Home Remedies for Constipation
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These home remedies for constipation are exactly what you need. This constipation is either killing you or your baby. But now you're saved, you have found our Powerful, Proven and very Effective Natural Remedies for Constipation

You are constipated and have not been to the bathroom for what seems like ages, we know all about how that feels

Or even worse, your baby is screaming and hasn't pooed a single diaper in two days or more. You're desperate to give some relief to your baby…and yourself

Let's get this constipation out of the way, with  these home remedies we can do it, right now!

These home remedies for constipation have been very helpful to millions of people. They were struggling with the same problems you are dealing with now, but have been saved. And most now know what to do and what to avoid to not let it happen again

Most ingredients for these home remedies for constipation you probably already have in store somewhere in your kitchen or medicine cabinet. They are easy to apply and very powerful

Right after the natural constipation treatments you will also find some do's, don'ts and so you know what to do to avoid getting constipated in the future

Do you really need home remedies for constipation?

The last few years there are more and more people who "suffer" from a perceived constipation. This means that they think they are constipated because they haven't been to the bathroom for a day or two. This is not per definition a case of constipation

It is wrong to think that every body has to have the same daily bathroom schedule. That if you "miss" a day you are probably constipated. The pharmaceutical companies who sell laxatives want you to believe that but it's not entirely true

Some people go three times a day some once and some three times a week, there is no rule, it depends on your system. And of course to what you have been eating the last few days

If however it turns out that you or your baby really are constipated then these suggestions should help you well on your way

Home Remedies for constipation
Fruits with fibers

Fibers play a very important role in your bowel regulation. Besides high fiber vegetables, high fiber fruit can be very useful not only in regulating but also as a constipation treatment

You can eat them normal as a whole two hours before or two hours after a meal or drink the fresh juice

Home remedies for constipation

Apples & apple juice

An apple a day...and yes, also in this case it proves to be true. Apples are high in fiber and full of vitamins, a must in any healthy diet.

Besides this apple and apple juice are well known and widely used as a constipation treatment...Eat at least one apple a day in the morning...and keep the doctor away

When your child is constipated just let it drink apple juice at least a few times during the day, this should set the system in motion again 

Home Remedies for constipation


Pears and fresh pear juice have about the same effect as apples. You can take it in exactly the same way

Home remedies for constipation


Grapes and grape juice are also a very powerful and proven constipation treatment. They contain cellulose, sugar, and organic acid which make them a natural laxative. They are able to relieve the most chronic constipation. Take at least 12.5 ounces (350gr) of grapes a day until you have your wanted result

You can also soak raisins (which are dried grapes) in water for 24 to 48 hours until they are "full" again. Eat them in the morning on an empty stomach and drink the water in which they were soaked

Especially for little children you can soak 6 to 8 raisins in hot water. Let it cool down and then crush the raisins and strain the fluid. This will be a very helpful in solving and preventing constipation in young children

The last method is to put 10-12 dry seedless grapes in milk. Boil this and drink it, eat the grapes separately. This is a home remedy for constipation which should be taken in the evening

Home remedies for constipation


Prunes also contain a lot of fibers and other natural chemicals that have a laxative effect. You can eat them raw or dried

A very powerful mix is before you eat breakfast in the morning drink two to three cups of prune juice. Then wait half an hour and drink one cup of apple juice. One hour later drink a second cup of apple juice. Make sure you're near a toilet...that's all we need to say

Home remedies for constipation


Figs are one of the highest fruit sources of calcium (even more than cow's milk!) and fiber. This makes them a natural laxative. They help digestion by cleansing and soothing your intestines

there are several ways to use figs as a constipation treatment

You can eat them fresh or dried (dried they are about 50% sugar). When you eat them fresh eat them with their skin where most of the fiber and calcium is

For children fig newtons or fig rolls will be easier to take and they have the same effect. Let them drink apple juice with this and it will work like magic

Another very effective constipation treatment is to boil eight figs in water and drink the water before going to bed. After three or four nights your problem will be solved

A variation on the same is to soak about five dried figs in water during the night and eat them in the morning on an empty stomach. Drink the water they were soaked in

Be aware

Remember these are very powerful constipation treatments and you must stop the use once you have 'normal' stool or you will quickly run into the opposite problem of constipation (for those who missed the hint, we meant diarrhea) which we all know is also quiet undesirable...to say the least

Home Remedies for constipation


Also a very high fiber fruit which make them very suitable as a constipation treatment

Eat them with a glass of milk and it will relieve you of your constipation

Home remedies for constipation


Papaya is yet another high fiber fruit and therefore a very useful in a constipation treatment

Eat half a papaya at breakfast on an empty stomach for maximum effect. When you do this regularly it will also prevent constipation

Home Remedies for constipation


Same goes for guava, eat it every day on an empty stomach. Especially powerful when you eat it with the seeds. This will regulate your bowels again. Take 2 a day

Home Remedies for constipation


Oranges also stimulate the bowels. Take one or two oranges before you go to bed and in the morning you'll notice the stimulating effect

Or drink fresh orange juice before breakfast When taken regularly they will also prevent constipation

Home Remedies for constipation


This simplest constipation treatment only uses a simple lemon, a glass of warm water and some rock salt. It's also safe for children, but getting them to down this might present a whole new problem

Squeeze the juice of one lemon in a glass of warm water and add a pinch of rock salt to taste. Drink this first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. Within a few days your constipation will be history

Home Remedies for constipation

Fruit salads

You can of course also make a very tasty, healthy and constipation preventing salad by using papaya, guava, apple and some of the other fruits

More good foods against constipation

There are many more foods out there with laxative properties, among them are:

  • pineapple
  • mango
  • coconut
  • almonds
  • persimmons
  • dried apricots
  • rhubarb
  • avocados
  • chicory
  • dandelion
  • watercress
  • endive
  • olive
  • parsley
  • soybeans
  • turnips

Everyone of these can also be used in a constipation treatment. Eat them, mix them up and be relieved

Home Remedies for constipation
More natural ingredients

Home Remedies for constipation

Prune juice , applesauce, unprocessed wheat bran

This powerful mix will relieve you of your constipation for sure. Somebody suggested it to us and it turned out to be a "master mix." It is as effective as it is simple and the ingredients are probably waiting for you in you kitchen cabinet

Take 3/4 cup of prune juice mix it with one cup of applesauce and one cup of coarse bran. Eat one or two tablespoons of this "porridge" a day and drink loads of water. What is left you should store in your fridge for later use

When you use it to treat constipation in your child we would recommend one teaspoon a day together with lots of water

Home remedies for constipation


Spinach is the most important food for your entire digestive tract. Raw spinach cleans, reconstructs and regenerates your intestinal tract. A perfect constipation treatment

You can use of course spinach in your diet, eat it either raw or cooked it has a wonderful effect on your bowels

But even more powerful is to drink about about 3.5 oz (+/-100 ml) raw spinach juice mixed with the same amount of water or carrot juice. Drink it two times a day and in a few days time it will cure even the most obstinate cases of constipation

Home Remedies for constipation

Castor oil

Oils are also known for helping to relieve constipation. The most infamous one is probably Castor oil. It is able to affect the entire length of the bowel. It not just empties the lower bowel or the large intestines, it empties both

Follow the directions on the package for the dosage, mostly two to four teaspoons will do the trick and drink lots of water with it

Stop using as soon as possible because long time use can cause complications. Contact your doctor if you want to know more about your personal dosage

Home remedies for constipation

Sugarless gum

Recent studies have shown that one of the main ingredients in sugarless gum is a laxative: sorbitol. It gives it that sweet taste

Since then it has become one of the newest constipation treatments, growing in popularity because of its simplicity. You will have to chew about a pack of sugarless gum a day to have a laxative effect but it definitely works like magic

Home Remedies for constipation


This constipation treatment came to us by a professional health care provider. Depending on the seriousness of your constipation take 1/3 (for slight constipation) to 1 cup (for more serious cases) of walnuts and eat them or crush them and put them in a whole bran cereal or anything else that is more to your taste. In any case drink at least one glass of water with it

Home Remedies for constipation

Flax seeds

Flax seed has many medical properties and one of them is that it can cure serious cases of Constipation. This because of the laxative action

One way is to put one tablespoon of flax seed in a glass of water. Leave it to rest for two to three hours. Just before you go to bed drink this water

Another way is to simply eat 4 to 5 flax seeds with a glass of water

Home remedies for constipation

Apple Cider Vinegar

Best is to take one glass of water and add two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to it. Drink this three times a day. Of course you can also mix it with apple juice or grape juice to make it a bit tastier and to give it more "punch..."

Apple cider vinegar helps our body with its natural bowel movements. It contains quiet a lot of pectin, which is a fiber that can improve your digestion

Home Remedies for constipation


Sounds very scientific and mysterious but they are just portions of the seeds of the plant Plantago Ovata. It is used in a lot of over the counter laxatives, but you can easily use it to make some yourself for a constipation treatment

Buy Psyllium seeds in your health food store and crush them. For ultra maximum effect crush two parts Psyllium with one part flax seeds and one part oat bran. Put these together in water eat this "porridge" about two hours before going to bed

You can also mix two teaspoons of Psyllium husk with your fresh fruit juice in the morning. This will definitely stimulate your

Home Remedies for constipation

Cabbage juice

Cabbage has a high fiber content this helps your bowels from functioning normally

Take a cupful of cabbage juice two times a day before meals; this will regulate your bowels

Home remedies for constipation

Blackstrap molasses

For this home remedy for constipation take two tablespoons of blackstrap molasses before going to sleep. You can mix it with milk, fruit juice, prune juice etc

An alternative is to mix two to three tablespoons of peanut butter with the same amount of molasses and eat it in the morning

Home Remedies for constipation

Brown sugar & water

This constipation treatment is as simple as it is effective. It was suggested to us by a very experienced midwife. She has used this remedy very successfully on many babies and their mothers

For babies simply mix one half to one teaspoon of brown sugar in about 0.3 quart (+/- 3 centiliter) of water and let it drink it. Give this three or four times a day at the beginning or end of a feed until there is soft poo

Home Remedies for constipation


Licorice has been used for thousands of years for its medicinal qualities. It has laxative qualities and is because of this used as a constipation treatment

There are many varieties with their own taste. You can chew on some licorice root for effect or eat a few black licorice sticks a day

A word on Karo syrup

Until not so long ago Karo syrup was thought to be a useful home remedy against constipation in babies. However this turned out to be not so potent anymore. Because these days the commercially prepared syrup does not contain the natural chemical structure that it should to soften the baby's stool and solve the constipation. It is therefore best to chose another remedy for your baby

Constipation do's and don'ts
Home Remedies for constipation

First we will show you things you should or shouldn't do to stimulate your bowels. And most of these are very useful in preventing future constipation problems. It's all about a healthy diet and exercise as you will see

Natural constipation remedies (Do's)


Walking after dinner is very good to help the digestion of food. Walk at least 20 min. A good brisk walk will activate the nerves and muscles of your bowels

Natural constipation remedies (Do's)

Eat fibers

Most people who have constipation simply don't have enough fibers in their diet and don't drink enough water

To stimulate your bowels you should eat high fiber food such as:

  • Beans
  • Peas
  • Potatoes
  • Carrots
  • Whole-wheat bread
  • Brown rice
  • Wheat germ
  • Figs
  • Raisins
  • Prunes
  • Fresh fruits & nuts
  • Berries
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Bran
  • Broccoli
  • Barley
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Green leafy vegetables
  • Apples
  • Grapes

Some of these we have already discussed in our home remedies part

What foods to avoid so you'll prevent constipation

Natural constipation remedies (Don'ts)

Please avoid constipating foods and drinks 

  • White flour
  • Pasteurized milk
  • Cheese
  • Fried foods
  • Sweets and sugar products
  • Salt
  • Junk food
  • Salted snacks (like potato chips)
  • Beef
  • Wine with meals
  • Bubbly drinks
  • Coffee
  • Canned, fermented or Processed foods
  • The hard shell of cellulose foods, like the tops of vegetables or legumes

Final note:

Remember that all people still are individuals and all cases of constipation are also different. What works for one person in one situation might not work for another. So don't despair if a home remedy doesn't immediately work for you. You can try another one probably with more success

If however the constipation does not resolve even after trying one of these suggestions contact your doctor

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