Natural Ways to Cure Constipation…
Psyllium husk is an age old remedy for treating constipation. It is extensively used to relieve the problem of constipation, especially in the Southeast Asian countries. It contains the essential dietary fibers that are required by the body to promote digestion and regulate the bowel movement.
The use of psyllium husk comes with an added advantage, it has shown some promising benefits for diabetes, diarrhea and irritable bowel syndrome and it also lowers bad cholesterol.
Take one tablespoon of the husk with a glass of warm water or milk empty stomach, early in the morning. You can take it twice a day i.e. one tablespoon in the morning and one tablespoon before going to bed, for better results. It is suggested not to take the husk without any fluids.
Date is a fruit rich in dietary fibers and is known for its laxative properties. To get its benefits for constipation, soak 5 to 6 six dates in water and leave them over night. Consume these dates empty stomach in the morning, your problem would be relieved.
A hand full of raisins every day can help keep the constipation away. The tartaric acid found in raisins is very beneficial for promoting healthy digestion. When you consume raisins, the fiber present in them absorbs water and swells; as a result constipation is relieved. For best results take a handful, 1 hour after your meal with plenty of water.
Remove the skin of an apple and cut them into pieces. Boil it in half a cup of water and make puree. Eat it in the morning, empty stomach for a month. You can consume it hot or cold any way you like. The fiber-rich apples are very effective in treating constipation.
As mentioned earlier lack of fluid intake can cause constipation as well. Make it your habit to drink at least 8 glasses water in a day. Water keeps the intestine moist, which helps the waste material to slip out.
Honey works as a natural laxative. All you need to do is take a tablespoon full of honey in the warm water empty stomach, early in the morning. You can take it twice a day for better results.
Lack of fiber in the diet can cause serious constipation problems. So it’s about time you switch from refined products such as white flour and processed cereals to whole grains such as wheat bread and high fiber cereals. Also switch from white rice to brown rice, as it contains more fiber contents necessary for regulating bowel movement. Your diet should contain at least 6 ounces of whole-grains.