12 Natural Home Remedies To Relief Constipation Quickly

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6. Make Fiber Your New Best Friend

A lack of fiber is perhaps the No. 1 cause of constipation. Eating a natural, healthy diet will both relieve and prevent constipation. Natural foods from Mother Nature have buckets of fiber that will put an end to your straining saga. Think of fiber as a giant bucket and broom. It draws water to the “bucket” to help keep things soft, then the roughage acts like a broom, sweeping everything out of the colon.

To use this method: Eat more natural foods that are great sources of fiber, including:

  • Apricots
  • Beans
  • Potatoes (not French fries, however!)
  • Whole grain bread
  • Berries
  • Nuts
  • Apples, pears, plums
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Peas
  • Avocados
  • Bananas
  • Chia seeds
  • Carrots
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7. Aloe – It’s Not Just For Burns

Chances are good that you have an aloe vera plant in a pot in your kitchen or outside in the garden to help heal minor burns and cuts, but did you know that this succulent is also excellent for digestive problems like constipation? This works best when you use gel directly from the leaf of a plant and not the mixtures they sell in most stores. This gel is very concentrated and can take care of business in hours! So go out to your little aloe vera plant, and cut off a nice big leaf!

To use this method: Squeeze out the gel from your aloe vera leaf until you have two tablespoons. Mix the gel in one glass (eight ounces) of water or fruit juice. This is very concentrated, so only drink one glass (two tablespoons) of aloe vera gel each day.

Close-up Of Baking Soda In A Glass Jar.

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8.  Blow It Out With Baking Soda

Simple baking soda is another old fashioned remedy that works about 95 percent of the time. The bicarbonate in baking soda causes air to find its way out of the body (one way or another), so it can help to relieve pressure and bloating, while helping lower acid levels and move things along.

To use this method: Mix a teaspoon of baking soda in a quarter cup of warm water. Drink it straight down. For some reason, this seems to work better than taking sips over a period of time.

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9. Grandma’s Favorite: Prunes

You might have seen your grandparents eating a few prunes in the morning or perhaps they gave you a couple of prunes when you had a tummy ache. This is an old fashioned remedy that really works because dried fruit contains high amounts of fiber and a compound called sorbitol. Sorbitol will soften your stools because it draws water to itself. Be careful with this one because eating too many will cause gas and diarrhea!

To use this method: Eat two or three prunes in the morning and again at night to relieve constipation. If you prefer, you can drink one eight-ounce glass of juice in the morning and another in the evening for relief within hours.

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10. Get Your Flax On!

Another great oil for the relief of constipation is flax seed. Like olive oil, flax seed oil coats the entire digestive system, as well as the stool itself, making it easier to pass. Flax seed oil has the advantage of having very little flavor. You can mix it with some lemon juice and water or fresh squeezed orange juice with the pulp (which is a good source of fiber as well!), and you might not even be aware of the flavor.

To use this method: Mix one tablespoon of flax seed oil into the juice of your choice. This will take four to six hours to work, but it will if you give it time. Try drinking it before bedtime for instant relief in the morning.

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