Stomach Bloating !

Stomach Bloating

Stomach Bloating !

Flatulence (Anaha)/ stomach bloating:

Ama (undigested food),  or sakrt(faeces) gradually accumulated inside the Alimentary tract because of mithyahara ( improper food habits) are obstructed from moving out by the prakopa (aggravated) Vata dosha and not eliminated through the natural routes i.e- upward for ama and downward for purisha (faeces) causes severe distension in the abdomen. This condition is known as Anaha / stomach bloating.

There are 2 types- based on the obstructing material:

  1. Amaja anaha9 bloating due to undigested food)
  2. Purishaja anaha ( bloating caused due to faeces

Amaja anaha symptoms:

  • Thirst
  • Running nose
  • Burning sensation in the head
  • Pain and heaviness in the stomach
  • Nausea
  • Obstruction of belching

Purishaja anaha symptoms:

  • Stiffness (loss of movement) of the waist and back
  • Constipation / difficulty in elimination of faeces and urine
  • Dyspnea
  • Pain in the abdomen
  • Fainting
  • Faecal vomiting

Ayurveda treatment for bloated stomach (anaha):

  1. Anaha caused by undigested food (ama)- vamana therapy followed by liquid diet with agnidipana (hunger boosting medicines)
  2. Anaha caused by faeces – if there is no faecal vomiting then ama should be treated by swedana and pachana dravya and udavarta treatment.

Ayurveda medicines:

  1. Dviutara Hingvadi churna- made from hingu vaca kusta, swarjiksara and vidanga in double dose is highly useful.
  2. vacadi churna
  3. trivrtadi vati – trivrt, haritaki, and syama are grounded with latex of snuhi and made in to pills. 1 pill with gomutra as anupana. It causes purgation and cures anaha.
  4. Rathadi varti- should be inserted into anus in case of pain in anaha.
  5. avipattikara churna- 5gm with hot water at bed time.


  • Liquid food ex- rice soup,
  • Light foods
  • Fasting


  • Day sleep
  • Late night sleep
  • Bakery items
  • Fast foods
  • Soft drinks
  • Non vegetarian foods
  • High protein
  • Pulses
  • Oily foods
  • Heavy foods
  • tubers
  • Astringent taste foods

– Dr Subajanane Jeyanthan –


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