12 May 3 Quick and Natural Ways to Treat Constipation
Regular colon cleansing is necessary to keep toxic matters out of your system. When fecal matter accumulates, your body becomes a breeding ground for parasites and bacteria. This is when you suffer from the effects of bowel issues like diarrhea, hemorrhoids, and constipation.
While you can find commercial remedies for these problem, these medicines can cause considerable damage to your colon. Some weakens your colon’s nerves and muscles while some depletes its supply of minerals. Colace, a common drug taken against constipation, can cause stomach pain, cramping, and diarrhea.
In lieu of commercially produced constipation medicines, you can use the less harmful route: using herbs as remedy. These three are the most effective:
The leaves of the aloe vera plant has laxative properties. It is used by many to relieve constipation.
1. Rinse an aloe vera leaf with cold water.
2. Cut it in half and remove the thorns.
3. Take the gel found inside the leaf. This is the part with laxative properties.
4. Blend thoroughly to make an aloe vera juice.
5. Add flavor if desired. You can use lemon, grapefruit, or orange.
6. Drink 2-3 ounces once per day on an empty stomach.
7. Keep refrigerated.
Ginger has antiseptic and laxative properties. It improves digestion and stimulates your muscles for easy bowel movement. It also strengthens the stomach muscles, aids in digestion, and stimulates your appetite. More importantly, it reduces symptoms of colon inflammation, according to a study published by Cancer Prevention Research.
1. Wash a ginger root and peel its skin.
2. Cut in small pieces.
3. Drop into 3 cups of water then bring to a boil.
4. Drink at least 2 cups every day.
The mucilage found in slippery elm relieves gastrointestinal inflammation. Native Americans have been enjoying the benefits of the herb for centuries. In addition to constipation, it also heals coughs, sore throats, wounds, boils, and other skin inflammation.
1. Mix two cups of boiling water with 2 tablespoons of powdered slippery elm.
2. Steep for 3 to 5 minutes.
3. Drink 2-3 times a day.
There are various factors affecting your digestive system. A diet rich in fiber and healthy drinks such as fruit juices and water is sure to help relieve constipation. Proper bathroom posture and good personal hygiene also helps in preventing digestive diseases.
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