Intestines are the largest and the longest organs in our gut. It’s divided into two parts, namely the large intestine and the small intestine.
The major functions of the small intestine is assimilation of food and absorption of nutrients. On the psycho-somatic level, it gets affected by emotions like anger, depression, stress and worry.
You may have noticed when the stress levels go very high, episodes of indigestion, burning in the stomach, low appetite, attacks of migraine occur. These symptoms stay pronounced and agitated when anger stays in your mind for a long time?
Ayurveda mentions small intestine as the seat for Pitta dosha (an element that is responsible for digestion, assimilation of food on the physical plane and intellect ability, good memory, analytical and cognial abilities on the intellectual plane). Small intestine has its own intelligence and reacts to our emotions!
The health of the small intestine is directly responsible for our physical health, our mental balance and our rational thinking abilities. It is extremely important for us to maintain our emotional environment within for enjoying the benefit of good digestion and sustained energy levels in our body.
Here are some of the symptoms of an unhealthy small intestine?
How to maintain the health of small intestine?
Health of the small intestine starts with maintaining the right lifestyle and right food habits. Many times we tend to ignore lifestyle rules and focus only on food habits. A proper right lifestyle allows our body and mind to stay in harmony with each other. It also helps develops immunity. There are simple rules laid down in Ayurveda.