Natural Treatment for Constipation
The most important thing that one must remember is that the remedies should not be used continuously for a long period of time. These remedies should be used for two to four days but not longer than two weeks and must be used only to clear constipation. The treatment may take a couple of weeks to help your system function properly. Many herbal combinations or herbal mixtures are available that can help improve the function of the colon and getting the bowels regularized.
Some dialogues on nutritional changes are very important as these can go a long way in take care of constipation. In some cases, constipation is an effect of not having sufficient fibre and water in our diet. Consequently it is suggested that you continue your diet that is rich in fibre. Don't forget to drink plenty of water. Fiber and water are part of natural remedies to help you keep away from constipation.
Constipation home remedy treatment by using Bael Fruit has proven to be beneficial in treating constipation. Bael fruit is known to be the best of any laxative for treating constipation. Take it in its original form right before dinner. Sixty grams of the fruit is the best dosage for an adult.
Papaya is also good source of fiber. It contains papain, an enzyme that helps digest proteins. Concentrated amounts can especially be found in unripe papaya. This enzyme helps prevent the accumulation of mucoprotein (partially digested protein) in the body and lymphatic system. Thus, the unripe papaya is considered to have more healing powers for constipation than the ripe one.
Take at least 2 glasses of warm water in the morning and go for a small walk; this would help in relieving constipation.
Keep in mind that most remedies should be used only for a short time, two to four days and not longer than 2 weeks. They should only be used for the time needed to clear your constipation. This might be just 4 or 5 times or sometimes it may take several weeks. There are some herbal combinations that can be used for longer duration. These combinations can improve your colon's health and get your bowels moving again.
Eat more green leafy vegetables, whole grains and fruits. Many pregnant women swear by eating a few pieces of prunes or a serving of old-fashioned oatmeal every day. Prune or apple juice can also be effective.
Sauerkraut Drink an 8 ounce glass of warm sauerkraut juice followed immediately by an 8 ounce glass of grapefruit juice(unsweetened).
Relieving tension at home is a remedy for constipation as well. Relaxation can loosen your bowels. When someone is frightened or tense their mouth dries up and their heart beat increases. Slow down and take it easy. This also causes the bowels to contract as well. A relaxing tape, a good book, a funny movie with a good friend - these are some home remedies that can cure or prevent constipation, and are good for our overall mental, emotional and physical well being as well. Laughing is especially helpful, as it massages the intestines and this helps digestion.