Constipation refers to any irregularity in, or absence of, bowel movements. The slow movement of food through the large intestine and the amount of time the waste remains in the colon are factors that contribute to constipation.
More and more water is absorbed while the waste is in our body and the stool becomes drier and bulky thus more difficult to pass. Home remedies for constipation can help in relieving constipation.
Natural remedies for constipation tip 1 – Drink a glass of prune juice 1st thing on an empty stomach to ease or rid any constipation. Prune juice containing fiber is highly recommended.
Natural remedies for constipation tip 2 – Add one tablespoon flax seed to two cups water and boil for approximately 10 minutes till it gets a slight jelly-like consistency. Add to this a tablespoon of natural apple cider vinegar. Have a cup of this as soon as you wake up in the morning. In a few days bowel movement should normalize.
Natural remedies for constipation tip 3 – Drinking a glass of warm milk before going to bed helps in easy evacuation in the morning. In case of severe constipation, mix two teaspoons of castor oil in the milk.
Natural remedies for constipation tip 4 – Saturate plums (or dates) with warm water before you go to bed; drink the water in the morning and eat the plums if you want to.
Natural remedies for constipation tip 5 – Mix dried figs with plum’s concentration; add half a teaspoon of paraffin oil, 1 cup of borsch, honey and lemon and drink.
Tip 6 – Squeeze half a lime in a glass of hot water, add half a teaspoon of salt in it and drink. It is one of the best natural remedies for constipation.
Tip 7 – Many medications can exacerbate or even cause constipation. The most common causes are antacids that have calcium or aluminum as one of their ingredients. Antihistamines can cause constipation as can drugs prescribed to combat Parkinson’s Diseases. Diuretics are well known as causes of constipation as are calcium supplements, narcotics, phenothazines, tricyclic antidepressant medications and sedatives
Triphala, a cornerstone of ayurvedic medicine, is a composite herbal preparation containing equal proportions of the fruits of three myrobalans, Emblica officinalis, Terminalia chebula and Terminalia bellirica.
– Triphala corrects constipation, cleanses and tonify the gastro intestinal tract
– Detoxifies the whole body and improves digestion and assimilation
– Triphala reduces high blood pressure and hypertension and improves blood circulation
Terminalia chebula is used to treat many conditions like digestive disorders, irregular fevers, flatulence, constipation. It is the best bowel cleanser and can be helpful emptying the stomach in a safer way.
* It is best mild laxative so work in cleansing the bowels
* It is best adaptogenic agent and hence best general health tonic
* It is a safe astringent agent