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Home Remedies for Constipation

In my previous article, we did talk about constipation and a few causes that can trigger the difficult bowel movements. We also learned about some of the natural remedies that must have surely helped you to stimulate the bowel movements and made you run to the loo every morning. We would be really blessed and pleased to get your feedback for those home remedies for constipation and would like to know that, did you find them worthy and would you prefer giving them a second chance in case your bowel movements trouble you again. This piece that you are reading is in continuation of the previous article, but, with a twist and you need to read further for that. Here, we will be learning a few home remedies for constipation but, not those typical picked up from your kitchen things and presented straight away. So, keep reading folks……

For all those newbie’s who have just discovered the website or have not read the previous article that entitled “How to Get Rid of Constipation”, we will give a quick recap, but you need to trouble your fingers a bit and search for the previous article for the entire information as you must have heard that “half or incorrect information is harmful to health”. For your convenience, we have tagged the previous article and a few related ones, at the bottom of the page, so don’t forget to thank us for that too.

The Recap Article

When a person is constipated, it means that he or she is facing difficulty to perform the daily bowel movements. Though this happens very less often, but, almost every person suffers from this situation once in their lifetime. Now, talking about the normal bowel movements, that vary from person to person, depending on their daily diet and functioning of the digestive system. Some people can use the loo 2-3 times in a day, whereas; others may even have bowel movements once or twice in every seven days. Shocking, but it is normal, so just relax and read further.

Though suffering from constipation is not at all a serious medical condition but, if you continue to have difficult bowel movements for more than 3-4 days, then this is something to worry about. Still not a serious medical condition as this happens, but you definitely need to take preventive measures or see a doctor, in case the natural remedies don’t work. Though, people usually prefer natural home remedies as a cure for their bowel movements, which has been effective till date.

home remedies for constipation

Common Causes that Trigger Constipation

  • Unplanned diet.
  • Changes in your daily diet.
  • Colon cancer.
  • Antacid medicines.
  • Excessive consumption of dairy products.
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
  • Parkinson’s or multiple sclerosis.
  • No physical activities.
  • Poor digestion.
  • Insufficient water or fiber intake.
  • Pregnancy
  • Overuse of laxatives.
  • Resisting the urge to excrete, which some people do in case of hemorrhoids.
  • Painkiller, antidepressants or iron pills.
  • Stress, fatigue, and tension.
  • Inactive or underactive thyroid also referred as hypothyroidism.

Symptoms of a Body Suffering from Constipation

  • Lesser bowel movements than the normal.
  • Feeling of heaviness and fullness in the stomach even after hours of having food.
  • Strain during the bowel movements.
  • Swollen abdomen.
  • Abdominal pain.
  • Nausea and vomiting.
  • Slight bloating.

This was a short and simple recap of the previous article, do go through the entire information, so that you do not commit any mistake while using natural remedies for your bowel movements and taking preventive measure to treat the cause. Now, coming to the point and revealing the “twist”, this article is all about a few drinks that can make you poop easily. Well, yes instead of directly presenting those boring natural remedies, we have tried to come up with a few recipes that savor your mouth and treat your bowel movements at the same time. This is to comfort you so that, you don’t feel like some patient that is under treatment.

Mouth Savoring Home Remedies for Constipation

1.) Prunes Brooms Your Poop

Prunes or dried plums are famous for their fiber content. One single prune contains a gram of fiber in it. Too concentrated to be true right, well yes it does, which is why people usually prefer having prunes while differing from constipation. As an addition to its bowel stimulating benefits, prunes are also a rich source of fructans, sorbitol, and fermentable sugars that can help to increase the bulk of stools in your gut and act as a laxative effect.

This was all about the benefits of prunes which make it one of the effective home remedies for constipation and now, it’s time for the “Recipe”:

Method 1: Simple Stewed Prunes:

Follow the steps below to try this remedy:

  • Add 2 and a half cup of water to a pot and heat.
  • Now, add 2 cups of pitted prunes to the water and let it simmer over a low flame.
  • As the water starts boiling, cover with a lid and simmer for more 20 minutes.
  • When the fruit softens, remove the pot from the flame and allow the stew to cool down.
  • Now, flavor it with your preferred seasoning and have this prune stew.
  • Repeat the remedy twice a day, though it won’t give you a second chance.

Method 2: Stewed Prunes with Orange Juice

Follow the steps below to try this remedy:

  • Soak a pound of prunes in 2-3 cups of water.
  • Place it in the refrigerator overnight.
  • Strain the water the next morning and pour them in a pan.
  • Keep the water for further use.
  • Add half a cup of orange juice to the pan as well.
  • Boil the mixture and then simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, add 1/4th cup of sugar to the stew and stir well.
  • Increase the heat and boil again for another 3-4 minute.
  • In case the stew is too thick, add the water that you saved earlier.
  • Remove from flame and let it cool down.
  • Have this stew twice a day, though having it once will surely work.

2.) Snack Attacking on Popcorn

Skip the chips and snack on popcorns to stimulate your bowels. It is one of the easiest ways to add fiber in your gut. 3 cups of popcorns contain 3 grams of fiber, enough to make you poop easily after a while. Not only this, this fiber-packed snack is also full of antioxidants like polyphenols, which are helpful to neutralize the effects of free radicals in the body. In an addition to its already existing benefits, popcorn is also helpful to lower the rates of diabetes and other heart disorders.

So, this was all about the fiber benefits of popcorn which make it one of the effective home remedies for constipation. Now, it’s time for the easy snack “Recipe”:

3.) Method 1: Smoky Popcorns

Follow the steps below to try this remedy:

  • Either pop those corns at home or but a packet from the supermarket.
  • Make sure to get the plain, unflavored popcorns.
  • In a bowl, mix dried hot paprika and furikake seasoning.
  • Furikake is a combination of seaweed, sesame seeds, salt, sugar and dried fish flakes.
  • This crunchy recipe serves some serious flavors to your gut.
  • It is also an on the go snack when you feel hungry between meals.

4.) Method 2: Parsley, Parmesan, and Maldon Salt Popcorn

Use the following steps to use this method:

  • Get the popcorns in a bowl.
  • Take another bowl to prepare the seasoning.
  • Add truffle oil, parmesan and seas salt, quantities as preferred.
  • Mix the ingredients well.
  • Pour it on the popcorns and give a nice mix using your hands.
  • Top it up with finely chopped parsley.
  • Enjoy it with your friends and family while watching a movie.
  • Meanwhile, it will stimulate your gut.

5.) Tangy Teat for Your Gut

Follow the steps below to try this remedy:

Oranges are fiber-packed fruits that offer 4 grams of fiber content in a single orange. It also gains bonus points for its effectiveness because of the high citrus content that involves a flavonol called Naringenin. This works as a laxative for your gut.

So, this was all about the health benefits of oranges that help to stimulate the bowel movements and make it one of the effective home remedies for constipation. Now, it’s time for the “Recipe”:

Method 1: Spicy Orange Salad

Follow the steps below to try this remedy:

  • Peel a few fresh oranges and thinly slice them crosswise.
  • Add them to a bowl and toss in some onion rings, olive julians.
  • Meanwhile, take another bowl to prepare the vinaigrette.
  • Add freshly crushed cumin seeds, curry, cilantro and mint leaves.
  • Toss them well and then season on the salad.
  • Enjoy this tangy treat to savor your taste buds while it stimulates your gut.
  • This is eventually mouth savoring and one of the home remedies for constipation.

Method 2: Fruit Punch

Follow the steps below to try this remedy:

  • Simply juice up an orange, pineapple and guava nectar, combine them together.
  • Add a small quantity of rum to this juice mixture.
  • You can also buy the juices if cannot prepare at home.
  • But, since it’s “Home remedies” so, preparing at home is what I suggest.
  • For, non-alcoholics, no need to add rum, it would do otherwise.
  • Sip on the drink to savor your taste buds.
  • It also proves a great cocktail recipe to host a party.
  • This is eventually mouth savoring and one of the home remedies for constipation.

6.) Coffee is your Bestie for The Day 

Have you ever wondered why your morning brew dosage makes you run to the loo? Well, the answer is the caffeine present in it. It acts as a natural gut stimulator and also assists in better digestion.

Have 1-2 cups of coffee religiously in the morning, if you want to prevent constipation and stay fresh throughout the day. So, all these benefits grabs a place for the coffee in the list of natural home remedies for constipation.

Do not overdo the love making with your cup of coffee as too much of coffee can trigger a bloated belly. It will also make you pee repeatedly, as coffee is known to be a diuretic. This can also result in severe dehydration.

Summary:

So, we hope you will surely try these home remedies that will help to stimulate your gut and treat constipation. Though, it worked for me, well yes it did when all I was doing was to run to the loo and return back with nothing accomplished at all. That was disheartening, which is why I decided to opt for a few over the top treatments than just those ordinary picks from the kitchen. We tried to make the treatment more mouth savoring, than just any other boring “TREATMENT” that any other article would have mentioned.

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