Many people suffer from constipation which is a digestive disorder. It is a common complaint among people who have little or no dietary fiber in their diets. Acute constipation occurs when the feces stays for a long time in the bowel before elimination. The stool becomes hard and dry and this results in painful and difficult bowel movement. The food that we eat is broken down in the stomach and is only partly digested.
The food then moves to the small intestine where the enzymes work on it to release the nutrients that are absorbed by the body. From the small intestine, the food passes into the colon where it is transformed into feces. If the bowel movement is not regular then the stool stays in the colon for a long time where it hardens and becomes more impacted and dry. When the patient does have a bowel movement he/she has to exert a lot of pressure to push out the feces. Acute constipation also occurs due to insufficient water intake and overuse of laxatives.
Easy Home Remedies For Acute Constipation
Castor oil has been used since time unknown for curing acute constipation. It contains certain compounds which stimulate the small and large intestines and promote peristaltic movements which push out the feces quickly and easily.
Take one teaspoon of castor oil on an empty stomach. Drink plenty of water after ingesting castor oil. The oil will quickly loosen the hard and impacted stool and will push it out of the bowel. You should only use castor oil when you have not had a bowel movement in a long time.
Water is the simplest way to keep the digestive tract free from diseases and in good functioning order. Fill a large copper vessel with drinking water and keep it overnight. Next day, drink at least ten to twelve glasses out of the vessel.
This water will stimulate bowel movement and help in the smooth and easy elimination of the feces. Drink daily from the copper vessel and you will never suffer from constipation again.
Lemon is a very good remedy for acute constipation. Take a glass of warm water and add the juice of one lemon to it. Stir in one teaspoon of honey and a good pinch of rock salt.
Drink this mixture first thing in the morning and drink again once in the evening. Continue with this remedy until your problem of acute constipation is solved. Lemon and honey will soften the hard and impacted stool and will promote a regular bowel movement.
Isabgol is full of natural dietary fiber which provides bulk to the stool and pushes it out of the colon quickly and easily. Take one tablespoon of isabgol with a glass of hot milk every night before going to bed.
Flaxseeds are very rich in omega 3 fatty acids and other beneficial nutrients that maintain the health of the digestive tract. They also have a laxative effect and promote a regular bowel movement. Eat two tablespoons of flaxseeds daily to keep free from constipation.
Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.