12 Simple Home Remedies for Constipation Relief That Works

Constipation can be extremely dangerous and could lead to many health issues including but not limited to abdominal discomfort, rectum and intestine problems among others. It can also affect men sexual health if the situation lasts longer than it should.

Constipation is said to be the difficulty in moving one's bowels. Most people have faced this at least once. Constipation is caused by a number of factors which includes but not limited to poor dieting, lifestyle habits and even stress.

Simple Home Remedies for Constipation Relief

Home remedies for constipation may vary depending on what you have or which remedy you think will work best for you. Constipation can be treated at home naturally but this can be much easier when certain lifestyle habits are adopted.

If you are looking for natural remedies for constipation, congrats you just found some simple home remedies that will relief you of your constipation at this very moment. Trust me, you don’t need to worry about how difficult it gets when you want to poop again.

It is also very important to get checked by your doctor as there are many causes of constipation you might not know of. But in the meantime, these constipation remedies will work just fine.

Causes of Constipation

  • Changes to what you eat or your activities. Not enough water or fiber in your diet. 
  • Eating a lot of dairy products. 
  • Not being active. 
  • Resisting the urge to poop. 
  • Stress. 
  • Overuse of laxatives. 
  • Some medications (especially strong pain drugs such as narcotics, antidepressants, and iron pills)

Symptoms of Constipation

  • Infrequent bowel movement.
  • Starining when going to thr bathroom.
  • Hard and small feces.
  • Sense of incomplete evacuation after going to the bathroom.
  • Lower abdominal discomfort.
  • Abdominal bloating.
  • Anal bleeding.
The cure for constipation may be as close as you think! Try these effective natural home remedies for quick constipation relief. 

Natural Home Remedies for Constipation 

1. Treat Constipation with Rich Fiber Foods.

Foods rich in fiber are helpful to people who have difficulty discharging bowels. Fibre foods help clean your digestive system.

Foods rich in fiber include oats, vegetables, fruits, beans and many more. Don't forget to include fiber in your meals daily for relief. (1) (2) (3)

2. Treat Constipation with Water.

You can relief constipation by drinking enough water. If you're not so cool with water (which isn't cool), you can consume foods that contain more fluids in exchange or find creative ways to drink more water.

Foods like herbal tea, porridge, oatmeal can enhance free discharge of bowels. (4) (5)

3. Treat Constipation with a Glass of Lemon Juice.

Lemon is very helpful in treating constipation. But hey don't mistakenly replace lemon with lime. Lime could be very harmful to your health and shouldn't be consumed in any amount.

Prepare a glass of lemon juice and consume it first thing in the morning. Lemon juice is helpful to the digestive system. It cleans and washes out toxins from the body.

4. Treat Constipation with Rice Porridge

Now let us be honest, you may or may not have an idea about this. This is not based on any study or research. I personally carried this out and it really works.

I also gave out this remedy to a few friends and you can't believe how thankful they were that I shared this hack with them.

Prepare a rice porridge and consume it at night for a few days. You should start seeing results after a day or two. This will help you in having a free bowel.

Most Ghanaians enjoy rice porridge or rice water as they often call it. However, most of them have no idea of its effect on constipation.

5. Treat Constipation with Orange. 

If you love oranges so much then you'd probably love this. Just like lemons, oranges are very useful in treating constipation. Before you visit your washroom, cut open two whole oranges and squeeze the juice into a cup and drink it to help reduce constipation.

The best part of an orange is the roughage. Don't ever dispose it, eat them as well. This actually feels good because it works much more than just drinking the juice.

6. Treat Constipation with Hot Morning Coffee. 

Do you like coffee? Yes! If you love coffee then you've found something to hold on to. Prepare yourself a nice looking hot coffee and drink it as early as possible after waking up from bed.

Coffee can also help in stimulating the muscles in your digestive system. A study also found that caffeinated coffee can stimulate your gut. (6) (7) (8)

7. Treat Constipation with Exercise (Workout)

I don't like to conclude this topic without mentioning workout. In most (all) health situations, it's always advisable to include workouts so as to help resolve the situation in a short possible time.

Workouts that focus on your abdominal area may be helpful in this situation. Move your body by going for walks. Jogging can also helpful in many ways. You can also try these morning workout routines at home. (9) (10)

8. Treat Constipation with Molasses

A study by the journal of Ethnopharmacology in 2019 on pediatric constipation shows successful results of treating constipation with blackstrap molasses.

This should be taking before bed and will relief you from constipation by morning. This is because blackstrap molasses has significant vitamins and minerals which includes magnesium and can help you during constipation. (11)

9. Treat Constipation with Ginger Tea

Ginger tea benefits include its ability to aid in blood circulation, helpful in treating many digestive problems among others. Ginger tea is one of the best home remedies for treating constipation.

The tea will stimulate digestion and hence provide constipation relief. You should also not that any hot drink can also help in relieving constipation.

10. Treat Constipation with Sesame Seeds

According to a study published in the international journal for Research in Applied Science and Engineering Technology, sesame seeds is a good remedy for constipation relief.

The study shows that the oily composition of sesame seeds helps to moisturize the intestines. Sesame seed can be added to cereals or salads. Want more? Check out these amazing benefits of sesame seeds that no one ever tells you. (12)

11. Try Abdominal Massage

Giving yourself a gentle abdominal massage can help relief you of constipation. This is pretty simple and you can do it at home all by yourself.

You just have to place your forefinger and middle finger on your abdomen and massage the area clockwise to stimulate muscle contractions as well as help in breaking up matter that may be stuck in the intestines.

12. Eat Prunes

Prunes are said to be nature's remedy for constipation. They contain natural laxative sorbitol. Studies found that prunes have more effective fibre which is one of the easiest remedies for constipation. The effective dose is around 50 grams twice daily. (13) (14) (15) (16)

Natural Remedies for Constipation

Final Thoughts 

These simple natural home remedies for constipation will relief you of constipation and make your bowels move freely.

Here are a few takeaway or better still a bonus for you.
  • Avoid eating too much carbohydrate meals like bread without adding salads or well-balanced diet.
  • Help yourself by doing an abdominal massage twice a day. (Morning & Evening)
  • Drink enough water and always remember to stay hydrated.
  • Make fiber foods your friend and eat as much as you can. But hey don't overeat. LOL.
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