Constipation Causes, Symptoms and Home Remedies

By: John mathew

Constipation refers to any irregularity in, or absence of, bowel movements. The slow movement of food through the large intestine and the amount of time the waste remains in the colon are factors that contribute to constipation. More and more water is absorbed while the waste is in our body and the stool becomes drier and bulky thus more difficult to pass. Home remedies can help in releiving constipation.

Constipation occurs when the colon absorbs too much water or if the colon's muscle contractions are slow or sluggish, causing the stool to move through the colon too slowly. As a result, stools can become hard and dry. Constipation is most common in children and older people, and affects women more than men.

Home Remedies for Constipation

A common Ayurvedic medicine for constipation is Triphala Churna. It is a powder made by grinding three kinds of herbs. A teaspoon of this powder taken with warm water or milk at the time going to bed is beneficial.

Take 2-3 seeds each of sunflower, almonds, sesame and linseed or flax seeds. Grind it and make a thin powder. Eat this herbal powder (1 tablespoon) for a week either with fruit juice or salads. It will give natural relief from constipation.

Mix ? cup of distilled water and ? cup of blackberries. It is also an effective natural remedy for constipation

Drinking hot water with sour lime juice and half a tea spoon of salt is also an effective remedy for constipation. Drinking water which has been kept overnight in copper vessel, first thing in the morning will bring good results. Linseed is extremely useful in difficult cases of constipation. A teaspoon of linseeds, swallowed with water before each meal, provides both bulk and lubrication.

Husk seed mixed with half a cup of hot milk is a very good remedy for people suffering from chronic constipation.

Sesame seeds provide roughage that helps curb constipation. Eat no more than 1/2 ounce daily, and drink lots of water as you take the seeds.

Mix 4 gm's of Senna leaves, 3 gm's of pulp of Amaltas, 5 gm's of rose buds and 5 gm's of harad. Now you may take this mixture with milk, at night. Don't take it with water.

Treat constipation using apple cider vinegar - This remedy will prevent constipation. Prevention is always better than cure. Simply down 1 or 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar each day.

Take 2 tablespoons of black strap molasses before retiring to bed. This does work. Add to a glass of milk or juice if desired to improve the flavor.

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