Natural Laxatives For Constipation Remedies

Do you know that we can make natural laxatives for constipation remedies at home? Its need a little effort to make it, of course its not easy like if we use laxatives that we usually buy. But it could be more safer, because nowadays many experts recommended all medicines using natural ingredients. 

These natural laxatives will not get rid of constipation like magic, after consume then it will disappeared just like that. Just another alternative for constipation remedies that we can do as the first aid. First, we should know what causes constipation.

Many factors can cause constipation. Less fiber diet, drink, exercise, and dependence on laxatives, stroke, and colon problems, can all be causes. Even some types of medicines can also be a factor for the occurrence of constipation such as antacids that contain aluminum and calcium, hypertension medications, antidepressants and iron supplements.

How to make natural laxatives for constipation remedies

Senna alata
First natural laxatives potion from Senna alata
Senna alata that also known as a Candelabra Bush, Empress Candle Plant, Ringworm Tree or "candletree" contains tannin and has properties as a laxative. In addition, the plant is also spicy, warm, insecticidal, anthelmintic, cure skin disorders caused by skin parasites. Pharmacological effects mainly derived from the leaves. (You can found this plant at wikipedia)

How to make:
Boiled 7 pieces of young and fresh Senna alata with two cups of water until the remaining one cup. Remove, strain, and drink.

Second natural laxatives using aloe vera
Aloe vera gel
Besides having benefits for hair and treat wounds, aloe vera also acts as a laxative. But, the strong laxative content in aloe vera that called anthraquinone, sometimes may cause diarrhea and intestinal cramps. That is why, should be used with caution. It is better to consult with a qualified herbalist.

How to make:
Wash half shaft of aloe vera thoroughly, then discard the skin and chopped, brewed with half a cup of hot water. Add one tablespoon of honey, consume twice a day while warm.
Warning: This lavative potion is not intended for pregnant women, menstruation, and diarrhea.

Great morinda
Third natural laxatives using great morinda
Great morinda (also known as Indian mulberry, nunaakai (Tamil Nadu, India), dog dumpling (Barbados), mengkudu (Indonesia and Malaysia), apatot (Philippines), kumudu (Bali), pace (Java), beach mulberry, cheese fruit)contains triterpenoid alkaloids. In addition, it also contains morindon which is red dye and efficacious as a laxative.

How to make:
Shredded two ripe great morinda that washed thoroughly and add a little salt. Stir well until blended, then squeezed. Drink twice a day.

Simple tips how to prevent constipation

We know that there are so many medicines that we can buy to get rid of constipation, but the best way is prevent it. So, below we got a little tips how to prevent constipation.
  • Consuming foods rich in fiber. Fiber is an essential element for a healthy digestive system. Fiber helps stool to more easily pass through the intestines. Eating foods rich in fiber every day on a regular basis will help increase the overall health condition. Food sources rich in fiber include fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds.

  • Exercise regularly. The results showed that regular exercise can prevent constipation. Exercise for thirty minutes every day or 3-5 times a week can help the digestive system work more effectively and helps prevent constipation.

  • Drinking enough water. Most people who suffer from constipation are dehydrated. Water is very important in moving garbage or feces in the colon. Drink at least 8 glasses of water every day to prevent constipation. Water can help make stools softer so it will not cause pain in both the gut and when it came out.

  • Limit the consumption of foods and medications that can cause constipation. There are some foods that can cause constipation, for example, bread made from white wheat or dairy products, meat, eggs, cheese and processed foods. Similarly, drugs such as antacids can also cause constipation. Therefore, limit your consumption of those foods and drugs.

  • Eat a small meals but often. Eating large meals at once can cause constipation. Therefore, it is recommended to eat small meals but often. Eat small meals 5-6 times can prevent constipation.

  • Avoid drinks that can lead to dehydration. Some drinks can cause dehydration such as soft drinks, coffee, and tea. Also avoid drinking alcohol too much, because it has effects that can lead to dehydration in the body. If the body is dehydrated the water present in the feces to be reabsorbed by the body, causing the stool becomes hard and lead to constipation.

  • Do not delay to defecate. Sometimes many are choosing to put off going to the bathroom when the urge bowel appear for various reasons. Delaying a bowel movement when the urge arise it can cause constipation.

I also experienced constipation before, and I eat bananas to overcome. As a note, I eat it before the meal, and the results were pretty successful. Maybe you should try it to treat constipation.

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Writen by: Fame Nikita - Sunday, March 24, 2013