Constipation Remedies

Constipation Remedies

Here is a list of remedies for constipation. The best on this list is Grandma’s Power Pudding which was told to me by an old time medical doctor in Atlanta in 1973.

I also like Blackstrap Molasses because it is loaded with minerals especially iron and magnesium

Grandma’s Power Pudding

  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 3/4 cup prune juice
  • 1 cup of unprocessed wheat bran

 

Mix together in a small storage container; applesauce, prune juice and wheat bran until it forms a pasty pudding. Take one tablespoon every morning followed by a full glass of water. Drink some water throughout the day.

Blackstrap Molasses

One tablespoon of blackstrap molasses before bed should help ease your constipation by morning. Blackstrap molasses is boiled and concentrated three times, so it has significant vitamins and minerals; magnesium in particular will help relieve your constipation

Mint or Ginger Tea

Mint and ginger are both proven home remedies to help alleviate a slew of digestive problems. Peppermint contains menthol, which has an antispasmodic effect that relaxes the muscles of the digestive tract. Ginger is a “warming” herb that causes the inside of the body to generate more heat; herbalists say this can help speed up sluggish digestion. In tea, the hot water will also stimulate digestion and help relieve constipation. Dandelion tea is also a gentle laxative/detoxifier.

Lemon Water

The citric acid in lemon juice acts as a stimulant to your digestive system and can help flush toxins from your body. Squeeze fresh lemon juice into a glass of water every morning, or add lemon to tea; you may find that the refreshingly tart water not only acts as a natural remedy to your constipation but also that it helps you drink more water throughout the day

Raisins

High in fiber, raisins also contain tartaric acid, which has a laxative effect. In one study, doctors determined that panelists who ate 4 1/2 ounces of raisins (one small box) per day had their digested food make it through the digestive track in half the time it took other subjects who did not. Cherries and apricots are also rich in fiber and can help kick your constipation. Eat these fruits with a bowl of yogurt for the added benefits of gut-soothing probiotics.

Prunes

These fiber-rich fruits are a go-to home remedy for getting your digestion back on track. Three prunes have 3 grams of fiber, and they also contain a compound that triggers the intestinal contraction that makes you want to go. Another great dried fruit choice is figs, which may not cause as much bloating as prunes.

**Mix half a glass of prune juice with half a glass of oat milk. Drinking this before you eat or drink anything else in the mornings will help you get rid of constipation for good.

Even having prune juice all by itself can treat constipation easily. Take a glass in the morning and one in the evening while you are suffering from constipation and reduce this intake to half a glass twice a day for maintaining good colon health and avoiding constipation permanently.

Castor Oil

This home remedy for constipation has been handed down for generations. One of the primary uses for castor oil is as a laxative; take 1 to 2 teaspoons on an empty stomach and you should see results in about 8 hours. Why? A component in the oil breaks down into a substance that stimulates your large and small intestines.

 

Note #1: This information is for those who know they have chronic constipation not related to a specific pathology such as colon cancer or thyroid problems with T4 a & T3

Note # 2: Exercise such as walking and definitely Yoga can be beneficial as well

For additional information regarding constipation, you can contact me directly at drp@drprincetta.com or 619-231-1778