Apples Apples contain pectin which will add bulk to your stools and their cleansing action will encourage bowel movements. They have a laxative effect.
Apple cider vinegar As a fermented version of apples they have some of the same beneficial properties. Take two teaspoons twice a day with a glass of water.
Bran Put at least 1/3 cup of bran on your cereal each morning.
Flaxseed oil Flaxseed oil is a traditional folk remedy. Take 1 to 2 tablespoonsful with lots of water right after lunch or dinner.
Flaxseed Combined with apple cider vinegar, this mixture is another remedy. Boil two cups of water and add two tablespoons of flaxseed; boil for fifteen minutes; strain off the flaxseed, leaving a jelly-like substance. Drink a cup of this on an empty stomach, adding one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar. Take daily until you get regular bowels. Flaxseed is an excellent source of essential fatty acids which are necessary for proper bowel functioning, among other benefits.
• A similar remedy is to soak 1 tablespoon of flaxseeds in 6 ounces of water and drink this mixture once or twice daily.
• Eat three or four tablespoons of ground flaxseed daily. They can be mixed in a smoothie, put on salads, or mixed with cottage cheese.
Beets Take two small beets, scrub them clean, and eat them in the morning. You should have a bowel movement 12 hours later.
Brewer's Yeast/Wheat Germ Take half a teaspoonful each of brewer's yeast and wheat germ with all meals. After several days if you haven't gotten the needed results, increase the amount by 1/4 teaspoon two or three times until you do.
Carrot juice The essential oils in carrot juice have an effect on the mucous membranes in the stomach and help get the bowels functioning properly. Take juice several times daily. This will help regain proper digestion. This is good for children, too.
Dates Soak six dates in a glass of hot water; when cool, drink the water and eat the dates.
Elderflower Drink an infusion of elderflower once daily, as needed.
Epsom or Rochelle salts Drink a mixture of one teaspoonful in a half glass of water before bed. This is very bitter, but very efficient.
Fruit Eat at least three raw fruits daily. The citrus helps promote regularity. Strawberries, prunes and spinach are laxatives.
Garlic Garlic is effective for three reasons: it soothes, cleanses and reduces inflammation. Garlic is also very rich in potassium which is essential for proper contractions of muscles, including the intestines. Without proper contractions the muscles become partially paralyzed, resulting in constipation. The potassium is also important in the body's electrolyte system. Dice some garlic and take with juice, milk, soup or honey two or three times a day. You may also cook the garlic. Garlic tablets are also effective and can be used by people who have problems digesting raw garlic. Take two tablets once or twice daily for mild cases, three times for bad cases, and up to five times daily for severe cases. The doses should be two grams each. Several cloves of raw garlic eaten in a salad or other food often produces good results quickly.
Honey Honey has mild laxative properties. Start by taking a tablespoon three times a day or add to foods or drinks.
Licorice Licorice is a laxative. Make a tea of licorice and drink before meals to enhance production of stools. Not recommended for use by pregnant women as it may increase the risk of premature delivery.
Molasses Add 1 to 2 tablespoons a day to hot cereal or mix with warm water and drink it.
Olive oil Take one tablespoonful of olive oil in the morning and one tablespoonful an hour after dinner.
Pepper Make a massage oil of black pepper, marjoram and rosemary (one drop of each in a light carrier oil) and rub into the abdominal area.
Persimmon Eat a persimmon if they are available.
Psyllium Mix one or two rounded teaspoons of psyllium seed husks in a glass of water and take after meals. This is a safe laxative.
Rhubarb helps with regularity because it is a good source of water and fiber. Adding bulk to your stool will keep your bowels moving. Use it stewed or in pies, but only the stalks.
Sauerkraut Drink an 8 ounce glass of warm sauerkraut juice followed immediately by an 8 ounce glass of grapefruit juice(unsweetened).
Senna Drink an infusion of senna once daily, as needed. Not recommended for use by pregnant women. Senna contains anthraquinone which may increase the risk of uterine contractions.
Spinach Drinking a pint of spinach juice daily has often corrected constipation in a short period of time.
Sunflower seeds Sunflower seeds promote regularity. Take a handful of raw shelled, unsalted seeds every day.
Triphala, or "three fruits" in Ayurvedic, has been used for centuries as a mild laxative, digestive tract toner and bowel cleanser. It also stimulates the liver which helps eliminate toxins from the body. Compounds in the fruits that make up triphala, known as anthraquinones, stimulate intestinal contractions which speeds the digestive process. Due to its mildness, it can be used over long periods without fear of overuse as is the case with most laxatives. If you experience diarrhea, stomach pain or nausea after taking this remedy, stop using it. Use one teaspoon of powder in 1/4 cup of water two to three times daily, or take 1,500 mg at night. Once your constipation problem has ended, either stop using triphala or cut the dose in half to maintain a healthy digestive system.
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