Constipation is the disturbance of the digestive track. In Constipation there are infrequent, irregular or difficult bowel movements, which result in the bowel not being emptied of the waste products of digestion.
If this digestive waste is not eliminated, it can cause an accumulation of toxins in the system, resulting in systemic disorders like arthritis, high blood pressure, rheumatism. appendicitis etc.
Constipation is associated with general feeling of malaise, loss of appetite, bad breath, depression, headache, coated tongue, pimples, ache, acidity, heartburn, ulcer in the mouth, insomnia.
Constipation is often caused by incorrect diet, eating refined food, not drinking enough water, not having enough fibre, sedentary lifestyle, disturbed and worried mind, drinking too much tea or coffee, smoking, drinking too much alcohol, all adds to sluggish digestion, ineffectual evacuation and finally, chronic constipation.
These are 9 constipation home remedies that you can include in your diet which will help in reliving constipation.
Dehydration can cause constipation, make sure to drink minimum 2 littles of water a day, but avoid drinking immediately before or after a meal. Drinking a glass of warm water in the morning helps in peristalsis. Having a glass of warm water with fresh lime in the morning also helps in constipation.
The most important factor curing constipation is eating natural and simple diet, with lots of raw salads and green vegetables. The diet should consist of unrefined foods such as wholegrain cereals, bran, lentils, leafy green vegetables, and dried and fresh fruits.
Avoiding sugar and sugary foods, white flour, cakes, biscuits and any processed food is very important.
Bael fruit is regarded as the best of all laxatives. It cleans and tones up the intestines. Its regular use for 2 to 3 months helps in removing all the old accumulated faecal matter.
Bael fruit can be taken in a form of juice or the juice can be prepared by mixing a tablespoon of powder in half a glass of water with a teaspoon of honey.
Eating half a medium sized papaya should be eaten at breakfast. Papaya contains an enzyme called Papain. Papain is highly beneficial in the deficiency of gastric juice, excess of unhealthy mucus in the stomach, dyspepsia and intestinal irritation. The ripe fruit if eaten regularly helps in constipation,
Figs are very good home remedy for constipation. Both fresh and dry figs have a laxative effect. Having 4-5 figs soaked overnight in a little water and eating them in the morning or blending them to have as a juice in the morning helps with constipation.
Guava is another effective remedy for constipation. When eaten with seeds, it provides roughage to the diet and helps in the normal evacuation of the bowels. One or two guava should be taken everyday.
Among the vegetables spinach has been considered to be the most vital food for the entire digestive tract. Spinach contains the finest organic material for the cleansing, reconstruction, and regeneration of the intestinal track.
Consuming spinach juice or in the smoottie helps in constipation.
Another home remedy for constipation is having a table spoon of castor oil with a half a cup of orange juice, at night ensures regular motion. Make sure you do not consume it more than once a week and preferably on a weekend.
Having probiotics helps in chronic constipation. Probiotics are live, beneficial bacteria that lives in our gut. Consuming foods rich in probiotics like kefir, kimchi, kombucha etc, or taking a probiotic supplement helps in balancing the gut microbes.