Cure Constipation with Home Remedies

Last Modified on Oct 11, 2014

Psyllium   1  0   

Posted by Singapore1987 (Singapore) on 04/20/2012

I used to have a lump on my throat around in the center there, but after drinking husk for 1 1/2day it's actually subside alot? omg.. Is so unbelieveable. The lump there is since I was young. Maybe since I was 13 or 14? lols.. I didn't think of much back then. Coz i'm totall cluessness it.. about and my bad breath seems to subside.. Omg!! Haha.. Could there be a link of the lump on my throat and my bad breath?

thello! From singapore. :) psylliums actually let me poop!! After months and months of not going to toliet for pooping. Lols. Sorry I'm gross! Haha but it actually works. I order from iherb psllium whole husk colon cleanser I only took it for 1 1/2 day.. And today is the full day on sec and third dose, I poop twice! He heee... Yeah!! I'm going to finish the whole tin but u will get bloated and lots of gas and lots of mucus discharge from vaginal. :( but I hope it cures by end of first week. I've research and it says first week of gas and mucus is common as it is clearing out ur old waste. I did bought the clay thing but is too yucky to drink it. Maybe the clay I will drink once a week. And also I tend sneeze also. When I drnk the husk.. I dun know why? I will order again when I finish it. :P i'm waiting for my other items to arrived also. Like grapfruit seed extract, parasite cleanse, I order thislyn cleanse also. I will do the psyllium for a month or two. Oh. Btw, can I do liver cleanse together also or do I have to wait a month to do liver cleanse? coz I search it says to cleanse out bowel cleanse then can do liver cleanse?

Posted by KC (Columbia, South Carolina) on 07/02/2006

[YEA]  I have tried and am still using this for constipation and bloating. This only cost me $6 for 1 lb. and it has been a miracle for me. I had tried Colonix for colon cleansing and it was a very dramatic experience for me. I believe it was more or less a laxative with additives to get you addicted and it gave you close to diarrhea. I felt like had to go to the bathroom all of the time. So I had developed even more anxiety which lead to IBS I believe. Anyways- It has been a few months and I tried this cheap natural remedy and it works! I've been using it a little more than a week and I've seen greater results than Colonix had ever promised. I just followed the recipe on this site which had led me to the road of happiness. Thanks!

Raisins   1  0   

Posted by Anonymous on 10/08/2006

[YEA]  I was going to try one last thing before surrendering to taking a laxative. I ate raisins all day and drank water. It worked, I didn't have to take the laxative.

Raisins, Figs, Prunes   1  0   

Posted by Nat (Brooklyn, NY) on 01/02/2007

[YEA]  Comment on helping constipation.

Simmer one half cup of raisins, or a half cup mixture of raisins, figs, and prunes with water and olive oil for a few minutes.

Or, pour boiling water and olive oil to just cover the raisins, or the raisins, prunes and figs mixture.

Or soak over night with tap water and some olive oil. (Check the figs to see that they have no bugs on or in them.)

Then add some toasted wheat germ and toasted bran to this mixture. (Krechmer's (the company that makes toasted wheat germ also makes toasted bran. For some people it may, help more than raw bran.)

Add one, two or three tablespoons bran and one or two tablespoon wheat germ to the mixture.

Add some organic Wheatabix (a cereal from England). (The Wheatabix may help more than Fiber One or Uncle Sam's or Good Friends High fiber cereal. May be because it is organic.)

Then add a little bit hot milk and maybe some sucanet.

Eat this every morning. It may take some time to heal the system but after a few days or a week there should be improvement. One can simmer, at one time, olive oil and water with a whole box of raisins or the raisin/prune/fig combination and store it in the refrigerator, taking out a half cup of the mixture every day. (Till the body begins to normalize itself and for emergency usage one can use polyethelen glycol (golightely) by doctor's prescription.

It is not habit forming and will even help for a few days after its use is stopped, but if one uses it for more than two weeks it can cause electrolite imbalance. It can then bring about some hyperactivity, jumpiness or wakefulness. Nevertheless, until the body normalizes itself, it is less harmful than other laxatives. In an old Prevention magazine a reader once recommended, as a powerful remedy for constipation, drinking, twice a day, hot coffee with two tablespoons wheat germ and two tablespoons unprocessed (raw) bran in it. This can be taken first thing in the morning and then again in the afternoon. One can add some sucanet or xylitol sweetener, or molasses. Even a bit of milk to make it palatable is all right for most people. One can take the hot coffee drink and then the raisin/olive oil/hot water/bran/wheat germ/wheatabix mixture afterward as a morning cereal. Hot fiber liquids (example â€" hot oily bean soup, hot pumpkin squash soup ( blend the soup with the seeds) and hot sweet drinks (not chocolate) are very helpful. Raw fruits and vegetables. Papaya has helped some people when other things did not. Avoid low fiber foods such as starchy bakery foods, rice, pasta. Avoid chocolates, and too much protein. It seems once that for a time a mixture of an eighth of a tsp each of carnitine powder, TMG powder and calcium pyruvate helped, all bought from Beyond a Century - 800-7771324 - a company that has very reasonable prices on supplement powders. At this time it may not be really helping as it was before. Chewing dry a tablespoon of toasted or raw bran. Follow a little while later with a hot drink. Fruit Eze, ( 888-734-8527-or 503-297-4126) is a commercial mixture of dates, raisins, prunes and prune juice that is made for use in nursing homes. One might try using it with the olive oil and the toasted wheat germ/bran/ Wheatabix mixture. It is certified vegetarian and kosher.

Raw Fruit and Vegetables   1  0   

Posted by Laura (Houston, Texas) on 12/17/2011

[YEA]  I have had terrible constipation for as long as I can remember (I am 42). I always thought myself lucky to go a maximum of 4 times per week. I have tried eating more fiber, drank gallons of water, followed blood type diet for a year, exercised, used ACV & EVCO, all with limited success. Well, my "cure" as it turns out was to drastically increase the amount of raw fruits and veggies in my diet. Now you can set your watch by me! I still fully cook ground beef, poultry & fish (except sushi), but I eat a minimum of 3-4 whole fruits and 4-5 raw veggies a day. I've also begun drinking kefir. Give it a try!

Raw Rice   1  0   

Posted by Erin (Los Angeles, Ca) on 04/05/2010

[YEA]  Age: 22

I feel like I have been constipated my whole life. But when I started eating raw rice for breakfast as part of a parasite purge program, I immediatly began having daily bowel movements. What I do is this: Drink 1 cup of warm water with lemon juice first thing in the morning. After about 20 minutes I eat 1/4 cup of raw rice. I soak the rice in water overnight to make it softer on my teeth. The rice should be chewed until it is liquid and then swallowed. I don't eat anything else until lunch (as part of the program, you are supposed to wait 3 hours so that the rice is the only thing going through you). About an hour after I eat the rice, I have the smoothest, most enjoyable bowel movements.

I think this works because raw rice can not be digested, so it passes right through you, scraping out the crevices of your intestines and pushing waste along.

This will probably work even in the absense of the lemon water, but I have never tried it. The lemon water first and then the raw rice is working great for me so I've never tried it without the lemon water.

**If you eat the rice and then eat other food without giving the rice sufficient time to digest, you will end up bloated with a terrbile stomach ache!

Posted by Tania
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
2 Posts
Hi, thanks for your input :) I was wondering if it is ok to drink anything like green tea or coffee or even water after eating the rice and before lunch? Thanks :)
Posted by Ed2010
Oakville, Canada
[WARNING!]   I should warn regarding this. Rice is my staple food. And I come from ethnic background where rice is cultivated vastly and it is the staple diet from morning to evening.

You should not eat raw rice. It will cause Anemia. This what my mother and grand parents will say when we try to eat raw rice in the childhood. We will boil rice until it is cooked and mix it with sambar, rasam, saarus, curd or curries and eat it. The boiled rice is called Anna, Annam, Soru, Saadham in different South Indian Languages.

I will tell another fact: In our farms we don't give raw rice particularly parboiled rice to goat or sheep. If you feed your goat with at least 1 pound of parboiled raw rice and give water to drink. The goat will die the next day, The died goat will have bloated stomach.

Try anything, but with some reference.

Good Health

Red Wine, Food With Hot Chillies   1  0   

Posted by Kwaku Sam (Accra, Ghana) on 03/29/2009

[YEA]  1 or 2 glass(es) of red wine with food containing hot chillies will stop constipation.

Remedies Needed   0  0   

Posted by Tanya (Nashville, TN) on 09/27/2014

Hi! From past 6 months, my daughter is having constipation, she goes only when I give laxatives. Also she coughs after eating, lastly she has started developing environmental allergies. When I give her apple cider vinegar with water she will be fine. Can you suggest anything that will heal her .Are Swedish bitters safe for children?

Posted by Prioris
Fl, US
266 Posts
Everything in your post says that her colon flora is not healthy. I would try a good probiotic. I would concentrate on one with good delivery method.

Experiment probiotics that use Bio-tract deliver method and Beads (pearls) delivery method.

Posted by Mama to Many
714 Posts
Dear Tayna,

How old is your daughter? You say that Apple Cider Vinegar is helpful to her when she is having trouble?

A few ounces of prune juice each day, or a couple of prunes may help her.

A cup of epsom salt in the bath (soak/play for 20 minutes or so.) at night may also be helpful to her. Alternately, Natural Calm, a magnesium supplement, in some water once a day may help a lot. The amount you give would depend on her age.

When I hear coughing after eating and constipation, I wonder about a dairy intolerance. You could reduce milk products for a time and see if that helps both problems.

Our family has found nettle leaf tea to be very helpful for allergies.

~Mama to Many~

Posted by Timh
1302 Posts
This looks like a Liver/Galbladder issue. Check the "ailments" section for similar symptoms and reports.

Posted by Juliette (Reston, Va) on 07/11/2012

For a few days I've been constipated and bloated. Last night had blood in stool and heartburn and have had heartburn ever since. Lightheaded too. I drank a lot of aloe vera hasnt done anything yet... any suggestions? Had period last week so I'm not pregnant...

Posted by Dr Lodha
Jodhpur, Rajasthan [india]
3 Posts
Such person should not drink water during eating food and to drink water an hour after eating food every time Such person should chew every bite 32 times at a time. Such person should drink hot water whole day. Such person can drink a glass of urine daily in start. Any person can contact me about any disease at:- rakshakmal(at)
Posted by Kathy
Ontario, Ca
I feel for you, it's so uncomfortable! I usually put 2 tsp of Apple cider vinegar with 1/8 tsp baking soda and sweetner in 8 to 10 oz of room temp water or hot water and drink. I also move around hoping to dislodge the gas. If I'm sure it's gas I will buy some ginger root and peel off the outside and shred about a tsp into a pot of boiling water, again 8 to 10 oz let it boil for about 5 min then sip it. I do eat the ginger bits too, It will remove the gas. These do not have to be done exactly this way I'm just telling you what I do.
Posted by Timh
Louisville, Ky, USA
1302 Posts
Juliette. It is possible that you have ingested something (other than food); if so try some capsules of activated Charcoal or Bentonite Clay to help clear the intestines.
Posted by Sasha
Savanna-la-mar, Jamaica
Please research celiac disease. The main symptoms of it are what you are experiencing.

Posted by Anisa Ali (Port Of Spain, Trinidad ) on 04/03/2011

hi am 36 been suffering for some years now with constipation did test, colonoscopy, barium enemas, told I was fine but still was that way until I decided to go to a specialist about my problem. I took my x-rays and when she looked at them she told me my colon was bend not normal like how it should be thats why I am having problems ws given a diet of veggies, fruits. Laxatives, fibre powder whole grain stuff it helps but I have to do all this till its very costly for me. Can you help me in givin me simple but powerful remedy to help me? I also suffer from allergies, anxiety. I am a mess need to be free of all these problems help me please!!! Anisa

Posted by Debbie
Melbourne , Australia
Hi Anisa. Probiotics, digestive enzymes, apple cider vinegar. Fermented foods. My likely your gut needs help with digestion. Google youtube and there is heaps of information.

If you just try to add fibre to your diet it won't work because you need the proper bacteria in your gut for it to start working properly.

Posted by Lily
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
108 Posts
Hi Anisa ali, I understand your pain with constipation. Honestly I took flaxseed (linseed), fibre supplements, laxatives, vegetable and fruit of every fibrous kind, even prune juice and pear juice. The only thing that ended up helping me was Magnesium. I bought a bottle in the supermarket and never looked back. I only took one a day maybe two sometimes. It also helps with anxiety, it is quite calming for the nervous system. Also you could try a high dose of vit c, maybe 1000mg. Hope this helps. Lily.
Posted by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
900 Posts
1000mg of Vit. C is not a high dose... Maybe by today's standards of 60mg a day but those are quite ridiculous, if you don't mind me saying so!
Posted by Emily_cville_2012
Charlottesville, Va Usa
I've suffered with intermittent constipation for 4 years. For last 10 days Niacianmide 500 mg about 4-6 times per day has produced regularity I've long sought. I hope it continues.

Drinking aloe vera juice and magnisium powder was not effective though the aloe vera juice seems to reduce appetite.

Posted by Tina (New York) on 09/09/2010

I'm usually completely regular. I'm on vacation in a different time zone - 8 hours difference. I haven't had a bowel movement in 5 days. It feels as though my body simply forgot about bowel movements. I don't feel bloated. It's not that I sit down and can't do the job. It's just not happening every morning as it usually does. Last night I took a Tbsp. of lemon with a tbsp. of olive oil. This morning I took a few tbsp. of lemon with a few of olive oil. Nada. Can anyone help me?

Posted by Lisa
Lafayette, La
27 Posts
Same exact thing happens to me. When I am on vacation, the bowel movements stay at home! I try different things. I will eat a little yogurt in the morning and a dry piece of toast. Sometimes that does the trick. Drink LOTS of water, don't skimp on that. Also, try taking magnesium powder mixed in a little tiny bit of orange juice, try about 1200 mg per day, divided up into two doses. It's a lot, but it does the trick for me. A little runny, but it's better than none at all. When I get home, all is well again!
Posted by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
900 Posts
I have the same problem whenever I travel. I have several solutions: eat a couple of prunes (not too many), drink a glass of warm water or a cup of tea first thing in the morning, eat some fruit first thing (any fruit works for me), drink a glass of water with molasses and drink enough water! I hope this helps...
Posted by Beat Poet
Gig Harbor, Washington Usa
To everyone. Ive tried almost all of these remedies. I had a shoulder operation about 5 years ago and it either affected my thyroid or my liver or both. I was doing well until then but have had a lot of trouble with constipation since and nothing works for long. I think I need a serious series of liver and gallbladder cleanses. like one man said in his book: eat all the fiber you want but if the gallbladder isnt functioning properly you will still have constipation.

Sea Salt Cleanse   12  5   

Posted by Ricks (Delhi) on 02/21/2014

[SIDE EFFECTS]  I went through feedback for taking sea salt and water for curing constipation. I started with 1/2 TBS of himalayan pink salt with 1 litre of water and for the next two days I took only 2 pinch of salt in one glass of water twice a day. While starting with this remedy, I started to feel some irritation in my intestine and today is the third day and I am suffering from loose motion.

Not sure how 2 pinch of pink salt can lead to loose motions. I would like to switch to organic sea salt. Since I started this remedy, I could feel lot of thirst. Looks like my body is dehydrated. Is their any way I can take salt and water solution everyday to cure my constipation?


Posted by Mr. Ree
Eat something like toast or a bagel to slow the sea salt from going straight through...Or take magnesium citrate liquid...It works fast for constipation and doesn't have a harsh reaction in the intestine..
Posted by Ricks
Currently, I am suffering like diarrhea right now. Since last 10 years, I have never faced diarrhea. Currently want to get rid of DIARRHEA and move towards normal bowel movement.

Posted by Misty (Indiana, Usa) on 02/07/2014

[YEA]  To relieve constipation, I mix ~1 tsp salt water sole with 24 oz water (the solution should taste pretty salty) and drink the full glass (you don't have to drink it all at once, but try drinking the whole solution within an hour). Then, I eat something with plenty of fiber, such as oatmeal or a microwave flax muffin. This usually gets me going within an hour or two.

When this doesn't work, I then try coffee mixed with 1 tbsp coconut oil. If that doesn't work, I take a few magnesium oxide tablets. If all else fails, I do a sea salt cleanse first thing in the morning. If none of these remedies work for you, you are too constipated for home treatment and need to see a doctor.

To make salt water sole, take a glass container with a plastic lid (do not use a metal lid because the salt reacts with the metal! ). I use an empty glass water bottle, but a canning jar or whatever you have will work so long as the lid is not metal. Fill the container about 1/3 full with a good, natural salt. I use Himalayan pink salt, but Celtic sea salt or any other unrefined, non-iodized salt should work. Fill the container the rest of the way with purified water (not tap). Cap the container and shake it up to dissolve the salt. Excess salt should sink to the bottom - this is a good thing because it means the water is saturated with the salt. Let the solution stand for 8-24 hours. When consuming sole, do not stir; Just pour some out from the top.

I drink 1/2 to 1 tsp of salt water sole everyday when I get up in the morning to keep in good health. When you are running low on sole, just add more salt and water, always making sure that there is excess salt at the bottom.

Posted by Denise (New Zealand) on 05/29/2013

[YEA]  AWESOME!!!!! I was barrelled over in pain due to being constipated.. I frantically looked online fir a quick remedy and tried 1 tablespoon of sea salt in half a glass of warm water from the tap and it worked 15 minutes after taking it.. (I wouldn't recommend taking that much but it worked for me) just totally AWESOME!!!!

Posted by Kt
, The Usa
336 Posts
Were you aware that a TBSP was three tsp, not two as the other post advises?

Posted by Tss (Oshawa, Ontario) on 06/30/2012

[YEA]  God bless the creator of I was unable to have an effective bowel movement for 8 days. I tried many different natural cures with no luck. At this point I couldnt stand up right, I was in so much pain Then I found the sea salt cleanse. I mixed two teaspoons of SEA salt with 4 cups of warm filtered water. The mixture took effect one hour and 45 mins later. My advice is to stick close to the toilet for awhile.

Posted by Vince
Toronto, Ontario
[YEA]   This is effective and fast. Do it only at home! I think I used 1/2 teaspoon sea salt and warm water and another glass of water. An 1/8 of a teaspoon would have been a better choice. It felt like everything left the building.

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