What Is The Best Natural Treatment For Constipation?

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Constipation can occur due to stress, lack of exercise, certain medications, and artificial sweeteners and especially through a diet that’s lacking fiber or fluids. Certain medical conditions, such as an under active thyroid, irritable bowel syndrome, diabetes and cancer, also can cause constipation. Here are a few remedies that you can try to relieve constipation:

  1. Prune Juice: Drinking one glass of prune juice in the morning and night will relieve constipation. Alternatively you can eat prunes, if you prefer that. However, exercise caution while drinking prune juice; too much will cause diarrhea. 2 glasses or 8 oz is the recommended amount.
  2. Dandelion Tea: Put 1-2 teaspoons of dried dandelion leaves in a mug, and pour hot water over them. Cover and let steep for 6-10 minutes. Drink thrice a day.
  3. Baking Soda: Mix a tsp of baking soda with ¼ cup of warm water and drink the mixture.  It helps re-alkalize the stomach, neutralize the acid and help things pass through your gut.
  4. Aloe Remedy: Mix 2 tbsp. of pure aloe vera gel with fruit juice and drink it in the morning, OR drink one cup of aloe vera juice. The gel straight from the plant is more concentrated than commercial aloe juice, so don’t use more than 2 tbsp.
  5. Flax Seeds: You can add flax oil with your morning juice or smoothies OR add them as garnish for your salads or in baking recipes.
  6. Eat Nourishing Fats: Eating a fat-free diet will lead to constipation. The gut needs lubrication to be able to push out waste. You can eat a few tbsp. of saturated fats like organic, grass-fed butter or ghee every day.
  7. Get Magnesium: Take a magnesium supplement as your body does not absorb magnesium very well. Apart from the other health benefits, magnesium also helps relieve constipation.
  8. Eat Fermented Foods: Yogurt, Kefir and other naturally fermented products promote healthy gut flora and helps relieve constipation.
  9. Coffee-Olive Oil:  Drink freshly brewed coffee blended with 2-3 tsp of olive oil to relieve constipation. (You need not mix milk or cream in the coffee). If constipation is extreme, applying olive oil/castor oil around the anus before doing your business will help relieve pain.
  10. Herbal Laxatives: Rhubarb, Senna tea, Buckthorn, Cascara Sagrada can relieve constipation. However, many people turn dependent on them. Ideally, you must not use these for long-term use (i.e. more than a week). Prolonged use may cause the bowels to lose the ability to move on their own, and has been linked to chronic diarrhoea, potassium depletion leading to muscle weakness and potentially dangerous irregular heart rhythms, and kidney or liver impairment.
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Gary Wardell
Gary Wardell 5pts

Not true. Glyphosate and some other pesticides become systemic in the plant and fruit. They can't be pealed off. Also when used on the ground they kill the soil microbota resulting in un-healthy plants lacking the micro nutrients that should be there.

Danielle Des Lauriers
Danielle Des Lauriers 5pts

Water, fiber rich diet. Water, fiber rich diet. Psyllium daily if needed. Per my uncle. One of the world's leading gastrointerologists. He's still teaching and practicing in NYC.

Manu Kapadia
Manu Kapadia 5pts

Anything you peel doesn't necessarily have to be organic!

Samson Aseervatham
Samson Aseervatham 5pts

Take 50 gms of ghee daily & eliminate constipation .Bend forward and backward few times a day the simple exercise eliminates constipation .

Nitesh Dhodiya
Nitesh Dhodiya 5pts

Apple is good for health and healthy constipation too

Nitesh Dhodiya
Nitesh Dhodiya 5pts

Simple ...Use like Indian Toilets and be natural

Lynn Randall Moyer
Lynn Randall Moyer 5pts

Natural Calm magnesium supplement. Gets everything nice and loose!

Anshu Sharma
Anshu Sharma 5pts

What about if we use Trifla for constipation Is this habbit forming

Albert Henry
Albert Henry 5pts

Dry grapes in hot water or soak in water over night works well, good sleep and when u eat papaya or channa works well too

Gary Wardell
Gary Wardell 5pts

Maybe I should add; what I have found is don't hold it in. When it wants to come, head for the potty. And don't push that much, let the natural muscle waves work it out. Also, proper hydration helps to soften the stool quite a bit, even without banana. But the banana makes a big difference.

Ayurveda 5pts

Yes Patty Bowden Cautions are necessary! :)

Gi-min Ow
Gi-min Ow 5pts

Well eat dried apricot and figs as snack, n add seed n bulking agents such add bran n psyllium husk, to your breakfast cereal. Prunes are a classic LAXATIVE high fiber fluid conventional treatments for constipation natural veg.

Gary Wardell
Gary Wardell 5pts

First eat organic. Second, I found bananas do wonders. Luckily I can buy organic bananas.

Linda Placker
Linda Placker 5pts

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Patty Bowden
Patty Bowden 5pts

Castor oil. 100 percent natural cathartic. Consume with caution.

Carole Bachmann
Carole Bachmann 5pts

Emily I could write a book. I've talked more a&:#* in the last year than I have the rest of my life. I like the pencil joke it makes me want to take a dump right now. Lol

Siddharth Gupta
Siddharth Gupta 5pts

You took his photo while pooping and see his expression

Joe Rehbein
Joe Rehbein 5pts

Listening to Obama makes me want to crap like a racehorse!

David Jordan
David Jordan 5pts

Did you hear about the constipated mathematician? He worked it out with a pencil! HAR!!!

Reena Singh
Reena Singh 5pts

Complications of chronic constipation are hemorrhoids so constipated patient alwys clean your bowl with the help of mild laxative and increase fuilds intake..