Chronic constipation is a very common phenomenon in Western society.
Moreover, the drug for treating the problem ranks first in the global pharmaceutical market in terms of production and sales.
In this post, we’ll discuss the causes and the natural remedies for the treatment of constipation.
Basic Rules that Will Help You Treat Constipation
Constipation is defined as a condition in which there is irregular bowel activity when the stool is dry and hard.
The main reason is a low-fiber diet and a lack of fluids.
Constipation can also be caused as a result of inactivity, lack of fluids in the body, stress, change in diet or normal environment, pregnancy, a health condition, or taking certain medications.
- It is recommended to sit in the bathroom at a fixed time, even if you do not feel the need to.
The best time is 20 minutes after breakfast.
- Drink 2 glasses of water before and go for a 10-minute walk.
- Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day.
- Eat more dietary fiber, or use fiber supplements.
- Maintain regular exercise.
- Avoid eating sugar, eggs, dairy, or animal fats.
- Do not hold back the need to go to the bathroom
Natural Remedies for Treating Constipation
Olive Oil, Lemon, Vinegar and Flax
- Take a bath of warm water to speed up blood circulation
- Olive oil, water, and lemon– Mix about two tablespoons of olive oil in half a cup of warm water and drink to saturation with the morning rise.
Together they soften the stool and help a normal bowel movement.
- Apple vinegar– 3 Teaspoons of it on an empty stomach, and the chance of releasing the stool increases.
The apple vinegar contains malic acid and a little magnesium, which help with bowel movements and improves the digestive system.
- Flax – Both ground flaxseed, that you can add to food, and flaxseed oil, that comes this way or in capsules, help to prevent constipation.
Molasses, Myrtle and Fennel
- Molasses is one of the best natural laxatives for treating constipation.
Eat one teaspoon of molasses before bed.
If you do not like the taste, you can mix it with fruit juice, or plum juice.
If the problem persists, increase the amount to two teaspoons a day.
Another way is to mix a teaspoon of molasses together with a teaspoon of peanut butter and eat every morning
- Myrtle tea – Myrtle helps cleanse the intestines and constipation.
Soak in boiling water a tablespoon of myrtle leaves, dried or fresh, and drink to satiety.
- Fennel seeds can help in cases of upset stomach, bloating, constipation and irritable bowel syndrome, as they encourage efficient muscle movement in the digestive tract.
Add a teaspoon of fennel seeds to hot water, and drink every morning.
- Use spices that help digestion: ginger, cumin seeds, fennel seeds, and turmeric.
Roots and Wheatgrass Juice
- Fresh and natural carrot juice, cabbage juice, celery, and beets –
Both separately or mixed together they are helpful in cases of constipation.
- Drinking wheatgrass juice, on a daily basis, aids in intestinal activity, improves digestion, purifies and removes toxins from the body.
It is also speeds up the body’s metabolism, and dissolves accumulated blockages in the gut.
Therefore it is effective for those suffering from chronic constipation.
- Beetroots are also useful as a fresh vegetable in a salad or when cooked.
A simple and healthy salad for those suffering from constipation.
Just mix boiled beet cubes, fresh celery rings, and a few tablespoons of lemon juice and olive oil.
Basil, Prunes and Abdominal Massage
- Basil– This fragrant plant is also endowed with properties that help release the intestines.
Drinking basil seed tea accelerates bowel function Therefore is highly recommended for constipation.
- Prune juice– Soak the prunes in a glass of water overnight, and in the morning, on an empty stomach, drink the water or eat the prunes.
Dried plums have a natural laxative effect which contributes to stool soft in the gut and helps to smooth it out.
- Abdominal massage– A gentle clockwise massage and gentle presses on the colon area can help release gases and stimulate bowel function.
As you have seen, there are many causes and natural remedies for constipation.
Sometimes the reason is really just emotional.
A known fact is that problems with constipation often result from a mental problem of retaining emotions and an inability to bring them out or express themselves.
Sadness, stress, or anger that will eventually turn into constipation.
My recommendation to you is to do mental bodywork, understand the source of the problem, and treat it.