‘You are what you digest’ – this is not a myth but a reality, according to Ayurveda. Let us elaborate this to understand it well!
The food you choose to eat and how effectively your digestive system can digest that food and absorb the nutrients have a direct impact on your mind (thoughts) and body (activities). Digestion is one of the principle foundations of health. It plays a key role in maintaining and restoring a high degree of health. The act of eating food is associated with the healing of the intelligence required to support good health – in the long term. Of course, experiencing the joy of living is something that is directly linked with food.
However, if you do not eat healthy food and if your gut is not able to digest it well, it will lead to the release of toxins in the body. These toxins can make you feel sluggish, unhealthy, fatigue, and even occasionally constipated. Toxin buildup occurs when your body loses the equilibrium between digestion and excretion. This could lead to various health problems that could make you feel emotionally low.
Hence, before we list out some of the best nature’s ingredients to increase the digestion power, it is vital to remember that your digestive system gets affected due to the food you choose to eat and the way you eat.
Digestion-improving Ingredients From The Wisdom Of Ayurveda
This natural mixture of Amla, Haritaki and Bibhitaki is one of the most recommended herbal preparation of Ayurveda to improve digestion. Each one of these fruits has unique healing qualities. They are known as ‘Rasayana’ or the rejuvenators. They penetrate into the deepest tissues and organs of the body to eliminate toxins. Apart from the cleansing quality, Triphala improves food absorption. It promotes ‘Ojas’ which is the finest product of digestion that boosts immunity helping prevent the diseases.
Indian food is incomplete without turmeric. The bright yellow ingredient not just imparts its colour to the food but also its healing properties. Due to its powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidative properties, it aids in good digestion. Turmeric stimulates the growth of bacteria that are gut-friendly. It also helps in preventing gas and bloating when food is being eaten.
Ginger is well-known for its digestive and pain-alleviating properties. It is also an immunity booster which protects you from a cough and cold. Today, the therapeutic capabilities of the ingredient are being rediscovered by the scientific world. It is effectively used to relieve nausea and upset stomach. Its anti-emetic properties also help in alleviating stomach cramps. Gingerols and zingerones, the active anti-inflammatory components help in treating heartburn, nausea and motion sickness.
Long pepper or ‘pippali’ (botanical name – Piper nigrum) helps in treating various digestion related problems such as flatulence, dull appetite, heartburn and ulcers. Its carminative properties are excellent in promoting appetite. The anti-inflammatory, anti-amoebic and antibacterial properties of long pepper have the capacity to fight diarrhoea and gastrointestinal infections. It can also kill worms and parasites sitting in your digestive system.
The botanical name of fennel or saunf is Foeniculum vulgaris. It is one of the best digestive herbs that strengthen ‘agni (digestive power) required in supporting digestive health. Without provoking ‘Pitta’ it aids in improving digestion. The herb is equally good for people with Vata or Kapha dominance. It is very helpful in treating post-digestive discomfort and so you can find fennel served at most of the Indian hotels.
Camphor, botanically known as Cinnamomum camphora is a digestive stimulant. The herb is effective in treating gastric problems such as the formation of gas. If you suffer recurrently from indigestion, flatulence, or acidity camphor could be the tonic for you. The camphor used in digestive tonic is slightly different from the one used in spiritual practices.
Tips To Improve Your Digestion:
- Prevent eating stale food and food that contains preservatives as your liver needs to work harder to remove the impurities.
- Avoid consumption of cold drinks as they weaken your digestive power.
- Develop the habit of drinking lots of lukewarm water as it helps remove toxins.
- Avoid smoking and intake of alcohol.
- Go early to bed. 10 pm is the best time when the natural purification cycle begins in the body and lasts until 2 am.
- Eat your biggest meal at noon when Agni is at its optimum.
- Have a very light conversation while eating as it supports digestion.
- Digestive Tonic From Vatson Remedies
Vatson Remedies’ medicines are backed by Ayurvedic experts and clinical evidence. We blend a variety of natural ingredients to yield medicines that target different health problems. To talk about our medicines that address digestion-related issues, we offer two of them with the most effective mixtures of herbs: Shahi Trifla Kada and Vatcozyme Syrup.
Have a look at the composition of the medicines and you will know its effectiveness in treating digestion-related health issues.
Shahi Trifla Kada: Amla, Haritaki, Bhibhitaki, Mulethi, Kala Namak, Ghrith Kumari
Vatcozyme Syrup: Cyperussoariusus, Hyoscmusperticulatus, Trachyspermumammi, Threemyrobalan Ammonichilooridum, Piper longum, Corialdumsativum, Foenicullem vulgaris, Piper nigrum, Camphor, Cumunumcyminum, Plumbagozeyanica, Acorus calamus