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Tuesday, 4 August 2020

Home Remedies for constipation



Life truly is in the gut. A clean, healthy and happy body begins from your gut. It is important for waste products to go out of our tummy regularly, when we cannot pooh for up to three days or more. Then we call it constipation and home remedies are the best to help free yourself again. Here are some foods that helps.

Fish Oil
Omega-3 fatty acids are thought to play a role in a large number of bodily functions, including digestion. Some studies have shown that omega-3s can be helpful in managing symptoms of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, which include constipation.

Fish oil, derived either from diet or in supplement form, is a rich source of these fatty acids. Specifically, cold-water fish such as salmon, mackerel, sardines, tuna, and herring contain uncommon acids that helps.

Castor Oil
Castor oil is a yellowish liquid that can be used as a home remedy for constipation because of its laxative property. One study in Nigeria found that oral castor oil helped children with chronic constipation to move their bowels. An upside to castor oil for constipation is that it works quickly.

For that same reason, however, castor oil should be cautiously administered as a constipation remedy. It should not be taken at bedtime, due to its quick effects. Another downside to this constipation remedy is that it tastes bad, so it is recommended that the castor oil be chilled and mixed with a sweetener such as orange juice. Castor oil is generally considered safe, but it can lead to overdose if taken in large amounts.

Fiber
One of the best known home remedies for constipation is fiber. The recommended dosage - 20 to 35 grams per day - can be found in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Fiber is also a convenient constipation remedy since most people already have these items in their homes. Fiber supplements such as psyllium (Metamucil) or methylcellulose (Citrucel) can be used as well.

The one downside to using fiber as a constipation home remedy is that it can actually make constipation worse if you don't drink plenty of water with it. For the fiber to help alleviate constipation, it needs fluids to help move it through the digestive system. Fiber derived from supplements especially must be taken with water in order to avoid worsening constipation.

Herbs
Herbal therapy is one of the oldest forms of constipation treatments - numerous cultures around the world have used herbs to cure constipation for thousands of years. This tried-and-true constipation therapy is generally divided into two categories: bulk-forming and stimulant laxatives.

Commonly used bulk-forming herbal laxatives include flaxseed, fenugreek, and barley. If you opt for flaxseed as a constipation remedy, you should remember that flaxseed oil is different from the actual flaxseeds, which are available as whole or crushed seeds; flaxseed oil is not a constipation remedy. Stimulant herbs for constipation include senna, Cascara segrada, and aloe.

Probiotics
Probiotics are the bacteria inside our intestines that promote digestion. Examples of probiotics are Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium, and Sacchromyces boulardi, and they are available in supplement form and some foods, such as yogurt. Some studies have shown that probiotics are an effective non-drug cure for constipation. Like fiber, probiotics are a relatively easy home cure for constipation because they are available in foods that many families already have in the refrigerator.

Water therapy. 

Nothing works better and cheaper than water therapy for constipation. Remember, water therapy is our culture. In observing Water Therapy you should avoid late night meals. No meal after 7pm, then not less than six glasses of warm water on empty stomach upon waking up, older adults can add occasional lime or lemon juice to their water therapy and let it be warm to help activate internal organs.

Green apple with cucumber on empty stomach also works, other beneficial spices are garlic, ginger, cloves, pineapples, Oranges, (pawpaw) in moderation due to sugar. If you are diabetic, then do not take the fruit, boil the leaves, it works perfectly too, infect I have since stopped consuming the fruit due to sugar, I boil the leaves instead. Remember not to cover the pot while boiling your pawpaw leaves.

Coffee
Coffee mixed with soya powder and other herbs works for me also in certain cases. One fact about constipation is that it depends on the cause, some home remedies for constipation won't work until you have a good night's sleep🙄🙄😭then the toxins will be release from the liver and kidney. Stress makes everything worse including constipation.
Food is our medicine fans, and we believe in prevention too.

Other beneficial foods for constipation are:
Beets, carrots, moringa leaves, moringa seeds and all green veggies works too. Cabbage makes the list, others are sweet potatoes, eggs, bananas, walnuts, Dates, avocadoes, cold pressed olive oil and coconut oil, raw partly washed bitterleaf if it was due to much bread or sugar, moderate exercise. Remember we must pursue the cause before the cure. Never joke with constipation, a healthy body begins from there.

In summary, If you have not poohed for four days or more, do not panick, just drop your message on telegram platform. Someone may help you out. We believe in prevention.

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