What is Constipation?
The definition of constipation is – less than three bowel movements per week. The definition of severe constipation is – less than one bowel movement per week. Constipation can be caused by the slow passage of digested food through any part of the intestines, the slowing especially occurs in the colon. There are many people who suffer from chronic constipation.
People who have a sedentary life are more often constipated than people who are active. Move your body and do exercises for well-being!
Natural – Home Remedies for Constipation
Plums or Prunes.
Eating plums is a natural treatment for constipation. You can eat 8-20 plums in the morning on an empty stomach, or drink one glass of plum juice 15-30 minutes before the main meals. The prunes are also effective as treatment of constipation; eat 3-5 prunes before the main meals or put 2-3 prunes in a glass, then pour water over them as to be covered; let them soak from evening to morning; eat the prunes and drink the water before the breakfast. To enhance the plum effectiveness, put one plum and one fig in a glass, then pour 100 ml warm water over them; let them soak 8 hours during the night. In the morning eat the fruits and drink the liquid on an empty stomach. The fig fruit has an emollient effect and prevents the irritation of the intestine.
Wheat. Place to 1 liter of water, 5-8 tablespoons of wheat bran and 6-8 prunes, pitted and chopped, or 4 tablespoons of chopped raisins. Allow to soak from evening until morning; then strain the liquid and drinking it throughout the day. It is a very simple treatment for chronic constipation, which always has helped; you can take it long periods of time because this treatment is without side effects. Those who don’t have allergies, diabetes or obesity can add 2-3 tablespoons of honey to enhance the efficiency of the mixture.
Pears have more effective action in constipation than the unpeeled apples. Eat the pears, as they are (they are not recommended for those with digestive inflammations or hemorrhoids). Cider pear, has a laxative effect and prevents constipation.
Cantaloupe is another natural treatment for constipation. How to use the Cantaloupe for constipation? Eat the Cantaloupe, raw, as it is; Cantaloupe has an effective action as a laxative, which is comparable to the prunes effect. The fresh juice of Cantaloupe has a stronger effect than the pulp of Cantaloupe.