Natural Remedies


• Prune juice. Drink a cup of prune juice. Works faster on an empty stomach but should work regardless. If not, just drink more. It's a natural laxative. (Raisins should do the trick also.)• Herbs that will aid proper digestion and bowel movement: Psyllium Seed Husk, Senna Leaf, Cascara Sagrada, Golden Seal, Oat Bran, and Aloe Vera. (contained in Colon Klenz-R )

• Other Supplements that will aid proper digestion and bowel movement: Acidophilus , Pancreatin , Enzymes , and Flax Oil and Primrose Oil .

• Vitamin B Complex aids in the proper digestion of fats, carbohydrates, and protein.

• If you don't like prunes or raisins, you have another option for constipation relief. Dried figs work just as well as prunes. They contain soluble and insoluble fiber, both of which flush out your intestines. In fact, five figs supply at least 20 percent of your daily fiber requirement, more than almost any other fruit. Nibble on four or five at the first sign of constipation and drink at least one glass of water. If you don't get results within three hours, eat a couple more every three hours until you do.

• Bale fruit is the best laxative of all fruits. It cleans and tones up the intestines and gives constipation relief.

• Tomato juice, carrot juice and sauerkraut juice. Mix one cup tomato or vegetable juice, 1/4 cup carrot juice and 1/2 cup sauerkraut juice. Pour this over ice. You may add tabasco sauce for a spicier drink.

• Coffee. Coffee can often hasten a bowel movement.

• Olive oil. One tablespoon of olive oil in the morning or on an empty stomach will stimulate digestion and lubricate mucous membranes.

• Constipation in toddlers, infants and older children may be relieved by giving bran cereal.

• Guava when eaten with seeds provides roughage to the diet and can give relief from constipation.

• Add more fruits to the diet, such as prunes, pears, grapes, orange juice and papaya.

• Another natural remedy for constipation is to add some honey a glass of milk. Drink twice a day.

• It is essential that one drink 6-8 glasses of water or fruit juices daily

• If constipation is at the anal opening, apply mineral oil to a Q-tip, insert gently and work it around a bit to help lubricate and dissolve the hardened matter.

• Remember that high iron supplements can often cause constipation.

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