What is Constipation?
You can also definitely tell you’re constipated if: you are feeling some sort of discomfort on the toilet, feeling some bloating of the abdomen, extreme difficulty emptying your bowel, and your stools are either unusually small or large from observation.
Fortunately for you, there are some natural remedies to help relieve you of constipation. These can be done at the comfort of your own home. Keep on reading if you want to know more!
Natural Home Remedies for Constipation
1.) Caffeinated Coffee
Who doesn’t love coffee? Being a coffee lover myself, you cannot believe my delight when I found out that coffee is one remedy to relieve constipation. How? Well, coffee tends to stimulate your colon and the muscles in your digestive system. Most of you know the effect of drinking coffee when it urges you every now and then to rush to the bathroom. Most of you don’t really know that coffee also carries small quantities of soluble fibers that’s good for preventing constipation. This refines the balance of your bacteria in your stomach.
Try out the Leeroy Jenkins Extra Caffeinated Coffee. It contains freshly roasted, freshly ground coffee beans. All you have to do is add 10 grams for each 6 ounces of water in a mug or cup, then brew.
2.) Magnesium Citrate
One of the popular home remedies for fighting constipation is taking Magnesium Citrate. You may recognize this as a type of osmotic laxative. It can easily be bought over-the-counter or online.
Try taking moderate amounts of magnesium supplements. You can take the Pure Magnesium Citrate Supplement to help in the relief of your constipation. This can also help increase your energy levels, calm your nerves, and make digestion easier.
Before going into the whole topic of eating prunes, it’s important to take not that if you are a person with IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), it’s best to avoid this fruit.
As a child, I can remember my mother handing me a glass of prune juice whenever I had constipation spells. Years later, I know she did this for a good reason. Prunes and prune juice are great remedies for bowel problems. They contain fibers and the natural laxative called sorbitol. Sorbitol is a sugar alcohol found in fruits and plants that gives that laxative effect.
Try consuming a glass of prune juice or eat about 7 medium-sized prunes twice a day. Try my favorite Sunsweet Amazin Pitted Prunes. Not only is it a sweet snack, but it also makes up for your constipation troubles.
4.) Flaxseed Oil
Flaxseed oil/flax oil/linseed oil contains pressed flax seeds that are good for the health because of the protein and fiber it provides. Some of the benefits include: reduction of appetite, weight control, skin care, and—of course—treatment of constipation.
Try giving yourself about 4 milliliters of Organic Flaxseed Oil per day.
5.) Dandelion Tea
Dandelion Tea can be of some help for constipation since it is considered as a mild laxative.
Go ahead and steep some of the Traditional Medicinals Dandelion Root and Herbal Tea. Drink one cup, 3 times a day.
Yes, you read it. Water is the greatest remedy of all. The more you’re dehydrated, the more you can get constipated. Because constipation is a likely cause of dehydration in the colon, make sure that you drink enough water. Keep your body properly hydrated—this will make it easier for your stool to pass once it’s soft.
When to See a Doctor:
If you have been constipated for more than 3 weeks, that should be enough time for you to raise alarms in your head. If you are having any abdominal pain or notice any blood in your stool, that would be the best time to seek help from a doctor.