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Mucus on stool Ayurvedic Perspectives

Mucus on stool

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Written by John Immel, Asheville, NC
Mucus in the stool is a sign of a high Kapha diet, or Kapha imbalance in your body. Other causes include amoeba infection, parasites, and candida. Dairy, wheat, sweets, and red meat have ample gooey quality, increasing mucus in the digestive tract. When your diet is too gooey for your digestive tract to handle, excess mucus is excreted in your stool.

Simple Treatment

You can remove excess mucus from your body through diet and herbal remedies. Add leafy greens and high fiber foods to your diet, which will scrape the colon clean. The scraping action of roughage removes excess mucus. Hot, pungent spices increase your bodies digestive capability and to liquefy mucus. Mild, drying laxatives like triphala are also a helpful addition to your healing food choices.

Sign of Toxicity

If you notice that mucus on your stool that also carries a foul smell, this is a sign of toxicity in your gastrointestinal tract. It's an indication that food is fermenting in your intestines. If this is the case, you may need to do a kitchari fast, and elimination diet, or incorporate bitter herbs that will clear both mucus and toxicity from your colon.

Disclaimer: Conditions such as 'Mucus on stool' that cause tissue changes could be serious and should be checked by a medical doctor.

Aggravated Doshas & Qualities

Symptoms Tell A Story

The first step to healing is learning patterns from your symptoms. Symptoms are clues that reveal underlying imbalances, showing you where your body is weak. Specifically, they reveal the doshas & qualities that may have become aggravated. If you notice a quality or dosha appears next to many of your symptoms, it helps you establish a pattern that may be systemic.

One or more of the following doshas and qualities may be aggravated.If you have a systemic imbalance of one of these doshas or qualities, Ayurveda would generally recommend avoiding foods and lifestyle habits with that quality.

Kapha aggravatingDigestive Effects Help

Key: V = Vata, P = Pitta, K = Kapha. A slash through a dosha means it an aggravated dosha. To learn more about the symbols above, click on them.

Correct Imbalance

Food and lifestyle habite with the following effects may reduce imbalances associated with 'Mucus on stool'.
About Pharmacological Effects
The list of actions below have not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.

Stage of Disease: 3 - Attacking Tissue

If you have symptoms in this category it means that your imbalances have weakened organs and tissues. At any moment, these imbalances could overwhelm weakened tissue and develop into degenerative disease.

ayurvedic notes

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The Color of Your Poop
Green Stool
Yellow Stool
Brown Stool
Orange Stool
Gray/Tan Stool
Bloody / Tarry Stool
The Shape of Your Poop
Type 1 Separate hard lumps, like nuts or rabbit pellets (hard to pass)
Type 2 Sausage shaped but lumpy
Type 3 Like a sausage but with cracks on the surface
Type 4 Like a sausage or snake, smooth and soft
Type 5 Soft blobs with clear cut edges
Type 6 Fluffy pieces with frayed edges, mushy
Type 7 Watery, no solid pieces, entirely liquid

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Specialty Formulas by Joyful Belly

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Motil-Colon Stimulant Laxative
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This strong laxative tea that stimulates a sluggish colon in aggravated Kapha type constipation.

Ayurvedic Herbs & Natural Products for Mucus on stool

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Diet for Mucus on stool

A diet rich in these foods & nutritional supplements may help re-balance the aggravated qualities and doshas in mucus on stool.
Adzuki BeansVata aggravatingPitta pacifyingKapha pacifyingAjwainVata pacifyingPitta aggravatingKapha pacifying
Black BeansVata aggravatingPitta pacifyingKapha pacifyingBlack PepperVata pacifyingPitta aggravatingKapha pacifying
Brown LentilVata aggravatingPitta pacifyingKapha pacifyingCardamomVata pacifyingPitta pacifyingKapha pacifying
ChamomileVata aggravatingPitta pacifyingKapha pacifyingCuminVata pacifyingPitta aggravatingKapha pacifying
FenugreekVata pacifyingPitta aggravatingKapha pacifyingKaleVata aggravatingPitta pacifyingKapha pacifying
Mung BeanVata aggravatingPitta pacifyingKapha pacifying

Related Symptoms & Habits

The following symptoms & habits may be related to 'Mucus on stool' See your quiz results for a computerized assessment of your body type. Please click on the symptoms below to learn more about them. Which types have the most check-marks? That could indicate the Ayurvedic imbalance causing your condition
Vomiting MucusUrge to defecate (tenesmus)
Straining to eliminateIrritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Shiny / oily / fatty stoolsSlow, heavy digestion
Tired after eatingBloating / distension


Refined sugarFew leafy greens
Lactose IntolerantWheat Intolerance


Worm / ParasitePus in stool
Candida / Yeast Infection / Thrush


Dull ache in abdomenFood allergy

About the Author

John Immel, the founder of Joyful Belly, teaches people how to have a healthy diet and lifestyle with Ayurveda. His approach to Ayurveda exudes a certain ease, which many find enjoyable and insightful. His online course Balance Your Ayurvedic Diet in a Week provides tools for gracefully healing with Ayurveda to thousands. John also directs Joyful Belly's School of Ayurveda , which specializes in digestive tract pathology & Ayurvedic nutrition. John and his wife Natalie recently published Explore Your Hunger: A Guide to Hunger, Appetite & Food.

John's interest in Ayurveda and digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel, including his public service work in South Asia. John's commitment to the detailed study of digestive disorders reflects his zeal to get down to the roots of the problem. His hope and belief in the capacity of each & every client to improve their quality of life is nothing short of a personal passion. John's creativity in the kitchen and delight in cooking for others comes from his family oriented upbringing. In addition to his certification in Ayurveda, John holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard University.

John enjoys sharing Ayurveda within the context of his Catholic roots, and finds Ayurveda gives him an opportunity to participate in the healing mission of the Church. Jesus expressed God's love by feeding and healing the sick. That kindness is the fundamental ministry of Ayurveda as well.

Comments & Personal Experiences

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My last part of my stool is slippery.

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