When Alex came to my office, he was suffering from yet another bout of constipation. He’d struggled with the frustration, discomfort and pain ever since he was a young boy.
He had tried everything. Over-the-counter remedies, fiber, probiotics and more - nothing worked. Worse, it only added to his frustration.
Recently he’d started eating a high fiber cereal daily. His wife had even convinced him to add flax and chia seeds on top of his cereal to help. It didn’t work.
That’s when he came to me for help.
A Sacred Constipation Remedy Tested By Time
If you believe television commercials, you would think constipation is a new problem. The truth is constipation has troubled individuals, well, forever. People have always been looking for solutions when they needed to get regular.
And for over 2,000 years, three special fruits have shown consistent and reliable success in the safe and natural relief of constipation. In fact, the ancients so revered these fruits that some even appear in sacred artwork.
Sacred Fruit #1: Haritaki
In art, the Medicine Buddha holds the sacred fruit haritaki in his right hand. In this image it represents good health. It’s also a “go-to” for anyone who needs to go.
Commonly called Chebulic myrobalan, doctors throughout history have turned to the small, unripe fruit to help clear and cleanse the bowels. We know its importance to ancient people as it appears in many highly respected classic traditional medicine texts.
More importantly, we know it works. Those ancient texts, its daily use today and modern studies show it clears constipation quickly.
Better yet, it’s easy on the stomach.
Now, while it’s effective on its own, haritaki is often combined with the next two sacred fruits for maximum results.
Sacred Fruit #2: Amla
Haritaki might appear in art, but amla is the stuff of ancient legend.
Legends say amla came from the tears of the Indian god Brahma. All the major traditional medicines of the East use this sacred fruit to purge and tone the bowels.
Often called the Indian gooseberry, many people take it daily to stay regular. When researchers tested it, they found amla produced a powerful laxative effect. They also noted it relieved indigestion.
The fruit is loaded with antioxidants. Studies suggest it provides powerful anti-inflammatory benefits. Researchers believe this makes it useful in support of brain, heart and liver health.
Additional studies report this sacred fruit acts as an adaptogen to enhance overall health.
This makes it a powerful way to clear constipation. It also offers excellent protection as it keeps the bowels cleansed and toned.
Sacred Fruit #3: Bahera
In the West, this sacred fruit is called Belleric myrobalan. Like haritaki, unripened bahera fruit delivers the laxative effect to purge the bowels.
Bahera contains polyphenols, sterols and other plant compounds known for both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. One of the most powerful is gallic acid.
Studies show gallic acid may be one of the most powerful phenols ever discovered. Among its many effects, research shows gallic acid protects DNA and chromosomes from damage. This keeps cells like those in your colon healthy and working right.
Yet, bahera rarely works on its own. Even though some use this sacred fruit on its own to cleanse, protect and soothe the bowels, when it comes to constipation, haritaki, amla and bahera often team-up in a potent blend known as Triphala.