Are you someone who suffers from the problem of constipation? Or do you know someone who is suffering from constipation and want to help them? Then you are at the right place, in this article, I will discuss some of the most common natural remedies that are to be used for curing the problem of constipation.
Constipation is a condition of the digestive system where an individual has the hard feces that are extremely difficult to expel. In most cases, this occurs because the colon has absorbed too much of the water from the food that is in the colon. The slower the food moves through the digestive tract, the more and more amount of water the colon will absorb from it. Consequently, the feces tend to become dry and also extremely hard. When this happens, there is defecation (emptying of the bowels) which can become very painful for the sufferer.
The natural remedies are best suited for our body, they are easy and extremely effective. Some of these remedies are as listed below:
The oily composition of the sesame seeds works to actually go within and moisturize the intestines, which can help if there are the dry stools in a person, which is now a days an extremely common problem in people. Add the seeds to the cereals or even to your salads for the crunch, or pulverize them in a coffee grinder and then sprinkle it on food like a seasoning. This home remedy for constipation is actually a favourite of the Amish and Chinese folk healers.
One tablespoon of the blackstrap molasses before bed should helps go ease your constipation by the morning. The Blackstrap molasses is boiled and then concentrated three times, so it has the significant vitamins and also the minerals; magnesium in a particular will help relieve your overall constipation.
Fibre acts like a pipe cleaner, scrubbing the food and also the waste particles from your digestive tract and then soaking up water. It adds bulk to your overall stool, giving the muscles of your GI tract something to grab on to, so they can keep the food moving along. Aim for the 20 to 35 grams of fiber a day to stay regular. The foods particularly high in the fibre include the following:
If you're constipated and are taking in the additional fibre, be sure to drink more of the water than usual quantity to keep your stool good, soft and easy to pass.
The mint and ginger are both proven to be the home remedies to help alleviate a slew of the digestive problems. The Peppermint contains the much needed menthol, which has an antispasmodic effect that relaxes the overall muscles of the digestive tract. Ginger is a "warming" herb that causes the inside of the body to actually generate more heat; the herbalists say this can help to speed up the sluggish digestion. In tea, the hot water will also stimulate the digestion and help to relieve constipation. Dandelion tea is also a good and gentle laxative and it even works great as a detoxifier.
Olive oil, the nuts, and avocados all contain the healthy fats, which can actually help lubricate your intestines and ease the overall constipation. A salad with the fibre-rich leafy greens and a simple olive oil dressing, a small handful of the nuts, or say a tablespoon of the natural nut butter on fruit or toast are also some good options. Even if you're watching your weight, the healthy fats are necessary for the basic body functions; they are very satiating to keep you satisfied with having less.
The citric acid in lemon juice acts as a good form of a stimulant to your digestive system and it can help even to flush out the toxins from your body. Squeeze the fresh lemon juice into a glass of the water every morning, or add lemon to tea; you may also find that the refreshingly tart water not only acts as a natural remedy to your overall constipation but also that it helps you drink more water each day, which will in turn improve your long-term digestion.
Coffee can actually stimulate your colon and it can even speed up your trip to the bathroom. Other hot drinks work great too: Herbal tea or say having a cup of the hot water with a little lemon juice (a natural laxative) or when even had with some amount of honey may stimulate your colon as well. Coffee is also a good diuretic, however, so make sure to keep drinking the water or your constipation could actually become worse.
High in the fibre content, the raisins also contain the tartaric acid, which has a laxative effect. In one study, that I was reading the doctors determined that the panellists who ate 4 1/2 ounces of the raisins (one small box) per day had their digested food make it through the digestive track in say half the time it took for the other subjects who did not. Cherries and the apricots are also rich in the fibre content and can actually help kick your overall constipation. Eat these fruits with say a bowl of the yogurt for the added benefits of the gut-soothing probiotics.
These fibre-rich fruits are also a go-to home remedy for getting your digestion back on the right track. Three prunes have about 3 grams of fibre, and they also contain a compound that triggers the intestinal contraction that makes you want to go to the washroom more. Another great dried fruit choice is the figs, which may not cause as much as bloating as prunes.
This home remedy for constipation has been handed down for the generations after generations. One of the primary uses for the castor oil is as a form of a laxative; take say about 1 to 2 teaspoons on an empty stomach and then you should see results in about 8 hours. Why? A component in the oil breaks down into a form of a substance that stimulates your large and also the small intestines.
Even a daily of 15-minute walk can help you to move the food through your bowel more quickly. If you feel sleepy after say having a heavy meal, try to move around a little instead of just lying down. Jumpstarting the digestive process can actually help you avoid that painfully full feeling that often follows upon having a large meal.
Apart from the aforementioned remedies, you can also have the homeopathic medications. These have to be taken only after consultation with your doctor:
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