Have you been suffering from constipation? You shouldn’t be embarrassed if you have because everyone has gone through it. Constipation is no laughing matter, it can be downright debilitating. Many times people resort to a laxative for a quick fix, but often times this will make you feel even worse.
Here are some home remedies to relieve your uncomfortable constipation.
Drink some Oil! Yes, I said oil. (It’s not just for cooking)
Pure olive oil stimulates your digestive system, which helps get things moving through your colon. Drinking it every once in a while it can even prevent constipation.
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
You should drink a tablespoon in the morning on an empty stomach. Don’t take it when you have eaten.
Squeeze your Lemons!
Not only do lemons smell delicious and make tasty drinks, they also help your stomach. The citric acid in lemon juice acts as a stimulant to your digestive system. The acid helps flush out toxins and undigested material that may have built up in the colon.
- 1 fresh lemon
- 1 cup of water
Squeeze the juice of 1 lemon into 1 cup of warm water, then sip until you can’t sip anymore!
Aloe Vera is Very, Very Beneficial!
Take pure aloe vera gel from the plant, because it is more concentrated than commercial aloe juice.
- 2 tablespoons of pure aloe gel or 1 cup of aloe vera juice
Mix 2 tablespoons of pure gel with fruit juice and drink in the morning.
Baking Soda, Baking in the Belly
Baking Soda works so well for constipation because it is a bicarbonate, which encourages air to come out of you one way or another, and relieve pain from pressure. It also re-alkalizes the stomach, neutralizing the acid a little bit and helping things pass through your gut.
- 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
- ¼ cup warm water
Mix a teaspoon of baking soda with ¼ cup of warm water. Then quickly drink the mixture. The quicker the better it works!