Remedy for Constipation:
Herbal Remedies for Constipation
Note: Do NOT try these home remedies without consulting
a health professional to make sure they are appropriate for you.
your body is too constipated, you may feel extremely bloated so you start looking
for immediate sources of relief. Fortunately, there are many, completely natural
ways to relieve constipation.
of the best -- and cheapest and easiest -- is to simply drink some fruit juice.
Grape juice or prune juice are excellent choices which often work very fast. There
are also many herbs which can be used to help relieve constipation quickly as
Sagrada, for instance, is an herb used primarily as a natural laxative. It's been
used by Native Americans for centuries. It's also known to some as "The Sacred
Bark" and also the californian buckthorn.
herb is known to help increase bile production in the liver, as well as secretions
of the stomach, pancreas, and lower bowel. It promotes contractions of the bowel,
or peristaltic action, which is what causes you have the urge to have a bowel
Cascara sagrada is not believed to be habit forming by many herbalists. Most doctors
and modern medical specialists will warn you about using herbal laxatives, though,
because they assume the affects and dangers are the same as with prescription
or over the counter medications. And while this can be true for some herbal laxatives,
it's not always the case.
is another strong herbal laxative, and it is a purgative. This herb is
often taken in tea form, and it also causes peristaltic contractions. Many people
swear by how well this herb works, but they also note that it can make you feel
very sick, and that you shouldn't be away from the bathroom for a couple of hours
after taking it. If senna makes you nauseous, adding a bit of ginger or cinnamon
can sometimes help.
elm is another wonderful herb that works for both constipation and diarrhea, because
it normalizes the stools while soothing and coating the intestinal tract lining.
Slippery elm should be taken with lots of water to help move it through your system.
kind of bulk fiber supplement or food source will usually get your bowels moving
fairly soon too. If you've been constipated for several days -- or weeks -- this
approach might take some time.
approach would be to take herbal supplements which are high in Chlorophyll
content, such as parsley or alfalfa. Chlorophyll acts as a "broom"
inside your colon, and helps get things moving fairly quickly after
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