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Sunday 11 March 2018

All about Constipation: Natural Remedies, Causes, Symptoms, Effects

Hi friends
Do you constipate or suffering from irregular bowel movements?
I know that this is the weirdest question that you always wanted to ignore, but
Do you know that the constipation is the chief cause of various chronic and sometimes fatal diseases?
Yes, it’s true!
Rheumatism, arthritis, high blood pressure, appendicitis, cataract, even cancer are only a few of the diseases in which chronic constipation is an important predisposing factor.
But the good news is that Constipation itself is only a symptom, not a disease and we can very easily rectify it, by incorporating a healthy lifestyle and some natural remedies to eliminate constipation. 

What is constipation
What is "Constipation"
But Before proceeding with the natural remedies, let’s investigate the causes and symptoms of constipation.
By virtue of which we will be able to rectify it at a very early stage and it wouldn’t be transformed into chronic constipation, which is the chief cause of other fatal diseases.

What is Constipation:

Constipation is the common disturbance of the digestive tract. Nearly everyone among us becomes constipated at one time or another. In this condition, the bowels are not completely emptied OR do not move regularly.
By virtue of which, intestine which is the most important organ of our detoxification system, can’t perform its function efficiently and toxins start accumulating into our body and, a condition is produced in which toxins find their way into the bloodstream and are carried to all parts of the body.
Now question arises
How could you know, that you are constipated?
Here is your answer

Symptoms of Constipation:

The most common symptoms of constipation are infrequency, irregularity, and difficulty of elimination due to hard faecal matter OR, having fewer bowel movements than usual and taking a long time to pass stools and the stools are hard.
Symptoms of Constipation
Symptoms of "Constipation"
Some other symptoms in the form of the disease also pointing towards constipation such as:
*Dark Circles under the eyes;
*Pimples on the face;
*Ulcer in the mouth;
*Constant fullness in the abdomen;
*Loss of Appetite;
*Diarrhoea alternating with constipation;
*Acidity, Heartburn, Insomnia;
*Varicose veins, pain in the lower lumbar region;
*……………………& sometimes many more

Causes of Constipation:

The most important causes of chronic constipation are wrong diet and a faulty lifestyle such as:
*Intake of refined and highly processed food;
*Inadequate water intake;
*Excessive intake of tea & coffee;
*Insufficient Chewing;
*Intake of the wrong combination of foods;
*Overeating, an 
irregular habit of eating;
*Irregular habit of defecation;
*Frequent use of purgatives or strong laxatives;
*Lack of Physical Activity;
*Emotional stress & strain;

May all contribute to a poor bowel movement.
In this modern and fast pace life; we can’t prevent all the causes related to constipation simultaneously.
Now question comes
How can we prevent constipation and get rid of it?
Being a blessed child of “Mother nature”, we can find the solution to our maximum problems by virtue of “mother nature” itself. There are so many natural ingredients readily available, which can completely cure and prevent constipation as well without any medication and side effects.
So let’s start with the natural remedies of constipation.

The natural remedies for Constipation:

*Pears fruit and Pear juice:

Pears fruit is a rich source of dietary fiber, antioxidants, and phytochemicals. It is also rich in of many nutrients, including vitamin C, and potassium. Pears and pear juice both are equally useful in preventing or reducing constipation.
Pears for constipation
Natural Remedies for "Constipation"
Because Pears fruits are rich in dietary fiber such as pectin, and dietary fiber helps to open up the intestines which help in making bowel movements easier and thus help in preventing and treating constipation.
Pears juice contains 6.5% fructose and 1.3% sucrose and, fructose 
does not get absorbed in small intestine, while being fermented in the large intestine, and works similar to dietary fiber in preventing and treating constipation.
According to the study published in the U.S. national library of medicine, consumption of pears may improve gut health and prevent constipation; being a rich source of fructose and sorbitol pears fruit can be used as a natural remedy for constipation in infants and children.

How to use:

To relieve constipation, have one cup or 235 ml of juice, every day in the morning with empty stomach. Do not add any extra sugar and try to include the pulp as well. You can also add some herbs and spices such as cumin, cinnamon, fennel etc. These herbs and spices will help in flushing out toxins from the digestive tract and colon.


Triphala is an Ayurvedic medicine; various clinical studies have proved a number of potential uses of Triphala including constipation.
Triphala for Constipation
Natural Remedies for "Constipation"
It is derived from three different fruits such as:
1. Amla(Phyllanthus 
emblica) or Amalaki;
2. Harad(Terminalia chebula) or Haritaki
3. Baheda(Terminalia 
bellirica) or Bibhitaki;
The combination of these three fruits has a synergistic effect to strengthen many other systems as well. That’s why Triphala not only helps to correct constipation furthermore, it also promotes detoxification of the whole body and improves digestion via proper absorption of food in the intestine and acts as a mild laxative. It cleanses the gastrointestinal tract and promotes overall health.
Triphala also helps to reduce high blood pressure and hypertension and improves blood circulation.
According to the study published in the national center for biotechnology information (NCBI), Triphala helps in healing the inflammation of fistula-in-
ano, it also helps in easy bowel movements and relieves constipation, a problem often troubling the people suffering from hemorrhoids(piles).
Due to Triphala's overall medicinal properties, it can be viewed as a bowel cleanser and tonic and hence it is safe for long-term use.

How to use:

To relieve constipation, in the night have 1-2 teaspoon OR 5 to 10 gms of Triphala powder with lukewarm water before going to bed.
You can start with the ¼ teaspoon as well.

Bottom Line for constipation:

The number of motions required for normal health varies from person to person, but at least one clear bowel movement a day is essential and considered as normal.
To prevent constipation, avoid drinking water during meals, as it dilutes the gastric juices, which are essential for digestion and promotes constipation.
Always use mild laxative instead of purgatives (Strong laxative) to get rid of constipation.


So now you are able to understand the importance of proper bowel movement and, how to maintain it with natural alternative and proper diet. So go for a natural alternative with a healthy lifestyle and stay healthy forever and ever.
If you have any query or suggestion you can write it in the comment section or at
Ms. P. Rajeshwari
Diet & Beauty Consultant


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