Having Ghee for relief from Constipation?

Did you know that 22% of Indians suffer from Constipation? This problem is not just faced by adults but young people as well. Besides most people are ashamed of admitting to having this bowel problem and fail to take proper treatment. Experts in the medical field find an unsuitable diet and lifestyle habits responsible for growth in the number of people suffering from constipation. More prone to get this stool problem are those who are not drinking enough water or leading a sedentary lifestyle. 

Luckily for us, Ayurveda has recommended some foods and herbs that could help people in this situation. As simple as they may sound, these practices have been recommended by our older generation too after years of experience. 

“Taking 1 or 2 teaspoonfuls of ghee in a cup of hot milk at bedtime is an effective but gentle means of relieving constipation. This is especially good for vata and pitta constitutions, but it may be too kapha-increasing for kapha types to use regularly.” - Dr Vasant Lad, Author of ‘The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies’

My grandfather has been consuming warm milk with ghee at night post-dinner for many years now. For the longest time, I thought that he loved milk and hence had this habit. A couple of years ago, I just asked him, “You are so particular about your diet and exercise, how come you didn’t give up this sweet warm drink?” He told me, “This is not just a glass of sweet milk. This is a glass of good health. Only one glass of my magic drink keeps my stomach clean. If your stomach is clean, you will be always healthy and fit. If your stomach is not clean, problems will start.”

How does having warm milk with ghee help in fighting Constipation?

Provides Lubrication

Ghee works as the best lubricator for intestines. It helps to flush out toxins that get collected in the bowel. Once the clogging in the intestines is cleared, one can get relief from constipation.

Fights Acidity

Ghee is a very common product in Indian homes. It has the capacity to neutralize the acids present in the intestines and stomach which are caused because of the accumulation of waste. Having milk with ghee can provide you with aid from acidity and stomach pain.

Aids softening the stool

Consuming milk with ghee at night helps to soften and dissolve the compacted faecal stuff that gets stuck in the intestines. This helps the accumulated stool to pass easily.

Apart from these, having milk with ghee at night has more benefits. Click here to know about them 

Do you have any home remedies for getting relief from Constipation? Share with us in the comments section and help other readers. 

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