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.
- Natural Constipation Remedies For Relief.
- Number 1 – Olive Oil. Natural Constipation Remedies!
- Number 2 – Lemons (And A Lemon Olive Oil Mixture)
- Olive Oil and Lemon Juice – Natural Constipation Remedy.
- Number 3 – Flaxseed Oil and Orange Juice.
- Number 4 – Aloe Vera For Immediate Constipation Relief!
- Number 5 – Blackstrap Molasses.
- Number 6 – Fenugreek Seeds And Cayenne Pepper.
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 Constipation Remedies For 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. 1Pectin Fiber Pectin, another type of fiber, may also provide chronic constipation relief, but researchers warn that data for this type of fiber wasn’t quite robust enough to say for sure. health.com is water soluble and is amazing for our colons health.
As well as Pectin Fiber they also contain Citric Acid. 2Lemon juice is one of the most effective and easy-to-make home remedies to cure constipation. The citric acid, a natural laxative, present in lemon fights the toxins in your digestive track. Lemon juice acts as stimulant and flushes out the toxins from the body providing quick relief. Health Matters. 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 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. 3Study in Olive oil and Flaxseed oil for the treatment of constipation. To evaluate the effects of olive oil and flaxseed oil compared with mineral oil for the treatment of constipation in patients undergoing hemodialysis. PubMed.gov. 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 the Flax-seed Oil to orange juice isn’t cheating. Actually you will increase the effects upon your 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 oil 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 Vera 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 causing 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.
To Use – Natural Constipation Remedies:
Add 2 tablespoons of Aloe Vera Gel to your juice in the morning. If using the Aloe Vera Juice Drink take 1 large glass in the morning. Remember to wait 10-15 minutes after taking your oil remedies before taking the Aloe Juice.
If you want to extract your own Aloe Gel 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 4Blackstrap Molasses has a pretty strong taste, though, so you may want to add it to milk, fruit juice, or, for an extra-powerful laxative punch, prune juice. How Stuff Works. 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 remedy articles you may be interested in are listed below.
Below is a recipe from our additional constipation relief post, you can check out other natural remedies for constipation here.
If you do try these remedies or you have any questions or comments I would love to hear from you. Please leave a comment in the form below or contact me directly.
Wishing you much good health
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- 1Pectin Fiber Pectin, another type of fiber, may also provide chronic constipation relief, but researchers warn that data for this type of fiber wasn’t quite robust enough to say for sure. health.com
- 2Lemon juice is one of the most effective and easy-to-make home remedies to cure constipation. The citric acid, a natural laxative, present in lemon fights the toxins in your digestive track. Lemon juice acts as stimulant and flushes out the toxins from the body providing quick relief. Health Matters.
- 3Study in Olive oil and Flaxseed oil for the treatment of constipation. To evaluate the effects of olive oil and flaxseed oil compared with mineral oil for the treatment of constipation in patients undergoing hemodialysis. PubMed.gov.
- 4Blackstrap Molasses has a pretty strong taste, though, so you may want to add it to milk, fruit juice, or, for an extra-powerful laxative punch, prune juice. How Stuff Works.