There can be nothing worse than the pain and discomfort associated with constipation. The feeling of being bloated, the cramping and those associated stomach pains can make even the most positive and cheerful of people to become irritable and unable to engage in activities usually enjoyed. Our 5 natural remedies for constipation are the answer!
Ready to be relieved?
These home remedies are simple as well as being completely natural and safe. Here are the remedies that will bring about almost instant relief.
The best news is that all the remedies suggested in this post are every day ingredients that are likely to be found in your kitchen cupboards. Before using pharmaceuticals always try natural home products for your constipation relief.
5 Natural Remedies For Constipation (How To Stay Regular)
Number 1 Natural Remedy – Black Strap Molasses
Sweeten your day by using Blackstrap molasses as part of your constipation treatment. This tasty and nutritional treat will work for even the most chronic cases of constipation.
Molasses is made by boiling the juice of sugar cane. As it condenses and concentrates the sugars crystallize leaving regular molasses.
Black strap molasses is then made by further boiling of the regular molasses which condenses it further increasing the crystallization. This process leaves a thick black molasses which is rich in minerals and vitamins.
In particular it contains high levels of magnesium. It is the magnesium that we are looking for as this is known to assist with constipation and keeping your bowels healthy and regular.
All you need do is take 1 tsp of black strap molasses as a daily addition to your diet, or for occasional constipation sufferers take a tsp when you recognize the symptoms of constipation.
If you cant stomach the thought of a teaspoon of black strap molasses then you can dilute it with a half glass of warm water.
You can take up to 2 teaspoons of black molasses for chronic constipation relief…but I do suggest trying with 1 teaspoon initially. this stuff works…and fast!
Number 2 Natural Remedy – Baking Soda
Baking soda is an all time “go to guy” for a huge number of home remedies. Wow this little beauty does just about everything.
You probably know and use baking soda as a home cleaner…well you’ll be doing the same here…just cleaning you rather than the counter!
Baking Soda is safe and one of the easiest natural remedies for constipation (in fact for any stomach or bowel discomfort) due to it being a bicarbonate.
As a bicarbonate it encourages the trapped air associated with constipation to be released from your system and thereby relieving the bloating and pressure pains. As well as acting on your trapped air (which when released will move things along…) it also re-alkalizes your stomach and helps things pass through your system.
This may not be as tasty as Molasses but it is just as effective.
Take 1 teaspoon of baking soda and add it to a 1/4 cup of warm water. Drink the lot in one gulp. Don’t sip this remedy…all in one…down the hatch!
Number 3 Natural Remedy – Epsom Salt
Epsom salt, another often spoken of home remedy, is incredibly effective for constipation.
The use of Epsom Salt is recommended as it helps in 2 ways – adding magnesium and drawing water.
- The Epsom Salt does what all salts do…draws out water. Epsom Salt will draw water from your body, which comes from the foods you have eaten and liquids/drink consumed. These liquids are drawn into your bowels for excretion which helps soften your stool and makes it much easier to pass.
- Epsom Salt also contains high levels of magnesium (similar to Black strap Molasses) which causes your bowel muscles to contract aiding your natural bowel movement.
If you don’t have Epsom Salt you can use regular table salt, as this will help draw water to soften the stool but unlike Epsom Salt it does not contain magnesium so is less effective.
To use this remedy add 2 teaspoons of Epsom salt to a glass of water or pure fruit juice. Ensure the salt dissolves and drink it all.
For children only 1/2 teaspoon.
If your doctor has limited your salt intake always discuss this remedy before using. It is likely that your doctor will approve the use of Epsom Salt for chronic constipation but as with any complementary remedy it is highly recommended that you check first.Help someone beat the bloat and find relief from constipation naturally. Please share and help others get regular and stay regular!Click To Tweet
Number 4 Natural Remedy – Fresh Ground Coffee
There is so much talk about coffee not being good for you, and the dangers of caffeine, so why on a natural holistic website would you find a recommendation to drink coffee?
Simply put, all things in moderation.
Coffee is a natural product and is perfectly safe if not over consumed.
When you consume Coffee it acts as a natural stimulant and will stimulate the bowels and digestive system. 1-2 cups of coffee will assist getting you regular and clearing constipation.
A word of warning – coffee is also a diuretic meaning it will make you urinate more frequently. If you drink too much coffee it could have the opposite effect to that you are seeking. Too much coffee, due to its diuretic properties, can cause dehydration and make your constipation worse.
1 – 2 cups first thing in the morning will assist constipation. Any more coffee during the day and you need to follow that 1 cup of Joe with 1 cup of H2O.
Number 5 Natural Remedy – Plum, Pear, Fig And Apple Smoothy
Plums, pears, figs and apples are exceptionally high in fiber, as are apricots and grapes. These fruits are considered “colon cleansers” and natural remedies for constipation.
Plum, Pear, Fig And Apple Smoothy
- 2 Plums
- 1 Pear
- 2 Figs
- 1 Large Apple
- 1/2 cup Natural Yogurt
- 1/4 cup Water
- Step 1 Prepare fruits. Peel pear and apple. Core both and cut flesh into inch cubes.
- Step 2 Wash figs and cut into inch cubes.
- Step 3 Remove stones from plums and cut into inch cubes-peeling skin is optional
- Step 4 Add all fruit to a blender
- Step 5 Add water and yogurt and blend until smooth
- Step 6 Drink morning and evening
I hope you do try these 5 simple and easy natural remedies for constipation.
If you do try them I would love to hear from you. Likewise if you have any questions please feel free to leave them in the comments section below and I will get back to you ASAP. Alternatively you are welcome to contact me directly and can do so by clicking here.
To your best health.
(and regular bowels!)