Home Remedies For Constipation

Constipation can be caused by a number of reasons – poor diet, diet with less fibre or low fluid intake. If you have constipation, do the following …..

  • Mix 1 tablespoons of honey in 1 cup of lukewarm water and drink on an empty stomach in the morning.
  • Squeeze the juice of half a lime in a glass of hot water, with half a teaspoon of salt. This is an effective remedy for constipation.
  • Drink 2 cups of water with 1 teaspoons of soda on an empty stomach in the morning.
  • Eat 2 apples(with peel) on an empty stomach.
  • Drink 1/2 cup of warm marinate of sauerkraut.
  • Drink carrot juice.
  • Eat chopped onion.
  • Eat boiled beet with oil. Grate beet, add salt and oil.
  • Or you can take Aloe Vera powder (1/8 or 1/6) in a teaspoon, mix with any juice (cranberry juice,orange juice or any other juice). It tastes bitter but it is excellent. Eating fiber like bran, prune, cereals etc regularly, doing some physical exercise, drinking apple cider vinegar (1 or 2 teaspoon a day) regularly are the best preventions against constipation.
  • For normal constipation, just a small amount of walnuts (1/3 to 1/2 cup) chopped and eaten in cereal will do the trick.
  • Eat food rich in fiber like: Kiwifruit, oranges, Brown rice, onions and other healthy food.
  • Drink a cup of prune juice. It works faster on an empty stomach but will work regardless. It’s a natural laxative. Raisins will also do the trick.
  • Bael fruit is also very good. It is regarded as the best of all laxatives. It cleans and tones up the intestines. It should be taken regularly. About sixty grams of this fruit are sufficient for an adult.
  • Pears are also beneficial in the treatment of constipation. Patients suffering from chronic constipation should adopt an exclusive diet of this fruit or it’s juice for a few days, but in ordinary cases, a medium-sized pear will have the desired effect.
  • Guava is another effective remedy for constipation. It should be eaten with seeds, so that it provides roughage to the diet and helps in the normal evacuation of the bowels. One or two guavas should be taken everyday.
  • Grapes are very beneficial in overcoming constipation. Grapes also tone up the stomach and intestines and relieve the most chronic constipation. One should take at least 350 gm of this fruit daily to overcome constipation.
  • Orange is also beneficial in the treatment of constipation. Taking one or two oranges daily in the morning or bedtime is an excellent way of stimulating the bowels.
  • Papaya and figs are also very helpful for the treatment of constipation. Half a medium-sized papaya should be taken at breakfast for it to act as a laxative. Both fresh and dry figs have a laxative effect. Four or five dry figs should be soaked overnight in a little water and eaten in the morning.
  • Raw spinach is also very good for the cleansing, reconstruction, and regeneration of the intestinal tract. Raw spinach juice, about 100 ml, mixed with an equal quantity of water should be taken twice daily, to cure the most aggravated cases of constipation within a few days.
  • A teaspoon of linseed swallowed with water before each meal provides both roughage and lubrication to the bowels.

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