Easy Homemade Remedies for Constipation
Constipation is considered as common problem which is probably caused by low-fiber diet, low water intake, side effects of medication or lack of exercise.
Prolonged bouts with constipation can lead to other health problems, such as Hemorrhoids, Varicose Veins, Indigestion, Bad Breath, Headaches and Body Odor
Figs, both fresh and dried, as well as dried plums have a great beneficial effects on the colon cleansing due to insoluble fiber.
Figs are especially recommended to people with chronic constipation as well as to those who take care of their health and want to prevent any further bowel complication.
Freshly squeezed juices should be also on the daily menu as well as plenty of water.
If it is possible, eliminate sugar and white flour from the diet as they can only make the problem worse. In addition, by doing this you enhance digestion.
Physical activities should be also included such as walking or light exercises which help a great deal for proper bowel movements.
There are several homemade remedies that can help you successfully deal with this health issue.
1. Dried figs with water
All you need is a glass of water and several dried figs( it is advisable not more than 6) . Put the dried figs in the water and let them stay overnight ( 10-12 hours). In the morning, first thing to do is drink the water and half an hour later consume the figs.
Repeat this several days in a row, but no longer than 2 weeks. By that time you will notice improvement of the condition.
2. Olive Oil and Dried figs
The magical combination of olive oil and figs is beneficial for digestion problems. In a glass jar filled with 1 liter of olive oil, soak 40 dry figs and let them stay for 40 days. Consume one fig a day before eating, that is, on empty stomach.
If it is not possible to consume the figs in this way, there is an alternative with the same effect. Take a tablespoon of olive oil and before you swallow, try to keep it in the mouth for 30 seconds. After that it would be easier to eat the dried fig as well .
Tiny seeds in the figs are responsible for the stimulation of the peristalsis which makes the bowels move properly.
3. Dried Plums
Eight dried plums or about 60 grams, taken in two portions twice a day (in period when it is convenient for you) can ease the constipation problem more effectively that anything else. The secret ingredient in dried plums that makes them so effective is sorbitol, naturally occurring sugar which attracts water thus reducing the constipation problems. That is the reason why dried plums are widely known as best laxative.
Dried plums are also regarded as healthy snack in case when you want quickly to overcome food craving.
This will definitely speed up your metabolism and in few days you will appreciate the health benefits it brought to you.
4. Ground flax seed and fresh orange juice
Another natural remedy is the combination of a glass of fresh orange juice and a tablespoon of ground flax seed. For best results it should be drunk in the morning -2 hours before breakfast. Regular consumption of this mix will make the constipation disappear or at least it will make it more bearable.
The main components of flaxseed that contribute a great deal to alleviating constipation are:
Omega- 3 essential fatty acids- They play a significant role in many bodily function, including digestion.
Fiber- Flaxseed possesses both soluble and insoluble type of fiber necessary for proper digestion.The recommended daily usage is 25 to 30 grams
Lignans, chemical compounds found in plants. They are considered as a part of phytoestrogens and therefore they act as powerful antioxidants.
Try out all these easily prepared remedies for constipation as they guarantee safe and quick way of solving the problem.