12 Home Remedies for Constipation

(Last Updated On: February 14, 2017)

There are certain topics that aren’t discussed too openly and are preferably kept hidden away behind closed doors. Potty problems happen to be one of them. While you might be extremely comfortable sharing your woes about congestion in your chest or a blocked nose, or even a sore throat with your friends and family, constipation is not something you’d bring up at the dinner table!

Therefore, here are few home remedies of constipation that works. The cure to constipation lies in the same place where it began. The place where your food is made, the Kitchen! Here’s a list of simple and highly effective home remedies that can cure you of constipation and make you finally ‘give a shit’!

1. Olive Oil – The Greek magic potion. Yes, Oil does do wonders in making things work smoothly, and not just cars! It possesses the ability to relieve you of constipation if you let it! It stimulates your digestive system and gets things moving. What you need for this effective remedy is 1 tbsp. Olive Oil and 1 tbsp. Lemon Juice.

While the lemon juice is optional, it sure does wonders in terms of improving the flavour. Consume one tbsp. of Olive oil and Lemon Juice empty stomach in the morning and watch the magic happen in the loo!


2. Good Old’ Lime Water – There’s nothing that starts your day off smoother than a glass of warm water with a teaspoon of lime squeezed in it. The science behind this tried and tested method is that the citric acid in the lime water stimulates the digestive system and also flushes out unwanted toxins and other wastes from the body. The water also has 2 key benefits in this scenario. Firstly, it reduces the intensity of the lime juice and makes it milder and easier to consume. Secondly, the water is a fluid in general so it’s a great ingredient to smoothen things and get them moving!

3. Caffeine makes the world go round – People sure do love their morning cup of coffee for its godly aroma and because it wakes you up like nothing else! But that’s not the only reason. Caffeine is a natural stimulant for the digestive system and can get you up and running…in more ways than just one! One cup of Joe in the morning should do the trick, but don’t have too much of it since it’s a diuretic and makes you urinate a lot too. Strike the perfect balance and bid constipation adieu.


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