What is Kayam Churana?
Kayam Churana is a mixture of medicinal herbs in powder form for treating chronic constipation, acidity and other digestive disorders. This is a widely popular ayurvedic supplement among people who want to cure irregular bowel movement problem without laboratory made chemical compositions.
What is in Kayam Churana?
Though many of us consider Kayam Churana as an ayurvedic medicine, it is not actually a proper ‘ayurvedic’ medicine. Ayurvedic medicines are those which are prepared from the formulas provided in ancient texts. Kayam Churana is a type of ayurvedic ‘proprietary’ medicine that signifies it is prepared from ayurvedic herbs but by contemporary ayurvedic pharmacy.
The major constituent of Kayam Churana is dried leaves of Senna plant (Sonamukhi in Bengali). It is an excellent plant derived laxative that has been used in many parts of the world since ages. Kayam Churana also contains Black salt, Ajwain, Haritaki or Harad, Nishoth, Yastimadhu or Liquorice and Baking Soda. All of the constituents are known for their digestive benefits and laxative actions.
How does Kayam Churana Work?
Kayam Churana is a kind of stimulation producing laxative. It creates moderate irritations on the intestine walls. As a reaction to this irritating stimulant our body generates an induced bowel movement. Senna leaves present in Kayam Churana plays a major role in this action. The other constituents of the formula provide a calming effect to the irritation created in the intestine.
Benefits of Kayam Churana
Here are some benefits of Kayam Churana,
Kayam Churana is an effective laxative that helps to relieve constipation within 9-10 hours of consumption. People with severe bowel movement issues often refer to this powder form laxative as a replacement for laxative drugs.
alms Hyperacidity and Acid Reflux
Hyper acidity and acid reflux makes us feel uncomfortable and irritates the sensitive inner-linings of stomach and food tract. Kayam Churana clears the bowel movement and that, in turn, helps in better digestion. Better digestion means no hyperacidic reactions or acid reflux!
Cures Belly Bloating
Digestion of food generates a mixture of gaseous substances as by-products. When our digestive tract is blocked by unclear bowel, the gas can’t flow out of our body and accumulates in either the upper or lower abdomen. It increases the pressure of the intestine walls and that’s why we painful bloated belly. Kayam Churna contains black salt, baking soda and some other digestive herbs that help in better digestion and its laxative actions clear the digestive passages.
Help in Piles Treatment
Piles is an annoying and painful intestinal disorder. Irregular bowel movement aids in hardening of stool. Hard stool creates irritation in intestine wall and often cause bleeding wounds. Kayam Churana regularizes bowel movement and prevents stool hardening. So, the Plies and Fistula related problem reduces as well.
Side Effects of Kayam Churana
Though the formula of Kayam Churana is claimed as completely organic, this powder-form laxative comes with several risks and side effects.
Induces Laxative Dependency
Kayam Churana is a kind of stimulant laxative and stimulant laxatives are prone to developing laxative dependency over repeated usage. When you use too much stimulation creating substances, your body reduces the natural bowel movements to prevent the irritations created by artificial bowel movements. Finally, a time comes when you can’t have a poop unless you use some kind of laxative. Once in a blue moon use of Kayam Churana is fine but it might be harmful for your body if you are taking this powder for more than 3 times a week.
Painful Cramps in Abdomen
Uncontrolled use of Kayam Churna might cause severe abdominal pain and irritations. This powerful laxative not only stimulates digestive organs but also affects other abdominal organs like uterus.
Diarrhoea and Severe Fluid Loss
Kayam Churna provides stimulating effects to clear accumulated bowel. Those who have sensitive digestive system might face further contractions in digestive tract. This results in induced stomach flu and dehydration due to loss of body fluid.
Risky Increase in Blood Potassium
Constituents of Kayam Churna have high potassium content. Potassium is an essential mineral for brain health but intake of potassium in excess might cause several disorders including hypertension.
Ulcer in Digestive Tract
Kayam Churna formula is quite string and contains Black salt and baking soda. These two ingredients increase the risk of ulcer in the digestive system and can be harmful for those suffering from gastric or intestinal ulcers.
Infertility in Men
Studies have shown that baking soda or soda bi-carbonate can affect the fertility of men by reducing sperm count and quality. Kayam Churana contains this ingredient so the regular consumption of this laxative is not at all beneficial for men.