How To Treat Constipation Naturally at Home


Constipation is one of the common problems suffered by people these days and 22 percent of the Indian society are suffering from this.A day starting with incomplete movement is quite unsettling and it can also cause pain. Our modern lifestyle is one of the main causes giving rise to the bowel problem. Some of the common causes resulting from the problem are eating junk food, smoking, drinking alcohol and sometimes overeating. Most of the people suffering from this problem feel uneasy along with bloating with the difficulty in passing stool completely.  It is very important to eat healthy food along with that exercising on a regular basis will keep the bowel movements healthy. Most people take laxatives in order to get rid of constipation but sometimes they can lead to other problems. So, through this article we are going to discuss the natural remedies helping in constipation.


As discussed, constipation is a common condition which can lead to extreme discomfort. When the waste is removed from the intestine then that might cause a feeling of pressure on the intestine. For centuries, Indians have been using traditional ways to reduce them.

some home remedies that could be helpful for people suffering from constipation

1. Milk and Clarified Butter

Clarified butter also known as Ghee is one of the traditional Indian ingredients which is used for cooking. Many people take it before bed time as they add ghee into warm milk and it helps in increasing the bowel movement. Along with that milk is very beneficial in strengthening the bones, increasing sleep etc. Ghee acts as a lubrication for the intestine which helps in clearing up the passage. It acts as a natural laxative and reduces the chances of suffering from constipation again.

2. Fennel Seeds

These seeds are packed with anti-inflammatory properties that help in reducing inflammation and irritation from the intestine. They help in relaxing the muscles of the intestine that can help in relieving constipation. They are also effective in relieving gassiness formed from the acid reflux or constipation. Best option to make it is simply crushing the whole seeds and adding them in the tea or You can simply crush them and pour them into hot water. 

3. Bael Fruit Juice

It is also known as wood apple which is very commonly used in Ayurvedic medicines and is especially very effective in diarrhea, constipation as well as diabetes. This fruit is packed with chemicals like flavonoids, tannins and coumarins which are effective in reducing any kind of swelling. Drinking half a cup of the pulp mixed with some jaggery everyday before bedtime will make a drastic change in the bowel movements.

4. Licorice Root

This root is well known for being the tonic for all kinds of gastrointestinal problems as they are packed with anti-inflammatory properties. It is helpful in aiding digestion as it contains carminative properties which helps in soothing the intestine. Drinking licorice tea once a day is effective in treating all kinds of digestive problems. It helps in promoting bowel activity and it is advised by ayurvedic physicians as well.

5. China Grass

It is also known as agar-agar or dried seaweed which can be cooked in milk, making the substance gelatinous. Eating china grass will help in absorbing water in the gut which will form the bulk and stimulate the bowel movement. It is especially effective in people who suffer from painful constipation and smoothly releasing waste products without causing any pressure on the rectum. It is also very helpful in people who suffer from weak digestion and are specially suggested to include them in the diet.

6. Anjeer

They are better known as figs that can be eaten after soaking them in water and they are well known for treating constipation. They are high in fibre content and are packed with anti-oxidant as well as anti-inflammatory properties. Eating it in the morning with an empty stomach will help in relieving constipation as they will promote the movements of the bowel as it’s packed with laxative property. Regular consumption of anjeer will help in improving digestion naturally and along with that it will also increase the secretion of insulin.

7. Senna

It is one of the popular as well as safe herbal laxatives that is very effective in treating constipation. Seena is the plant that contains glycosides which helps in stimulating the nerves present in the gut and helps in speeding up the movements of bowel. It is important to note that pregnant women or breastfeeding mothers are not recommended to take it. This herb should also be avoided by people who suffer certain health conditions like inflammatory bowel disease.

Some Healthy Tips For People Suffering From Constipation

1. Drink More Water

Dehydration is one of the major causes resulting in constipation and that is why it’s said to drink enough water. Sometimes it’s found that if the person suffers from constipation might get relief after drinking carbonated water. This helps them in rehydration and helps the things to move again. Some studies have also shown that drinking sparkling water is more effective in treating constipation as compared to regular water. This also includes people who suffer from dyspepsia, indigestion and chronic idiopathic constipation. It is important to note that drinking carbonated drinks like soda,coke etc are not good for people suffering from digestive problems. 

2. Try eating more Fiber

To treat constipation it is important to increase the intake of fiber in the diet as it will increase the bulk as well as consistency of the bowel movement. It helps in making them pass the digestive tract more quickly and easily. In Fact in the year 2016 it was found that 77 percent of the people suffering from constipation were able to relieve constipation by including fiber supplements. There are two types of fibers including the Insoluble which is found in vegetables as well as whole grain helping in adding. Another one is soluble fiber present in the nuts, seeds, beans, lentils or peas are helpful in absorbing water and softening the stool.

3. Exercise More

It has been proven by various studies that exercise is very helpful in improving the symptoms related to constipation. People who live a sedentary lifestyle are more likely to suffer from digestion problems as compared to others. It is important to do some gentle exercise like walking regularly, jogging, cycling and swimming.

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Constipation is a problem which is very common and it causes difficulty in living a regular life. Many people take laxatives on a regular basis in order to get better but it can only give relief for some time. These laxatives can sometimes lead to other health problems so it’s better to take some natural remedies as mentioned above along with lifestyle changes that will help getting rid of constipation naturally.

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Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD-Ayurvedic Medicine) is an expert Ayurveda consultant in Chandigarh (India). He has vast experience of herbs and their applied uses. He has successfully treated numerous patients suffering from various ailments, throughout the world. He is CEO and Founder of Krishna Herbal Company and Planet Ayurveda in Chandigarh, India. He researched age old formulas from ancient Ayurvedic text books to restore health and save human beings from the worst side-effects of chemical-based treatments.