Monday, February 9, 2015

How to get Relief from Constipations - Home Remedies

“Potty problems” are something we avoid in our everyday conversations. While you may be more than willing to share how much your sore throat is torturing you, rarely do you go into the office and announce that you haven’t pooped in five days. However, constipation is not something to be embarrassed about, and if you’ve had it (and we all have) than you understand that it is no laughing matter-in fact it can be downright debilitating. Before running to the drugstore for a quick-fix laxative (which often worsen the problem) try some simple home remedies to relieve your discomfort, and keep it from coming back.

How to get Relief from Constipations - Home Remedies 

Castor Oil

Castor oil is a yellowish liquid that can be used as a home remedy for constipation because of its laxative property. One study in Nigeria found that oral castor oil helped children with chronic constipation to move their bowels. An upside to castor oil for constipation is that it works quickly.

For that same reason, however, castor oil should be cautiously administered as a constipation remedy. It should not be taken at bedtime, due to its quick effects. Another downside to this constipation remedy is that it tastes bad, so it is recommended that the castor oil be chilled and mixed with a sweetener such as orange juice. Castor oil is generally considered safe, but it can lead to overdose if taken in large amounts.

Go natural (aka fiber, fiber, and more fiber)

You’ll hear people talk a lot about how a natural diet helps relieve and prevent constipatfiion. An overall healthy diet just improves everything, and our bodies know how to process fruits, veggies, grains and roughage more than the refined or artificial foods that don’t pass as easily. To get more specific, natural foods tend to contain boatloads of fiber-that magical word that signifies the end of toilet suffrage. In short, fiber is material that cannot be digested, and it acts like a sponge. It draws water from its surroundings, making it swell, which softens stool and adds bulk to it, which in turn helps it pass. Like coffee, some kinds of fiber (like beans) can contribute to constipation, so always drink plenty of water. Some good fiber-filled foods include- Beans, Apricots, Whole grain bread, Berries, Broccoli, Plums, pears, and apples, nuts, Potatoes (skip the fries though).

Figs (Anjeer)

Either dried or ripe, are packed with fiber and act as a great natural laxative.
How to use: For relief from constipation, boil a few figs in a glass of milk, drink this mixture at night before bed. Make sure the mixture is warm when you drink it. Using a whole fruit for this purpose is much better as compared to syrups that are available commercially.

Cup of Coffee

The bitter-tasting constituents in coffee, and all bitter-tasting foods, stimulate the digestive tract. If you don't like coffee, try an herb called Oregon grape. The root of this plant and some close cousins such as barberry have been used safely since ancient times to overcome occasional constipation. Mix 1/2 teaspoon Oregon grape tincture in water and sip slowly before eating for best results.


They are not only a great source of Vitamin C but also have a large amount of fiber content.
How to use: Eating two oranges every day, once in the morning and once in the evening can provide great relief from constipation.

Epsom Salt

Drink a dose of Epsom salt. The main ingredient in Epsom salt is magnesium sulfate, which is a laxative. It helps to draw water into the bowel and soften the stool so it can move through your intestines. Look for Epsom salt powder, which can be mixed with water and easily dissolved. Talk with your doctor before taking Epsom salt if you're on any kind of medication, since it contraindicates with certain medicines. If the Epsom salt causes nausea or vomiting, cease using it and talk to your doctor about other options.

Fenugreek powder

Fenugreek is a seed that acts as a laxative because it contains so much fiber. When it comes into contact with water, it expands, increasing the volume in the bowel and stimulating the intestines to contract and pass the material. No studies have been conducted to give conclusive evidence that fenugreek works. Talk with your doctor about dosing. The average dose is 10 to 30 grams taken three times daily, but it depends on the severity of your constipation, your body type, and other factors. Side effects can include gas, bloating, and diarrhea.

Spinach (Palak)

This has properties that cleanse, rebuild and renew the intestinal tract. How to use: You can have about 100 ml of spinach juice mixed with an equal quantity of water twice daily. This home remedy is the most effective method to cure even the most stubborn cases of constipation.

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