Regular bowel movement is an indication of robust digestion and metabolism. Constipation is when a person has less than three bowel movements a week or exceptionally difficult voiding of the bowel. The reason may be any of dehydration, lack of dietary fiber, physical inactivity or medication side effects.
ST powder which contains Triphala, Senna and Turpeth is a potent laxative that tackles constipation in a wholesome manner.
Features and benefits of S. T. Powder –
- Constipation or ‘Vibandha’ indicates deranged Vata at the level of the colon. Apana Vayu, the division of Vata which promotes excretory function, is ‘moodha’ or dysfunctional.
- Triphala balances tridoshas in the gut and directly supplements dietary fiber content.
- Senna and Turpeth act as bowel stimulants, increasing bowel motility.
- Triphala and Yashti act in synergy to balance Pitta dosha in the Koshta (alimentary tract). This property stimulates digestion and metabolism.
- S. T. Powder purifies blood. It improves skin health.
- Regular use of S. T. Powder makes the fecal matter moist and supple, facilitating easy voiding.
- S. T. Powder is a good remedy for chronic constipation, medication-induced constipation and irregular bowel habits.
Adults: 5-10 gms of S. T. Powder at bedtime in 100-150 ml of lukewarm water.
Child: 3-5 gms of S. T. Powder at bedtime in 75-100 ml of lukewarm water.
HARITAKI (Terminalia chebula)
Commonly known as Indian walnut tree, it is one among the Triphala. The important drug in the various ayurvedic preparations. It holds high significance for treating diarrhea, dysentery, vision problems, obesity, gingivitis, gout, asthma. Haritaki is rich in vitamin C and substances found to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.
VIBHITAKI (Terminalia bellerica)
Commonly known as bahera, it is one among the Triphala. The fruit of the plant is used. The drug is used in the preparation of many rasayanas as well used in obesity, maintaining blood sugar level, enhances digestion, relieves constipation, etc.
AMALAKI (Embilica officinalis)
Commonly known as Indian gooseberry, it is one among the Triphala. Rich with Vitamin C Amalaki is known for its anti-aging property and as an immunity booster. Commonly used for maintaining cholesterol levels, heartburn, and diabetic conditions. Easily available in the kitchen as a side dish.
MADHUKA (Glycyrrhiza glabra)
Roots as choorna are mainly used for Ayurvedic preparations as well as a single drug. Yashtimadhu oil externally used for various skin conditions as well as decoctions is used internally for respiratory disorders and digestive disorders.
TRIVRIT (Operculina turpethum)
Commonly known as Turpeth, it is useful for easy purgation. Trivrit can be considered the best owing to its properties like strength, piercing, and pungent nature. It is thus very useful in losing bodyweight. It is useful to get relief from worm infestation, constipation, and healing infected wounds. A paste of trivrit is consumed in the early morning for purgation.
SUNNAMUKHI (Cassia angustifolia)
It is commonly known as Senna. The glycosides present in Senna stimulate the movement of the colon and alter colonic absorption and secretion resulting in fluid accumulation and expulsion. The leaves of the Senna plant are also used in some teas to help relieve constipation or promote weight loss.