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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Monday, November 13, 2017

Ayurvedic Treatment of Gastroparesis - Causes, Symptoms & Risk factors

Gastroparesis is a disorder in which the normal spontaneous movement of the muscles of the stomach is affected. The stomach's motility is slowed down or doesn't work at all preventing the stomach from emptying properly.



  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Vomiting undigested food eaten a few hours earlier
  • Acid reflux
  • Changes in blood sugar levels
  • Weight loss
  • A feeling of fullness after eating just a few bites
  • Malnutrition
  • Abdominal bloating


The causes of gastroparesis are not known but it is believed that it is caused by damage to a nerve that controls the muscles of the stomach (vagus nerve). Vagus nerve helps to manage the complex processes in the digestive tract. A damaged vagus nerve cannot send signals normally to the stomach muscles. This may cause the food to remain in the stomach longer rather than normally into the small intestine to be digested.


  • Diabetes
  • Esophageal or abdominal surgery
  • Nervous system diseases such as Parkinson’s disease or multiple sclerosis
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Scleroderma disease
  • Certain medications slow the rate of stomach emptying such as narcotic pain medications.


Modern medicines include medicines that stimulate the stomach muscles such as metoclopramide and erythromycin but metoclopramide has serious side effects such as diarrhoea and the medications to control nausea and vomiting are prescribed but in Ayurveda, gastroparesis can be cured by using herbal remedies and by making some changes in the diet without any side effects.


In Ayurveda, it is believed that indigestion is the root cause of almost all the diseases. If the digestive system is alright, it leads to the proper assimilation of the nutrients in the body. Planet Ayurveda works on the core principles of Ayurveda.


  1. Mahashankh Vati
  2. Digestion Support Caspules
  3. Sanjeevani Vati
  4. Hakam Churna
  5. Boswellia Curcumin Capsules
  6. Chitrakadi Vati

1. Mahashankh Vati

Mahashankh Vati is a natural Ayurvedic remedy for the gastric problems like: bloating of gas, acidity, digestion, constipation, diarrhoea, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), ulcerative colitis etc. The ingredients of Mahashankh Vati are:

  • Pippali (Piper longum)
  • Chitraka (Plumbago zeylanica)
  • Danti (Baliospermum monatnum)
  • Shudh Parad (purified mercury)
  • Shudh Tankan (Purified sodium biborate)
  • Sarjakshar (Sodium carbonate)
  • Yavkshar (Potassium carbonate)

Dosage: 2 tablets twice or thrice daily after half an hour of meals with plain water.

2. Cap. Digestion Support

Digestion Support Capsules of Planet Ayurveda is a blend of unique herbs that are described in Ayurveda as the best digestive herbs. These herbs work together in a synergistic manner and controls constipation, flatulence, acidity etc.

Ingredients of Digestion Support Capsules:

  • Amla (Emblica officinalis)
  • Haritaki (Terminalia chebula)
  • Bahera (Terminalia bellerica)
  • Sounf (Foeniculum vulgare)
  • Dhania (Coriander sativum)
  • Pippali (Piper longum)
  • Jeerak (Cyminum cuminum)

Dosage: 1-2 Capsules twice daily with plain water after meals

3. Sanjeevani Vati

Sanjeevani Vati of Planet Ayurveda is prepared according to the concept mentioned in Ayurvedic texts. Indigestion leads to the formation of Ama (endotoxins) in the body which leads to the blockage of the channels and many diseases like high cholesterol, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and many other disorders. Sanjeevani vati helps to get rid of all the mid-way metabolites from the system and helps in burning metabolites.

Major ingredients of Sanjeevani Vati are:

  • Vidanga (Embelia ribes)
  • Ginger root (Zingiber officinale)
  • Pippali (Piper longum)
  • Haritaki (Terminalia chebula)
  • Amalki (Emblica officinalis)
  • Vacha (Acorus calmus)
  • Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia)
  • Shuddh Bhallataka (Semecarpus anacardium) purified
  • Shuddh Vatsanabh (Aconitum ferox) purified

Dosage: 1-2 tablets twice daily with plain water after meals.

4. Hakam Churna

Hakam Churna is a wonderful presentation by Planet Ayurveda experts. This combination is known as "Tridoshic Rasayan". This term applies to any supplement that effects the three elements that Ayurveda believes that controls life: Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Hakam churna has the ability to retrieve the normal digestion thereby putting a stop to Vata disturbance.

Ingredients of Hakam Churna are:

  • Chandershoor (Lepidium sativum)
  • Kalonji (Nigella sativaa)
  • Methi (Trigonella foenum graecum)
  • Ajwain (Trachyspermum ammi)

Dosage: Take 3-5 gm of powder with hot water twice daily.

5. Cap. Boswellia-Curcumin

Boswellia-Curcumin capsules offered by Planet Ayurveda are one of the most effective combination of anti-inflammatory herbs. These capsules relieve the inflammation of the stomach due to gastroparesis. Curcumin is a very potent anti-inflammatory herb having potent effect similar to the efficacy of corticosteroids. Boswellia contains substances known as boswellic acids. Research shows that these acids can fight inflammation.

Dosage: 1-2 capsules twice daily after meals.

6. Chitrakadi Vati

Chitrakadi Vati is quite beneficial to improve the digestion power of the body as it has digestive and detoxifying properties. It aids in digestion and removes the accumulated toxins in the body and balances all the three doshas in the body.

Ingredients of Chitrakadi Vati are:

  • Chitraka (Plumbago zeylanica)
  • Pippali moola - Long pepper root (Piper longum)
  • Yava kshara – kshara of barley (Hordeum vulgare)
  • Swarjika kshara
  • Sauvarchala lavana (Sochal salt)
  • Saindhav lavana (Rock salt)
  • Vida lavana (Vida salt)
  • Samudra Lavana (Common salt)
  • Audbhida Lavana
  • Shunthi – Ginger rhizome (Zingiber officinalis)
  • Maricha – black pepper (Piper nigrum)
  • Pippali – Long pepper fruit (Piper longum)
  • Hingu (Asa foetida)
  • Ajmoda – Ajwain (fruit) (Trachyspermum roxburghianum)
  • Chavya – java long pepper (Piper chaba)
  • Matulunga Swarasa (lemon juice) or Dadima rasa (pomegranate juice)

Dosage: 1-2 tablets once or twice a day before or after food.


People with high blood pressure should take this medicine only under medical supervision as it contains salt as an ingredient.


Our body will only process what all we dump in it. So the kind of food we eat determines how are digestive system will respond. To keep the digestive system healthy, include fruits and vegetables which are rich in fibers which not only aid in digestion but are rich sources of anti-oxidants as well.

Include herbs in the diet such as asafoetida, isabgol, fenugreek, ajwain and aloe vera juice in the diet.

Avoid junk and spicy food as these foods cause heaviness in the stomach as well as constipation.

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