Molasses is one of the best natural laxatives to get your bowels moving.
Blackstrap molasses is rich in vitamins and minerals such as calcium, iron, selenium, magnesium and vitamin B6.
In a study published in 2014 showed that molasses is safe and effective when used as emergency enemas for the management of constipation .
- Eat one teaspoon of blackstrap molasses before going to bed. If you do not like the taste, you can mix it with milk, fruit juice or prune juice. If the problem persists, increase the dosage to one to two tablespoons.
- Another remedy is to mix two to three tablespoons of molasses with an equal amount of peanut butter and eat it in the morning.
As molasses contains high calories, you must not follow these remedies on a daily basis.
10. Water and Fiber
Most often, the cause of constipation is lack of fiber in the diet. Fiber is a kind of material that binds to water in the intestine. This adds volume to the stool and the water softens the stool .
It is essential to eat high-fiber rich foods like beans, potatoes, carrots, brown rice, prunes, wheat germ, fresh fruits, green leafy vegetables, all kinds of nuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, broccoli, peas, and so on.
You can also opt for fiber supplements.
Also, when suffering from constipation, it is very important to drink enough fluids. Make sure to drink about 8 to 10 glasses of water daily.
To reap maximum benefit, put water in a copper vessel overnight and drink it first thing in the morning. This will stimulate bowel movements and give you good results within a few days.
Along with water, you can also drink fresh vegetable juice and fruit juice throughout the day. Avoid alcoholic beverages and caffeine, as both cause dehydration and can make your condition worse.
Here are two bonus remedies for all our faithful readers!
Fennel seeds are useful in treating issues like indigestion, bloating, constipation, and irritable bowel syndrome as they encourage smooth muscle movement in the digestive tract.
The essential oils from fennel seeds are mainly composed of anethole, fenchone, limonene, and camphor .
It is used in traditional medicine as a laxative in cases of mild digestive disorder complaints. A randomized trial study published in 2003 demonstrated that fennel seed oil treatment was superior to the placebo treatment in alleviating infantile colic symptoms .
- Take one cup of fennel seeds and dry roast them.
- Then, grind them and sieve the mixture.
- Store this tasty and digestive powder in a jar.
- Take half a teaspoon of this powder daily with warm water.
Grapes contain insoluble fiber that helps produce regular bowel movements.
- Eat a small bowl of grapes or half a glass of fresh grape juice daily.
- Another option is put 10 to 12 dry seedless grapes in milk, boil it for a few minutes and drink the solution in the evening. This particular remedy works great for young children who have constipation and to prevent future episodes of it.
If fresh grapes are not available, then eat raisins soaked in water for a day or two. You must eat the soaked raisins along with water on an empty stomach in the morning.
Note: Grapes is not a good option for those who are diabetic due to its high sugar content. Wash the grapes thoroughly with water containing vinegar before consuming them, as they can be loaded with pesticides. It is preferable to use organic grapes.
Remember that you need to follow the remedies for some time to find out which suits you best. If, however, the problem is not resolved with these natural treatments, your doctor.
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