Constipation is often a condition left untreated because we are embarrassed to speak to a professional, or anyone else, about it. In this article we look at the best Natural Constipation Remedies, and 6 of them provide near immediate constipation relief.
Each of these remedies are simple, safe and completely natural. The perfect solution for this, at times debilitating, problem. So don’t suffer with constipation!
Natural Remedies For Immediate Constipation Relief.
Number 1 – Olive Oil. Natural Constipation Remedies!
Now we aren’t talking any old oil, we are talking Pure Virgin Olive Oil.
As well as doing what you think it might, lubricating you inside from top to bottom…literally, Olive Oil also stimulates the digestive system.
As well as being a natural lubricant it also helps stimulate and get things moving within the colon. This simple solutions really is an excellent constipation preventative.
Simply take 1 or 2 tablespoons of Olive Oil first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. It is best if you refrain from eating for at least 10 – 15 minutes to enable the full benefits of the Olive Oil.
Number 2 – Lemons (And A Lemon Olive Oil Mixture)
Lemons are great for much more than making lemonade.
They are excellent for our overall health. Lemons have high levels of Vitamin C, Potassium, Phosphorus, Calcium and Magnesium. Amazing huh!? More importantly, the humble Lemon contains loads of pectin fiber which is water soluble and is amazing for our colons health.
As well as Pectin Fiber they also contain Citric Acid. This acts as a stimulant for our digestive system. The lemon is a wonderful solution for immediate constipation relief and it’s usually found in almost every kitchen!
Cut a lemon in half. Then squeeze the lemon juice into a glass of warm water. And drink! Easy! Take this lemon water tonic both morning and night until your bowel movements become regular again. My recommendation is that you build Lemon Water into your daily routine, constipation or not. The additional health benefits of drinking lemon water are massive.
Olive Oil and Lemon Juice – Natural Constipation Remedy.
You can combine both of the mentioned natural remedies in one simple solution. Adding Lemon Juice to Olive Oil helps to lighten it and gives it a more palatable flavor.
Lemon Juice is an excellent constipation natural remedy but requires a carrier so it can reach the parts it needs to get to. In the original remedy we used water as the carrier, but Olive Oil works equally well.
Mix 1 tablespoon of Olive Oil and 1 teaspoon of Lemon Juice. If you choose to use a combined remedy take this solution on an empty stomach first thing in the morning and again each evening before going to sleep.
Number 3 – Flaxseed Oil and Orange Juice.
The next natural remedy for immediate constipation relief is Flax-seed Oil. It is a brilliant remedy for constipation as its viscosity enables it to coat the walls of the intestine. This in turn coats the stool and increases the bowel movements. A word of warning, this acts pretty quick!
Flax-seed is not the most palatable when it comes to taste so I combine it with freshly squeezed or pulped Orange juice. Adding it to orange juice isn’t cheating. Actually you will increase the impact for clearing constipation. Like Lemons the delicious Orange is an excellent source of fiber.
We all know that to relieve constipation we need to increase our natural fiber intake. If you don’t juice your own oranges try to buy good juice with the pulp.
Add 1 tablespoon of Flax Seed Oil to one standard glass of orange juice. Drink on an empty stomach. Don’t be tempted to add more or double the dose throughout the day. For some people it may take 1-2 hours to work. But trust me it will work.
Another great alternative is a whole body superfood (organic) supplement and is highly recommended.
Number 4 – Aloe Vera For Immediate Constipation Relief!
Aloe Vera is one of nature’s Superfoods and has enormous health giving benefits. I highly recommend that you team Aloe with any other natural constipation remedy that you may choose to use. Constipation, especially if prolonged, can often cause stomach and bowel discomfort. This in turn can lead to us tightening our muscles subconsciously and cause stomach cramping.
This means your constipation can get worse and as such so does the pain. It’s a vicious cycle. Most people are probably aware that Aloe Vera soothes cuts, burns and bumps, but did you know it also does the same internally. So it is a wonderful remedy to soothe the stomach and relax our insides.
Pure is the best but can be difficult to source so make sure it is quality Aloe juice that you use.
To Use – Natural Constipation Remedies:
Add 2 tablespoons of Aloe Vera Gel to your juice in the morning. Take 1 large glass in the morning 10-15 minutes after taking the oil remedies.
If you want to extract your own the process is explained in this article about the Benefits of Aloe Vera For The Skin.
Number 5 – Blackstrap Molasses.
Number 5 is a remedy that you will love or you will hate! This is because of the very distinctive taste of Black Strap Molasses.
Love it or hate it, you should use it, the benefits of Blackstrap Molasses and the way it gets things moving cannot be understated. This works amazingly well!
It is important that you use Blackstrap Molasses. The magnesium that it contains is what works wonders for the bowel, as well as being great for your health with a multitude of other vitamins and minerals. They are not found in our regular molasses.
This is an awesome remedy to use when you first notice the signs of constipation. Just take 1 teaspoon of Blackstrap Molasses. You can add it to tea, or warm water, if you need to make it more palatable. Ensure you start with just 1 teaspoon. You can build up to 2 teaspoons if needed but take it slow. This really works! If you are watching your weight this constipation remedy should be used only occasionally as it is high in calories.
Number 6 – Fenugreek Seeds And Cayenne Pepper.
Fenugreek Seeds are a great natural constipation remedy all by themselves, but when you add a touch of Cayenne Pepper you have an immediate constipation relief powerhouse!
Many people swear by this remedy and say it is the one that makes things happen if all else fails! You are adding ample fiber and some spice to get the bowel moving. Fenugreek Seeds, or Methi, are also a popular weight loss / belly fat remedy because of these properties.
To 1/4 cup of water add 1 tablespoon of Fenugreek Seeds. Leave for around an hour or until the seeds have softened. Once softened remove the seeds from the water, ensure you keep the water you soaked the seeds in.
Crush the seeds and then add them back to the soaking water. Now add 1 teaspoon of cayenne powder. Top up with water to make a full cup (250ml) if necessary. Mix thoroughly and drink.
I hope you add these natural constipation remedies to your diet and I am sure you will benefit from them.
Other natural remedies you may like:
Below is a recipe from our additional constipation relief post.
This plum, pear, fig and apple smoothie is a fantastic and delicious remedy for constipation relief. Made with healthy and tasty ingredients this smoothie is possibly the easiest way to ease and treat constipation.
- 2 Plums
- 1 Pear
- 2 Figs
- 1 Large Apple
- 1/2 cup Natural Yogurt
- 1/4 cup Water
- Prepare the Pear and Apple. Core both and cut the flesh into inch cubes.
- Wash figs and cut into inch cubes.
- Remove the stones from plums and cut into inch cubes. Removing the plum skin is optional.
- Add all fruits to a blender and add water and yogurt.
- Blend until smooth.
- Drink morning and evening.
You may add additional fruits to the smoothie if you want to add to the taste. Just don't leave any out.
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Amount Per Serving Calories 212Total Fat 2gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 3mgSodium 43mgCarbohydrates 50gFiber 8gSugar 39gProtein 4g
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Wishing you much good health