Cure Constipation with Home Remedies

Last Modified on Sep 05, 2014

Multiple Remedies   2  3   

Posted by Desire (Chicago, IL) on 10/30/2006

[YEA]  5HTP, Omega3, Chlorophyll, ACV, Lemon and H2O everyday, Yoga 4 days a week. This combination has cured plenty; depression, regularity, appetite suppressant, etc. I'm just one happy camper

Oat Bran   2  0   

Posted by Anne (Dallas , Pa) on 01/23/2011

[YEA]  I have suffered from chronic constipation all of my life (47years), however my constipation was elevated to a whole new level of difficulty after a difficult child birth that required a surgical repair of my rectal wall - no pushing power. I tried everything: stool softeners, psyllium fiber, M---lax and a prescribtion medication for IBS. I eat a high fiber diet and stay hydrated But nothing worked. If you are reading this I don't have to tell you that this is really bad for the female self image. Constipation is not sexy!

This past summer I stumbled on what has been a "miracle" for me: oat bran. 100% oat bran is prepared as a hot cereal that I eat daily for breakfast (not to be confused w/ oat bran). It took a week or so, but for the most part I have been constipation free for the better part of 6 months. I have a normal BM almost daily and sometimes 2 times daily. Sometimes I might get a touch of constipation and to my amazement a single stool softener will now Do the trick, if I stick w/ my Oat bran regime. And best of all it is delicious w/ a little Spoon of sugar and some butter, Raisins and a few walnuts-yummy. I Love it! And it good for Controlling cholesterol as a bonus.

May be hard to find in a conventional grocery store, but most health food sections Of a store will have it. Some stores carry it in the loose bulk section. Any good health food store will have it. It's usually pretty cheap, but shop around if price is a consideration. Should be less than 3.50 for a small box that will last me at least 2 weeks.

I was able to rid myself of constipation. Now I will try the ACV for my Interrmitant abd pain. Good luck friends.

Posted by Maribel (Miami, Florida) on 12/03/2008


You go to Whole Foods and in the bulk section you buy OAT BRAN, it's very unexpensive. it is like powder and you just put 1-2 spoonfuls in your cereal or in anything and it's like magic, in less than 1 hour you have a bowel movement and natural not forced like with laxatives.

Oatmeal   1  0   

Posted by Jean (Calgary Alberta, Canada) on 05/08/2008

[YEA]  Constipation Remedy: Eat your porridge! A bowl of oatmeal porridge every morning (preferably made with large old fashioned oats) will keep your body working regularly. Adding some pumpkin seeds and dried fruit is even better. Takes only 4 minutes in the microwave.

Olive Oil and Orange Juice   3  1   

Posted by susan (jupiter, florida) on 11/26/2007

[YEA]  I tried the olive oil and orange juice remedy for the constipation. It worked within ten minutes without stomach cramping and awful side effects like all the other over the counter laxatives can do. Thank you very much, I wish I found this remedy sooner.

Posted by Nicki (Ontario, Canada) on 12/23/2006

[YEA]  It's not on this site, I don't think. For severe constipation (I had no movement for 5 days), I tried equal amounts of olive oil and orange juice. I had 1 cup of this in total, you may be able to get away with less. Within 15 minutes, there was movement. I was able to have many soft bowel movements after that. It was incredible. I also find eating 1/3 cup of Bran with Psyillium every day will help in getting back on track, going forward.

Posted by Allie
New Haven, Connecticut
[NAY]   "Have been constipated for 7 days as a side effect of medicine for headaches. I tried 1/2 c. olive oil and 1/2 c of orange juice. 2 hours later, no bm but I was gagging and vomited. It takes a lot to make me vomit. I may never be able to taste olive oil again. Still coming up in burps. Sorry so graphic. Maybe this remedy would work for someone that doesn't already have a slow intestinal motility.
Posted by Idow
Miami, Fl
[YEA]   "YEA. I can't thank Ted enough for this website and whoever first posted the olive oil/OJ cure for constipation. After 46 yrs of babying my colon w/tons of fiber in order to have a BM everyday, now I'm totally cured. I continue to eat a healthy organic, high fiber diet b/c I have hereditary high cholesterol, but my colon behaves perfectly everyday now, like clockwork, without any prodding or waiting!

I followed the inxs from the original poster 1 teaspoon organic extra virgin olive oil and 1 teaspoon OJ, first thing in the morning, with an empty stomach. Proceed to have your breakfast as usual. By the time you're done with your tea, or coffee (highly recommend either as caffeine is a stimulant & further helps to move the colon) you're ready to take care of business and go on with your day.

I can only thank God and Ted for this website! Many blessings to you Ted!

Oranges and Honey   1  0   

Posted by Sophia (Cork, Ireland) on 08/16/2014

[YEA]  Squeeze two oranges, add a spoonful of honey and warm water to make a glassful, approximately 8 ozs. This will relieve constipation.

Over the Counter   0  0   

Posted by Nat (Brooklyn, Ny) on 10/26/2011

Speaking to a nephrologist about a member of the family who is on dialysis, I asked about Magnesium Citrate as a supplement. He said that Citrate products are not used on dialysis patients because it was seen that Calcium Citrate increases aluminum in the bodies of dialysis patients. (In kidney failure, the kidneys cannot filter out aluminum, and dialysis does not either. Normal kidneys filter out aluminum. ) But what about all the people who have partial kidney failure and don't even know it. So we stopped using the Magnesium Citrate, just as a precaution.

Instead experimentation was made using one to two tablespoons Benefiber from the pharmacy (one can use up to six tablespoons Benefiber a day) in one or two glasses of water, in combination with one or two (or three) tablespoons Milk of Magnesia - sometimes also with some Magnesium Bicarbonate (made by pouring two or three full measuring tablespoons of Milk of Magnesia - a half to three fourths of the enclosed cap - into a bottle of seltzer/club soda and shaking the contents - as recommended on Earthclinic by Bill from San Fernando, Philippines - but sometimes using a bit less Milk of Magnesia than recommended).

Glucomannan, a fiber supplement recommended by Pam from Alabama, might also be used with the water and Milk of Magnesia.

Milk of Magnesia, starting at five Tbsp. and going down gradually, is recommended, in the name of an older doctor, by Redclary from Oklahoma .

Some extra seltzer/club soda, recommended by Carol from Cumberland, MD, is also helpful (used in the mixture).

This simple combination of Benefiber and Milk of Magnesia in water is much better than many other things used to help the intestines.

After a few days one can often use smaller amounts of the Milk of Magnesia while increasing slightly the Benefiber.

Benefiber is a fiber supplement that helps increase good bacteria in the body. It is made from Hydrolyzed guar gum. For some reason it is better than plain Guar Gum. Also, it is mostly tasteless and does not thicken.

Pineapple   2  0   

Posted by Lisa (Missouri) on 08/22/2006

[YEA]  Pineapples! Fresh pineapple juice works great. I have a juicer and have it every morning. I'm not sure about store bought seeing as they usually have additives in the juice. A juicer is the best investment you'll ever make.

Posted by Winston
Sf, Ca
[YEA]   "Don't know about the juice but a good sized portion on fresh, not frozen pineapple is a very effective natural acting laxative.

Pomegranate   1  0   

Posted by Delores (Atlanta, Georgia)

[YEA]  1/4 cup of pure Pomegranate concentrate with 16 oz. water, twice daily. Adjust as needed. This works wonders for constipation.

Prune Juice   2  0   

Posted by Bilja (Toronto, Ontario) on 03/10/2013

[YEA]  Prune Juice for Constipation... Not personal experience, but family member, having constipation as taking many different medications and pain killers treating other issues. Tried acv, and olive oil w/ lemon juice, slow results. However drinking glass of prune juice gave relief in shortest possible time, very smooth and easy experience with bowel movement as never before in last 10 days. Just want to share with all.

Posted by John (Baltimore, Maryland) on 09/21/2006

[YEA]  Ever since my wife and I were married she would drink a glass of prune juice 2 times per week. This resulted in not only a cleansing but an end to constipation after trying it myself. It is also good to drink a glass of water as well to wash it down.

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.

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