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Here’s why drinking hot water with ghee can ease your constipation naturally

Published on:23 September 2020, 09:08am IST
Stop running away from ghee as it is the ultimate home remedy for constipation according to Ayurveda and modern science. Read on to know more.
Nikita Bhardwaj
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When your gut acts up, giving rise to constipation一then what would you say is your go-to remedy? If you put your trust in desi hacks, then today we’ve got a foolproof Ayurvedic nuskha for you that will ease your constipation in no time. Presenting the ultimate home remedy for constipation: drinking hot water with a spoonful of ghee. 

By the way, it’s not just us who’s swearing by this remedy; rather the golden book of Ayurveda considers this a “rambann” cure for constipation too! 

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Here’s why ghee + hot water is the number one home remedy for constipation
Let’s face it: Ghee has been misconstrued many times. That’s because we don’t know the proper way to consume it to reap its benefits. Ghee is a rich source of butyric acid, which according to many scientific studies一including one published in the Polish journal Przeglad Gastroenterologiczny (Gastroenterology Review)一can ease constipation

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The study also states that consuming butyric acid improves the metabolism of the intestine and helps in the movement and frequency of stool. Plus, it reduces abdominal pain, bloating, and other symptoms of constipation.

Not to mention, ghee is also considered to be one of the best laxatives out there. Add to that its other benefits, like increased bone strength, inducing sleep, and weight loss一and you’ve got yourself a winner. 

Dimple Jangda, an Ayurvedic health coach and founder of Prana Healthcare Centre, explains that ghee helps in providing lubrication to our body and clears the intestine passage. This improves the movement of waste, reducing your risk of constipation.

So, how can you fix your constipation with ghee?
Jangda suggests drinking 200 ml of warm water with a teaspoon of ghee mixed in it every morning. For best results, she advises drinking this concoction on an empty stomach. 

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Constipation is caused due to a hard koshta, causing the digestive tract, gut and colon to become dry, rough, and hard. By lubricating the digestive tract with superfoods like ghee, we can soften the system and aid smooth evacuation of waste from the body,” she explains.

So, no more bad mouthing ghee as it is THE ultimate home remedy for constipation. 

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Nikita Bhardwaj Nikita Bhardwaj

Six-pack abs are all that Nikita needs, along with her daily dose of green tea. At Health Shots, she produces videos, podcasts, stories, and other kick-ass content.