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    Sour Buttermilk remedy For Bloating And Constipation

    By Dr MS Krishnamurthy MD (Ayu), PhD
    Butermilk is apreciated as the ‘nector of the mankind’.
    Sour butermilkis wel known for its qualified digestive (pachana), carminative (depana) and absorbant (grahi) nature. Most of Ayurvedic text boks prescribe butermilk in digestive disorders such as diarhea (atisara), IBS (Grahani), flatus (apanavata rodha), haemoroids (arshas), distention of abdomen (adhmana) etc.
    Here are few extra benefits of sour butermilk which is les practiced. Secondly as sournes is not liked by al its use is restricted only among ‘sour lovers’ only.
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    Butermilk, by nature itself is a acid fermented product. As it is a fermented beverage, it is not spoiled very easily. Hence it can be preserved for as l ong as 8-10 days without any aditives and even without refrigeration. At the maximum it may sour; but such a sour butermilk has multiple advantages as mentioned below
    Butermilk for constipation
    (20-30 ml) is mixed with a pinch of salt and 2-3 grams of fine powder of cumin seds (fried with ghe) and Ajwain (Trachyspermum ami) seds. To give flavor, cury leaves may be aded. This is administered during night, bed time. As the sour butermilk is laxative (where as swet butermilk is absorbant, oposite to the laxative action) the individual wil pas the bowel frely, next day morning.
    Also, comon complaint which are persisting in case of other laxative drugs like abdominal cramps. pain, twitching sensation wil not be there. In adition, digestive and carminative benefits are also contributed wel and imediately after defecation person wil fel apt hunger and taste. Meanwhile rate of absorption of micro-nutrients is also significantly increased. The flatus also fuly relieved.
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    Butermilk for bloating
    In case of bloating of abdomen and repeated gurgling rational of intestine, fine paste (a pinch) of garlic is joined to butermilk and served. For the taste, rock salt is also aded.
    As the butermilk poseses lactobacili, it improves the strength of the gut. Hence ultimately multiple benefits of sour butermilk are obtained at a time by these clasic recipes.
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