Ayurvedic Medicine For Constipation and Gas Relief

ayurvedic medicine for constipation

One of the factors that determine your day is the regularity of your motion. This is further determined by the type of diet consumed, physical activity, amount of water consumed, if consuming any medications and your stress levels. All these factors in tandem affect the regularity of your bowel movements, the hardness or softness of stool, gas formation and also your mood for the day.

Think of a time when you were constipated- the bloating, pain, dissatisfaction and irritability? Up to 30 percent of the global population is suffering from constipation of various degrees due to several causes. Even though it is not a life-threatening condition, constipation is an indicator of an underlying pathology.

Butterfly Ayurveda’s Colonofly - best Ayurvedic syrup to balance the tridoshas for constipation relief and works comprehensively to take care of your colon health and to improve digestive strength!

What is Constipation?

Constipation is a common digestive issue, where bowel evacuation is strenuous and incomplete. The stool is dry, hard or lumpy and takes more than normal time to eliminate. This could be associated with fewer than 3 bowel movements a week, formation of gas, abdominal pain which is sharp or dull, a feeling of fullness, bloated stomach and pain with bowel movements.

In Ayurveda, constipation is seen as an imbalance in the body's dosha system, specifically the imbalance in the digestive fire (agni) and the buildup of toxins (ama) with each of the three doshas, ‘Vata’, ‘Pitta’, & ‘Kapha’ playing a role in the onset of digestive issues.

Based on body types, the symptoms of constipation as experienced are:

1. ‘Vata-dominant’ individuals may experience primary constipation, characterized by dry and hard stools that are difficult to pass, leading to symptoms such as bloating, gas and acidity. Vata imbalance can also lead to normal transit constipation, where stool consistency is normal but transit is slow, or slow transit constipation, where the delay in transit of stool is caused by abnormalities of enteric nerves¹.

2. ‘Pitta-dominant’ individuals may experience primary constipation with symptoms of acid reflux and heartburn. Certain medications can also lead to constipation in Pitta-dominant individuals. The accumulation of hardened wastes can cause Pitta aggravation, strengthening the drying effect and hence increasing the severity of constipation.

3. ‘Kapha-dominant’ individuals may also experience primary constipation. Kapha is characterized by qualities such as being heavy, slow and dense, which also are reflected in their digestive system. Such individuals may experience what is known as "sluggish" or "sticky" constipation, where the stools are large and difficult to pass due to their heavy and dense nature. This type of constipation can be due to a buildup of Kapha-like substances in the digestive system, such as mucus and toxins or phlegm and a feeling of fullness.

Secondary constipation can occur due to various causes such as hormonal imbalances, medical conditions, and psychological factors. This type of constipation is often more severe and can be associated with symptoms such as abdominal pain and discomfort.

Each dosha body type may present with different symptoms and causes of constipation, making it important to approach treatment with an understanding of the individual's unique Ayurvedic constitution.

Ayurveda & Digestive Health

Ayurveda considers Vata, Pitta and Kapha to be the driving forces of the living body.

‘Vata’ is associated with all the movements in the body, from breathing to bowel evacuation, while the colon is the seat of Vata.

‘Vata’ as air, is dry, rough, light and cold, which when aggravated, these properties are imparted to the stools too, blocking it inside the intestine (known as ‘Vibandha’ in Ayurveda), this in turn can spoil the ‘Agni’ or digestive fire, hampering the digestion process.

Ayurveda describes a range of formulations possible to help improve digestive health, regulate bowel movements and enhance the digestive fire. We bring to you the best Ayurvedic medicine for constipation.

Colonofly Syrup - Ayurvedic Medicine For Constipation Relieving

Colonofly syrup is a non-habit forming best Ayurvedic decoction-based tonic for constipation which is made with the goodness of natural ingredients such as ‘Draksha’, ‘Haritaki, ‘Vidanga’, ‘Sunthi’, ‘Vibhitaki’ etc. It gently stimulates the colon that helps in effectively cleansing the colon, making the bowel movement smooth and regular and also improving digestion.

Benefits of Colonofly - Ayurvedic Syrup For Gas and Constipation

1. Made using a decoction-based process

Our Ayurvedic medicine for relieving constipation is made using herbal ingredients such as ‘Haritaki’, ‘Kutaki’, ‘Trivrit’, ‘Svarnapatri’, ‘Vidanga’ & ‘Bibhitaki’ etc. that are naturally sourced and are highly beneficial for one’s digestive health, as they are rich in fiber and restore healthy peristaltic movement in the colon.

This syrup is made using the age-old method of making a decoction, a resultant liquid received after the herbs are boiled, mashed and brewed in hot to boiling water for a particular period of time.

2. Helps in good bowel movement & prevents habitual constipation

A healthy bowel movement is imperative to maintain good digestive strength, support the growth of healthy bacteria, reduce toxin build up in the body and have healthy skin. Presence of ‘Haritaki’& ‘Trivrit’, helps accelerate defecation, expel stools and inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria such as E.coli that hampers the health of the gut microbiota.

3. Cleans the bowels gently & eliminates the remnants stuck inside the intestines

Regularity in the removal of toxins from the body, helps in enhanced energy levels and improves the absorption of nutrients in the body and also enhances the digestive strength. Colonfly, an Ayurvedic syrup for constipation, consists of herbs such as ‘Haritaki’, ‘Kutaki’, ‘Sunthi’ and ‘Draksha’, which act as a natural laxative that eliminates the remnants stuck inside the intestines, promotes appetite, stimulates the digestive system and prevents constipation.

4. Palatable and safe even for children

Colonofly syrup is a slightly sweet tasting syrup with the goodness of whole herbs like ‘Svarnapatri’, ‘Vidanga’, ‘Shunthi’ & ‘Bibhitaki’ making it easy to consume. Since constipation is a major cause of concern in children, this Ayurvedic syrup is totally safe and can be consumed by children too.

What Herbs Make Colonofly Syrup The Best Ayurvedic Medicine For Colon Health

  • ‘Haritaki’: This herb is known to balance the ‘Vata’ dosha and detoxify the body with its antioxidant action and enhance digestion. It is rich in dietary fiber that helps digest undigested food and improves the movements of the intestines leading to a smooth evacuation of hard stools. Its antimicrobial properties help prevent the growth of harmful bacteria like E. coli and C. perfringens in the gut.

  • ‘Trivrit’: This herb acts as a mild laxative that smoothes out the elimination process by softening the stool and quickening its evacuation. The herb has also got anthelmintic², anti-allergic and analgesic (painkilling) actions. It is used to balance the ‘Kapha’ & ‘Pitta’ doshas.

  • ‘Draksha’: Draksha is an excellent laxative and purgative³ that helps eliminate the stool without remnants, and relieves constipation, no matter how chronic as it is known to balance the ‘Vata’ dosha. It also increases the appetite and helps complete the digestion process. Being a potent diuretic, it is also good for maintaining the health of the kidneys.

  • ‘Sunthi’: Also known as ‘Vishvabhejhaj’ or universal medicine, ginger, other than being a favorite kitchen spice, it is also known for its gastroprotective functions. It has been used for centuries as a cure for any kind of stomach issue such as nausea, morning sickness, loss of appetite, gas trouble, abdominal pain and constipation as it helps balance the ‘Vata’ dosha in the body.

  • ‘Vidanga’: Known as false black pepper, ‘Vidanga’ is an excellent remedy for worm infestation. It regulates both ‘Kapha’ and ‘Vata’ dosha and cures digestive distress such as abdominal pain, bloating, poor appetite, ascites, constipation, etc. It also helps mitigate intestinal parasites with its anthelmintic properties.

Other Important Ingredients in Colonofly Syrup For Constipation

  • Kutaki: It is a laxative, anthelmintic and antipyretic herb. ‘Kutaki’ promotes appetite and is beneficial in biliousness⁴ and either breaks down a constipated fecal matter or disintegrates the vitiated doshas allowing their expulsion. It helps pacify the ‘Pitta’ & ‘Kapha’ dosha.

  • Svarnapatri: Its leaves and pods have a strong ‘Rechana’ (laxative) property, making them useful in chronic constipation. Since it is a great pacifier of ‘Vata’ & ‘Pitta’ dosha, its constituents help loosen the stool and speed up the bowel movement and promote easy excretion.

  • Bibhitaki: It consists of various medicinal properties and helps treat stomach ulcers, reduces stress, is anti-inflammatory in nature and also enhances the digestive strength. It is a strong laxative, with ‘Kapha’ balancing properties and hence reduces bloating, gas and helps cleanse and tonify the bowel.

How To Use Colonofly Syrup For Constipation Relieving

Adults: 20-30 ml at night before bed or as directed by the physician

Children: 10 – 15 ml or as directed by the physician

It needs to be consumed for 1 month or more to experience complete results.

Storage Instructions: Store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight

Ayurvedic Home Remedies For Constipation and Gastric Problems

Here are a few easy home remedies based on each body type. It is important to keep in mind that these are general recommendations and that individual differences can play a role. If you have a persistent problem with constipation, it is best to consult a doctor or an Ayurvedic practitioner for a personalized treatment plan.

1. Vata Body Type

  • Drink warm water with lemon juice and honey first thing in the morning.
  • Eat foods that are oily, heavy and warm to balance the light and dry qualities of Vata. Especially add ghee in your diet to lubricate your colon and make it easier for the colon to pass stools.
  • One could also add some ghee in milk and consume it at night before sleeping.
  • Take ‘Triphala’, a blend of three fruits, as a digestive supplement or a cup of our Shubh Saanjh Chai to flush out toxins easily.

2. Pitta Body Type

  • Avoid spicy, sour, and salty foods that can increase pitta and lead to constipation.
  • Eat cooling, sweet, and bitter foods, such as coconut, almond milk, melons, cucumbers, leafy greens, and sweet potatoes.
  • Drink our Mint Infusion Tea to soothe the digestive system.
  • Take aloe vera juice to lubricate the intestines and ease bowel movements.
  • One could also consume ‘Munakka’ or dates with some warm milk to promote bowel movement in the morning.
  • Herbs such as licorice, fennel and coriander can also be helpful in reducing digestive discomfort and promoting regularity.

3. Kapha Body Type

  • Avoid heavy, oily, and sweet foods that can increase kapha and slow down digestion.
  • Eat light, dry and warming foods, such as leafy greens, lentils and spices like ginger and black pepper.
  • Drink warm water with lemon and honey to stimulate the digestive system.
  • Take ‘Trikatu’, a combination of ginger, black pepper, and long pepper, to increase digestion and reduce kapha or simply a cup of our Suprabhat Chai or Tulsi green tea in the morning.
  • Ayurvedic practices such as dry brushing and oil pulling can help to reduce the buildup of toxins and improve overall digestive health.


Constipation is one of the most common health issues, however, it is always neglected. The bowel habits of an individual are an indicator of their health status. Regular bowel movement helps in clearing away the toxins from the body, builds up immunity, enhances one’s hunger and improves mood too.

The best way to improve your bowel movement is to create a routine for yourself that includes sleeping and waking up at a particular time, indulging in a fitness regimen, eating a diet rich in fiber (whole grains, pulses, fruits and vegetables) and hydrating.

While each body is unique, one must be aware of the changes in their bowel movements, as it could be an indicator of an underlying disease which if caught in time could prove beneficial in the long run.

Terms made Easy:

1. Enteric nerves: The enteric nervous system (ENS) is made of neurons, fixed in the wall of the gastrointestinal system, stretching from the lower third of the esophagus right through to the rectum.

2. Anthelmintic: Anthelmintic is a term that describes a drug, used to treat infections with parasitic worms.

3. Purgative: A substance that helps one empty their bowels.

4. Biliousness: A term used in the early days to explain bad digestion, stomach pains, constipation, and excessive flatulence (passing gas). The quantity or quality of the bile was thought to be at fault for the condition.

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