Harad -- an ayurvedic herb to get rid of constipation

Try harad, or hartaki, a native Indian herb to fight against constipation naturally!

Dealing with constipation can be an extremely daunting task as it can significantly affect one s quality of life. While constipation has no defined treatment, drastically modifying your diet might seem like the only way to get rid of it. These are the 10 causes of constipation you need to know about. However, instead of turning to synthetic laxatives for some relief, you could try this Ayurvedic herb for quick relief - hartaki, harad or chebulic myrobalan.

How does it work

Chebulic myrobalan or harad is an Ayurvedic herb that is one of the three fruits used in triphala churna and is known to have several health benefits. Harad removes blockages in various channels of the body, balances all your doshas and cleanses the stomach as it can improve digestion.

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This herb is native to India and is grown in Himachal Pradesh, West Bengal and Assam. In Ayuveda, it is used for its anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antipyretic properties, says Dr H S Palep, Visiting Scientist at Haffkine s Institute for Training, Research & Testing, Mumbai and an Ayurveda practitioner.

It is highly effective in treating constipation naturally and provides almost instant relief. It can also be consumed along with amlaki or amla candies, which are easily available in the local market, says Dr Palep.

How to use it

Harad powder is commonly is easily available in India and can be bought from your local market. Take around three to six grams of the powder and boil it in water for a few minutes. Following that, decant the solution and have it in the morning on an empty stomach. You could also try these home remedies to relieve constipation.

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