Constipation is a very common health disorder and it is characterized by irregular and difficult bowel emptying. Luckily, there are certain natural remedies which can put an end to this unpleasant and even painful health disorder.

  1. Flaxseed

Flaxseed is abundant in omega-3 fatty acids which stimulate digestion and help in bowel emptying.  Pour 1.5 dl of hot water over 1 tablespoon of flaxseed and let it stand overnight.  Stir the mixture the next morning and consume it for breakfast.

  1. Dried Plums

Dried plums are widely known for their beneficial properties and for their ability to work as effective natural laxative.  According to a study published in “Ailment Pharmacol & Therapeutics” in 2011, people who consumed dried plums on regular basis had regular bowel emptying.  In case of constipation, it is recommended to consume 6-7 plums daily.

  1. Aloe

Aloe gel is very potent natural laxative and it is extremely effective in improving digestion and bowel emptying.  Take 2 spoons of aloe gel in the morning, on an empty stomach. However, pregnant women, breastfeeding women, and people with hemorrhoids, shouldn’t consume this product.

  1. Figs

Both raw and dried figs are rich in fiber and other beneficial compounds which stimulate digestion and bowel emptying. It is recommended to consume 2-3 figs on daily basis.  If you opt for dried figs, soak them in cold water first, and let them stand for a couple of hours.

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