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Natural Constipation Remedies

By Edited Jun 23, 2016 1 0

Easy ways to cure constipation naturally.

Natural remedies for constipation

Constipation is one of those things that we all must deal with at some time or another. The causes of constipation can usually be contributed to a diet low in fiber. People with diets low in fiber tend to have more instances of constipation as do people who don’t drink enough water or fluids.

 As more people turn away from strong over the counter treatments, the popularity of natural remedies for constipation rises. In most cases natural remedies are best if you want to avoid some of the uncomfortable side effects that are often associated with taking over the counter medications like cramping, urgency, over stimulation and dehydration. You also run the risk of becoming dependent on over-the-counter constipation medications to regulate your digestion process, specifically your bowel movements. Natural remedies are ideal because they are inexpensive to make and the necessary ingredients can usually be found in your pantry without having to make a special trip to the store. In addition natural remedies generally have no risks or averse side effects associated with their consumption. If you are having trouble having bowel movements try one of these homemade natural remedies.

 

Natural Remedies(71828)

Ÿ       Drink a mixture of one part olive oil to one part orange juice. About a cup of this mixture will relieve constipation.

Ÿ      A couple of spoonfuls of castor taken as needed will encourage bowel movement. Do not exceed 4 teaspoons.

Ÿ       Add 2 Tablespoons of sea salt to about 32 ounces of warm water. Drink quickly. This is a great natural remedy and will begin to work immediately. (Also called the Salt Water Flush.)

Ÿ       Two tablespoons of Blackstrap Molasses added to milk or fruit juice or taken straight if you can stand the taste will provide constipation relief.

Ÿ       Cabbage juice or cabbage stew is a good way to stop constipation. Other vegetable juices or broths are also beneficial such as c

Ÿ       ¼ teaspoon of Epsom salt added to a cup of water is an old remedy that is good for constipation.

Ÿ       Eating fruits like guavas, apples, figs, oranges, or mangos on an empty stomach helps to relieve constipation symptoms.

 

When treating constipation it is important to remember that diet plays a big role. For long-term results make lifestyle changes to your diet by reducing or eliminating highly refined foods and incorporating more fiber rich foods. Hopefully one of the natural remedies listed here will get you going! (Pun definitely intended.)

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