If you are suffering from constipation and do not want to take any medication for it, here are some home remedies you can try. These will not only help you treat it but also regularise your stools. Did you know the causes of constipation? Here are 9 of them.
Symptoms Of Constipation:
Although everyone has a different “poop schedule”, most doctors agree that if you are experiencing two or fewer bowel movements each week, you are suffering from constipation. Common symptoms of constipation include:
- A feeling of being “backed up”
- A lack of interest in eating
- Straining to go but with little or no results
- Very hard stools, sometimes causing rectal bleeding
- Very tiny stools (usually hard, marble sized pellets)
- Feeling as if you did not completely empty your bowels
- An inability to pass stools without using manual pressure (such as your fingers)
Lemon or more particularly the juice of the lemon is very effective in curing constipation. It clears out your bowels and gets the digestive system moving again. Squeeze out the juice of half lemon and pour it in a glass of warm water. Add some honey or a pinch of salt to it. The first thing you should drink in the morning is the lemon juice solution and make sure that you don’t eat anything before. You can also drink it in the evening. It will relieve you from your tummy ache pretty effectively.
2. Castor Oil
Castor oil can also be taken when you are in dire straits and wishing that your bowels would get cleared. Castor oil eases your bowels in softening them so that the hard and dry stools come out easily and you are much relieved. However, you should take castor oil with the recommended dosage. If you are expecting, do not use it.
3. Guavas (amrood or peru)
They have soluble fibre in the pulp and insoluble fibre content in the seeds . They also help with the mucus production in the anus and with peristalsis (a series of contractions within the intestinal lining that helps the passage of food in the stomach). Don’t forget about these health benefits of guavas.