Ayurvedic treatment for Constipation in children

Constipation in children

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Constipation in children


Ayurveda calls for identifying the basic underlying cause and treating them. Although the Ayurveda mention a number of formulations for treating constipation, they are difficult to administer to children due to the bitter taste. For this purpose medication that can be inserted through rectum (Phalavartis) are used. They can be easily administered to children, old persons those who cannot swallow the drugs.4

In case of breastfeeding infants, administering mild laxative to mother may help.

Diet Recommendations (Aahar)

  • Give freshly prepared food
  • Encourage proper chewing of food is important to children
  • Give plenty of leafy vegetables and salads
  • A glass of lukewarm milk with a teaspoon of ghee and sugar at bed time can help
  • Include Raisins/ Munnaka and fruits like anjeer (figs) apple, pear and peaches

Lifestyle changes (Vihar)

  • Encourage your child to form a habit of defecating early morning.
  • Regular physical exercise, walking, and regular practice of yogasanas especially the Pavanamuktasana, Uttanapadasana, mayurasana and Ardha-Matsyendrasana may be beneficial.

Disclaimer: The information on this page is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Do not use this information to diagnose or ayurvedic treatment of gastro-intestinal-diseases and/or constipation in children without consulting the doctor. Consult your physician before beginning an exercise regime. "While we have products /ayurvedic medicines for gastro-intestinal-diseases and/or constipation in children, you must consult an authorized physician before taking any of the products. For more information on products, visit www.dabur.com or call 1800-103-1644"

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