10 Effective Home Remedies For Constipation: Causes, Symptoms, And Treatments

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10 Effective Home Remedies For Constipation: Causes, Symptoms, And Treatments

Health is the most important thing in the world and people do lots of things or activities to get healthy. Some do exercise and yoga, and some eat healthy foods. But this much is only not enough to be healthy as sometimes the small thing can matter a lot in our life regarding our health. Here, I am talking about a major health issue which is constipation to which people do not give proper attention. When there is a digestive track disturbance, then this condition may lead to illness or constipation. When a person has difficulty in passing stool and if someone has irregular bowel movements then these conditions can denote that the individual is suffering from constipation and if you have difficulties in passing stool in the morning time, then you cannot regard that you have a healthy body. The harmful toxins must get out of our body, and if you have constipation, these wastes of the body won’t be able to get out of the body properly. Many people find it hard to pass their stool in the morning and have to spend hours in the toilet. Unless you empty your stomach early in the morning, you cannot conclude that you are healthy. Let us know some symptoms, causes and home remedies for constipation.

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Symptoms of Constipation:

  • Erratic bowel movement
  • Difficult to pass stool
  • Foul breath
  • Gas in the stomach
  • Pain in the abdomen
  • Headache
  • Coated tongue
  • Loss of appetite

Causes of Constipation

  • Dehydration
  • Unhealthy eating habits
  • Unhealthy lifestyle
  • Lack of exercise
  • Thyroid problems
  • Intake of some painkillers
  • Antidepressants
  • Depression
  • Excessive consumption of tea and coffee

Some simple home remedies to get rid of Constipation:

1) Water and salt

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After you wake up in the morning, the first thing you can do is take a glass of warm water and add one tablespoon of salt in it and mix it well. You can drink water on an empty stomach in the morning. This remedy is simple and has an immense effect in reducing constipation. Parents of school going kids can also make their children drink this mixture of warm water and salt if their children are suffering from constipation. (For children the salt can be used in fewer amounts like 1-2 pinch of salt can be utilized.)

2) Olive oil

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Use of olive oil is also an effective remedy for constipation. After you wake up, you can take a tablespoon of olive oil and have it. Taking olive oil in the empty stomach can do wonders to give you relief from constipation. If you do this remedy on a regular basis, then you can totally get rid of constipation and erratic bowel movements.

3) Honey and lemon

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Honey has a gentle laxative effect that is very useful in reducing constipation. After you get up in the morning, take warm water and add two tablespoons of honey and half lemon in it. Drink this honey water daily to get instant relieve from constipation. You can drink this honey water twice a day on an empty stomach for better results.

4) Papaya

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Papaya is an excellent fruit that helps in reducing constipation. After having your dinner, you can take a bowl full of papaya and eat it. If you have papaya on a daily basis, it’s sure that you will get rid of constipation. You can mix papaya in your salad or eat it alone. If you want, you can even cook it or mix it with other vegetables and eat it. Eat papaya however you want but make sure that you include it in your diet if you want to get rid of constipation.

5) Flaxseeds

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Like honey, flaxseeds also have laxative properties which help in reducing constipation. We all know that constipation takes place due to lack of fiber in the diet and Flaxseed is a great source of fiber, so intake of flaxseed is very beneficial in reducing constipation. So, to use flaxseed in reducing constipation we have to take 1-2 tablespoon of flaxseed and soak it in warm water for 1-2 hours and before going to bed we can drink this water along with the flax seeds. We can use powdered flaxseed for our convenience. We can even mix two tablespoons of flaxseed powder with warm milk and have it before going to bed at night. This remedy will surely help you to get rid of constipation.

6) Milk and White sesame seeds

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Using milk with sesame seeds is one of the ancient remedies to reduce constipation. To use this solution at first take hot milk and add two tablespoons of powdered white sesame seeds. Drink this mixture of milk and white sesame powder before going to bed at night. For useful results, you can even add one tablespoon of clarified butter in this mix. This remedy is natural and gives a useful result.

7) Fennel seed and water 

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Fennel seeds are great in treating constipation. Grind the fennel seeds and make it in a powder form then add a half tablespoon of fennel seed powder to a glass of warm water and drink this mixture twice a day. This remedy can end the problem of constipation and make your colon clear.

8) Soaked Raisins

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Take some raisins and soak them overnight in a glass of water and eat these raisins along with the water early in the morning on an empty stomach.  This remedy not only helps to reduce constipation but it also contributes to boosting energy and reduce weakness.

9) Cabbage juice

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Another useful remedy for constipation is drinking cabbage juice before meals. Cabbage is a great source of dietary fiber, and it also has a laxative property which is further helpful in reducing constipation. To make this juice you have to take some cabbage and cut it into small pieces and grind it in the mixer by adding one glass of water in it. Consume this drink daily before meals and see how fast it will give you relief from constipation.

10) Aloe Vera

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Aloe Vera juice or its gel is an excellent remedy that can cleanse your colon naturally. Take two tablespoons of Aloe Vera gel and mix it with water or other fruit juice and drink it in the morning on an empty stomach. Aloe Vera will cleanse your whole digestive tract, and if you use this remedy regularly, then you can easily get rid of constipation.

Other things you should do to get rid of constipation:

  • Drink plenty of water
  • Do yoga and exercise regularly
  • Eat foods which are rich in fiber
  • Do not eat junk and processed food
  • Avoid drinking alcohol Eat lots of fruits and vegetables


There are two different types of constipation like chronic constipation and occasional constipation. These forms of constipation can be treated if it is given proper attention. We can do some of the homes as mentioned above remedies too to reduce and get rid of constipation. In spite of doing all the possible home remedies and solutions and your problem of constipation do not diminish then, you should instantly visit a doctor and have your checkup done.

(If you have any serious medical conditions then consult a doctor before trying any of the home remedies as mentioned above)