Does dietary changes help to deal with constipation?

Q. Can consuming ayurvedic medicines cause dark stools?

Answered by
Dr. Shiv Kumar Sharma
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Apr 22, 2022

Hi doctor,

I am 39-year-old female, with a height of 5'3 feet and weighing 117 lbs, dealing with infertility, constipation, hemorrhoids, and fissure problems. Because of abdominal pain, I got a CT scan done and I have a noncancerous hemangioma in my liver of sizes, 5.4cm. I started doing some diet changes like, not having meat and white rice and started having wheat roti and barley. For two weeks, my hemorrhoids and fissure problem gets a little better. My stool is not very hard, nor it is loose, but I am unable to manage a perfect stool to resolve my piles. It keeps getting better and worst, and I am sick and tired. I started taking some Ayurvedic medicine and started noticing dark stool. Also, the initial stool is hard and then the rest of it was like diarrhea. I am taking some pitta balance and digestive support medicine. Please help me.



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I understand your worries, some of your problems are due to constipation. Take coconut water, pomegranate juice, seasonal fruits, and vegetables. Include walnuts, almonds, pistachio, raisins, figs, and sprouted seeds. Avoid red chilli, tea, coffee, yogurt, spicy foods, cold drinks, alcohol, eggs non- vegeterian foods, smoking, and tobaco.

I will suggest you to taking Isabgol (Psyllium husk), two teaspoons twice daily before meals with lukewarm water. Syrup Abhayarishta (Haritaki, Vidanga, Madhuka Kusuma), four teaspoons twice daily with equal amount of water after meals. Tablet Dhootpapeshwar Arogyavardhini Bati (Yashad bhasma, Vang bhasma, Lemon), two tablets, twice daily after meals and tablet Kanchanar guggul (Kanchanar, Haritaki, Bibhitaka) two tablets, twice daily after meals. Apply Jatyadi ghrita (Sariva, Tuthya, Sesame Oil) locally twice a day, wash with neem-treated water.

Thank you.

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