Constipation is an uncomfortable disorder of the intestine that afflicts millions of people. This disorder involves irregular, inadequate and painful bowel movements, accompanied by bloating and abdominal pain.
People who suffer from constipation due to dryness stool often suffer from hemorrhoids. If you do not have a bowel movement every day, it does not mean that you suffer from constipation. Is considered the normal range of three stools per week to three stools per day. Plants, of course, can be of great help.
An improper diet dominated by meat saturated fats, dairy products, and food rich in sugar of highly refined flour is a common cause of constipation. However, constipation can be a symptom of some other disease, so if there is sudden although you have not changed your lifestyle or if alternating with diarrhea it is necessary to contact a doctor.
The first thing to do if you suffer from chronic constipation is to enter 6-8 glasses of water per day (clean water, no tea, coffee, juice or other beverages). Insufficient intake of liquids is a common cause of constipation. Another thing is that every day you eat a salad of fresh vegetables (cabbage, carrots, spinach, lettuce, tomato, peppers, beets) and at least 100 g of fresh fruit (apples, peaches, plums, oranges, figs, pears, grapes).
Bran is the best for people who suffer from constipation. Get a natural coarse wheat bran every day, eat one tablespoon. You can use them in different combinations with fruit, jam or yogurt, but it is very important that when you take bran getting enough fluids.
A good recipe for breakfast consists 3 tablespoons of bran and 2 tablespoons of ground flax seeds that you have poured a cup acidophil yogurt and leave to stand for 10 minutes. After the breakfast, be sure to drink a glass of water. Bran increases the amount of excrement and mechanically stimulate nerves of the intestinal wall. Linseed which is soaked in a liquid releases mucus which also facilitates mechanical traffic excrement through the intestine and softens the stool.
Prunes are also the very useful ingredient for those who suffer from constipation. It is particularly effective stewed prunes. Also, an excellent remedy is the jam of dates, figs, and prunes, especially if you add a little ginger. This jam is especially recommended for elderly people with lazy bowel.
Psyllium is the seed of a species of plantain (Plantago psyllium), which is very rich mucus. The plant works as a wrapper around the seeds containing mucous swelling and thus creates a larger volume and a better lubrication.
Castor oil is a very effective remedy for constipation, which for this purpose is used for several thousand years. Use only oil purchased at a pharmacy. You should not take castor seed that They are extremely toxic and can easily cause death.
Senna (Cassia senna) is probably the most famous herbal laxative. This herb contains substances called anthraquinone glycosides which are not fully established way acting laxative but is proven to increase intestinal motility and stimulates the accumulation of fluids in the intestine.
However, most psychotherapists avoid haystack because of its strong and drastic action that is often accompanied by pain and spasms. Personally, I’m always for Alder buckthorn (Rhamnus frangula) also this plant is equally effective but milder and safer.
The bark should not be used in fresh condition but needs to rest for at least a year. The same quality is achieved if the fresh bark dried in the oven at 100 degrees Celsius for one hour. Alder buckthorn is always well combined with plants that relieve cramps (chamomile, caraway, fennel). This teahouse mixture acts after 6 to 12 hours and should be used for two weeks but then a break for a week.
Tea against constipation:
Alder buckthorn (Rhamnus Frangula) 100 g
Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla) 50 g
Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) 100 g
Peeled oats (Avena sativa) 100 g
All plants mix and two tablespoons of the mixture pour with 400 ml boiling water, stir, cover and let stand for 20 minutes. Strain and drink unsweetened smaller sips.
Tea mixture against the prison for pregnant women:
Linseed (Linn seeds) 10 g
Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla) 10 g
Plants mix but they overflow with half a liter of boiling water. Allow to stand covered for 15 minutes, strain and drink in small sips.
Jam dried fruit against constipation:
150 g of dates pitted
150 g dried plums pitted
150 g dried figs
1 tablespoon ginger
½ liter of boiling water
Fruit wash under running water and finely chop (or chop in a blender). Add boiling water and ginger and cook over medium heat for 20 minutes with constant stirring. Boiling jam pour into sterilized jar, close and leave to cool. Take one tablespoon per day. Then be sure to drink a glass of lukewarm water.