Immediate Natural Remedies for Constipation

· March 13, 2017
Do you suffer from constipation but don't want to have to turn to uncomfortable chemical laxatives? Learn about some quick natural remedies for constipation.

Do you suffer from constipation but don’t want to have to turn to uncomfortable chemical laxatives?

The remedies that we offer below are intended for people who are suffering from a case of constipation and want to avoid the use of chemical laxatives.

In this article, we’ll take a look at 5 natural and fast solutions to relieve constipation in a timely manner.

A case of constipation


The remedies we propose below are strong and effective but one-off natural solutions to a  case of constipation.

They’re not recommended as a continuous treatment for this problem, as they could irritate the bowel and progressively worsen the condition .

These cases can occur if you tend to suffer from constipation. The situation is also aggravated by different causes, such as:

  • A stressful situation.
  • Changes in your diet.
  • Travelling.
  • Excessively consuming fiber and not drinking enough water.

Keep this in mind before turning to any constipation remedy.

Chronic Constipation

If you suffer from chronic constipation, you can take these remedies on certain occasions.

However, you must seek a more complete treatment to solve the problem definitively.

To do this, you must first take into account the possible causes your constipation.

Here are some steps you can take to avoid constipation:

  • Increase your consumption of fresh and cooked fruits and vegetables, as well as legumes, nuts and whole grains.
  • In addition, avoid refined and fiber-free foods.
  • Drink plenty of water throughout the day.
  • Exercise on a regular basis.
  • Take supplements to improve intestinal bacterial flora.
  • Avoid stress.


Agua de mar

First of all, sea water has become an essential ingredient in our kitchen and also a remedy to treat many health problems, as it is rich in all the minerals our body needs.

The healthiest way to add sea water to your diet is to mix one part of it in a glass with two and a half parts of natural water.

However, if you increase the amount of seawater in the mixture, you’ll also cause an almost immediate laxative effect.


Enemas are an ancient remedy that treat constipation naturally.

You only need a silicone colon irrigation kit that are sold in pharmacies and health stores.

Put warm water in it (not from the tap) and apply it with a little oil as a lubricant.

You can also give yourself an enema with an infusion of medicinal plants like chamomile, for example, depending on which problem you want to treat.

However,  it’s always recommended to take a supplement of intestinal bacterial flora after enemas to repopulate them.

Senna infusion

This infusion is one of the most well-known to treat constipation. However, you can’t use it as a regular remedy, as it could irritate your gut.

Therefore, it’s best to consume only when other remedies for constipation haven’t worked.

Drink this infusion at night and if it doesn’t work, then  drink it again in the morning on an empty stomach.

In addition, one infusion you can consume on a regular basis is dandelion infusion , which improves the function of the liver and also indirectly of the intestine.

Magnesium chloride

Cloruro de magnesio

In addition, magnesium supplements help improve bowel function, among many other benefits.

Of the different types of magnesium that there are, we highlight chloride, which is the one that has the most laxative effect.

In fact, many people don’t want to take magnesium chloride because of the immediate effect it causes in the gut.

Magnesium chloride can be taken in capsules or dissolved with water, if you don’t mind its bitter taste. It’s sold in pharmacies.

See also: 3 Magnesium-Rich Smoothies for Your Health: Amazing!

Kiwi, orange and flaxseed smoothie

A delicious way to relieve a case of acute constipation is to prepare a smoothie with three natural ingredients:

  • Kiwis: Known for its great contribution of fiber and vitamin C, kiwi is a fruit with high laxative power, especially if you eat it on an empty stomach.
  • Oranges: Thanks to its citric acid content,  this fruit helps regulate and clean the intestine.
  • Flaxseed: Flaxseed is an excellent remedy to promote intestinal transit, especially if left to soak for a few hours.

If you blend these three ingredients together and consume this smoothie on an empty stomach just before breakfast, you increase the chances of having a bowel movement throughout the morning.

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