Rogaschaharasambhava !

As aptly mentioned in Ayurveda, faulty dietary habits lead to diseases of Gastro-intestinal (GI) origin. Today's sedentary lifestyle & stress further aggravates the problem. Statistically speaking Gastro-intestinal disorders constitute about 60-65% of clinical cases and show both psychosomatic symptoms (related to both body & mind).

Causative factors for all Gastro-intestinaI disorders as per Ayurveda - Physical causes

Irregular meal timings

Intake of food in indigestion

Intake of food without feeling hungry

Intake of contra-indicated food like fruits & milk, fish & milk etc

Intake of food late night

Excess consumption of water

Eating over-hurriedly

Over fasting

Regular intake of heavy to digest food

Intake of stale food / refrigerated food

Regular intake of spicy, oily, fermented & preserved food

Excess intake of tea , coffee

Habit of sleeping immediately post lunch

Smoking, drinking, excess intake of non-veg food

Holding up natural urges like urine , bowels or vomit and eating 

Stress physically/ mentally 

Staying awake at night, disturbed sleep

Irregular & sedentary lifestyle

Lack of proper hygiene

Mental causes 

Feelings of Stress, fear, sorrow, grief , Anxiety

All the above factors over a period of time develop into GI disorders


Symptoms of Irritable Bowel syndrome 

  • Abdominal pain or cramping relieved by emptying your bowels
  • A change in bowel habits such as diarrhoea, constipation or sometimes both
  • Bloating / swelling of abdomen
  • Excessive gas
  • An urgent need to go to toilet
  • A feeling that you need to open your bowels even if you have just been to the toilet
  • A feeling that you have not fully emptied your bowel
  • Diarrhea or constipation — sometimes alternating bouts of constipation and diarrhea
  • Mucus in the stool

Symptoms that may indicate a more serious condition include:

  • Rectal bleeding
  • Abdominal pain that progresses or occurs at night
  • Weight loss

Line of treatment in Ayurveda

Rasayana (rejuvenating drugs) are used for treatment of GI disorders which have following benefits:

Improve blood circulation to GI tract

Rejuvenation of cells of GI tract

It causes proper secretion of digestive juices & helps to improve appetite & digestion

Increases immunity of GI tract thus preventing from diseases

Prevention from complications & recurrence of disease itself

Lifestyle management through Ayurveda

Eat light to digest food & freshly cooked food

Eat only when hungry

Avoid long intervals between two meals 

Eat fresh fruits & vegetables everyday

Include old rice / jowar, moongdal, bittergourd, pumpkin, pomegranate, gooseberry, pudina, turmeric, coriander, cumin seeds , hing (asafoetida), coconut, rocksalt, cow ghee, cow milk, fresh buttermilk in daily food to prevent GI diseases

Drink little lukewarm water after meals..it aids proper digestion of food.

Walk slowly for 15-20 min after every meal. It aids digestion of food.

Excercise for 30 min daily.

Practice yogasan like :

Dhanurasana, Shavasana, Matsyasana, Pavanmuktasana, Halasana, Suryanamaskar etc for IBS, constipation etc.

Ardhamatsyendrasana, Mayurasana, Trikonasana, Dhanurasana, Bhujangasana, Halasana, Usthrasana - Overall GI health

Dont's

Avoid extremely hot & spicy food

Avoid excess drinking of tea, coffee etc.

Avoid excess physical or mental stress & negative attitude

Avoid sedentary & irregular lifestyle

Avoid alcohol, smoking etc

Avoid excess drinking of water in morning especially

Avoid sleeping in the afternoon & staying awake till late night.


Ayurveda defines "Health" as a state of complete physical, mental & social well-being and not merely absence of diseases or infirmity. Ayurveda is and will remain committed to providing complete health. Gastro-intestinal disorders are commonly found and considered to be easily curable. But if not treated on time can lead to several complications. Ayurveda has the potential to treat the root cause of all these diseases instead of just giving symptomatic treatment.