5 Easy Home Remedies To Get Relief From Constipation

Constipation can be treated at home easily.)

Most of us have the habit of using the toilet right after we wake up in the morning, so that we can clear our bowels and freshen up before we start our day. In fact, good bowel movements also help us lighten our mood and feel better about ourselves. However, there are times when we suffer from constipation and bloating, and on these days, our mornings aren’t happy as the bad health of our digestive system takes a toll on our minds as well. Any problem with our stool, be it diarrhea, constipation, or other issues take a toll on our overall health as well. People can pass stools any time of the day and for as many times as they wish. However, abnormal frequency and texture of stools can be a sign of an underlying health problem. This is why, it is important for us to keep a check on our bowel movements and keep our digestive system working well.

The main causes of constipation are insufficient intake of water, unhealthy diet, stress, lack of physical activity, hemorrhoids, and irregular defecation habit. Some people take laxatives for easy passing of stools, but intake of laxatives is not recommended as it makes people highly dependent on them. It is always a good habit to follow natural and easy home remedies so that they are not harmed by any side effects. Read on to learn 5 very easy home remedies and keep your bowels clear.

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1. Drink Hot Milk

Hot milk can be taken with honey or sugar.)

If you are not lactose intolerant and can take milk without any issue, consider having hot milk to help you get rid of constipation. Hot milk helps stool in passing frequently, and your bowels become regular when you drink milk at a proper time.

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Ingredients Needed:

Hot Milk
Honey or sugar

How To Take?

If you have the habit of taking water or coffee in the morning, take hot milk instead. You can add a bit of honey so that the effects of honey are also added to the milk and thus, help you pass your stool more easily. If you don’t like to have honey-added milk and also, do not prefer the taste of milk, consider mixing a bit of sugar to make the milk taste better.

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2. Have Raw Garlic

(Have raw garlic in salads or as a salad dressing.

Garlic is a wonder plant, known for its many medicinal properties. Garlic contains anti-inflammatory properties that can help in loosening the passageway of the stools and help you clear your bowels easily.

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Ingredients Needed:

Garlic cloves

How To Take?

It always depends on how you take garlic cloves to help yourself get rid of constipation. It is highly recommended that you eat raw garlic cloves instead of cooking them as some components present in garlic might be lost when it is cooked. Eat raw garlic cloves by including it in your salad or by including it in your salad dressing.

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3. Drink Lemon Juice

Have lemon juice with warm water

Drinking lemon juice is very beneficial for health as it is one of the most effective home remedies that can be used in many health problems. It has also found to be extremely helpful in clearing your bowels and help you pass your stools easily.

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Ingredients Needed:

Warm Water
Lemon Juice
Salt, if required

How To Take?

Take a glass of warm water and mix lemon juice in it. Squeeze enough lemon juice so that the effects of both lemon and warm water help in fighting constipation. If it is too sour to drink, add a pinch of salt to make the juice taste milder. Drink such a glass of warm lemon juice several times a day so that it works on your constipated bowels.

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4. Take Apple Cider Vinegar

(Apple cider vinegar should be taken with warm water.)

It is rare that home remedies are discussed without including apple cider vinegar. Apple cider vinegar is one of the most effective home remedies that can help you ease your constipated bowels. This is because apple cider vinegar aids in digestion and helps in reducing bloating.

Ingredients Needed:

Warm Water
Apple Cider Vinegar

How To Take?

If you don’t mind the strong taste of apple cider vinegar, you may directly take two spoonfuls of it before you have breakfast, lunch, and dinner. However, most of the people are not recommended to take apple cider vinegar directly as it causes a burning sensation in the throat. So, you may take a warm glass of water and mix two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in it. This must be taken before each meal to help the food get digested well and pass stools easily.

5. Enjoy Herbal Tea

(Dandelion herbal tea should be taken at least twice or thrice a day

Herbal tea is recommended for those people who are suffering from serious constipation and who need to release their stools as soon as possible. Herbal tea makes stools loosen and also, help them pass without any difficulty.

Ingredients Needed:

Any herbal tea, but dandelion herbal tea is preferred

How To Take?

Take a cup of hot water and place a dandelion herbal teabag in it. Let it steep for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, take the teabag out and drink the tea slowly. Repeat this twice a day so that it effectively helps you clear your bowels easily and sooner.

With these five easy home remedies, you will not only stay relieved from constipation but also, keep your mind calm and happier.