84 Home Remedies for Constipation

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Tips for relieving constipation

March 26, 2014

The sure shot ways of curing constipation are:

1. Take 15ml of Lactulose solution 3 times a day.
2. Take 2 big teaspoons of stool softener 3 times a day.
3. Drink a lot of water (8-10 glasses).
4. Take warm milk with honey 2 times a day. Coffee also does the trick.
5. Take 1 spoon of psyllium husk with 2 glasses of water in the night. You will definitely have a BM in the morning. Psyllium Husk also cleans the intestines.
6. Place a hot water bottle on your lower abdomen, back, below your hips, and in between your legs alternately. Do this for 2-3 hours or overnight.
As you sleep, press a hot water bottle in between your legs (it should touch your rectum).

If the above-mentioned points do not relieve the constipation, take a fleet enema. It should produce a BM within 10 minutes. If this also does not work, immediately go to a hospital. DO not wait as you might be suffering from a serious impaction.
Suhana from New Delhi, India


Coffee and probiotic combo

February 20, 2014
Coffee and Probiotics. Avoid the spore-forming bacteria tho. There are a few OTC products but only one with real probiotics (like you find in yogurt). That'll do the trick in short term, long term and in-between. The bonus is you get the energy boost from the coffee to counteract the zap of energy your body has from the discomfort. The good probiotic coffee is called something like cafe or caffe viva. And if you're curious, it tastes pretty dang good.
Danny from Montana



January 31, 2014
Meditating Imagine the sound vibration of chainsaws sawing through big hardwood tree, and the sound of tree crashing down. Keep trying.
Yogi from Nepal


Look to your spice rack

January 22, 2014
Taking fennel seeds (choke them down or put in a capsule) and also turmeric really help. Look for organic and non - irradiated. You can also buy turmeric already in capsules. It also helps reduce general inflammation.
Anonymous from US


Back to normal

January 18, 2014
Use a hot water bottle combination syringe, with warm, not hot water. Place bag on your stomach for a few minutes. If this does not work use the tubing and nozzle to give yourself an enema. You can take the full bag, but most only need about half. Hold the water till you are ready to go. You can pick up the combination syringe at most walmarts or pharmacy's.
Mark from NY


Immediate relief from constipation

December 01, 2013
I glass milk with 1 teaspoon of honey works great...Immediate relief.....
Komal Singh Lahauria from India


Baby remedy for constipation

December 01, 2013
If your baby is constipated,lie them down over the sink, wet a towel with warm water, and rub it on the r e anus. It sounds gross, but animals lick there babys anus to stimulate them and your baby will have poop shooting into the sink in a couple of minutes. You can also stick a rectal thermometer in the babys back end to stimulate, rotate there legs like a bicycle, and try an abdominal massage
Secret from Everywhere


Works every time!

November 19, 2013
As a student nurse, I have found that for short term constipation, drinking 1 or 2 cups of coffee will help. Long term constipation: good remedies are chia seed and/or flax seed daily. I usually add a bit of flax seed to my morning fruit smoothie. Also note: if your regular bowel movements are disrupted for more than 4 days, seek medical attention immediately.
B. Carp from Ontario, Canada



September 01, 2013
Try 1 teaspoon of chia seed and teaspoon of olive oil mixed together. It seem to work great for me.
Me from Texad


Isphagol and guava juice

August 29, 2013
Take Isphagol with warm milk, can reduce constipation and guava juice is the best remedy from constipation.
Tabish from Pakistan


Constipation remedies

August 29, 2013
1000-3000mg of vitamin C or 500-1000mg (only in powder or pill form, not from orange juice) of Magnesium. Everything will loosen right up. Also, Digestive Enzymes can help. You may want to stop eating bread and pasta products for a few days or long term. Licorice helps to stimulate mucus production to get things sliding along nicely. And we all know what prunes and dried apricots do.
Holly from New Zealand


Constipation due to thyroid problem

August 25, 2013
I've had hypothyroidism for 5 years now, and ever since then I've suffered from constipation. I tried EVERYTHING over 5 years. Ayurveda medicines, and western. I've had syrups, different foods, different diets and churna's. All of them have side effects and vary in effectiveness.

The thing which worked for me > Cavendish banana before breakfast/after dinner AND > Eating prunes as a snack during the day, and at least 4 prunes before sleeping AND 1 Cucumber as a mid morning/ mid afternoon snack REMEMBER, do not eat any oily/fried/heavy/processed food for the first 2 days while trying this, and it'll work for sure withing 3 days.

This combination got rid of my constipation (I get 3 BM per day), and also didn't leave me with any side effects (cramping, headaches, tiredness, skin irritation, eye dryness etc). I'm very happy, and I got the prunes suggestion from this very website! Thank you Midnight remedies, and thank you to the wonderful person who found this website for me:)
Sam from Banaglore, India


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