Constipation! What strikes in mind is hard and painful stools and yeah undoubtedly lots of discomfort. It is actually a common mishappening that can happen to anybody, whether the person is a child, teenager or adult. But fortunately, it is not a horrible disease and doesn’t last long. If said in medical terms, constipation is a condition in which you have fewer than three bowel movements a week, or hard, dry and small bowel movements that are painful or difficult to pass. It is not an embarrassing matter and if you have had constipation somewhere in your life, you might have understood that it is not a laughing matter, instead it is a matter of concern. But, if you still feel it uncomfortable to discuss, you need not worry about it. Today, we will be giving you a number of constipation remedies includedwith medicinal treatment and home remedies for constipation.
Remedy No.- 1 Triphla Powder or Churna
Most if the you must have bought this already to your home….. It is said to be an ayurvedic medicine. This actually consists of three fruits- Indian gooseberry (amla), Chebulic Myrobalan (haritaki) and Bellirica Myrobalan (vibhitaki), hence called “Triphla”. It is proved to be a very effective remedy to regulate your digestion and bowel movements. Now, what about the method to take it?
You can either take it in a teaspoon along with warm water or take the mixture of honey and triphla churna at night before going to bed.
Remedy No.- 2 Raisins (Kishmish)
Have you ever thought that a tasty dry fruit can save you from such a disease too?
Well, it is true. Raisins are filled with lots of fiber in them and act as great natural laxative. It has many more things to do apart from constipation treatment like strengthening bones, treating infections and many more. But, as we are talking about constipation only, lets talk about its dosage.
You can soak a handful of raisins in water overnight and have them the first thing after waking up in morning.
It will not only be helpful in constipation treatment,but will take care of your stomach in future also.
Remedy No.- 3 Guavas (amrood or peru)
This green or yellowish green fruit has lots of soluble fiber contained in its pulp and insoluble fiber content in seeds. Intake of one guava a day fulfills almost 12% of the daily fiber intake requirement. Hence, it not only acts as a home remedy for constipation, but is beneficial for your overall digestive health also.
Remedy No.- 4 Lemon juice
Lemon juice or shikanji is one of the most favorite drinks in summers. But, have you ever thought that this readily available fruit can prevent you from constipation too. Yeah, this is true. It has actually already been proved that lemon can be an effective
All you need to do is to mix a spoonful of lemon juice to warm water and add a pinch of salt to it. Drink it only in an empty stomach for getting constipation relief.
Remedy No.- 5 Figs (anjeer)
Either dried or ripe figs are packed with fiber and act as a natural laxative. Boil few figs in a glass of milk and drink the warm mixture before going to bed. It will give you relief. Using fruit is far better than syrups available in market because even the syrup mentioning 100% fruit is most often containing with some chemicals apart from the fruit juice.
Remedy No.- 6 Castor Oil (Arandi ka tel)
I know, drinking castor oil will make no sense to your taste, but, this remedy has been used since years for fast relief and more better results.It is a sure shot remedy for constipation. You can add a tablespoon of castor oil to a glass of warm milk and have the mixture before going to bed. Till next morning you’ll be out of the problem. Of course, if you are facing such an irritating condition like constipation, you’ll surely want to get rid of it as soon as possible.
Remedy No. 7 Flaxseeds (Alsi)
It tastes better than the previous one.Alsi is full of fiber content and can help you in a very effective way to get constipation relief. You can either mix a handful of it with your every morning or have a handful of it with warm water to get better response.
about its benefits in constipation. This vegetable has properties to clean, rebuild and renew our intestinal tract. For positive response, you can have about 100ml of spinach juice along with an equal quantity of water twice in a day. It will surely not taste good to you, but frankly speaking, it is the most effective constipation remedy for even the most stubborn cases of constipation.
Remedy No.- 9 Oranges
Most of us love to eat oranges because of their sour taste. Along with lots of vitamin C elements, the fruit is filled with fiber too. You should eat 2 oranges everyday (one in morning and other in evening) to get constipation relief as well as better digestive health. If it doesn’t interfere your taste, you can eat it without peeling off its white threads.
Remedy No.- 10 Seed Mixtures
A mixture of sunflower seeds, flaxseeds, sesame seeds and almond grounded together to prepare a together.This powder is rich in fiber that helps in getting constipation relief. The intake of one tablespoon of
this mixture not only allows to get rid of constipation, but it rejuvenates intestine walls also. The powder can be mixed with salad or cereals also. It has to be taken for a complete week to get rid of the problem.
Remedy No.- 11 Herbal Daily Haldi
It is a solution made from the mixture of Turmeric, garlic, ginger, honey, lemon and apple cider vinegar. It is a natural treatment that treats constipation as well as other digestion related problems like gas, acidity etc. This requires the intake of 3 teaspoons daily in morning with empty stomach.
Remedy No.- 12 Olive Oil
It should not be surprising if I say that Olive oil, along with giving taste to your food, is a remedy for constipation too. It stimulates your digestive system, which helps to get things moving through your colon, and if taken regularly it can prevent constipation too. Taking one tablespoon olive oil early morning with empty stomach can provide you constipation relief.
Remedy No.- 13 Molasses
If you are unfortunately suffering from constipation and are very sensitive to taste as well, molasses can be a solution to your problem. It is even called sweet savior for constipation patients, try it. One teaspoon of blackstrap molasses with warm water will get the problem solved for you.
Remedy No.- 14 Coffee (Upto a limit)
This is a favorable point for coffee users.
You will be glad to know that, the coffee that everyone denies you to drink is actually helpful in preventing from constipation. Drinking coffee stimulates the colonic muscles movement and promote peristalsis which further leads to proper bowel movements. But, as a well said line “Excess of everything is bad” says- excess of drinking coffee can make the condition completely opposite leading to constipation. So, have its taste, but to a limit only.
Remedy No.- 15 Baking Soda (not if u r suffering from ulcer too)
Although its taste will not be in your like or wish list, still it can be really helpful in getting constipation relief. As digestion related issues are a result of excess of HCL in your stomach, baking soda will work as an antacid, neutralizing your stomach acid and help you to get rid of constipation. But, if you are suffering from ulcer too, this is not a suitable option for you.
Remedy No.- 16 Aloe
The anthraquinones present in the aloe latex creates a laxative that increases intestinal water content, stimulates mucus secretion and increases intestinal peristalsis. But, in case of constipation, use it only if it suits you. Otherwise, it may be a reason for your getting diarrhea.
Remedy No.- 17 Epsom Salt
You may or may not be familiar with this. Epsum salt looks like table salt or sodium chloride, but it is different in ingredients and usage. It is actually easier to your body than stimulant laxatives. Epsum salt leads to the bowel movement within 30 minutes to 6 hours. But, it should be used only with small doses.
Remedy No.- 18 Prunes or prune juice
Prunes (dried plums) and prune juice are very effective in preventing constipation. Both of these are laxatives due to their high sorbital content that helps in proper bowel movements. But again, excess of its dosage can make the condition worse. It has to be used in limit. The suggested dosage for the same is 59 ml to 118 ml (for infants) an 120 ml to 236 ml (for adults).
Remedy No.- 19 Dandelions
Dandelion root is used as a herb to prevent constipation. The tea made from it stimulates your natural bile production from liver is known to have mild laxative effect. It will further help in getting rid of constipation soon. Its regular intake will help you to maintain proper health too.
Remedy No.- 20 Broccoli
A well-known vegetable that can be used in salads, soups or any other form you want to have. Broccoli consists of lots of fiber, which our body extremely requires for proper digestion. Hence, the fiber acts as laxative preventing constipation too. You should also drink plenty of water, because it will make the fiber in broccoli more efficient in preventing constipation.
Remedy No.-21 Pears
A delicious fruit containing a fair amount of fiber which can be used to prevent constipation. Along with fiber, it also contains a natural source of sorbitol, a laxative that helps in drawing water to the large intestine. Hence, it can be very effective in treating constipation as well as preventing further worse condition too.
Remedy No.- 22 Beetroot
Beetroots are a great source of fiber and eating them can effectively help you in getting constipation relief. They help the waste materials to flow from the body in a proper way, through intestines. The green leafy tops of the beets are also rich in fibre helping proper bowel movement. Along with bowel movement, beetroots have some pigment that gives it purple color which can help fighting cancer too.
Remedy No.- 23 Papaya
Being one of the most favorite fruits of many people, papaya is consumed on a large scale. But, do you know that it contains Vitamin C (even more than oranges)? Vitamin C softens the stool making it to pass easily. Not only this, papaya also contains a protein digestive enzyme as well as many other compounds that help to ease constipation. So, keep eating this delicious fruit on regular basis and stay safe from constipation.
Remedy No.- 24 Oatmeal
Oats are highly nutritious and rich in soluble fiber. Soluble fiber mixes with water making a gel. It makes the stools softer and bulkier. It is advised to soak oats in water for several hours before consuming so as to get proper magnesium (an important constipation fighting material).
Remedy No.- 25 Celery
Celery, being a mild natural laxative can be effectively helpful in preventing constipation. It is suggested to buy only originally grown celery, because conventionally grown are included with some acids and pesticides that can even be responsible to make the condition worse.
Remedy No.- 26 Cooked Beans
Beans are actually rich in fiber. The various types of beans like lima beans, soya beans, kidney beans, navy beans, black beans etc. can efficiently prevent constipation, if cooked properly. The foods containing fibre can help preventing from constipation because they provide bulk to stool and stimulate the colon. Half a cup of beans can provide you with 6 or more grams of fiber.
Remedy No.- 27 Dark Chocolate
Being in almost everyone’s like list, dark chocolate is among the most consuming edible varieties of the world. Most of you must be aware of the benefits of dark chocolate too. But, do you know that it can prevent constipation too?
Well, it is true. It is rich in magnesium which helps relax the muscles in the digestive tract. It’s best to have organic dark chocolate because it contains at least 70% of cocoa. White chocolate doesn’t do the same.
Remedy No.- 28 Radish
We often neglect nutritious food for the sake of our taste. So, with radish too. This vegetable is highly able to detoxify the liver, push excess bile out and promote peristalsis, producing a healthy bowel movement. Hence, it can also be beneficial to get rid of constipation too.
Here above, 28 different remedies have been provided so that you can easily get rid of constipation. Had you ever thought that your daily edible items can be of so much benefit to you? Few of these have some terms and conditions, but, you can go for other options. All these have several other things to do, but, as we are talking about constipation only, I have mentioned them regarding the same. We, today, prefer going to doctor for every small disease. What do they do? They give a number of medicines. Further, lot of medication results to allergies. Now, the time comes to have medicines for allergies. Am I right? No doubt, we require medicines, but, it should not be a part of our life. Friends, just think once about a life without herbs or natural products. Are you able to see our survival?
I bet, No. You are not able to get the answer. So, why don’t we follow the natural edibles’ consumption in case of diseases too, if they have improved results? These food items don’t have any side-effect too. If these can provide us a good health and even help us to get rid of both severe and mild ones, wisdom says to consume them. Friends, we are in the life of completion, lack of time and space and pollution. In this condition, only natural products are able to let and make us live safe. And, if said about constipation, it is not a horrible or incurable disease. It is easily curable and manageable one. And even we don’t require regular or strict medication for the same. All you need to do is to keep some of these home remedies in mind. You must have noticed that I have not mentioned any allopathic medicine over here in the article. The reason behind it is our health. We not only have to cure the disease, but it is about our health and future also. Next time whenever you feel bloated and uncomfortable, grab yourself one of these foods to get natural constipation relief. You will get the problem solved and moreover, without any side-effect.