Constipation: Overview, Causes, Tips & Home Remedies

Constipation: Overview, Causes, Tips & Home Remedies

Constipation: Overview and Home Remedies


Every person in their life experiences the problem of constipation multiple times, the problem of constipation is much bigger than we think. Constipation affects our daily life with laziness, anxiety, and irritation. A person with constipation cannot work efficiently. More than 12% of the total population in the world are living with constipation. In the world, 16 out of 100 adult people are living with constipation. 22% of Indian adults are living with the problem of constipation. Constipation comes with many complications and leads us to severe rectal diseases like haemorrhoids or piles. 



What is constipation?

When our body produces tight and dry stool and stool take a longer time than usual or stool needs force to come out, then this problem of our body is called constipation. According to the Ayurveda, our body is balanced because of three doshas are Vata, Pitt, and Cuff, imbalance on these three Doshas occurs in any disease in the body. Our lifestyle and living pattern can imbalance these three Doshas. Constipation occurs in the body because of the imbalance in Vata Dosha. 


What are the symptoms of constipation?

There are a few major symptoms that are associated with constipation mentioned below:

  • The stool takes too much time to exit
  • Usage of force to drain poo from the body
  • Problem of gas
  • Pain in stomach
  • Dry and hard poo
  • Digestive problems
  • Sour burping
  • Headaches 
  • Bad breathing
  • Feeling of laziness
  • Tonsils in mouth 



What are the causes of constipation?

Major causes of constipation are mentioned below:

  • Consumption of fibreless food
  • Drinking less water than required
  • Physical inactivity
  • No timetable or no routine 
  • High consumption of dairy products 
  • Medication of antidepressant 
  • Increasing age
  • High consumption of coffee, tea, and alcohol
  • Problem of thyroid
  • Stressful life
  • Consumption of spicy and fried food
  • Pregnancy (Constipation in pregnant women is normal and constipation in women ends after the birth of the child)


What are the complications of constipation?

There are a few complications that can occur to the person who is having a problem of constipation- 

  • Haemorrhoids or piles
  • Rectal problems 
  • Anal fissures 
  • Irritation 
  • Decreased work efficiency 
  • Chronic abdominal pain
  • Faecal impaction 



Dos and don’ts for constipation:

Before knowing the home remedies for constipation, we should follow the following tips mentioned below to reduce the effect of constipation-

  • Drink ample amount of water
  • Eat banana regularly 
  • Eat boiled grams or soaked grams
  • Consumption of Indian squash also helps
  • Do exercise, yoga, and walk daily
  • Increase the number of vegetables in a meal
  • Convert the consumption of refined grains into whole grains
  • Eat dry fruits and fresh fruits like papaya 
  • Don’t eat processed or packaged food
  • Don’t drink too much coffee
  • Don’t drink too much alcohol
  • Don’t miss fibre-rich food
  • Don’t consume dairy products
  • Don’t get habitual of laxatives 


Home Remedies for Constipation:

Follow the home remedies mentioned below to get rid of constipation in a few days:

First Home Remedy for constipation:

Ingredients: One glass of water, 2 spoons of fennel seed, and 1 spoon of castor oil

Step 1: Take one large glass of water and add 2 spoons of fennel seed into it.

Step 2: Boil the water with fennel seeds till water reduces half from its actual quantity.

Step 3: Mix one spoon of castor oil into it and let it lukewarm

Instructions: Drink this concoction when you have all day free, this will clear the way of your intestine and it will lead you to some sort of trots. This home remedy for constipation softens the stool and cleans the stomach and intestine.


Second Home Remedy for constipation:

Ingredients: Triphala powder and a glass of lukewarm water

Steps: Take one glass of lukewarm water and mix one spoon of Triphala powder into it.

Instructions: Drink this water with triphala daily at night before going to bed. Triphala is one of the oldest ayurvedic remedies for constipation.


Third Home Remedy for constipation:

Ingredients: Ginger, leaves of mint, and a cup of water

Step 1: Take one piece of ginger, grate it with the help of a grater.

Step 2: Add some leaves of mint on grated ginger, and then boil them with a cup of water

Instructions: Drink this mixture 2-3 times a day for better results to treat constipation at home.


Fourth Home Remedy for constipation:

Ingredients: Cumin seed, black salt, and carom seed (Take all ingredients in an equal quantity)

Step 1: Take an equal quantity of cumin seed and carom seed, and roast them. 

Step 2: Powder the roasted ingredients and mix the equal quantity of black salt. 

Instructions: Take half spoon of this powder daily with a glass of lukewarm water. This home remedy for constipation helps our digestive systems and naturally softens the stool.


Fifth Home Remedy for constipation:

Ingredients: Raisin and a glass of milk 

Step 1: Take 10 grams of raisins and put them into the water for a night

Step 2: Extract the seeds from the raisin and put them into the milk.

Step 3: Boil the milk with raisin

Instructions: drink the milk along with raisins every day. Raisin is a natural stool softener; soft stool moves easily to the outside and decreases constipation. 


Sixth Home Remedy for constipation:

Ingredients: Mulethi powder, jaggery (Gudh), and a glass of water

Steps: Take one glass of water and mix one spoon of mulethi powder, and one spoon of jaggery (Gudh) into it.

Instructions: Drink this concoction daily at night, this home remedy for constipation gives 100% relief.


Seventh Home Remedy for constipation:

Ingredients: Fennel seed and a glass of water

Step 1: Roast the fennel seeds and grind them till it becomes powder.

Step 2: Take one spoon of fennel seed powder and mix it into the lukewarm water.

Instructions: Drink this mixture daily at night before going to bed. Fennel seed boosts the digestive system and helps decrease the problem of constipation.


Eighth Home Remedy for constipation:

Ingredients: Cumin seed and gram

Steps: Soak the gram into the water for a night and eat it with cumin seed or ginger powder. (You can also have boiled gram, both benefit equal)

Instructions: Try this home remedy anytime you want. This home remedy for constipation softens poo and electrifies the digestive system.


Ninth Home Remedy for constipation:

Ingredients: Milk and banana

Steps: Peel one or two banana and mix it on the boiled milk

Instructions: consume this combination of banana and milk regularly. The mixture of banana and milk softens our intestine and gets digested easily. This home remedy helps to reduce constipation.


Tenth Home Remedy for constipation:

Ingredients: Castor oil

Steps: Take 1-2 spoons of castor oil once a week.

Instructions: Castor oil individually is enough powerful to end the issue of constipation, this is a highly recommended home remedy for constipation.



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