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How to handle stomach problems with Ayurvedic medications

With the numerous medications that I have to take to manage chronic pain, gastric upsets have become very frequent. I have had a sensitive stomach even before the pain started. So over the years, I have found that the following medication have helped me as a first line of treatment. As a disclaimer, I have to add that the reader must consult their own physician before trying out these medications.


  1. Abhyarishtam: most medications make me constipated and this helps me even though it is not a laxative per se. It also improves my digestion. I take 15 to 30 mL of this after food with equal amount of water
  2. Mustakrishtam: this also helps in improving  digestion
  3. Triphala Guggulu: this is a tablet that I take after every meal. I usually take Triphala powder as a supplement even when I do not have any gastric problem. However, I stop the powder when I start taking these medication
Apart from this, I roast cumin seeds on a flat pan and then add it to water along with little bit of lemon and black salt. Then the mixture is heated and I sip it throughout the day

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