Ayurvedic Treatment for Vomiting

Ayurvedic Treatment for Vomiting:
Vomiting, Chhardi (Ayurvedic terminology)
Ayurvedic Definition of Vomiting:
In this disease, ‘Udana Vata’ gets vitiated and brings all the contents of the stomach upwards and finally everything is vomited out from the mouth. There is severe distress during this forceful expulsion of the contents of the stomach from the mouth.
Causative factors:

  • Drinking too much liquids, oily and salty foods
  • Eating food at improper time, in excessive quantity and contradictory foods
  • Eating of non-suitable foods
  • Eating of toxic food
  • Excessive exertion
  • Excessive consumption of alcohol
  • Loss of tissues from the  body
  • Nausea and indigestion
  • Worm infestation
  • Psychological causes like fear, grief etc.
  • Pregnancy can also cause vomiting.

Premonitory symptoms:
The symptoms given below will be convert in to the disease condition later on, thus it is called as premonitory symptoms of vomiting. These are:

  • Nausea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Excessive salivation with salty taste
  • Anorexia
  • Dryness of palate, lips and mouth

According to the cause six types has been described in the Ayurvedic classics.
Vataja type, Pittaja type, Kaphaja type, Sannipatika type, Agantuja type and Krimija type.

1) Vataja type: The patient vomits frothy and scanty material of astringent taste repeatedly with sound, more severe on empty stomach, during the process of vomiting he suffers from pain in abdomen, sides and back and get exhausted. There is pain and ache in the body after every vomiting.
2) Pittaja type: The vomit is intensely sour, yellow, reddish or green with pungent and bitter taste in mouth and the patient has burning sensation, sucking pain, fever, dryness in mouth and fainting. Usually, the person who indulges in ‘Pitta’ body type (body constitution) may suffer from this type of vomiting. The patient suffers from fainting, thirst, burning sensation in the eyes, throat and head. When the vomit contents come out from the mouth, there is severe burning pain in the mouth and chest region.
3) Kaphaja type: The patient vomits with horripilation, excessiverly sweet, white and cold material mixed with thick mucus and suffers from anorexia, heaviness and malaise. The person who indulges in ‘Kapha’ aggravating foods and drinks as well as behaviour, suffers from this type. Vomiting takes place without any straining as is white in colour, sticky and has sweet and salty taste. The patient suffers from excessive sleep, heaviness in the abdomen and anorexia.
4) Sannipatika type: This is a mix variety of all of the above three varieties. In this type, the patient suffers from persistent vomiting with severe colicky pain in abdomen, indigestion, anorexia, burning sensation, thirst, dyspnoea and fainting. The patient brings out saltish, sour, bluish, thick and hot vomiting matter.
5) Agantuja type: All other causes like poison, irritating and dirty smell etc. are included in this type.
6) Krimija type: In this type, vomiting occur due to worm infestation. In this type, there is colicky pain in abdomen, nausea and other symptoms like heart disease due to worm infestation.
Vomiting in an emaciated person, if persistent, associated complications, contains blood, pus and the matter is glistering is incurable.
Ayurvedic treatment for Vomiting:
According to Ayurveda, most of the types of vomiting are the results of irritation of the stomach wall by ‘Vata’, ‘Pitta’ and ‘Kapha’ doshas. Hence for treating all types, ‘Langhan’ (Fasting) should be done first, except in ‘Vataja’ type. If the patient is strong enough, then he should drink warm water mixed with Ralk salt powder in proper quantity up to full of his stomach and then he should try to vomiting all the contents out from his stomach through simple irritation in his throat by his own finger. Through this simple procedure of stomach wash, all the ‘Ama’ (undigested and toxic food material) and vitiated doshas in the stomach throw out. After the stomach wash in such manner, the force and irritation of the disease has been tremendously cut off. One should drink around half cup of decoction of Dry ginger, Coriander seeds, Musta roots (Cyprus rotundus) and Khus root(Vetiveria Zixznoides) after every half hour. One should also chew small piece of ginger, as it helps to improve appetite. For Vataja type, patient is advised to take ‘Laja Manda’ (Boil the mixture of puffed rice, cardamom, clove, sugar and water. Allow it to enough cool as it should be take easily). One can take coconut water sip by sip and can take puffed jowar as well.
Some of the famous Ayurvedic formulations for vomiting:

  • ‘Tab. Sanjivani Vati’ mixed with 1-2 teaspoons of ginger juice repeatedly.
  • ‘Shankh Bhasma’ with fresh lemon juice frequently.
  • ‘Eladi Churna’ (Mixture of different herbs like cardamom, cloves, long pepper etc.) mixed with honey repeatedly.
  • ‘Hingwashtak Churna’ mixed with fresh buttermilk repeatedly.
  • Patient should take boiled water mixed with Dry ginger powder and Coriander seeds powder every time.
  • Medicated wines: Mustarishta, Pipplyasava, Draksharishta, Takrarishta.
  • Medicated jam: Agatsya-haritaki avleha, Chyawan prash.

Patient can start to eat only whenever he feel hungry. He should gradually start with Moong beans soup, Puffed rice, Puffed jowar, Dry black grapes, Pomegranate and Coconut water followed with ‘Ayurvedic life-style’ (given on the home page of this web site).