipation depending upon the cause. To treat constipation herbs are used that are laxative in nature like prunes, senna leaves, raisins, mango juice, haritaki, flax seeds husk etcetera. The regular use for Churna for a specific time helps in eradicating the problem completely. Churna is considered as one of the best constipation remedies.
How to use Ayurvedic Churna To Treat Constipation
Ayurvedic medicine commonly used for the treatment of constipation is Triphala powder that is the combination of three fruits namely Amla, Baheda and Harad. Three grams of the powder, obtained by blending the three fruits, with warm water is enough before going to bed or 1g three times a day for the sake of constipation treatment. The dose can be adjusted as per the severity of constipation.
Side Effects of Ayurvedic Churna Used For Constipation Treatment
Although natural but still Ayurvedic Churna used to treat constipation can lead to some problematic situation.
- A high dose of Ayurvedic Churna is likely to cause bloating or pain and pressure in lower abdomen.
- Being laxative continuous use of this Churna also disturbs the colon and causes diarrhoea which can affect the intestinal lining if left unattended.
- Ayurvedic Churna cleans the colon by using water from the body thus there is a chance of dehydration if used in more than prescribed quantity.
- Although it is made from natural herbs but still there is chance of some allergy reaction if you are allergic to its any of or all ingredients.
- Can be harmful if used with some of other specific medicines.
- It is not safe to use Churna for constipation in pregnancy.
- An irregularity in sleep habits is also seen in some cases while using Churna for constipation.