23 Home Remedies for Constipation
That Actually Work
Are you bloated? Trouble getting anything to come out?
I know what you mean, been there and done that!
Everyone experiences constipation from time to time, so you're not alone.
There are plenty of home remedies and natural cures that work wonders for getting rid of it.
You just have to find something that fits with your body and solves your problem, so it's important that you stay persistent and patient.
With that said, I'm sure you're eager to get started, right?
Here are 23 home remedies for constipation which I've found very useful whenever I feel constipated and don't want to use laxatives.
23 Home Remedies for Constipation
Try to drink 80-100 ounces (2-3 liters) everyday, even when you're not constipated you should drink a lot of fluids, and remember to use a high-quality water filter, because our tap water is not as clean as we think it is.
Moving your body has so many benefits, it not only releases relaxing hormones and makes you happier, but it also helps cure constipation. So go for a walk, swim or to the gym, whatever you like doing!
Bananas, Figs, Grapes, Oranges, Pears, Papayas and all those delicious fruits help relieve constipation. Eat as much as you want, they contain lots of nutrients and fiber.
Greens contain a lot of fiber and other beneficial nutrients that will help not only your stomach, but your whole body. I like mixing spinach in a banana smoothie to get a big quantity down fast. If you are the salad-type then go ahead, mix some nuts, extra virgin olive oil, tomatoes, cucumbers in there and enjoy.
Some people report success with grains but for me they just make me even more constipated. If you want you can try oatmeal, rye, bran and see if they help.
- Nuts & Seeds
Almonds, peanuts, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds and walnuts are examples of good high fiber natural foods. They have my approval and work well!
Sugar and additive free yoghurt with plenty of friendly bacteria can help your stomach restore its function.
Eat a few tablespoons of blackstrap molasses before going to sleep, don't make it a habit though since they are high in calories!
If you don't like yoghurt you can get healthy bacteria by taking a few capsules of probiotics. Check with your local health food store!
If you're a coffee person (I am not) then try drinking strong coffee. Coffee stimulates the digestive tract and gets it moving.
- Eat Small Meals
Small meals are easier to digest for your stomach and will help relax your whole body, try eating small meals for a week or two and see how you feel.
This one is hard for me, when I've chewed my standard 3-4 times the food automatically wants to go down my throat. When you chew your food your mouth releases enzymes and your stomach can digest the food better. Try to chew your food until it has become liquid.
- Embrace the Urge
When you need to go to the toilet, just go! In today's sometimes hectic world we can easily ignore the urge to go, this programs your body to "hold it in".
- Avoid Junk!
Stop eating processed food and stick to what is available in nature. Fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds are good examples. You'll get more nutrients, more fiber and your body doesn't have to take care of digesting the processed junk.
- Check Your Medication
Some medication can make you constipated, Google your medication and see if it can be the cause of your constipation.
- Psyllium Husk
A fiber supplement that strengthens your stomach muscles. It also prevents both diarrhea and constipation.
- Psyllium, Flax and Oat Bran
If psyllium husk alone doesn't help you then try mixing 2 parts psyllium, 1 part flax and 1 part oat bran, take it before bedtime until your constipation is cured.
- Raw Egg Smoothie
This is one of my favorite home remedies for constipation because it works so well for me. It tastes like eggnog with a banana flavor. Throw 2-4 bananas in your blender and blend until liquid, then add 2-4 raw organic eggs and blend on slow; then drink!
- The Bomb
1 cup prune juice, 1 cup coffee, 20-30cc milk of magnesia and warm it up. Drink before bedtime and you should be ready to go when you wake up.
- Aloe Vera Juice
I've tried this and it works! Aloe vera has a mild laxative and soothing effect.
I've never actually used this one. It's on my to-do list next time I am constipated. Mix 1 part honey and 1 part warm water and drink a few times a day.
If nothing else works then try an enema, it gives quick relief. Use only occasionally, otherwise you might risk making it worse.
- Colon Cleanse
Last, but definitely not least is the herbal colon cleanse. A professionaly designed formula can do wonders for getting rid of constipation, but you still have to eat a healthy diet to prevent it from returning.
Those are the home remedies for constipation I use the most. One of these is almost guaranteed to work for you, but you have to try in order to find out.
Eliminate Constipation Naturally
One of the best ways to eliminate constipation and keep your body healthy is to do a colon cleanse.
Colon cleanses can be done by just eating a strict healthy diet, or going on a juice fast.
You can also buy a professionally made herbal colon cleanse, which has been formulated to effectively eliminate constipation, toxins, and alleviate a host of other problems.
I've done a lot of research on the best colon cleansers out there. There are a lot of bad products available. The one I recommend right now is the DrFloras colon cleanse.
They even offer a long money-back guarantee in case it doesn't work for you.
I'm very careful with what I recommend. I've done a lot of research into colon cleansers, and I only recommend the ones that use 100% natural ingredients, are safe, and effective, which is why I think you will really like DrFloras.