Ayurveda Treatment Methods

A Guide Line To Ayurveda Treatments & Principles

Types of digestive tracts / nature of bowels


koṣṭha: krūro mṛdurmadhyo madhya: syāttai: samairapi |

There are three types of digestive tracts (Koshta):

1. Kroora Koshta – wherein the person will take long time for digestion. The bowel

evacuation will be irregular. It is influenced by Vata.

2. Mrudu Koshta – Sensitive stomach, has a very short digestion period. Even

administration of milk will cause bowel evacuation.

3. Madhya Koshta – Proper digestive tract, bowel evacuation at appropriate times. It is


influenced by Tridosha balance.