Constipation is a common problem. Common causes of severe constipation include slow movement of stool through the colon tract, fiber deficit diet, dehydration, hormonal imbalance and so on. Acute and chronic constipation are two main types of constipation. Severe constipation may result in hard or dry stool, gas formation, indigestion, loss of appetite, stomach pain, bloating and so on.
It is advisable for an individual to consult a medical professional if the problem of constipation lasts for a period of more than 4 to 5 weeks. The problem of severe constipation can be resolved with the use of different home remedies.
Natural Home Remedies For Severe Constipation
You can consume honey (1 tablespoon) 2 times in a day to treat severe constipation. A glass of warm milk containing honey (2 teaspoons) can also be consumed 2 to 3 times in a day to obtain the desired results.
You can consume water 8 to 10 glasses everyday to treat dehydration and reduce the problem of severe constipation.
3. Lemon Juice
You can consume lemon juice mixed with warm water 3 to 4 times in a day to treat various symptoms associated with severe constipation. A mixture of lemon juice (1 tablespoon) and olive oil (1 teaspoon) can also be consumed on a daily basis to obtain effective results.
Buttermilk is considered as an effective home remedy for treating severe constipation. Intake of a glass of buttermilk in the morning (empty stomach ) can provide relief from severe constipation. You can also consume a glass of buttermilk containing triphala powder (1 teaspoon) on a regular basis.
5. Vitamin C Rich Fruits
You can consume Vitamin C rich fruits on a frequent basis to cure severe constipation within a short span of time. Vitamin C rich fruits include guava, orange, grapes, papaya, apple and so on. Consumption of grapes on a regular basis can provide effective results.
6. Vegetable Juice
You can consume spinach juice diluted with water 2 to 3 times in a day to treat severe constipation. A mixture of spinach and cabbage juice can also be consumed. Regular intake of carrot and celery juice can also provide the desired results.
Intake of oatmeal (2 – 3 small bowls) on a regular basis can help in the treatment of severe constipation. Oatmeal cookies or bread can also be consumed to obtain relief from severe constipation.
You can consume a cup of tea prepared by boiling ginger in water several times in a day to cure severe constipation. A mixture of grated ginger/ginger juice (2 teaspoons), honey (1 teaspoon) and lemon juice (1 teaspoon) can also be consumed on a daily basis to obtain the desired results.
9. Aloe Vera
Intake of aloe vera juice (1/4th cup) with water (1/2 cup) every day in the morning empty stomach can treat various symptoms associated with severe constipation. A mixture of aloe vera gel (1/2 teaspoon) and lemon or cucumber juice (2 teaspoons) can also be consumed to obtain effective results.
Consumption of tea created by boiling fresh basil leaves in water 2 to 3 times in a day can help in reducing stomach pain, gas formation and abdomen bloating resulting from severe constipation.