Prevent and Cure Constipation even without garlic! Scientific, traditional and spiritual tips!
Yes! You can prevent and cure Constipation even without garlic! Scientific, traditional and spiritual tips!
The Query by a follower: My doctor advise me to take garlic for constipation. Since I am a devotee, can I take garlic for medical reasons?
The query was like this: “I have a problem of chronic constipation for almost 4 years now. I had been trying get rid of it by consulting various therapies / ayurvedic upchars and etc.. This time I came across a ved and he advised me start intake of garlic in morning which will resolve this problem very effectively. Since I wear kanthi mala, I am very hesitant to accept this suggestion but while chanting Japa a thought came that I should consult with you. Please advise if I start the intake of garlic for medicinal purpose.”
This is an important doubt.
Some Indian scriptures prohibit the people to avoid garlic if they like to come up in their devotional way of life.
(i) Garuda Purana (1.96.72) states that one should do parihars if they consume garlic and onion.
(ii) Padma Purana (4-56) states that those who like to follow the way of dharma, should avoid garlic and onion.
(iii) Shiva Purana (7-10-12) states that garlic and onion are the foods to be avoided.
(iv) Similar advices are seen in Manu Samhita (5-5), Hari Bakthi Vilasa (8-158) also.
Why these scriptures advise us to avoid garlic and onion?
Krishna has classified three types of foods: Thamo guna, Rajo guna and Satva guna foods.
In Bhagavad-gita As It Is Ch-17, Texts 8-10, Krishna says:
(i) Foods in the mode of goodness increase the duration of life, purify one’s existence and give strength, health, happiness and satisfaction. Such nourishing foods are sweet, juicy, fattening and palatable.
(ii) Foods that are too bitter, too sour, salty, pungent, dry and hot, are liked by people in the modes of passion. Such foods cause pain, distress, and disease.
(iii) Food cooked more than three hours before being eaten, which is tasteless, stale, putrid, decomposed and unclean, is food liked by people in the mode of ignorance.
A.C.Bakthivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, the founder of ISKCON, writes in his purport:
“The purpose of food is to increase the duration of life, purify the mind and aid bodily strength. This is its only purpose”
Thus, garlic and Onion are pungent, sour and hot foods that increase Rajo Guna. Since the rajo Guna dominated people behave without thorough evaluation, they act in Thamo Guna also.
Therefore, Garlic and onion have been classified under Rajo and Thamo Guna foods.
These kind of foods prevent one from sincerely engaging in INTELLIGENCE DOMINATED activities and make them dominated with unwanted thoughts and activities.
When a person is dominated in thamo and rajo gunas, he will show much interest in sense gratification activities and hence his dedication in devotional practices will come down.
Yes, Garlic has a good effect of (i) preventing or delaying the myocardial infarction by preventing the accumulation of fat in blood vessels, (ii) supplying sufficient blood to the heart by diluting the blood, (iii) giving enhanced immunity against diseases, cold, cough, etc. A compound called ALLICIN in Garlic is the only good factor in it.
However, it is not that much important considering the following points:
(i) Our death date is already fixed and hence we can not prolong our ACTIVE life in spite of karma. Though we take garlic, we will die on the same day.
(ii) The garlic’s negative effect overpowers its good effect. Since it fastens the blood, it increases sexual apetite and needs. The user tends to have more sex than normal. Since his consciousness will be dominated with Thamo and Rajo gunas, he may commit sexual offences more.
(iii) You can take some other measures to delay the heart issues, by using more vitamin B complex, particularly, B-12, Vitamin-C, more fibres, etc. This will give the same good effect for veins and heart like garlic.
Now, let us discuss about the another aspect of garlic. It is believed that garlic is good for gastric problems and constipation. Excessive gas in abdomen may prevent free flow of stool. Instead the body releases only the gas when the person attempts to pass stool. If the gas flows out more first, the pressure comes down and hence stool can not be pushed out.
What this shows? Even the gas output should be under control. More gas production, more release of gas through ass. Therefore, less pressure and hence no stool or very less stool.
This garlic disturbs the gas balance. It produces more gas. Therefore, more gas comes out instead of stool. And, even while you are with the people or work, the gas is released without control that costs our image.
Therefore, garlic may not be the best solution for constipation. Some times, it sufficiently releases the gas. Some times, it produces excessive gas.
There are best alternatives for garlic to get relieved from constipation. Let me give them here:
(i) Eat more fibrous foods like mint (the richest source of fibres), oats, beans, ladies finger, banana tree stem, banana flower, green leaves, etc.
(ii) Immediately after waking up, flush your mouth once and take atleast half a litre of plain water or little hot water. In the next one hour, you will pass stool freely.
(iii) Those who are always in the sitting posture in work will definitely have constipation. They should walk atleast two kilometers in the early morning. This too will free the stool release.
(iv) Reduce (better stop) the intake of coffee, tea, icecreams, bottle drinks, etc. Do not take too much of milk that delays the digestion. Just one or two cups of milk a day is sufficient. The calcium through green leaves will be better than the calcium through milk.
(v) Take less oil, ghee, butter, etc.
(vi) Never go to pass the stool immediately after waking up from bed. The intestines would not have started active functioning after hours of rest in sleeping. They have to collect all the garbage of stool to the tip of ass and then give the pressure or sensation near the asshole to pass stool. It requires atleast one hour and about half a litre of water to rearrange and accumulate the garbages. Therfore, go to toilet after one hour of waking up from bed and having water.
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(vii) This is a very important advice. If possible, try to follow this. The first urination after waking up from bed in the morning will always be released with more pressures. Have you observed it? You can use this pressure to release the stool also. After waking up, if you first empty the bladder urine, all the pressures would have exhausted. And hence, there will be no pressure to push out the stool. Therefore, after waking up, have water, walk atleast within home for half an hour. You can even chant your favourite japa or read any good stuff or talk to your loved ones while walking inside the home. Till this time, do not pass even urine. Now go to the toilet after half an hour or one hour of waking up. PASS BOTH URINE AND STOOL WITH SUFFICIENT PRESSURE SIMULTANEOUSLY.
What the wonder! Both your bladder and intestines are emptied thoroughly from urine and stool.
You will get an absolutely free feeling now.
This is my own proven and harmless technique that I follow to keep constipation away. I have no issues for decades.
Please do not bother about professional advices that encourage extra addictions like garlic. Just follow all my above very simple advices simultaneously.
The constipation will definitely leave you. (I am that much confident with the above practices from my own experience).