Remedies for Constipation

Digestive problems are among the most common ailments for which people seek natural remedies. For some digestive problems such as constipation, natural remedies are the most effective. One of the most well-known and reliable ways to relieve constipation is by consuming prunes as they are natural laxative and an excellent source of fiber.

Fiber Fruits such as raisins, cherries, or apricots are a great source of fiber which stimulates the digestive system. Almonds and any other foods which boast a high fiber content are key in relieving constipation.

Teas are known to help stimulate the digestive system due to the hot water acting as a stimulant. Menthol in peppermint tea relaxes muscles of digestive tract, while ginger tea is a warming herb which warms the body internally thus accelerating digestion. Dandelion tea serves as a laxative as well as a detoxifier. Drinking chamomile tea aids digestion as its anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic actions relax the smooth muscles lining the stomach and intestine.

Healthy fats Consuming healthy fats is imperative in maintaining a healthy digestive system. Some foods which contain healthy fats are nuts, olive oil, avocados.

Other useful herbal remedies for relieving constipation and digestive difficulties are, lemon juice, which stimulates digestive system and rids your body of toxins; fennel, which is known to ease irritable bowel symptoms; and burdock root, which is also known to aid digestion.

African mango

African mango

Almonds

Almonds

Burdock Root

Burdock Root

Cabbage

Cabbage

Chamomile

Chamomile

Cumin

Cumin

Daikon / Radish

Daikon / Radish

Dandelion

Dandelion

Fennel

Fennel

Flaxseed Oil

Flaxseed Oil

Ginger Root

Ginger Root

Lemons

Lemons

Marjoram

Marjoram

Peppermint

Peppermint

Slippery Elm

Slippery Elm