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Natural Home Remedies For Constipation

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Constipation is one of the most common and easily noticeable sign showing something is not right with the stomach, intestines, or the overall digestive system. It is not a disease or illness as such, although it can be a symptom of other digestive tract disorders or infections.

It is, however, something that occurs in people of all ages but more common in elderly people. So here are the 10 best methods to get rid of constipation:

1. Water

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As simple as this may sound, it remains the number one cure for constipation. Making sure that you consume food with a lot of water and also drink a good amount of it throughout the day would go a long way to help you keep the bowel moving normally.

Water should never be replaced with soda or other drinks. Pure, distilled, spring, or traditional tap water is the key.

2. Fiber-Rich Foods

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Many of us spend a lot of money eating what is not beneficial to us and lesser amounts of money on quality grains. Eating about 6 ounces of grains like barley, cereals, bread, etc., will help you keep the digestive tract and intestines free from any clog.

3. Fruits And Vegetables

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Fresh fruits and vegetables are highly nutritious. They also contain a lot of fiber and liquids that are beneficial to the entire digestive system.

4. Beans And Legumes

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Rich in vitamins and proteins, any kind of edible beans well cooked or other legumes added to daily meals helps in eliminating constipation naturally.

5. Oils

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Sesame seed oil, olive oil, vegetable oil, safflower, soybean oil, etc., are great for curing constipation. They are natural and contain a very low level of fats that make them very useful for lubricating the intestines until the constipation is gone.

6. Go To The Bathroom When Required

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One of the major causes of constipation is fighting the urge to go when nature calls. This stores up waste in the intestine, makes it harder, and creates more gas. Have a daily routine for bowel movement and go whenever you feel the urge.

7. Molasses And Honey

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If you prefer laxatives for curing constipation, then go natural. Molasses are nature’s own natural laxative. Mixed with natural honey, they do a great job in relieving constipation.

8. Grapes And Lemons

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These are special fruits with high citrus acid content, which breaks down intestinal waste with ease. A dose of these natural fruits will definitely help relieve constipation.

9. Exercises

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Sit ups and other such highly physical exercises are good for breaking down the waste in the intestines.

10. Oregon Grape Or Coffee

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Spicy foods play are a major cause of constipation. Oregon grapes and coffee is considered good in resolving the issue. Trying black coffee or extracts from the roots of Oregon grapes or barberry breaks the chemical composition of the stool and softens it.

There are a lot of ideas and tips on how to cure constipation. While some recommend synthetic drugs, others prefer home remedies. Going for home remedies keeps you safe from a number of side effects that can be caused by the usage of synthetic drugs.

Kerry Tombs-Harling

A registered practitioner with the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA), and is on the Standards Committee of NAMA.

Kerry Tombs-Harling

A registered practitioner with the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA), and is on the Standards Committee of NAMA.

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Kidney Diet Recipes and Tips
Kidney Diet Recipes and Tips 5pts

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nina_martin
nina_martin 5pts

if all fails try syrup of figs we were given as children it worked over night or plain figs

Cliff Westwood
Cliff Westwood 5pts

Oranges works for me, acid and pulp breaks it down.

Spitfyre
Spitfyre 5pts

Go Vegan, Rid rid of constipation and all other meat induced ailments.

JerooKhatri
JerooKhatri 5pts

It is great to know some natural remedies.

JerooKhatri
JerooKhatri 5pts

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Pooja Rajani
Pooja Rajani 5pts

Only one and best solution for all digestive problems ....quick effect. ..

Ayurveda
Ayurveda 5pts

Absolutely! True :) Harold T. Naylor

Harold T. Naylor
Harold T. Naylor 5pts

@Ayurveda, you're welcome. We are here to help each other.

Rick Aman
Rick Aman 5pts

All oil is not good for constipation just only good ghee

Ayurveda
Ayurveda 5pts

Thanks for sharing! :) Harold T. Naylor

Harold T. Naylor
Harold T. Naylor 5pts

The best natural way to remedy constipation is by eating properly. Green leafy vegetables, plenty of water and fresh fruit will combat constipation. Eating properly should allow you to have a smooth move. If you're straining the problem is already prevalent.

Sandra Wong
Sandra Wong 5pts

Heard about Mamil formula milk brand? Mamil contains a combination of Prebiotics Oligosaccharide Mixture that is proven to have a healthy gut environment. A healthy gut doesn't just benefit your child by helping them grow and develop, it has many benefits for you too like to prevent harmful bacteria from entering the body.

JiYong Kwon
JiYong Kwon 5pts

My DS was also very constipated at first. I make sure he has lots of fruit, especially kiwi and oranges, and that seems to be doing the trick. You can also try prunes or prune juice. And yes, lots of water! After 3-4 days, I saw a huge change. He was suddenly going without the pain and crying!

SYKang
SYKang 5pts

My little one drank a lot of water but why still constipated? The above home remedies i have tried all but failed! I tried many solutions for her but she even worse than before. She cried out loud and complained to me that her tummy is painful. Any suggestion or solution from you guys? Million of thanks

SitiNarutoo
SitiNarutoo 5pts

@SYKang  I have the same experience as you have. My little girl (she was 2yo that time) is on movicol when we found that she got constipated. I give her 2 sachets a day and it has really helped as she had such bad constipation but somehow when i stopped the medication for 2 days thinking she will back to normal but it made it worse. She ended up by visit GP. 

On top of giving the right diet with full of fiber. GP also precribed me with Pre-biotics drop for my gals whenever she got constipation.

Lately I found tat this mamil dumex milk formula contain with Pre-biotics and I start to feed my LO with this milk .It seen like she start getting better and no longer rely on pre-biotics drop too. 

TansriHopuipui
TansriHopuipui 5pts

@SYKang Btw I also had the same problem with my DD. When she's 3 yrs old she have frequently having bowel problem. It been a hard time for me to feed her with water and fruit and vege. He splited out whenever I feed her. To be honest, I'm totally clueless that time. Until my MIL replaced her formula milk to mamil milk, at first I though all milk is just the same, as long as it can give full nutrition for children that why i never bother to find out more. After using it for the first month, it seen like my DD start to have softer stool, she even poo daily. It was a total surprise for me. Then I start to find out the reason why?! And I found the formula milk that replaced by MIL will be the main reason why she was not constipated. Accorrding to my little research, this mamil is one of the popular brand in the market that can promote healthier guts for children to stool. 

You can fie a try for your children. See whether it work for you or not. 

SYKang
SYKang 5pts

@SitiNarutoo Thanks for your experience sharing. Someone did recommend me on MAMIL sometime ago, but I ignored it. Anyway will shop around today and give it a try. Thanks again..

SYKang
SYKang 5pts

@TansriHopuipui Thanks for writing about your experience. Will shop around this week and see if there is any improvement. Thanks

Amanda Wilkey
Amanda Wilkey 5pts

Dried apricots for constipation and system flush.

Pravin Kumar
Pravin Kumar 5pts

add millet in your diet... it will really works...

Sandra Baker
Sandra Baker 5pts

As our pediatrician told us, make a Dr. Pooper! Take one part 7UP to 2 parts prune juice and enjoy!

Ganeshgyog Ahuja
Ganeshgyog Ahuja 5pts

प्रकृति के अनुसार हर वयक्तति की सुबह 5_6बजे बाथरूम जाने का दबाव बनता है अधिकतर सभी बाथरूम करके सो जाते है। 5-10मिनट टहलने पर पेट मे गैस बनने लगती है। जो पेट मै लेटरिन के ऊपर पिस्टन का करती है ओर अपने आप ही लेटरिन का दबाव बनने लगता है ओर किसी अंय उपाय की जरूरत नही पड़ती है ।

Kerry Schmidt
Kerry Schmidt 5pts

Super Dieter's Tea works like draino to the intestines. But should not be used daily.

AzizahManikam
AzizahManikam 5pts

Any natural remedy that can help children/kids to prevent from constipation? 

Mahalakshmi Sivakumar
Mahalakshmi Sivakumar 5pts

Soak fenugreek seeds in water overnight. Next morning, drink the water with the seeds. Swallow the seeds. Do not bite into them. Fenugreek seeds sprout are even mire effective in cleansing stomach and relieving constipation.

Mila Lhamas
Mila Lhamas 5pts

Stool for a stool, Daryl! It really does the trick! ;)