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Aryuvedic Alternatives To Laxatives

Discussion in 'Indian Diet & Nutrition' started by SuiDhaaga, Nov 29, 2019.

  1. SuiDhaaga

    SuiDhaaga Bronze IL'ite

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    What Aryuvedic Alternatives do you use, rather than using Laxatives.

    Long term use of laxatives (even fiber such as metamucil, citrucel, etc) are bad for you.
     
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    Yes adding a tsp of cooking castor oil while making tadka for pappu charu is great for digestion. This is tried and tested.
     
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    Pappu charu means?
     
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    Pappu charu is Andhra style soup made with toor dal and eaten with rice unlike sambar which is spiced up with sambar masala.

    Here is the recipe
     
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    Are you looking for ayurvedic medicine? consult an ayurvedic doctor. Triphala choornam is often used (check this )
     
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    I was once prescribed vanasuranadi leham. I think the main ingredient is suran(yam).
     
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    Thank you all for these replies ... Will check all of this
     
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    Psyllium husk aka Isabgol
     
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    That Telugu word in Tamil it is called Rasam. In kannada it is also called saaru/charu.

    excerpt from wikipedia:
    Rasam ([​IMG]pronunciation (help·info)), chaaru, saaru or kabir is a South Indian dish (eaten with other dishes or by itself),[1] traditionally prepared using kokum or tamarind juice as a base, with the addition of tomato, chili pepper, black pepper, cumin and other spices as seasonings. Steamed lentils can be added along with any preferred vegetables.[2] Nowadays, all the seasonings required are combined and ground beforehand into rasam powder, which is available commercially. Chilled prepared versions are also marketed commercially.[3]​
     

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