Constipation is a problem that we all face in our lives, but when it becomes chronic, then it interferes with our daily health. It is best to try Ayurvedic remedies to relive constipation because they offer a permanent cure to the problem that too without any side effects.
1. Linseed or Flax Seeds
Flax seeds are an excellent ingredient to the diet if you are constipated because of its high soluble fiber content. For a laxative effect, add 1 tablespoon of flaxseed to 2-3 cups of water and drink this mixture.
Raisins are rich in fiber and can act as a laxative, very soft and effective. Soak a handful of raisins in water overnight and then eat them first thing in the morning on an empty stomach.
Taking a glass of warm milk before going to the bed can help with cleaning the bowels the next morning. But if constipation is chronic, try adding two tablespoons of castor oil in it.
A glass of warm water with 1 teaspoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice and a pinch of salt first thing in the morning, on an empty stomach, will help cleanse your intestines.
A very popular Ayurvedic medicine for constipation is called Triphala Churna, which is made by grinding three types of fruits or herbs. This remedy is taken at bedtime mixed with warm water or milk. Triphala is a laxative that helps regulate digestion and stimulate a bowel movement. Taking this powder just before bed or first thing in the morning on an empty stomach can relieve constipation quickly. Take it for few days and then give a gap of few days.
6.Red Elm/ Ulmus Rubra
Mainly found in North America, is a herb known for its emollient properties, which means it helps lubricate the intestinal tract. This species of elm is curative, nutritious, can improve digestion, relieve colic and flatulence. It can be taken as powder or tablets.
It is recommended to boil 1 teaspoon of dandelion root in water and drink 3-4 times a day or take 3-4 tablets a day with a cup of hot water to obtain a natural laxative effect.