Food is essential for our survival. Whatever we eat is what we derive energy from and this energy is used for the performance of life supporting activities in our body that include movement, speech, thinking, seeing, hearing etc. Every single action and reaction performed at any level, will consume some amount of energy that has been derived from the food we eat. Our body extracts this energy out of the food right from the stomach where the digestion of the food we eat, takes place to convert the food into a form that goes down the digestive system,ands the absorption of the nutrients takes place in the intestines. But if the digestion activity is impaired and the food is not digested properly, the form in which the food reaches intestines,; our body fails to receive the nutrients from the food.Therefore, it is very pivotal to keep the stomach in a happy state. In other terms the stomach should be able to perform its necessary functions very effectively.
The type of food we eat today and the lifestyle we live have impaired the ability of our stomach. People complaining with stomach disorders are very common these days. Indigestion, Hyper Acidity, Loss of Appetite, Constipation, Diarrhea, IBS etc. are a few of very common stomach related ailments that we come across to witness these days. With the increasing medical drugs and pharmaceutical products, market has been flooded with various over-the-counter drugs that are easily available at various chemists’ stores. But we need to avoid our dependency on chemical drugs when Nature has better solutions that are 100 percent safe and do not have any side- effects.
In today’s Blog, we are going to talk about some of the common Stomach disorders and we shall discuss some of the important herbs form nature that can be used to treat these disorders. These suggested natural remedies are time -tested and are the resultants of the knowledge imparted by the sages and saints after keen understanding of ancient medicine and herb-ology.
Indigestion: it is the most common word we hear when it comes to stomach problem. Once imbalanced, people cry out that they are suffering from indigestion. The weaker immune system and body strength are the primary reasons that there is indigestion occuring. But there are other reasons too. Hyper acidity or constipation or sometimes diarrhea could be associated with indigestion.
The most common herb that has always been advocated in the Ayurvedic texts for healthy digestion is Amalki. It has been universally regarded as a digestive tonic, classified as Rasayan in the Ayurvedic texts that means that it is an excellent rejuvenator for the digestive system. Nirogam offers this herb as in powder and capsule form as ‘NIROGAM AMALKI’that has been processed in a quality controlled manufacturing process to ensure high grade in purity and processing. Amalaki is rich in antioxidants and has been traditionally used in Ayurveda as a laxative for the relief of occasional constipation and help relieve symptoms such as heartburn and indigestion associated with Amlapitta (hyperacidity/dyspepsia). In short, it is an all-rounder excellent digestive tonic that can be a part of daily nutritional supplements.
Ginger(botanically Zingiberofficinale) is another commonly used herbal jewel that has been commonly used in culinary preparations and has been regarded as the repository of herbal goodness. The tuber is rich in digestive stimulants like gingerol and works spectacularly in common digestive disorder management including indigestion, gastro-intestinal distress. Nirogam Ginger Capsules have enriched gingerol that is manufactured under strict production protocols to ensure 100% safe digestive supplement. The preparation is free of gluten, soy, wheat, shell-fish, preservatives, colors, artificial ingredients, any additive, artificial binders, Maltodextrin, Talcum powder, filler and any other material except the herb in capsules. These capsules help in digestion and are recommended as a daily digestive aids in proper assimilation of food.
Classical medicines are another set of remedies that are a consortium of herbal goodness. One such potent classical medicine is Avipatikar. Nirogam brings to its customers. This particular classical formulation has been admittedly used as a digestive support and is beneficial in easy bowel movement that can be safely consumed daily. The capsules contain Trikatu,Triphala,Haritaki (Terminaliachebula),Vibhitaki (Terminaliabellirica),Amalaki (Emblicaofficinalis),Musta (Cyperusrotundus),Vida Lavana, Vidanga(Embeliaribes),Ela(Elettariacardamomum),Patra(Cinnamomumtamala) that have been harnessed from Nature under careful selection process and manufactured under quality controlled environment. This Ayurvedic remedy has corrective effects on impaired digestion, hyper acidity, gastritis, burning ache due to excess acid, loss of appetite and indigestion linked with gastritis, piles, urinary problems and neutralizes the acid secretion in the stomach.
Another Classical Formulation that has been recommended in the cases of indigestion includes Nirogam ChitrakadiVati. This Ayurvedic formulation is a subtle balance of active ingredients from Nature that include Chitraka(Plumbagozeylanica), Pippalimoola (Piper longum),YavaKshara(Hordeumvulgare),SwarjikaKshara,SauvarchalaLavana,SaindhavaLavana ,Vida Lavana,Samudra Lavana,AudbhidaLavanaShunti (Zingiberofficinalis),Maricha (Piper nigrum),Pippali (Piper longum),Hingu (Asafoetida), Ajamoda (Trachyspermumroxburghianum),Chavya (Piper chaba),MatulungaSwarasa. Many Ayurvedic doctors and practitioners routinely recommend and encourage this formulation to treat various gastro-intestinal disorders that occur from Mandagni.
Constipation is another common disorder that has been routinely diagnosed by health practitioners. It is medically referred to as less than 3 bowel movements a week. Many routine OTC laxatives are available but these chemicals have been often associated with dependency. Ayurveda provides us with natural solution to constipation without creating any form of dependency or side- effects. A common herb that has been used for treating constipation is Fenugreek. This herb is rich in saponins that help in easing out the bowel movement. Nirogam’s Fenugreek Capulses can be routinely administered to treat many digestive problems such as upset stomach, constipation, and inflammation of the stomach. This herb has anti-inflammatory properties that help in stimulating the movement in the intestines in digestive system. Also Fenugreek vitalizes the digestive system resulting in increase in the appetite and improved absorptive capacities of digestive organs.
Constipation has also been handled using various classical formulations. One such herbal remedy is Hingvastak Churana that has been applauded for its distinguished results in cases of indigestion and constipation. Nirogam has followed the discipline invoked in Ayurvedic texts for the preparation of this classical medicine that consists of Trikatu (Black pepper, Long pepper and Ginger), Ajowan (Trachyspermumammi), Saindhava Lavana (Black salt), ShwetaJeeraka (Cuminumcyminum), Krishna Jeeraka (Carumcarvi), Asafoetida (Ferula assa-foetida) and Ghee – clarified butter. The active ingredients involved forms a powerful formulation that has been a steering bullet in the management of indigestion and providing relief in cases of stomach cramping and pain in abdomen, constipation, gas and bloating.
Another classical herbal laxative is Nirogam Virechana capsules that have been regarded as naturally mild laxatives. The unique combination of natural laxative and purgative herbs involved in the formulation that includes Nisoth(Operculinaturpethum), Haritaki (Terminaliachebula), Shunti (Zingiberofﬁcinale), Sanaya (Cassia angustifolia), Saunf (Foeniculum vulgaris) and Danti (Baliospermummontanum), is formulated as per basic principal of Ayurveda. This formulation is an Ayurvedically certified mild laxative that has proven to be a champion in its purgative action and constipation management. The remedy supports the digestive system by regularizing the bowel mobility and relieving the symptoms of fullness and bloating in the abdomen. Due to its 100% natural origin, it is completely safe and can be administered daily without developing a dependency on them.
Nirogam Bowel Care is another Ayurvedic formulation that has the unique combination of Trikatu,Triphala,Haritaki (Terminaliachebula),Vibhitaki (Terminaliabellirica),Amalaki (Emblicaofficinalis),Musta (Cyperusrotundus),Vida Lavana, Vidanga(Embeliaribes),Ela (Elettariacardamomum),Patra(Cinnamomumtamala). These herbs, when in synergy, act as an excellent support for Healthy Digestion and promote easy daily bowel movement. This formulation is effective in the cases of hyperacidity, gastritis, burning ache due to excess acid, loss of appetite and indigestion linked with gastritis. Nirogam Bowel Care supports organs of digestive system & excretory system. It promotes the easy daily bowel movement.
Impaired digestion often results in loss of appetite. Ayurveda has recognized various herbal combinations that work to stimulate appetite. Nirogam DT is a digestive stimulant that has unique formulation in the form of dispersible tablets that are suitable for the consumption of all age groups. Nirogam DT is an outstanding digestive stimulant that consists of active ingredients like Amlaki (Emblicaofficinalis), Bhibhtaki (Terminaliabellirica), Haritaki (Terminaliachebula),Shankha Bhasma (Calcium Calcined), NimbuSatva (Citrus medica) and Sarji Kshar (Carbonate of Soda) that act as a potent antacid in combination, helps in gastro intestinal discomfort and relieves gaseous distension. The remedy is a meritorious Gastric acidity- neutralizer and assists in rebalancing the impaired appetite. The dispersible form of tablets are good for quick action and instant diffusion of the food taken for proper assimilation that results in the restoration of muscular function and contractibility of the intestinal wall, thereby improving the appetite.
Diarrhea and IBS are another less routinely but common disorders related to stomach and digestive system. Nirogam has inculcated another Ayurvedic essence in the form of a classical remedy Nirogam KutajghanaVati to handle these disorders. The capsules contain Hydro extract of Kutaja (Holarrhenaantidysenterica) that is rich in its medicinal properties and has been used in the treatment of severe form of diarrhea. The Hydro extract is processed from the bark of this plant and has shown prominent results in cases of irritable bowel syndrome. This is a pure Ayurvedic product that has been designed to work wonderfully on the intestinal health.