Cure Constipation with Home Remedies

Last Modified on Dec 19, 2014


Molasses   11  1   

Posted by Jennifer (Greenfield, WI) on 02/28/2007

[YEA]  I went to the health food store to ask about what I could give my 15 month-old son for constipation. They suggested 1-2 tsp. of blackstrap molasses in his bottle. I bought the bottle, came home, came to this website and discovered all different things this stuff is good for. I am 8 months pregnant. I was having a lot of trouble sleeping and developing symptoms of restless leg syndrome (common in pregnancy). I decided to give it a shot. Long story short, my son is pooping like a champ and I started sleeping through the night without any jerking limbs ON THE FIRST DAY! I ran out for one day, and I had a horrible night sleep. I am amazed and delighted

Replied by Rosemaryandsage
Ashland, Wi
04/11/2010
[NAY]   This definitely did not work for me. If you are sensitive to sugar, this may not be best. I took a tablespoon of molasses in the morning, and the rest of the day was ruined by extreme bloating and gas, rumbling sensation and pain.I should have known this would happen because even one tablespoon of honey and too much fruit results in the same for me. I love molasses (in food, mixed), but this is too intense for me, and it did not result in a bm.

Multiple Remedies   2  3   

Posted by Mahi (New Delhi, India) on 01/28/2013

Hi, I have chronic constipation and this is what I did and I am still doing it everyday. I take one spoon wheat grass powder soaked in water and with that I put a half teaspoon of salt. Also I mix little vinegar and almunium free baking soda. Sometimes I also put one spoon olive oil or coconut oil with that. I mix everything and drink in the warm water. I drink three to four glass of water with that in the morning everyday. The key ingrident here is salt, apple cider vinegar and baking soda. Take vinegar just little beat and mix baking soda with that. If you take vinegar it gives you constipation. You can also use lemon instead of vinegar. Also I drink my first urine in the morning that also helps in constipation. Sometimes for extra cleansing I also take neem powder. I try to change the thing what I take to see which one is working better. Hope it helps

Posted by Jb (Somewhere, Va) on 01/25/2013

[NAY]  Sooo for the past 10 months or so I have been constantly constipated. I had a couple months of regularity last spring but I don't recall doing anything then that I'm not doin now. I thought it was hormonal so I do chaste tree berry and BSM nothing. On the first day of my period I get some relief but before my period even ends I'm back to being constipated.

  • I've thought it was depression/stress and tried 5htp helped for a little bit nothing.
  • Tried high fiber lots of water I exercise everyday all the usual remedies obviously.
  • Tried magnesium and coconut oil.

My eyes look puffier when I'm constipated. I feel like during the 2 days where I had relief on my period not only was my stomach not poking out anymore but my eyes looked wider and brighter.

I'm really at a loss.

Replied by Faeqa
Amman, Jordan
01/26/2013
Hi Jb: Try to eat boiled whole wheat it cure any kind of constipation, no matter what the cause of it. You can add honey and raisin or any kind of spices u like it to make it taste better if u dont like it plain, and eat it as breakfast cereal.
Replied by Oldriska
Prague, Czech Republic
01/26/2013
Hi Jb, you should find out why you're constipated. If you've tried the usual remedies, such as drinking plenty of water, magnesium, oils, exercise... And they don't work, then constipation could be a demonstration of a more serious, internal problem. I think the best you can do for yourself is to find a good and thorough gastroenterologist and start from there. You'll get examined and if there are any findings then it's up to you if you decide for the conventional medicine or go the aternative way. Either way, I hope you'll find relief soon.
Replied by Baldev
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
01/26/2013
Hi JB, First of all, stop worrying. There is no big problem, by worrying you are becoming more constipated. If you have tried every thing and still no joy, so now you can start taking freshly grounded flax seed powder two table spoon full in a glass of water twice a day. This should give you a smooth bowel movement. Good Luck

Baldev

Replied by Daniel
Edmonton, Alberta
01/28/2013
constipation? you tried this.

1.take 4 to 6 pcs of dates (fruits from middle east but you can buy that in any supermarket) before going to bed. drink 1 to 2 cups of water in the morning before going to washroom.

2.toast rice into brown then boil it.

drink 1 cup of boiled toasted rice plus 1 cup of water before going to washroom

this 2 method is very effective and no side effect.

Posted by Fiona (Kuching, Sarawak) on 07/16/2012

These are a few natural remedies for constipation that are very effective:

1.Eat high fiber foods. Eat fruits and vegetable, oatmeals, raw nuts, whole grains, bran etc.
2. Drink plenty of water and fluids.
3. Take probiotics regularly.
4. Exercise at least 3 times per week.
5. Flaxseed oil. 1 tablespoon, 3 times a day.

Read more natural remedies for constipation, heartburn, acid reflux and stomach gas.

Posted by Lctao4 (Gainesville, Fl) on 07/27/2010

[NAY]  I've been trying to detox from candida. I'm pretty sure it was candida but I'm not passing my bowels and it's affecting me emotionally and mentally. I've tried the salt, aloe, ACV, flax seeds, etc and still nothing without a suppository. I don't want to keep expelling because it's damaging to the intestinal lining. I'm eating yogurt to help with that. I'm getting scared though because I"m not passing my waste. Any help would be great. I'm on a mainly vegetable diet with no sugar, whites or grains and few proteins and a little fat. Still nothing. Suggestions are very welcome. Thanks.

Replied by Nickie
Ruislip, Middlesex, Uk
09/25/2010
[YEA]   Could be you are not getting sufficient protein. When I've been doing a fruit and veg cleanse for a few days and then eat an egg the result is almost immediate. You need protein and egg is the most easily available to the body and closest to human protein. Next best is liver lightly cooked but I am aware most Americans don't like the thought of eating innards.
Replied by Debbie
Melbourne , Australia
04/29/2011
Taking fibre for constipation only masks the problem. The problem is many people these days don't have enough good bacteria in the gut to digest food properly. You need to take a good probiotic and have a digestive enzyme with each meal. Fermented foods (like apple cider vinegar) also add back good bacteria into the gut.
Replied by Lory
Tarlac City, Philippines
05/10/2011
Have you tried eating ripe papaya for your constipation? In the Philippines, that's what people eat as remedy to this problem.
Replied by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
05/10/2011
Take vitamin C first thing in the morning, works a treat. A cup of tea of hot water, maybe with lemon works well too, or else fruit first thing in the morning, or a glass of warm water with molasses. See what works for you!
Replied by G
Bolivia
07/14/2014
Another cause of constipation could be gluten causing inflammation that makes it hard for things to transit the small intestine and bowel. Try going gluten-free for a month and see if it helps. Nightshades like potatoes, tomatoes, bell peppers, and eggplant can also cause intestinal inflammation. Look into food sensitivities in general. This can take will-power, as gluten foods can be addictive.

Gut problems can be a vicious cycle where various things go wrong and aggravate each other. So say you've got inflammation, b/c your intestinal lining is damaged so that foods like those mentioned above cause irritation. That can damage your ability to produce stomach acid and/or digestive enzymes, which can lead to malnourishment, and incomplete digestion which leaves food for bad microbes.

My approach would be: 1) Cut out foods that cause inflammation, and/or feed bad microbes and parasites & add nutrient dense foods; 2) Look into supporting your digestion with HCl tablets, digestive enzymes, and bile; 3) Eat fermented foods and/or take probiotics; 4) Cleanse parasites, candida, and other bad bugs with herbal treatments.

A damaged gut can take months or more to heal.

Posted by Ninka (Jhb, S. Africa) on 06/08/2010

[NAY]  hi i just need help my mother suffers from chronic constipation. she is 59 a has been a diabetic for 27yrs and hypertension. She has been to several doctors had several gastroscopy's perfomed and they say she has small ulcer all of them just prescribe some type of laxative. she also tried colon cleansing it provided some relief but constipation returned. right now she was being treated by a homeopath he put her on a raw diet of fruit and green veggies no sugar or salt ox liver during lunch 2 times a week and some herbal remedy to drink she seemed to be doing well for two weeks but now she constipated again she has cut out the ox liver and organic oatmeal she was having for breakfast but still no improvement.

Replied by Mary
Regina, Saskchewan
06/09/2010
How awful! Why dont you check out Bills magnesium water recipe on this site. Take 2 drinks a day half mag water mixed with half water. Mary

EC: Mary is referring to Bill's post here.

Replied by Lucy
Santa Cruz, Ca
06/09/2010
A good old, quart size, enema bag filled with plan warm water. Ask for a hot water bottle, no one knows what an enema bag is or what it's used for. I repeat until I get the results I want, could take 30-45 minutes. Check your weight before and after, to make sure you eliminate all the water. Massage your lower belly to get things moving, and try to hold as much water as you can before eliminating. You'll eliminate between 1-2 pounds or more of fecal matter.
Replied by Andrea C
Cardiff, Wales
05/15/2011
HI I just posted b/carb borax 4 constipation with amounts in distilled water. it should be up within 24/48 hours. make sure mum has access 2 a toilet, in case it works 4 her like it did 4 me!!! heres hoping! love ANDREA C X X X

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

[YEA]  FOR CONSTIPATION:

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.

Replied by Allie
New Haven, Connecticut
08/01/2009
[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.
Replied by Idow
Miami, Fl
07/11/2012
[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.

Replied by Winston
Sf, Ca
10/14/2012
[YEA]   Don't know about the juice but a good sized portion on fresh, not frozen pineapple is a very effective natural acting laxative.


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