Before I go over to the home remedies for constipation, I must tell you that I’ve been there and had that pain as well. And I’ve used laxatives as well. However, over time, I’ve found out that I can relieve my constipation in a natural way.
So, the next time your instinct tells you to reach for laxatives thinks of the home remedies for constipation that I will share with you. As you know, some of the main causes for constipation are a lack of physical activity, poor diet, weakness of abdominal muscles, stress, insufficient water intake and irregular defecation habit. The home remedies for constipation aim to offer immediate help, but a long term solution for the source of the problem as well.
Extremely rich with fiber, flax seeds are natural laxative that many people often call “flaxative”. Aside from fiber, flaxseeds are also high in omega-3 fatty acids, making them an extremely efficient home remedy for constipation.
All you need is one tablespoon of ground flaxseeds three times per day. You can add flaxseeds either to your smoothie or morning cereal. Just make sure to drink lots of water when you take flaxseeds.
Thanks to their extremely healthy and little acidic taste, lemons are one of my favorite laxatives. They treat constipation by stimulating the digestive system and get your juices flowing.
All you need is juice from half a lemon and a glass of warm water. Throw some salt if you are up for it, but lemon and warm water is more than enough. Drink the glass in the morning on an empty stomach.
I am not going to say coffee exclusively since caffeine is an ingredient found in other beverages as well, for example, green and black tea. But coffee is the best home remedy for constipation among those.
Whenever you feel you battle constipation, drink a cup of coffee and you can expect to go to the bathroom in 20 to 30 minutes.
Another tea that has a natural laxative effect, dandelion tea is easy to make and effective cure for constipation. You need one teaspoon of dried root powder and a cup of boiling water.
That is all! Drink it and enjoy the benefits.